Happy Thanksgiving from US Chess and Benko

Happy Thanksgiving from US Chess! We reiterate our thanks from an email sent yesterday to our membership for being the best part of who we are as an organization. We are also grateful to Flynn Signs for the beautiful new billboard above which greets visitors to Crossville, TN on 1-40. As you enjoy time with family and friends, be sure to tune in to Four-time US Chess Champ Yasser Seirawan's special Thanksgiving stream on https://www.twitch.tv/chessbrah in honor of his friend Dennis Waterman. Afterwards, solve these Turkey Day twin mates composed by Grandmaster Pal Benko. [fen]8/8/8/2pPkPp1/4N3/4P3/4Q3/4K3 w - - 0 1[/fen]

White to Mate in Three

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[pgn][Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/8/8/2pPkPp1/4N3/4P3/4Q3/4K3 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]

1. Qa6 Kxe4 2. Ke2 Kxd5 (2... Kxf5 3. Qe6#) 3. Qe6# * [/pgn]
[fen] 8/8/8/2pPkPp1/4N3/4P3/4K3/4Q3 w - - 0 1[/fen]

White to Mate in Four 

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[pgn]

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Round "?"]
[White "New game"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/8/8/2pPkPp1/4N3/4P3/4K3/4Q3 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "5"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]

{[#]} 1. Qa1+ Kxf5 (1... Kxd5 2. Qa6 Kxe4 (2... c4 3. Qe6#) 3. Qe6#) 2. Qf6+
Kxe4 (2... Kg4 3. Qxg5+ Kh3 4. Qg3#) 3. Qe6# *[/pgn]

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