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Bruno's Chess Problem: 10/11/2017

K.Mlynka, 1er HM, Die Schwalbe, 1971

Mate in 2(***)
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1. bxc5! ... 2. Rd4#
  1... Bxd5 2. Qg6#
  1... dxc5 2. Re5#
  1... gxf3 2. Bc2#
  1... Nf4 2. Rxf4#
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2017-10-11 12:19:47, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution: to rook mate\foresee defenses , white's bxcfive is start before mate
2017-10-11 06:39:59, by problemist
Shown is, according to the composer, "threat correction" with the tries of the mutually guarding rooks 1. Rdd3? (threat 2. Qg6#), Rdf5? (threat 2. Bc2#), Rff5? (threat 2. Bc2#), Rfd3? (threat 2. Qg6#) that fail to 1.. Nf4!, Ne3!, Ne3!, Nf4! Also 1. Rxd6? fails to 1.. N~3! Instead the key creates a new threat on d4 by capturing the bPc5. It indeed takes some effort to solve this and not fall for one of the R-tries.

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" [Today's problem is listed as No. 80 in the book "409 Selected Chess Compositions of Karol Mlynka" by Gabriel Török (available online).]

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