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If you look at checks, captures and threats, this should be a piece of cake.
The solution to this puzzle is a simple but useful concept.
It took me exactly 16:22 to solve this seemingly simple chess problem!
White to move and mate in three by Sam Loyd, 1868.
Examine all biffs yet again works. 1…Bf2+! wins a pawn after 2 Qf2 Qc4; so instead 2 Kf2, when 2…Qc5+ 3 Kf1 Ng4! and the threat of 4…Nh2 mate means that White can’t move his Bc4, so that Ne3+ next move captures it. Or 2….Ng4+ is probably stronger, with 3 Kg1 being met by 3…Qc5+ mating….
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