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  • White to move and mate in 3

    Here is another problem for budding solvers to consider:

    Joao Viana, 1881

    White to move. Mate in 3 moves.

    This nice work can be solved by Rule nr.2 for chess problems, which You will know once you have solved it. If not I'll return to it later.
    There are only three kinds of chessplayers: Those who can count and those who cannot.

  • #2
    Kudos to whoever figures it out
    I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight

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    • #3
      Wait for it...................
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      • #4
        Indeed! and now you are ready for the Rule nr.2:
        "If the Rule 1 ("Make the dumbest move available") does not solve, then move the king silently away from the area of action."

        There are more rules, but I think I skip them for the time being.
        There are only three kinds of chessplayers: Those who can count and those who cannot.

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        • #5
          Ahh, almost forgot the problem of the day.

          Since there has now been mates of 2 and mates of 3, I think an easier one will do:



          Mate in 1.

          Enjoy!
          Last edited by mrmip; 04-02-2015, 02:04 PM.
          There are only three kinds of chessplayers: Those who can count and those who cannot.

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          • #6
            Well. Considering the date of the "problem of the day", I am sure you did not go for the trap 1.Nc5# ??. Or did you?

            The correct is of course....
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            There are only three kinds of chessplayers: Those who can count and those who cannot.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mrmip View Post
              Ahh, almost forgot the problem of the day.

              Since there has now been mates of 2 and mates of 3, I think an easier one will do:



              Mate in 1.

              Enjoy!
               click to show

              Active Library (updated 07/11/15)
              *I found I needed a change in study material as what I felt there was a difference in 'just studying chess' and 'studying chess for tournament play'.

              The King In Jeopardy
              Perfect Your Chess
              Sharpen your Tactics
              The Middlegame, Book I
              ICC Tactical Trainer bot


              "It's not the book. It's what you can understand and learn from it."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mrmip View Post
                Here is another problem for budding solvers to consider:

                Joao Viana, 1881

                White to move. Mate in 3 moves.

                This nice work can be solved by Rule nr.2 for chess problems, which You will know once you have solved it. If not I'll return to it later.
                 click to show

                Active Library (updated 07/11/15)
                *I found I needed a change in study material as what I felt there was a difference in 'just studying chess' and 'studying chess for tournament play'.

                The King In Jeopardy
                Perfect Your Chess
                Sharpen your Tactics
                The Middlegame, Book I
                ICC Tactical Trainer bot


                "It's not the book. It's what you can understand and learn from it."

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                • #9
                  Thanks Phoenix for taking time and interest to try out my puzzles.
                  Note, however, following:

                  Mate in 1: Please, read my post just above yours. (BTW this problem is composed by V.Zheltuchov)

                  Mate in 3: We might take one of the trailing '+'-signs off from your spoiler by continuing 3... Ka3!
                  There are only three kinds of chessplayers: Those who can count and those who cannot.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mrmip View Post
                    Thanks Phoenix for taking time and interest to try out my puzzles.
                    Note, however, following:

                    Mate in 1: Please, read my post just above yours. (BTW this problem is composed by V.Zheltuchov)

                    Mate in 3: We might take one of the trailing '+'-signs off from your spoiler by continuing 3... Ka3!
                    Crap!

                    Active Library (updated 07/11/15)
                    *I found I needed a change in study material as what I felt there was a difference in 'just studying chess' and 'studying chess for tournament play'.

                    The King In Jeopardy
                    Perfect Your Chess
                    Sharpen your Tactics
                    The Middlegame, Book I
                    ICC Tactical Trainer bot


                    "It's not the book. It's what you can understand and learn from it."

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