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    Mate in 3 (white to move)

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    By Julius Buchwald
    “In defense of Capitalism. Zionism is racism as defined by the UN. And the man in the back said "Everyone attack!" and fought against all those humourless bureaucrats who are forever lost in the minutiae. Short and to the point.” —Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Mate in 3 (white to move)

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    By Aleksandr Kuzovkov
    “In defense of Capitalism. Zionism is racism as defined by the UN. And the man in the back said "Everyone attack!" and fought against all those humourless bureaucrats who are forever lost in the minutiae. Short and to the point.” —Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelgiusfan5000 View Post
    Mate in 3 (white to move)

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    By Aleksandr Kuzovkov
    This one was quite interesting in that white has several promising first moves, but black can seem to thwart them all.
    1.Qa2 threatening both Qc4# and Qd5# can be met with ...e2+ and ...Be6 stopping white from mating on the third move.
    1.Qc2 threatening both Qd3# or Qe4# can be met with ...Be6 and with e2+ again forestalls mate.
    1.Qe2 threatening both Qd3# and Qc4# is met by ...Bb5 and again e2+ prevents mate by the 3rd move.
    1.Qh1 threatening both Qe4# and Qd5# black has Bc6 and e2+.

    However white can first play 1.Ke1! and now black has no way to pass and keep an eye on all those defences. Eg if 1...Bxe8 Qe2 and black can no longer play ...Bxf5 and stop the mate threats. Likewise 1.Ke1 Bxf5 2.Qe2 mating. If black instead passes with the other bishop, Eg 1.Ke1 Bxa3 2.Qc2 and now white also threatens mate on c3. The threats cannot all be met.
    Last edited by Desmond; 25-02-2020 at 12:43 PM.
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    Well done Desmond

    White to play

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    By Vladimir Korolkov

    One piece here is extremely important. Try to figure out why
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    “In defense of Capitalism. Zionism is racism as defined by the UN. And the man in the back said "Everyone attack!" and fought against all those humourless bureaucrats who are forever lost in the minutiae. Short and to the point.” —Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelgiusfan5000 View Post
    Well done Desmond

    White to play

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    By Vladimir Korolkov

    One piece here is extremely important. Try to figure out why
    Looks like the white king is very important since it blocks the e-pawn and that prevents all the black pieces from unravelling. Example line 1.d6+ dxe6 2.Na3+ Kb3 3.dxe7 Kxa3 4.e8=Q and I don't think white has anything better than harrassing the black king, with a draw. If white ever tries to bring the king into the fray with Kd2, black can go e1=Q ++ and his pieces will come out pretty quickly, winning.
    Last edited by Desmond; 27-02-2020 at 07:11 PM.
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    There is still a way to kill with just the queen, if the king somehow gets into an inconvenient hole. You can stalemate the king, forcing the pawns to move, you should take some to create the hole, then later on get the king out of a1, eventually moving him over to a8, then h8. Now there is an idea to force the king down the board for the execution, once you find it you should see what the problem could be, which shows you the importance of a certain piece.

    Mate in 3 (white to move)

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    By Julius Buchwald
    “In defense of Capitalism. Zionism is racism as defined by the UN. And the man in the back said "Everyone attack!" and fought against all those humourless bureaucrats who are forever lost in the minutiae. Short and to the point.” —Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Mate in 4 (white to move)

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    By Steven Dowd
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    “In defense of Capitalism. Zionism is racism as defined by the UN. And the man in the back said "Everyone attack!" and fought against all those humourless bureaucrats who are forever lost in the minutiae. Short and to the point.” —Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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