4/5/2012 - Mate in 3

RenataCFC

Post 38 is the most succinct explanation.

RenataCFC
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.

hemaksh_swara

easy

CrashCoe

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

FredBatchelor

Mighty fine.

AlyFarghaly

very very eazy

Odinnhs

KeyeLimePie
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fastig

good

tkeesee654

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

Elroch

Bad chess players will of course choose

1. Qa3+?? Kg8 2. Qxa5

[like I did]

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

Elroch
waynedickinson2 wrote:

why didnt the black queen take ?

Answer:

1. Qb4+ Qxb4

2. e8(Q) mate

tkeesee654

well said Elroch

navneethc

But I wanted to queen! :(

Mr_Mallard

too easyMoney mouth

LordofEvil

Nice

MichaelGosselin

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

glsmith

couldn't find the first move!

nimitshah123

easy, nice first move

Longpre09

Tht was a good one.  More challenging i found than the past couple of days.