No.859 
Miodrag Mladenović 
(Serbia)

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No.859 by Miodrag Mladenović – One of author’s favorite themes “Reflex tries and defenses“. (JV)


No.859 Miodrag Mladenović
Serbia

original – 20.07.2015

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white kh4 qd1 rf1 pe2f4g3 black kc4 qg7 rg5h6 bf8h5 sg4h7 pb4b5b6e7f5f6g6

r#3vvv                                       (6+15)


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seetharaman
seetharaman
5 years ago

Very nice problem! After the try 1.Re1?Qh8! there are nice white continuations
1….b3 2.e4! 1….Kc5 2.e3!

So the problem also shows the Vladimirov theme!

Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
5 years ago

Very natural correspondence between the white and black thematic moves: e2-e3 and e7-e5 both guard d4, and e2-e4 and e7-e6 both guard d5.

Also fine that the defences are motivated by Another mate, using Pe2’s guard of e3.

Nikola Predrag
Nikola Predrag
5 years ago

Nice. The tries with tempo moves 1.Re1/g1 should better not be mentioned since they just repeat the set play, especially because of the duals after 1…Kc3.

“Vladimirov” is paradoxical and “Banny” is not.