White to play and checkmate in three moves

Problems 469 to 480

469

(Mark Ivanovich Adabashev - Молот 2nd Place, 1926)

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1.Ne2!
1...Kg2 2.Bd5
2...Kf3
3.Nf2#
3.Nf6#
2...Kh3 3.Nf2#
2...Kh1
3.Nf2#
3.Nc3#
3.Nd2#
3.Ng5#
3.Nf6#
3.Nd6#
3.Nc5#
2...Kf1 3.Nd2#
1...Kg4 2.Bd1
2...Kf5 3.Nd4#
2...Kxh5 3.Nf4#
2...Kh3 3.Nf4#
2...Kf3 3.Nf4#

Date added: 25/11/2021

470

(Stavros Iatridis - Olympia-Turnier 1st Prize, 1964)

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1. Rh4! [2. Nf6, Nf2#]
1. ... Qxh4 2. Qxb2 [3. Qb4, Qxe5#]
2. ... Na6/e6/b5/d5, Kf4, Qxh6 3. Qxe5#
2. ... Qxg4/h5/g5/f6 3. Qb4#
1. ... Qf4 2. Kxb6 waiting
2. ... Na8+ 3. Qxa8#
2. ... Ne8/e6/b5 3. Qa8/d5#
2. ... Na6/d5+ 3. Q(x)d5#
2. ... e6, Qf6+ 3. N(x)f6#
2. ... Qf5/f7/f8/f3/f1/g5 3. Nf6/f2#
2. ... Qxg4 3. Rxg4#
2. ... Qf2+, g2 3. N(x)f2#
2. ... Qe3+ 3. Nxe3#
2. ... Qd2/c1 3. Nf6/e3/f2#
2. ... Qxh6+ 3. Nxh6#
2. ... Na4+ 3. Qxa4#
2. ... Nc4+/xd3 3. Q(x)c4#
2. ... Nd1 3. Qa4/c4#
1. ... Kf4 2. Rf3+
2. ... Ke4 3. Nf6/f2#

Date added: 27/11/2021

471

(Albert Kauders - Schachminiaturen. Neue Folge, 1903 )

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1. Qa7! [2. Qxc7#]
1. ... Rxa7 2. Kf7 [3. Rg8#]
2. ... Kb8/d8 3. Rg8#

Date added: 15/12/2021

472

(Miroslav Havel - Parallèle 50 1st Prize, 1950)

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1.Kh3! ~ 2.Bxf3 ~ 3.Rd4#
2...Rxe4 3.Ne3#
1...Nc3 (Nb4) 2.Be6+ Kxe4 3.Qb4#
1...Rb2 (Rc2, Re3) 2.Be6+ Kxe4 3.Qe3#
1...Kxe4 2.Ng3+
2...Kf4 3.Qh6#
2...Kd5 3.Be6#

Date added: 16/12/2021

473

(Narmina Ruzicang - Mejnun Vahidov-60 JT Special Commendation, 2006)

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1. f4! [2. f5#]
1. ... Bxf4 2. Sf7 [3. Sd8#]
2. ... Bc7/g5 3. S(x)g5#
1. ... gxf3 e.p. 2. g4 ad lib 3. Bf5, Bf7#
1. ... Be4 2. f5+
2. ... Bxf5 3. Bf7#

Date added: 20/1/2022

474

(Fritz Emil Giegold - Illustrierte Stern, 1971)

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1. Kg2! [2. Nf3+
2. ... Ka6 3. Ra7#
2. ... Kc6 3. Ne5#]

1. ... Ka6 2. Nf3 ad lib 3. Ra7#
1. ... Kc5 2. Nf3+
2. ... Kc6 3. Ne5#
2. ... Kc4 3. Nd2#
1. ... Ng7 2. Nf3+
2. ... Ka6 3. Ra7#
2. ... Kc6 3. Ne5#
1. ... Nf6 2. Nf3+
2. ... Ka6 3. Ra7#
2. ... Kc6 3. Ne5#
1. ... Ng3 2. Nf3+
2. ... Ka6 3. Ra7#
2. ... Kc6 3. Ne5#
1. ... b3 2. Nf3+
2. ... Ka6 3. Ra7#
2. ... Kc6 3. Ne5#
1. ... f3+ 2. Nxf3+
2. ... Ka6 3. Ra7#
2. ... Kc6 3. Ne5#

Date added: 28/3/2022

475

(Espen Backe - Suomen Tehtäväniekat 1st Prize, Feb 1998)

