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Bruno's Chess Problem: 10/13/2017

J.Larose, Apprenti Sorcier, 1997

Mate in 2(**)
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1. Rg4! ... 2. Nb6#
  1... fxg4, f4 2. Bc2#
  1... Bxg4 2. Be8#
  1... Qxc4 2. Rxc4#
  1... Rf4 2. Qc6#
  1... Re4 2. Qd1#
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2017-10-13 10:12:38, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to knight mate\foresee defenses , white's rgfour is start before mate
2017-10-13 07:22:03, by problemist
Chess puzzle in which wRg1 moves to the 4th rank, half-pinning the bQ, to threaten the pin mate 2. Nb6#. The six black defenses (2. Re4, Rf4, Bxg4, fxg4(f4), Qxc4) create a new weakness (e.g. 1.. Re4 opens the way to d1 for the wQ) that is exploited by White (2. Qd1#, Qc6#, Be8#, Bc2#, Rxc4#).

Jean-Paul Larose. yacpdb lists only a total 6 problems of him (5 from 1996-97).

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