4/29/2012 - Mate in 3

Sai_300
raiderluver wrote:

Why wouldn't the black king or rook take the white bishop? 

If the King or the Rook took the white Bishop, then black's Queen would just go Qh7#, being backed up by the Rook on h3.

donce83

Very easy. I don´t like

paulaandme
raiderluver wrote:

Why wouldn't the black king or rook take the white bishop? 


it would be pointless, as the next move would be check mate anyway from your queen.

DRReese

Pound me on the head and call me shorty

SharmaPawan

easy

shengyi

Very easy puzzle to checkmate.

Amir169

Thanks!

Dr-reza

EASY

sportmaster

bh7.

bg8.

qh7#

sultaninx

easy

newblank

A good puzzle showing the advantage of playing the white pieces was pointed out here.  Because the white pieces went first black pieces couldn't implement their mating sequence. This led to easy mate by white pieces.

pkrishna

Easy

Djazbin

Nice and easy... like sunday.

lph

awesome

BiggieRat

I can add this tactic to my Rat-Attack

Gromit

An interesting "sub-puzzle" is what was Black's Last Move?

Assuming that Black does not normally miss one move mates, then there can only be one possible last move!

iblunderedmyqueen
AnkitshahIT wrote:
 
 
 
Another way to win this match in 2 steps.
 

the queen will not take the bishop. or it black will be dumb... instead it will move one of its kingside pawns so you have only material advantage

ZacWilson

Even beginners need puzzles too.

_vivan_

not their greatest puzzle...

The_Lucky_Loser

I am so Lucky, I got this to use this tactical theme.