15941 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Hello everyone. Here is one of my harder mate in 3's. I like the theme of this puzzle, Happy solving!:
White mates in 3
Ha, that's great. Of course, going for setup similar to the last puzzle doesn't work (1. Kd6 a5 2. Bd4 Kxd4 3. Rf4+? gxf4).
However, the different pawn structure also allows for a new setup all together. This theme is quite common in mates in 3 involving a rook and a bishop, I think
Here's a hint if you're having trouble:
f4 looks like a likely mating square, but if the rook checks from there it can be captured by a pawn. Is there any way around that?
Yes, there have only been about 100,000 problems with the Indian theme. :)
Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Meyer 621 Boy's Own Paper 1903
Another old favorite with this theme:
William A. Shinkman Western Advertiser 1872
Nice! and I also found this mate in 3, which is extremely similar to the OP:
We're kind of cluttering this thread with stuff now These puzzles can be great, I remember not being able to solve most of them once upon a time. Today I usually recognize such ooportunities =)
shoopi!r u ...............................,yes?
this is onther mate in 3 step
Those random people who ruin chess for everyone (you know who i'm talking about)
by charlieschnieder 3 minutes ago
Luck in Chess
by Uhohspaghettio1 3 minutes ago
"Pump up your rating" A.Smith - pgn files?
by DrNyet 3 minutes ago
Would you claim the game?
by chessmicky 3 minutes ago
Favorite Chess move?
by jerry1228 4 minutes ago
Tom Waits Dubrovnik Finish Test
by cgrau 4 minutes ago
HELP! Doing badly at chess, don't think I can go on
by squareofthepawn 8 minutes ago
What is the best way to open a chess game?
by A-Tom 11 minutes ago
by radharose 12 minutes ago
Ideas of the Opening
by cornbeefhashvili 12 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!