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José Raúl Capablanca announces MATE IN 3! Can you solve it?
1. Qg7+; Rxg7 (If Bxg7, 2. hxg7#)
2. hxg7+; Kg8, 3. Rh8#
Not easy seeing, and I may not consider such Q sac in a real game; that's why I am not Capablanca the Great.
Nothing to it but to do it......
Easy Sunday puzzle!
I need harder puzzles, cause this is too easy
Nice break to have this easy one to relax on. Now I'll look at the puzzle posted by pcfilho; maybe it will be a bit more stimulating.
Edit: by the way, it should be noted that black had one alternative move:1. ... g4, but the result would have been virtually the same:2. Qxg4#
ok, black King is happy we ended his misery quickly...
easy and nice puzzle
I must be brain dead today because that puzzle was very hard for me to see!
Pretty nice Sunday puzzle from pcfilho and Capablanca. Only two starts to think of . I might start with advancing the h-pawn, but it would be answered by 1. ... Rg7, and 2.Qxg7+ would be answered by 2. ... Bxg7, and no checkmate in sight; So that is quickly rejected and we look at the old Queen sacrifice as the key to solution.
1.Qg7+ Bxg7, 2.hxg7#OR1.Qg7+ Rxg7, 2.hxg7+ Kg8, 3.Rh8#
By the way, white has a knight in there, but the knight's function is plainly to prevent the black king from capturing at (and escaping to) g7.
that was sooooo easy but fun