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Bruno's Chess Problem: 12/12/2017

K.Sobek & Z.libis, Sachove umeni, 1995

Mate in 3(***)
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1. Qd8! ... 2. Nc6+ Kc3 3. Qa5#
  1... Be8 2. Nc6+ Kc3 3. Qxa5#
     2... Bxc6 3. Qf6#
  1... Bb4, Bb6, Bc7, Bxd8 2. Nc6+ ... 3. Bb4#
  1... Kc3 2. Qxa5+ Kd4 3. Nc6#
  1... Kxe5 2. Qg5+ Ke6 3. Qe7#
     2... Kd4 3. Qf6#
  1... Ne3 2. Rxf4+ Kc3 3. Qxa5#
     2... Kxe5 3. Qf6#
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2017-12-12 06:24:32, by problemist
A problem with a Bohemian flavor. Something on the K-flight to c3 with the checking threat 2.. d4+ has to be prepared. It is a spectacular Q-sacrifice on d8. So that 1.. Kc3 2. QxB+ Kd4 3. Nc6# (model mate). The threat is 2. Nc6+ Kc3 3. QxB# (this also follows on 1.. Be8 with 2.. BxN 3. Qf6#. If Black takes the wQ, then 2. Nc6+ Kc3 3. Nb4#, in fact a model mate. Further 1.. KxN 2. Qg5+ Ke6, Kd4 3. Qe7#, Qf6# and 1.. Ne3 2. Rxf4+ Kc3, KxN 3. QxB#, Qf6#. "Reflex white moves, switchback of wQ." 1st-2nd Prize. Not that hard to solve as there not many possibilities to cope with 1.. Kc3.

Zdeněk Libiš (*9.5.1954) Czech composer. "Zdeněk Libiš is a direct mate and selfmate composer."

Karel Sobek (*6.2.1908 in Kanovsko u Přerova, , +25.5.2004) Czech composer. "Karel Sobek was a prolific composer. Today's problem was his greatest success."

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