White to play and checkmate in three moves

Problems 037 to 048

37

(Louis H.Jokisch - The Nashville Daily American, 4 Mar 1888)

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1.Qa8!
1...g3 2.Qg2!
2...Kg4 3.Qxg3#
2...e4 3.Qxg3#
1...e4 2.Qa3! ~ 3.Qg3#
2...e3 3.Qxe3#
2...Ke5 3.Qd6#

Date added: 18/1/2021

38

(E. Texier - La France Illustrée, 1879)

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1.Na3! ~ 2.Rh5 Kxa3 3.Ra5#
1...Ka5 2.Rh6 Ka4 3.Ra6#
1...Kxa3 2.Kc4 Ka4 3.Ra2#

Date added: 18/1/2021

39

(Andre Cheron - Feuille d'Avis de Lausanne, 12 Jul 1930)

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1. Bh8 - f6

2. Qg8 - Ke5

3. Qe6#


Date added: 18/1/2021

40

(Andre Cheron - Hamburgischer Correspondent, 18 Dec 1932)

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1.Qc4! ~ 2.Qg8#
1...Bb3 2.Qf1! ~ 3.Qf8#
2...Bf7 3.Qb5#

Date added: 18/1/2021

41

(Kenneth Samuel Howard - American Chess Bulletin, Sep-Oct 1925)

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1.Rf6! ~ 2.Rxg6 ~ 3.Rg8#
2...h5
3.Rh6#
3.Rxh5#
2...h6
3.Rh6#
3.Rxh6#
1...h5 2.Rxh5+ gxh5 3.Rh6#

Date added: 18/1/2021

42

(Triantafilos Siaperas - Sah 1st Prize, 1948)

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1.Re1! ~ 2.Qxd5+
2...Kxa6
3.Qc4#
3.Qd3#
2...Ka4 3.Qa5#
1...Qxa6 2.Qe2+
2...Ka4 3.Qxa6#
2...Kc6 3.Qe8#
2...Bc4 3.Qe8#
1...Qa4 2.Qe8+
2...Kxa6 3.Qxa4#
2...Kc4 3.Qe2#
2...Bc6 3.Qe2#
1...Kxa6 2.Qe2+ Bc4 3.Qxc4#

Date added: 20/1/2021

43

(Samuel Loyd - La Stratégie, 15 Jun 1867 )

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1.a8=B!
1...Kf8
2.b8=Q+ Kf7 3.Bd5#
2.b8=R+ Kf7 3.Bd5#
1...Ke8 2.Ke6 ~
3.b8=Q#
3.b8=R#
2...Kd8 3.b8=Q#
1...Kg8 2.Kg6 ~
3.b8=Q#
3.b8=R#

Date added: 20/1/2021

44

(Samuel Loyd - The Chess Monthly 1st Prize, Nov 1857)

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1.Ng4+!
1...Kf1 2.Ra8 ~ 3.Ra1#
1...Kh1 2.Qh2+ gxh2 3.Nf2#
1...Kh3 2.Nh2 ~ 3.Rh8#
2...g2 3.Qh8#
2...gxh2 3.Qh8#
2...Kh4 3.Qh8#
1...Kf3 2.Qc2 g2 3.Qd3#
1...Kg1
2.Ra8 ~ 3.Ra1#
2.Rd8 ~ 3.Rd1#

Date added: 22/1/2021

45

(Lars Aksglaede Larsen - British Chess Magazine, 1964)

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1.Bf7! ~ 2.Rh8+ Kg7 3.Rh7#
1...Ra6 2.Qe2 ~ 3.Qxh5#
2...Sg3 3.Qxa6#
2...Rg6 3.Rxg6#
1...Rb6 2.Qe3+
2...Bf4 3.Qxf4#
2...f4 3.Qxb6#
1...Rc6 2.Qc1+
2...Bf4 3.Qxf4#
2...f4 3.Qxc6#
2...Rxc1 3.Rg6#
1...Rd6 2.Qd2+
2...Bf4 3.Qxf4#
2...f4 3.Qxd6#
2...Rxd2 3.Rg6#
1...Re6 2.Bxe6 ~ 3.Rg6#

Date added: 24/1/2021

46

(Friedrich Martin Palitzsch)

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1.Bh3! ~ 2.Bd7#
1...Rxh3 2.Kd6 ~ 3.Sc7#

Date added: 25/1/2021

47

(Pierre Biscay - Union des Problémistes de France 3rd Prize, 1955)

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1.Re6!
1...f1=Q 2.Re3+ Qf3+ 3.Rxf3#
1...f1=N 2.Rg6
2...Nxh2 3.Nf2#
2...Ng3+ 3.Rxg3#
2...Ne3 3.Rg3#
2...Nd2 3.Rg3#
1...f1=R 2.Re3+ Rf3 3.Rxf3#
1...f1=B 2.Re3#
1...Kxh2 2.Rxf2+
2...Kh3 3.Re3#
2...Kh1 3.Re1#
2...Kg3 3.Re3#
2...Kg1 3.Re1#
1...Kg2 2.Rxf2+
2...Kg1 3.Re1#
2...Kh3 3.Re3#
2...Kh1 3.Re1#

Date added: 25/1/2021

48

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1. Rf8!+
1. ... Qxf8 2. Rxf8+
2. ... Rxf8 3. Qxg6#

Date added: 26/1/2021