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Bruno's Chess Problem: 09/09/2019

A.M.Burmeister, Tagliche Rundschau, 1905

Mate in 2 (***)
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1. Qf3! ... 2. Qa8#
  1... Be4, Rc6 2. Qxa3#
  1... Rxf3 2. b7#
  1... Qxf3 2. b4#
  1... Qxa2 2. Qc3#
  
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2019-09-09 14:15:09, by problemist
Of course 1.. Qxa2 2. Qc3# is also a model mate. So this problem is in the style of the Bohemian School or English School of chess composition of those days.
2019-09-09 13:59:05, 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: queen mate from top northwest corner\ , to mate with bishop after black-rook south move [or to mate with queen\ pawn ], white's qfthree starts
2019-09-09 10:01:03, 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: queen mate from top northwest corner\ , to mate with bishop after black-rook south move [or to mate with queen\ pawn ], white's qfthree starts
2019-09-09 08:53:43, by problemist
There is an entry on the composer on wikipedia et with a link to this biographical entry in Estonian:
"BURMEISTER, Albert (1. VIII 1870 Tula, Venemaa – 6. I 1940 Laura alevik, Petserimaa), maleorganisaator ja maleülesannete koostaja. Sai Tallinnas keskhariduse ja tegi Peterburis õpetajaeksami. On üle 200 maleülesande autorina Eesti kompositsioonmalele alusepanija. Paljude ajakirjanduses ilmunud malenurkade (eesti-, saksa- ja venekeelsed)
autor, eriti hinnatud oli Päevalehe (alates 1919) malenurk. Tema kodustel maleõhtutel käisid 1920. a-il malemängu omandamas Vladas Mikenas, Paul Schmidt, Gunnar Friedemann ja Feliks Villard."

Also there is an entry "Eesti maleisa Albert Burmeister" on the website "Eesti Maleitt".
2019-09-09 05:47:25, by problemist
Chess puzzle with a Q-sacrifice as the key. It poses the double threat 2. QxQ#, Qa8# and on 1.. QxQ, RxQ, Qxa2 2. b4#, b7#, Qc3# the first two being model mates. Reprinted in "British Chess Magazine," 1910.

Albert M. Burmeister (*1.8.1870, † 6.1.1940 vic. Tula) Estonian composer. "Albert M. Burmeister composed direct mates."

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