A tricky checkmate in three for this Chess King study created by Vladimir Nabokov. This chess position featured in Nabokov’s 1970 book that included poems and chess puzzles.


Checkmate in three

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[…] 1.♖h8 ♔xc3 (1…♔e3 2.♖h3+ ♔d4 3.♘e2# (0:00:15) 1.Rh8) (1…♔xd3 2.♖h3+ ♔xc4 3.♕f4# (0:00:05) 1…Kd3) 2.♖h3 ♔d4 3.♕b2# (0:00:02) 1.