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Mate (Mate-in-Three)
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If 37...Kg7, then 38.Qg6+ Kh8 39.Qxh6+ Kg8 40.Bf7#
Tal vs Z Szymczak, 1974 
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1-0

If 27...Ka5, then 28. Qb4+ or 28. Qa3+ leads to mate-in-three
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

If 23...Kf6, then 24. Qg5+ Ke6 24. Re1+ Kd6 25. Qxd7#.
Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

20. Qc7+!
F Manca vs F Braga, 1992 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

24...Be5!
Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

22. f6+!
Marshall vs G Marco, 1900 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

30. Ng5+!
H Koskinen vs S Zamit, 2001 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

40. ..Qxf2+!
A Schwarz vs W Paulsen, 1880 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

14. Rxe6+!
Kramnik vs NN, 1999 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

36. Qxg6+!
L Dominguez vs Yusupov, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 36 moves, 1-0

21. Qxh7+!
J Mason vs NN, 1900 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

33...Qa2+!
Santasiere vs Ed. Lasker, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

17...Qxf1+!
S Lorenz vs Andrey Orlov, 2001 
(A25) English, 17 moves, 0-1

32. Qxe6+! is a decisive decoy (Queen sac)
Korchnoi vs A Petersons, 1965 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

12...Rh1!
K Moll vs Falkbeer, 1864 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

23. Qxh7+!
Tarrasch vs Schroeder, 1894 
(000) Chess variants, 25 moves, 1-0

26...Rh1! decoy allows the Queen to exploit a pin & mate
S N Ahmed vs Z Rahman, 2006 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

30. Rxf7+!
T L Petrosian vs P Smirnov, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

36. Qxg5!
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

27. Rh7+!
N Gurieli vs N Lakos, 1999 
(B50) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

30...Rh1+!
S Bartha vs G Kluger, 1979 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

40. Qxg7+!
A V Kovalev vs H Stevic, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

17. Ne7+! leads to Anastasia's mate
P Roth vs G Rajna, 1975 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

29. Qxh7+!
Emms vs A Blees, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

33. Rxh7+!
V Kravchenko vs E Vorobiov, 2000 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

33. Qxe7+!
S Ghader Pour vs L Lumongdong, 2007 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 34 moves, 1-0

21. Qf8+!
A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2001 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

16. Qxh7+! combines the pin and deflection tactic to force mate
Rubinstein vs NN, 1902 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

21...Rh1+!
R Luscombe vs Keene, 1962 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

8. Bxf7+! preceeds 9. Nxe5+ to solve a mate-in-two puzzle
Benko vs Sawyer, 1964 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

32. Rxa7+! is followed up with by 33. R a5!
Capablanca vs R Raubitschek, 1906 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

50...Qf3!
Karpov vs Shirov, 2000 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 0-1

19...Qxf2+!
E Formanek vs D Oshana, 1970 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 19 moves, 0-1

18...Re8+!
I Gudju vs Bogdanovsky, 1927 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

36...Nxd3+!
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

13...Nxg3+!
Gruenfeld vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 13 moves, 0-1

24...Qc3+!
J Pelaez vs A De Dovitiis, 1993 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

73. Qd4+! mates after an inbetween Zugzwang King move
Hector vs J Carstensen, 2003 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1-0

29...Rc3+!
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

22...Qxh2+! solves a Monday puzzle
Geller vs G Garcia, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

43. Rf4+!
J Durao vs H Catozzi, 1957 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 45 moves, 1-0

27...Qxh2+!
P Zilles vs V Kutsankov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

39. Qxh7+! solves the 09/02/2008Tuesday puzzle
S Williams vs Hebden, 2006 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

38. Qxf7+!
Negi vs Hebden, 2005 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

28. Rxh7+!
Capablanca vs G Vassaux, 1939 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

33. Rxh7+!
Lasker vs NN, 1900 
(C14) French, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

19...Qxh3+! or 19...Ng4+!
Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

33. Rxh7+!
R Valdes vs S Laouini, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

35. Qf8+!
N Lisicic vs D Arsic, 2008 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 36 moves, 1-0

25. Qxf7+!
Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

27. Rxh7+!
Kudrin vs A C Chow, 1989 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

50. Qg4+!
I Aloni vs M Czerniak, 1967 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 50 moves, 1-0

55. a3+! solves a Wednesday puzzle missed by Gurevich
M Gurevich vs R Ovetchkin, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

4...Qh4+!
Mogusar vs T L Trippe, 1984 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

32.Qh2+! Kxf3 33. Nd4+ Kxg4 34. Rg1#.
B Ivanovic vs G Ginsburg, 2003 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 33 moves, 1-0

