4/5/2012 - Mate in 3

yoursisnodisgrace

Nice

nitch09

nice one!

ocmn6

inviting to sacrifice the queen... then mate in 2!

gilbertjjs

Uhm, I think I missed something?

Pavrey

Deflection

Hani_caspian

Important first Move!!!!!

Apteris
gilbertjjs wrote:

Uhm, I think I missed something?

Took me a second too. After Qb4+ black can't capture with Qxb4 because that allows white to promote d7 to a Queen and mate (because of the Bishop on g2). Kg8 is black's only move.

yhs3816

WTH??? the queen can just take... can't it?

totomomo

Surprised

fudokan

quite easy

fearless2play

Brilliant!! I was definetly puzzled

reffahc

nice

bluesghost

help a moron out why cant the black queen take on the first move? it isnt going to help black much but why not?

Sushanthchess

what? why can't the black queen take the white queen on b4

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bluesghost wrote:

help a moron out why cant the black queen take on the first move? it isnt going to help black much but why not?

In that case Black gets mated in two moves instead of three:

1.Qb4+ Qxb4 2.d8=Q#

Even if the result remains the same, the variation that delays checkmate the longest counts as the objectively best defense.

lph

this is why black Queen can not take Qb4+

govegan

what is this first or second page you all keep on talking about???

bknight-sk

I couldn't find out first move until I read the goal: "mate in 3"

then it was obvious Smile

nice puzzle

Dr-reza

ok

Sutirtha11

Nice