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Bruno's Chess Problem: 10/26/2016

A.Cheron, Hamburgischer Correspondent, 1932

Mate in 3(**)
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1. Qc4! ... 2. Qg8#
  1. ... Bb3 2. Qf1 ... 3. Qf8#
     2. ... Bf7 3. Qb5#
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2016-10-26 07:54:37, by problemist
Miniature with only 6 pieces. The white Pawn at b4 is needed to avoid the dual 2. Qf4 Bf7 3. Qa4#.
2016-10-26 06:11:19, by problemist
Not immediately 1. Qf1? as 1.. Bf3! defends. Therefore the bB is first decoyed to b3 such that on 2. Qf1 only the self-blocking 2.. Bf7 works which allows 3. Qb5#. A Roman decoy: "A good defence to a threat is eliminated (usually by means of a foreplan) and a bad defence by the same unit (not previously available) is introduced."

André Chéron (25.9.1895-12.9.1980) French-Swiss composer and International Master, see wikipedia in many languages, "was a chess player who is nowadays best known for his work in the theory of endgames and for his written works. In 1952 his "Nouveau traité d'échecs - la fin de partie" was published and included almost 700 more studies than the 1927 "Traité complet d'échecs". His masterwork was the 4-volume "Lehr und Handbuch der Endspiele", published between April 1958 and September 1964, which contains 2336 studies. He also wrote about chess composition "Les Échecs artistiques" (1934). He was one of the first five persons who received the title of International Master in chess composition. He was 3 times French chess champion and he also wrote books about bridge."

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