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Bruno's Chess Problem: 08/18/2017

E.Palkoska, Frank. Volksblatt, 1912

Mate in 3(**)
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1. Bh2! ... 2. g4#
  1... Ne5 2. Qxe5+ Qxe5 3. g4#
  1... Qc4 2. Qf7+ Qxf7 3. g4#
  1... Qb4 2. Qf8+ Qxf8 3. g4#
     2... Bf7 3. Qxf7#
  1... Qd4 2. Qxd7+ Qxd7 3. g4#
     2... Be6 3. Qxe6#
  1... Rd4 2. Qxd7+ Rxd7 3. g4#
     2... Be6 3. Qxe6#
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2017-08-18 07:06:36, by problemist
Bohemian problem. In view of the black superiority something forced is needed. The wPg2 gives a hint to be used with the threat 2. g4# after a suitable move of the wB. Now the main black defenses by the bQ 1.. Qb4, Qc4, Qd4 are used as Holzhausen interferences such that the bQ is decoyed by a check of the wQ 2. Qf8+, Qf7+, Qxd7+ and finally 3. g4# (model mate). A good chess puzzle which also has some thematically interesting echo effects.

Emil Palkoska (*11.5.1871 in Přílepy, +14.5.1955 in Praha) Czech composer, see wikipedia it, lv, ru. "Emil Palkoska was the author of more than 1200 problems in 3 or more moves in the Bohemian style and in the neo-Czech style. He wrote with Alan C. White's Christmas Series "Schachprobleme Weiss: Dame und ein Läufer" (1911), "Idea a ekonomie v šachové úloze" in 1928 and "Idea a ekonomie v šachové úloze II" in 1947. He was the editor of the problem column of the newspaper "Narodni Politika" during 38 years."

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