Checkmate 02-23-2002

Bruno's Chess Problem: 02/23/2002

P.F.Copping, 1st Pr., The Observer, 1965

Mate in 3(***)
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White to play

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1. Bc6! ... 2. Qd8 ... 3. Qxd5#
     2... Nd6 (or Nxg3, Nd2, Nf2) 3. Qb6#
     2... Nc5 3. Qxf6#

  1... Ng8 (or Ng4) 2. Nxf5+ Kc5 3. Qb6#

  1... bxa4 2. Qa5 ... 3. Qxd5#
     2... Nd6 (or Nxg3, Nd2, Nf2) 3. Qb6#
     2... Nc5 3. Qxc3#

  1... Kc5 2. Rd3 ... 3. Rxd5#
     2... bxa4 3. Ba3#

  1... Nc5 2. Qxf7 ... 3. Qxf6#
     2... Ng8 (or Nxf7, Ng4) 3. Nxf5#
     2... Nb7 (or Nd7, Nxa6, Ne6, Nxa4, Nb3, Nd3) 3. Ne6#
     2... Ne4 3. Qxd5#
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