## Kasparov mates in 3

This position is from *Kasparov vs. Elmar Magerramov, USSR, 1982*. Kasparov checkmated Elmar in 3 moves. Can you do that?

FEN: `3r1r1k/1p3p1p/p2p4/4n1NN/6bQ/1BPq4/P3p1PP/1R5K w`

Roll over to show the solution:`1. Nxf7+ Kg8 2. Nf6+ Kg7 3. Qh6#`

What if 1…R*f7 (*=capture) ?

Oh! Sorry I was wrong. If so then 2.Qd8#

The complete analysis is:

1. Nxf7+!!

A) 1… Nxf7 2.Qf6+ Kg8 3.Qg7+#

B) 1… Rxf7 2.Qxd8+ Rf8 3. Qxf8+#

C) 1… Kg8 2. Nhf6+ Kg7 3.Qh6+# (as shown)

A true masterpiece!

1.Ng5xf7/Ne5xf7

2.Qh4-f6/Kh8-g8

3.Qf6-g7—-WIN

True Masterpiece. John your analysis is perfect.

1. Ng5xf7 Ne5xf7

2. Qh4-f6 Kh8-g8

3. Qf6-g7

1. Ng5xf7 Ne5xf7

2. Qh4-f6 Kh8-g8

3. Qf6-g7