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Problem 751: Vitaly Medintsev - Helpmate
vitaly.medintsev(19.08.2016) Another nice helpmate from the Russian master showing white annihilation and black queen critical moves.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
751. Vitaly Medintsev (Russia)
19.08.2016
751
H#2           2 sol.         (8+10)
 
1.Qxf3 Sf4 2.Qa3! c3# 
1.Qxe2 Sg5 2.Qb5! c4#
 
An alternate annihilation of wSs on B1, guarding of e6 with ine-opening for wB on W1, bQ wigwag with an accurate B2, battery mates by  wP One-Two with closure of bQ on the mating move. (Author) 
 
 

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+1 #1 Vitaly Medintsev 2016-08-19 08:49
See also a version:
751.1 Vitaly Medintsev (Russia)

1.Qxf3 Sf4 2.Qa3! c3#
1.Qxe2 Sg5 2.Qa6! c4#
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+2 #2 Seetharaman Kalyan 2016-08-19 13:48
This is also a good version with no plugs for the black queen, but the extra white pawns are a small minus. Difficult to choose!
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+1 #3 Neboj?a Joksimovi? 2016-08-19 14:01
Vitaly, see also a version:

black: [Pg2, Rd7, Pe2, Bb8, Pe5, Qe3, Kg5, Pg6]
white: [Kc6, Ph6, Be1, Pf6, Pe4, Qc1, Sf2, Sg3, Rh4, Pd2]
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+1 #4 Neboj?a Joksimovi? 2016-08-19 21:48
black: [Pe2, Pg2, Pg7, Bb8, Rb7, Sc8, Pg6, Qe3, Pe5, Rd7, Kg5]
white: [Kc6, Qc1, Be1, Pe4, Sf2, Sg3, Rh4, Pd2]
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+3 #5 Miodrag Mladenovic 2016-08-20 09:03
Actually with one piece more it's possible to have longer moves by bQ:
1b6.3r4.4pPpP.1K2p1k1.4P2R.4q1S1.1s1PpSb1.2Q1B3
1.Qxg3 Sg4 2.Qa3 c3#
1.Qxf2 Sh5 2.Qa7 c4#
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+4 #6 Miodrag Mladenovic 2016-08-20 14:14
I found position without an extra white powns:
5b2.3r2p1.6p1.1K2pbk1.7R.4q1S1.1spPpSp1.2Q1B3

h#2 7+12

1.Qxg3 Sg4 2.Qa3 c3#
1.Qxf2 Sh5 2.Qa7 c4#
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+1 #7 Vitaly Medintsev 2016-08-21 13:27
I like the version in comment #4 due to longest wigwag maneuver but I prefer to flip the position horisontally.
Vitaly Medintsev (version by Miodrag Mladenovic)


1.Qxb3 Sb4 2.Qh3 e3#
1.Qxc2 Sa5 2.Qh7 e4#


I offer to publish this version instead of the initial one as a joint work, if Miodrag accepts
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+1 #8 Miodrag Mladenovic 2016-08-21 14:24
Quoting Vitaly Medintsev:
I offer to publish this version instead of the initial one as a joint work, if Miodrag accepts

This is the nice problem and I'd like to be coauthor but I am not absolutely sure if I added enough value to this problem to be the coauthor. It's fine with me even if you publish this version under your name only. I am glad you like this new position and I am always happy when I help someone to improve position.
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+3 #9 Vitaly Medintsev 2016-08-21 15:44
Miodrag,
I highly value the geometrical scale of the play and I consider this improvement essential, so I'll be glad to see your name as my co-author.
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+1 #10 Miodrag Mladenovic 2016-08-21 17:06
Quoting Vitaly Medintsev:
Miodrag,
I highly value the geometrical scale of the play and I consider this improvement essential, so I'll be glad to see your name as my co-author.

OK, that's fine with me.
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+2 #11 Seetharaman Kalyan 2016-08-21 18:46
Quoting Vitaly Medintsev:
Miodrag,
I highly value the geometrical scale of the play and I consider this improvement essential, so I'll be glad to see your name as my co-author.

Since I too tried (without any success), I know the improvement is significant. Happy to see the new version that too with a white pawn less!!
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+1 #12 Vitaly Medintsev 2016-08-25 21:05
Nebojsa, thanks for the versions, they are pretty good, too.
Still I prefer Miodrag's version because it has longer orthogonal BQ-wigwag by the move at the edge of chessboard.
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+1 #13 Vitaly Medintsev 2016-09-01 08:32
Seetharaman,
since the agreement between me and Miodrag was achieved, could my h#2 be replaced with joint h#2 which has been shown in comment #7?
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0 #14 Seetharaman Kalyan 2016-09-01 10:28
Quoting Vitaly Medintsev:
Seetharaman,
since the agreement between me and Miodrag was achieved, could my h#2 be replaced with joint h#2 which has been shown in comment #7?


Sure.
The new version will be published as 751.1. This might take some time as Diyan is quite busy and there is a backlog of originals.
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