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Bruno's Chess Problem: 01/17/2020

V.Kos, Sachove umeni, 1976

Mate in 3 (***)
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Level : * (very easy) to ****** (very hard)

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1. Qd3! ... 2. Nb3+ ... 3. axb3#
  1... Bxa2, Bc8 2. Qb1+ Qxb1 3. Nb3#
  1... Qxd2 2. Qf1+ ... 3. QxQ#
  1... Qe1 2. Qc2 ... 3. Bxb2#
     2... Qc1 3. Qxc1#
     2... Qb1 3. Qxb1#
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2020-01-17 06:53:18, by problemist
1st Prize. A Bohemian problem. The key guards b1 by the wQ with the threat 2. Nb3+ Q(B)xb3 3. axb3# (model mate). On 1.. Bxa2, Bc8 the Q-sacrifice 2. Qb1+ 3. Nb3# (model mate); 1.. Qxd2 2. Qf1+ Qd1 3. QxQ# (model mate), and on 1.. Qe1 the quiet 2. Qc2 Qxd2 3. Bxb2# (model mate). Reprinted in Czech Album (1976-1978).

Vladimír Kos (* 20.6.1928 in Tišnov, † 2.7.2007 in Brno) Czech composer and FIDE Master. "Vladimír Kos was a composer of Bohemian problems, especially threemovers, and an International Judge."

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