KevinRiley2

How about an easy White to Mate in 3...



As usual, no cheating and please provide ALL 3 MOVES.  :)
ANSWER :

Move 1) White Rook to d8, Check+...



Black Knight takes White Rook on d8...



Move 2) White Bishop to h5, Check+...



Option A) Black plays Knight to f6, blocking the Check...



Move 3) White Rook to d8, Mate++...



Option B) Black plays King to f8...



Move 3) White Rook takes Black Knight on d8, Mate++...

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KevinRiley2

A tricky one...

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 3...

DAN38

A tricky one...


   Hey Kev, you never gave me the chance to answer the previous problem. I had some stuff to do but I think I had it.

  Now this new one . Is it white's move first again and is white going north/up ? I only ask because it seems odd that the black king would be where it is especially in front of his own pawn. If it is so, then once the black bishop is taken by either the white bishop or pawn, black can't move only to put himself in check.
Si vis pacem... para bellum

KevinRiley2

A tricky one...


Hey Kev, you never gave me the chance to answer the previous problem. I had some stuff to do but I think I had it.

  Now this new one . Is it white's move first again and is white going north/up ? I only ask because it seems odd that the black king would be where it is especially in front of his own pawn. If it is so, then once the black bishop is taken by either the white bishop or pawn, black can't move only to put himself in check.
Hi Dan :

White is moving first and white's pawns move up / North.

Black's pawns move down / South - yes, it's awkward because Black's King seems misplaced.

Also, you a correct.  White's first move can NOT be to take the Black Bishop because Black is left with NO legal move and the result is a Stalemate/Draw.

FootbalYouBet

A tricky one...

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 3...

been having a hard time with this but I will now give it a try.

wk to c1

if bb takes wp,
then wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb moves elsewhere,
then wp moves to f4,
bb moves back to e4 to block,
wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb takes wb, or moves anywhere else but d3
then wk to e2,
bb can do what ever it wants,
wk to g3, checkmate
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KevinRiley2

A tricky one...

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 3...

been having a hard time with this but I will now give it a try.

wk to c1

if bb takes wp,
then wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb moves elsewhere,
then wp moves to f4,
bb moves back to e4 to block,
wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb takes wb, or moves anywhere else but d3
then wk to e2,
bb can do what ever it wants,
wk to g3, checkmate


Aye FYB, I THINK you meant White King to f1...



and that is INcorrect because...



...Black's Bishop takes White's Knight, Check+, and White's King has to move to either f2, with Black's bishop returning to e4...



... or White's King to e1...



...which allows Black's King to move to g1 and out of harm's way.












FootbalYouBet

A tricky one...

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 3...

been having a hard time with this but I will now give it a try.

wk to c1

if bb takes wp,
then wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb moves elsewhere,
then wp moves to f4,
bb moves back to e4 to block,
wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb takes wb, or moves anywhere else but d3
then wk to e2,
bb can do what ever it wants,
wk to g3, checkmate


Aye FYB, I THINK you meant White King to f1...



and that is INcorrect because...



...Black's Bishop takes White's Knight, Check+, and White's King has to move to either f2, with Black's bishop returning to e4...



... or White's King to e1...



...which allows Black's King to move to g1 and out of harm's way.












no KR, I never move the king.

sorry, I see my mistake.  Everywhere I say WK, I think I mean WKN(ight)

FootbalYouBet

A tricky one...

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 3...

been having a hard time with this but I will now give it a try.  UPDATED

WKNight to c1

if bb takes wp,
then wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb moves elsewhere,
then wp moves to f4,
bb moves back to e4 to block,
wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb takes wb, or moves anywhere else but d3
then WKnight to e2,
bb can do what ever it wants,
WKnight to g3, checkmate
Hope I got it right now

KevinRiley2

A tricky one...

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 3...

been having a hard time with this but I will now give it a try.  UPDATED

WKNight to c1

if bb takes wp,
then wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb moves elsewhere,
then wp moves to f4,
bb moves back to e4 to block,
wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb takes wb, or moves anywhere else but d3
then WKnight to e2,
bb can do what ever it wants,
WKnight to g3, checkmate
Hope I got it right now
Very good.  But let`s change the puzzle a little bit, make it VERY tricky, and see if you can find the Mate in 3...



FootbalYouBet

A tricky one...

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 3...

been having a hard time with this but I will now give it a try.  UPDATED

WKNight to c1

if bb takes wp,
then wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb moves elsewhere,
then wp moves to f4,
bb moves back to e4 to block,
wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb takes wb, or moves anywhere else but d3
then WKnight to e2,
bb can do what ever it wants,
WKnight to g3, checkmate
Hope I got it right now
Very good.  But let`s change the puzzle a little bit, make it VERY tricky, and see if you can find the Mate in 3...


you made up this version, didn't you

cant see it yet

KevinRiley2

A tricky one...

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 3...

been having a hard time with this but I will now give it a try.  UPDATED

WKNight to c1

if bb takes wp,
then wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb moves elsewhere,
then wp moves to f4,
bb moves back to e4 to block,
wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb takes wb, or moves anywhere else but d3
then WKnight to e2,
bb can do what ever it wants,
WKnight to g3, checkmate
Hope I got it right now
Very good.  But let`s change the puzzle a little bit, make it VERY tricky, and see if you can find the Mate in 3...


you made up this version, didn't you

cant see it yet
LOL.  I promise I did not make it up.  There is only 1 solution and it's a doozy. :)

FootbalYouBet

A tricky one...

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 3...

been having a hard time with this but I will now give it a try.  UPDATED

WKNight to c1

if bb takes wp,
then wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb moves elsewhere,
then wp moves to f4,
bb moves back to e4 to block,
wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb takes wb, or moves anywhere else but d3
then WKnight to e2,
bb can do what ever it wants,
WKnight to g3, checkmate
Hope I got it right now
Very good.  But let`s change the puzzle a little bit, make it VERY tricky, and see if you can find the Mate in 3...


you made up this version, didn't you

cant see it yet
LOL.  I promise I did not make it up.  There is only 1 solution and it's a doozy. :)
I give up

KevinRiley2

A tricky one...

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 3...

been having a hard time with this but I will now give it a try.  UPDATED

WKNight to c1

if bb takes wp,
then wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb moves elsewhere,
then wp moves to f4,
bb moves back to e4 to block,
wb takes bb, checkmate

if bb takes wb, or moves anywhere else but d3
then WKnight to e2,
bb can do what ever it wants,
WKnight to g3, checkmate
Hope I got it right now
Very good.  But let`s change the puzzle a little bit, make it VERY tricky, and see if you can find the Mate in 3...


you made up this version, didn't you

cant see it yet
LOL.  I promise I did not make it up.  There is only 1 solution and it's a doozy. :)
I give up
Only one CRAZY move works...









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On White's Next Move, Which Can NOT Be Stopped

**********************************************************

If White Does NOT play Bishop to a8 on Move 1, but instead plays (for example) Bishop to b7 (or c6)...









And preventing the Mate in 3.

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It's crazy that ONLY Ba8 works.

KevinRiley2

Today's puzzle...

FootbalYouBet

I think I tried every move with both the knight and the bishop except for taking the bishop all the way back

I did however find at least 2 forced 4 move checkmates.

Gonna have to give my brain a rest before delving into the latest one
 


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