Pilotelle vs. Vernay

Medium difficulty puzzle. White to move and mate in 3

FEN: r1b1r1k1/1pq1bp1p/p3pBp1/3pR3/7Q/2PB4/PP3PPP/5RK1 w

Roll over to show the solution:
1. Qxh7+ Kxh7 2. Rh5+ Kg8 3. Rh8#


2 Responses

  1. Tom
    Tom at

    After 3….g6×Rh5 white is hopelessly lost.

  2. Jeroen
    Jeroen at

    A classic, but still pretty to look at. You’ll notice black’s pawn on g6, but no bishop on g7, which most likely doesn’t mean any good.

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