Interesting Puzzle 2

gmatt
Oct 12, 2007, 12:00 AM |
4 | Tactics

Here is another brain teaser. Although these situations rarely come up in real games--or do they? It could be just that no one bothers to look hard enough or analyze after the fact--they are nevertheless great tools to improve one's game, especially in the area of tactics. I urge you to try to solve this puzzle before viewing the solution, this one is not as difficult as the first.

 

White to move, mate in three. The solution contains some annotation and branches of play if you wish help in analyzing the position.











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