A** three-mover** composition is often called the queen of chess problems. **Two-movers** are pretty easy to solve for experienced chess players, four and five-movers are too difficult for most players to handle. Therefore a **three-mover** is the most optimal (** difficulty-wise**) composition that can include all themes generated during past 150 years, the period of modern chess composition existence.

Today we present to our readers 5 three-movers to solve.

Instructions:In each of these positionsWhite to Move and Mate in 3

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p#5 first option is Q-c5 black is move k-e6 – p-e8Q – black move k-f5 and Q-e5 chick mate

Composition #1: 1. Kb4 if …Kb1 2. Kb3 Ka1 3. Qc1#.

if 1. … Ka1 2. Kb3 Ka2 3. Qf1#.

Composition #2: 1. Qf5 Kh4 2. Nd3 Kg3 3. Qf4#

Composition #3: 1. d8=B if Ke8 2. Rf5 Kxd8 3. Rf8#

if 2. … Kf8 2. Ke6 Ke8 3. Rg8#

Composition #4: Could only get it in 4 moves.

Composition #5: 1.e8=Q+ Kf6 2.Qg7+ Kf5 3.Qee5#

Problem 1

Kb4 Ka1 or Kb1 2-Kb3 Ka1 or Kb1 3 Qf1 mat

Mr. Shadowleaf04 got everything right again, I need to find more difficult problems for you 🙄

Dear Pablo, number 5 is a mate in three problem, check out Mr. Shadowleaf04’s solution:

[b]

Problem # 5 1.Qd6! Ke8 2. Qe5! Kf7 3. e=Q!#[/b]

Pablo

Problem # 5 1.Qd6! Ke8 2. Qe5! Kf7 3. e=Q!#

P#5:

Sorry but with

1. Qd6

I see no mate in three after

1. … – Ke8

Even after

1. e8=N+

there’s no mate in three after

1. … – Kg6

Is this really a mate-in-three problem? :S

Thanx!

Problem # 4

1. Qc5! is the key-move. A possible line would be 1. Qc5! Ke8 2. Qe5 Kf7 3. e8=Q#

Problem # 5

1. Qd6! is the key-move. One line 1. Qd6! Kg8 2. e8Q Kh7 3.Qg6#

Also, in Problem # 3, another key-move is 1. Rg4! A possible line is 1. Rg4! Kf8 2. d8=N! Ke8 3. Rg8#. Another possibility is 1. Rg4! Kf8 2. d8Q+ Kf7 3. Qe7# 🙂

[quote name=”Artak”]P#1 1. Kb4 !

P#2 1. Nc6 !

P#3 1. d8B !

P#4 1. Qc5 !

P#5 1. Qd6 ![/quote]

Hello Artak, you got the first move correct in all 5 problems! Good job, show the entire variation next time. 😉

[quote name=”Shadowleaf04″]Problem # 1

1. Kb4! is the key-move. A possible line would be 1. Kb4! Ka1 2. Kb3 Kb1 3. Qf1#

Problem # 2.

1. Nc6! is the key-move. The line goes 1. Nc6! Kf4 2.Kf2 Ke4 3.Qf3#

Problem # 3

1. d8B! is the key-move. A possible line is 1. d8B! Ke8 2. Rf5 Kxe8 3. Rf8#

That’s all I can solve for now. :D[/quote]

Hello Shadowleaf04, you got the first 3 problems totally correctly! Congratulations! Try getting the other 2 🙂

P#1 1. Kb4 !

P#2 1. Nc6 !

P#3 1. d8B !

P#4 1. Qc5 !

P#5 1. Qd6 !

Problem # 1

1. Kb4! is the key-move. A possible line would be 1. Kb4! Ka1 2. Kb3 Kb1 3. Qf1#

Problem # 2.

1. Nc6! is the key-move. The line goes 1. Nc6! Kf4 2.Kf2 Ke4 3.Qf3#

Problem # 3

1. d8B! is the key-move. A possible line is 1. d8B! Ke8 2. Rf5 Kxe8 3. Rf8#

That’s all I can solve for now. 😀