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Here’s a puzzle from an ante-bellum book, Chess for Winter Evenings by Agnel. There’s a story attached about a little girl watching her mom and grandfather playing, and she blurts out the mate in 5 that allows mom (who had been trying not to win against the old guy) to win. Later that night, her grandfather passes on to the eternal checkmate.

Here’s what the little girl blurted out: 1.Qa4+ Kc8 2.Qg4+ Qd7 3.Qg8+ Qd8 4.d7+ Kxd7 5.Qe6#


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