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SUPPLEMENT

ISSUE 133

NOVEMBER 2014

EDITOR: Geoff Foster

20 Allchin Circuit, Kambah ACT 2902, Australia

(prob.supp@gmail.com)

Send solutions and comments to the Editor at

the above address

ORIGINALS EDITOR: John Rice

9 Manor Crescent, Surbiton KT5 8LG

(jmr.64@tiscali.co.uk).

All originals printed in the Supplement take part in the

normal Problemist tourneys, so that publication here is

equivalent to publication in the main magazine.

CONTENTS

Thoroughly Modern Mansfield, by Barry Barnes

Original problems PS2903-2914 .

.

Solutions to May originals

.

.

On Reconstructions and Rotations,

by David Shire .

.

.

More Masters Own Favourites, by Barry Barnes

Pawn Retros in Growing Men, by R.Turnbull

Incomplete Blocks with Changed Mates .

Fairy solutions (May) .

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.

Fairy originals PS2915-2920F .

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. 385

. 386

. 388

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390

391

392

393

395

396

The problem that Comins Mansfield chose in 1972 as his favourite (half-pinner) from his own output is so

well-known now (1 Pr, El Ajedrez Argentino 1926/7 1.Qe7!) that Geoff Foster rightly suggested that I might

presume on my long friendship with CM to choose another two on the great mans behalf. It was a daunting

choice. With his 1,192 problems, he had proved repeatedly that he was the absolute Grandmaster of the

traditional two-move problem. Just what to choose from so many masterpieces? In

A Comins Mansfield

the end, I chose problems you might not guess were by him. The great

Suomen Shakki 1967

traditionalist could hold his own with those who championed more modern

ideas. I think that A and B still have the power to surprise and impress.

bdwhwdwd

A 1.Sdf4! (2.Re4,Se5,Qd5,Qc5,Qb5,Qe4,Qd3,Qc2) Sxb7 2.Re4; 1Sxf5

2.Se5; 1Qxe3 2.Qd5; 1Bxb7 2.Qc5; 1Qxf4 2.Qb5; 1Bxf4 2.Qe4; 1Bf6

2.Qd3; 1axb4 2.Qc2. 8 different threats are separated by 8 best moves by

Black with breath-taking skill. For Probleemblad 1967, CM made a quite

different setting to match A. I wrote These problems will be seen in years to

come as important and innovative a milestone in much the same way that taking

the straightjacket off Complete Blocks opened the way to general acceptance of

free change. CM was then an inventive 71.

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wdwdRdNd

0wdNdQgr

wGkdwdw4

dwdw)w1w

Kdwdw0wd

dwdwdwdw

this unusual problem to the organisers of the Tampere Congress 1967. It was there

I persuaded CM that it was time for more of his unfailing output to be published

in book form. At the time the last books were his Adventures in Composition

(1944) and Brian Harleys The Modern Two-Move Chess Problem (1958). The

result was Comins Mansfield MBE: Chess Problems of a Grandmaster (1976) and

the three volumes of Complete Mansfield completed in 1999.

#2

in later years. 1.Bd4? (2.Qe5,Kc3) Kxd4 2.Qf4; 1Bxd4 2.Kd2; 1Kf5 2.Qe5;

but 1Rxh2! 1.Be3! (2.Qf4,Kd2) Kxe3 2.Qe5; 1Bxe3 2.Kc3; 1Kf5 2.Qf4

(changed). Just a trifle aided by a give-and-take key (CM) but the cognoscenti

went into raptures over its Odessa theme pattern: 1.Try? (2.A,B) a/b 2.C/D. Key!

(2.C,D) c/d 2.A/B. The mates of the try are the threats of the actual play, and

vice versa. A tour-de-force! (Europe Echecs).

B Comins Mansfield

1972

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#2

386

NOVEMBER 2014

Plenty of tries in this months 2-movers, and PS2905 has set play as well. The current fashion for white

moves that recur at different points in the various phases of a problem is also well represented. We greet a new

composer from Indonesia, and mention that his #3 follows that same fashion. The bK in PS2908 looks well

enough protected, but bit by bit White dismantles the barrier. Most of the helpmates will prove straightforward,

though PS2914 could well hold you up longer than the rest. The composers talent in this genre is amply

demonstrated.

As mentioned in the September issue, there is a marked shortage of original direct-mates and helpmates in

the file at present. So I repeat the appeal to composers: do send your unpublished compositions for inclusion in

this magazine! Just at present I can offer quick publication.

JMR

White plays up the board in all positions.

DEFINITIONS

In Directmates (those problems with a #n notation below the diagram, where the n denotes the number

of moves) White plays first (the key) and forces mate at latest on his nth move, whatever Black plays. Set Play

is what would happen if Black were to play first in the diagram position. For instance, in a #2 there is often set

play where black moves are followed by white mates and this can form part of the theme of a problem. Tries

are white moves that would solve but for a single black refutation. The black defences and white mates

following tries can form part of the theme of a problem.

In Helpmates (those problems with a H#n notation below the diagram, where the n denotes the number

of moves) Black plays first and co-operates with White to enable White to mate Black on Whites nth move.

