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Bruno's Chess Problem: 07/28/2017

S.Vokal, Deutsche Schachblatter, 1968

Mate in 5(****)
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2017-07-28 07:40:19, by problemist
The idea is clear that the wK has to move upwards such that the wR can mate on a1. But White has to be careful, not 1. Kh2?, Kg2? Nf3+ (and 2.. Nxd4), Bh3+ (2. Kf2 Nxe4+ 3. dxe4 Be3+ or Qf5+ and 4.. Bf1 and there is no mate) . So only 1. Kf2 remains and now Black runs out of checks 1.. Nh3+ 2. Kg2 Ng1 3. Rxg1 Bh3+ 4. Kg1 and there follows mate on b5 or a1. Also 2.. Nf4+ 3. Kh2 and now Black can prolong mate by only one move 3.. Qxc7 4. Ra1+ Qa5 5. Rxa5. Not that hard as the idea is straightforward and only the details have to be worked out.

Stanislav Vokál (*4.11.1950 in Prešov) Slovak composer. "Stanislav Vokál composes in all genres. If you are interested, you can consult his selected problems on his website."


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