Rauf Aliovsadzade and Stanislav Tolstoy
Chess and Checkers in BSSR, 1983
Mate in 3
Thanks to Rauf Aliovsadzade for sending this three-mover, which solvers may like to compare with last week’s problem.
1.Qg5 threat 2.Sc7+ Kc5 3.Qxe7. 1...Bc5 2.d3 threat 3.Be4; 2...Rc4 3.dxc4; 1...Bxe5 2.d4
threats 3.Sc7 and 3.Qxe5; 2...Kd6 3.dxe5; 1...Be3 2.dxe3+ Rxd1 3.e4; 1...Bc3 2.dxc3+ Rxd1 3.c4.
Like last week’s problem by Shavyrin a combination of a bishop star with the Albino theme (four moves of a white pawn from its starting square). Extra unity is given to the joint composition by a second move of the pawn in each variation.