These have a single solution unless otherwise indicated below the diagram. Sometimes, the number of moves

asked for in helpmates includes a half-move, such as H#2. In these helpmates the normal sequence of moves

is preceded by a white move. So H#2 indicates the following sequence: 1...W 2.B W 3.B W#. An asterisk

following the stipulation indicates the presence of set play, so H#2* means 1W 2.B W# plus 1.B W 2.B W#.

Twins, indicated by a notation such as (b) wPe2>d3 under the diagram, are problems with more than one

position for solving. Unless otherwise stated, each twin position is formed from the diagram position.

Duplex problems are those where White fulfils the stipulation and then Black does. So a H#2 duplex has two

solutions, the first as in a normal helpmate and the second with White playing first and being mated by Black.

All the originals published in every issue of the Supplement are computer-tested. If the computer has

been unable to verify soundness, the symbol C? is shown. Otherwise solvers can assume that soundness has

been confirmed.

Send solutions and comments to the Editor by 1st April 2015.

(USA)

(Germany)

(Macedonia)

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NOVEMBER 2014

387

(Indonesia)

(USA)

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#2

#3

#7

(France)

PS2911

A.Ivunin & A.Pankratiev

(Russia)

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H#2 3 solutions

H#2 2 solutions

(Sweden)

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H#3 2 solutions

H#4 2 solutions

H#5 2 solutions

388

PS2835

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NOVEMBER 2014

SOLUTIONS (May)

PS2835 (Robert) 1.Rxd7 (>2.Rb6) Rxd7+ 2.Rxd7; 1B~ 2.Rxb5; 1Bb6+

2.Rbc7; 1Rxa7 2.Rxa7; 1Kc6 2.Rb8; 1Rc6 2.Sf6; 1Se5,Se7 2.S(x)e7.

What a lovely Rookery! Please let it not be anticipated (B.P.Barnes). A delicious

variation after 1Bb6+ (C.J.Morse). Fairly obvious key but lots of play

(C.C.Frankiss). Rooks cross (R.Lazowski). Plenty of play (L.Lyons).

PS2836 (Shire & Rice) Set 1e5+ 2.Qxe5. 1.Qh8? (>2.Qe5) Rxe4+ 2.Sxe4;

1Rc5 2.Sf7; 1e6 2.Qf8; 1Ra5! 1.Se6! (>2.Kf5) Bxe6 2.Kg5; 1Rxe4+

2.Kxe4; 1Rc5 2.bxc5; 1Rc2 2.e5; 1Kxe6 2.Qg6; 1Ra5 2.Qxd7. A

Nowotny involving black Bishop and Pawn is an

impossibility, as everyone knows. This is an attempt

PS2837

to get close to the idea (JMR). Convincing try,

wdwdwdwd

1e5+ still provided for, mates (to be changed)

dNdBdw0w

after 1Rc5 and 1Rxe4+, excellent refutation,

wdwdPdwd

sacrificial key, thought-provoking wK battery play,

ample play from the black Rooks, and exemplary

0P0k)wdr

construction everything except the Bishop/Pawn

rdb0w!w0

Nowotny! But quality will out (BPB). Good key to

)pdwdNdw

allow B/K battery to fire. Good play as well (CCF).

wdwdpdwd

1Rxe5!

1.Sd6? (>2.Qe4) Rxe5 2.Qxe5; 1Bd3!

#2

#2

1.Qg4? (>2.Bc6) Bxb5 2.Rxc5; 1Rf5! 1.Sd8?

(>2.Bc6) Rxe5 2.Qxe5; 1Bxb5! 1.Sxc5! (>2.Qxd4) Bxb5 2.Qe4; 1Bd3 2. Bc6; 1Kxc5 2.Qxd4. 9th

WCCT theme: two pairs of tries each with the same threat, and recurrence of these threats as variation-mates

after the key (JMR). Clever combination of Banny theme with the WCCT theme. I liked the use of the wSb7 for

three thematic first moves. Overall, the problem lacks the attention-grabbing clarity of the WCCT9 winners

(BPB). wPa3 signals the flight-giving key (CJM).

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PS2838

PS2839

wGwdwdwd

dwdwdwIw

whwdpdwd

dwdkdwdw

wdwdwdwd

dwdBdwdw

wdwdwdwd

dw!wdwdw

wdwdNdwd

dwdwdwdw

wdwdwdwI

dwdwiwdw

wdwdwdwd

dw)P)Pdw

Bdwdwdwd

dwdwdwdw

#3

#6 Black to play

(b) bK>f5 (c) wSe8>g6 in (b)

3.Q(x)c4; 2Ke6 3.Qf7; 2Ke4,Kd4 3.Qxe5;

2e4 3.Qd6; 1Ke4 2.Qc3 (>3.Qd3,Qe5) Kf5/Kd5

3.Qe5/Bf3; 1Kd4 2.Qd2+ Ke4/Kc5 3.Qd3/Qd6.

Its wonderful the way in which Petros spins so

many mates and a good key from material we

thought thoroughly mined! I found it difficult to

work out why not 1.Bf1, for example (BPB). A

beauty! Had plenty of false analysis here. Knew it

was all about zugzwang, but took a while to

correctly put together the ideas (S.Pantos).

