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Bruno's Chess Problem: 06/28/2017

R.Kraetschmer, The Independent, 1991

Mate in 5(****)
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1. Qf6!+ Kh7 2. Be5 ... 3. Qg7#
     2... Rh3+ 3. Kg5 ... 4. Qg7#
        3... Rh5+ 4. Kxh5 ... 5. Qg7#
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2017-06-28 18:39:47, by problemist
Ralf Krätschmer was born in Heidelberg.
2017-06-28 09:14:15, by slowbut2
right, seemed not hard at all
2017-06-28 09:12:28, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to queen mate\foresee defenses, white's qfsix is start followed by befive and rook check before mate with q\ \etc.
2017-06-28 07:27:55, by problemist
Miniature showing the Berlin theme: An immediate 1. Be5? is answered by a black mate 1.. Rh3#! Therefore, first the flight on g5 is created by a Q-check. Then on 2. Be5 Black will run out of checks on h3 and h5 so that 4. KxR 5. Qg7# can follow. No that hard.

Ralf Krätschmer (*22.12.1957) German composer and FIDE Master. "Ralf Krätschmer composes mostly moremovers, but also fairy problems. His favourite theme is the Berlin theme and his website bears the theme's name. (Berlin theme: In the try, White fails because Black can mate faster.) Erik Zierke has selected and commented many of Ralf's best problems in the 126-page "Ausgewählte Schachprobleme von Ralf Krätschmer" (2nd version 2012, today's problem is reprinted as F11a, p.65)." All of this and much more is to be found on his homepage berlinthema.de.

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