# Thread: Bizarre Mate in 3

1. ## Bizarre Mate in 3

(Yes the board is the correct way round)

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2. Originally Posted by James Peirce
(Yes the board is the correct way round)

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Solution :
1. Qd4 (any move by black)
2. d6+ Kb8
3. Qb7#

3. Originally Posted by Michael. I
Solution :
1. Qd4 (any move by black)
2. d6+ Kb8
3. Qb7#
I think you mean 1.Qe4 but it still doesn't work:

1. Qe4 e1=R
2. d6+ Rxe4

Also it is good practice on this board when posting solutions to use color tags:

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so that others who are thinking about the answer do not see it unless they want to. Example:

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4. White goes: 1. Ka4, 2.Qb3, 3.Qb7 mate, I don't see any defence.

5. but 1.Ka4 R moves 2.Qb3 d1=Q pins Q

6. ah nice, thanks KB. So 1.Kc3 runs into R moves and then 2. ... d1=Q. And 1.Ka3 runs into for example 1. ... e1=Q and 2. ...Qe3

7. Ah so wherever the rook moves after 1.Ka4, you advance the pawn on that file. Eg. 1.Ka4 Rg1 2. g7 and wins

8. ^^^
I think that's it (K not Q). Well done.

9. Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
Also it is good practice on this board when posting solutions to use color tags:

{color=white} to open
{/color} to close

but with [] instead of {}

so that others who are thinking about the answer do not see it unless they want to. Example:

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Thanks Kevin, I didn't know Is it the quote function that would allow the answer to be viewed?

10. Originally Posted by Michael. I
Thanks Kevin, I didn't know Is it the quote function that would allow the answer to be viewed?
Highlighting the white text by dragging the cursor is the main way to see it (left click on mouse and hold down).

11. Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
Highlighting the white text by dragging the cursor is the main way to see it (left click on mouse and hold down).
Thanks Now where's the thumbs up emoji in the emoji list (as opposed to the icon list)?