Kf5 4.Sc7 Kf6 5.Sd5+ Kf5 6.e4. (b) 1Ke5 2.d4+

Kf5 3.d5 Ke5 4.c4 Kf5 5.Bb1+ Ke5 6.f4. (c) 1Kf6 2.Bb3 Kf5 3.Kg7 Kg5 4.e4 Kh5 5.Bd1 Kg5 6.f4. It looked

a simple Pawn up hounding of Black, but the unexpected variety of good white moves and the scope given the

lone bK made this extremely difficult. I am spell-bound by the quality of this novel problem! (BPB). Attractive

play with mate given by wPs (CCF).

PS2840 (Dikusarov) (a) 1.Bc6 Bf7 2.Kd5 Se3;

PS2840

PS2841

(b) 1.Bc2 Ba5 2.Kd3 Sb2; (c) 1.Kd5 Be8 2.Bc4 Sc3.

wdwdwdwd

wdw$whwd

So nearly three model mates, but not quite in (c).

Convoluted twinning process? (BPB). Pleasantly

dwdwdwdB

dwdwdwdw

varied lines of play (C.Tylor). All available mates to

wHwdwdwd

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wS used in the 3 parts (CCF).

dwdwdwdw

dwdwdwdB

wdk)bdRd

dwdwdwdw

wdwdwIwd

dwdNdwdw

Rdw)Ndwd

dwdkdwdw

wdwdwdKd

dwdwdwdw

H#2 2 solutions

1.Sd7 Sc4 2.Kxd4 Rxd7. Constructed to ensure

precision by Blacks paired first moves. Unexpected

2nd move captures of the Knight complete a very

nice problem (BPB). The bS allows bK to capture

wP and wS only to get captured itself; amusing!

(CT). Attractive model mates (RL).

NOVEMBER 2014

2.exd3 ep Sxe3. Two fine model mates undoubtedly,

but the checking fireworks of one solution are not

matched by the other (BPB). Spectacular e.p.

solution easier to see than a more straightforward

one (CT). Nice e.p. play in the second line (CCF).

PS2843 (Barsukov) (a) 1fxe3 2.Rg7 e4 3.Sf7

Sd5; (b) 1fxg3 2.Sf5 g4 3.Se7 Se8. With the wS

pinned and the wP at must move distance, the

solution is not demanding. Without bQ, bPs e3 and

g3, bBh1 and with wPf2 to e3, it is a modest 2

solution h#2, but with Whites first moves the same.

The cure is not worth padding the problem (BPB).

Twinning and play neatly arranged, though fP

moves are obvious (CT). Unpinning of wS

combined with self blocks (CCF). David Shire

comments: A helpmate of excessive force and

unnecessary length. The first and second moves of

White are decidedly unfortunate. He offers the H#2

version alongside, in which the tempo moves by the

wK actually pin the wS (but avoiding 1Kb8)!

1.Rg7 Ka7 2.Sf7 Sd5; 1.Sc8 Kb7 2.Se7 Se8.

389

PS2842

PS2843

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wdwdwdwd

dwdw0w0w

wdwdw)wd

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H#2 2 solutions

PS2844

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dwdwdwdw

wdwdwdwd

dwdwdwdw

bdwdwdqd

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wdwdw0wd

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H#2 2 solutions

H#2 2 solutions

axb8R 3.Kg3 Rg8; 1Rxf3 2.Bxf3 a8Q 3.Kf1

Qxf3. Too much smash and grab in second solution for (my) complete enjoyment (BPB). Curious play

including wP promotion; bK moves to squares originally occupied by white pieces which have already

sacrificed themselves elsewhere! bQ moves only as R but functions fully in cook-stopping (CT).

PS2845 (Fenton) 1Kc2 2.c3 dxc3 3.Kd6 Sf7+ 4.Kc5 Sb3+ 5.Kc4 Sd6; 1d4 2.cxd3 ep+ Kd2 3.Kd6 Sf7+

4.Kc5 Sd6 5.Kd4 Sb3. wK at c2 initially is a sound h#4, but I can appreciate the difficulty of getting the second

(excellent) mate with the bK on different colour square. The ingenious means is White playing first with

unifying out of check moves. Its a fine idea worth

PS2845

PS2846

revisiting (BPB). Knights from opposite corners

make same moves but take turns mating. bB

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stationary cook-stopper (CT). Clever idea to have

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the 2 wSs starting on a1 and h8 (CCF).

PS2846 (Shifrin) (a) 1.Qg8 Sxd6 2.Qa2 Kxd7

3.Sb3 Kxc6 4.Kb2 Kb5 5.Ka3 Sc4; (b) 1.a5 Sxa5

2.Kb4 Sb3 3.Qa4 Sxd4 4.Sb5+ Kb7 5.Ka5 Sxc6.

Wonderful construction with cooks avoided, magical

move order, and superfluous black force in each

solution mown down (BPB). wS minimal with

echoed mates (CT). Good twinning and play (CCF).

