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papadoble

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Fri Jan 13 2006 2:34PM | MsgID: 3364811


No, I had not noticed. You mean both sisters can mate now? And this is true, to my amazement
But the bishop takes no part in the action in the new mate... Sorry, no, it plays a role: deny the f4 square to the Black king.
Brilliant addition, Mr Mip!



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Fri Jan 13 2006 9:43AM | MsgID: 3363177


Knowing the classics is the beginning of understanding beauty

But Papa did you notice that the position is slightly modified from Sam's original and does in fact leave open the main question:

"Was it Sister White or Sister Black, who got mated here in three moves?"

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Thu Jan 12 2006 9:32PM | MsgID: 3360195


I see it is good to know the classics



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Thu Jan 12 2006 7:42PM | MsgID: 3359325


Oops!
Forgot to say that one of the sisters got checkmated in 3 moves....



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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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Thu Jan 12 2006 10:03AM | MsgID: 3356037


Extremely nice twin, Hector! Nice to have family .
Perhaps we should cap it up with this:








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Helpmate in 3
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GM Hector Walsh

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Wed Jan 11 2006 5:47PM | edited: 5:50:27 | MsgID: 3351462


Originally posted by: "mrmip"
Very nice helpies. I will add one more with the same material:








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Helpmate in three. (Black starts)
First print
Composer mrmip 2006

Enjoy!




Nice miniature, mrmip. Congratulations!...

Some times, compositions grow when it go for different hands. I am not sure if it is the case, but trying to solve your problem, I find that a twin version is possible, placing Black King on e4.








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Helpmate in three (Black starts)
Twin for previous problem by mrmip
[Walsh 2006]

Cheers,
GM Héctor Walsh





papadoble

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Wed Jan 11 2006 4:07PM | MsgID: 3350714


Nice battery indeed, Mr Mip. Say, was it composed on purpose, based on the previous quadruplet??
I admire composers very much but if I was able to create such positions, I probably would be very worried about the possibility of anticipation, or even inconscious plagiarism, especially in such light positions...
Btw, excellent mate problems on your chess site!



mulan69

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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

mulan69



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Tue Jan 10 2006 12:53PM | MsgID: 3342375


Very nice helpies. I will add one more with the same material:








Analyse position



Helpmate in three. (Black starts)
First print
Composer mrmip 2006

Enjoy!



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