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Bruno's Chess Problem: 03/26/2019

E.Lautschrei, Ottawa Citizen, 1887

Mate in 2 (**)
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2019-03-26 10:44:04, by problemist
"Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD."
2019-03-26 09:42:13, by slowbut2
re 2019-03-26 03:58:02, by schmerl and 2019-03-26 05:52:00, by problemist -- some mercy, please
2019-03-26 05:52:00, by problemist
Good chess puzzle by the female composer Miss Emma Lautschrei. The key sacrifices the wQ threatening 2. Qa8# and on 1.. Qd8 2. Qh1# so all four corners of the board are visited by the wQ. On moves of the bN 2. Rd6#. On 1.. QxQ, Be8(Bc8+) 2. Ne7#, QxB#. First published in The Philadelphia Times (418) 1884-02-17 and reprinted in The Chess Players' Chronicle, 23 September 1885, also in Chess-nut Burrs by Will H. Lyons, 1886, also in The Ottawa Citizen, 1887.
2019-03-26 03:58:02, by schmerl
1. Qe5? Bc8+!
2019-03-26 01:42:42, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution [arrived to through the 32-pixel moving-pieces setting and submitted in a style the honorable problemist was imitating on 2018-11-09 08:29:17]: to mate with queen [or rook\knight] after some black move, white's qefive starts

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