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No.281 – Anatoly Skripnik – Through with the repetition of moves, but a nice mechanism! (JV)
No.281 Anatoly Skripnik
hs#2 duplex 3 solutions (5+5)
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I.1.f8=S Kf5 2.Qf4+ Qxf4‡
I.1.e1=B e8=S 2.Qe4+ Qxe4‡
Same solutions, when interchanged mates the other King ! Funny problem !
May be new idea!?
It may be new. But is it interesting or paradoxical ….. would have been if it was helpmate problem. Here (like in any direct selfmate), the moves in the black phase do what they do in the white phase, which is to guard the black and white king. So no paradox.
The similar idea (hs# duplex with moves repeating) may be found in problem by E. Navon (Tzuica 2012, special commendation):