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disaster 27 ( +1 | -1 )
my new problem My friend gave me this mate in three I saved it in that one area the Chess problems and puzzles in the Options part... I just wanna see how gk people fare against others with this problem... Its a mate in three! I hear it took a gm 2 hours to see it ... dun dun dun
absolutegenius 4 ( +1 | -1 )
chessmaster it found it. very hard though.
absolutegenius 4 ( +1 | -1 )
chessmaster it found it. very hard though.
acne 19 ( +1 | -1 )
not a difficult one. the black king can't move at all if you don't check it. so you just need a waiting move. so Bg2 or Bh1. but Bh1 is better since you've to make a second waiting move because of the possibility of stalemate. So 1.Bh1 d6 2.Rg2 Kxe4 3.Rd2#
bafverfeldt1981 44 ( +1 | -1 )
Well I couldn't solve it in my head, only succeeded with mate in four. If a GM has problems with it it can't be that easy.

It's interesting because I set up the position for my fritz and it, immediatly, put out a mate in 4. When I wanted it to serach for mating branches it still couldn't see the mate in 3 which must have something to do with the value of pieces when the program ends?

Please Acne, I don't want to see the solvation of it- it is already listed in the quiz section.
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atrifix 46 ( +1 | -1 )
Well GMs learn how to actually play chess, not solve problems (such as these). If a GM ran into a position like this on the board, he'd probably play the first winning continuation he saw, which might end up in mate in 6 or 8 or worse. Good chess problemists will almost instantly recognize the theme of blocking a piece for discovered or double check, though. So in actuality, an 1800 player might have an easier time solving this than a GM...