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Bruno's Chess Problem: 11/28/2020

S.Sovik, 4th Pr., Pravda, 1967

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1. Nd6! ... 2. Qf5#
  1... Kd5 2. Qxe4#
  1... Kd7 2. Qf7#
  1... Be3, Be5 2. Qe8#
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2020-11-28 16:23:05, by problemist
Published in Pravda, 25.11.1967, No.177 with the following comment: "Úloha obsahuje 3 zdanlivé hry (keby začínal čierny): 1...Kd5 2.Df7 mat, 1...Kd7 2.De8 mat, 1...Se3 2.D:e4 mat. Aké zmeny nastanú po úvodníku?" But it is a misprint with +bRe1, so that it becomes unsolvable as 1. Nd6 Rxe2! This was later corrected: "opravuje autor vynechaním Ve1." The award by judge A. Dvojťažky from 20.6.1969 states "IV. cena (opr. č. 177, 25.11.1967) Štefan Sovík (Nové Zámky): Zd. 1...Kd5, Kd7, Se3, rieš. 1.Jd6 Kd5, Kd7, Se3. Cyklická zámena v známej schéme, (V. Rudenko, čest. uzn. Čs. šach 1960), ale s odlišným spracovaním. Úvodník je dobrý, ale hra, najmä po ťahoch kráľa málo zaujímavá." Also the chess columns of Pravda are available online on This great Slovak favor for the chess scholars should be exemplary for other magazines in other countries as well!
2020-11-28 12:30:41, by slowbut2
before my seeing others’ comments: My easy-come solution [arrived to through the 32-pixel, B&W, restartable-moving-pieces setting and “(?)”]: in view of the following possibility\s:::::: black king moves southwest\\ ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, it seems [ reverification is intended later on and before seeing others’ comments] that white's ndsix starts
2020-11-28 10:55:52, by problemist
Shown is a Lacny-cycle ABC -> BCA of white Q-mates (A = Qxe4#, B = Qe8#, C = Qf7#) after 1.. Be3, Kd7, Kd5 in set and solution, with the key 1. Nd6 (2. Qf5#). On 1.. Be5 there is a minor dual 2. Qe8#, Qf7#. Reprinted as No. 144 in Peter Gvozdják's "Cyclone" (2000).

Štefan Sovík (* 29.12.1944 in Mosonmagyaróvár) Slovak composer and International Master. "Štefan Sovík composes mostly direct and selfmates in 2-3 moves and enjoys cyclic themes. He has become an International Judge in 2017."

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