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Problem 721: Zivko Janevski & Nikola Predrag - Helpmate
zivko.janevskinikola.predrag(03.04.2016) Zivko Janevski continues his further research into 'Organised disharmony'. In this joint helpmate with Nikola Predrag they are combining it with Stocchi theme in HOTF form.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
721. Zivko Janevski (Macedonia) &
Nikola Predrag (Croatia)
(03.04.2016)
721
    H#2           4 Sols.          (6+9)     
 

1.Kxb4 Rh4 2.Qc5! (R4c5?, R7c5?) Be1#

1.Kxd6 Bg3 2.R4c5! (R7c5?, Qc5?) Rh6#

1.Kd4 Sd5 2.R7c5! (Qc5?, R4c5?) Rd1#

1.Qc3 Rh5+  2.Kd4 Rd5#

 

Organised disharmony - HOTF with two pairs of  thematically connected solutions - Stocchi theme (selfblocks on same square). (Authorс)

 

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+1 #1 Seetharaman Kalyan 2016-04-07 12:27
Here is my modest 'Organised Disharmony' attempt.


1.Kc1 Bf2 2.d1=B Be3 #
1.Kc2-Bxd2 2.Ka1 Bc3 #
1.Kc3 Rxd2 2.Bd3+ Re2 #
First two solutions linked by Indirect battery formation by Bishop with rook. The 2&3 solutions show mutual battery formation.
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+1 #2 Harry Fougiaxis 2016-05-15 13:14
The Stocchi theme requires three blocks on the same square with triple avoidance. There's no Stocchi here.
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+1 #3 Seetharaman Kalyan 2016-05-16 16:07
Quoting Harry Fougiaxis:
The Stocchi theme requires three blocks on the same square with triple avoidance. There's no Stocchi here.

Hm.... the triple avoidance is not so prominent here. In each solution one of the self-blocks is prevented and of the other two one works, the other has a weakness. I think the elements of Stocchi are there. That in each solution, one of the possible selfblocks is impossible could be considered by some as a weakness.
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+1 #4 Rodolfo Riva 2016-05-18 14:12
Stocchi theme here is a wrong label as in most cases in the databases.
Fully agree that the cook 1.Qc3 is disharmonic
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+1 #5 Seetharaman Kalyan 2016-05-25 13:28
Raju sends this interesting problem for comparison. Here the dual avoidance is more prominent but weakness is the repeated B2 move.

Ken Braithwaite (Canada)
The Problemist, May 1981


H#2 3 solutions

1. Qg6 Se2 2. Kh5 Sg3#
1. Rg6 Sg2 2. Kh5 Rh4#
1. Sg6 Se6 2. Kh5 Sg7#
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+1 #6 Rajendiran Raju 2016-05-25 17:05
here is the official comments frm magazine ----:---

Stocchi achieved with remarkable accuracy and economy (E.Rauly)

Delightful avoidance effects in this little gem (B.P.Barnes)

The 3 Selfblocks and battery openings are well shown , but repetation of Black 2nd move is a slight defect (M.Ridely)

Another breath of fresh air from Canada (R.Brain)
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