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Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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You do enough of these, you start to recognize certain things quickly- in this particular puzzle, I noted within about 5 seconds that black had only one man that could move as long as the queen stayed on the a2/g8 diagonal. After noticing that, I immediately realized that all white had to do was to find a square on that diagonal from which he could place the queen on a rank or file next to the bishop on the next move- which black would have to move from blocking the mate on the a8/h1 diagonal. For one of the few times, I found a mate in 3 easily.

Alena
Alena

It took me 15 minutes to solve this puzzle.

umeshpn
umeshpn

1, Qf7? Be7!

  1. Qe6? Bd6!
  2. Qc4? Bc5!
  3. Qb3? Bxb4!

  4. Qa2! 1... Be7/Bd6/Bc5/Bxb4 2. Qf7!/Qe6!/Qc4!/Qb3! and checkmates on the a8-h1 diagonal.


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