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### Fleck with battery

A terminology question. Fleck, for obvious reasons,
ruled out batteries in his theme. Now observe:

(= 4+5 )

1.Bf5! gxf2/Bg1/g1X 2.Rxg5/Rh4/Rxg3#

R~ is never a threat, there are no random battery moves.
Would you, thus, count this as a Fleck "in spirit"?

yes. I consider it genuine fleck.

Certainly it's a Fleck.

Where did Fleck rule out battery mates? The chess problem world seems to have decided otherwise. Morse's task book gives the records as 14 threats with a battery and 8 without a battery.

Did Fleck claim to have invented a new theme? That would seem strange, given the number of earlier examples. In The Problemist I recently quoted a Fleck which Lilian Baird published in 1891, when she was 9 years old.

Now we *really* need a reference pointing to an article of Fleck
on the matter.

Fleck with battery is easy to compose (though difficult to have good key) so it is not usually considered special.

Easy ?

Mikael Gronross
Mat 1980
(= 7+6 )

2#

1.Re3! [2.R~‡]
1…Sa4 2.R×a4‡
1…b4 2.R×b4‡
1…Sc4 2.R×c4‡
1…Sd1 2.R×d1‡
1…Q×e1 2.Rd2‡
1…Sd3 2.Rd×d3‡
1…Sh~ 2.Rh4‡
1…Qg2,Qg1,Sg4!? 2.R(×)g4‡
1…Qf3+,Qf1+ 2.Rf4‡
1…Qe4 2.Rd×e4‡
1…Qd5 2.R×d5‡
1…Qc6 2.Rd6‡
1…Qb7 2.Rd7‡
1…Qa8+ 2.Rd8‡

Fleck with 14 threats
complete cross of the rook
complete diagonal of the queen
excellent key
no dual (of course)
13 pieces