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wdpdw)wd

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wdw)wdwd

Hwdwdwdw

wdphwdwd

dwdwdwdw

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dwiwdwdw

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dwdwdwdw

H#4 2 solutions

The problem alongside is the one mentioned on page 391 as being the first to

show 5th degree black correction in a #2. The key 1.Qd7 threatens 2.Qf5. The

defence 1Sce7 pins the bSd5, allowing mate by 2.Qxe7. The bSc6 can correct

this error with 1Sd4, but it self-blocks d4 for 2.Sxg5. A random move by the

bSd5 (e.g. 1Sb6) pins the bSc6 as well as opening the wQs line to d4, so would

seem to allow both 2.Qe7 and 2.Sxg5. However it also opens the bRa5s line

along the 5th rank, thus preventing those mates, but instead there is 1Sd~

2.Qd3. The correction move 1Se3 prevents 2.Qd3? by granting the bK a flight

square on f3, but closes the bBs line to d2 for 2.Sd2. The further correction move

1Sf4 still closes the line g5-d2, but it also closes the wBh2s line to e5. This

prevents 2.Sd2? (2Ke5!), but now 2.Re3 is mate. This is 5th degree correction,

because 2.Qe7?/Sxg5?/Qd3?/Sd2? are all avoided. There is another variation, this

time showing 4th degree correction: 1Sdb4 2.Qd4.

Alex Casa

1953

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#2

390

NOVEMBER 2014

One of the earliest chess problem books that I acquired was the retrospective FIDE Album covering the

years 1914-44. I gradually solved my way through the twomovers and recently I discovered that I had annotated

No.172 with an asterisk. Clearly I had been impressed and I still am. The #2 in question was A1.

First, a word about the credits is in order. William Bayard Rice was a Good Companion of distinction, but he

was actively composing well into the 1920s and a memorial tourney in 1916 would have been decidedly

premature. The Rice in this instance was Isaac Leopold, a rather self-important American industrialist who used

some of his wealth to sponsor chess tournaments for which his eponymous gambit was prescribed (1.e4 e5

2.f4 exf4 3.Sf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Se5 Sf6 6.Bc4 d5 7.exd5 Bd6 8.0-0? Bxe5 9.Re1 Qe7! etc). Frank Marshall had

some success with this crazy variation (8.d4! is to be preferred) but eventually it

slipped into deserved obscurity.

A1 Arthur Sparke

1 Pr Rice Memorial

Tourney 1916

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#2

unfolds. 1Bd3 2.Rf5; 1Bd2 2.Rf4(Sf4?); 1Sd2 2.Sf4(Rf4?); 1Rc4

2.Qd3; 1Rc3 2.Re1; 1Sc3 2.Qc2. Three self-blocks and three interference

variations give excellent value, the dual avoidance effects being particularly

noteworthy. There is also the simple unguard, 1Be1 2.Rxe1, and it is a matter of

small regret that this gives rise to a repeated mate (or black dual). Of greater

concern are the three white pawns; wPd5 is clearly used to restrict the influence of

bRc5 whilst wPf2 and wPf6 are used to prevent awkward discoveries by wRf3 to

the lower and upper reaches of the file. Another worry is that wPf2 adds an

unnecessary guard to e3. Let us look at the principal pair of variations a second

time. In the absence of wPf2, the e3 square is uniquely held by wSg2 after

1Bd2 2.Rf4. Likewise, after 1Sd2 2.Sf4 the e3 square is uniquely held by

wRf3. If this could be engineered it would constitute an admirable feature.

Before going any further, it is important to consider what Sparke chose to avoid. For instance, the addition of

bSg8 makes possible 1Sxf6 2.Rxf6. More variations do not necessarily make for a better problem. If the

second bS were to be deployed it might be better to opt for A2. Now we have 1.Qh7! Sxf6 2.Rxf6; 1exd5

2.Qe7; and the solver must reject 1.Qg6? exd5!

A2

A3

Nonetheless the use of the extra bS has served only

to generate mates of marginal interest.

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A4

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to d5 we eliminate one of the unwanted wPs.

Furthermore wPf2 could now take on guard duty of

e1 and relinquish its undesirable control of e3 if the

board were turned through 180 degrees. Inevitably

this leads to a reconstruction such as A3. 1.Qb2

Sxc2 2.Rxc2 is now the extra variation achieved

with the same number of units as Sparke employed.

Unpleasant cooks with the wQ checking on the d

#2

line have been avoided by the addition of wPd2. It is

fortunate that 1.d4? (>2.Rc3) gives extra work for bSe1(1Sd3!). However, the

real benefit is that the guards of d5 are more economically arranged but the

three wPs still remain!

Returning to A1; perhaps it would be better to give the board a quarter turn

anti-clockwise? A further rearrangement readily yields A4. After 1.Qc8 (>2.Qe6)

only 1Rf4 prompts 2.Rxh6. The bPh6 and the board edge conspire to prevent

eastward travel by wRf7 and extended westward movement of this unit is blocked

by the wKc7. With no wPs I believe that this is a position of which Sparke might

have approved.

