White to play and checkmate in three moves

Problems 301 to 312

301

(200 perplexing chess puzzles, 1997)

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1. fxg6+!
1. ... Kxg6 2. Qh5+
2. ... Kxh5 3. Nf4#
2. ... Kh7 3. Qf5#

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302

(Miroslav Havel - Bohemia, 18 Sep 1904)

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1.Qd1! ~ 2.Nf3+
2...g1=Q 3.Qxg1#
2...g1=N 3.Qxg1#
2...g1=R 3.Qxg1#
2...g1=B 3.Qxg1#
1...g1=Q 2.Qf3+
2...Qg2+ 3.Qxg2#
2...Kh2 3.Qh5#
1...g1=N 2.Nf2+ Kh2 3.Qd6#
1...g1=B 2.Qf3+ Kh2
3.Qg2#
3.Qh5#

Date added: 17/6/2021

303

(Otakar Votruba - Prager Presse 1st Prize, 1923)

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1.Nh5! ~
2.Ng7+ Ke5 3.Bxd6#
2.Nd4+ Ke5 3.Bxf6#
1...Re4 2.Qxe4+ Qe5
3.Nf4#
3.Ng7#
3.Nd4#
1...Nd1 2.Ng7+ Ke5 3.Bxd6#
1...Nxd3 2.Ng7+ Ke5 3.Bxd6#
1...Nc4 2.Nc7+ Ke5
3.Bxf6#
3.Qd5#
1...Na4 2.Ng7+ Ke5 3.Bxd6#
1...Rc6 2.Nd4+ Ke5 3.Bxf6#
1...Rc4 2.Ng7+ Ke5 3.Bxd6#
1...Rxg2 2.Nc7+ Ke5 3.Bxf6#
1...Rf2
2.Ng7+ Ke5 3.Bxd6#
2.Nc7+ Ke5 3.Qd5#
1...Qg1
2.Nf4+ Ke5 3.Bxd6#
2.Ng7+ Ke5 3.Bxd6#
1...Qf4
2.Nxf4+ Ke5 3.Bxd6#
2.Ng7+ Ke5 3.Bxd6#
1...Qxg2 2.Nf4+ Ke5 3.Bxd6#
1...d5 2.Ng7+ Ke5 3.Bd6#
1...Ke5
2.Bxd6+ Ke6 3.Ng7#
2.Bxf6+ Ke6 3.Nd4#
1...f5 2.Nd4+ Ke5 3.Bf6#
1...gxh5 2.Qg8+ Ke5 3.Bxd6#

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304

(Franz Sackmann - Nationales Problemturnier 1st Prize, 1923)

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1.Qa1! ~ 2.Qe1+
2...Rf2 3.Ng2#
2...Bf2 3.Ng2#
1...Nd1 2.Qh8 ~ 3.Nxg6#
2...Ne7 3.Qxh6#
1...Rxh2 2.Qh1 ~
3.Ng2#
3.Qxh2#
2...Rxh1 3.Ng2#
2...Rh3
3.Ng2#
3.Qxh3#
2...Bg1 3.Ng2#

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305

(Arthur Ford Mackenzie - Columbia Chess Chronicle 1st Prize, ex aequo, 21 Mar 1888)

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1.Nc6!
1...Ng3 2.Rf6#
1...Nf2 2.Rc3#
1...Qf1 2.Rf6#
1...Qh3 2.Rc3#
1...Qxa2 2.Rf6#
1...Qb2 (Q~2) 2.Rf6#
1...Qxg8 2.Rc3#
1...Qg7 (Q~g) 2.Rc3#
1...Rf1 (Rf2) 2.Rc2#
1...Ra3 (R~3) 2.Rg6#
1...Rf8 (R~f) 2.Rc2#
1...e3 2.Rc2#
1...a4 2.Nb4#
1...Nc5 2.Rd4#
1...Nd6 2.Re5#
1...Bxe7 2.Nxe7#

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306

(George Hume - Pictorial World, 1890)

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1.Rc6! ~ 2.Nc5+
2...Kd5 3.Nb4#
2...Kf5 3.Qh5#
1...Nxc3 2.Nf2+
2...Kd4
3.Qc4#
3.Qd3#
2...Kd5 3.Qc4#
2...Kf5 3.Qg4#
1...Kd5 2.Qf3+ Ke6
3.Nc5#
3.Nc5#
1...Kf5 2.Qh5+
2...Ke6
3.Nc5#
3.Nc5#
2...Ke4
3.Nc5#
3.Nc5#
1...Bxc6 2.Nc5+
2...Kd5 3.Qd3#
2...Kf5 3.Qh5#
1...exd6 2.Rc4+
2...Kf5 3.Qg4#
2...Kd5 3.Nf4#

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307

(Geo.H.Haddy, Manchester)

