1001 Brilliant Checkmates #95

couriermike

In Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Checkmates problem 95, in the queen sac section, can't White just play

1. Ng3+ Kh4 (forced)

2. Nf3+ Kg4 (forced)

3. h3#

without any queen sacrifice?  Just checking if i missed anything, thanks.

kielejocain

It would help if you would post a diagram.  My guess is the number of people that own the book AND see your post are small.

couriermike

Sorry, this is my first chess post.  Here is an image.

Eebster
couriermike wrote:

In Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Checkmates problem 95, in the queen sac section, can't White just play

1. Ng3+ Kh4 (forced)

2. Nf3+ Kg4 (forced)

3. h3#

without any queen sacrifice?  Just checking if i missed anything, thanks.


Yes, and there is no other mate in three.

couriermike

Thanks.  It's interesting how the knights work together to hem the black king in.