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Bruno's Chess Problem: 01/22/2021

J.Rice, 1998

Mate in 2(***)
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1. Nf5! ... 2. Ke6#
  1... cxd5 2. Kxd5#
  1... Bf7 2. Ke4#
  1... c1=? 2. Qxc1#
  
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2021-01-22 10:11:01, 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:::::: north-bishop mate\\ ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, it seems [ reverification is intended later on and before seeing others’ comments] that white's nffive starts
2021-01-22 07:11:13, by problemist
From Pat a Mat (availabe online from Juraj Lörinc's website):
"Comment on original for solving:
John gives "remaining" 195 from Spisska Borovicka '97.

Solution:
1.Jb3? hr. 2.Ke6A, Kf5B#, 1...Sg6, Sf7 2.Ke6A, Kf5B#, 1...Sg4!, 1.Je6? hr. 2.Kf5B, Ke4C#, 1...Sxf3, Sg4 2.Kf5B, Ke4C#, 1...Sg6!, 1.Jf5! hr. 2.Ke4C, Ke6A#, 1...Sf7, Sxf3 2.Ke4C, Ke6A#

The theme of Spisska Borovicka was set to be combination of mutiple threats with partial defences."
2021-01-22 06:10:07, by problemist
A random move of wNd4 threatens mate by the Royal battery, but 1. Ne6?, Nb3? Bg6!, Bg4! So the key is 1. Nf5. Published in Pat a Mat, Dec 1998 (23\195).

John Michael Rice (* 19.7.1937 in London) British composer and Grandmaster, see wikipedia de, it, lv. "John Rice was the chief editor of the problems section of the "British Chess Magazine" from 1961 until 1974 and is a faithful collaborator of "The Problemist". He has written "Chess Problem: Introduction to an Art" (1963) together with Robin Matthews and Michael Lipton and "The Two-Move Chess Problem" (1966), "Serieshelpmates" (1978) with Anthony Dickins or "Chess Wizardry: The New ABC of Chess Problems" (1996). He composes mostly direct mates, but can compose as well in other genres, including fairies. He is an International Judge for twomovers, helpmates and fairy problems and the former President of the PCCC from 2004 until 2006."

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