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Bruno's Chess Problem: 01/13/2019

F.Davidenko, 1st Pr., Cervonij Irnik, 1984

Mate in 3 (***)
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1. Nxd5! ... 2. Ndb6+ ... 3. Nc4#
  1... N6xd5 2. Bxa7 ... 3. Bb6#
  1... N4xd5 2. Bc5 ... 3. Bb4#
  1... Bxd5 2. Nd6 ... 3. Nc4#
  1... g3 2. Nd6 ... 3. Nc4#
     2... Be2 3. Bxd2#
  1... Be2 2. Bxd2+ Rc3 3. Bxc3#
  1... Re2 2. Ncb6 ... 3. Nc4#
     2... axb6 3. Bxb6#
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2019-01-13 10:15:14, by problemist
In view of the black threat 1.. d1Q something forced ist needed, but the direct attacks fail: 1. Bc5?, Bxa7?, Nd6? Nd3!, Nd7!, Be2! The good key captures with the N on d5 threatening the discovered check 2. Nb6+ 3. Nc4#. On 1.. Be2 2. Bxd2+ and on the recaptures one of the three direct attacks now works as the defending piece is pinned: 1.. N4xd5, N6xd5, Bxd5 2. Bc5, Bxa7, Nd6. FIDE Album (3+3+2 = 8 points). Also a gratifying challenge for the solver.

Фёдор Васильевич Давиденко (* 19.1.1952 in Leninsk-Kuznetsky) Russian composer and International Master, see wikipedia lv, ru.

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