checkmate in 3

samlong1989

Original Position: black to play, mate in 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited Position: black to play, mate in 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoopi, thanks for pointing that out, I only had a very short amount of time on my clock when this position came up in a game of mine, and so I didn't see the alternative mate.

Now it is 2 problems.

nyLsel

Interesting puzzle!

LearnChess

1... Rxf7+ looks to make it checkmate in 4

samlong1989
LearnChess wrote:

1... Rxf7+ looks to make it checkmate in 4

wasted sacrifices to delay the inevitable don't count.

rooperi
samlong1989 wrote:
LearnChess wrote:

1... Rxf7+ looks to make it checkmate in 4

wasted sacrifices to delay the inevitable don't count.

Unfortunately, it does.

shoopi

I was sure the solution was 1... Rh2.

quacktastic

1..Rh2 is superior to the proposed solution.

Dude_3

yeah