4/27/2012 - Mate in 3

  • #141

    I wudnt have figured it out!

  • #142

    Pretty good. You had to sacrifice the queen.

  • #143

    Cool

  • #144

    easy

  • #145

    really good

  • #146

    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.

  • #147

    neat

  • #148

    not my first choice of move

  • #149

    didn't see that one

  • #150

    Are we back to the queen sacs again?

  • #151

    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.

  • #152

    nice puzzle(",

  • #153

    easy

  • #154

    hard    

  • #155

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

  • #156

    good one

  • #157

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

    NXF4+ EXN

    QD5+ KH4

    QG5+ KH3

    QG4++

  • #158

    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

  • #159
    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.

  • #160

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

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