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Bruno's Chess Problem: 07/13/2019

J.Grande, N. Tidskrift, 1953

Mate in 3 (**)
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1. Re3! ... 2. Qe6+ Kxe6 3. Bg4#
  1... fxe3 2. Qxd5+ Bxd5 3. Bg4#
     2... Kf4 3. Qg5#
     2... Be5 3. Qxe5#
  1... Qa6 2. Qxf4+ Ke6 3. Bg4#
     2... Kxf4 3. Rxf3#
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2019-07-13 09:52:39, by slowbut2
1. Ra1? Ng6 2. Qf7 Nh8+
2019-07-13 09:42:55, by slowbut2
2019-07-13 09:05:03, by problemist
"Shown are three Q-sacrifices. The key, sacrificing the wR on e3" -- i trust problemist is right
2019-07-13 09:41:00, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution [arrived to through the 32-pixel, B&W, restartable-moving-pieces setting]: in view of the possibility\s: after white bishops’ move black king escapes \ south rook capture of bishop followed by queen mate , to mate with queen from northwest after east-black-knight move followed by white-king move to west [or to queen mate], white's raone starts
2019-07-13 09:05:03, by problemist
Shown are three Q-sacrifices. The key, sacrificing the wR on e3 creates the threat 2. Qe6+ KxQ 3. Bg4# when bBe4 is pinned by wRe3. 1.. PxR opens the 4-th rank so that 2. Qxd5+ the next Q-sacrifice to decoy bBe4 2.. BxQ 3. Bg4# (2..Kf4 3. Qg5#). Finally 1.. Qa6 unguards f3 so that the third Q-sacrifice follows 2. Qxf4+ KxQ 3. Rxf3# another pin mate. 2nd Prize, Norsk Vanforetidsskrift 1953. FIDE Album. A spectacular problem. The solver may spot the idea of Qe6+ followed by KxQ Bg4# and look for a way to eliminate the defense Bf5 leading to the key. Though I don't subscribe to Bruno's low hardness rating.

Joralf Grande (* 9.7.1918, † 30.6.1979 in Skogn) Norwegian composer. He earned 19 Album points.

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