Not Your Normal Mate in 3 Puzzle

2q1b3/2prrp1N/R4p1P/3P1k1K/3Qp2P/8/4N1PP/1B1n4 w - - 0 1 White to move and force self-mate in 3.

This is a different kind of puzzle than you normally see on Susan's site, though the idea is an old one in chess compositions. The goal here is to find white's moves that force black to mate in 3. Some people have difficulty understanding the concept, but it is good exercise for your brain. Basically, white uses checks that black must respond to, the end result of which is that white is mated by black by the forced reply.

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Alena
Alena

1.Nf8 Re5
2.Qf2+ Nxf2
3.Rxf6+ Kxf6#

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Editor

Crocodile, no even after 1. ..Re5, white can still force self-mate in 3, but the second move isn't 2.Ng3- it is another check at move 2.

Crocodile3008
Crocodile3008

After 1.Nf8 Te5! 2. Ng3+ Kf4+!! ..... there is no mate in 3 moves

Stapenhorst
Stapenhorst

aaaahhhh! thx
Interesting that now it looks easy kk

Alena
Alena

1.Nf8! any move
2.Ng3+ Kf4
3.Ng6+ fxg6#

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