Here are some 'mate in 3' chess problems by O Nemo.
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)
1QB5/8/8/3P4/kp6/8/8/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ 1. Ba6 Kb3 (1... Ka3 2. Bc4 b3 3. Qxb3#)
(1... b3 2. Qb5+) 2. Qh2 Kc3
(2... Ka4 3. Qa2#) 3. Qb2#
]

b)
8/3p4/B2P4/8/kp6/8/4K3/2Q5 w - - 1 0
[ 1. Bd3 b3 (1... Kb3 2. Bc4+ Ka4 3. Qa1#)
(1... Ka5 2. Qc4) 2. Qc5 b2 3. Bc2#
]

c)
8/6p1/8/8/8/3K1P2/5p2/1Q3Bk1 w - - 1 0
[ 1. Qb7 Kh2 (1... Kxf1 2. Qxg7 Ke1 3. Qa1#)
(1... g5 2. f4 Kxf1 3. Qh1#) 2. Qxg7 Kh1 3. Qg2#
]

d)
4K3/8/4Q3/8/3k4/p7/N7/1nN5 w - - 1 0
[ 1. Kd7 Kc5 (1... Nd2 2. Ne2+ Kd3
(2... Kc5 3. Qc6#) 3. Nb4#)
(1... Nc3 2. Nb3+ Kd3 3. Nb4#) 2. Nb3+ Kb5 3. Qc6#
]


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