White to play and checkmate in three moves

Problems 349 to 360

349

(Charles Planck)

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1.Nf4! ~ 2.Qe8+
2...Kd6 3.Qb8#
2...Kxf6 3.Nh5#
2...Be7 3.Qxe7#
1...Ke4 2.Qd5+ Kxe3 3.Ng2#
1...Kd6 2.Qxf8+
2...Kc7 3.Nd5#
2...Ke5 3.Qe7#

Date added: 22/6/2021

350

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

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1.Nb8! ~ 2.Qd4 ~ 3.Qxf6#
1...Ke7 2.Bxf6+
2...Ke6 3.Qd5#
2...Kf8 3.Nd7#
1...Ke5 2.Bxf6+
2...Ke6 3.Qd5#
2...Kf4 3.Qf3#

Date added: 22/6/2021

351

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

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1.Be1! ~
2.Ng1#
2.Nf4#
1...dxe2 2.Bd7 h4 3.gxh4#

Date added: 22/6/2021

352

(Gurusisya Chess Academy)

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1. Ng6+!
1. ... hxg6 2. Nd5+
2. ... exd5 3. Qe5#
OR
1. Nd5+!
1. ... exd5 2. Ng6+
2. ... fxg6 3. Bg5#
2. ... hxg6 3. Qe5#

Date added: 23/6/2021

353

(Edward Nathan Frankenstein - The Chess Problem. Text-book with illustrations, 1887)

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1.Nd4! ~ 2.Nc6 ~ 3.Rd8#

Date added: 23/6/2021

354

(Godfrey F. Heathcote - Reading Observer, 1 Jan 1910)

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1.Bd7!
1...Ne3 2.Ne8 ~ 3.Nf6#
2...Rd4 3.Rxd4#
1...Nf2 2.Rf4 ~ 3.Rf5#
2...Rxe2 3.Rd4#
2...Nd3 3.Rd4#
2...Kxd6 3.Rd4#
1...Nc3 2.Rf4 ~ 3.Rf5#
2...Rxe2 3.Rd4#
2...Kxd6 3.Rd4#
1...Nb2 2.Rxb4 ~
3.Rb5#
3.e4#
2...Nd3
3.Rd4#
3.e4#
2...Na4 3.e4#
2...Rc2
3.Rd4#
3.e4#
2...Rd4
3.Rb5#
3.Rxd4#
2...Rxe2
3.Rd4#
3.Rb5#
2...Bxb4 3.e4#
2...f5 3.Rb5#
1...Rd3 2.exd3 ~ 3.Rd4#
1...b5 2.Rc4 ~
3.Rc5#
3.e4#
2...Nf2 (Ne3, Nc3) 3.Rc5#
2...Rc2
3.Rd4#
3.e4#
2...Rd4
3.Rc5#
3.Rxd4#
2...Rxe2
3.Rd4#
3.Rc5#
2...Bb6 3.e4#
2...bxc4 3.e4#
2...f5 3.Rc5#
1...f5 (f6) 2.Be6+ Kc6 3.Rc4#

Date added: 23/6/2021

355

(Erich Anselm Brunner - Akademisches Monatsheft für Schach, 1912)

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1.Bb6! ~ 2.Nc3#
1...Rxb6 2.Rf3 ~ 3.Nc3#
2...Rxc6 3.Qxc6#
1...Bxb6 2.Re1 ~ 3.Nc3#
2...Bd4 3.exd4#

Date added: 23/6/2021

356

(Samuel Loyd - The Albion (New York), 2 Aug 1856)

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1.Bc4!
1...Kf5 2.Qg3
2...Kf6 3.Qg5#
2...Ke4 3.Bd3#
1...Kxh4 2.Qf4+
2...Kh3 3.Bf1#
2...Kh5 3.Bf7#
1...Kh5 2.Qg5#

Date added: 23/6/2021

357

(Meindert Niemeijer - Teplitz-Schönauer Anzeiger 2nd Prize, 1922)

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1.Qe4! ~
2.Qxc4+ bxc4 3.Rxc4#
2.Rxc4+ bxc4 3.Qxc4#
1...Bb6 2.Qe8 ~ 3.Qxa8#
1...Nb6 2.Qd4 ~ 3.Nxa5#

Date added: 23/6/2021

358

(Murray Marble - Lasker's Chess Magazine, 1906)

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1.c8=N! ~
2.Ng4 ~
3.Ne7#
3.Qh7#
2...Kg6 3.Qh7#
2...Be8 3.Ne7#
2...Bxc8 3.Qh7#
2...Nc6 3.Qh7#
2.g4+ Kxf6 3.Qh8#
1...b2 2.g4+ Kxf6 3.Qh8#
1...f2 2.g4+ Kxf6 3.Qh8#
1...Kxf6 2.Qh8+ Kf5 3.Nd6#
1...Kxe5 2.Qb2+ Kf5 3.Ne7#
1...g4 2.Qh6 ~ 3.Qf4#
1...Nb4 2.g4+ Kxf6 3.Qh8#
1...Nc7 2.g4+ Kxf6 3.Qh8#
1...Ba4 2.g4+ Kxf6 3.Qh8#
1...Bb5 2.g4+ Kxf6 3.Qh8#
1...Bc6 2.g4+ Kxf6 3.Qh8#
1...Be6 2.g4+ Kxf6 3.Qh8#
1...Be8 2.g4+ Kxf6 3.Qh8#
1...Bxc8 2.Ng4 ~ 3.Qh7#
1...Nc6
2.Nxd7 ~ 3.Qh7#
2...g4 3.Qh5#
2...Ne5 3.Ne7#
2...Ne7 3.Nxe7#
2.g4+ Kxf6 3.Qh8#

Date added: 23/6/2021

359

(G. Kortnog - Chess, Nov 1976)

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1. Re1! waiting
1. ... Kxd6 2. Rc1 [3. Rc6#]
2. ... Ke6 3. Rc6#
1. ... Kxf6 2. Rg1 [3. Rg6#]
2. ... Ke6 3. Rg6#

Date added: 7/7/2021

360

(Valenti Marin i Llovet - Norwich Mercury, 1904-1905 1st Prize, King in the Corner TT, 1904)

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1.Qc6! ~
2.Rxb4+ Rxh8 3.Qc3#
2.Qc1
2.Ra2#
2.Bxd3# (B~#)
1...bxc6 2.Na3! ~ 3.Ra2#
2...bxa3 3.Rb8#!
2...Rxa3 3.Rb3#

Date added: 13/7/2021