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|Thu Jan 12 2006 5:10PM | MsgID: 3358253|
From papadoble:[Nice battery indeed, Mr Mip. Say, was it composed on purpose, based on the previous quadruplet??]
Thanks. Yes, partly it was composed due to foursome - got to something else , besides the promotions ;). But really the inspiration came from the famous "Sin of the nuns" by Sam Loyd. I just love the puzzles with stories. Sam was concerned that his last invention - the helpmate - would not be well-received by the good chess folks. So he made up a nice story to make it more palatable.
Since there might be (hopefully) some-one who has not heard it before, I will tell a short, modified version:
"There was two nuns Sister White and Sister Black, who had a habit to play a game of chess every Sunday afternoon in the garden of the Nunnery. That sunday was very hot and the nuns asked for jug of applejuice to drink. But a novice joked and poured them a jug full of very potent cider. Well, our nuns became extremely drunk and played funny - although legal moves. Now, would you believe that in the position below the game ended with one of the sisters getting checkmated!. How did the game go and who - Sister White or Sister Black - win? "
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|Tue Jan 10 2006 8:54PM | MsgID: 3345545|
A very interesting variation to the previous helpmate while at the same time it will be quite helpful to the less experienced chess solvers to understans the idea of how a simple battery works.
I would also like to set up a question to any of us who are visiting the specific forum.
Do you think that it wil be helpful to give the solutions of the problems after a couple of days left in the forum...?
Feedback is welcome