18. Qxe5+!
N Fercec vs B Medak, 2000 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

37. Qxg6+!
Fine vs Dake, 1933 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

23...Rh1+!
S C Miller vs M Dougherty, 2002 
(B57) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

22...Ng3+!
Reichert vs E J Diemer, 1950 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

14. Qh6+!
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

6...Qh4+! 7. g3 Qxg3+ 8. hxg3 Bxg3# is better
Bird / Dobell vs Gunsberg / Locock, 1897 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

21...Ng3+!
J Rott vs F Blatny, 2002 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 21 moves, 0-1

22...Qxh3+!
N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

20...Qxh7+! combines the deflection and decoy tactics
Tal vs Koblents, 1965 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 22 moves, 1-0

20...Nf2+!
B Garfinkel vs F M Wren, 1933 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

48. Rhg1!
Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1994 
(A90) Dutch, 71 moves, 1-0

47. Ng4+!
de Firmian vs Azmaiparashvili, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 1-0

30...Qxf2+!
Anderssen vs J Finch, 1851 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 0-1

16. Nf6+!
Radjabov vs Anand, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 16 moves, 1-0

45. Qxc8+! solves a Tuesday puzzle
I Nepomniachtchi vs I Salgado Lopez, 2008 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

31...Ne5+!
A Filippov vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2010 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 0-1

22...Qh1+! is quicker than 22...Qg1+! with mate-in-five
Landa vs Alexander V Ivanov, 1985 
(C26) Vienna, 23 moves, 0-1

27...Qxg1+! solves a Monday puzzle
F Malkawi vs P Lafuente, 2010 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

21...Ne2+!
C Bayer vs Falkbeer, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

29. Rxh7+ solves a Monday puzzle (28...Qe7 = avoids it)
Harrwitz vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

20. Rxh7+!
Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1855 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

21. Qh8+!
C van Oosterom vs P Hulshof, 2009 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 1-0

43. Qxh6+! solves a Wednesday puzzle
A Neumann vs Przepiorka, 1904 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

23. Qe8+! solves a Monday puzzle
A E Post vs F J Lee, 1905 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

18. Qh8+!
E Delmar vs NN, 1898 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

32. Qa6+! solves a Wednesday puzzle
Hjartarson vs Van der Wiel, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

31. Qxh7+! uses a double discovered check to force mate
Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

24. Qxf6+ is mate in two or three to solve a Monday puzzle
G Timoshchenko vs A Elfert, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

37. Qg8+! solves a Tuesday puzzle
O Chajes vs C Jaffe, 1911 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

13. Qxc6+! solves a Tuesday puzzle
H Reinle vs NN, 1936 
(C28) Vienna Game, 15 moves, 1-0

25...Qxd4! solves a Tuesday puzzle
Hamppe vs A Schwarz, 1864 
(C26) Vienna, 27 moves, 0-1

23...Rh1+! solves for Monday Apr 23, 2012
Wemmers vs Metger, 1877 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

83. Nd3!
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

36...Qh3+! (36...Qh3+ 37. Kh1 Qf1+ 38. Bg1 Qxf3#)
Ulf Andersson vs Hartston, 1973 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

28. Qh8+! initiates mate with a clever decoy
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

27. Bxf7+!
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1854 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

38. Rd8+
Fischer vs J Bennett, 1957 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 40 moves, 1-0

23. Qxg7+! solves Tuesday 3/19/2013
N Grandelius vs A Pourramezanali, 2010 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

33. Qxh7+! solves Tuesday 4/2/2013
F Steil-Antoni vs S Johnsen, 2010 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

25...Qxa2+!
R Ortega vs C Bielicki, 1964 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

36. Rg8+
Navara vs B Michiels, 2015 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

36...Nh1+!
P Auchenberg vs B Elgaard, 1992 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 38 moves, 0-1

40. Qxh7+!
T Dowden vs S Yee, 2016 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

25...Qh1+ solves the Tuesday Apr 25, 2017 puzzle
G Milos vs P Carlsson, 2012 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

37...Rb2+! solves Monday Jul 24, 2017
A Firouzja vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2016 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

50. f5+!
O Bernstein vs Kotov, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 50 moves, 1-0

37...Qe4+! solves Monday Mar 5, 2018
L Deelman vs B Bleykmans, 1987 
(A80) Dutch, 39 moves, 0-1

27. Rxe7+! solves Tuesday Apr 3, 2018
K Wight vs H R Jung, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

33. Rxh7+ solves Tuesday Jul 17, 2018
A Y Rotstein vs Y Gonzalez Vidal, 2005 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 33 moves, 1-0

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