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Written by Yury Markushin
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:20

In today's article we present 3 very tough mate-in-3 problems. Needless to say, how important it is to solve tactics consistently. If you'd only be allowed to pick a single training exercise to improve your game, solving tactics is no doubt one of the most effective ways to get there.  Solving tactics in the correct way, will help you to improve much faster than just solving tactics. You may want to read here about what do I mean. Time to start solving. Good luck!

Problem 1: G. Hultberg, "Tidskrift for Schack", 1963

White to move and mate in 3

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Problem 2: G. Boum, "De Waarheid", 1968

White to move and mate in 3

Problem 3: E. Best, "Die Schwalbe", 1966

White to move and mate in 3

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:18

0 #3 Kyaw Min Han 2015-07-15 05:25
Key moves:
Problem (1) N3d5
Problem (2) Re8
Problem (3) Rhf6
Not the hardest. 1 puzzle 5 minutes each.

+1 #2 Brian 2015-06-11 23:39
Problem 1: Nc7a6+ Kd8,Nc3d5 Rf2 ,Na6c5 Rxe2,Qa8++
Problem 2: Re7+ Rb7,Qa6+ Kb8 ,RxRb7+ BxRb7 QxBb7++
Problem 3: Rxh2 (Kg6 or h5),Rg2h2+ Kh5,Nf6++

in problem 1 and 2 I see 4 moves to mate

+1 #1 Alen 2015-03-30 17:22
Problem 1 - 1.N3d5 - Rf8 2.Ne7 + - Kb8 3. Qb6 mate
Problem 2 - 1.Rd8 - Lb7 2.Qe7 - Rd8 3. Qb7 mate
Problem 3 - 1.Rhf6 - h6 2.Ne7 - h1Q 3.R6f5 mate