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Bruno's Chess Problem: 05/23/2017

E.Letzen, Tidskrift for Schack, 1921

Mate in 2(**)
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1. Qd3! ... 2. Qd6#
  1... Nxd7 2. Qxd7#
  1... Rcd4 2. Nxc5#
  1... Red4, Rxh4 2. Qxg6#
  1... Bd4 2. Qxc4#
  1... Bf4 2. Qh3#
  1... Nd4 2. Qxe4#
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2017-05-23 09:46:02, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to queen mate\foresee defenses, white's qdthree is start before mate with q\n\ \etc.
2017-05-23 06:11:42, by problemist
The key activates the wQ and threatens 2. Qd6#. Now there are several main variations when Black blocks d4 in four ways. The mates are always unique. There is also 1.. Bf4 2. Qh3# as well as the side variations of the captures on d7 and h4. The key is straightforward, but some attention ist required to find all variations.

Einar Larsson Letzen (*26.5.1898 in Malmö, +17.5.1973 in Malmö) Swedish composer. "Einar Letzen composed twomovers, studies or fairy problems."

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