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Bruno's Chess Problem: 10/12/2017

O.Votruba, Ceske slovo, 1930

Mate in 3(**)
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1. Ra5! ... 2. e5+ Qxc4 3. Qxc4#
  1... Qxe7 2. Qf5+ gxf5 3. e5#
  1... Qxh7 2. Qg5+ fxg5 3. e5#
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2017-10-12 06:13:59, by problemist
Again a Bohemian problem. Something forced is needed in view of the black checking threats in the second move. Also wRa3 needs to be activated. But not 1. Re3? (threat 2. e5+) Qxh7! Instead a QR-battery is built on the 5th rank with the same threat. On the main captures of the wNs suitable Q-sacrifices follow on f5 and g5 leading to black self-blocks so that 3. e5# mates. 1.. Qd5, QxR are side variations with minor duals. This time not that hard as in view of the black force there are few alternatives.

Otakar Votruba (*21.4.1894 in Praha, +13.7.1943 in Berlin) Czech composer.

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