Here are some 'mate in 3' puzzles from the games of 2017.
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)
White mates in 3.
Christian Bauer vs Rasmus Svane, Basel, 2017
Q7/5pk1/4q1p1/3p1p2/2nP1Q1P/5P1K/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ if Kxh6 Qh8# or if Kf6 Qhh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Anatoliy Demkovich vs Vasily Papin, Taganrog, 2017
3q4/5R2/1r4p1/5rk1/2Qp4/1P3P2/P5K1/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qc1+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Thomas Hoefelsauer vs Jan Pultorak, Marianske Lazne, 2017
r1q2rk1/pp2R1p1/n1p4p/7Q/3P4/B1PB2P1/P6P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Miguoel Admiraal vs Henk Vedder, Belgium, 2017
5b1k/2r2p1p/3p4/3q1NQ1/8/6P1/5P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Bxg7 Re8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Michael Adams vs Wenjun Ju, Gibraltar, 2017
r6r/p6p/bb1R2pB/3R2Nn/1p4k1/8/1PP2PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ h3+ Kf4 Rf6+ Nxf6 g3# ]

Mate in 3 Puzzles of 2017, Part II.
a)
White mates in 3.
Masoud Mosadeghpour vs Shojaat Ghane, Sareyn, 2017
7k/p5r1/q1pb1QPp/3p4/2nPP3/1RN5/P5R1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ Bxb8 Qf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alina Kashlinskaya vs Baira Kovanova, Moscow, 2017
8/R4Q2/1p2rn1p/1Pp2k2/2q1p3/2B1P2P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ g4+ Kg5 Bxf6+ Rxf6 Qh5# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Nick Maatman vs Rick Lahaye, Netherlands, 2017
r5k1/1R2Q1b1/8/5p2/6P1/p1q4P/P3BPK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ Kh7 Qh4+ Kg6 Bf7# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Tycho Dijkhuis vs Loek Van Wely, Netherlands, 2017
r4bk1/1b3pPp/p2p4/q4P1Q/1p1r1P2/1P1R4/1PP4P/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Shiqun Ni vs Valentina Gunina, Teheran, 2017
1b5r/p4ppp/1p2k1b1/3R4/2B5/Q3B2P/PP3PPq/R4K2 w - - 1 0
[ Re5+ if Kxe5 Qe7+ or if Kd7 Qe7+ ]

Mate in 3 Puzzles of 2017, Part III.
a)
White mates in 3.
Nikita Maiorov vs Leopold Le Ruyet, Rochefort, 2017
6k1/1b1q2b1/1n1p1pQp/2pP4/5P2/1P4R1/P4P1P/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re1 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Dariusz Swiercz vs Srinath Narayanan, Moscow, 2017
r7/pR4pp/5pk1/2P1pN2/n7/5PP1/r3P2P/3R1K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxf5 e4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Manuel Petrosyan vs Saveliy Golubov, Moscow, 2017
4r3/p2q2p1/2R4p/5pk1/2Q1p3/PP2P1P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ f4+ if Kg4 Qe2+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Guanchu Liu vs Thi Hoang, Ho Chi Minh City, 2017
2n5/1p3pkp/2q2Np1/p4PP1/3Q4/8/PPP1r2P/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5+ Kf8 Qh8+ Ke7 Qd8# ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Ilya Chekletsov vs Meilis Annaberdiev, Budapest, 2017
nr3qrk/5p2/p4Pp1/P1p4p/2B1p2Q/2P4R/6PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Qxh5+ ]

