# 4/27/2012 - Mate in 3

• 3 years ago · Quote · #141

Pretty good. You had to sacrifice the queen.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #142

• 3 years ago · Quote · #143

easy

• 3 years ago · Quote · #144

really good

• 3 years ago · Quote · #145

Most puzzles on here are queen sacrifices. Then we are playing and blunder a queen sacrifice to some unbeknownst calculation. Chess.com, always trying to push our pawn game skills.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #146

neat

• 3 years ago · Quote · #147

not my first choice of move

• 3 years ago · Quote · #148

didn't see that one

• 3 years ago · Quote · #149

Are we back to the queen sacs again?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #150

1.Nxf4+ exN 2.Qd5+ Kh4 [...g5 3.Qxg5#]3.Qg5+ Kh3 4. Qg4+ Kxh2 5. Qg2#  several different ways to get to mate for white in this situation.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #151

nice puzzle(",

• 3 years ago · Quote · #152

easy

• 3 years ago · Quote · #153

hard

• 3 years ago · Quote · #154

Wait, why couldn't black play 1... Be7 after 1. Qxf4? Isn't it not mate in 3 then?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #155

good one

• 3 years ago · Quote · #156

Damn, didn't find it, only found this one:

NXF4+ EXN

QD5+ KH4

QG5+ KH3

QG4++

• 3 years ago · Quote · #157

If this was not a puzzle, most chess players would not sacrifice the Queen. This is a good way to train how observant you are.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #158
Samwb123 wrote:

Wait, why couldn't black play 1... Be7 after 1. Qxf4? Isn't it not mate in 3 then?

I think this has been covered elsewhere on this thread but the point is the queen, if left on f4, can then mate black on either g4 or g5 !  Black cannot cover both squares.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #159

thuis puzzle is pathetyically composed. Nxf4 achieves mate in the same namber of moves, and Rybaka confirms it.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #160

its so easy...