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Bruno's Chess Problem: 05/26/2015


Mate in 3(***)
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1. Rf2! ... 2. e4+ Nxe4 3. g4#
  1. ... Qc4 2. e4+ Nxe4 3. g4#
     2. ... Qxe4 3. Ne3#
  1. ... Qb1,Qc2,Qa4,Qd1,Qd3,Qb4 2. e4+ ... 3. Ne3#
  1. ... Re6 2. Nxf4+ ... 3. Qe6#
     2. ... Nxb5,c5 3. Nd3#
     2. ... Re5+ 3. Ne6#
  1. ... Rc4 2. Nxf4+ ... 3. Qe6#
     2. ... Rc5+ 3. Nd5#
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2015-05-26 19:26:23, by problemist
Published in Stella Polaris - Organ for Nordisk Problemskak,1966. The magazine appeared from 1966 until 1975.
2015-05-26 18:43:22, by problemist
Good chess puzzle with interesting pin play.The key pins bPf4 such that the forced 2. e4+, Nxe4 3. g4# is threatened, as 3.. fxg3 e. p. is excluded. When Black defends by unpinning wNd5 2. Nxf4+! shows a second aim of the key as it opens the f-file for the wR and creates a decisive NR-battery that mates by cross checks. The creation of the battery is well hidden from the starting position and the black checks in the second move may lead one to abandon the variation before seeing the cross check mates. So four stars may well be justified. Einar Wennick (*14.4.1925), S.

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