# Mate in 3 Chess Puzzles

Updated on May 28, 2018

Chess puzzles come in all shapes and sizes; actually, not really. They might come in many sizes, but the shape is always the same, square. They do, however, come in different levels of difficulty, such as these, which are mate in 3.

Most all chess players want to improve their game and are always on the lookout for ways to get better. Winning chess strategies and chess tactics can be found in many different areas.

Chess puzzles, working on chess openings and chess endgames are just a few of the ways to improve one’s game. Start with mate in 1 puzzles and then mate in 2 and work your way up to the more difficult advanced chess puzzles. Taking chess lessons can help a lot too because you get instant feedback on your games and it is tailored directly to you. But remember, nothing beats actually playing.

“Many have become chess masters – no one has become the master of chess.” Tarrasch

Siegbert Tarrasch (1862 – 1934) was one of the strongest chess players and most influential chess teachers of the late 19th century and early 20th century.

## Answer to Mate in 3 Chess Puzzle #1

The answer is for white to play Q-h6 check. Black's best move to to play K-e8. White then plays Q-h8 check and after black plays K-d7, white mates with Q-d8.

## Answer to Mate in 3 Chess Puzzle #2

The answer is for black to play B-a2 check. White is forced to play Kxa2 and black follows with Q-d5 check and after white plays K-b1, black checkmates with Q-b3.

## Answer to Mate in 3 Chess Puzzle #3

The answer is for black to play R-h1 check. White is forced to play Kxh1. Black then plays Q-h8 check and after white plays K-g1, black checkmates with Q-h2.

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