# 4/2/2012 - Mate in 3

• 3 years ago · Quote · #121

EASY

• 3 years ago · Quote · #122

GOTCHA

• 3 years ago · Quote · #123
dufferps wrote:
diagonal wrote:

Wouldn't 1.Qh5+ frist; also, transfer into just as quick a mating

(I messed up.  My response is in the quote box.)

No.
1.Qh5+   Kfg8
If 2.f7+, then ... Kg7  and if 3.Qchecks K, 3....Kxf7 and escapes
White's best move is 3.Rf1, protecting the pawn while the queen chases the black king.  Black can use the tempo to move his Bishop (to d6 or e7) giving his rook coverage of the full 8th rank and double covering white's promotion square f8.

White's victory is uncertain, and it certainly is not mate-in-3.

Somehow, I ended up posting my comment in the quote box.  It threw me off completely in trying to analyze the outcome if white moved
1. Qh5+ instead of 1.f7.  It is a difficult analysis, because white's best move after 1. ... Kg8 is 2. Qg6+  (back to the original position).  Trying to fashion a win for white after a sequence of less than optimal moves is difficult, especially since white has opened up many variations for black, and the game is probably decided by who makes the NEXT mistake.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #124

I was correct the first time!

• 3 years ago · Quote · #125

I have a hard time here.

Duh.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #126
dufferps wrote:

Somehow, I ended up posting my comment in the quote box.  It threw me off completely in trying to analyze the outcome if white moved
1. Qh5+ instead of 1.f7.  It is a difficult analysis, because white's best move after 1. ... Kg8 is 2. Qg6+  (back to the original position).  Trying to fashion a win for white after a sequence of less than optimal moves is difficult, especially since white has opened up many variations for black, and the game is probably decided by who makes the NEXT mistake.

Recreating the original position with 2. Qg6+ looks fine, without any variations.  The mate is just extended by two.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #127

Hehe, people ignore the suggestion of "Please be relevant"

• 3 years ago · Quote · #128

HELLO KELLEY.  HELLO EVAN.  DAD IS ENGAGED.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #129

nice and easy

• 3 years ago · Quote · #130

Nice one..

• 3 years ago · Quote · #131

nice

• 3 years ago · Quote · #132

cool puzzle.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #133

• 3 years ago · Quote · #134

easy

• 3 years ago · Quote · #135

nice

• 3 years ago · Quote · #136

Tentatively advanced the pawn & only then saw the solution. Better to have to think harder though - not very challenging.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #137

• 3 years ago · Quote · #138

I doubt it that you use 2 peices only

• 3 years ago · Quote · #139

advance a weak peice to a spetacular peice

• 3 years ago · Quote · #140

easy