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Bruno's Chess Problem: 07/12/2019

L.Apro, British Chess Federation, 1977

Mate in 2 (***)
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1. Nef5! ... 2. Qe2#
  1... Bxf5, Rh3 2. Qxb5#
  1... Nxd4, Nc3 2. Nd6#
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2019-07-12 11:21:58, 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: north knight block of black bishop + rook then black-capture block of one of them , to mate with queen from southeast after black-rook capture [or to queen\ north knight\ mate], white's nffive starts
2019-07-12 05:58:58, by problemist
Shown is a Novotny on f5 in try and solution 1. Ndf5? (threats 2. Bd5#, Bf1#) Bxf5, Rxf5 2. Bd5#, Bf1#, but 1.. Rh2! Instead the Novotny by the other wN solves (threats 2. Qxb5#, Qe2#) that are separated by the black captures on f5, with the additional variation 1.. Nb5~ 2. Nd6#. Note that the Novotny 1. f5? is not a try as both 1.. Nc3, Rxf5 defend. 1st HM., BCF 139. Ty., 1976-1977.

László Apró (* 6.2.1907 in Szabadka, † 29.11.2000 in Miskolc) Hungarian composer and FIDE Master. "László Apró was a monumental composer who excelled in all genres. His helpmates are notable for the innovations they brought at their time." For more see the Hungarian entry in magyarsakkszerzok.hu: "Női ruhaszabász, tervező volt. Első feladványával 1930-ban jelentkezett. 1932-ben már sikeres szerző. 1934-ben Miskolc sakkbajnoka volt, s mint érdekességet megemlíthetjük, hogy - gerelyvető bajnok. Közel 1000 kitűnő művet alkotott [..]"

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