4/25/2012 - Mate in 3

  • #121
    willmac12 wrote:

    1st again  (well i was the 1st one to get it after 4 pm)

    You can be first if you want 'willmac 12'.  But you're going to have to get up very early in the morning.

  • #122

    Nice

  • #123

    I got it right, but what was wrong with Qf8 though?

  • #124

    Proper of a Grandmaster.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • #125

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  • #126

    140th post

  • #127

    It was...interesting.

    I found that you could have just taken the Queen, couldn't you, with the Bishop?

    Also you could have checkmated before...

  • #128
    Mathy123 wrote:

    It was...interesting.

    I found that you could have just taken the Queen, couldn't you, with the Bishop?

    Also you could have checkmated before...

    No, the bishop at e8 is pinned in place by the rook at d8 !

  • #129

    ez

  • #130

    nice

  • #131

    SO SO EASY

  • #132

    Did enjoy this one.

  • #133
    dufferps wrote:

    Checkmate without a sacrifice?  How unique!

    :-D

  • #134

    Yeah...

  • #135
    notrightnow88 wrote:
     

    In your "more obvious and forcing variation", after 2 Qf7+, black plays 2...,Qxf7.  There's nothing forcing about it.

  • #136

    I like how everyone else keeps reposting the puzzle with different variations.  While it's helpful to see that there would be many ways to win if this were a real game, the goal of the puzzle is to find the only line that checkmates in three moves.

  • #137
    gohaha wrote:

    too many possibilities... for a mate in 3...! isn't it?

    no the other possibilitys the knight can block....

  • #138

    Knight mate!

  • #139

    Nice, second

  • #140

    another version

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