White to play and checkmate in three moves

Problems 001 to 012

1

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1. f3! waiting
1. ... Kg6 2. Qh8 waiting
2. ... Kf5 3. Qf6#

Date added: 9/3/2020

2

(Fritz Hofmann - Sonntagsblatt, 1887)

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1.e8=B!
1...Kxf6 2.g8=R ~ 3.Rg6#
1...Kxd6 2.c8=R ~ 3.Rc6#

Date added: 9/3/2020

3

(William A. Shinkman, Jul 1903 - Checkmate mag. 1903)

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1.Rh2! Kxa4 2.Bc6+
2...Kxa3 3.Bc5#
2...Ka5 3.Rh5#

Date added: 14/3/2020

4

(Joseph William Abbott - Baltimore News, 27 Apr 1890)

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  1. Rc8 - Kd5

  2. Kc7 - Kc5

  3. Re5#


Date added: 14/3/2020

5

(Göran Forslund - LASS-meddelande, December 95 )

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1.Ra6! Kb5 2.Sc4 ~ 3.Rb6#
2...Kxa6 3.Sc7#

Date added: 15/3/2020

6

(Eugene Beauharnais Cook - The Illustrated London News, March 19, 1853)

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1.Qe7+!
1...Kc6 2.c8=Q+ Kb6 3.Qc7#
1...Kxe7 2.c8=N+ Kxe6
3.f8=N#
3.fxe8=Q#

Date added: 16/3/2020

7

(Eugene Beauharnais Cook - The Illustrated London News, 6th Jan 1855 )

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  1. e8=B - Ke6

  2. f8=B - Kf5

  3. Bd7#


Date added: 16/3/2020

8

(John Brown - Family Herald, 20 Nov 1858)

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1.Rf6!
1...Kd4 2.Bf3
2...Ke3 3.Bc5#
2...Kc4 3.Rf4#
2...Ke5 3.Bc3#
1...Ke2 2.Bd2 b4 3.Bc4#

Date added: 20/3/2020

9

(Samuel Loyd - Holyoke Transcript 1877)

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1.bxa8=N! Kxg2 2.Nb6
2...Kf3
3.a8=Q#
3.a8=B#
2...Kh1
3.a8=Q#
3.a8=B#

Date added: 3/1/2021

10

(Otto Wurzburg - American Chess Bulletin May-Jun, 1955)

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1.Qg1! ~ 2.Qa7+ Kb4 3.Nd5#
1...Kb4 2.Nd5+
2...Ka4 3.Qa7#
2...Ka5 3.Qa7#
2...Ka3 3.Qa1#
1...Ka3 2.Qa1+ Kb4 3.Sa6#
1...Bb4 2.Qd4
2...Ka5 3.Qa7#
2...Ka3 3.Qa1#
1...Bc5 2.Qxc5
2...Ka5 3.Qxb5#
2...b4 3.Qa7#

Date added: 3/1/2021

11

(Otto B. Wurzburg - The Pittsburgh Gazette Times, 12 Apr 1914)

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1.Ke2! ~
2.Bh6+ (Bc1...g5+) Kc2 (Kb2) 3.Qc1#
2.Ba3+ Kc2 3.Qc1#
1...Kc2 2.Qd1+
2...Kb1 3.Ba3#
2...Kc3 3.Qd2#
1...Ra1 2.Be4+ Ka2 3.Qg8#
1...Ra2+ 2.Bd2+ Kc2 (Kb2) 3.Qc1#
1...Rg6 2.Bg5+ Kc2 (Kb2) 3.Qc1#
1...Rf6 2.Bf4+ Kc2 (Kb2) 3.Qc1#
1...Re6+ 2.Be3+ Kc2 (Kb2) 3.Qc1#
1...Rc6 2.Ba3+
2...Kc2 3.Qc1#
2...Rc1 3.Qxc1#
1...Bb2 2.Bd2+
2...Kc2 3.Qd1#
2...Bc1 3.Qxc1#
1...Bc3 2.Bd2+ Kc2 (Kb2) 3.Qc1#
1...Bd4 2.Be3+ Kc2 (Kb2) 3.Qc1#

Date added: 4/1/2021

12

(Otto B. Wurzburg - American Chess Bulletin July-August, 1955)

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1.Kb3!
1...Kb5 2.Qa4+ Kb6 3.Sd5#
1...c4+ 2.Ka4 ~ 3.Qf2#
2...Ka7 3.Kb5#
1...cxb4 2.Kxb4 Kc6 3.Qe6#

Date added: 4/1/2021