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Bruno's Chess Problem: 08/12/2017

A.Akerblom, Schackvarlden, 1937

Mate in 3(***)
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1. Re3! ... 2. Nh5 ... 3. Ng7#
     2... Kf5 3. Qxc8#
  1... Ncxe7 2. Ra2 ... 3. Ra6#
  1... Nd6 2. Bxd6+ Ne7 3. Qxe7#
  1... Ngxe7 2. Rh2 ... 3. Rh6#
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2017-08-12 11:48:44, by problemist
A good chess puzzle with a Bohemian touch. Black threatens a check on d4 after capturing wRb2. Therefore in the key White prophylactically blocks e3, also with the hidden quiet threat 2. Nh5! 3. Ng7#. On 2.. Kf5 the nice 2. Qd7#, Qc8# follow. If Black captures with the bN on e7 (or e5) the wRb2 moves to a2 or h2, respectively, to mate in the next move on a6 or h6 for which there is no defense. It takes some time to hit on the key as the threat ist not easy to spot and other tries like 1. Rb2~?, Rf2?, Rf4?, Bd6+ etc. lead one on the wrong track.

Johan Axel Åkerblom (*21.10-1904 in Fors Station, +5.6.1980 in Ödåkra) Swedish composer and International Master (since 1967). "Johan Axel Åkerblom became an International Judge as soon as the title was created in 1956. He composed more than 5,000 problems in 2 or 3 moves and was known as "the Swedish Bohemian". He was the editor of the problem column of the Swedish magazine "Schackvärlden" (1928-1945)."

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