Chess/Puzzles/Directmates/Three-move 4/Solution

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1.Rf4! Kg3

1... Kxh1 leads to 2. Kf2 Kh2 3.Rh4#

2.0-0! Kh3

3.R1f3#

a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h


The alternative solution is:

1.Rhg1+ Kh3

1... Kh2 leads to 2. Rg5 (2.Rg6, 2.Rg7 or 2.g8 are also possible) Kh3 3. Rh1# (after 2... Kh3 3. Rh5, 3. Rh6, 3. Rh7 or 3. Rh8 are mates respectively)

2. Rf2! Kh4

3.Rh2#

a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h