1/21/2013 - Mate in 3

  • #101

    Nice and easy

  • #102

    veary easy!>:)

  • #103

    Good pin.

  • #104

    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

  • #105
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  • #106

    nicePlease be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • #107

    Fun sacrafice

  • #108

    nice!

  • #109

    Simple yet nice

  • #110

    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#

  • #111

    Very good for Monday...

  • #112
    billycan wrote:

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


    LOL

  • #113

    nice and easy

  • #114

    Pretty good.

  • #115

    very good!

  • #116

    Nice. Sacrifice to win

  • #117
    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.

  • #118

    Nice easy one!

  • #119
    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.

  • #120

    pretty easy

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