1/21/2013 - Mate in 3

7alliecat7

veary easy!>:)

chesskratos

Good pin.

jsmwnyc

The queen is taken after her catwalk on the 7th rank. Then the white rook checks on the 8th rank. Since the rook is pinned by the white bishop, the queen interposes. But alas, the rook picks up the black queen, and that is checkmate. 

1. Qf7+ Rf7

2. Rd8+ Qe8

3. RxQ#

I have solved this puzzle. It is MLK Jr. Holiday, USA, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way

DefenceChess
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DefenceChess

nicePlease be relevant, helpful & nice!

livluvrok

Fun sacrafice

NC008

nice!

mhalilim

Simple yet nice

dufferps

Very neat... Queen sac and the rook is pinned - interposing the black queen only delays the checkmate one move.

Black had one alternative:
1...   Kh8, but then 2.Qxf8#

giants_14

Very good for Monday...

giants_14
billycan wrote:

These are getting harder. Took me 8 hours to sort this one out.


LOL

visweshvaran123

nice and easy

Skriltek28

Pretty good.

EpicBen13

Nice. Sacrifice to win

dufferps
damongross wrote:

Simple but effective mating sequence.  I wonder how many times I miss combinations like this in my own games.

I'm sure I miss some.  Even more, I fail to include them in planning ahead.
For this to work, white had to get his pieces ready, maybe at a cost in material or allowing black to improve his position for attack.  And maybe black had to fail to see it coming.

Daily puzzle does push us to consider queen sacs in our planning and execution.  It is a hard lesson, because we like to hang on to our queens.

mrnewt

Nice easy one!

dufferps
dufferps wrote:
damongross wrote:

Simple but effective mating sequence.  I wonder how many times I miss combinations like this in my own games.

I'm sure I miss some.  Even more, I fail to include them in planning ahead.
For this to work, white had to get his pieces ready, maybe at a cost in material or allowing black to improve his position for attack.  And maybe black had to fail to see it coming.

Daily puzzle does push us to consider queen sacs in our planning and execution.  It is a hard lesson, because we like to hang on to our queens.

Today's Chessgames.com problem, white's 13th move in a
Neberman vs Silbermann game was likewise a Queen sacrifice leading to checkmate.

Sun777

pretty easy

ThutmoseIII

I got it.

I guess actually solving the puzzle is something, but within my inner soul, I know that posting on the first page should be my real goal.

Edpallares

muy buena!