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Bruno's Chess Problem: 06/21/2017

H.Gockel, 4th Pr., Schach-Aktiv, 1987

Mate in 2(**)
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1. Nc3! ... 2. Rc4#
  1... cxb5 2. Nxb5#
  1... Bxd3, Be6 2. Qe5#
  1... Rxc2 2. Qxe3#
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2017-06-21 11:56:01, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to rook mateand still king\foresee defenses, white's ncthree is start before mate with r\q\n\ \etc.
2017-06-21 06:16:32, by problemist
Shown is a cyclic Le Grand (a.k.a. Ukrainian theme): Cyclic change of threat and mate for the same black defense 1.. Bxd3. In the tries 1. Qe7?, Rd1? (that fail to 1.. Be6!, Rxf3!) and the solution. The threats are 2. Qe5#, c3#, Rc4# and cyclically shifted the mates on 1.. Bxd3 2. c3#, Rc4#, Qe5#. FIDE Album. One may solve this without hitting on the tries.

Hubert Gockel (*12.3.1960 in Anröchte) German composer and Grandmaster "his main specialty being #2 (orthodox and fairy)."

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