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9/6/2011 - Mate in 3


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #141

    christof944

    either too easy, or too hard, what's just right?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #142

    MunnaTunna

    that's easy, I have seen it before

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #143

    chessmaster102

    only 149th place not bad for me.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #144

    7annaba3l

    clear...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #145

    vahidkhiavi

    Not bad.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #146

    abraham20

    very-very easy,,,

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #147

    MartinArriaga

    First!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #148

    RookPFeynman

    Wow! This  one spooked me on the first move but I thought about the intended square to move to as a weak square and I didn't consider it viable however the second move proves that the first move is a gem!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #149

    dragana87

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #150

    littlehotpot

    Easy Puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #151

    avante

    piece of cake

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #152

    bluejay2000

    good

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #153

    dufferps

    This puzzle solution, unlike some other recent ones, is one that I think I would have seen in a real game - and not because I had reason to particularly look for an easy mating sequence, and not because "it's a daily puzzle, so it probably involves a queen sacrifice."  Yes, it did lead off with a queen sacrifice, but in this case the reason was obvious - I wanted to take advantage of the back-row pressure while the black bishop and knight were blocking any useful movement of the black rooks.
    And it was easy to see that the second move not only cleared the d-file for the white rook, but protected the 3. Rd8# square.

    I didn't at the beginning see ahead to the checkmate, but I did see that the first 2 moves were solid checks, and, since the second move was a double check, they would prevent black from clearing either side of his back row (I was ready to accept black clearing one side, just so it was on the opposite side from my rook).  I saw this much on almost first sight, because when I first looked at the board I was immediately aware that it was only my bishop between my queen and rook that prevented Qd8 from being a mate in one. By the time I made that second move it was clear to me that my rook could then move to d8 for checkmate.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #154

    KingAlbert

    Love those Queen sacs! ;-)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #155

    micklanders

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #156

    h3lo123

    good puzzle

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #157

    elyar91

    in seconds :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #158

    dufferps

    wazzochio wrote:

    Why doesn't the black queen just take the bishop?


    2. Ba5+ is a DOUBLE CHECK.  - If 2 ... Qxa5, then 3. RxK, so Qxa5 is illegal, as is 2.... Nd7 (interposing to block the Rook's check on the black King).

    2. ... Kc8 or 2. ... Ke8 are black's only legal responses., and after either one, 3.Rd8 is checkmate.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #159

    PhysicsFTW2

    Why can't queen a2 take bishop a5

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #160

    curiousmind

    Easy but fun !


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