5/14/2012 - Mate in 3

  • #121

    there is also a mate in four: Re1+ Qxe1 Qf2 Kh1 Qf1+ Qxf1 Rxf1 mate.  But this way is one move quicker.

  • #122

    why not do 1. Re8+ Qxe8 2. Qc7+ Ka8 3. Qc8+ Qxc8 4. Rxc8#?

  • #123

    I found the mate in  4 instead, with Rook to the back rank.

  • #124

    Why do in 4 moves what only takes 3? BTW if they had called the puzzle mate in 4 then you would be on the right track.

  • #125

    difficult to discover but I like it

  • #126

    1.Re8+ Qxe8 2.Qc7+ Ka8 3.Qc8+ Qxc8 4.Rxc8# works too. Maybe it's longer,but it doesn't matter. And white was basically won in this position.

  • #127

    Saw it in a second.

  • #128

    Pretty easy i liked detaquads though


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  • #130

    nice puzzle

  • #131

    easy peasey

  • #132

    theres also this mate in four that i saw first

  • #133
    gauranga wrote:

    1.Re8+ also mates, but I guess it takes one move longer after 1...Qxe8 2.Qc7+ Ka8 3.Qc8+ Qxc8 4.Rxc8 mate. I prefer puzzles that don't have multiple solutions of roughly equal value.

    But then it isn't a mate in three, is it?

  • #134

    Nice puzzle

  • #135
    RDI wrote:

    theres also this mate in four that i saw first


    I also saw that mate first

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  • #137

    Pretty easy.

  • #138

    Nice one, that would have been easy to miss in a game.

  • #139


  • #140

    Not that easy, but I still managed to solve it the first time.

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