## For beginners – mate in three

Here’s a pretty simple chess puzzle to get you warmed up. White to play and mate in three

FEN: `r5rk/5p1p/5R2/4B3/8/8/7P/7K w`

Roll over to show the solution:`1.Ra6 f6 2.Bxf6 Rg7 3.Rxa8#`

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solution: 1.Ra6 f6 2.Bxf6 Rg7 3.Rxa8#

is there an easier way? if so let me know. bye for now : )

Maybe sonny bunny

Your notation is backwards for the first move. There is no piece on a6. It’s actually:

1. Rf6-a6 f7-f6

2. Be5xf6 Rg8-g7

3. Ra6xa8

In this case, they are using algebraic chess notation.

( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebraic_notation_(chess) )

So the puzzle solution is correct.

1. Ra6+ f6 2. Bxf6+ Rg7 3. Rxa8#