Pilotelle vs. Vernay

Medium difficulty puzzle. White to move and mate in 3

FEN: r1b1r1k1/1pq1bp1p/p3pBp1/3pR3/7Q/2PB4/PP3PPP/5RK1 w

Roll over to show the solution:
1. Qxh7+ Kxh7 2. Rh5+ Kg8 3. Rh8#


3 Responses

  1. Tom at

    After 3….g6×Rh5 white is hopelessly lost.

  2. Jeroen at

    A classic, but still pretty to look at. You’ll notice black’s pawn on g6, but no bishop on g7, which most likely doesn’t mean any good.

  3. Ella at

    Pretty easy puzzle, but the sacrifice is amazing!

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