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A problem where the mating side has only his king and one other piece is known as a
Minimal. This fine example, by one of Britain's greatest composers, will amply repay
the successful solver.
Solution: 1.Qa7 threat 2.Qxf7+ Kh6 3.Qg6 or 2...Kh4 3.Qh7, with variations
1...Kh4 or 1...Bg7 2.Qg1 threat 3.Qh1; 2...g2 3.Qh2, and
1...g2 2.Qb8 threatening 3.Qh2 or 3.Qxh8. A beautiful retreating key which
gives access to all the necessary lines.
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