White to play and checkmate in three moves

Problems 217 to 228

217

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1. Bb8+ - Ka8

2. Bc7+ - Ka7

3. Qb8#


Date added: 22/4/2021

218

(Andre Ferdinand Fossum - Arbejderbladet 1st Prize, 1966)

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1.Qc7!
1...Kxa3 2.Qc3+ Ka4 3.Bc6#
1...Kb5 2.Bc6+
2...Ka5 3.b7#
2...Kc4 3.Ba4#
1...a5 2.Qc4+ Kxa3 3.Qb3#

Date added: 22/4/2021

219

(William Anthony Shinkman - Hartford Weekly Times, 15 Sep 1881)

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1. Na8 - Kd6

2. Kd4 - Kc6

3. Qd5#


Date added: 22/4/2021

220

(Augusto Ferrante - La Rivista degli Scacchi, Dec 1859)

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1. Nb6 - Ke4

2. Ke2 - Kd4

3. Qe3#


Date added: 22/4/2021

221

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1. Qh8+ - Kxh8

2. Rd8+ - Kh7

3. Rh8#


Date added: 25/4/2021

222

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1. Qg6+ - Bxg6

2. Ng5+ - hxg5

3. hxg6#


Date added: 25/4/2021

223

(Edith Elina Helen Baird - Leisure Hour 1st Prize, 1901)

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1.Qe1!
1...Kb5 2.Nd6+
2...Ka5 3.Qa1#
2...Ka6 3.Qa1#
2...Ka4 3.Qa1#
1...f2 2.Qe2+ Kxd5 3.Ne7#
1...Kxd5 2.Ne7+ Kc4 3.Qf1#
1...Kd3 2.Qd1+
2...Ke4 3.Nd6#
2...Kc4 3.Nd6#

Date added: 25/4/2021

224

(Gyorgy Janos Andor von Sponer - Armee-Schachzeitung, 1906)

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1.Kf4! ~ 2.Rb2 Kxh4 3.Rh2#
1...Kxh4 2.Kf3 Kh3 3.Rh5#
1...Kh2 2.Rb1 Kh3 3.Rh1#

Date added: 25/4/2021

225

(Darso James Densmore - Cincinnati Commercial, 1890)

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1.Qd4!
1...Kb3 2.Rb1+
2...Kc2 3.Qb2#
2...Ka3 3.Qa1#
2...Ka2
3.Qa1#
3.Qb2#
1...Kxd1 2.Qb2
2...Ke1 3.Qc1#
2...d2 3.Qb1#
1...d2 2.Qb4
2...Kd3 3.Rxd2#
2...Kxd1 3.Qb1#

Date added: 25/4/2021

226

(Harald Eliassen - Norsk Sjakkblad, 1934)

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1.Ra8!
1...Bg2 2.Ra1+ Bf1 3.Rxf1#
1...Bxh3 2.Ra1+ Bf1 3.Rxf1#
1...Ba6 2.Rg8 ~ 3.Rg1#
1...Bb5
2.Rg8 ~ 3.Rg1#
2.Ra1+ Bf1 3.Rxf1#
1...Bc4 2.Ra1+ Bf1 3.Rxf1#
1...Bd3 2.Ra1+
2...Bb1 3.Rxb1#
2...Bf1 3.Rxf1#
1...Be2 2.Ra1+
2...Bd1 3.Rxd1#
2...Bf1 3.Rxf1#

Date added: 28/4/2021

227

(Nils Gustav Gerhard van Dijk - American Chess Bulletin, 1959)

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1.Qa1! ~ 2.Qg7 ~ 3.Rh8#
1...Kg3
2.Rg8+
2...Kh2 3.Qg1#
2...Kh4 3.Qh8#
2.Qg1+ Kh4 3.Rh8#
1...f5 2.Rh8+
2...Kg4
3.Qg7#
3.Qg1#
2...Kg5 3.Qg7#
2...Kg3 3.Qg1#
1...f6 2.Qg1 ~ 3.Rh8#

Date added: 28/4/2021

228

(Joel Fridlizius - Vårt Land, 29 Jul 1897)

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1.Rg5!
1...d4 2.Rxb5 ~ 3.Ra5#
1...a3 2.Rg3 ~ 3.Rxa3#
1...Ka8 2.Kb6 ~ 3.Rg8#
1...Ka6 2.Kb8 ~ 3.Rg6#

Date added: 28/4/2021