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Bruno's Chess Problem: 03/21/2019

S.Vokal, Die Schwalbe, 1998

Mate in 5 (****)
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1. Nb8! ... 2. Nb7#
  1... Kc5 2. Bf2+ Nd4 3. Nb7+ Kb6 4. Bxd4+ Bc5 5. Bxc5#
  1... e5 2. Nd7 ... 3. fxe5+ Nxe5 4. Bxe5#
     2... exf4 3. Bxf4+ e5 4. Bh6 ... 5. Bf8#
     2... e4 3. f5+ e5 4. fxe6 e.p.+ Ne5 5. Bxe5#
  
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2019-03-21 07:36:18, by problemist
Logical problem. In a foreplan the diagramed position reached again with the bP on e5 and Black to move. For this the key poses the short mate by 2. Nb7# and provokes 1.. e5 with the switchback 2. Nd7 exf4 3. Bxf4+ e5 4. Bh6 5. Bf8# or 2.. e4 3. f5+ e5 4. fxe6+ e.p. Ne5 5. BxN#. Also a variation of full length is 1.. Kc5 2. Bf2+ Nd4 3. Nb7+ Kb6 4. Bxd4+ Bc5 5. BxB#.

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