White to play and checkmate in three moves

Problems 013 to 024

13

(Gabriel Leon-Martin - Die Schwalbe, Apr 1936)

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1.Kg6! ~
2.Qxh7#
2.Qg7#
1...Nf8+
2.Kh6 ~ 3.Qg7#
2...Be5 3.Qxf8#
2...Ne6 3.Qh7#
2.Qxf8+?


Date added: 6/1/2021

14

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1. Qf2! [2. Qxh4#]
1. ... Qf6 2. g4+
2. ... Kh3 3. Qg2#
2. ... Kh1 3. Qg2/g1#
1. ... Qh6 2. g4+
2. ... Kh3 3. Qg2#
2. ... Kh1 3. Qg2/g1#
1. ... Qg5 2. g4+
2. ... Kh3 3. Qg2#
2. ... Kh1 3. Qg2/g1#
1. ... Qg4 2. g3+
2. ... Kh3 3. Qg2#
2. ... Kh1 3. Qg2/g1#
1. ... Qh5 2. g4+
2. ... Kh3 3. Qg2#
2. ... Kh1 3. Qg2/g1#
1. ... Qh7 2. g4+
2. ... Kh3 3. Qg2#
2. ... Kh1 3. Qg2/g1#
1. ... h3 2. g3+
2. ... Kh1 3. Qg1#
1. ... h3 2. g4+
2. ... Kh1 3. Qg1#

Date added: 7/1/2021

15

(Franz Ferdinand Ludwig Palatz - La Vie Rennaise 1931)

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1.Qf5! ~ 2.Be4 ~
3.Qh7#
3.Qf8#
Second solution:
1. Be4! ~
2.Qf1 ~ 3.Qf8#
2.Qd8 ~ 3.Qf8#
1...e2
2.Qd8 ~ 3.Qf8#
2.Qf3 ~ 3.Qf8#
1...h5 2.Qf1 ~ 3.Qf8#
2...Kh6 3.Qf6#

Date added: 8/1/2021

16

(Walther Freiherr von Holzhausen - Danzer's Armee-Zeitung, Nov 1905)

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1.Rf5! ~ 2.Rf1#
1...Bxf5 2.Rxf5 ~ 3.Rf1#

Date added: 9/1/2021

17

(Hugo Rohr - La Stratégie, 1911)

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1.Rd4! ~
2.Rd8+ Kxd8 3.Rb8#
2.Rb8+ Kxb8 3.Rd8#
1...a5 2.Rd8+ Kxd8 3.Rb8#
1...a6 2.Rd8+ Kxd8 3.Rb8#
1...e5 2.Rb8+ Kxb8 3.Rd8#
1...e6 2.Rb8+ Kxb8 3.Rd8#

Date added: 9/1/2021

18

(Hugo Rohr - Bulletin du Cercle Philidor, 1911)

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1.Kf6!
1...Kh8 2.Kxf7 ~ 3.Rh5#
1...Kh6 2.Kxf7 Kh7 3.Rh5#
1...Kg8 2.Rh5 Kf8 3.Rh8#

Date added: 9/1/2021

19

(G. Martini)

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1. Bd4! waiting
1. ... Kb1 2. Rc6 waiting
2. ... Ka1 3. Rc1#

Date added: 9/1/2021

20

(O. Bennet)

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1. Kf3! waiting
1. ... g1=Q 2. Nf2+
2. ... Qxf2+ 3. Kxf2#
1. ... g1=N+ 2. Ke3+
2. ... Nf3 3. Bxf3#
1. ... g1=N+ 2. Kf4+
2. ... Nf3 3. Bxf3#
1. ... g1=N+ 2. Kg3+
2. ... Nf3 3. Bxf3#
1. ... g1=N+ 2. Kf2+
2. ... Nf3 3. Bxf3#
1. ... g1=N+ 2. Kg4+
2. ... Nf3 3. Bxf3#

Date added: 9/1/2021

21

(Albert Renn - Schach-Echo, 1968)

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1.Bh8! ~ 2.Ka4
2...Qxh8 3.Kb3#
2...Qg7
3.Kb3#
3.Bxg7#
2...Qf6
3.Bxf6#
3.Kb3#
2...Qe5
3.Kb3#
3.Bxe5#
2...Qd4+
3.Bxd4#
3.Kb3#
2...Qc3 3.Bxc3#
1...Qxh8 2.Kb4+ Kb2 3.Ra2#

Date added: 9/1/2021

22

(Alfred De Musset - La Régence, Feb 1849 )

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1.Rd7! ~ 2.Nf6#
1...Nxd7 2.Nxc6
2...Nxc5 (S~) 3.Nf6#
2...Nf6+ 3.Nxf6#

Date added: 9/1/2021

23

(Dr.Jose Tolosa y Carreras - La Stratégie, 1887)

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1.Nb2! ~ 2.Qf7 ~ 3.Qg8#
1...cxb2 2.Na1 ~ 3.Qd4#
2...bxa1=Q 3.Qxa1#
2...bxa1=B 3.Qxa1#

Date added: 10/1/2021

24

(Johann Nepomuk Berger - Frankfurter Zeitung, 1887)

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1.Rf1!
1...Kd4 2.Qd3+ Ke5 3.f4#
1...Kxb5 (Kb4) 2.Rb1+
2...Ka4 (Ka5, Ka6) 3.Qa8#
2...Kc4
3.Qe4#
3.Qd3#
1...e5 2.Rb1 ~
3.Qe4#
3.Qd3#
2...Kd4 3.Qd3#
2...e4 3.Qxe4#

Date added: 10/1/2021