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Bruno's Chess Problem: 03/16/2019

F.Istokovics, 3rd Pr., L'Echiquier Belge, 1982

Mate in 2 (**)
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1. Qf3! ... 2. Qxe3#
  1... Re7 2. Qxd5#
  1... Nc4 2. Nb5#
  1... exd2 2. Qxd3#
  1... Bf2 2. Ne6#
  1... Bxf4 2. Qxf4#
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2019-03-16 12:30:56, by slowbut2
meant : to allow guarding north-west spot of black king to mate with queen [or east\west knight] after some black move, white's qfthree starts
2019-03-16 12:28:42, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution [arrived to through the 32-pixel moving-pieces setting and submitted in a style the honorable problemist was imitating on 2018-11-09 08:29:17]: to allow guarding north-west spot of black king to mate with queen [or east\west knight] after some black move, white's qethree starts
2019-03-16 09:38:54, by problemist
Not 1. Qg6? (threat 2. Qxd3#) Re7! Some of the try-mates 1.. Rxd2, Ne5 2. Nb5#, Ne6# are transferred to different defenses in the solution (threat 2. Qxe3#) 1.. exd2, Nc4, Bf2 2. Qxd3#, Nb5#, Ne6#. The key is first choice in otb-play, therefore Bruno's rating of only two stars. Reprinted in 'Magyar Sakkelet' (1983) and 'Bekroonde Problemen' (2002).

Ferenc Istokovics (* 29.11.1937 in Baja, † 16.5.1986 in Baja) Hungarian composer. "Ferenc Istokovics was a twomover composer." For more biographical information about the composer see the magnificent Hungarian site "Sakkszerzői munkásságát a civil foglalkozásából is eredő villamosmérnöki precizitás jellemezte. Özvegye, Istokovics Ferencné által küldött dokumentumokból tudhatjuk, hogy 1982-ig 25 műve kapott kitüntetést, közülük 7 díjas, 8 dicséretes és 10 elismeréses található. A XIII. Magyar Sakkszerző Bajnokságon a 6-8. helyezést érte el..." (Just use the Google translator if you don't understand Hungarian.)

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