Mate in 3 Puzzles of 2017, Part IV.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Hamed Nouri vs Valeriy Neverov, New Delhi, 2017
3r1rk1/p5p1/2Q1N3/4Rb2/2Pp4/8/P4qPP/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be4 if R5xe4 Qf1+ or if Rg1 Qxg2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Alisa Galliamova vs Oksana Gritsayeva, Moscow, 2017
6k1/1p3p1p/p5p1/P1BP4/4qPb1/2b2nP1/5RKP/2Q5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Alexey Solovchuk vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Lutsk, 2017
1r4BQ/6p1/2q2pkp/8/3p3P/P5PK/1r3P2/3RnR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg2+ Kg4 f5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Martin Matthiesen vs Jesper Thybo, Denmark, 2017
5r2/pN1k2b1/4p3/1pp5/2p4N/6K1/PPQ2BP1/4q1n1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe5+ Kg4 Rf4+ Kg3 Re4# ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Nhat Minh To vs Hamed Nouri, Ho Chi Minh City, 2017
6k1/4Qp1p/4p2P/3pP1p1/3nq1P1/pP4K1/P4P1N/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kh3 Nf4+ ]

Mate in 3 Puzzles of 2017, Part V.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Nikita Meskovs vs Niclas Huschenbeth, Germany, 2017
3r2k1/5pPp/8/1Q6/2p1qR2/R3P3/6rP/4K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Kxd1 Qc2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Frank Zeller vs Falk Hoffmeyer, Germany, 2017
3r3k/pp1r2p1/7p/2p1Q1bP/2P3P1/2B2R2/PP3P1q/4RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ Ke2 Rd2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Gergely Antal vs Richard Farkas, Budapest, 2017
1r4k1/7p/p1Q1p1p1/6B1/2Pb4/8/q4PPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Quentin Fontaine vs Mathias Roeder, Belgium, 2017
r4rk1/p6p/2p1pqpn/2p5/2p1Nn2/3P2Q1/PPP3PP/4RRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Levan Pantsulaia vs Lorin D'Costa, Dubai, 2017
2q1r1k1/QR4b1/4npp1/2B1pnN1/2PpN2p/3P2P1/4PP1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ if Nexg7 Nxf6+ or if Kh8 Rh7+ ]

Mate in 3 Puzzles of 2017, Part VI.
a)
White mates in 3.
Vladimir Petrov vs Vasil Spasov, Montana, 2017
2Q5/p5p1/1b6/4R1pp/1k6/7P/qPP5/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qc3+ Ka4 Qc6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Michael Richter vs Aleksander Mista, Germany, 2017
r3qnk1/p2R1p2/7R/1pp1pQp1/8/7P/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6 if Ng6 Rxg6+ or if Nh7 Rg6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Poompat Sivara vs Ivan Rozum, Bangkok, 2017
3rk2r/pp2ppBp/6p1/5b2/7Q/1PP5/1q2NPPP/2R1K2R b Kk - 0 1
[ 1...Qd2+ 2.Kf1 Qd1+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Grigory Palchun vs Denis Khismatullin, Loo, 2017
5Q2/p2r3k/3rp3/1p1q3B/8/P1P3PP/1P6/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bg6+ Kxg6 2.Rf6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Vincent Colin vs Eduardas Rozentalis, Chartres, 2017
r4rk1/pp4P1/3np1Qn/q2pb3/2pP4/2P1PP2/1PB5/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qh7+ Kf7 2.g8/N+ ]

Mate in 3 Puzzles of 2017, Part VII.
a)
White mates in 3.
Akshat Chandra vs Nazi Paikidze, Saint Louis, 2017
4k1r1/p3n3/4pQ1p/1Pr2p2/5q1P/P4B2/P1P5/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bh5+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Gabor Papp vs Yuliya Shvayger, Zalakaros, 2017
8/6R1/5pn1/1r3Nk1/2R3Pr/8/p4PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.f4+ Kxg4 2.Ne3+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Samuel Sevian vs Sam Schmakel, Wheeling, 2017
3r3r/pp1Q1p2/5k2/3PpN1P/1P6/3P2P1/5b1N/7K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qe7+ Kxf5 2.Qxf7+ Kg5 3.Qg6# ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Lexy Ortega vs Carlos Garcia Palermo, Gallipoli, 2017
5rk1/4p3/6p1/1Ppp2q1/4Nn1p/2P2P2/Q1P2RPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nh3+ if 2.Kf1 Qc1+ 3.Ke2 Nf4# ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Teimour Radjabov, Moscow, 2017
4n2k/7p/2p1Pp2/2qb1P2/6R1/3P1pQP/3K4/n7 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nb3+ 2.Ke1 Qe3+ ]

