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Bruno's Chess Problem: 05/17/2021

J.Berkovec, Prager Presse, 1926

Mate in 3(***)
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2021-05-17 12:23:44, by problemist
...and particularly the French Mathematicians: "C'est une maladie naturelle à l'homme de croire qu'il possède la vérité directement." Blaise Pascal "On the Spirit of Geometry" (1658).
2021-05-17 12:02:46, by problemist
To partially rehabilitate the mathematicians by a theoretical physicist:
"Mathematicians are used to game-playing according to a set of rules they lay down in advance, despite the fact that nature always writes her own. One acquires a great deal of humility by experiencing the real wiliness of nature." Philip Warren Anderson, "More and Different: Notes from a Thoughtful Curmudgeon" (2011).
2021-05-17 11:31:54, by slowbut2
“Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe –- goodreads
2021-05-17 06:32:04, by problemist
"It is within science itself, and not in some prior philosophy, that reality is to be identified and described." Willard van Orman Quine, "Theories and Things" (1981).
2021-05-17 06:25:55, by problemist
A Bohemian Meredith without any wPs. Not directly 1. Qb1? Ba7! The key 1. Bb7 threatens 2. Qe4 and if Black defends by the bN it interferes with the bB: 1.. Nb6, Nc7 2. Qb1 (3. QxQ#), Qh4 (3. RxN#).

Jan Berkovec (* 29.1.1891 in Nezvěstice, † 23.10.1945 in Prague) Czech composer. Pseudonym: Václav Žumbera.


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