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#

 

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

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  6. dealwithit
    dealwithit at

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

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