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Bruno's Chess Problem: 11/14/2019

L.Salai, Pat Mat, 1990

Mate in 2 (**)
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1. Qd2! ... 2. Rdxe7#
  1... Nd5, Nf5 2. Qd5#
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2019-11-14 11:03:22, by slowbut2
before my seeing comments: My solution [arrived to through the 32-pixel, B&W, restartable-moving-pieces setting]: in view of the possibility\s: rook mate from north \ , to mate with queen from southwest after west-knight move [or to mate with west rook\ ], white's qdtwo starts

2019-11-14 05:52:31, by problemist
Meredith. After a guard of f6 or d6 there are the threats 2. Rfxe7# or 2. Rdxe7#. But several tries fail, e.g., 1. Kg7?, e5?, Qb2?, Qf3? Ke5,! Nd5!, c3!, Nf4! Only the Q-move to d2 solves with 1.. Nd5, Nf5 2. Q(x)d5.

Ladislav Salai Sr. (* 19.8.1934 in Lučenec, † 25.3.2006) Slovak composer. "He was an orthodox and fairy composer. He invented the fairy condition SAT which is described in details by Juraj Lörinc on his website and he was the editor of the magazine 'Umenie 64'." (From
"More than half of his output of around 700 compositions consisted of 2-movers, and he won some 130 tourney honours. He was very active as an editor (of 'Mat-Pat' 1983-96 and 'Umenie 64', 1996-2006), as a tourney judge and as a writer of numerous articles. He was the inventor of the fairy form SAT, of which he composed around 100 examples." (From his obituary in "The Problemist," May 2006)
His son Ladislav Salai Jr. (* 18.1.1961 in Zvolen) is Grandmaster in both composition and solving and a "renowned composer of cyclic problems."

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