Mate in 3 Puzzles of 2017, Part VIII.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Fidel Jimenez vs Guillermo Vazquez, Wheeling, 2017
7R/2q1kpp1/p2p1b2/8/N2pb3/PB6/KP2Q3/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ra1+ 2.Kxa1 Qc1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Johnatan Bakalchuk vs Sergei Zhigalko, Minsk, 2017
5r1k/6pp/p7/P7/2Q1N2P/5qPK/1PP1R3/6r1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qf1+ if 2.Rg2 Rh1+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Koen Leenhouts vs Dirk Van Dooren, Maastricht, 2017
5Q2/q3B2p/2p2pp1/1p2p1k1/p1P1P1P1/P7/1P3P1P/2n2K2 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxf6+ Kxg4 2.h3+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Anton Demchenko vs Igor Kovalenko, Minsk, 2017
2r1Rbk1/1pq2p2/p2r1Q2/3p1P2/8/2N2P2/1PP4P/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxf8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Oleg Romanishin vs Marcin Molenda, Lublin, 2017
5n1r/3r2b1/1pR5/2p1pp1p/6Pk/4BP1P/PP2P1K1/R7 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bf2+ Kg5 2.h4+ ]

Mate in 3 Puzzles of 2017, Part IX.
a)
White mates in 3.
Andrei Sokolov vs Martin Kraemer, Switzerland, 2017
r3r3/1p1bN2k/p2pp1Nb/q3P2Q/6pP/8/PnP2PP1/R4K1R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nf8+ Rxf8 2.Qg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Anton Korobov, Khanty Mansyisk, 2017
4knrr/3R4/5ppP/8/1q5P/4BPn1/1PP1Q3/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bc5+ Qe4 2.Re7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Zilun Lan vs Hao Wang, Beijing, 2017
r5k1/5p1p/n7/6B1/1PQ3P1/3p2PK/N3rq1P/R6R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qg2+ 2.Kh4 Qxh2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Levon Babujian vs Farrukh Amonatov, Mumbai, 2017
8/5p1k/p3r2p/P1Q2N2/7K/6PP/4q3/8 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Re4+ 2.g4 Rxg4+ if 3.Kh5 Ra4# or if 3.hxg4 Qh2# ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Bjorn Ahlander vs Adrien Demuth, Teplice, 2017
8/1kp5/p2n3p/8/1KPQ4/1P2RP2/r7/2q5 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qa3+ 2.Kc3 Qa5+ ]

Mate in 3 Puzzles of 2017, Part X.
a)
White mates in 3.
Tingjie Lei vs Phuong Luong, Chengdu, 2017
4rn1k/r3p2n/2pqP1pQ/p1N1p3/1pBP2P1/8/PP5R/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rf1 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Mikhail Al Antipov vs Radek Bujnoch, Gibraltar, 2017
r1b4Q/1p1pbkp1/8/1pqpR1p1/3p4/3P4/PPP2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rf5+ if 1...Kg6 2.g4 or if 1...Bf6 2.Qe8# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Donchenko vs Rick Frischmann, Apolda, 2017
r3nr1k/ppp4p/2np2p1/3Q2P1/2B2P2/qP2P3/P4N2/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ 1.Rxh7+ Kxh7 2.Qh1+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Justus Williams vs Justin Chen, New York, 2017
3R2nk/p4rpp/1p3p2/4qP2/1P6/P5P1/Q6P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Vladimir Okhotnik vs Filip Olsen, Koege, 2017
7k/1pqr2p1/p1p1Q2p/P3Rp1P/1P3P2/2P2K2/6P1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qe8+ ]

