1/13/2012 - Mate in 3

fireflies808

very nice

ok

good

easy

good one

electrodymamic

too easy

ChessisGood

MATE IN 4, NOT 3!!!

joemarpb

nice puzzle...

FredBatchelor

Mighty fine.

tanmay_chakrabarti

not bad.

SkyLark1
LifeW12 wrote:

Why didn't the King just take the Bishop on Black's second move?


 my sentiments exactly

PawnDrone

 nice rook sac

xray

nice one again......

captnimo

Why doesn't the black king take the white bishop?  am I missing something?

onthehouse

Beautiful!!

cfrench49

Excellent.

Mhrkypovzky
Mate in 3 moves?
Rubikon29

Way to easy to solve.

ChesuKa

Awesome! I think I'm getting better at tactics, or this is just an easy puzzle. Lol Either way, I'm happy!

saksipotku
ilmago wrote:

There is no way to fulfil the title's requirement of finding a forced mate in 3.

White is nicely mating with queen and knight after sacrificing rook and bishop, but it will take 4 moves, e.g.:

1.Rxf7+ Kxf7 2.Bxe6+

a) 2...Kxe6 3.Qg8+ Ke7 4.Nd5# or

b) 2...Ke7 3.Nd5+ Kxe6 4.Qg8#


 Absolutely - the title made me think for some time after noticing the promising 1.Rxf7+, but seeing no mate in 3. I wonder why the one who decides the puzzles (if there is some human doing it) made black move 2...Kg6 rather than 2...Kxe6 or 2...Ke7. The main continuation in a daily puzzle should be the best, and the title should be according to it.

tiford

why would black king not take the bishop, e6?

saksipotku
Overman98 wrote:

Why is it everyone who claims a Friday puzzle is "easy" always has a crappy rating?


 

I agree - I've wondered the same. Smile

mcansif

easy... and nice.. tks..

mcansif

easy... and nice.. tks..