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Fun diagonal motif to the finish after blunt rook interuption..easy but fun and traps for the unwary..
Why didn't the King just take the Bishop on Black's second move?
There is no way to fulfil the title's requirement of finding a forced mate in 3.
White is nicely mating with queen and knight after sacrificing rook and bishop, but it will take 4 moves, e.g.:
1.Rxf7+ Kxf7 2.Bxe6
a) 2...Kxe6 3.Qg8+ Ke7 4.Nd5# or
b) 2...Ke7 3.Nd5+ Kxe6 4.Qg8#
Why doesn't the king kill the bishop or move to e7???
I agree. I was having this problem while trying to solve.
Sorry dailypuzzle but this isn't a very good puzzle. 2. ... Kg6 is Black's worst move. Either of the other moves would make it mate in 4, not 3. A little bit disappointing for the puzzle to say mate in 3 when it is not forced but merely blundered.
quite easy to figure out the sequence...
I found this puzzle hard.One move away from mate.Needed to keep black in check,only way to keep black ln check was Rf7+...KxRf7, 2,Be6+...Kg7, 3.Qe8#.Wondered why K did not take Be6 at move 2,but put himself in position to be mated,by Qe8.Thank's Chess.Com,good day chess heads!!! Can anyone annalyze puzzle with K taking Be6 at move 2,thank's
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