Originally posted by marinakatombSurely Kb4 is the 1st move!
I got this position from this brilliant site!!!
White to mate in 3 moves.
[fen]3r4/2R3N1/R1N5/1R4P1/K1P5/1B4Q1/1BN5/7k w - - 0 1[/fen]
Bear in mind, black can check your king in certain variations which forces you to lose a move. That's all the help i will give you!
Originally posted by Dragon FireI followed that path for a while. If you're looking for me to give you a hint though, think again! The combination is counter intuitive, give me a variation and i'll try and tell you the refutation. There are in fact two ways to solve this, as black has a couple of defenses to the opening move.
Surely Kb4 is the 1st move!
Originally posted by leisurelyslothNo, the mate has to be in 3.
Question about this type of puzzle--If mate in 3 is required, then is mate in 2 acceptable?
For instance, if:
Does black "win" because he forced the checkmate to occur in 2 moves rather than the required 3 moves?