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Bruno's Chess Problem: 11/07/2019

J.Rasovsky, Casopis ceskych sachistu, 1906

Mate in 3 (****)
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1. Ke7! ... 2. Bd4 ... 3. e4#
     2... Be3 3. Nxe3#
  1... Be1 2. Bc1 ... 3. e4#
  1... Bxe3 2. Kd7 ... 3. e4#
  
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2019-11-07 06:57:39, by problemist
The idea is to move away the wB and mate by 3. e4#. But on 1. Kd5?, Kd7? BxB White has no waiting move. Thus in the key the wK moves out of a check to e7 such that on 1.. BxB there is the tempo move 2. Kd7! on a white square and 3. e4# (model mate). On 1.. Bc1, Bc3, Be1 there follow (slightly dualistic) 2. Bd2 (Bd4), Bd4, Bf2 (Bc1, Bd2). Not that hard.

Josef Rašovský (* 6.2.1881, † 18.12.1961) Czech composer.

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