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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chess puzzles: Two mates-in-3!

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2010

Hi Everybody,

Get that cup of coffee (or tea) and settle down to the double treat today of mate-in-3. Watch out for the mate patterns and you will find the solutions real simple. Enjoy.

White to move and mate in 3 in both the puzzles.

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  • At December 2, 2010 at 11:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey that's really cool chess pattern in the second one. The first one I got. All the best in Turkey.

  • At December 2, 2010 at 11:30 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    For You Chess Queen - I posted yesterday also.

    Prayer for Victory
    A Psalm of David.

    JEHOVAH answer thee in the day of trouble;
    The name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;
    Send thee help from the sanctuary,
    And strengthen thee out of Zion;
    Remember all thy offerings,
    And accept thy burnt sacrifice; [Selah
    Grant thee thy heart’s desire,
    And fulfil all thy counsel.
    We will triumph in thy salvation,
    And in the name of our God we will set up our banners:
    Jehovah fulfil all thy petitions.
    Now know I that Jehovah saveth his anointed;
    He will answer him from his holy heaven
    With the saving strength of his right hand.
    Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
    But we will make mention of the name of Jehovah our God.
    They are bowed down and fallen;
    But we are risen, and stand upright.
    Save, Jehovah:
    Let the King answer us when we call.

  • At December 2, 2010 at 11:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @chessqueen Finally I arrived to Hatay, it's sunny and warm here. The opening ceremony is 2morrow, 1st round is on Dec. 4. Will get rest and get ready!

    Hey what you doing - solving puzzles overnight? Or sleeping?

  • At December 2, 2010 at 11:36 AM , Anonymous Saira Fernando, Madrid said...

    Rest properly so you are fully refreshed for your title hunt. I see this a good omen about your flight because same thing happened to Vishy Anand earlier this year. Yaya. Go girl go.

  • At December 2, 2010 at 11:43 AM , Anonymous J.C., London said...

    A sweeter smile, A brighter day, Hope everything turns out better 4 u at the WC. May ALLAH be with you always. Good Luck.

  • At December 2, 2010 at 11:45 AM , Anonymous J.T. PR said...

    Welcome to Turkey Chess Queen.

  • At December 3, 2010 at 5:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love your puzzles. Thanks Chess Queen for all you do to promote chess.


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