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Bruno's Chess Problem: 03/14/2018

M.R.Vukcevich (2 solutions), US Problem Bulletin, 1982

Mate in 6(*****)
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1. Ba7! ... 2. Re5+ ... 3. Rff5#
  1... Rdxa7 2. Rff5+ Ke3 3. Rce5+
        3... Bxe5, dxe5 4. Rf3+ Ke4 5. Rb3+ Kf4 6. Nd5#
  1... Raxa7 2. Rb3+ Kf4 3. Rc4+ bxc4 4. Rf3+ Ke4 5. Rf5+ Ke3 6. Nd5#
  1... Qxc5 2. Rf1+ Ke3 3. Nd5+ Bxd5 4. Bxd5 ... 5. Rf3#
           4... hxg4 5. hxg4 ... 6. Rf3#
1. Rd5! ... 2. Rd4#
  1... Qxd5 2. Rf1+ Ke3 3. Nxd5+ Bxd5 4. Bxd5 ... 5. Rf3#
           4... hxg4 5. hxg4 ... 6. Rf3#
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2018-03-14 09:59:43, by problemist
Today Bruno wants us to find the intended solution and the cook of an incorrect moremover which is mainly a solver task with reduced artistic pleasure. The intended solution was 1. Ba7! (threat 2. Rf1(f5)+ Ke3 3. Rc3#) with the nice decoys of the bRs 1.. Raxa7 2. Rb3+ Kf4 3. Rc4+ bxc4 4. Rf3+ Ke4 5. Rf5+ Ke3 6. Nd5# and analogously 1.. Rdxa7 2. Rf5+ Ke3 3. Rce5+ dxe5 (Bxe5) 4. Rf3+ Ke4 5. Rb3+ Kf4 6. Nd5#. There are some minor side variations. The unfortunate cook however is 1. Rd5!? (threat 2. Rd4# and also 2. Rff5+ Ke3 3. Rd3#) QxR (1.. BxR 2. Rf5+ Ke3 3. Nxd5#) 2. Rf1+ Ke3 3. NxQ+ BxN 4. BxB 5. Rf3# or of full length 1.. Qe3 2. Rf1+ Qf3 3. Rxf3 Bb3+ 4. RxB+ Kf4 5. Rf3+ Ke4 6. Rd4#. A hard task for the solver. Is there a correction of the problem?

Milan Radoje Vukcevich (*11.3.1937 in Belgrade, +10.5.2003 in Shaker Heights) Serbian-American Grandmaster in chess composition, see wikipedia de, el, en, fr, it, lv, nl, ru, sr. "Milan Vukcevich was a prominent American chess player (3rd in US closed Championship in 1975, see his games on and composer. About his personality the best is to quote from an eulogy written by Michelle Vukcevich in 2003 (the eulogy was itself quoted in a biographical sketch centered on Milan's scientific achievements):
Milan was a continual, tireless educator. He gave lectures and encouraged students throughout his career and absolutely shined in the classroom. He believed that the evolutionary driving force of humanity is increased knowledge. He, himself, was constantly learning new things. He couldn't sit still for two minutes without a chess board or a science magazine in his hand. To his students he was an inspiration, to search for truth and understanding. And he was a counselor, to search for their personal growth...
Milan Vukcevich composed in all genres (orthodox, studies, fairy problems,...). Of course, Milan also had talent for writing. He published in 1981 "Chess by Milan: Problems and Games of Dr. Milan R. Vukcevich" and in 2003 "My Chess Compositions". In 2008 Siegfried Hornecker also published an article about Milan, quoting many problems, on"

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