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Bruno's Chess Problem: 03/27/2017

G.Hicks, 1er HM, The Problemist, 1986

Mate in 2(**)
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1. Qxd3! ... 2. Qe3#
  1... Rd4 2. Rf8#
  1... Rxd3 2. Nxd3#
  1... Qd4 2. Qd2#
  1... Bd4 2. Qe4#
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2017-03-27 08:26:57, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to queen mate\foresee b\r\q defenses, white's qdthree is start before mate with q\n\r\ \etc.
2017-03-27 05:56:57, by problemist
Black has the defense 1.. Bd4 which gives the flight e3. There are two capturing white moves (on e6 and d3) to avoid this. Both work on the defenses at d4: 1.. Rd4, Qd4, Bd4, with changed mates, but 1. Rxe6? Be5! As capturing keys are unusual, one may first be puzzled on how to solve this. FIDE Album. Geoffrey K. Hicks.

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