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SOLUTION


PUZZLE #3

White: 4 pieces (Kc1, Ba6, Bd6, Cb5)
Black: 1 piece (Ka4)
White to move and mate in two.

The Black King is currently stalemated. With the key-move 1.Cc5, White lifts the stalemate and gives the Black King flight squares at b4 and b3. And after either 1...Kb4 or 1...Kb3 then 2.Ca3 is mate. This problem nicely illustrates the Champion's move with a leap over the opposing King.