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6/14/2012 - Mate in 3


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #41

    dufferps

    Took some thought, because there seems to be so much going on.  I was looking at MY advanced pawn and thinking about possibilities of promoting it.  Buit even if I didn't see the whole mate-in-3 line right off, the threat of
    1. ... dxe1=Q  made 1. Re5+ the obvious first move.  Then, I see Black's King forced to move to h4 and the mating sequence jumps out at me.

    2. Kh2 serves multiple functions.  It removes my King from immediate vulnerability to the promoted d-Pawn=Queen; it takes away Black King's access to g3 (and to protect h3 if my g-pawn is not protecting it); and it covers the g3 square for my pawn to advance and check Black's sitting duck King (and since Black has nowhere to escape, it is checkmate).  So now Black has no move that will prevent the inevitable 3. g3#.  His promotion to Queen at d1 is a tempo too late.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #42

    gavin08

    2.Rh5+Kg3

    3.Rf3#

    Are also options and slightly better than the solution provided, I guess...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #43

    Zhanhui1995

    good

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #44

    senormouse2001

    Hmmmm, took me quite a while to see the king move.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #45

    Mathematics

    nice

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #46

    StrategicPlay

    Nice n' easy..

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #47

    lph

    nice one

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #48

    werdender

    in 3?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #49

    cdiamond

    Why "mate in 3"? typo?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #50

    JulianG

    More accurate title : Mate in 5?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #51

    angeltaz

    :)

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #52

    Tom_Pin_Croatia

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #53

    Tom_Pin_Croatia

    Hello!

    As you may noticed, this is mate in 5, not in 3!

    See you!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #54

    BinuKP

    smoothered mate..

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #55

    wyh2013

    nice and easy

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #56

    leewestwood

    Mate in 5?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #57

    Paprika2215

    Wow, a puzzle involving a Queen sacrifice... nice way to trap the black King on h8 like that!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #58

    SVSR

    mate in 3 or 5?????????

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #59

    Valkyrion

    it said 'mate in 3' but wasn't that five moves?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #60

    waynedickinson2

    philidor mate


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