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Re:White mates in 3 (not very easy!)
« on: August 5, 2008, 09:14AM »
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Quote from: Sargon on August  5, 2008, 08:43AM   

Hello Tom,

Yes it was a headbreaker,but Qe3 ist not good
For mat in 3 u need to play F8 Rook-Queen
Rxf8 then Queen c2
Rf1 -Qe2# on Rf2 Qc1#

Nice puzzle

Kind regards,Hans



That's right, Hans. I didn't find the solution, although I had tried it about ten times. Then I lost my patience and allowed my chess computer to help me.

My first try was 1. Qe3+ or 1. Qc2, I don't remember exactly. Anyway, I didn't think of 1.f8Q.

1. f8Q Rxf8

The rook has to capture the new Queen, otherwise White could mate by 2. Qc1# at once.

2. Qc2

The black king is caught on e1 and White threatens mate on e2 in the next move. So Black has to put his rook on

2. ... Rf2.

This move however enables White to checkmate by

3. Qc1#,

since the rook occupies now the only possible square that Black could have used for flight: f2.

Difficult to find for a layman like me, but beautiful to replay.

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Re:White mates in 3 (not very easy!)
« Reply #1 on: August 5, 2008, 08:43AM »
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Hello Tom,

Yes it was a headbreaker,but Qe3 ist not good
For mat in 3 u need to play F8 Rook-Queen
Rxf8 then Queen c2
Rf1 -Qe2# on Rf2 Qc1#

Nice puzzle

Kind regards,Hans
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White mates in 3 (not very easy!)
« Reply #2 on: August 1, 2008, 10:06AM »
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Hi altogether,

when walking down the mainstreet of my town somewhere in the Black Forest area I discovered in the display case of our chess club an interesting study.

The position simply hung there with the notice: White checkmates in the third move. No solution was given.

Fortunately I had a paper with me and a ball point pen and wrote the position down.

Back at home I set it up on the board of my Mephisto Atlanta and tried my best with White. The Atlanta held against me with Black. My first try was checkmate in 9. I knew of course that this couldn't be the solution. A few tries later I mated Black already after 5 moves.

I did a few more tries but didn't find the right way. Then I lost my patience and let my chess computer search. He didn't find it with normal playing mode (he found a mate in 4 immediately), but with mate-searching mode he did.

Since you are more patient and certainly more intelligent than me you'll find the first correct move very quickly yourself, right?



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