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A problem by a noted Danish composer, featuring two well-matched strategic variations.
Solution: 1.Kf1 threatens 2.Bd1 and 3.Bg4. 1...Bb6 defends by opening the rank for the c8 rook, but shortens the line of the d6 rook. White replies 2.Rf5, threatening 3.Sf4, and Black’s only defence is 2...Rdc6, which interferes with the bishop and allows 3.Bxd5. In similar vein 1...Rb6 prepares to meet the threat by pinning the bishop, but shortens the line of the d8 bishop. White continues 2.Sg6, threatening 3.Sf8, and the only defence is 2...Bc7, which interferes with the rook and allows 3.Sxc5. The construction is beautifully clear.
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