Here are they come, the week 3 tactical studies. You can find week 1 and week 2 studies and try to solve them in case you didn’t yet do it. If you have any difficulties finding solutions, I strongly recommend reviewing how to solve tactics problems guide. Most tactics problems presented here have various ways to reach the mate, depending on the way black respond on the white first move. Try to find all the moves possible to be played for black and all the possible checkmates for white.
It’s a good idea to use a piece of paper or a notebook to record the moves and lines leading to mate. Being well organized helps to solve tactics. I have been receiving multiple messages via facebook , if there is a mate in 3 in this problems. Yes, there may be a mate in 3, but the idea is to find mate in 2. Only then and only then the problem is considered to be solved. So, if you find a mate in 3 keep looking for mate in 2. Good luck!
#1 K. Voityla “The Problemist”. White to move and mate in 2.
#2 A. Slesarenko “MK Brona”. White to move and mate in 2.
#3 V. Pilchenko “Smena”. White to move and mate in 2.
#4 V. Chipinzhny “MK Amirova” White to move and mate in 2.
#5 V. Pilchenko “Smena” White to move and mate in 2.
#6 D. Bannyj “Chess Art 1997” White to move and mate in 2.
#7 A. Galickiy “Chess Journal”. White to move and mate in 2.