In the main magazine of July 2014, Michael Lipton had much to say about this

business

of reconstruction. My motive here has not been especially to improve

#2

on A1 but to show how the direction in which pawns move can be a determining

factor in construction. Necessarily this involves the rotation of the board in order to achieve these various

settings. The modern composer can test these with the mere touch of the computer key-board. When Sparke

found a sound setting for his complex scheme I am confident that he looked no further than A1. I imagine he

wanted to maximise the time spent creatively time used on the tedious checking of alternative versions would

NOVEMBER 2014

both the interest and the content of old #2s and in this case shared credit does

seem appropriate. This is absolutely not the case with A4; on the other hand I do

wish that this was the diagram I had discovered as No.172 in the retrospective

album some 40 years ago.

RETRO ORIGINAL

Yoav Ben-Zvi of Israel has contributed the original retro alongside. For part (b)

the bRb1 is placed on a1, with the task being to add a black unit on b1 so that the

position is legal, specifying the move that White has just played to reach this

position. The logic is fairly simple for a retro, so readers might like to solve it.

Note that for any capture the type of captured piece must also be specified.

Solution on page 395.

by Barry Barnes

A 1.Sf5! (>2.Sxe3+ Sxe3 3.dxe4) Rcxd3 2.Bc3 (2c3?) 3.Sf6; 1Sxd3 2.Bd4

(provides for 2Sxb4!) 3.Sf6; 1exd3 2.Be5 3.Sf6; 1Rexd3 2.Bg5

(2Qd2+?) 3.Sf6; 1Bxd3 2.Bh4 (2Qh2+?) 3.Sf6; 1cxd3 2.Sexd6 3.Re5;

1Qd2 2.Sc7+ Kxc6 3.a8Q. Five captures at d3 result in the bPc4 being

immobilized, the vacation of c4 would stop 3.Sf6. The ensuing mates are all

differentiated by five moves of the wB. Alex was a strong player, with some

famous victories against international opposition. He was the first problemist to

show 5th degree black correction in a #2 (see problem at bottom of page 389).

B 1.Ka8! (>2.Sxc4+ Rxc4 3.Sd5; 2...Bxc4 3.Bd4) Sc3 2.Sg6! (>3.Bd4) Sxe2

2.Qxe2; 2Sd5 3.Sxd5; 2cxd3 3.Rxd3. 1Bc3 2.Sc6! (>3.Sd5) Sxf4 3.Qg1

This powerful problem is by the Finnish President of

the FIDE Commission for 8 years. How fitting it is

B Jan Hannelius

that its a Finnish Nowotny (1.Se~? (2.Bd4,Sd5) c3!

1 Pr, E.Wirtanen-60 JT

1.Sxc4+!? bxc4+) to give reason for the fine key1972

move! Difficult for the solver are Whites second

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spoiling black second moves 2Sxe2 and 2Bxh8.

C 1.Rh5! (>2.Rhxg5 3.Rd2,Re2,Rf2 4.Rg1#) g4

2.Kxg4 (>3.Rxe5 4.Re1#) e4 3.Bxe4 (zugzwang) c4

4.Sxc4 (zugzwang) bxc4 5.Ra5. This is in the style

that captures players imaginations. Who would

guess immediately that the wRh3 mates on a5 after a

complete clearance of the 5th rank?

D (a) 1.d1R Sh5 2.Sf4 Bxc3 3.Rd3 Sf6; (b) 1.d1S

Se2 2.Qf4 b4 3.Se3 Sxc3; (c) 1.d1B Sh5 2.Rf4 Bg7

3.Bf3 Sg3. Three different wS mating moves require

three different black arrivals at f4, the square

vacated by the wS. In similar follow-the-leader style,

the three under-promotions fill the squares vacated

by Black at d3, e3 and f3.

E (a) 1.h1B Bd3 2.Bc6 Bg6 3.Bd7 Sc7; (b) 1.h1Q

Bg2 2.Qh5 Be4 3.Qf7 Sc5; (c) 1.h1S Bb5 2.Sg3 Bc6

3.Sf5 Sg5 (d) 1.h1R Bb5 2.Rhd1 Be8 3.R1d5 Sg7.

Dr Pros constructed even better problems(!), but

this was one of his favourites: Gyrgy Bakcsi. This

is a miracle of construction by a supreme

Grandmaster to show all the promotions

Allumwandlung with four distinct solutions.

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He who controls the past, controls the future George Orwell Nineteen EightyFour

The Growing Men condition (no unit moves less far than it did last time) does

limit the forward play: for example a R or B usually has only one checking move.

But it has richness in play before the diagram Thanks again to Paul Bissicks for

suggestions, comments and his scrupulous proofreading.

A combines the two mates from problem F from p.296 of the July 2013 issue.

In the set-play 1Kf2 (bK expands) 2.Qd2# will be familiar to those whove

followed earlier Growing Men examples. But we must deal with 1f5. We see

that Pg6 has come from either f7 or h7. So not only has Pg6 captured and thus lost

its forward move; so too has either Pf6 or Ph3. 1.Kg3! does take bKs flight, but

also destroys the set-play and expands wK. After 1h2 2.Kxh2, Pf6 has been

shown to be immobile, so 2Kf2 3.Qd2; while if 1f5 then Ph3 is shown as

immobile, and we have the other K-retreat mate: 2.Kf4 Kf2 3.Qe3.

In B, 1.Re4 isnt mate because it isnt check. 1.R8c8? Kg4 2.R8c4+ Kf4!

