# 10/26/2011 - Mate in 3

• 2 years ago · Quote · #81

solved it!

• 2 years ago · Quote · #82

well that has to be the most enjoyable one - thank you

• 2 years ago · Quote · #83

Nice one

• 2 years ago · Quote · #84

Me likey

• 2 years ago · Quote · #85

nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

• 2 years ago · Quote · #86

good one!

• 2 years ago · Quote · #87

nice one.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #88

Art of destruction.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #89

Sac the Rook...Sac the Queen...Smack the King!

Nice Forced Mate and EZ!

• 2 years ago · Quote · #90

Nice sequence.  Any other response to 1. Rh6, would be followed by 2. Rxh7#

• 2 years ago · Quote · #91

brilliant puzzle!

• 2 years ago · Quote · #92

love the queen and rook sack

• 2 years ago · Quote · #93

The lesson as always, queens are only good for sacrificing.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #94

The queen again...

• 2 years ago · Quote · #95

very tricky

• 2 years ago · Quote · #96

the art of creating puzzles....

1. what is it that you want? (queen sac and rook sac)

2. place the q and rook, place the king...the way you want...

3. play the sac moves, by placing other pieces like the pawns etc...

3. eliminate possible escapes/alternatives

but the puzzle is still not good as it is too simple...the sequence etc. must be only in this order to be able to mate.... designing this is the difficult part...e.g- the queen checking the king first instead of the bishop...i need help on this!!! how to be able to design this?

i have never made a puzzle but i guess this is how they do it....

• 2 years ago · Quote · #97

very good

• 2 years ago · Quote · #98

GooD!!

• 2 years ago · Quote · #99

Cool puzzle!  I wouldnt have saw that coming haha

• 2 years ago · Quote · #100
E-Kuko wrote:

Kraemer 1948 - White to play and mate in 6. Replay the puzzle after solving it to see some notes.

Very instructive puzzle.  I failed to see two aspects of the situation:

1 - that check by the knight would be checkmate, (if only the queen could not capture the knight right off)  ... and
2 - that black was in zugzwang; could not move anything but the queen and had to keep the queen in position to capture the knight at either of his checking squares.

I was way too overwhelmed by the black queen's "threat" to my rook.

Thanks for the lesson.