# White mates in 3

BigDoggProblem
Posers and Puzzles 27 Mar '05 07:28
1. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
27 Mar '05 07:28
For THUDandBLUNDER:

#3
2. 27 Mar '05 10:315 edits
Thank you, BigDogg.

What did you say Black's last move was?
3. 27 Mar '05 14:024 edits
oh easy one, but as i see solution was not meant to be posted instantly.
oh i was wrong...it is not easy one...very cunning indeed!! i would like to know how white can mate in 3
4. 27 Mar '05 14:26
two solutions.
5. 27 Mar '05 16:10
Originally posted by Mephisto2
two solutions.
two or zero...
6. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
27 Mar '05 16:13
Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
Thank you, BigDogg.

What did you say Black's last move was?
I didn't specify it. But you're right to look to the past.
7. 27 Mar '05 16:55
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
I didn't specify it. But you're right to look to the past.
which piece performed the blacks last move?
8. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
27 Mar '05 22:02
Originally posted by Jusuh
which piece performed the blacks last move?
The King, the Rook, or the Pawn on g6?
9. 27 Mar '05 22:20
Two solutions weeeeeeeee.
10. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
27 Mar '05 23:05
No, there is only one solution.
11. 28 Mar '05 04:55
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
No, there is only one solution.
Can you prove that White can't castle?
12. 28 Mar '05 06:421 edit
For Big Dogg:

White to play and mate in 2 moves.

13. 28 Mar '05 06:512 edits
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
No, there is only one solution.
all depends whether black can castle...if both kings or rooks have moved, then you are right. But, if black can castle (and so white cant) solution doesnt exist (at least I cant find any). It is impossible to know without a movelist. (speaking about mate in 3 problem)
14. 28 Mar '05 07:011 edit
Pretty obvious, since white king has moved (the rook at d4 must have come from h1) so 1.Rad1!

EDITED: Now all I need to find out why Black cannot castle ðŸ™‚
15. 28 Mar '05 07:03
Originally posted by Jusuh
It is impossible to know without a movelist.
No, it's not.
What was Black's last move?