Mate in 3 chess puzzles

Play and solve mate-in-three-moves chess puzzles. You’ll find solutions and historical details and you can play each puzzle live against the computer.

Roberto Grau vs. Edgar Colle

The confrontation between the Argentinian chess master, Roberto Grau and the Belgian chess master Edgar Colle ended in a victory for white after a 3 moves including an unexpected sacrifice.

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Johannes Zukertort vs. William Norwood Potter

Johannes Zukertort, with white, to move and defeat William Potter in 3. London, 1875.

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Ossip Bernstein vs. Alexander Kotov

Ossip Bernstein vs. Alexander Kotov, Groningen (Holland), 1946. This endgame illustrated as an online puzzle will show you how the anticipation combined with audacious sacrifices could result in a victory. White moves and wins in 3.

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Paul Vaitonis vs. Reuben Fine

The end game Paul Vaitonis and Reuben Fine , Stockholm 1937 ended in a victory for Fine who won in 3 moves.

Can you find the Fine’s solution?

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Géza Maróczy vs. Heinrich Wolf

This online chess puzzle recreates the end of a chess game between two known chess players Géza Maróczy and Heinrich Wolf. The match took place at Berlin in 1899. White moves and wins in 3. Can you find the right solution?

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William Evans vs. Alexander MacDonnell

This is the endgame between captain William Evans and Alexander MacDonnell played at London in 1826.

White to move and win in 3.

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