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Bruno's Chess Problem: 06/25/2016

C.Masfield, Schachmaty v SSSR, 1963

Mate in 2(***)
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1. Bd2! ... 2. fxe3#
  1. ... Nxb5,Ne4,Nd1 2. Qd1#
  1. ... Qe4 2. f3#
  1. ... Qe5 2. f4#
  1. ... Qf3 2. Qe1#
  1. ... Qg3 2. fxg3#
  1. ... Qxf2,Qf4 2. Bxd3#
  1. ... Qxd2 2. Nxd4#
  1. ... Rxd2 2. Nc1#
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2016-06-25 08:45:31, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to rool mate\foresee defenses, white's bdtwo is start before mate with r\q\n\b\ \etc.
2016-06-25 08:38:59, by problemist
The good key threatens 2. fxe3# and surprisingly none of the moves by the bQ can prevent mate. On 1.. Qe5, Qe4, Qg3 the wP mates completing the Albino theme (all four possible moves of a Pawn). 1.. Qf3 is used as a self block while on 1.. Qxf2 (Qf4) or 1.. Qxd2 (again a self block) wBb5 or wNb3 mate by a capture. Finally on 1.. Rxd2 (self block), Nc3~ 2. Nc1#, Qd1#. An impressive achievement. 1st-2nd Prize. FIDE Album.

GM Comins Mansfield (14.6.1896-28.3.1984), GB, see wikipedia de, en, fi, fr, lv, it, pt, ru, " became International Judge in 1957 and was the first Briton to be awarded the FIDE title of Grandmaster, 4 years before Tony Miles. He was president of the British Chess Problem Society from 1949 until 1951 and president of the PCCC from 1963 until 1971. He was probably the greatest twomover composer of the 20th century. "A Genius of the Two-Mover" (1936) in Alain C. White's Christmas Series, proposes a selection of 113 problems by Comins Mansfield, with commentary. "Adventures in composition" (1942) by C. Mansfield in Alain C. White's Overbrook Series, is an autobiographical treatise on the composition of two-movers, with 110 examples [John Nunn comments in "Solving in Style": "Perhaps your ambition is to compose yourself. In this case you won't find much guidance in problem books. Luckily the one book dealing with composition (namely "Adventures in composition") is excellent."] (both books are available online)."

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