Here are some mate in 3s composed by Theophilus A. Thompson.
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)
8/8/8/2K1k3/2p4Q/4P3/8/3B4 w - - 0 1
[ Bg4 Ke4 Qd8 ]

b)
6k1/3N1p1p/5B1p/3p1K1P/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd4 f6 Kxf6 ]

c)
6B1/2pk3q/2rp4/5r1Q/4K2B/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Be6+ Kxe6 Qe8+ ]

d)
8/4P3/2k5/2Bp1P2/3P2P1/1Pp2Q2/2K3N1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd5+ if Kxd5 e8/B or if Kc7 Ba7 or if Kb5 e8/Q+ ]

e)
4n1b1/4b3/6P1/B1p1R3/4p2k/2R4P/6P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg3 if Kxg3 Rxe4 or if Nf6 Be1
or if Be6 Rg4+ or if Bg5 Rgxg5
]

Theophilus A. Thompson's Mate in 3 Problems, Part II.
a)
7K/8/3R4/8/8/P1k1P3/P2NB3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nc4 Kc2 Rd1 Kc3 Rc1# ]

b)
8/r4BKn/6R1/4p1pp/1R3Bkn/3P2Pp/4P2P/4b3 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg5+ if Kf5 g4+ or if Bxb4 or e4 Bxh4+ ]

c)
7n/6B1/3Kp3/4N1k1/8/2p2bNp/5P1P/b2nQ3 w - - 0 1
[ Qe4 if Bxe4 or Bh5 or Be2 f4+ ]

d)
4kn2/p5p1/2N1P3/1p6/8/4P2r/7n/RB2K3 w - - 0 1
[ Bg6+ Nxg6 0-0-0 ]

e)
Q4bn1/nNp4b/8/3Pkp2/5R1B/q1P1p2P/4N2K/7B w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8 if Qxf8 Nc1 or if Qe7 Rxf5+ or if Qa4 Bf6+ ]

Theophilus A. Thompson's Mate in 3 Problems, Part III.
a)
8/p5p1/P3R1N1/8/6P1/8/4Pp1p/5K1k w - - 0 1
[ Rb6 axb6 a7 ]

b)
1b1N3n/p5p1/p2p4/4k3/n4N2/K2B4/2Q3p1/6B1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Kxd5 Qxg2+ or if Nc5 Qc3+ or if Nf7 Bh2+ ]

c)
8/b7/1p6/1B6/8/3p4/kB4Q1/3b2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh8+ if Be2 Qg7 ]

d)
8/8/R7/3k2P1/1K3p1p/5p2/5P1P/BB6 w - - 0 1
[ Bh7 h3 Rg6 Ke4 Rd6# ]

e)
7n/3p4/2pNkN2/8/7B/4p1P1/4B3/K7 w - - 0 1
[ Nfe4 if Ke5 Bf6+ all others Bc4+ ]

f)
n3b3/8/3N1pn1/8/4NP2/1B1k2P1/5B2/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Nb7 if Kxe4 Nc5+ ]


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