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The Weekly Chess Problem, 6th May 2013
Written by Steve Giddins   

Eugene Albert

Ideal-mate Chess Problems, 1966

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Helpmate in 3: duplex

This week, we change genres, from direct mates to helpmates. But this is not an ordinary helpmate, but a duplex. Ordinarily in helpmates, Black moves first, and helps White to mate him in the stipulated number of moves. That is indeed what happens in the first solution here. But in the second solution, the boot is on the other foot: White moves first and helps Black to mate him in the same number of moves!

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