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Bruno's Chess Problem: 11/29/2020

K.Mlynka, 3rd Pr., , 1971

Mate in 2(***)
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Level : * (very easy) to ****** (very hard)

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1. Nb4! ... 2. Nc2#
  1... Qb6 2. Qxb6#
  1... Qc5 2. Bxc5#
  1... Ke3 2. Nc2#
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2020-11-29 11:16:57, by slowbut2
before my seeing others’ comments: My solution [arrived to through the 32-pixel, B&W, restartable-moving-pieces setting and “(?)”]: in view of the following possibility\s:::::: south black bishop captures north white knight\ north white knight moves to black’s weak west to mate\ ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, it seems [ reverification is intended later on and before seeing others’ comments] that white's nbfour starts
2020-11-29 11:15:19, by problemist
The problem was selected by Juraj Lörinc on his website featuring Karol Mlynka:
"3rd Place Slovakia-Hungary 1971

1.Kc2? th. 2.e3#
1...Rxf2 (pinning - A) 2.Qxf2#
1...Qc5+ (checking - B) 2.Bxc5#

1.Sg3? th. 2.Sf5#
1...Qb6+ (checking - B) 2.Qxb6#
1...Rxf2 (direct covering of mate - C) 2.Qxf2#

1.Sb4! th. 2.Sc2#
1...Qc5 (direct covering of mate - C) 2.Bxc5#
1...Qb6 (pinning - A) 2.Qxb6#

Carousel change of defences and respective defence motives."

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. 72 classified as OM 32-33 in the book "409 Selected Chess Compositions of Karol Mlynka" (2001) by Gabriel Török (also available online).]

Since the opening in October 2000, I had published online more than 6650 free chess problems. If you want more details, look at my chess figures pages.

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