4/5/2012 - Mate in 3

  • #81

    the black queen should have eaten the white queen,bad puzzle

  • #82

    can someone tell me?

  • #83

    Post 38 is the most succinct explanation.

  • #84
    dufferps wrote:

    White is poised to win, but must start out with a check (else, ... Qd5+ will destroy all his opportunities).  1. Qb8+  or 1.Qa3+ will force a win, and I think 1.Ba3+ will force it as well, but only 1.Qb4+ will force it in 3 moves.

    Indeed I tried to play Qa3+, having seen both the deflection idea and the back-row check, but then not putting them together.  At least I didn't give away the farm, but :( anyway.

  • #85

    easy

  • #86

    why doesn't black queen takes d4 to stop the origanal check?

  • #87

    Mighty fine.

  • #88

    very very eazy

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  • #91

    good

  • #92

    this is a good puzzle....inspires thought for a change

  • #93

    Bad chess players will of course choose

    1. Qa3+?? Kg8 2. Qxa5

    [like I did]

    [[And yes, I know the ?? is a bit severe]]

  • #94
    waynedickinson2 wrote:

    why didnt the black queen take ?

    Answer:

    1. Qb4+ Qxb4

    2. e8(Q) mate

  • #95

    well said Elroch

  • #96

    But I wanted to queen! :(

  • #97

    too easyMoney mouth

  • #98

    Nice

  • #99

    Ah; it's a mate problem.  I played Qa3, which either mates or wins the queen.

  • #100

    couldn't find the first move!

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