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Bruno's Chess Problem: 09/11/2019

R.Kraetschmer, Stuttgarter Zeitung, 2000

Mate in 5 (***)
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1. Be5!+ Kg1 2. Bh2+ Kxh2 3. O-O-O ... 4. Rh1#
        3... Nb3+ 4. Kb2 ... 5. Rh1#
  
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2019-09-11 18:13:20, by problemist
Comment by Günther Weeth (* 13.8.1935) from "Problemschach-Jahrbuch 2000," No. 560, p.237: "Führt in sparsamer, eleganter Form das BERLIN-Thema vor: Im Probespiel hat Schwarz ein Matt, welches im Hauptspiel zum Racheschach degradiert wird."
2019-09-11 08:14:06, by problemist
Meredith with 11 pieces, first published on Sat May 6 2000. Reprinted 2001 in "Problemschach-Jahrbuch (2000)". This year (2019) Ralf Krätschmer was awarded the title of International Master of chess composition.
2019-09-11 06:04:46, by problemist
A logical problem for the wide audience of a newspaper. Not immediately 1. 0-0-0? Nb3#! (Berlin theme). Also 1. RxB g4! is too slow. Therefore White gets rid of Bb2 in a forced way by 1. Be5+ Kg1 2. Bh2+ KxB and now 3.. Nb3 is only a check 3. 0-0-0 Nb3+ 4. Kb2 5. Rh1#.

Ralf Krätschmer (* 22.12.1957 in Heidelberg) German composer and FIDE Master. "Ralf Krätschmer composes mostly moremovers, but also fairy problems. His favourite theme is the Berlin theme and his website bears the theme's name. (Berlin theme: In the try, White fails because Black can mate faster.) Erik Zierke has selected and commented many of Ralf's best problems in the 126-page "Ausgewählte Schachprobleme von Ralf Krätschmer" (2nd version 2012)." All of this and much more is to be found on his homepage berlinthema.de. Ralf Krätschmer currently edits the moremover section of 'Die Schwalbe' and maintains the Schwalbe book shop, see his homepage for many interesting titles, mostly second hand, of chess problem literature.

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