5/14/2012 - Mate in 3

• 13 months ago · Quote · #81

Re8 is also a solution

then Qc7

end with Rc8

• 13 months ago · Quote · #82

I will the games I am playing had such nice solutions!

• 13 months ago · Quote · #83

Deltaquad's puzzle on page one looks like it has an alternate solution.  It looks like Nd2 should work.  I'll show it in this diagram.

It actually seems that there are several squares that the f3 knight can go to and still result in a mate in two.

• 13 months ago · Quote · #84

easy

• 13 months ago · Quote · #85

one

• 13 months ago · Quote · #86

good

• 13 months ago · Quote · #87
gauranga wrote:

1.Re8+ also mates, but I guess it takes one move longer after 1...Qxe8 2.Qc7+ Ka8 3.Qc8+ Qxc8 4.Rxc8 mate. I prefer puzzles that don't have multiple solutions of roughly equal value.

This was my first thought at a mate solution as well.

• 13 months ago · Quote · #88

Decent.

SZ.

• 13 months ago · Quote · #89

Ice Queen sacrifices herself for her King. And the Ice Castles {Rooks} clean up!

• 13 months ago · Quote · #90

nice Monday puzzle.....

• 13 months ago · Quote · #91

awsome!

• 13 months ago · Quote · #92

yeah

• 13 months ago · Quote · #93
gauranga wrote:

1.Re8+ also mates, but I guess it takes one move longer after 1...Qxe8 2.Qc7+ Ka8 3.Qc8+ Qxc8 4.Rxc8 mate. I prefer puzzles that don't have multiple solutions of roughly equal value.

I would usually agree, but this time the objective was clearly told in the title: "Mate in 3". Thus, I think the alternative mate in 4 doesn't matter.

• 13 months ago · Quote · #94

NICE

• 13 months ago · Quote · #95
Cook!  1. Re8+ Qxe8 2. Qc7+ leads to mate as well.  Even if it is in 4 moves, instead of 3.
• 13 months ago · Quote · #96

queen sac again...

• 13 months ago · Quote · #97

14 Hours ; Alice I am mgoing to send you to the moon.

• 13 months ago · Quote · #98

Great!

Done in one shot!!

• 13 months ago · Quote · #99

Mate in Two

I love a good puzzle, but this isn't one. The reasons; a mate in one with rook to h4 is a better move, taking queen is a better move, queen move is not forced and could block check by moving to d8, knight move is needless defense and counter-productive. Please consider things like this when you post a puzzle.

• 13 months ago · Quote · #100

At first I thought