For Beginners: Mate in Three

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

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

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

5 Responses

  1. chiefchirpa
    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
      Jebediah of the Corn Fields at

      Maybe sonny bunny

  2. Clay Dreslough
    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
      Chesswithsean at

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

  3. Nestonty390
    Nestonty390 at

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

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