However, we note that one or other of Blacks a-pawns has captured and is

immobile. PRA under the diagram means we may use the Partial Retro

Analysis ploy: if Pa6 immobile 1.Rb8 (a5??) 2.Rb4; while if a2 immobile 1.Re4

(a1Q??) 2.Ra4.

C is a matrix Paul Bisssicks and I considered when looking for the longest

mate by bare wK. (The scheme gave us a bare-K mate in 7.) After retracting wKg5(+bP), Blacks previous move was g7xh6+. Now, if bK had visited b7 to let the

h-rook past, he would have had to move b7-c8 and thus could not have made the

shorter moves to arrive now on g8. Accordingly, bK has castled, and has lost all

power of movement. Thus wK mates by 1.Kh5 2.Kxh6 3.Kxh7.

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struggling to rewrite history in their own favour. The

preliminary part (a) solves by 1.a7! g5 2.f4 gxf4

3.a8Q. Why not 1.f4? Because of the back-to-back

a-pawns. At least one of them has captured; so that

whichever of them first moves forward will show

the other one to be expanded. After 1.f4? a4! the

wPa6 is immobilised.

1g5! 2.f4 stalemates Black: after its 2sq-move Pg5

cannot capture on f4, while Pa5 is also immobile.

We must play 1.f4! g5 2.Kf1 a4. The move of Pa5

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immobilises Whites a-pawn, yes. But it also shows

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(b) Pg6>g7

that this has always been Blacks a-pawn, and so it

did not move to the diagram by Pb6xa5. Blacks K

did not just move from g1 improper check to wK. Accordingly, Blacks move to the diagram was Kg2-h1

(already expanded at that point and escaping a check from wK). Hence, bK is expanded and White has 3.Kg1

mate. 1a4 has the same play, while 1g6 allows 2.a7 g5 3.a8Q.

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Finally in E, White will advance one of the pawns on the 6-rank: but which

one? 1.c7 threatens 2.c8Q 3.Qc2 but 1a4! immobilises both black Ps so that

2.c8Q would be stalemate. Moves releasing bK dont help. With no apparent way

forward for White, its time to look backwards!

Given 1a4! this pawn didnt previously move from a7 or b6, and not from a6

because of improper check to White. Furthermore, Pa3 now has to have arrived by

capture. So the final move to the diagram was by bK.

2.Bb2! We already knew that wB had been guarding h8 (because a1-a8 is the

longest possible move), but this demonstrates that wB is unexpanded and has also

been guarding g7. If bK just moved from either of those squares, it was a move

out of check: a check not administered by any move of wB, but perhaps a

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discovered check after e5xd6. This suggests that 1.c7? was wrong, and we need 1.d7! threat 2.d8Q 3.Qd3.

After 1a4!, 2.Bb2! shows that bK did not just move from g7 or h8: by moving forward, the d-pawn has

shown that it did not previously discover check by capture.

After 2...axb2, 3.g6! Again, by moving forward this pawn shows that it has not previously captured.

Accordingly, bKs move to the diagram wasnt from a check on h6. So bK is expanded, and is now

checkmated. Some would reject 2.Bb2 as being utterly pointless in any coherent chessplay. But the author of

Nineteen Eighty-Four would well understand its work of manipulating the back-story of the chessboard.

A has set play 1Sd~ 2.Sf3; 1Sf~ 2.Shg4. At first sight it might seem that a

waiting move, such as 1.Rb6 or 1.Bb7, would solve the problem, but the fact that

there are two possibilities should warn the solver. On closer inspection it can be

seen that 1Sd5! provides the bK with a flight on e4, so that 2.Shg4 is not mate.

The key 1.Be4! (-) grants a flight and so negates the set play, but by providing a

second guard of f5 it enables the wSe3 to take over mating duties: 1Sd~ 2.Sc4;

1Sf~ 2.Seg4. The black knights can make correction moves by capturing the

wB, but this blocks e4 and allows the set mates to return: 1Sdxe4 2.Sf3;

1Sfxe4 2.Shg4. There is also a pleasing added mate: 1Kxe4 2.Re6.

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#2

to be completed by the key. This form allows better economy than the traditional

complete block form of changed-play waiter (the mutate), in which every black move has a set mate, because

the composer does not have to add units to prevent waiting move cooks (e.g. there is no need to add a bPa7 to

prevent 1.Rb6). In the words of Barry Barnes (p.385), the straightjacket has been removed.

The following incomplete blocks each have a single defence with no set mate, but in providing for this

defence some or all of the set mates are changed. Solutions are given over the page. Two other fine Chepizhny

examples were quoted as A2 and A3 on p.120 of the May 2011 issue of the main magazine.

B Viktor Chepizhny &

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B Set: 1g6 2.Sg8; 1g5 2.Be5; 1B~ 2.Rf5; 1Bc5! The key grants 3 flights and results in 3 changed

mates, including changed self-blocks on g6 and g5: 1.Sf5! (-) g6 2.Qe7; 1g5 2.Qf7; 1B~ 2.Qxg7; 1Kxe6

2.Qe7; 1Kg6,Kg5 2.Qxg7.

