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Bruno's Chess Problem: 05/16/2021

L.Salai, 3rd Pr., Slovenska Org.komp.sachu, 1998

Mate in 2(***)
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1. d4! ... 2. c4#
  1... b4 2. cxb4#
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2021-05-16 16:15:05, by slowbut2
global ethic should be more successful than promising constitutions - for instance
2021-05-16 14:42:16, by problemist
Yes, a global ethic should be more than another "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" (1948) or a "Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities" (1997) which are definitely important and acclaimed, but not generally applied. By the way, the latter was masterminded by Küng, too.
2021-05-16 14:03:15, by slowbut2
global ethic should be more successful than promising constitutions - for instance
2021-05-16 09:41:18, by slowbut2
and global ethic will be more successful than promising constitutions - for instance
2021-05-16 09:33:58, by problemist
2021-05-16 09:28:30, by slowbut2
before my seeing others’ comments: My easy-come (so doubtful) solution [arrived to through the 32-pixel, B&W, restartable-moving-pieces setting and “(?)”]: in view of the following possibility\s:::::: only pawns move\ \ ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, it seems [ re-verification is intended later on and before seeing others’ comments] that white's dfour starts
2021-05-16 09:11:57, by problemist
"There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions. There will be no dialogue among the religions without global ethical standards. There will therefore be no survival of this globe without a global ethic." Hans Küng († 6.4.2021), "Conclusion: No Clash, But Dialogue Among Religions and Nations", the concluding essay in "Justice and Violence: Political Violence, Pacifism and Cultural Transformation" (2003), edited by Alan Eikelmann, Eric Nelson and Tom Lansford.
2021-05-16 09:10:12, by problemist
SOKŠ TT, 1997. Not 1. c4? (2. d4#) bxc4 2. dxc4# , but 1.. b4! The key is the reversal 1. d4 (2. c4#) b4 2. cxb4# There are further versions of this problem, e.g., with bPc5. Now 1. d4? (2. c4#) cxd4 2. cxd4#, but 1.. c4!; so 1. c4 (2. d4#) solves, again a reversal. What was the theme of this tourney?

Ladislav Salai Sr. (* 19.8.1934 in Lučenec, † 25.3.2006) Slovak composer. "He was an orthodox and fairy composer. He invented the fairy condition SAT which is described in details by Juraj Lörinc on his website and he was the editor of the magazine 'Umenie 64'." (From
"More than half of his output of around 700 compositions consisted of 2-movers, and he won some 130 tourney honours. He was very active as an editor (of 'Mat-Pat' 1983-96 and 'Umenie 64', 1996-2006), as a tourney judge and as a writer of numerous articles. He was the inventor of the fairy form SAT, of which he composed around 100 examples." (From his obituary in "The Problemist," May 2006)
His son Ladislav Salai Jr. (* 18.1.1961 in Zvolen) is Grandmaster in both composition and solving and a "renowned composer of cyclic problems."

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