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1. Re1! [2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4#]
1. ... Nc7 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4#
1. ... Nb6 2. Qxb6 ad lib 3. Qc5#
1. ... Nb6 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4#
1. ... gxf6 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4#
1. ... a5 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4#
1. ... Rxd6 2. Qe7 [3. Qe4, Qxd6, e4#]
2. ... Rc6, Rgxf6 3. Qe4, e4#
2. ... Rb6/xf6 3. Qe4/c5, e4#
2. ... Re6 3. Qc5#
2. ... Bd3 3. Qxd6#
2. ... Bxe2 3. Qe4/xd6#
1. ... Re7 2. Qg8+
2. ... Rf7 3. Qxf7, e4#
2. ... Re6 3. e4#
1. ... Re7 2. Qxe7 [3. Qf7, Qe5, Qe4, e4#]
2. ... Nc7, Rxf6 3. Qe5/e4, e4#
2. ... gxf6 3. Qf7/e4, e4#
2. ... Bd3 3. Qf7/e5#
2. ... Bxe2 3. Qf7/e5/e4#
1. ... Re7 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4#
1. ... Re8 2. Qxe8 [3. Qg8, Qe5, Qe4, Qf7, e4#]
2. ... Nc7, Rxf6 3. Qe5/e4, e4#
2. ... gxf6 3. Qe4/f7, e4#
2. ... Bd3 3. Qg8/e5/f7#
2. ... Bxe2 3. Qg8/e5/e4/f7#
1. ... Re8 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4#
1. ... Re5 2. Qg8+
2. ... Re6 3. e4#
1. ... Re5 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4#
1. ... Re4 2. Qg8+
2. ... Re6 3. e4#
1. ... Re3 2. Qg8+
2. ... Re6 3. e4#
1. ... Rxe2 2. Qg8+
2. ... Re6 3. Re5#
1. ... Rgxf6 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4#
1. ... Rh6 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4#
1. ... Bc4 2. Qxd7 [3. Qxe6, Qc6#]
2. ... Nc7, Re7, Rgxf6 3. Qc6#
2. ... Rxd6 3. Qxd6/f5#
2. ... Re8/e4/e3/xe2 3. Qc6, Bf4/g3/h2/c7/b8#
2. ... Rexf6 3. Qc6, e4#
2. ... Re5 3. Qc6, Bc5/b4/a3/c7/b8/e7/f8#
2. ... Bb5 3. Qxe6#
1. ... Bc4 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. bxc4, fxe4, Bxc4#
1. ... Bd3 2. Qxd7 [3. Qxe6, Qc6#]
2. ... Nc7, Re7/xf6, Rgxf6, Bf5 3. Qc6#
2. ... Rxd6 3. Qxd6#
2. ... Re8/e4/e3/xe2 3. Qc6, Bf4/g3/h2/c7/b8#
2. ... Re5 3. Qc6, Bc5/b4/a3/c7/b8/e7/f8#
2. ... Bb5 3. Qxe6#
1. ... Bxe2 2. Qa5+
2. ... Bb5 3. Bc4#
1. ... Ba4 2. Qg8 ad lib 3. e4#
1. ... Ba4 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4, Bc4#
1. ... Bc6 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4, Bc4#
1. ... g4 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4#
1. ... h2 2. e4+
2. ... Rxe4 3. fxe4#

Date added: 19/6/2021

476

(Christian Georg Christensen - Tidskrift för Schack 1st Prize, 2nd Tourney, 1914)

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1. Qb4! [2. Qb1 [3. Qg1#]

2. ... Kc5 3. Qg1#]

1. ... Bd7 2. Nxb7 ad lib 3. Qc5#

1. ... Bd7 2. Qxb7 [3. Qa7#]

2. ... Kc5 3. Qa7#

1. ... Bd7 2. Qb1 [3. Qg1#]

2. ... Kc5 3. Qg1#

1. ... Ng7 2. Qb1 [3. Qg1#]

2. ... Kc5 3. Qg1#

1. ... Nd6 2. Qc5+

2. ... Kxc5 3. Be3#

1. ... Nf6 2. Be3+

2. ... Kxe3 3. Qc5#

2. ... Ke5 3. Nf7#

1. ... b6 2. Qb1 [3. Qg1#]

2. ... Kc5 3. Qg1#

1. ... b5 2. Qb1 [3. Qg1#]

2. ... Kc5 3. Qg1#

1. ... a5 2. Qb5 ad lib 3. Qe5#

1. ... a5 2. Qb1 [3. Qg1#]

2. ... Kc5 3. Qg1#

1. ... a5 2. Qxa5 [3. Qe5#]

