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Bruno's Chess Problem: 09/11/2021

H.Lepuschutz, 4th Pr., Schachmagazin, 1947

Mate in 5(***)
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1. Bh5! ... 2. Be8#
  1... g6 2. Bg4 ... 3. Bd7#
     2... Rc2 3. Bd7+ Rc6 4. Bxc6+ Kb6 5. Bxa4#
     2... Rxg4 3. Qb8+ Kc5 4. Ka7 ... 5. Qb6#
           4... Rb5 5. Qf8#
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2021-09-11 10:40:50, by problemist
"I am of opinion that the revelation of God can only be established by the wisdom of the doctrine, not by miracles, or in other words by ignorance." Baruch de Spinoza (1632-1677) "Letter to Henry Oldenburg" (Nov. 1675).

FIDE Album. A logical problem. 1. Ka7?, Kb7? (2. Qb6#) fail to 1.. d3(+), so this has to be modified in the main plan 1. Qb8+ Kc5 2. Ka7 3. Qb6# which still fails to 2.. Rb2!, Rg6! Thus in a foreplan the bR is decoyed and g6 is blocked 1. Bh5 (2. Be8#) g6 and how the B-sacrifice 2. Bg4 (3. Bd7#) Rxg4. Now the mainplan works 3. Qb8+ Kc5 4. Ka7 (5. Qb6#) when Black only has the self-block 4.. Rb5 answered by 5. Qf8#. A side variation is 2.. Rc2 3. Bd7+ . The hardness seems to be underrated by only 3 stars, however Chlubna and Wenda remark on the reprint No. 129 in Problempalette II, Vienna, 1991: "Nicht sehr tiefgründig, aber umso eleganter."

Dr. Hans Lepuschütz (* 5.8.1910 in Graz, † 6.9.1984 in Graz) Austrian composer and International Master, see wikipedia lv. "Hans Lepuschütz was a great specialist of the logical multimover and member of the Graz chess problem school (Grazer Schule) which linked logical combinations and aesthetic mate positions. The Lepuschütz theme means check provocation by White in a multimover, usually with a logical motivation. GM Hans Peter Rehm presented the Lepuschütz theme on IM Ralf Krätschmer's website Please have a look at these problems, you will not regret it. MontFuji presented in detail (in French, on a doubled Lepuschütz and pendular movements associated with the Lepuschütz theme, as well as pendular movements associated with the doubled Lepuschütz theme and a Holst promotion."
"Der Grazer Jurist komponierte ab 1934 ca. 400 Probleme und errang damit über 100 Preise. Bis auf wenige Dreizüger umfaßt sein Lebenswerk ausschließlich Mehrzüger. Die für Lepuschütz typische Verschmelzung von scharfsinnigen logischen Kombinationen mit ästhetischen Mattbildern wird auch heute noch 'Grazer Schule' genannt." (Problempalette II, Vienna, 1991)

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