Originally posted by DavrossChess moves almost always imply a move for white and a move for black.See how a game is numbered.So in a mate in three there are 3 moves for the attacker and 2 moves for the defender.
When someone says "Mate in three", should (s)he be counting the attacker's moves, or the defenders', or both? Just curious.
Originally posted by Derfel Cadarn"mate in 3's" tend to consist of forced moves.
When someone announces mate in three, this is the only time I'll play to checkmate. I always tend to wonder if they have calculated every single possible reply I could make.