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Bruno's Chess Problem: 06/07/2023

V.Pachman, Szachy, 1959

Mate in 3(***)
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Level : * (very easy) to ****** (very hard)

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1. Qf1! d5 2. Nbd3 ... 3. Nb3#
  1... d3 2. Nb3+ Nxb3 3. Rxa2#
  1... Qxc2+ 2. Ncd3+ Qc1 3. Qxc1#
     2... Qd1 3. Qxd1#
     2... Qb1 3. Nc2#
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2023-06-07 07:06:46, by problemist
"Eine Maschine kann nicht böse sein. Das können nur wir. Wobei wir einige Maschinen vielleicht auch nur aus Bosheit entwickelt haben." Rüdiger Safranski (* 1945) "Tagespost" (18.5.2023).

And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain only drowning men could see him
He said all men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them
But he himself was broken, long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human, he sank beneath your wisdom like a stone

And you want to travel with him, and you want to travel blind
And then you think maybe you'll trust him
For he's touched your perfect body with his mind

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) "Suzanne" (1967)

1st HM. A Bohemain threemover. The key 1. Qf1 creates zugzwang and provokes a black check 1.. Qxc2+ that is answered by the cross check 2. Ncd3+ Qb1 3. Nc2# (model mate). On 1.. d3 unpinning the wR 2. Nb3+ Nxb3 3. Rxa2# (model mate) and 1.. d5 2. Nbd3 zugzwang N~ (Qb~, Qxc2) Qxc1 3. Nb3# (model mate), Qxc1#. Reprinted in "Probleemblad" 1979.

Vladimír 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. "Vladimír Pachman is the brother of o.t.b. GM Ludek Pachman and the great-nephew of Bohemian composer Josef Cumpe (1868-1943). Vladimír 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 "Československý šach" and wrote many books and articles. The following ones can be downloaded on the Internet:
"Problémový šach - Výběr 100 trojtahových úloh Františka 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" (1979) about his own problems [today's problem is reprinted as No. 275];
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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