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Bruno's Chess Problem: 03/20/2017

E.Palkoska, Trollhattan, 1936

Mate in 3(***)
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1. Ka4! ... 2. Bd4+ Nxd4 3. e5#
  1... Ke5 2. Qa5+ Kf6 3. Qf5#
     2... Kxd6 3. Qc5#
  1... g4 2. Qa5 ... 3. Qf5#
     2... Ne7, Rxf3 3. e5#
     2... Rh5 3. Nxh5#
     2... Nc3+ 3. Qxc3#
  1... Rxe4+ 2. Nxe4+ ... 3. Qa5#
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2017-03-20 11:18:21, by problemist
Bohemian chess puzzle. Not 1. Ka6?, Kc4?, Qb4? Bf1! or 1. Kb6? g4! The key self-pins wPe4 and creates the well-hidden threat 2. Bd4+! Nxd4 (unpinning wPe4) 3. e5!# using the wQ in ambush. On 1.. g4, Ke5 2. Qa5(+) and 1.. Rxe4+ 2. Nxe4+. To solve this finding the threat is the hardest part, even harder than refuting the promising tries.

Emil Palkoska (*11.5.1871 in Přílepy, +14.5.1955 in Praha) Czech composer, see wikipedia it, lv, ru. "Emil Palkoska was the author of more than 1200 problems in 3 or more moves in the Bohemian style and in the neo-Czech style. He wrote with Alan C. White's Christmas Series "Schachprobleme Weiss: Dame und ein Läufer" (1911), "Idea a ekonomie v šachové úloze" in 1928 and "Idea a ekonomie v šachové úloze II" in 1947. He was the editor of the problem column of the newspaper "Narodni Politika" during 38 years."

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