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#


3 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.

  3. Ella
    Ella at

    Pretty easy puzzle, but the sacrifice is amazing!

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