Sunday, October 16, 2005

Checkmate in 3 moves

Mate in 3 moves
This game played out between champions has the hallmark of simplicity, clarity and energy. Can you find out what White played, and won in three moves? For those interested, I can send you this full classic chess game with annotations.
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Blogger Cat's Eye said...

a)1...Nd7 2.Qb8 Nb8 3.Rd8++

I can only see this

9:48 AM  
Blogger SatishTalim said...

Man, I could not figure that out myself. Damn good cat's eye.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Cat's Eye said...

Not really. There's probably more to it.
What if 2..Ke7?

12:48 PM  
Blogger Rajmahendra said...


Mr. Cat's Eye, can you see a position already by White Bgf

So 3.Rd8++ is valid

6:20 PM  

grwat blog thanks

9:45 PM  
Blogger takchess said...

Is this from Morphy's Opera game?

2:53 AM  
Blogger SatishTalim said...

takchess, you are right Paris (Opera Box) 1858. I just love this game.

7:36 AM  
Blogger Cat's Eye said...

Could you send me the whole game?

3:56 PM  

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