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Bruno's Chess Problem: 09/25/2017

K.Mlynka, Szachy, 1975

Mate in 2(***)
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2017-09-25 06:50:03, by problemist
Shown is again the Mlynka theme of cyclic change of defense motives in the try 1. Ke8? Nexc7! and the solution for the black defenses 1.. Bxb6, Bxd5, Qxe7. Both in try and solution the same mates 2. Rxb6#, Qxd5#, Bxe7# follow, but the black defense motives change cyclically: pin, unguard, check (in the try) becomes unguard, check, pin (in the solution), i.e. the cycle ABC -> BCA. Comment by the composer: OM-23-33A.

Karol Mlynka (*11.8.1944 in Kozárovce) Slovak composer and FIDE Master. "Karol Mlynka is a twomover and fairy composer. Juraj Lörinc summed it up on his website: Teacher of Slovak and German languages. Known Slovak composer, he composes since 1961, inventor of Mlynka theme (cyclic change of defence motives of 3 defences in 2 phases) as well as many other original themes from the field of so called Slovak school. International judge FIDE since 1987 and FIDE master since 1990. In recent time he works well in Pat a Mat redaction, where he is editor for #3. - Karol Mlynka also invented the Supertransmuting King and has already composed many problems with this fairy piece. The definitions and some examples can be found also on Juraj Lörinc's website. Karol Mlynka's book "100 selected chess compositions" can be downloaded from" [Today's problem is listed as No. 106 in the book "409 Selected Chess Compositions of Karol Mlynka" by Gabriel Török (available online).]

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