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MatPlus.Net Forum Helpmates h#n
 
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(1) Posted by Dan Meinking [Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 18:46]

h#n


This can serve as a general thread for h#n (h#3½ or longer).

The following gem was posted as P1253985 on PDB today:

H. Grudzinski & M. Degenkolbe
1st Prize
Yves Tallec 80JT (Phenix 2009)
(= 2+5 )

h#8 (2+5) C+ { solution hidden below }
1.Kf3! Kf1! 2.Rb5 Kg1! (two wK moves away from the action) 3.c5 Kh2 4.Bb7 Bh5+! (just in time) 5.Ke4 Kg3 6.Kd5 Kf4 7.Kc6 Ke5 8.Rb6 Be8# (ideal)
One of the prettiest ideal/mini helpmates I've seen in a very long time.
 
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(2) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 22:30]

They could also show that in 8,5 with a Bristol instead of the switchback:

(= 2+5 )
h#8,5
 
 
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(3) Posted by Dan Meinking [Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 01:56]

Good eye, Jacques! How about a tempo-clearance to boot??

(= 2+5 )

h#9 (2+5) C+ { solution below }
1.Qc7 Ba6! 2.Kf3! Kh3! 3.Rd6 Kh2 4.b6 Kg1 5.Ba8! Kf1 6.Ke4 Ke2 7.Kd5 Kd3 8.Kc6+ Kc4 9.Bb7 Bb5# (ideal)
 
   
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(4) Posted by Eugene Rosner [Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 06:16]

do I hear nine and a half?! anyone?! going once...
 
   
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(5) Posted by Dan Meinking [Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 07:43]

Start wBh5 for h#9½ (1...Be2). :-)
 
   
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(6) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 22:34]; edited by Jacques Rotenberg [12-11-22]

Ok Dan!
To put all one square left as you did is a great improvement! the pb7 being much less dangerous than a pc7 or c6. New horizons appear.
for example with a longer King trip with tempo :

(= 2+5 )
h#9,5

1…Kg4! tempo 2.Rf6 Kh4 3.Kf3 Kh3 4.b6 Kh2 5.Qc7+ Kg1 6.Bb7 Kf1 7.Ke4+ Ke2 8.Kd5 Kd3 9.Kc6 Kc4 10.Rd6 Bb5‡
 
   
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(7) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Friday, Nov 23, 2012 01:18]; edited by Jacques Rotenberg [12-11-23]

better like this :

(= 2+5 )
h#9,5

1…Kh5! 2.Rf6 Kh4 3.Kf3 Kh3 4.b6 Kh2 5.Qc7+ Kg1 6.Bb7 Kf1 7.Ke4+ Ke2 8.Kd5 Kd3 9.Kc6 Kc4 10.Rd6 Bb5‡
 
   
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(8) Posted by Dan Meinking [Friday, Nov 23, 2012 02:28]

Fabulous! The more interesting wK route is a greater "plus" than the two Bishop clearances.
 
   
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(9) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 21:53]

I sent a note to Dan and was surprised not to be answered...
what painful news !
 
 
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