2. ... b5 3. Qa7#

1. ... e5 2. Be3+

2. ... Kxe3 3. Qc5#

1. ... Rg6 2. Qb1 [3. Qg1#]

2. ... Kc5 3. Qg1#

1. ... Rf6 2. Qb1 [3. Qg1#]

2. ... Kc5 3. Qg1#

1. ... Rf6 2. Be3+

2. ... Kxe3/e5 3. Qc5#

1. ... Rf6 2. Be5+

2. ... Ke3/xe5 3. Qc5#

1. ... Rh7 2. Qxb7 [3. Qa7#]

2. ... Bxb7 3. Nxe6#

2. ... Kc5 3. Qa7#

1. ... Rh7 2. Qb1 [3. Qg1#]

2. ... Kc5 3. Qg1#

1. ... Rh8 2. Qxb7 [3. Qa7#]

2. ... Bxb7 3. Nxe6#

2. ... Kc5 3. Qa7#

1. ... Rh8 2. Qb1 [3. Qg1#]

2. ... Kc5 3. Qg1#

1. ... Rh5 2. Qxb7 [3. Qa7#]

2. ... Bxb7 3. Nxe6#

2. ... Kc5 3. Qa7#

1. ... Rh5 2. Qb1 [3. Qg1#]

2. ... Kc5 3. Qg1#

1. ... Rxh4 2. Qxb7 [3. Qa7#]

2. ... Bxb7 3. Nxe6#

2. ... Kc5 3. Qa7#

Date added: 18/7/2022

477

(Arnoldo Ellerman - The Westminster Gazette 1st Prize, 20 Sep 1919)

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1. Bg5! waiting

1. ... Nb7 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. e4#

1. ... Nb7 2. e4+

2. ... Bxe4 3. Ng7#

1. ... Nd7 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. e4#

1. ... Nd7 2. e4+

2. ... Bxe4 3. Ng7#

1. ... Na6 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. e4#

1. ... Na6 2. e4+

2. ... Bxe4 3. Ng7#

1. ... Ne6 2. e4+

2. ... Bxe4 3. Rf7#

1. ... Na4 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. e4#

1. ... Na4 2. e4+

2. ... Bxe4 3. Ng7#

1. ... Ne4 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. dxe4#

1. ... Ne4 2. dxe4+

2. ... Bxe4 3. Ng7#

2. ... Kxe4 3. Bg6#

1. ... Nb3 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. e4#

1. ... Nb3 2. e4+

2. ... Bxe4 3. Ng7#

1. ... Nxd3 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. e4#

2. ... Ke4 3. Bg6#

1. ... Be4 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. dxe4#

1. ... Bc4 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. e4#

1. ... Bc4 2. e4+

2. ... Nxe4 3. Ng7#

1. ... Bb3 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. e4#

1. ... Bb3 2. e4+

2. ... Nxe4 3. Ng7#

1. ... Ba2 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. e4#

1. ... Ba2 2. e4+

2. ... Nxe4 3. Ng7#

1. ... Be6 2. e4+

2. ... Nxe4 3. Ng7#

1. ... Bf7 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. e4#

1. ... Bf7 2. e4+

2. ... Nxe4 3. Ng7#

1. ... Bg8 2. Ng7+

2. ... Bxg7 3. e4#

1. ... Bg8 2. e4+

2. ... Nxe4 3. Ng7#

1. ... Bd4 2. exd4 [3. Ng7#]

2. ... Ne6 3. Rf7#

1. ... Bd4 2. e4+

2. ... Nxe4, Bxe4 3. dxe4#

1. ... Bc3 2. e4+

2. ... Nxe4, Bxe4 3. dxe4#

1. ... Bb2 2. e4+

2. ... Nxe4, Bxe4 3. dxe4#

1. ... Ba1 2. e4+

2. ... Nxe4, Bxe4 3. dxe4#

1. ... Bf6 2. e4+

2. ... Nxe4, Bxe4 3. dxe4#

1. ... Bh8 2. e4+

2. ... Nxe4, Bxe4 3. dxe4#


Date added: 21/7/2022

478

(Walter Grimshaw - The Chess Player's Chronicle 1st Prize, 1852)

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1. Qd2! [2. Qxf4#]

1. ... Rdxd2 2. Bc2+

2. ... Qxc2 3. Ng7, Rgf6#

2. ... Rxc2 3. Nd6#

2. ... Rd3 3. Nd6, Bxd3#

1. ... gxh3 2. Qc2+

2. ... Rd3 3. Nd6, Qxd3#

2. ... Qxc2 3. Ng7#

2. ... Rxc2 3. Bg4#

1. ... gxh3 2. Qxb2 [3. Ng7, Qe5, Qf6#]

