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1/21/2013 - Mate in 3


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #101

    atvan

    Immeadiatey think of the book Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess.  He has probably a dozen problems with the same sac.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #102

    Zoras

    nice 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #103

    illyas_1978

    easy

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #104

    Jacobsan

    Nice and easy

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #105

    7alliecat7

    veary easy!>:)

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #106

    chesskratos

    Good pin.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #107

    jsmwnyc

    The queen is taken after her catwalk on the 7th rank. Then the white rook checks on the 8th rank. Since the rook is pinned by the white bishop, the queen interposes. But alas, the rook picks up the black queen, and that is checkmate. 

    1. Qf7+ Rf7

    2. Rd8+ Qe8

    3. RxQ#

    I have solved this puzzle. It is MLK Jr. Holiday, USA, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #108

    DefenceChess

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  • 23 months ago · Quote · #109

    DefenceChess

    nicePlease be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #110

    livluvrok

    Fun sacrafice

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #111

    dogs10099

    nice!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #112

    mhalilim

    Simple yet nice

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #113

    dufferps

    Very neat... Queen sac and the rook is pinned - interposing the black queen only delays the checkmate one move.

    Black had one alternative:
    1...   Kh8, but then 2.Qxf8#

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #114

    giants_14

    Very good for Monday...

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #115

    giants_14

    billycan wrote:

    These are getting harder. Took me 8 hours to sort this one out.


    LOL

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #116

    visweshvaran123

    nice and easy

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #117

    Skriltek28

    Pretty good.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #118

    chessplayer3060

    very good!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #119

    EpicBen13

    Nice. Sacrifice to win

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #120

    dufferps

    damongross wrote:

    Simple but effective mating sequence.  I wonder how many times I miss combinations like this in my own games.

    I'm sure I miss some.  Even more, I fail to include them in planning ahead.
    For this to work, white had to get his pieces ready, maybe at a cost in material or allowing black to improve his position for attack.  And maybe black had to fail to see it coming.

    Daily puzzle does push us to consider queen sacs in our planning and execution.  It is a hard lesson, because we like to hang on to our queens.


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