# White to mate in three

kbaumen
Posers and Puzzles 07 Nov '06 18:40
1. 07 Nov '06 18:406 edits

This is a nice puzzle. White to mate in three. Took me a long time to figure this out.
2. 07 Nov '06 18:461 edit
It can't be whites move in that position.

Edit: Grrr! Trying to make me look stupid. ðŸ˜‰
3. 07 Nov '06 18:47
Look again, I had some problems inserting FEN
4. 07 Nov '06 18:481 edit
I see 2 first moves....

Edit: didnt see the edit
5. 07 Nov '06 20:14
A nice one, indeed.
6. 07 Nov '06 20:17
Solved it?
7. uzless
The So Fist
07 Nov '06 20:27
Originally posted by kbaumen
Solved it?
ya...the king has some work to do
8. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
07 Nov '06 21:10
Originally posted by kbaumen
[fen]8/8/8/8/2p2p2/K1p1N3/6Q1/4k3 w - - 0 1[/fen]

This is a nice puzzle. White to mate in three. Took me a long time to figure this out.
1.Kb4! (zugzwang)

1...c2 2.Qf1+ Kd2 3.Nxc4#
1...fxe3 2.Kxc3 e2 [2...Kd1 3.Qf1#] 3.Qg1#
1...f3 2.Qc2 f2 3.Qd1#
9. uzless
The So Fist
07 Nov '06 21:361 edit
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
[b]1.Kb4! (zugzwang)

1...c2 2.Qf1+ Kd2 3.Nxc4#
1...fxe3 2.Kxc3 e2 [2...Kd1 3.Qf1#] 3.Qg1#
1...f3 2.Qc2 f2 3.Qd1#[/b]
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10. 07 Nov '06 21:37
Originally posted by uzless
easier way...

King b2, then c1, then Knight c2...checkmate!

other moves by black are irrelevant
Kb2? That would be moving into check.
11. uzless
The So Fist
07 Nov '06 21:38
Originally posted by Ian68
Kb2? That would be moving into check.
ya saw that...thought the black pawns were moving forward for a sec
12. 08 Nov '06 20:40
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
[b]1.Kb4! (zugzwang)

1...c2 2.Qf1+ Kd2 3.Nxc4#
1...fxe3 2.Kxc3 e2 [2...Kd1 3.Qf1#] 3.Qg1#
1...f3 2.Qc2 f2 3.Qd1#[/b]
Nice. Kb4!! is the exact move. For me this puzzle took a long time. I'm not good at finding these quiet moves like Kb4.
13. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
08 Nov '06 21:40
Originally posted by kbaumen
Nice. Kb4!! is the exact move. For me this puzzle took a long time. I'm not good at finding these quiet moves like Kb4.
Most composed problems do not start with a checking key, for checks are generally obvious moves.

Solving these types of problems will improve your ability to find quiet, subtle moves.
14. 09 Nov '06 18:49
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
Most composed problems do not start with a checking key, for checks are generally obvious moves.

Solving these types of problems will improve your ability to find quiet, subtle moves.
Yeah, that's why I like these kind of puzzles.