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Bruno's Chess Problem: 01/27/2020

K.Mlynka, Die Schwalbe, 1964

Mate in 3 (***)
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1. Rh1!
  1... Bxg2 2. Rh2 ... 3. Nf5#
     2... Be4 3. Nf1#
  1... Bxg4 2. Rh4 ... 3. Nf1#
     2... Be2 3. Nf5#
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2020-01-27 06:04:22, by problemist
White uses zugzwang after the key 1. Rh1 with 1.. Bxg2 2. Rh2 (zugzwang again) B~ 3. Nf5# and the correction 2.. Be4 (self-block) 3. Nf1#. The variation 1.. Bxg4 2. Rh4 is analogous with switched mates 2.. B~ 3. Nf1# and 2.. Be2 3. Nf5#.

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. 17 in the book "409 Selected Chess Compositions of Karol Mlynka" by Gabriel Török (also available online).]
2020-01-27 02:38:58, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution [arrived to through the 32-pixel, B&W, restartable-moving-pieces setting]: in view of the possibility\s: only black bishop moves \ , to mate with knights after black-bishop captures south pawn before rook moves one square to north [or mate with knights\ ] , white's rhone starts

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