Happy 2016 from Benko

Have a happy New Year and solve these 16 mates composed by GM Pal Benko in honor of 2016. #1
White to Mate in Three  Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1B6/7R/8/6p1/4B1k1/6P1/8/6K1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Rh3 Kxh3 2. Bf3 g4 3. Bg2# *[/pgn]
#2
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NY2"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1B6/7R/8/6p1/4B1k1/4K1P1/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Ba7 Kxg3 2. Bf3 g4 3. Bb8# *[/pgn]
#3
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NY3"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1B6/7R/6p1/6p1/4B1k1/6P1/5K2/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Bd5 Kf5 2. g4+ Kxg4 3. Be6# *[/pgn]
#4
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NY1"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1B6/7R/8/6p1/4B1k1/6P1/8/6K1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Rh3 Kxh3 2. Bf3 g4 3. Bg2# *[/pgn]
#5
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1B6/7R/2p5/2P3p1/4B1kP/8/5K2/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "4"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Be5 {22} Kh3 {6} 2. Bxc6 {4} (2. Bxc6 {3} gxh4 {60} (2... g4) 3. Bd7# {3})
2... Kg4 Bd7# *[/pgn]
#6
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1B3K2/7R/2p5/6p1/4B1kP/6P1/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. hxg5 c5 2. Bf4 c4 3. Rh4# *[/pgn]
#7 Mate in 3
Show Solution
[pgn] [Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1B3K2/7R/2p5/6p1/2P1B1k1/6P1/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Kg7 c5 2. Kh6 Kh3 3. Kxg5# *

[/pgn]
#8
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1B6/7R/2p5/6p1/2P1B1k1/8/5K2/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Rh8 c5 2. Bh7 Kh5 3. Bf5# *[/pgn]
#9
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "B7/6R1/1p6/5p2/1P1B1k2/8/4K3/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Bh1 b5 2. Rg2 Ke4 3. Rg4# *[/pgn]
#10
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "B7/6R1/1p1K4/5p2/1P1B1k2/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Rg2 b5 2. Kd5 Kf3 3. Ke5# *[/pgn]
#11
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "B7/6R1/1p1K1P2/5p2/3B1k2/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "3"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. f7 b5 2. f8=N b4 3. Ne6# *[/pgn]
#12
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "B7/6R1/1p6/5p2/3B1k2/8/5K2/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Bf6 b5 2. Rh7 Kg4 (2... b4 3. Rh4#) 3. Rh4# *[/pgn]
#13
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NY13"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "B7/5KR1/8/5p2/3B1k2/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Bc5 Ke5 2. Rg3 Kf4 3. Bd6# *

[/pgn]
#14
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "B7/6R1/8/5p2/3B1k2/7P/8/4K3 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Bf6 Ke3 2. Rg3+ Kf4 3. Rf3# *[/pgn]
#15
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NY15"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "B7/6RP/5K2/5p2/3B1k2/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "3"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Kg6 Kg4 2. h8=Q f4 3.Kf6# *[/pgn]
#16
Mate in 3 Show Solution
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NY16"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "B7/P5R1/8/5p2/3B1k2/3K4/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. Bf3 Kxf3 2. Be3 f4 3. a8=Q# 1-0[/pgn]

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