“Queen’s Gambit” Mate in 3 Problem – SOLUTION

In the popular new Netflix miniseries, Queen’s Gambit, Elizabeth Harmon is asked to solve a mate-in-3 problem by one of Benny’s friends. Despite claiming that composed chess problems are “irrelevant” because they feature positions that never come up in actual games, she solves the problem very quickly. Can you?

SOLUTION:
“King to queen 7!” she announces. The vacated d6 square is now available for the knight which goes on to mate in two.

(Click on the third button below the diagram to play it through, or click on the moves in the game notation.)

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