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4/1/2013 - Mate in 3


  • 18 months ago · Quote · #41

    fernandotieppo

    Beautiful :D

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #42

    markae

    All hail the Rsac and rejoice at the resulting #.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #43

    shahronakm

    Easy one.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #44

    Sophia_Anderson

    Good Puzzle again

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #45

    TotallyTC

    Nice

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #46

    Newba

    easy as cake.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #47

    Newba

    Theoretician wrote:

    Isn't 2.Qh4+ possible too?

    Surely is, but they have flatulence.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #48

    deepak21071974

    hmm:)

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #49

    Vaibhav10

    Easy

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #50

    eddysallin

    homernh wrote:

    First page!  And what's wrong with 2. Qh4+?

        Any h file check also works......

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #51

    EkeA

    Cool

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #52

    ersinsengul

    easy

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #53

    eddysallin

    Theoretician wrote:

    Isn't 2.Qh4+ possible too?

    yes

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #54

    ocmn6

    not a bad puzzle...

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #55

    PIRATCH

    This puzzle has one little sad thing there is a second solution in the second move (just say a possible sideline) which lessens a little its beauty! Cry

    1 Rh8+ Kxh8 (forced) 2 Qh5+ (or 2 Qh4+ sideline) 2...Kg8 (forced) 3 Qh7#

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #56

    ani_r

    pcfilho wrote:

    A true pearl by Peruvian grandmaster Esteban Canal: White to play and give checkmate in 2 moves. Can you find it?

    http://jornalheiros.blogspot.com/2013/04/xadrez-mate-em-2-esteban-canal.html


    nice one pcfilho....

    thanks for sharing....

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #57

    kyleevon

    the pawn is helpful

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #58

    PIRATCH

    eddysallin wrote:
    homernh wrote:

    First page!  And what's wrong with 2. Qh4+?

        Any h file check also works......

    No! 2 Qh6+? doesn't work at all 2...gxh6 and White is lost!

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #59

    PIRATCH

    KershawLeek wrote:
    homernh wrote:

    First page!  And what's wrong with 2. Qh4+?

    what's wrong with it is that black is ready to launch that mate on a2. that rook move is needed to give white queen the opportunity to mate.

    No! Read first please! 1 Rh8+ Kxh8 (forced) 2 Qh4+ Black cannot check(mate) because he is in check himself! Laughing

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #60

    dufferps

    The checkmate was so easy and straightforward.  In a game, if I was focused on my attack, I would have seen it right away. Bur if I was focused on defense, I might have played 1.b3  and missed the easy checkmate sequence. Note that 1.b3 is also aggressive, black would probably move his queen to safety, and I might then see my Rh8 - Qh5 - Qh2# sequence.  I would be especially likely to focus on my best move with my h-file rook if black answered 1.b3  with ... Qe2 (threatening 2....Bxf3 and 3....Bxh1.

    But today the solution jumped right out at me, and that was before I ever saw the Mate in 3 title.


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