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Took some thought, because there seems to be so much going on. I was looking at MY advanced pawn and thinking about possibilities of promoting it. Buit even if I didn't see the whole mate-in-3 line right off, the threat of 1. ... dxe1=Q made 1. Re5+ the obvious first move. Then, I see Black's King forced to move to h4 and the mating sequence jumps out at me.
2. Kh2 serves multiple functions. It removes my King from immediate vulnerability to the promoted d-Pawn=Queen; it takes away Black King's access to g3 (and to protect h3 if my g-pawn is not protecting it); and it covers the g3 square for my pawn to advance and check Black's sitting duck King (and since Black has nowhere to escape, it is checkmate). So now Black has no move that will prevent the inevitable 3. g3#. His promotion to Queen at d1 is a tempo too late.
Are also options and slightly better than the solution provided, I guess...
Hmmmm, took me quite a while to see the king move.
Nice n' easy..
Why "mate in 3"? typo?
More accurate title : Mate in 5?
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As you may noticed, this is mate in 5, not in 3!
nice and easy
Mate in 5?
Wow, a puzzle involving a Queen sacrifice... nice way to trap the black King on h8 like that!
mate in 3 or 5?????????
it said 'mate in 3' but wasn't that five moves?
Looks at a line with both players making wrong moves, but Black blundering worse and more often.
2. ... Rxe6? was premature. At this point c3 would have protected and enhanced the promotion threat and at least tied up one white Rook to prevent it (while both Black Rooks would be free for other action.)
4. ... g5? was a terrible wasted move. Any of several other moves (...Re3 or even ...h5) would have been better.
Then Black compounds his troubles with another worthless move,5. ... Re4? Did he not see the coming checkmate? He could have at least moved his Rook to e3 to prevent it. for the moment (and simultaneously protect his c-pawn.)
Nakamura is Japanese not American
by lofina_eidel_ismail a few minutes ago
Sub 1000 (ranging from just below 1000 to about 400 :O)
by With_every_step a few minutes ago
Why do you need to say draw in the middle of a game
by kaynight 2 minutes ago
10/25/2016 - Too Far Advanced
by AbhiTheGr8 2 minutes ago
The notion that <1000 is awful?
by AIM-AceMove 2 minutes ago
Why are so many non members on this site?
by aidan0816 17 minutes ago
To the people who won't stop complaining about other people
by kaynight 20 minutes ago
Time loss for f2p players punishes many other players
by ponz111 33 minutes ago
Is 1....e6 a good and flexible move against 1.d4?
by EdwinAugustus 36 minutes ago
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