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Bruno's Chess Problem: 06/29/2020

P.Einat, 6th Pr., Match Great-Britain / Israel, 1988

Mate in 2(***)
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1. Bd4! ... 2. Qc5#
  1... Qb4 2. Nxb4#
  1... Qb5 2. e7#
  1... Qb6 2. Qxb6#
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2020-06-29 10:11:36, by problemist
Reprinted as A107 in the collection "Israeli Chess Problem Art 1932-2010." Edited by Ofer Comay, Gady Costeff, Paz Einat. (2nd edition, 2012) with the comment "Themes: Zagoruiko 3x2, Change of function - keys to mates, Meredith"
2020-06-29 08:14:32, by problemist
Meredith. The tries 1. e7? (threat 2. e8Q(B)#), Be5? (threat 2. Rd6#) fail to 1.. Qe4!, Qb8! There are changed mates on 1.. Qb6, Qb5 in the tries and the solution 1. Bd4 (threat 2. Qc5#), a 3x2 Zagoruiko. Salazar (reciprocal change of key and mating move on the same black defense) in 1. e7 Qb5 2. Bd4# and 1. Bd4 Qb5 2. e7# as well as 1. e7 Qb6 2. Be5# and 1. Be5 Qb6 2. e7#. FIDE Album. Selected for the Henk Hagedoorn Solving Ty. 2011 which indicates that it is tricky to solve correctly because of the natural tries.

Paz Einat (* 7.11.1956 in Hadera) Israeli composer and International Master. "Paz Einat composes direct mates, helpmates and fairy problems. He is an International Judge for direct mates in 2 and 3 moves. He often composes in collaboration with Ofer Comay."

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