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Bruno's Chess Problem: 06/05/2023

W.Pauly, Schweizerische Schachzeitung, 1923

Mate in 4(****)
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2023-06-05 05:43:39, by problemist
To love life and men as God loves them —
for the sake of
their infinite possibilities,
to wait like Him,
to judge like Him,
without passing judgment,
to obey the order when it is given
and never look back.

Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961) Notebook entry from 22.4.56 published posthumously in "Markings" (1964).

Miniature chess puzzle using zugzwang 1. Bd6 (put the wB one a safe place and guard e7 such that the bK is trapped to g4-f5-f6) 2. Nb4 Kf5 3. Nd5 (guarding f6 and forcing the bK to g4) 4. Ne3#

Wolfgang Pauly (* 15.8.1876 in Dohna\Dresden, † 3.3.1934 in București) Romanian composer, see wikipedia de, it, lv, ru. "Wolfgang Pauly composed about between 4000 and 5000 problems in all genres. He collaborated with Alain C. White on several works of the Christmas series: "The White Rooks" (1910), "The Theory of Pawn Promotion" (1912) or "Asymmetry" (1927). A first compilation of his works was published in 1948 by Dr. Niemeijer, under the title "Zo sprak Wolfgang Pauly". A much extended compilation, including letters and problems from Pauly's own archives was published by Marian Stere in 2001 under the title "Wolfgang Pauly - Challenge of a Legacy". The Wolfgang Pauly archives are now at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek - National library of the Netherlands. He is the author of problem themes such as the Perpetuum Mobile (also called the Pauly theme)."

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