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Bruno's Chess Problem: 10/19/2017

S.Lamba, Sinfonie Scacchistiche, 1976

Mate in 2(**)
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1. Ra1! ... 2. Ra4#
  1... Bb5 2. Rc3#
  1... Bc4 2. Rca5#
  1... Bd3, Bb7, Bc8 2. Nd3#
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2017-10-19 10:51:25, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to rook mate\foresee defenses , white's raone is start before mate
2017-10-19 06:03:06, by problemist
Meredith. The wRh1 is out of play and needs to be activated. But not 1. Rh4? Bb5! This suggests that the a-file should be guarded and indeed this works: The threat is 2. Ra4# and 1.. Bb5, Bc4 are used as self-blocks, with 2. Rc3#, Rca5# by discovered check. On other moves of the bB, 2. N(x)d3# follows. Not that hard.

Stelian Lambă (*3.9.1936) Romanian composer. "Stelian Lambă composes direct mates, helpmates and selfmates. He is also the editor of the Romanian magazine "Euxinus Pontus."

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