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Bruno's Chess Problem: 10/20/2018

F.Le Lionnais, F.Palatz, Miniatures stratégiques, 1935

Mate in 3(**)
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1. Rg3! ... 2. e4 ... 3. Re3#
  1... Ng6 2. Rxg6 Kxe2 3. Re6#
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2018-10-20 14:25:01, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to mate with rook after moving rook to king followed by mate or by capture of black knight or pawn move
2018-10-20 13:14:40, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to mate with rook after moving rook to king and before mate or before capture of black knight or pawn move
2018-10-20 09:54:18, by problemist
Logical miniature. If Black were to move 1.. KxP 2. Re7# and 1.. N~ 2. RxN KxP 3. Re# , but White has no waiting move and random moves of the bR fail as 1. R~7, Rg~ Ng6, Nf7 defends. So White has to create a threat by a correction preparing a Loyd line clearance of the wP for the wR 1. Rg3! 2. e4 3. Re3#. The only defense is 1.. Ng6 with a checking threat, then 2. RxN as in the set. Not immediately the clearance 1. e4? Ng6! Reprinted as No. 179 in "Perlen der Schachkomposition - Dreizügige Miniaturen," (1985) by Werner Speckmann.

François Le Lionnais (* 3.10.1901 in Paris, † 13.3.1984 in Boulogne-Billancourt) French composer, see wikipedia de, en, fr, ht, mg, nl. "François Le Lionnais was the co-founder of the French literary movement Oulipo with Raymond Queneau and was also a chemical engineer and mathematician. He was the chief editor of "Les Cahiers de l'Echiquier Français" from 1929 to 1936, held a few chess columns and wrote a few books about chess, such as "Le dictionnaire des échecs" (1967, with Ernst Maget)."

Franz Ferdinand Ludwig Palatz (* 18.7.1896 in Hamburg, † 1945 in Pommern) German composer, see wikipedia de, it. "Franz Palatz was one of the greatest theoreticians of the beginning of the 20th century. He wrote "Antiform" in 1929 with Mongredien and in 1935 he published "Miniatures stratégiques" comprising 200 miniatures. Among his articles we may quote "Antiturton, Zepler und die Antiform" (Deutsches Wochenschach, 1923) or "Klassifizierung der Zugwechselaufgaben" (DW 1925) He also impulsed the growth of the helpmate genre by many articles."

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