4-move checkmate puzzle

Chess Puzzle 36

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Chess endgame puzzle 36
White to move and win
[See answer at the bottom]

Puzzle 36 Solution Hints
The king and bishop cannot checkmate the opponent king in the open field… So, keep the Black king locked. Yes, let the Black pawn go for the promotion. The Black king can be checkmated… It is mate in 4 moves — king, bishop, king, bishop.

Puzzle Data
1. Author: G. Zakhodjakin
2. Year:    1932

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# Note: See the Puzzle Answer below #

Chess endgame puzzle 36

The Puzzle Answer
1. Kc7       a3
[Keep the Black king locked]
2. Ba4!      a2
[Keep the Black king locked]
3. Kc6       a1=Q
[Take opposition for bishop mate]
4. Bb5#     1-0

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