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Bruno's Chess Problem: 10/16/2017

W.Suchodolski, Szachy, 1966

Mate in 3(***)
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1. Bd8! ... 2. Qxa6+ Kxa6 3. Ra7#
  1... Bxg7 2. Qe4 ... 3. b7#
  1... Bxb7 2. Rg2 ... 3. Ra2#
     2... Bxg2 3. b7#
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2017-10-16 06:24:08, by problemist
The key clears the 7th rank for the wR and prepares 3. b7# after b7 is cleared. The threat is the Q-sacrifice 2. Qxa6+ Kxa6 3. Ra7#. As (in a problem-like fashion) the wQ is let en prise we have 1.. BxQ 2. Rg2 (threat 3. Ra2#) BxR (now Black did the work of clearing b7) 3. b7#. Also 1.. BxR 2. Qe4 3. b7#. Interesting quiet play, showing the two possibilities of a clearance of b7 by Black and White. With the model mates it has a semi Bohemian flavor. 2nd Prize. FIDE Album. Also a solver-friendly problem in which the solver is not distracted by side-play.

Włodzimierz Suchodolski (*18.11.1908 in Liepaja, Latvia, +5.8.1996) Polish composer.

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