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Bruno's Chess Problem: 05/12/2022

W.Bruch, 2000

Mate in 2(***)
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1. Rh5! ... 2. Qxe7#
  1... Nc8, Ng6, Ng8 2. d5#
  1... Nd5 2. f5#
  1... Nf5 2. Ng5#
  1... Qd6 2. Qxd6#
  1... Ne5 2. Rxe5#
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2022-05-12 06:37:51, by problemist
"If we shadows have offended, \ Think but this, and all is mended, \ That you have but slumber’d here \ While these visions did appear." William Shakespeare (1564-1616), "A Midsummer-Night’s Dream" act V, ii, l. 54.

Pat a Mat, 2nd Prize. This is a twin problem with b) Bg2->c2 showing a Lacny cycle: After the key 1. Rh5 (2. Qxe7#) the mates on the defenses 1.. Ne~, Nd5, Nf5 2. d5#, f5#, Ng5# are cyclically shifted in b) after the key 1. Rcb5 2. f5#, Ng5#, d5# according to the pattern ABC->BCA. Side variations are 1.. Ne5, Qd6 2. Rxe5#, Qxd6#. Additionally white line combination themes and black correction are included. Reprinted in Peter Gvozdják's "Cyclone 2" (2010), No. 1707.

Wieland Bruch (* 20.5.1961 in Berlin) German composer and Grandmaster, see wikipedia de, lv. "Wieland Bruch is a direct mate composer who sometimes explores the field of endgame studies. He was 3rd in the 2004-2006 twomover WCCI and 2nd in the 1998-2000 threemover WCCI. Wieland Bruch collaborates with the Swiss magazine "idee & form". He wrote an article published in a special EG issue in 2008 "Exploring the watershed between more-mover and study". He is also an International Judge."

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