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Here is one of the classic compositions from Sam Loyd. He wasn't just a chess composer, he was a real chess artist!. Here is one of his own puzzles:
White mates in 3
Well I couldn't get that, what a good puzzle. Thanks for sharing! (Houdini got it though!).
To block the two chess Qc5+ and Qc1+ the key of problem is :
1Nd3! 1...Qc5+ 2)Nxc5 am 3Qe6#(3 c8Q,B#)3Rf4#
1Nd3? course Qc1+ !!!2)Nxc1 Ng4+!!! 3)???
1c8R!Qc1+ [am 2) Rf8+ Nd7 3)Rxf7#] 2Rxc1!
1...d5 2 Rf8+Qf6 3Rxf6#
1...Ng8 2 Rf8+Nf6 3Rxf6#
1...Bg8? 2Rf8+Bf73Rxf7# mais...2)Bg6#!!!
1c8R Nf7 2)Qxf7+ Kg5 3)Rg4#
Sam Loyd great composer!
1c8R ?Course Qb6+! Solution :1Kd2!!!Qg2+ 2)Nxg2 Bg8 [2...d5 3)c8Q(B)#]3)Bg6#
1...d5 2)Bg4+ Nxg4 3)Rh5#
1...Qd5+ 2)Nxd5 Bg8 [2...Ng4 3)c8Q(B)# ] 3)Ne3#
1...Qc2+ 2)Kxc2 d5[2...Bg8 3)Bg6#] 3)c8Q#
1...Qc3+ 2)Kxc3 d5 [ 2...Bg8 3) Bg6# ] 3 c8Q(B)#
1...Qc1+ 2)Kxc1!(for 3c8Q# ) 2...Bg8 3)Bg6# 2....Ng4 3)Bxg4# 2...d5 3)c8Q# 2...Nf7(Ng8) 3)c8Q# 2...Bg6 3)Bxg6# (3 c8Q#)
bg4+,nxb,P=Q+,qxq,rh5 + mate
Nxg4 puts the white king in check.
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