White to play and checkmate in three moves

Problems 457 to 468

457

(Gilbert S. Dobbs - The Chess Review, 1933)

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1.Qh8!
1...b2 2.Bb6
2...Kg2 3.Ne1#
2...Kxg4 3.Qh5#
1...Ke3 2.Qb2
2...Kf3 3.Qe2#
2...Kxd3 3.Qc3#
1...Kg2 2.Ne1+
2...Kf2 3.Qd4#
2...Kg1 3.Bb6#

Date added: 12/8/2021

458

(Henry John Clinton Andrews - The Chess Problem. Text-book with illustrations, 1887)

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1.Qb3! ~
2.Qb8#
2.Qc3#
1...Ra3 2.Qb8#
1...Rc2 2.Qb8#
1...Rb2 2.Qc3#
1...Nb4 2.Qc3#
1...cxb3 2.Nf2 ~ 3.Ng4#
2...Nxf2 3.d4#
2...Nxf2 3.Rxg5#
2...Bc8 3.Nxd3#
1...Bb5 2.Qc3#
1...Bb7 2.Qc3#
1...Bf8 2.Qc3#

Date added: 12/8/2021

459

(Charles Planck - The Baltimore American, 25 Apr 1886)

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1.Ne5! ~ 2.Bc6+ Kxc5 3.Qc4#
1...b5 2.Bxa7 ~ 3.Bc6#
2...dxe5 3.Qd3#
1...dxc5 2.Nf3 ~ 3.Qd3#
2...c4 3.Qe5#
2...Kd6 3.Qe5#
1...dxe5 2.Bb5 ~ 3.Qc4#
2...Kxc5 3.Qxe5#
2...e4 3.Qh5#
2...bxc5 3.Qd3#

Date added: 12/8/2021

460

(Benjamin Glover Laws - British Chess Magazine, 1886)

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1.Bd5! ~ 2.Qc6+ Ke5 3.Qf6#
1...Ne5 2.Nf5+ Kxd5 3.Nf6#
1...Nd4 2.Nc4+ Kxd5 3.Nf6#
1...Ke5 2.d4+
2...Nxd4 3.Qxb8#
2...Kd6
3.Qc6#
3.Qd8#
2...Kf4 3.Ng2#
2...Kxd4 3.Qc3#
1...Bc7 2.Qf8+
2...Kd7 3.Nf6#
2...Ke5 3.Qf6#

Date added: 12/8/2021

461

(A. C. Palmer - A. C. Palmer: Collection of Chess Problems, 1890)

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1.Ba8!
1...Kc4 2.Qa6+
2...Kd4 3.Qd3#
2...Kb4 3.Qb5#
1...Ke3 2.Qf2#
1...c4 2.a5
2...Kc5 3.Qb6#
2...Ke3 3.Qf2#

Date added: 12/8/2021

462

(Henry Northcote - Toronto Globe 1st Prize, 1871)

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1.Qb5! ~

2.Nxb3+ axb3

3.Qd5#

3.e3#

2.Ne6+ fxe6 3.e3#

1...d1=Q (~) 2.Nxb3+ axb3 3.Qd5#

1...Nxc5 2.Ng4 ~

3.Qc4#

3.Qb4#

3.e3#

2...c1=Q (R) 3.e3#

2...d1=Q (~)

3.Qc4#

3.Qb4#

2...Nb3 3.e3#

2...Nd3 (Nc~)

3.Qd5#

3.e3#

2...Rb8

3.Qc4#

3.e3#

1...Kxe5 2.Nd3+

2...Ke6 3.Qe5#

2...Kd6 3.Qd7#

2...Kxf6 3.Qe5#

2...Kd4

3.Qd5#

3.e3#

1...g4+ 2.Kf4 ~

3.Qb4#

3.Rd3#

3.e3#

2...c1=Q (R)

3.Rd3#

3.e3#

2...c1=N

3.Qb4#

3.e3#

2...d1=Q (R)

3.Qb4#

3.e3#

2...d1=N

3.Qb4#

3.Rd3#

2...Nc1

3.Qc4#

3.Qb4#

3.e3#

2...Nxc5

3.Qc4#

3.Qb4#

3.e3#

2...Na5

3.Rd3#

3.e3#

2...g3

3.e3#

3.Qb4#

2...gxh3

3.Qb4#

3.e3#

2...exf6 3.Rd3#

2...Rxc5

3.Qd3#

3.Rd3#

3.e3#

2...Rb8

3.Rd3#

3.e3#

1...Rxc5 2.Qd7+

2...Kxe5 3.Ng4#

2...Kc4 3.Qxa4#

2...Rd5 3.Qxd5#


Date added: 22/8/2021

463

(Carel Johan Robert Sammelius - Schakend Nederland, 1979)

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1.Ra1! ~ 2.Bf4+ Kh4 3.Rh1#
1...Kh4 2.Rh1 ~ 3.Bf4#
1...h4 2.Rg1+ Kh5 3.Bg6#

Date added: 31/8/2021

464

(Composer)

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Date added: 10/8/2021

465

(Composer)

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Date added: 10/8/2021

466

(Composer)

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Date added: 10/8/2021

467

(Composer)

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Date added: 10/8/2021

468

(Composer)

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Date added: 10/8/2021