C Set: 1Sg~ 2.Rfe1; 1Sh~ 2.Qf2; 1a5 2.Bb5; 1e5 2.Qc4; 1gxh5 2.Qxh5; 1e3 2.Qf3; 1c2

2.Rd2; 1b3 2.Sxc3; 1Sf4! Key: 1.Qd7! (-) Sg~ 2.Rde1; 1Sh~ 2.Rf2; 1a5 2.Qb5; 1e5 2.Qg4;

1gxh5 2.Bxh5; 1e3 2.Qd3; 1c2 2.Qd2. The key is of the pendulum type and there is symmetry, but 7

changed mates is quite an achievement.

D Set: 1Sc~ 2.Sb3; 1Se~ 2.Sc6; 1Rxg4 2.Qe5,Be5; 1Rf4+ 2.Rxf4; 1Sxd3! The key gives 2

flights, leading to 3 excellent changed mates. 1.Sg3! (-) Sc~ 2.Se2; 1Se~ 2.Sf5; 1Rxg4 2.Bg1. However

the real interest lies in the mates after the flights, where White must avoid unpinning the bR: 1Ke5 2.Sf5

(Se2?); 1Kxd3 2.Se2 (Sf5?). An all-time classic!

E In the set play, moves by the bQ are met by either 2.Sed4 or 2.Sg7 (these mates also occur after

interferences by the bS). However there is no mate for the pinning defence 1Qf7! The try 1.Bd5? closes the

line a2-f7, thus preventing the pin, but now 1Qg1! retains guard of both d4 and g7! After the key the other

wS takes over the mates. 1.Bf4! (-) Q~ 2.Scd4,Se7. The wPs on a4/a6 could be replaced by a bPa3, with the

wPb2 moved to c2, but the composer must have liked the waiting try 1.a5? Qf7!

F Set: 1c4 2.bxc4; 1d3 2.Qxd3; 1Qxf5 2.Rxf5; 1S~ 2.Qg2; 1Se4 2.Qc4; 1Sf3! The key

changes all 5 mates. 1.Qxg4! (-) c4 2.Qxd4; 1d3 2.Qc4; 1Qxf5 2.Qxf5; 1S~ 2.Qf3; 1Se4 2.Qg8.

G Set: 1Bb2 2.Bxb2; 1Bc3 2.dxc3; 1S~ 2.Se2; 1e3 2.dxe3; 1b5 2.Bc5; 1Q~ 2.Rxe4;

1Qxe5! The flight-giving key puts a second guard on c4 and d5, thus freeing the wQ to give 4 changed

mates. 1.Sxb6! (-) Bb2 2.Qxb2; 1Bc3 2.Qxc3; 1S~ 2.Qd5; 1e3 2.Qxe3; 1Qxe5 2.Qc4,Qe3; 1Kxe5

2.Sf3. The dual after 1Qxe5 (the only unprovided defence) is unfortunate. A dual is a more serious fault in a

block position than in a threat problem, where black moves that do not defeat the threat are usually ignored.

H The set play includes a Grimshaw (mutual interference) on e2 and a selfWilliam B. Trumper

block on e4. 1Be2 2.Be3; 1Re2 2.Rf3; 1Rxe4 2.Qf7; 1Bxg4! The try

1 HM, The Problemist

1.Rg3? (-) provides 1Bxg4 2.Rxg4, but 1Rxe4! The flight-giving key

1967-68

changes all 3 mates and also gives 2 added mates. 1.Qh3! (-) Be2 2.Qe3; 1Re2

2.Qf3; 1Rxe4 2.Qg3; 1Bxg4 2.Qxg4; 1Kxe4 2.Rd4.

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The problem at left shows the same idea as PS2848F (on facing page), but in

helpmate form. 1.Sc3 Rg4 2.Se2+ Bc3 3.Sc1+ Se3. Here the first move is not a

check, but that is not important.

Series-helpmate (Ser-H#n): Black plays a sequence of n consecutive moves (White not moving at all) until

at the end of that sequence White can mate in one. Check may be given only on Blacks last move.

Mirror Circe: a captured unit is immediately reborn on the game-array square of the same unit of the

opposite colour, the colour of the square being the determining factor for B, S and R, and the file of the capture

for pawns. If the rebirth square is occupied, the captured unit disappears.

Take&Make: Having captured, a unit must immediately, as part of its move, make a non-capturing step in

imitation of the captured unit from the capture-square. If no such step is available, the capture is illegal.

Promotion by capture occurs only when a pawn arrives on the promotion rank as the result of a take&make

move. Checks are as in normal chess: after the notional capture of the checked K, the checking unit does not

move away from the Ks square.

Reflexmate (R#n): A selfmate with the added stipulation that either side must give mate on the move if this

becomes possible.

Pao (r), Vao (b) move like R/B respectively but capture by playing over another unit of either colour to

any square beyond it, provided the line is clear.

Mao (n): moves like a Knight but via the square orthogonally adjacent to it, which must be vacant for the

move to be legal. Interference can occur on the intermediate square.

Series-stalemate (S-=n): White plays a series of n moves and gives stalemate at the end of it.

