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Hard Puzzle 1


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    EpicZone777

                   Here is a chess puzzle that is very hard. 

                  Loyd 1903(Mate in Three. Sorry for people if you already seen it.)

                                               (Puzzle from Chessmaster 10th Edition.)

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    _Chess_Boy_

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  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3

    gramarnazi

    That board style is hard on the eyes!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4

    oscfan132

    hey, would someone mind running through some ideas of what the mate in 3 is if black doesn't promote to a queen? I would expect there is a mate no matter what, but i have no idea how it would work if black did, say f1=N+. If white bocks with the rook, black takes the knight, cutting a hole in the net. if white runs to d3, black can check him without being checkmated by the block, dragging it on for several more turns at least. No doubt I'm missing something, but i'd like to know exactly what.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    EpicZone777

    gramarnazi wrote:

    That board style is hard on the eyes!


     gramarnazi-

    What kind of board color or piece type (or both) do you like for my next puzzle?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    xie1995

    it took me 15 seconds to find the king

    so ya, change your board

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    killer-2

    classic pieces is best

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    hamedia

    pjust put the standard, cant understand a @#$@#$ here

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9

    Chess4001

    Really hard to figure out the pieces, really.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10

    linkumbink

    the board and pieces were a little hard to distinguish, a little more like what we use for chess.com and it might be easier to understand.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #11

    zerobounds

    if you do the 3d board, the other color option is easier on the eyes, this burnt look is hard to follow. I like the 3d board though, i use it for my online games.

     

    cool puzzle, i didnt even think about moving the king.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #12

    DangCit

    It is an interesting puzzle, but it's not really mate in 3 as far as I can tell.  Still like the idea of moving the King and setting up a the mate.

     

    EDIT:  Doh!  "As far as I can tell" isn't far enough ;) if Qxf6 then Bc4#.  As I said before, nice puzzle.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #13

    cobra91

    oscfan132 wrote:

    hey, would someone mind running through some ideas of what the mate in 3 is if black doesn't promote to a queen? I would expect there is a mate no matter what, but i have no idea how it would work if black did, say f1=N+. If white bocks with the rook, black takes the knight, cutting a hole in the net. if white runs to d3, black can check him without being checkmated by the block, dragging it on for several more turns at least. No doubt I'm missing something, but i'd like to know exactly what.


     1...f1=N+  2.Rf2+  Kxe4  3.Bd3#

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #14

    1plus1is4

    DangCit wrote:

    It is an interesting puzzle, but it's not really mate in 3 as far as I can tell.  Still like the idea of moving the King and setting up a the mate.

     

    EDIT:  Doh!  "As far as I can tell" isn't far enough ;) if Qxf6 then Bc4#.  As I said before, nice puzzle.


     Why did you give away the puzzle!!!!

    And the board and pieces are easy to see!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15

    Starman_Skullz

    xie1995 wrote:

    it took me 15 seconds to find the king

    so ya, change your board


     15 seconds?!?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #16

    PKJoshi

    Isn't this mate in two. (1. Bc6+ Kd4 2. Rf3#). Correct me if I am wrong.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #17

    TomBarrister

    PKJoshi wrote:

    Isn't this mate in two. (1. Bc6+ Kd4 2. Rf3#). Correct me if I am wrong.


    1 Bc6+ Kd4, 2 Rf3+ e5


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