# Easy Mate in 3

Alethia
Posers and Puzzles 26 Nov '06 12:45
1. 26 Nov '06 12:451 edit
This puzzle will force some of the weaker players to think. Please just message me privately if you know the answer.
Black to play and Mate in 3.
2. 26 Nov '06 18:16
One person- kbaumen- has already posted me the answer. It IS easy.
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3. 27 Nov '06 23:131 edit
Thats because it is forced
4. 28 Nov '06 18:30
5. 28 Nov '06 18:50
Question B) What would you play as Black in this situation?
6. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
28 Nov '06 19:13
Originally posted by Alethia
Question B) What would you play as Black in this situation?
[fen]2k4r/1b5r/p1n1p3/3p2p1/2B2p2/2N3P1/P2P1P2/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1[/fen]
1...f3
7. 28 Nov '06 19:18
Yes. I am getting quite depressed about how everyone finds these easy.
8. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
28 Nov '06 19:391 edit
Originally posted by Alethia
Yes. I am getting quite depressed about how everyone finds these easy.
They're easy because they're too forcing. Once the right first move is considered, the puzzle is solved instantly, because the losing side can't even put up any resistance.

Edit: This is why one rarely sees composed problems that start with a check, or with a move that takes a flight away from the enemy K. It's too obvious.
9. 29 Nov '06 17:273 edits
Adding another one... If it works (there is no guarantee) then it should be one of my harder puzzles. White to play and mate.
10. 29 Nov '06 17:341 edit
I know there are three knights.. one is a queened pawn, okay!
Here's one from a chess tutoring book which is amusing. White to mate in 2. Note: Now it has been outlawed, but at the time some German GM's lost a considerable sum of money after taking 5 minutes!
11. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
29 Nov '06 19:23
Originally posted by Alethia
Adding another one... If it works (there is no guarantee) then it should be one of my harder puzzles. White to play and mate.
[fen]r1b1nrk1/1pq2p1p/p1N1PbNn/3p1P2/1P4N1/2Q3P1/1BP2PP1/R3KB1R w - - 0 1[/fen]
White can't give mate. In fact, neither side can, because the position is illegal.
12. 29 Nov '06 19:344 edits
My earlier position needs to change- sorry. But how is the other position illegal?
13. 29 Nov '06 19:38
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
White can't give mate. In fact, neither side can, because the position is illegal.
14. 29 Nov '06 19:40
Qxf6 Nxf6
Bxf6 hxg6
Nxh6+ Kh7
Nxf7+ Kg8
Rh8#
I'm pretty sure there are other variations. I hope it works.
15. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
29 Nov '06 19:49
Originally posted by Alethia
I know there are three knights.. one is a queened pawn, okay!
Here's one from a chess tutoring book which is amusing. White to mate in 2. Note: Now it has been outlawed, but at the time some German GM's lost a considerable sum of money after taking 5 minutes!
[fen]8/4P3/8/8/8/7R/1k6/4K2R w - - 0 1[/fen]
1.e8R! K~ 2.0-0-0-0-0-0 mate!!

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