# A more crowded helpmate

SwissGambit
Posers and Puzzles 08 Mar '08 01:06
1. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
08 Mar '08 01:06

Helpmate in 3
2 solutions

In a helpmate, Black moves first. The players move collaboratively. White's 3rd move should checkmate Black.
2. 10 Mar '08 11:163 edits
Originally posted by SwissGambit
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Helpmate in 3
2 solutions

In a helpmate, Black moves first. The players move collaboratively. White's 3rd move should checkmate Black.
Here it goes:

1.Rf1 (Pass the "critical square" f2) Rxe7 2.Bf2 (so the bishop can block the rook and enable...) Ke5 3.Ke3 Kf5 (...this)#

1.Bg1 (Pass the "critical square" f2) Bxc6 2.Rf2 (so the rook can block the bishop and enable...) Kd5+ 3.Kf3 Kxc5 (...this)#

Which is, I believe, a double implementation of the good old Indian Theme in an helpmate ( "Hilfsmatt-Inder" ).

Note how all 6 moves is one solution parallel the corresponding moves in the other solution: Bs and Rs swap their jobs.
3. SwissGambit
Caninus Interruptus
11 Mar '08 18:15
Originally posted by David113
Here it goes:

1.Rf1 (Pass the "critical square" f2) Rxe7 2.Bf2 (so the bishop can block the rook and enable...) Ke5 3.Ke3 Kf5 (...this)#

1.Bg1 (Pass the "critical square" f2) Bxc6 2.Rf2 (so the rook can block the bishop and enable...) Kd5+ 3.Kf3 Kxc5 (...this)#

Which is, I believe, a double implementation of the good old Indian Theme in an helpmate ...[text shortened]... olution parallel the corresponding moves in the other solution: Bs and Rs swap their jobs.
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