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1.Qb4! ~ 2.Re7+ Kd5 3.Be4#
1...Rd7 2.Rf5+ Ke6 3.Re4#
1...Rd6 2.Re4+ Kd5 3.Ne7#
1...Nc1 2.Nf4 ~
3.Rf5#
3.Re7#
3.Bg7#
2...Qe4+ 3.Rxe4#
2...Rd7
3.Rf5#
3.Bg7#
2...Rd6 3.Rf5#
2...Rd4 3.Bg7#
2...Bd4 3.Bg7#
2...Bxc4 3.Bg7#
2...Nc6
3.Rf5#
3.Bg7#
2...Nd7
3.Rf5#
3.Re7#
1...Ng1 2.Nf4 ~
3.Rf5#
3.Re7#
3.Bg7#
2...Qe4+ 3.Rxe4#
2...Rd7
3.Rf5#
3.Bg7#
2...Rd6 3.Rf5#
2...Rd4 3.Bg7#
2...Bd4 3.Bg7#
2...Bxc4 3.Bg7#
2...Nc6
3.Rf5#
3.Bg7#
2...Nd7
3.Rf5#
3.Re7#
1...Nf4 2.Nxf4 ~
3.Rf5#
3.Re7#
3.Bg7#
2...Qe4+ 3.Rxe4#
2...Rd7
3.Rf5#
3.Bg7#
2...Rd6 3.Rf5#
2...Rd4 3.Bg7#
2...Bd4 3.Bg7#
2...Bxc4 3.Bg7#
2...Nc6
3.Rf5#
3.Bg7#
2...Nd7
3.Rf5#
3.Re7#
1...Nd4 2.Qxc5+ Ke6 3.Re7#
1...Bxc4 2.Qxc4 ~
3.Rf5#
3.Re7#
3.Bg7#
3.Qe4#
2...Rd7
3.Rf5#
3.Bg7#
3.Qe4#
2...Rd6
3.Rf5#
3.Qe4#
2...Rd5
3.Re7#
3.Qe4#
2...Rd4
3.Re7#
3.Bg7#
2...Nc1
3.Rf5#
3.Re7#
3.Bg7#
2...Ng1
3.Rf5#
3.Re7#
3.Bg7#
2...Nf4
3.Rf5#
3.Bg7#
2...Nd4 3.Bg7#
2...Bd4
3.Re7#
3.Bg7#
2...Nc6
3.Rf5#
3.Bg7#
3.Qe4#
2...Nd7
3.Rf5#
3.Re7#
3.Qe4#
1...Kd5
2.Be4+
2...Ke5 3.Re7#
2...Ke6 3.Re7#
2.Rxc5+
2...Bxc5 3.Qe4#
2...Ke6 3.Re7#
1...Nc6 2.Re4+ Kd5 3.Rd7#


Date added: 17/6/2021

308

(John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby - 75 Chess Problems, 1883)

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1.Nc1!
1...Ke4 2.Bf3+ Ke5
3.Nd3#
3.Bf6#
1...Ke5 2.Bf3 ~
3.Bf6#
3.Nd3#
2...d5 3.Bc7#
1...Kc5 2.Bb3 ~ 3.Nd3#
2...d5 3.Be7#
1...Kc4 2.Bb3+
2...Kc5 3.Nd3#
2...Kb4 3.Nd3#

Date added: 18/6/2021

309

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

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1.Bb1!
1...Ka3 2.Nc2+
2...Kb3 3.Rb4#
2...Kb2 3.Rb4#
1...Kb3 2.Nc2 ~ 3.Rb4#
1...Kxb1 2.Bc3 ~ 3.Rf1#
1...Ka1 2.Bc3+ Kxb1 3.Rf1#
1...g3 2.Bc2
2...Ka3 3.Bc1#
2...Ka1 3.Bc3#

Date added: 18/6/2021

310

(Johannes Kohtz & Carl Kockelkorn - Sonntagsblatt für Jedermann aus dem Volke, 1881)

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1.Rb4! ~
2.Rxc4
2...Bb1 3.d4#
2...Bxc4 3.Qa1#
2...Nf2 3.Qa1#
2...Ng5
3.d4#
3.Qa1#
3.Qf4#
2...Nf4
3.Qa1#
3.Qxf4#
2...hxg4
3.Re4#
3.d4#
2...Nf5 3.Qxf5#
2...Nxg4
3.Re4#
3.d4#
2.d4+
2...cxd4 ep.
3.Qa1#
3.Re4#
2...Kxd4
3.Qa1#
3.Qf6#
2.Qa1+ c3 3.Qxc3#
1...Nf2 2.Qa1+ c3 3.Qxc3#
1...axb4 2.d4+
2...cxd4 ep. 3.Qa1#
2...Kxd4 3.Qf6#
1...hxg4 2.d4+
2...cxd4 ep. 3.Re4#
2...Kxd4
3.Qa1#
3.Qf6#
1...Nf5 2.Qxf5+ Kd4
3.Qe4#
3.Qd5#
3.Qf6#
3.Ne6#
1...Nxg4 2.d4+
2...cxd4 ep. 3.Re4#
2...Kxd4 3.Qa1#

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311

(Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen - Deutsche Schachzeitung, 1846)

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1.Qh5! ~
2.Qxh1#
2.Qxe8#
1...Qxh5 2.d7! ~ 3.d8=N#
2...Qh4 (Qg5) 3.dxe8=Q# /=B#
1...Rb2 (Rb3) 2.Qxh1+ Rg2 3.Qxg2#
1...Nxd6 (Nf6) 2.Qxh1+ Ne4 3.Qxe4#
1...cxd6 2.Qxe8+ Rd7 (Kc7) 3.Qxd7#

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312

(Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen - Illustrirte Zeitung, 31 Jan 1846)

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1.Re1! Kxd4 2.e4 fxe4 ep. 3.Rd1#

Date added: 18/6/2021