05 October 2012

A few helpmates

Every now and then, I pick up some helpmates which I think are interesting. Especially when I am not in the mood for writing they are quite useful. ;-)

  1Manfred Ernst  
Problemkiste 06/2011
[K7/8/4k1p1/2p1p3/2p4P/4Pn2/8/5R1B]
  h#3
  2.1...
(5+6)  
  2Christer Jonsson  
Vratnica-64 01-06/2008
[8/2pp4/2p5/1kB5/1np5/2pNr3/4P3/7K]
  h#4
  2.1...
(4+8)  

  3Vilimantas Satkus  
The Problemist 05/2007
[8/1p6/1rp4k/6p1/8/p2PP3/P6p/K6R]
  h#5
  2.1...
(5+7)  
  4Rolf Kohring  
Mat Plus 07-12/2010
[8/8/8/8/8/5P2/2P4p/2k1K3]
  h#6
  0.2...
(3+2)  

Oh yes, the solutions ...
11) 1. Nd4 Bb7 2. Nc6 Rf6+ 3. Kd5 Bxc6#
2) 1. Ng5 Rf8 2. Nf7 Bd5+ 3. Kf6 Rxf7#
21) 1. Nd5 Ba3 2. Re4 Nb4 3. Kc5 Nd3+ 4. Kd4 Bc5#
2) 1. Re6 Bg1 2. Nd5 Nf2 3. Kc5 Nd3+ 4. Kd6 Bc5#
31) 1. Kh5 Rc1 2. h1=N Rxc6 3. Nf2 Rf6 4. Ng4 Rf3 5. Rg6 Rh3#
2) 1. c5 Rb1 2. Rg6 Rxb7 3. h1=Q+ Rb1 4. Qb7 d4 5. Qg7 Rh1#
41. - f4 2. h1=B f5 3. Bd5 f6 4. Bg8 f7 5. Kb2 fxg8=Q 6. Ka3 Qb3#
1. - c4 2. Kc2 c5 3. Kd3 c6 4. Ke3 c7 5. Kf4 c8=Q 6. Kg3 Qg4#