## See 3 moves ahead from wtharvey.com

### Here are some 'mate in 3' chess problems by FM Teed. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
8/6R1/4k3/8/4K3/p7/8/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ 1. Rc1 Kd6 (1... Kf6 2. Rcg1) 2. Rgc7 a2 3. R1c6# ]

b)
8/8/8/8/3k4/8/1p1NQ3/1K1N4 w - - 1 0
[ 1. Qh5 Kd3 2. Qh2 Kd4 3. Qd6# ]

c)
8/2Q5/4N3/3k1P2/8/2K5/6P1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1. Kc2 Ke4 2. Qa5 Ke3 3. Qe1# ]

d)
8/8/3K4/8/4N3/4kP2/1P6/3Q4 w - - 1 0
[ 1. b4 Kf4 2. Qb3 Kf5 3. Qf7# ]

FM Teed 'Mate in 3' Problems, Part II.
a)
8/8/5BK1/2Pk4/R3R3/8/4B3/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1. Bd4 Kxe4 (1... Kc6 2. Re7 Kd5 3. Bf3#)
2. Kf6 Kd5 (2... Kf4 3. Bf2#) 3. Bf3#
]

b)
R1Nk4/6p1/1K2P3/8/8/3p4/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1. Ra1 d2 (1... Ke8 2. Rh1)
(1... g5 2. Rh1) (1... Kxc8 2. Ra8#)
2. Rh1 Kxc8 3.Rh8#
]

c)
Q7/5K2/3P4/3B4/3k4/1P6/8/3N4 w - - 1 0
[ 1. Bf3 Kc5 (1... Ke5 2. Qe4+ Kxd6 3. Qe7#)
(1... Kd3 2. Qc6 Kd2 (2... Kd4 3.Qd5#) 3. Qc3#)
2. Qb7 Kxd6 (2... Kd4 3. Qd5#) 3. Qe7#
]

d)
8/1N1k1N2/6Q1/3P4/8/1K6/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1. Qg1 Ke7 (1... Ke8 2. Qg7) (1... Kc7 2. Qa7)
2. Qg7 Ke8 (2... Kd7 3. Nfd6#) 3. Nfd6#
]

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