Mate in 3 Puzzles of 2017, Part XI.
a)
White mates in 3.
Igor Naumkin vs Daniel Kozusek, Ceske Budejovice, 2017
8/p3rpk1/1n5p/1q2N1p1/3PQ3/5RP1/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxf7+ if 1...Rxf7 2.Qg6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Joshua Colas vs Andrey Gorovets, New York, 2017
2kr4/ppp4p/4K3/1P3p2/2Pq4/P7/2Q2P2/R3BR2 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rf8 if 2.Bb4 Rf6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Eilia Zomorrodian vs Aryan Gholami, Teheran, 2017
3Q4/5Rpk/4p1n1/4P2K/2N1P2p/5P2/6q1/1r6 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nf4+ 2.Rxf4 Qg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Manuela Mader vs Stefanie Duessler, Germany, 2017
r1b2bk1/ppq2p2/4pn1Q/3r2N1/8/2P5/PPB2PPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bh7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Mathilde Congiu vs Sergio Gonzalez Vericat, Barcelona, 2017
r1r3k1/6q1/pnp2pP1/2bPp3/8/2N4Q/PPPB4/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qe6+ Kf8 2.Rh8+ ]

Mate in 3 Puzzles of 2017, Part XII.
a)
White mates in 3.
Jaroslaw Paprocki vs Tomasz Pietrzak, Zgierz, 2017
r4rk1/3qbp2/2p3p1/3nB1Rp/3P4/3Q4/p3B1PP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxg6+ if 1...Kh7 2.Rg7+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Chudinovskikh vs Antoni Kozak, Prague, 2017
r1b2rk1/6p1/1qn4p/p1ppp2Q/1p1P3b/2PBP1R1/PP1N2PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxg7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Emil Schmidek vs Elia Riccobon, Nova Gorica, 2017
r1b4r/1p1p3p/p4Q2/3kp3/2q1N3/2P5/PP1K1PPP/n6R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qf7+ if 1...Kxe4 2.f3# or if 1...Kc6 2.Qxc4+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Laura Unuk vs Marta Michna, Riga, 2017
r4bkr/5R1p/ppb1q3/5N1Q/2P1P3/4P1P1/PP5P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qg5+ Qg6 2.Rg7+ Bxg7 3.Ne7# ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Jung Seo vs Johan Nebrin, Vaxjo, 2017
2rq1k2/pp5Q/5Np1/3P4/3B4/8/PP3PPP/n5K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qg8+ Ke7 2.Qe6+ Kf8 3.Nh7# ]

Mate in 3 Puzzles of 2017, Part XIII.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Sean Watharow vs Anthony Ker, Wellington, 2017
r4rk1/3bppb1/1p4Bp/2pn4/q7/N5BP/1PP1QPP1/2KRR3 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bxb2+ if 2.Kd2 Qb4+ or if 2.Kb1 Nc3+ or if 2.Kxb2 Qxa3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Natalja Mieze vs Karina Ambartsumova, Riga, 2017
3rr1k1/2p2pPp/b1p5/p7/Pb6/3qP3/1P1P1PP1/R1BQK2R b KQ - 0 1
[ 1...Rxe3+ 2.fxe3 Qxe3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Teodora Rogozenco vs Magdalena Miturova, Germany, 2017
q2r2k1/4n1pp/2p1b3/1pP5/1P6/4PN2/1Q3PPP/1K3B1R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rd1+ 2.Kc2 Qa4+ 3.Kc3 Nd5# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Anasrasia Travkina vs Elena Semenova, Riga, 2017
r5k1/1p1q1p2/p5p1/2pP4/3brB1Q/P6R/6PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qh7+ Kf8 2.Bd6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Benjamin Arvola vs Frode Elsness, Norway, 2017
2R5/1R3ppk/p3r1bp/Pr6/3Bp2P/2P1Q3/q4PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rh8+ Kxh8 2.Qxh6+ ]


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