(Continuing the series from here)

Here is a second selfmate puzzle (also relatively easy, but beware the traps!). It is by C. R. Flood from 1967, and is puzzle 81 in The Book of Extraordinary Chess Puzzles:

selfmate 2

White to play and selfmate in three.
As a reminder: "In a 'selfmate' problem White plays to force Black to checkmate him - a sort of chess suicide."

Here is an analysis board for you to play around with.

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    $\begingroup$ I would like to see a selfmade selfmate problem in the future :) $\endgroup$ – infinitezero Sep 24 at 19:10

This seems to work

1. Ra4, c6 2. Rca5, c5 3. c4, g4



1.Ra4 c6
2.Rca5 c5
3.c4 g4#

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    $\begingroup$ Congratulations. However, @Jens got there first. Welcome to Puzzling.SE $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Sep 24 at 18:44

This version of Jens answer gives black the option of capturing a piece as well as checkmating.

1. Rb4, c6 2. Rcb5, c5 3. c4, g4

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    $\begingroup$ Black can just play 3... cxb4 and then it's not mate ... $\endgroup$ – Glorfindel Sep 24 at 8:12

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