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

(Composer)

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Date added: 10/8/2021

476

(Composer)

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Date added: 10/8/2021

477

(Composer)

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Date added: 10/8/2021

478

(Composer)

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Date added: 10/8/2021

479

(Composer)

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Date added: 10/8/2021

480

(Composer)

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Date added: 10/8/2021