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Problem ID: 0066177
a bit too highly rated at 2183, imho.
Around the world we go!
Rated 2243 before I dropped it down 15 points. It does seem pretty straight forward.
The people who fail this problem probably try ...Bxd5, overlooking Ne7+.
.. or start with Bg4+ to take away the f3 escape square from the king...
I like this problem. Everyone needs practice weaving mating nets.
[Black "Computer - Hard"]
1. ---- Qd2+ 2. Kf3 Qxf2+ 3. Kxe4 Qf5#
Well, it would be pretty hard for it to be exactly 2300.
I found the solution within 5 seconds of noticing that white was threatening to play Ne7+ at some point.
Too highly rated, but always on the rise :-) now at 2340
Insane, this problem is rated 2378... there must be a red herring here somewhere.
Problem rating : 2464 with a pass rate of %44
My idea was to play 1...Nc3+ 2.Kd3 Nxd5 (covering e7) and if 3.Rxa3 then 3...Qd8! threatening ...Nf4+ and ...fxg6. I thought for sure I was gaining material... :P
Lol...I found mate within 5 sec of seeing this problem. But I disbelieved it and spent more time in searching other solutions.
What was so hard about that? I can't believe only 45% of attempters solved this mate in 3.
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