White to play and checkmate in three moves

Problems 097 to 108

97

(Joseph C. J. Wainwright - American Chess Bulletin, Dec 1905)

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1.Bc2!
1...g6 2.Ba4 ~ 3.Bd7#
1...g5 2.f7 gxf4 3.Nf2#
1...gxf6 2.Bd3 f5 3.Bxe2#
1...gxh6 2.Rd3 Kf5 3.Rg3#

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98

(Otto B. Wurzburg - American Chess Bulletin 1st HM, 1945)

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1.Kd7! ~ 2.Qa8 ~ 3.Qxg2#
1...Rg8 2.Qxg8 ~ 3.Qg2#
1...Rg7+ 2.Qxg7 ~ 3.Qg2#
1...Rg6 2.Bd6+!
2...Rh6 3.Qa8#
2...Bh2 3.Qxh2#
1...Rg5 2.Be5+!
2...Rh5 3.Qa8#
2...Bh2 3.Qxh2#
1...Rg4 2.Bf4+!
2...Rh4 3.Qa8#
2...Bh2 3.Qxh2#
1...Rg3 2.Bxg3+ Bh2 3.Qxh2#

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99

(John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby - The Chess Monthly, 1880)

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1.Bc6!
1...Ke7 2.Qf5
2...Kd8
3.Qd7#
3.Qf8#
2...Kd6 3.Qf6#
1...Kd6 2.Qf6#
1...Ke5 2.Qf7
2...Kd6 3.Qf6#
2...Kd4 3.Qf4#

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100

(Amar Nath. Bhattacharji - The Chess Amateur, Mar 1923)

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1.e4!
1...Ke3 2.Bc3 d5 3.exd5#
1...d5 2.Kf4 dxe4 3.Rd8#

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101

(Josef Kling & Bernhard Horwitz - Illustrated London News, 30 Sep 1848)

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1.g6! ~ 2.Rd7+
2...Kf8 3.Rf7#
2...Kxf6 3.Rf7#

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102

(William Wayte - 1849)

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1.Rc4! ~
2.Qe4#
2.Rc3#
1...Qd4 2.Qe4+
2...Kxc4 3.Qxd4#
2...Kxe4 3.Rxd4#
2...Qxe4 3.Rc3#
1...Na2 2.Qe4#
1...Ng3 2.Rc3#
1...Nxf2 2.Rc3#
1...Rxh4 2.Rc3#
1...Bxc4 2.Qb1#
1...Kxc4 2.Qb5#
1...Qc7 (Qc8)
2.Qe4#
2.Qd5#
1...Qxh4 2.Rc3#
1...Qf6 2.Qe4#
1...Qe7 (Qe8)
2.Qd5#
2.Rc3#
1...Qd5 2.Qxd5#
1...Qa8 2.Rc3#

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103

(Adolf Herrmann Rudolf Ferdinand Kraemer - British Chess Federation, 1949) ****

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1.Rc7! ~ 2.c3 ~ 3.Nc2#
1...Bc1 2.Bc3+ Bd2 3.Bxd2#
1...Bh8 2.Rg7 ~
3.Nxg2#
3.Bc3#
2...Rxg7 3.Bc3#
2...Bxg7 3.Nxg2#
1...Bf6 2.Bxf6 ~ 3.Bc3#
1...Be5 2.Bxe5 ~ 3.Bc3#
1...Bd4
2.Rxd4 ~ 3.Bc3#
2.Bxd4 ~ 3.Bc3#

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104

(Vladimir Akimovich Bron - Chess in the USSR (Шахматы в СССР) 1st-2nd Prize, 1952) ****

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1. Nh4! -
1... ~ 2. Qf5+ Rxf5 3. Ng6#
1... Bg4 2. Qe4+ Rxe4 3. Nd3#
1... Ne3 2. Qxd4+ Kxd4 3. Nxf3#
1... Re4 2. Qb5+ axb5/cxb5 3. Nd3# (2... Kf4 3. Qxg5#)
1... Kf4 2. Qxf3+ Ke5 3. Nd3#

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105

****

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1. Qf3! waiting
1. ... Nd3 2. Ke3 waiting
2. ... Nc5/e5/b4/f4/b2/f2/c1/e1 3. Q(x)f2#
1. ... Nxf3 2. Kxf3 waiting
2. ... Kf1 3. Rh1#
1. ... Nc2 2. g3 ad lib 3. Rh1#
1. ... Nxg2 2. Rh3 waiting
2. ... Nf4/h4/e3/e1 3. Rh1#

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106

(Jan Kotrc - Časopis českých šachistů, 1907) ****

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1.Nd6!
1...Ke6 2.c4 ~ 3.Re4#
1...Kxd4 2.Qa5 ~ 3.c3#
1...g5 2.Ne8 ~
3.Qf6#
3.Qd5#
2...Kf5 3.Qf6#
2...Ke6 3.Qf6#
1...g6 2.Ne8 ~
3.Qf6#
3.Qd5#
2...Ke6 3.Qf6#

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107

(Karl Artur Leonid Ivanovich Kubbel - Československý šach 1st Prize, 1929) ****

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1.Qh7! ~ 2.Qd7+ Nxd7 3.Nxc7#
1...Rxh7 2.Nf4+
2...Kc5 3.Bf2#
2...Kd4 3.Bf2#
1...Kxe6 2.Bc4+ Nxc4 3.Nxc7#
1...Nxd3 2.Nxc7+ Kc4 3.Qe4#
1...c5 2.Nf4+
2...Kd4 3.Qe4#
2...Kc6 3.Qxc7#

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108

(Vaclav Cisar - TT 1st Prize Hampstead and Highgate Express, 13 Mar 1909) ****

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1. Qc8 - Kd4

2. Kd6 - Ke4

3. Qg4#


Date added: 13/2/2021