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Bruno's Chess Problem: 04/13/2021

R.Dragoescu, 1st HM, , 1987

Mate in 3(***)
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1. Rd2! ... 2. Qd4+ ... 3. Nc4#
  1... Bxe4 2. Rf5+ Qxf5 3. Qxc3#
     2... Bxf5 3. Qf4#
  1... Nxe4 2. Qc3+ Nxc3 3. Nc4#
     2... Qxc3 3. Rxf5#
  1... Rxe4 2. Qxe4+ ... 3. Nc4#
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2021-04-13 06:48:07, by problemist
Revista Română de Şah. The key 1. Rd2 activates the wR and threatens 2. Qd4#, cxd4 3. Nc4#. Black defends by capturing on e4 to eliminate the guard of wPd5 in the threat: 1.. Bxe4, Nxe4, Rxe4 2. Rf5+, Qc3+ , Qxe4+ Bxf5 (Qxf5), Nxc3 (Qxc3), Nxe4 (Bxe4) 3. Qf4# (Qxc3#), Nc4# (Rxf5#), Nc4#. On 1.. Bxe4, Nxe4 White checks on the square just vacated by Black.

Radu Drăgoescu (*17.6.1914 in Paris, † 7.12.1999 in Bucharest) Romanian composer, see wikipedia de. "Radu Drăgoescu was a painter and composed chess problems in all genres, with a predilection for selfmates and helpmates. He wrote many articles for "Buletin Problemistic" and for "Planeta Sah". Valeriu Petrovici and Marian Stere published a book about Radu Drăgoescu's works ("Radu Drăgoescu", 2004) and his family had created a website in his memory. Every year the Romanian Chess Federation offers a "Radu Drăgoescu" trophy, which is a painting by Radu Drăgoescu offered by his daughter Şerbana Drăgoescu."

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