Christmas Day With Sam Loyd

Find the shortest mate, and Merry Christmas.

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DaveCubby
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  1. a8=B!!! (Just like a waiting move - LOL)

a) 1...Kf8, 2. b8=R/Q+! Kf7, 3. Bd5#
b) 1...Ke8 (1...Kg8, 2. Kg6! Kf8, 3. b8=Q#), 2. Ke6! Kd8, 3. b8=Q#

Murrel
Murrel

Got it! Much easier than I thought. a8=B!



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