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Took some thought, because there seems to be so much going on. I was looking at MY advanced pawn and thinking about possibilities of promoting it. Buit even if I didn't see the whole mate-in-3 line right off, the threat of 1. ... dxe1=Q made 1. Re5+ the obvious first move. Then, I see Black's King forced to move to h4 and the mating sequence jumps out at me.
2. Kh2 serves multiple functions. It removes my King from immediate vulnerability to the promoted d-Pawn=Queen; it takes away Black King's access to g3 (and to protect h3 if my g-pawn is not protecting it); and it covers the g3 square for my pawn to advance and check Black's sitting duck King (and since Black has nowhere to escape, it is checkmate). So now Black has no move that will prevent the inevitable 3. g3#. His promotion to Queen at d1 is a tempo too late.
Are also options and slightly better than the solution provided, I guess...
Hmmmm, took me quite a while to see the king move.
Nice n' easy..
Why "mate in 3"? typo?
More accurate title : Mate in 5?
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As you may noticed, this is mate in 5, not in 3!
nice and easy
Mate in 5?
Wow, a puzzle involving a Queen sacrifice... nice way to trap the black King on h8 like that!
mate in 3 or 5?????????
it said 'mate in 3' but wasn't that five moves?
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