2-Movers Collection - WCCT Challenge 2

Adriandmen

Hello everyone. I made this challenge for myself and tried it once. I do this challenge every 25 puzzles. My challenge has the same themes as a 

World Chess Composing Tournament.


The WCCT has the following themes:

 - 2-mover

 - 3-mover

 - More-mover (Here it will be a 4-mover)

 - Endgame Study (I didn't made one of these, sorry)

 - Helpmate

 - Selfmate

 - Fairypieces


I made these puzzles and challenge you to solve them.

Dont use an engine please!!!

Good Luck!!:

Mate in 2White to move

 

Mate in 3White to move

Mate in 4White to move -- Easy

Helpmate in 2: Black to move and white mates

 

 Selfmate in 2: White to move and forces black to mate

Mate in 3: White to move


Mate in 2:          Solved By: s0030135

Mate in 3:          Solved By: Asorski

Mate in 4:          Solved by: MrComposer

Helpmate in 2:   Solved By: s0030135

Selfmate in 2:    Solved By: s0030135

Fairy mate in 3:  Solved By: s0030135

Adriandmen

 The Grasshopper:

Grasshopper: a4

The grasshopper can only move by hopping over a piece. If a grasshopper can't hop over a piece, it can't move!! The grasshopper moves just like a queen, but it has to hop over another piece. It moves just one place after the piece it hopped. It cannot hop twice

kohai

Were the upside down pieces intentional?

Adriandmen
kohai wrote:

Were the upside down pieces intentional?

Yes, yes indeed!! Laughing

s0030135

Mate in 2

s0030135

Helpmate:

1...Rf4 2.Be1 Rxe4 3.Nxe4#

s0030135

Selfmate:

1.Be6 any 2.Qb4+ Bxb4#

pie314271

Mate in 3

1. Bf3!! d5 (1...Kxf3 2. Ng5#) 2. h4! Kxf3(now forced) 3. Ng5#

Adriandmen

Good job s0030135. You solved three puzzles correct. Congratulations.

y2721, sorry but 1.Bf3 Kxf3 2.Ng5+ isn't mate. Try again if you want Cool.

MrComposer
MrComposer

A well composed and easy puzzle. Fantastic!

MrComposer

1. Q1d3 Qd2-d4 (capturing the queen on d3)+

2. Kf2! Any move

3. Qh3#

or 1... Any move

2.Qh3#

*Fairy mate*

Adriandmen

MrComposer: You have solved the mate in 4. Congratulations. But the fairy mate in 3 isn't correct. If a grasshopper hops over a piece it is placed only 1 place after the piece it hopped. A grasshopper cannot hop twice.

Try it again if you want!! Laughing

pie314271

Mate in 3(2nd try)

1. Nh8 Kg5 2. Be3+ Kh4 3. Ng6#

Adriandmen

Sorry y2721. Black can defend with: 1.Nh8 Kg5 2.Be3+ Kf6!!

Try it again if you want

iixxPROxxii

Fairy Mate: Qf3#

Correct me if I am wrong but this looks like a mate in 1 to me..... Surprised

pie314271

I dont' see how the fairy mate line 1. Dd3 2. Bg3 3. Dh3# doesn't work

MrComposer
iixxPROxxii wrote:

Fairy Mate: Qf3#

Correct me if I am wrong but this looks like a mate in 1 to me.....

Qf3 doesn't work because white is already in check!

White has to block with Qd1-d3.

Adriandmen

Hi everyone:

 - iixxPROxxii: White is indeed in check, so you have a few moves left. 1.Gf3 is an illegal move!!

y2721: After 1.Gd3 black can defend with 1.Gd4!. 

MrComposer: There is another move to block the check. This is a very big hint!!

s0030135

Mate in 3(Grasshopper):

1.e3 Ga2 2.Ga1 any 3.Gh8#

or

1.e3 Gf4 2.Ga7 any 3.Gh7#