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Bruno's Chess Problem: 08/17/2017

H.Gockel, 1st Pr., Die Schwalbe, 1988

Mate in 2(**)
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1. Qxc7! ... 2. Nd6#
  1... Rxg5 2. Nxg5#
  1... Rf4 2. Rxf4#
  1... Bxc4 2. Nfd2#
  1... Bxf3 2. Ncd2#
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2017-08-17 12:29:42, by slowbut2
thanks to 2017-08-17 06:22:45, by problemist, my better solution: white's qcseven is start
2017-08-17 12:13:54, by slowbut2
thanks to 2017-08-17 06:22:45, by problemist" 1. Qh3? Bc4
2017-08-17 12:10:47, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to knight mate cutting rook line \foresee defenses , white's whthree is start before mate with n\r\q\ \etc.
2017-08-17 06:22:45, by problemist
The wQ has to be activated, but 1. Qa6? (threat 2. Ncd2#), Qh3? (threat 2. Nfd2#) fail to 1.. Bxf3!, Bxc4! when the planned mates would leave e5 unguarded. In the solution, with a capturing key guarding e5 again and threat 2. Nd6#, the threat mates from the tries reappear after the same black moves that refuted them in the tries - which is the paradoxical Dombrovskis theme. The N-mates display the Somov theme ("Black opens a white line (f1-d3) so that another white line (d1-d3) can be closed on the mating move.") In this problem the solver may indeed consider the tries first before hitting on the key. FIDE Album.

Hubert Gockel (*12.3.1960 in Anröchte) German composer and Grandmaster "his main specialty being #2 (orthodox and fairy)."

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