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Bruno's Chess Problem: 12/12/2019

J.Rossomakho, 5th Pr., Moskovskogo Sportkomiteta, 1986

Mate in 2 (**)
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1. Nd2! ... 2. Qe4#
  1... d5 2. Qe7#
  1... Nd5 2. Nc4#
  1... Bg6 2. Qxf3#
  1... Qa8 2. Nf1#
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2019-12-12 14:37:48, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution [arrived to through the 32-pixel, B&W, restartable-moving-pieces setting]: in view of the possibility\s: north white knight move\ black-bishop defence , to mate with knight after black-queen defence [or to mate with queen\ knight], white's ndtwo starts
2019-12-12 06:05:06, by problemist
A random move of wNe4 threatens 2. Qe4#, and on 1.. d5 there is 2. Qe7#, but there are the thematic defenses 1.. Qa8!, Bg6!, Nd5! that refute 1. Nf6?, Nc3?, Nc5? respectively. So only the move to d2 solves. Mates are changed on the thematic defenses (Zagoruiko). FIDE Album.

Яков Вульфович Россомахо (* 4.11.1935) Russian composer and FIDE Master. "Yakov Rossomakho is a twomover specialist but also composes longer direct mates. He is the editor of the magazine "Zadachy i etjudy" and an International Judge."

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