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The Weekly Chess Problem, 28th October 2013
Written by Steve Giddins   

Jakob Mintz

1st Prize, The Problemist, 1982

8/8/8/8/k7/2R5/p5S1/7K

Helpmate in 3

a) diagram
b) Move wSg2 to f5
c) Move wSg2 to g7
d) Move wSg2 to c4

For some wholly unaccountable reason, I am feeling in a generous mood this week, so here are four problems in one! The diagram is a helpmate in 3, but there are also three other twins. After you have solved the diagram, transfer the white knight to f5, and it is again helpmate in three, and likewise with the WS starting on g7 and c4. Experienced solvers will probably guess the theme already, but I will tell the rest of you that there is an obvious thematic link between the four solutions. As always, don't forget that Black moves first in a helpmate.

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