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Bruno's Chess Problem: 05/24/2018

S.Herland, Tidskrift för Schack, 1906

Mate in 3(***)
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2018-05-24 06:27:54, by problemist
The very problem-like key sacrifices the wR on d1 with the threats 2. Qf2+, Qxd6+ (which also follows on 1.. bxc3). If Black takes the wR then quietly 2. NxB. On 1.. KxN the Q-sacrifice 2. Qe5+ follows and on 1.. d5 2. Qe5+. Side variations are 1.. b3 2. Bf1-e2-b5+ and 1.. Ne2, Nf3 2. Ne2+. 1st Prize.

Sigmund Herland (*27.9.1865 in Vienna, +15.8.1954 in Bucharest) Austrian-Romanian composer and player, see wikipedia en, ru. "A collection of 327 selected problems by Sigmund Herland was published by Ekaterina Yaremska-Iliescu (available online, today's problem is reprinted as No. 44). Sigmund Herland composed in all genres (studies, direct or fairy problems, in Bohemian or strategic style) and was often very creative and original. Sigmund Herland also composed what can be considered as the forerunner of the first cyclic Babson task (composed by Peter Hoffmann, Schach 2005). The story of this problem, published by Alain C. White in the Theory of Pawn Promotion, was evoked by Steven Dowd in his "Skittles" on ChessCafe."

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