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#


5 Responses

  1. chiefchirpa at

    solution: 1.Ra6 f6 2.Bxf6 Rg7 3.Rxa8#
    is there an easier way? if so let me know. bye for now : )

    1. Jebediah of the Corn Fields at

      Maybe sonny bunny

  2. Clay Dreslough at

    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

    1. Chesswithsean at

      In this case, they are using algebraic chess notation.
      ( )
      So the puzzle solution is correct.

  3. Nestonty390 at

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

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