Posts Tagged ‘mate in 3’

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 32

May 15, 2017

White to move and mate in three.

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 28

March 21, 2017

White to play and mate in three moves.

Mate in 3

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 19

February 23, 2017

White to play and mate in three moves.

Mate in 3. (Reinle – Lange, Murnau 1936)

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 13

February 17, 2017

White to play and mate in three moves (two correct move orders.)

Mate in 3. Nadel – Margulies, Berlin 1932.

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 9

February 9, 2017

White to move and mate in 3.

Emory Tate vs. Arthur Abolianin, Deurne 2000

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 5

January 31, 2017

Black to move and mate in 3.

Simple but pleasing…

Puzzle Worthy Position 32

August 23, 2016

White to move and mate in 3

Puzzle Worthy Position 21

May 10, 2016

Tonight we see a classic example of the King’s Gambit gone wrong via a common blunder by white in the Falkbeer Counter-Gambit. 

Black to move and mate in 3.

[Event “SocialChess”]

[Site “Internet”]

[Date “2016.05.10”]

[White “@o@ (1507)”]

[Black “Chris Torres”]

[Result “0-1”]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.fxe5 Qh4+ 4.Ke2 Qxe4+ 5.Kf2 Bc5+ 6.Kg3 Qxe5+ 7.Kf3 Qf5+ 8.Ke2 Qe4# 0-1 *

Sam Loyd Puzzles are Infuriatingly Fantastic!

January 7, 2016

It took me exactly 16:22 to solve this seemingly simple chess problem!


White to move and mate in three by Sam Loyd, 1868. 


Pawn Sacrifice: Bobby Fischer Chess Puzzle 2

October 8, 2015

In today’s puzzle, we try to find an improvement over Fischer’s Qd6+. The unplayed improvement is actually a forced mate in 3 that Bobby Fischer missed over the board. I imagine that the then 15-year-old Fischer was so caught up in the excitement of slaying the dragon that he failed to search for a better move once he had already discovered a winning one. The inaccurate play on Fischer’s part had no effect on the outcome of the game. Immediately following Fischer’s Qd6+, his opponent, Bent Larsen, resigned.


What is Bobby Fischer's (white's) best continuation?

White to move, mate in 3.


Here is the source game for your further enjoyment:


[Event "Portoroz Interzonal"]
[Site "Portoroz SVN"]
[Date "1958.08.16"]
[EventDate "1958.08.05"]
[Round "8"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Robert James Fischer"]
[Black "Bent Larsen"]
[ECO "B77"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "61"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7
7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Bc4 Nxd4 10. Bxd4 Be6 11. Bb3 Qa5
12. O-O-O b5 13. Kb1 b4 14. Nd5 Bxd5 15. Bxd5 Rac8 16. Bb3 Rc7
17. h4 Qb5 18. h5 Rfc8 19. hxg6 hxg6 20. g4 a5 21. g5 Nh5
22. Rxh5 gxh5 23. g6 e5 24. gxf7+ Kf8 25. Be3 d5 26. exd5 Rxf7
27. d6 Rf6 28. Bg5 Qb7 29. Bxf6 Bxf6 30. d7 Rd8 31. Qd6+ 1-0

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