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Bruno's Chess Problem: 10/24/2014

A.Feoktistov, 2eme Pr., IX Vseross. k., 1976

Mate in 3(***)
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1. Qb8! ... 2. Nd2+ Kd4 3. Bf2#
  1. ... Rdd6 2. Rf6 ... 3. Nxd6#
     2. ... Bxa4+ 3. Rxa4#
     2. ... Rb6 3. Nxb6#
     2. ... Ra6,Re6,Rxf6,Rhxf6 3. Rc3#
  1. ... Rhd6 2. Rd7 ... 3. Qb5#
     2. ... Bxd7 3. Nxd6#
     2. ... Rb6 3. Nxb6#
  1. ... d2 2. Nxd2+ Kd4 3. Qb2#
  1. ... Nc2 2. Qb3+ Nxb3 3. axb3#
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2014-10-24 07:26:33, by problemist
Black threatens 1.. d2, unguarding the flight square b4, which suggests the key. It puts another guard on b4 and e5 and sets up the mating threat 2. Nd2+ 3. Bf2#. When Black blocks at d6 with 1.. Rdd6, Rhd6 the twice set Novotny 2. Rf6, Rd7 decides. Another nice echo Novotny problem. 8th All-Union Tourney. FIDE Album. GM Aleksandr Fyodorovich Feoktistov (*28.2.1948), RUS, see wikipedia de, ru.

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