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1. Qh6 Kb4 2. Qc1 Ka5 3. Qa3#1. Qh6 Ka5 2. Kb3 b4 3. Qb6#As usual, a beautiful effort from Sam.
1. Qh6 Kb4 (1. ... b4 Qa6#) 2. Qc1 Ka4/a5 3. Qa3#
Qh6 Kb4 - Qc1 Kmove - Qa3++
The only real mate to be had here on such short notice (3 moves) would be one in which the king is on a5 and the queen checks on a3. The unmoved pawn on c5 covers the b6 escape square.Since the king can go to b4 and attack the pawn (using the capture as an escape square) I have to defend it. Qh6! Kb4 Qc1! Ka5 Qa3#Qh6! Kb4 Qc1! Ka4 Qa3#After Qh6 black can also try Ka5-a6 and escape on b7. However, a nice zugzwang assures that Qh6 is still the winning move: Qh6! Ka5 Kb3! b4 Qb6#
1. Qh6 Kb4 2. Qc1 Ka5 (or Ka4) 3. Qa3# 1. Qh6 Ka5 2. Kb3 b4 3. Qb6#1. Qh6 b4 2. Qa6#
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