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1/18/2012 - Mate in 3

  • #121
    alexdanielperry wrote:
    spassky wrote:
    alexdanielperry wrote:

    This would never exist in a real game, no player could leave the white queen  where it is to start off with, it would just get taken.

    Maybe Black's king was on g8 and the queen could not be taken because the f-pawn is pinned by the bishop on b3.  So Black played Kg8-h8 on his last move to threaten the queen and arrive at the problem position.  Seems fairly plausible for a real game.

    Fair point, seems as though there'd be better things to do than Kh8 

    Maybe, but look at his pieces -- who even does that with their rooks?  Black is obviously not an experienced player.  "Kick the queen by breaking the pin" seems about the right level of sophistication.  What's kind of interesting to me now that this has been brought up is that white would not have had to see a potential forced mate coming either.  He's a piece up -- no doubt the previous move was Qxg6, exploiting the pin.

  • #122
    Firewolf000 wrote:

    bishop f6# would have also worked as last move

    No, the queen can block and then it's a mess.

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  • #124

    Good one.

  • #125

    Another good puzzle, I must be learning something !

  • #126

    Nice enough

  • #127

    Nice puzzle!

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  • #129

    Good puzzle.

  • #130

    Cool one. Didn't know it

  • #131

    incredibly easy in fact it was so easy it took me exactly 4 seconds to finish all this puzzles are so ridiculously easy it makes me sad you guys are saying they're good

  • #132

    Very good and nice problem.

  • #133
    Zhanhui1995 wrote:


    Translation: "I'm smart. Look at me".  Observation:  Who cares?  If you're looking for a world class challange, go beat an international grand master.

  • #134

    I do not know how, but I had trouble on the last move

  • #135

    What is the fasciation with going for a perfect checkmate with the least Number of moves? Why bother? The object is to win. 3 moves vs 4 moves? The sun will still come up tomorrow.

  • #136

    cool Smile

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  • #138

    Great !

  • #139

    Just got around to looking at todays puzzle and yes the rook stood out as the sacrifice lamb and the rest of the moves fall into place Thanks Staff

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