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I've been looking around on this site, and I haven't seen any forums for helpmate problems, so I'm going to start one. Post your favorite helpmates here, original or not.
To post a helpmate, set up a chess problem in the starting position of the helpmate and give the first move. Then, move down far enough so people can't see both diagrams at the same time, and post the position after the first move as a puzzle with the other side to move.
That was probably a bit confusing, so here's an example: Helpmate in 5
The order of moves can vary in this problem, but it can be solved for both sides in 5. (This is not original.) Black moves first here, so the goal is to checkmate Black.
Remember- don't scroll down until you solve the previous problem!
Here's the same setup, only you checkmate White this time.
way 2 many puzzzzzzzzzzzlllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssss!
I don't get it...
Why not in the second helpmate -
Why prolong the game?
Good point, tmvx. I missed that, and I guess whoever made the puzzle did, too. (I can't remember who did.)
If anyone else has any favorite helpmates, feel free to post them!
You should just post in puzzle format and save space.
on the first puzzle: 1...Ba3 2.Qg4 Bxb2 3.Bxb2 0-0 4.Qxg7#
May be without Queen :
You can edit your first posts ( to much space - nobody will scroll down so long - clear them).
Thanks. I took your advice.
Is this end position winning?
by TheGreatOogieBoogie a few minutes ago
Is it agaisnt the rules so delay games?
by Billion_Tactics_Boy a few minutes ago
An Annotated Game from a Patzer
by chess102410 a few minutes ago
I am quitting chess.
by olichris 3 minutes ago
Is Chess really declining in popularity?
by bulldog_breeder 3 minutes ago
Is this unreasonable?
by Taxi 5 minutes ago
what the #$%^was he playing and how did he win?
by UltraLaser 9 minutes ago
12/7/2013 - 1001 Brilliant ways to Checkmate by Reinfeld, #404
by Karl_Kreidbaum 10 minutes ago
Tracking albeit censored
by I-eat-guini-pigs 12 minutes ago
If You were Doing Life Which 5 Books Would You Keep To Make Your game Strong?
by JCPRio 13 minutes ago
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