4/1/2013 - Mate in 3

markae

All hail the Rsac and rejoice at the resulting #.

shahronakm

Easy one.

Sophia_Anderson

Good Puzzle again

TotallyTC

Nice

Wind

easy as cake.

Wind
Theoretician wrote:

Isn't 2.Qh4+ possible too?

Surely is, but they have flatulence.

deepak21071974

hmm:)

Vaibhav10

Easy

eddysallin
homernh wrote:

First page!  And what's wrong with 2. Qh4+?

    Any h file check also works......

EkeA

Cool

ersinsengul

easy

eddysallin
Theoretician wrote:

Isn't 2.Qh4+ possible too?

yes

ocmn6

not a bad puzzle...

PIRATCH

This puzzle has one little sad thing there is a second solution in the second move (just say a possible sideline) which lessens a little its beauty! Cry

1 Rh8+ Kxh8 (forced) 2 Qh5+ (or 2 Qh4+ sideline) 2...Kg8 (forced) 3 Qh7#

ani_r
pcfilho wrote:

A true pearl by Peruvian grandmaster Esteban Canal: White to play and give checkmate in 2 moves. Can you find it?

http://jornalheiros.blogspot.com/2013/04/xadrez-mate-em-2-esteban-canal.html


nice one pcfilho....

thanks for sharing....

kyleevon

the pawn is helpful

PIRATCH
eddysallin wrote:
homernh wrote:

First page!  And what's wrong with 2. Qh4+?

    Any h file check also works......

No! 2 Qh6+? doesn't work at all 2...gxh6 and White is lost!

PIRATCH
KershawLeek wrote:
homernh wrote:

First page!  And what's wrong with 2. Qh4+?

what's wrong with it is that black is ready to launch that mate on a2. that rook move is needed to give white queen the opportunity to mate.

No! Read first please! 1 Rh8+ Kxh8 (forced) 2 Qh4+ Black cannot check(mate) because he is in check himself! Laughing

dufferps

The checkmate was so easy and straightforward.  In a game, if I was focused on my attack, I would have seen it right away. Bur if I was focused on defense, I might have played 1.b3  and missed the easy checkmate sequence. Note that 1.b3 is also aggressive, black would probably move his queen to safety, and I might then see my Rh8 - Qh5 - Qh2# sequence.  I would be especially likely to focus on my best move with my h-file rook if black answered 1.b3  with ... Qe2 (threatening 2....Bxf3 and 3....Bxh1.

But today the solution jumped right out at me, and that was before I ever saw the Mate in 3 title.

mastermind_3

quite easy mate...
just saw it and went straight away... Tongue Out