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1/21/2013 - Mate in 3

  • #101

    veary easy!>:)

  • #102

    Good pin.

  • #103

    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

  • #104
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  • #105

    nicePlease be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • #106

    Fun sacrafice

  • #107

    nice!

  • #108

    Simple yet nice

  • #109

    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#

  • #110

    Very good for Monday...

  • #111
    billycan wrote:

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


    LOL

  • #112

    nice and easy

  • #113

    Pretty good.

  • #114

    very good!

  • #115

    Nice. Sacrifice to win

  • #116
    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.

  • #117

    Nice easy one!

  • #118
    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.

  • #119

    pretty easy

  • #120

    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.

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