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Bruno's Chess Problem: 11/13/2019

L.Stross, Sachove listy, 1902

Mate in 3 (***)
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1. Qa5! ... 2. Be5+ Ke3 3. Qe1#
  1... Rxc7 2. Nxb3+ ... 3. Qd2#
     2... cxb3 3. Qc3#
  1... Rb5 2. Qd2+ Kc5 3. Qd6#
  1... Rb4 2. Qxa7+ Rb6 3. Qxb6#
  1... e5 2. Qxa7+ Rb6 3. Bb6#
  1... Ke3 2. Qe1+ Kd4 3. Qg1#
  
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2019-11-13 06:55:00, by problemist
A Bohemian problem. The key activates the wQ and threatens 2. Be5+ Ke3 3. Qe1#. On 1.. Rxc7, e5 there follow sacrifices 2. Nxb3+, Qxa7+ cxb3 (Ke3, Kd3) Rxa7 3. Qc3# [model mate] (Qe1#, Qd2#) Bb6# [model mate]. On 1.. Ke3 2. Qe1+ Kd4 3. Qg1# [model mate] and 1.. Rb5 2. Qd2+ Kc5 3. Qd6#, 1.. Rb4 2. Qxa7+ Rb6 3. Qxb6# [model mate].

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