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    19 Nov '06 12:21
    White to move and mate in 3 moves.

  2. Joined
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    19 Nov '06 12:44
    Is mate possible? To be fair on me I have been spending about five minutes messing about with the King, Bishop and Knights, forced moves, taking the castle, sacrificing pieces, and I still don't get it!
  3. Joined
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    19 Nov '06 14:08
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    Is mate possible? To be fair on me I have been spending about five minutes messing about with the King, Bishop and Knights, forced moves, taking the castle, sacrificing pieces, and I still don't get it!
    Ah, yes it is possible. Beautiful puzzle.
  4. Joined
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    19 Nov '06 15:421 edit
    Sorry but can you give me the first move? Is it;
    BxR?
    Ne7+?
    Ncb8+?
    Kb5?
    I've tried all those and others, but I still can't get it.
  5. Sigulda, Latvia
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    19 Nov '06 17:19
    This really is a nice puzzle.
  6. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
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    19 Nov '06 23:312 edits
    1.Ka5! (threatens 2.Kb6, 2.Ne7+ and 2.Nd4+)
    1...e1Q+ 2.Kb6! and Black is powerless to stop both 3.Nc7# and 3.Nc6~ with a discovered mate.
    1...Kb7 2.Ne7+ Ka7 3.Nc8#

    Try:
    1.Kb5? Rg8! [Now possible, because White can't play Nd4+ and Nb5#] 2.Kb6 Rc8! and White has no mate.

    I'm not crazy about the multiple White threats, but the key, allowing Black to Queen with check, is good.
  7. Joined
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    20 Nov '06 01:311 edit
    Well spotted bigdogg, I got nowhere near it, I dismissd the Ka5 e1Q+ on the grounds of multiple checks that were not there after knight block mate
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