Chess problem: 2 days ago

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Bruno's Chess Problem: 04/23/2014

S.Mariani, 1st Pr., Olympic Tourney, 1982

Mate in 2(**)
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1. Qb1! ... 2. Qb4#
  1. ... b6 2. Na6#
  1. ... Ne8,Ne6,Nh5 2. Ne6#
  1. ... cxb5 2. Qxb5#
  1. ... fxg5 2. Re5#
  1. ... f4 2. Ne4#
  1. ... dxe3 2. Rc4#
  1. ... d2 2. Qxc2#
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2014-04-23 10:22:14, by slowbut
Before my seeing comments:
white moves to ensure mate after any black pawn kills or black moves otherwise;
qbone is
2014-04-23 07:31:45, by problemist
There are two ways to create a block position, i.e., put Black into zugzwang: The try 1. Qe4? fails to 1.. f4! The key is another Q-move that changes six mates with the try. FIDE Album. Stefano Mariani (*18.8.1960), I.

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