Notes from the nadir of chess
Here's a study from 1869, by William Grimshaw.
I can't find a mate in three. show it to prove it!
Gladly...but maybe it helps if I tell you the first move ?1. Bf3+
Thanks for the first move, but I've spent a good 8 hours looking at this problem. There is an "out" for Black at the end of every 3 move continuation. What is the second move??
Oops, my mistake...I've switched solutions. 1. Bf3+ is the start of the 4-move mate.Mate in three starts with 1. Nh3...These things happen. I spent ages on the 4-move mate,so I dare say that is what stuck in my mind, and came out when you asked.
Thanks, Signalman! It was fun to spot this Nh3 (I didn't spot it). :-) Yes, it works now. I found many mate in 4's, so I had wondered if it was a real "problem" or not.
No worries, and apologies for the mis-post.I also found mate in 4 ( relatively ) easily but mate in 3 was tough until you realise you have to force the king to move.I guess I don't really think in the "study" mode properly, just like I don´t really work with cryptic crosswords.I´ll put a full solution up, and may even publish the others from the same old source. Thanks for contributing !
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