A Sam Loyd Classic

How quickly can you find the shortest mate in this position?

Q7/5p2/5P1p/5PPN/6Pk/4N1Rp/7P/6K1 w - - 0 1

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dysmedia
dysmedia

If ... Kg5 2. Qg8#

dysmedia
dysmedia

Qh8 hxg5 2. Nf4#

Alena
Alena

V-2

1.Qh1! Kxg5
2.Ng2 hxg2
3.h4#

Alena
Alena

At first I got only mate in 4 but I guessed that it was a too long mate. I continued trying. It took me 20 minutes.

1.Qh1! hxg5
2.Qg2 hxg2
3.Nxg2#



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