White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

I’m sure everybody that reads this column can mate a lone king with a king and two rooks. Can you do it in three moves from this position?

A creation by J. Hare in the first decade of the 20th century. 1.Rd1 Kc7 1...Kxa8 2.Kb6 Kb8 3.Rd8#; 1...Kc6 2.Ra7 Kc5 3.Rc7# 2.Ka6 Kc6 3.Rc8#


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