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Bruno's Chess Problem: 04/25/2017

K.Mlynka, Smer, 1964

Mate in 2(***)
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1. Nxf7!
  1... exf2 2. Bg5#
  1... exd2 2. Bh4#
  1... Kxd2 2. Qb2#
  1... Kxf2 2. Qh2#
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2017-04-25 09:57:30, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to to eliminate movable piece\foresee defenses, white's nfseven is start before mate with q\r\ \etc.
2017-04-25 08:50:49, by problemist
Shown is technically a 4x2 Zagoruiko (changed mates in 4 phases for the same 2 black defenses 1.. exd2, exf2) in the solution of (a) and (b) as well as in the tries 1. Bf6?, Qb1? of (a).
2017-04-25 06:20:49, by problemist
Actually a twin problem with (b) Kc5->f6. In both cases White captures in the key the unblocked bPf7(c6) with his Knight creating zugzwang and opening the way for the wQ down to h2 as well as preparing the white BR-battery. On 1. Bf6?, Qb1? Black defends by 1.. Kxf2! Reprinted in the book "409 Selected Chess Compositions of Karol Mlynka" by Gabriel Török (available online). Note that hard.

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"

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