checkmate in 3

  • #1

    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.

  • #2

    Interesting puzzle!

  • #3

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

  • #4
    LearnChess wrote:

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

    wasted sacrifices to delay the inevitable don't count.

  • #5
    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.

  • #6

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

  • #7

    1..Rh2 is superior to the proposed solution.

  • #8

    yeah

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