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Bruno's Chess Problem: 10/15/2017

V.Popov, 2eme Pr., Vechernij Charkov, 1988

Mate in 2(**)
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1. Rd1! ... 2. Rd4#
  1... Bxf5 2. Re8#
  1... Nc6, Rd3, Rc2 2. Qd3#
  1... Rxf5 2. Qxf3#
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2017-10-15 10:31:31, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to rook mate\foresee defenses , white's rdone is start before mate
2017-10-15 08:59:16, by problemist
From a theme tourney. The tries are 1. Re8?, Rg4?, Ra3? that fail to 1.. Rxf5!, Bxf5!, Bb3! There is some version of the Banny and the Hannelius theme shown where the mates are split up to the try line 1. Ra3? and the solution, both with the same thematic defenses 1.. Bxf5, Rxf5, the refutations from the first two tries. This particular combination of Banny and Hannelius may have been the theme of this tourney. For a definition of the original themes (in French and English) see the page "Thèmes - Themes" of the "Problemesis" website. FIDE Album. The solver may readily jump at the solution without noticing the try play.

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