# Easy mate in three

This time an easy puzzle I made up today. White mates in three.

``````[FEN "7k/4Kp2/P4Np1/6R1/8/R6P/8/8 w - - 1 0"]
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``````[fen "7k/4Kp2/P4Np1/6R1/8/R6P/8/8 w - - 1 0"]

1. Rh5+ gxh5 {if Kg7, Rh7#}
2. Rg3  h4
3. Rg8#
``````
• Oh, I had another solution in mind. Can you find it? Commented May 16, 2018 at 4:56

Herb's solution works perfectly, but since you indicated in a comment that you were expecting for another one, maybe that's it.

``````[fen "7k/4Kp2/P4Np1/6R1/8/R6P/8/8 w - - 1 0"]

1. Rag3 Kg7
2. Rh5 g5
3. Rgxg5#
``````

Edit:

Here is a simple suggestion to fix the cook and make this solution the only one:

``````[fen "7k/4Kp2/P4Np1/6R1/7P/R7/8/8 w - - 1 0"]

1. Rag3 (1.Rh5? gxh5 2.Rg3? {stalemate}) (1.h5 Kg7) Kg7
2. Rh5 g5
3. Rgxg5#
``````
• Yes, this is the one i meant. Unfortunately it's a bad puzzle because it has two solutions. I overlooked that. Commented May 16, 2018 at 16:53
• It should not be too hard to avoid the cook. Anyway, having two solutions is acceptable for an exercise, but not for a problem. Commented May 16, 2018 at 16:56