2. ... Rxe8/d7, f3 3. Qe5/f6#

2. ... Rd5, Re2 3. Ng7, Qf6#

2. ... Rd4, Nc3 3. Ng7#

2. ... Rxb2 3. Ng7, Bg4#

2. ... Rxg6 3. Re5, Qe5#

1. ... gxh3 2. Qxg2 [3. Qg4, Qg5, Qe4, Qxh3, Bg4#]

2. ... Rd4, Qb4, Qc2, Nc3 3. Ng7, Rgf6, Qg4/g5/xh3, Bg4#

2. ... Rd3, Qc3, Qh8 3. Qg4/g5/e4, Bg4#

2. ... Rxd1 3. Qg4/g5/e4/xh3#

2. ... f3 3. Qg4/g5/xf3#

2. ... hxg2, Qe5 3. Bg4#

2. ... Qb3/a3 3. Ng7, Rgf6, Qg4/g5/e4, Bg4#

2. ... Qe2 3. Ng7, Rgf6, Qg5#

2. ... Qxg2 3. Ng7#

2. ... Qd4, Nbd2, Nfd2 3. Qg4/g5/xh3, Bg4#

2. ... Qf6 3. Rgxf6, Qg4/e4#

2. ... Ne3/h2 3. Qg5/e4#

2. ... Ng3 3. Qxh3, Bg4#

1. ... gxh3 2. Bc2+

2. ... Rd3 3. Nd6, Bxd3, Qxd3#

2. ... Qxc2 3. Ng7#

1. ... Qd4 2. Ng7+

2. ... Qxg7 3. Qxf4#

1. ... Qd4 2. Qc2+

2. ... Qe4 3. Ng7, Rgf6, Qxe4#

2. ... Qd3 3. Ng7, Rgf6#

2. ... Rxc2 3. Bxg4#

1. ... Qd4 2. Qd3+

2. ... Qe4 3. Ng7, Rgf6, Qxe4#

2. ... Qxd3 3. Ng7, Rgf6#

1. ... Qd4 2. Qxd4 [3. Ng7, Ref6, Rgf6, Qe4, Qxf4, Qe5, Qf6#]

2. ... Rxe8 3. Ref6, Rgf6, Qe4/xf4/d3/xc5/e5/f6#

2. ... Rd7 3. Ref6, Rgf6, Qe4/xf4/e5/f6#

2. ... Rd6 3. Ng7/xd6, Rgf6, Qe4/xf4/e5/f6#

2. ... Rd5 3. Ng7, Ref6, Rgf6, Qe4/xf4/f6#

2. ... Rxd4, cxd4 3. Ng7, Rgf6#

2. ... gxh3 3. Ng7, Ref6, Qe4/e5/f6#

2. ... Rf2 3. Ng7, Ref6, Rgf6, Qe4/e5/f6, Bxg4#

2. ... Re2 3. Ng7, Ref6, Rgf6, Qxf4/f6#

2. ... Nc3/d2, Nfd2 3. Ng7, Ref6, Rgf6, Qxf4/e5/f6#

2. ... Ng3 3. Ng7, Ref6, Rgf6, Qxf4/e5/f6, Bxg4#

1. ... Qd4 2. Qxf4+

2. ... Qxf4 3. Ng7, Rgf6#

1. ... Qd4 2. Bc2+

2. ... Qe4 3. Ng7, Rgf6, Bxe4, Qxf4#

2. ... Qd3 3. Ng7, Rgf6, Qxf4#

1. ... Qe5 2. Ng7+

2. ... Qxg7 3. Qxf4#

2. ... Ke4 3. Ng5#

1. ... Qe5 2. Qxf4+

2. ... Qxf4 3. Ng7, Rgf6#

1. ... Nbxd2 2. Bc2+

2. ... Rd3 3. Nd6#

2. ... Qxc2 3. Ng7, Rgf6#

2. ... Ne4 3. Bxe4#

1. ... Ne3 2. Bc2+

2. ... Rd3 3. Nd6, Bxd3, Qxd3#

2. ... Nxc2 3. Qxf4#

2. ... Qxc2 3. Ng7, Rgf6#

1. ... Nfxd2 2. Bc2+

2. ... Rd3 3. Nd6#

2. ... Qxc2 3. Ng7, Rgf6#

2. ... Ne4 3. Bxe4#


Date added: 21/7/2022

479

()

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Date added: 10/8/2021

480

(Composer)

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Date added: 10/8/2021