4/27/2012 - Mate in 3

Mathematics

nice

Princefardeenfardeen

very nice

behnam1986

i agree with jenningsnickolas;

Another possible solution:

1.Nxf4+ exN [.. Kh4 2.Rg4+#]

Dreambak_120

great!

LawrenceB

a little tricky!

Princefardeenfardeen

cool  Cool

szammie

Decent.

SZ.

zero0cripton

another queen sack, variety would be good for a change....

Princefardeenfardeen

nice

Morris_W3

Queen sac - good one!

zeilerop

I'm going to be honest: that took me about 30 minutes.  Excellent puzzle in my opinion.

audreydecredico

hard

eddysallin

nice work!

stephen_33

1.Nxf4 is very tempting because it checks the black king & I nearly tried it. But if you reverse white's first two moves, it leaves the e-file open for 2...Qe7+ & that blows white's attack apart (3...g5 ?).
Non-checking moves always make me a little uneasy but 1.Qxf4  is the correct one here.

chuckchess
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Violet_D

good one

chuckchess

I like the N sac first, which leads to clear mate. Why give up the queen when the downside is so great if you miss something.  Nice for puzzles to sac queen, but no need for high wire calculation when a clear path with less risk is available.

cfrench49

Good one.

FredBatchelor

Much to my surprise I saw this one fairly quickly. Mighty fine.

babundas

beautiful ending of  queen sacrifice!