Can You Find The Mate in 3

This is a tough nut to crack. One of the more difficult puzzles with this particular stipulation. It is mate in 3.

2r5/Nbp5/pb5n/B3Q3/N1k3PR/p2p2r1/K3P3/5B2 w - - 0 1

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DaveCubby
DaveCubby

It says “Mate in 3 —- not in 4”.

  1. Rh2!!!! dxe2, 2. Rxe2! Rd3, 3. Rc2#!! (Black Rook is pinned by White Bishop on f1j.
DaveCubby
DaveCubby
  1. Rh2!!! dxe2, 2. Rxe2! Rc3, 3. Rc2#!! (discovered check and mate)
DaveCubby
DaveCubby
  1. Rh2!!!! (Waiting move) Bd4, 2. Qe6+! Bd5, 3. Qxa6#!
Alena
Alena

V-1

1.Rh2! Bf2
2.e3 Rxg4
3.Qc5#

V-2

1.Rh2 Bf2
2.e3 Rxe3
3.Qc5#

V-3

1.Rh2 Bd5
2.Qc3#

To my surprise I solved it quickly.



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