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Bruno's Chess Problem: 09/22/2022

G.Authier, Chess, 1951

Mate in 2(**)
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1. Qf1! ... 2. Qxc1#
  1... Bd2, Be3, Bf4, Bg5, Bh6 2. Qa1#
  1... Bb2 2. Qf8#
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2022-09-22 05:36:33, by problemist
"Perhaps the greatest strength of an object-oriented approach to development is that it offers a mechanism that captures a model of the real world." Grady Booch (* 1955) "Software Engineering with Ada" p. 220 (1986).

Miniature. The idea is attack with the wQ, but 1. Qh1?, Qh2? Bb2!, Bd2! So 1. Qf1 (2. Qxc1#) B~, Bb2, Kb2 2. Qa1#, Qf8# (the main line with a long distance mate), Qxc1#. Reprinted in "Bulletin Ouvrier des Echecs" 1955.

Gabriel Authier (* 20.11.1922 in Paris, † 22.9.1991) French composer. "Gabriel Authier wrote with Tivadar Kardos and Roger Diot "275 problèmes d'échecs du genre mutate: en deux coups". He wrote a deep study of dual avoidance "L' antidual" in 1953. He edited the problem column of the magazine "L' Echiquier de France" from 1953 until 1956 and became its managing director. He was also a SF writer ("La machine" in "Fiction" no.16 or "L' Eclipse" in "L' Echiquier de Paris" no.30\1950). Gabriel Authier was an International Judge for twomovers. He invented the fairy condition Bicolour chess.

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