Chess problem: 7 days ago

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Bruno's Chess Problem: 09/24/2022

Mate in 2(**)
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Level : * (very easy) to ****** (very hard)

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1. Qf3! ... 2. Nc6#
  1. ... Bxf3 2. Nb3#
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2022-09-24 16:11:23, by problemist
Dedicated to H.-C. Krumm. Reprinted as No. 1018 in Hans Klüver's "Die STERN-Schachprobleme" (Edited by Winfried E. Kuhn and Godehard Murkisch), 1991. "Nowotny-Schnittpunkte mit wechselndem Sperrstein. In (a) scheitert 1.Sf3? an f1D!, in (b) wird 1. Dc6? durch h2! widerlegt."
2022-09-24 09:10:56, by problemist
"Churchill famously employed the ‘Action This Day’ red stickers in response to a missive from four of his overworked code-breakers (including Alan Turing) in October 1941. When the under-resourced code-breakers at Bletchley Park asked for more help, Churchill wrote ‘Action this day! Make sure they have all they want on extreme priority and report to me that this has been done’." Website of the "International Churchill Society."

Composer Torsten Zirkwitz, published in "Stern," 1984. A twin problem with b) Rotate 180. Shown are two Novotnys on f3. Not 1. Nf3? f1Q! but 1. Qf3 (2. Nb3#, Nc6#, which can only be separated by capturing the wQ). In b) it is the other way round.

Thorsten Zirkwitz (* 26.4.1965, † June 2016) German composer and International Master. "Thorsten Zirkwitz has mostly composed direct mates in collaboration (mainly with Keller) and has obtained many prizes. His personal webpage proposes a collection of his own problems classified by genres and themes, a list of chess problems links." See for more. His obituary by Jörg Kuhlmann is to be found in "Die Schwalbe" (Heft 280, August 2016, p. 585 ff) available online.

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