Simple Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Three

A tactical win in chess is often based on forcing moves, so you must calculate properly and all the way. In the position on the left, White to play and checkmate in three.

Chess Puzzle

Result: 1-0

[…] 1.£g8+ ¤xg8 2.¦xh7+ ¤xh7 3.g7# (0:00:07) 1.

4 Responses to “Simple Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Three”

  • dudeirock says:

    wayyyyyyyy too much sacrifice. still amazing what a pinned piece can do! (the rook on g2)

  • chessruler says:

    Yeah the pinned rook is cool. If you think about it, and the rules of chess were different, the black king could take the pawn, and the rook wouldn’t be able to capture the king…

  • idk says:

    if it were black to move, he’d have a forced mate in two too. Qf1+ Kh2 Qxg2#

  • alexis cochran, nz says:

    Even if the Black King is allowed to take the pawn on g7 the pinned Rook takes the BlackKing before the Black Bishop can take the White King heh heh

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