4/27/2012 - Mate in 3

h3lo123

Cool

donce83

easy

Sunnyboya

really good

m1k3555

Most puzzles on here are queen sacrifices. Then we are playing and blunder a queen sacrifice to some unbeknownst calculation. Chess.com, always trying to push our pawn game skills.

The_Tactic

neat

Rayminosorous

not my first choice of move

ChessChump99207

didn't see that one

Simonmeow

Are we back to the queen sacs again?

G_Ridge

1.Nxf4+ exN 2.Qd5+ Kh4 [...g5 3.Qxg5#]3.Qg5+ Kh3 4. Qg4+ Kxh2 5. Qg2#  several different ways to get to mate for white in this situation.

ranillo

nice puzzle(",

Annie3

easy

caniecane

hard    

Gladamas

Wait, why couldn't black play 1... Be7 after 1. Qxf4? Isn't it not mate in 3 then?

Caspid

good one

melogibbo

Damn, didn't find it, only found this one:

NXF4+ EXN

QD5+ KH4

QG5+ KH3

QG4++

Disney125

If this was not a puzzle, most chess players would not sacrifice the Queen. This is a good way to train how observant you are.Wink

stephen_33
Samwb123 wrote:

Wait, why couldn't black play 1... Be7 after 1. Qxf4? Isn't it not mate in 3 then?

I think this has been covered elsewhere on this thread but the point is the queen, if left on f4, can then mate black on either g4 or g5 !  Black cannot cover both squares.

Analysis1201

thuis puzzle is pathetyically composed. Nxf4 achieves mate in the same namber of moves, and Rybaka confirms it.

pating12

its so easy...

jakester127

Every possible line following 1.Nxf4+ has been examined by ndskykng2's diagram on page four.  Please look there before saying that 1.Nxf4+ will also mate in 3.