Kasparov Mates in 3

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

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

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

About the players

Garry KasparovGarry Kasparov was born in 1963 at Baku, Ajerbaijan URSS. Russian chess Grandmaster and former Word champion, writer and political activist is considered by many analysts as the greatest chess player of all the times. His peak rating was 2851.

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7 Responses

  1. P.K.B.
    P.K.B. at

    What if 1…R*f7 (*=capture) ?

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    1. P.K.B.
      P.K.B. at

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

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  2. John Tsamis
    John Tsamis at

    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!

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  3. RAMESH MONGA
    RAMESH MONGA at

    1.Ng5xf7/Ne5xf7
    2.Qh4-f6/Kh8-g8
    3.Qf6-g7—-WIN

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  4. Nobel George
    Nobel George at

    True Masterpiece. John your analysis is perfect.

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  5. tushar agrawal
    tushar agrawal at

    1. Ng5xf7 Ne5xf7
    2. Qh4-f6 Kh8-g8
    3. Qf6-g7

    Reply
  6. dealwithit
    dealwithit at

    1. Ng5xf7 Ne5xf7
    2. Qh4-f6 Kh8-g8
    3. Qf6-g7

    Reply
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