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Bruno's Chess Problem: 08/15/2017

K.Drazkowski, Suomen Shakki, 1989

Mate in 2(**)
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1. Qc4! ... 2. Qc7#
  1... fxe6 2. Nf7#
  1... e3 2. Qf4#
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2017-08-15 11:13:58, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to queen mate\foresee pawn defenses , white's qcfour is start before mate with q\n\ \etc.
2017-08-15 06:07:26, by problemist
The wR was added such that the try 1. gxf5? is refuted only by 1.. fxe6! and not by 1.. e3, too. Further thematic tries are 1. Qd2?, Qf2?, Bc8? that fail to 1.. fxe6! and 1.. e3!, respectively. In the solution (threat 2. Qc7#) the threats from the tries (2. Qf4#, Nf7#) reappear as mates against the (reversed) refutations from the tries which is the Dombrovskis (Hannelius) theme. Still one has the impression that too much white material ist used, in particular the use of the wR. The solver may easily hit on the key without being directed to the tries.

Krzysztof Drążkowski (*26.10.1955) Polish composer "is a chess player and composes direct mates and helpmates."

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