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Bruno's Chess Problem: 11/10/2018

V.Pachman, Problemblad, 1952

Mate in 3(***)
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1. Nc4! ... 2. axb5 ... 3. Nb2#
     2... Nd5 3. Qxd5#
  1... Nxc4 2. Qxb5 ... 3. Qb1#
     2... Kxe4 3. Qxc4#
  1... Ndxe4 2. Qd5+ Rxd5 3. Nb2#
     2... Nxd5 3. Ne5#
  1... Rd5 2. Nb2+ Kxe4 3. d3#
  1... Bxe4 2. Qc5 ... 3. Qd4#
     2... bxc5, Nf5 3. Ne5#
     2... Rxc5 3. Nb2#
  1... Bc8, Bd7, Be6 2. Nc5+ Rxc5 3. Nb2#
     2... bxc5 3. Ne5#
     2... Kxc4 3. Be2#
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2018-11-10 16:51:52, by problemist
Actually I was hoping in my little experiment for your comment yesterday, "before my seeing..." so that we could check whether I anticipated it correctly :-) but somehow you were warned to do that ;-)
2018-11-10 16:26:02, by slowbut2
re "2018-11-09 08:29:17, by problemist
While on Nov 7 I simulated schmerl's postings lets now try to mimic slowbut2:

before my seeing comments: My solution: to mate with queen [or knight\bishop\rook] after some move of black, white's qhfour is start" , problemist thank you for this imitation as a highest form of flattering originated by an unbelivably high chess authority, indeed.
2018-11-10 11:30:29, by problemist
Prize. The key is a straightforward activation of wNa5 to c4. But what is the threat? There is no threat but surprisingly black zugzwang is created on a full board! The bR has to guard b2 and e5 so it cannot move. 1.. bNd6~ 2. axb5 and 1.. Nxc4, Ndxe4 2. Qxb5, Qd5+. On 1.. Nf6~ 2. Nb2+ and 1.. Nfxe4 2. Qd5+. On 1.. Bf5~ 2. Nc5+ and 1.. Bxe4 2. Qc5. A distinct mate is on 1.. Rd5, Nd5 2. Nb2+ Kxe4 3. d3#. A hard work for the solver, so also four stars would be in order.

Vladimir Pachman (* 16.4.1918 in Bělá pod Bezdězem, † 8.8.1984 in Praha) Czech composer and Grandmaster in composition, see wikipedia cs, de, it, lv, ru. "Vladimir Pachman is the brother of o.t.b. GM Ludek Pachman and the great-nephew of Bohemian composer Josef Cumpe (1868-1943). Vladimir composed about 1200 problems and studies, most of his problems in 3 or more moves. He was granted the title of International Judge upon the creation of the title in 1956. He edited the problems columns in "Ceskolovensky Sach" and wrote many books and articles. The following ones can be downloaded on the Internet:
"Problémový šach - Výběr 100 trojtahových úloh Fratiška Matouška" (1950) about F. Matousek's problems;
"České zvonky z Prahy" (1958);
"Šachová úloha" (1953), a treatise on direct mates with 239 examples, mostly three-movers;
"Vybrané šachové skladby Vladimíra Pachmana" (1972) about his own problems;
An article in Schach 1959: "Über das Wesen der Böhmischen Schule" about the Bohemian School;
Article in EG 61 (1980) "Logical Studies".
The quality of Pachman's works is high; he could include strategic and logical elements in Bohemian problems."

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