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PS2847F (Maleika) (a) 1.c8Q (-) Sb3 2.Qb7; 1Sc2 2.Sxc2. (b) 1.d8Q (-) Sb3

2.Qb6; 1Sc2 2.Qdd3. (c) 1.e8Q (-) Sb3 2.Qb5; 1Sc2 2.Qe4. (d) 1.f8Q (-) Sb3

2.Qfb4; 1Sc2 2.Qf5. (e) 1.g8B! (-) Sb3 2.Bxb3; 1Sc2 2.Bh7. The final

promotion to B is a lovely touch. A sixth phase has been suggested: (f) &wK>h7,

1.g8Q (-) Sb3 2.Qb8; 1Sc2 2.Qg6, but the composer is surely right to prefer his

original setting, since the extra phase would be outside the striptease sequence. As

it stands, the problem deserves to become a classic (JMR). Elementary solving,

but 5x2 Zagoruiko generated by removal of each P in turn opening a line for the

next on promotion (C.C.Lytton). After four Q promotions, the bishop promotion

in (e) is delightful. While deceptively simple, the construction is superb (LL).

PS2848F (Foster) 1.Sd4+ f3 2.Se6+ Sd4 3.Sg7+

Sge6. Attractive Umnov sequence with battery

creation and unpinning (CCF). Spectacular unpin,

cross-check and Umnov sequence, lightly set (CCL).

Each white move fires a battery check and unpins a

black piece which is not only re-pinned on Whites

departure square but also opens up a line for Whites

next battery check. Is it worth removing the bBa5

and shifting everything else two files to the left?

(LL). Good idea Linden! The bR could actually stay

at h5. The idea can be extended to 4 unpins [diagram

far right], with solution 1.Sc2 Sxe5 2.Sb4+ d3

3.Sc6+ Sb4 4.Se7+ Sec6 (Composer).

PS2849F (Lyons) 1.Gf5 (-) Kc6 2.Be5; 1Kxe6

2.Sde5; 1Ke4 2.Sce5; 1Kxc4 2.Ge5. Excellent

ditheme of star-flight met by moves to same square.

Delightful construction and conception (CCL). Starflight by bK with 4 different units moving to e5 to

stalemate (CCF).

PS2850F (Tura) Set 1RHd4 2.Gd5; 1BHe4

2.Gf5; 1g6 2.Gh7. 1.Ge3! (-) RHd4 2.Gc5;

1BHe4 2.Ge5; 1g6 2.Ge8; 1RHb~ 2.Gb5.

Neat mutate with dark-square G taking over mating

duties from its fellow which has been pinned by the

key (CCL). Exchange of checkmate (RL). Neat. I

particularly like the pin of the Gd3 by the key (LL).

PS2851F (Ganapathi) (a) 1.Exe2=wE Bf6+

2.Kc4 Sd3; (b) 1.Ke4 Bg5 2.Exg2=wE Sf3; (c)

1.Kc4 Bf6 2.Exc2=wE Bc3. Transformed EQ mates

from 3 squares by hurdle-provision, with matching

effects in (b) and (c). Repetition of white move

1Bf6 inherent in the matrix, as also two mates on

c4 (CCL).

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H#2 (b) Pc2>g2 (c) Se1>a4

#3 Gd1, Nightrider d5,

2Kxb6 3.LOxa6-a7; 1Kxa4 2.Nc3+ Ka5 3.Rb5.

Andernach Chess

Vao e1, Locust a4,

The composer writes that this problem represents an

Equihopper c6

R-Locust a6,c6

attempt to apply Bohemian rules to direct-mate

problems with fairy pieces, an area not much investigated, in his view (JMR). 3.LOxa6-a7 the star variation

needing wN rather than wS. So good to see Maryan again. Welcome back (CCL).

Solution to Ben-Zvi retro (p.391)

(a) Try: 1...Ra1xSb1? 2.Kd1xSc1 but SW-cage cant be released. Solution: 1Ra1xRb1 2.Kd1xSc1. (b) Try:

+bBb1? 1.Kd1xSc1 SW-cage cant be released. Try: +bSb1 1.Kd1-c1? Sc3xRb1? retro-stalemate. Solution:

+bSb1 1.Kd1xSc1.

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H#3 2 solutions

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(Australia)

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Dedicated to Geoff Foster

R#2

Paos g5,h7, Vao a2, Mao c6

Ser-=8 E90 e2

probably easier to cope with than some of the other

genres I have asked you to tackle. Less easy is the

combination of two quite different genres, as in

PS2917F good luck with this one! Linden, Brian

and Newman all send typical contributions that will

surely give pleasure. Enjoy the fun!

JMR

AntiKoeko (Anti-Klner Kontaktschach): the

arrival square of any moving unit must not be

adjacent to a square occupied by another unit of

either colour.

Grasshopper (q): moves and captures on Qlines by hopping over another unit of either colour

(the hurdle) to the square immediately beyond it. A

capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is

not affected.

Equihopper: moves along any line over another

unit of either colour such that this hurdle stands at

the mid-point between the Es departure and arrival

squares. The E90 makes a 90 turn one way or the

other as it passes over the hurdle. In PS2920F the

E90 cannot be interfered with on any line.

Other fairy definitions on page 394

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