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4/5/2012 - Mate in 3


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #81

    waynedickinson2

    the black queen should have eaten the white queen,bad puzzle

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #82

    waynedickinson2

    can someone tell me?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #83

    RenataCFC

    Post 38 is the most succinct explanation.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #84

    RenataCFC

    dufferps wrote:

    White is poised to win, but must start out with a check (else, ... Qd5+ will destroy all his opportunities).  1. Qb8+  or 1.Qa3+ will force a win, and I think 1.Ba3+ will force it as well, but only 1.Qb4+ will force it in 3 moves.

    Indeed I tried to play Qa3+, having seen both the deflection idea and the back-row check, but then not putting them together.  At least I didn't give away the farm, but :( anyway.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #85

    hemaksh_swara

    easy

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #86

    CrashCoe

    why doesn't black queen takes d4 to stop the origanal check?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #87

    FredBatchelor

    Mighty fine.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #88

    AlyFarghaly

    very very eazy

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #89

    Odinnhs

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #90

    KeyeLimePie

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #91

    fastig

    good

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #92

    tkeesee654

    this is a good puzzle....inspires thought for a change

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #93

    Elroch

    Bad chess players will of course choose

    1. Qa3+?? Kg8 2. Qxa5

    [like I did]

    [[And yes, I know the ?? is a bit severe]]

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #94

    Elroch

    waynedickinson2 wrote:

    why didnt the black queen take ?

    Answer:

    1. Qb4+ Qxb4

    2. e8(Q) mate

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #95

    tkeesee654

    well said Elroch

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #96

    navneethc

    But I wanted to queen! :(

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #97

    ashmo

    too easyMoney mouth

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #98

    LordofEvil

    Nice

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #99

    MichaelGosselin

    Ah; it's a mate problem.  I played Qa3, which either mates or wins the queen.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #100

    glsmith

    couldn't find the first move!


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