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MatPlus.Net Forum Helpmates Pendulum movement of bishop
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(1) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Friday, Dec 30, 2011 12:17]

Pendulum movement of bishop

Just coming from the Die Schwalbe main page -

Fadil Abdurahmanović
1st Prize Die Schwalbe 2010
(= 2+12 )
h#6 (2+12)

1.Be6 Kd1 2.Qe5 Ke2 3.Kf5+ Kf3 4.Bb3 Bc4 5.f6 Bg8 6.Be6 Bh7#

The judge Hans Gruber praises the cooperation of bishops, especially the fact, that manoeuvre Be6-b3/Bf1-c4-g8/Bb3-e6 is preceded by another Bb3-e6.

The problem has instantly reminded me about another helpmate that I have actively solved 20 years ago as beginner:

Markus Manhart & Franz Pachl
3rd Prize Pat a Mat 1991-92
(= 6+6 )
h#4 (6+6)

1.Bxe4 g3 2.Ba8 Bb7 3.Kf5 Bg2 4.Be4 Bh3#

Of course, motivation of capture needed to clear line for wB is much, much easier than precise determination of arrival square of move Bb3-e6 by movement of wK.
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(2) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Friday, Dec 30, 2011 14:51]; edited by seetharaman kalyan [11-12-30]

Fadil Abdurahmanović amazes everytime !
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(3) Posted by Michael McDowell [Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 21:32]

I'm reminded of this one:

Josip Pernaric
The Problemist March 1994

(= 4+16 )

Helpmate in 4½

.... Bxh8
1.Ra1 Bxa1
2.Rh8 Bxh8
3.Qa1 Bxa1
4.Be7 Bxh3

Simple, but memorable!
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(4) Posted by Dan Meinking [Friday, Feb 3, 2012 01:17]

This Rehm classic comes to mind:
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(5) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Friday, Feb 3, 2012 13:46]; edited by seetharaman kalyan [12-02-03]

Of course This Rehm classic is one of the 50 top helpmates selected by Ebert and Gruber for their wonderful book. That book is of course a must for any helpmate lover. Kindly made available by Ebert for free download at
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(6) Posted by Dejan Glisić [Friday, Feb 3, 2012 22:24]; edited by Dejan Glisić [12-02-04]

Was it "Corner to Corner" Ty ?

OK. I checked teh source of Josip Pernaric's helpmate, it was "Corner to Corner Competition" of "The Problemist"... Thanks!
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