White to play and checkmate in three moves

Problems 073 to 084

73

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

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1. Rb1 - Ra5

2. Rxb4 - Ra4

3. Rb36#


Date added: 10/1/2021

74

(Herman Leonard Jonsson - Yenowine's News (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Special Prize, 1888) ****

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1. Bxg5 - b2

2. Bc1 - bxc5

3. Bxb2#


Date added: 4/2/2021

Complete Solution Follows:

1.♗×g5!

1...♗d4 2.♕d5+ e×d5 3.♖e7#

1...♗c3 2.♗d2 ~

3.♘g4#

3.♗×c3#

2...♘f3 3.♘g4#

2...♘c2 3.♘g4#

2...♘f4 3.♗×c3#

2...♘e3 3.♗×c3#

2...♗a1 3.♘g4#

2...♗b2 3.♘g4#

2...♗×d2 3.♘g4#

2...♗d4 3.♘g4#

2...♗a5 3.♘g4#

2...♗b4 3.♘g4#

2...♔f6 3.♗×c3#

2...g5 3.♗×c3#

1...♗b2 2.♗c1 ~

3.♘g4#

3.♗×b2#

2...♘f3 3.♘g4#

2...♘d3 3.♘g4#

2...♘c2 3.♘g4#

2...♗a1 3.♘g4#

2...♗×c1 3.♘g4#

2...♗d4 3.♘g4#

2...♗c3 3.♘g4#

2...♗a3 3.♘g4#

2...♘f4 3.♗×b2#

2...♘e3 3.♗×b2#

2...♔f6 3.♗×b2#

2...g5 3.♗×b2#

1...♘f3 2.♘×f3#

1...♘d3 2.♘f3#

1...♘c2 2.♘f3#

1...♖f1

2.♔×g7 ~ 3.♗f6#

2.♗h6 ~

3.♗×g7#

3.♘g4#

2...♖f4 3.♗×g7#

2...♘e3 3.♗×g7#

2...♔f6 3.♗×g7#

2...g5 3.♗g7#

2...g×h6 3.♘g4#

1...♖×h1

2.♗h6 ~

3.♗×g7#

3.♘g4#

2...♖×h2 3.♗×g7#

2...♘e3 3.♗×g7#

2...♔f6 3.♗×g7#

2...g5 3.♗g7#

2...g×h6 3.♘g4#

2.♔×g7 ~ 3.♗f6#

1...♘f4 2.♕×e6+

2...♘×e6 3.♖d5#

2...♔×e6 3.♖e7#

1...♘e3 2.♕×e6+ ♔×e6 3.♖e7#

1...f4

2.♔×g7 ~

3.♗×f4#

3.♗×h4#

3.♗h6#

3.♗d8#

3.♗e7#

3.♗f6#

2...♘f3

3.♗×f4#

3.♗f6#

2...♘e3 3.♕e4#

2...♔f5+ 3.♗f6#

2.♔g6 ~

3.♗×f4#

3.♗×h4#

3.♗h6#

3.♗d8#

3.♗e7#

3.♗f6#

3.♘g4#

2...♘f3

3.♗×f4#

3.♗f6#

3.♘g4#

3.♘×f3#

2...♘e3 3.♕e4#

2.♗×f4+ ♔f6 3.♘g4#

2.♗d8+ g5 3.♖×g5#

2.♗e7+ g5 3.♖×g5#

2.♗f6+ ♔×f6 3.♘g4#

2.♘f2 ~ 3.♕e4#

2.♘×f4 ~ 3.♕×e6#

2...♘×f4 3.♕e4#

1...b×c5 2.♕×c5+ ♔e4

3.♕e3#

3.♘f2#

1...♖b8 2.♕×c7+ ♔e4

3.♕f4#

3.♘f2#

1...g6

2.♔g7 ~ 3.♗f6#

2.♗h6 ~

3.♗g7#

3.♘g4#

2...♘f4 3.♗g7#

2...♘e3 3.♗g7#

2...♔f6 3.♗g7#

2...g5 3.♗g7#

2...g×h5 3.♗g7#

75

(Joseph William Abbott - 121 Chess Problems, 1887)

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1. Qg7 - f3

2. Qa7 - f2

3. Qd4#


Date added: 4/2//2021

76

(Samuel Loyd - Detroit Free Press, Jan 1880)

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1. Ng4 - gxh5

2. Nh2 - gxh2

3. Qe1#


Date added: 5/2/2021

77

(Darso James Densmore - The Problem, 19 Sep 1914)

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1. Re3 - Qh1

2. Qxh1 - g6

3. Qa1#


Date added: 5/2/2021

78

(Wolfgang Pauly - Running the Gauntlet, 1911)

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1. f3 - Nxe3

2. Ng7 - Ng5

3. Bxc3#


Date added: 5/2/2021

79

(Henry Augustus Loveday - The Chess Player's Chronicle (v), 1845)

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1. Bc1 - e6

2. Rd2 - Kf4

3. Rd4#


Date added: 5/2/2021

80

(Josef Hanc - Wochenschach 1893)

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1. Rh8 - Kxh1

2. Kg3 - Kg1

3. Re1#


Date added: 7/2/2021

81

(Werner Speckmann - U.S. Problem Bulletin, 1965)

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1. Rg2 - Kd1

2. Kf1+ - Ra8

3. Rgd2#


Date added: 7/2/2021

82

(Friedrich Bethge - Schach-Echo, 20 Dec 1955)

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1. Nf5 - Bxa3

2. Kxa3 - Ka1

3. Rc1#


Date added: 7/2/2021

83

(Johan Axel Akerblom - Eskilstuna-Kuriren 3rd Prize, 13 Apr 1929)

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1. Rg4 - Bb7

2. Nc6+ - Bxc6

3. Rg8#


Date added: 8/2/2021

84

(Walter Henneberger - Basler Zeitung und Handelsblatt, 13 Feb 1905)

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1. h4 - gxh3

2. g4 - fxg3

3. f4#


Date added: 8/2/2021