Mate in 3 chess puzzles
Play and learn mate-in-three-moves chess puzzles. You’ll find hints, solutions and historical details for each puzzle.
Lasker vs Marshall
Emanuel Lasker vs Frank Marshall, St Petersburg, 1914
1k1r4/3b1p2/QP1b3p/1p1p4/3P2pN/1R4P1/KPPq1PP1/4r2R w - - 1 0
Peptan vs Macek
Corina-Isabela Peptan vs Vlasta Macek,
White to move and win in 3.
7k/1p4R1/3bp2p/3p3N/p2P4/4NQPP/PP5K/2r1q3 w - - 1 0
Gyozo Forintos vs Boris Spassky
Gyozo Forintos vs Boris Spassky, Leningrad 1960
Black to move and win in 3.
2k4r/pp3pQ1/2q5/2n5/8/N3pPP1/P3r3/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1
Walter vs Lasker
Max Walter vs Lasker, Ostrava, 1923
Lasker with the black wins in 3.
4r1k1/3n1ppp/4r3/3n3q/Q2P4/5P2/PP2BP1P/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
Alekhine vs Freeman
Alexander Alekhine vs Freeman, New York, 1924
Alekhine wins in 3
4Rnk1/pr3ppp/1p3q2/5NQ1/2p5/8/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0