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Problem 519: Karol Mlynka - Helpmate
karol.mlynka(02.02.2015) Karol Mlynka's helpmate shows a theme impossible in a h#2 - different mates after the four promotions of black pawn.







519. Karol Mlynka (Slovakia)
H#3        4 sol.        (11+3)
1.dxc1Q Rb2 2. Qxe3 Kxc3 3. Qxe2 Rb1#
 1.dxc1B Bc4 2.Kxc2 d4 3.Bd2 Bd3#
1.dxc1R Kxc3 2.Rxb1 Sb4 3.Kc1 Sa2#
1.dxc1S Sd4 2.Kd2 Sf5 3.Sxe2 Rd1#
Selfpinning-AUW, Zilahi, Different blocks on e2, White unblocking, unpinning, 2x switchback, battery destroying and 2x battery play. (Author)
Obviously a difficult theme even in h#3! (Seetharaman)


+2 #1 Vitaly Medintsev 2015-02-04 08:23
Idle white officers detract too much.
Compare to:

AUW, different self-block on c4 but no Zilahi, of course :-)
+1 #2 Seetharaman Kalyan 2015-02-04 11:46
It is unfortunate that there are idle white pieces in the first solution.

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