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Bruno's Chess Problem: 12/09/2017

Y.A.Lazarev, 6th Pr., 5e Tournoi d'URSS, 1959

Mate in 2(**)
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1. Ne5! ... 2. Qxd4#
  1... Nxe5 2. Rxd4#
  1... Qxe5 2. Qh1#
  1... Rxe5 2. Nd6#
  1... Kxe5 2. Qxd4#
  1... Bxe5 2. dxe6#
  
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2017-12-09 10:13:17, by problemist
The surprising and spectacular key sacrifices the wN on e5 giving a flight and threatening 2. Qxd4# (which also follows on 1.. KxN all other captures create a self-block on e5). On 1.. BxN, RxN the Grimshaw interferences are used with 2. dxe6#, Nd6#. If the bQ takes this is used just as a self-block by 2. Qh1#. Finally 1.. NxN gives up the guard of d4 so that 2. Rxd4# works. A task-like problem.

Юрий Аршакович Лазарев (*18.2.1923 in Moskva) Russian composer. "Yuri Lazarev composes direct mates."
2017-12-09 09:30:31, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to queen mate\foresee defenses , white's nefive is start before mate

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