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Bruno's Chess Problem: 06/19/2022

N.Zinoviev, Shakmaty Baku, 1991

Mate in 2(**)
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1. Nb3! ... 2. Qc5#
  1... Ke4 2. Qd4#
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2022-06-19 08:03:02, by problemist
"We ready are to try our fortunes \ To the last man." William Shakespeare (1564-1616), "King Henry IV, Part II" act IV, sc. ii, l. 43.

Pawn-free miniature. Set mates are missing for a K-move and Nd4 (else 2. Re5#) and the wN is out of play. The tries 1. Ne2?, Nd3? provide mates for any N-move but fail to 1.. Kd6!, Ke4! thus 1. Nb3 Kd6, Ke4 2. Qc5#, Qd4# using the pin. Duals on any N-move.

Николай C. Зиновьев (* 19.5.1956) Kazakh composer, from Өскемен (Усть-Каменогорск). "Nikolay Zinoviev composes direct mates and seems especially fond of miniature moremovers."

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