Grasshopper Chess: Helpmate in 3, with Pawns


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5 men, 3 types

F. and P. Kniest
Die Schwalbe 1933 (version)
Helpmate in 3, with 2 set plays, 2 ways

Solution:
1....Kc6 2.Gc5 Pd6 3.Ge7 Pd7‡
1....Ke6 2.Ke8 Pd6 3.Gf8 Pd7‡
1.Ge8 and the set plays are reflected.

5 men, 4 types

R. McClure and C. E. Kemp
Fairy Chess Review #5266 August 1942
Helpmate in 3, (b) Sf7 to g8

Solution:

(a) 1.Sd6 Ge5 2.Se4 Ge3 3.Sg5 Gh6‡

(b) 1.Sf6 Kf7 2.Se8 Gf8 3.Sg7 Gh6‡

Comments: Knight guides WG to mating square, but does not take part in the mate.

Part (b) was added by Kemp in the October 1942 issue.

G. J. Sontag
Fairy Chess Review #10779 1957
Helpmate in 3, with set play

Solution:
1....Gb1 2.Se1 Gf1 3.Pb1=G Gd1‡
1.Sf2 Gb1 2.Sd1 Ge1 3.Pb1=G Gc1‡

Comments: Echo. Promotion to G.

G. G. Nasra
L'Echiquier #38 March 1931
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Bc2 Gd3 2.Bb1 Kb3 3.Pa2 Ga3‡

Comments: Not "ideal" mate since a2 blocked and guarded

W. Hagemann
feenschach 1951
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Pb6 Bb5 2.Gc5 Kc7 3.Ga7 Bc6‡

Comments: BP does not take part in the mate

6men 3 types 2G

A. J. Sobey
The Problemist #F103 1970
Helpmate in 3, Duplex

Solution:
Black to move 1.Pb6 Gc6 2.Ka5 Kc3 3.Gb5 Pb4‡
White to move 1.Kb3 Ka5 2.Ka3 Pb5 3.Ga2 Pb4‡

G. G. Nasra
Fairy Chess Review #2938 October 1937
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Kg5 Kg8 2.Gh5 Ph8=S 3.Kh6 Sf7‡

Comments: Why Pe7?

C. P. Jarman
Fairy Chess Review #5793 December 1943
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Ka4 Ga5 2.Pb5 Gc5 3.Pb4 Gc4‡

P. Kniest
Caissa's Froehliche Tiefgarage #10/57, 1970
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Kc3 2.Pe1=S Gf1 3.Pb1=G Gd1‡
1.Pe1=S Kc3 2.Sc2 Gb3 3.Pb1=B Gd1‡

Comments: Changed mate. Minimal white force.

6 men 3 types 1G

R. Schlegel
feenschach #582 1972
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Kg5 Gf5 2.Kh5 Gh3 3.Pg5 Gf5‡

Comments: Interchange of WG and BK

C. E. Lind
Eskilstuna Kuriren #2710 12 April 1939
Helpmate in 3, with set play

Solution:
1....Kxf4 2.Gh4 Kf5 3.Ph6 Pg4‡
1.Kh4 Ke4 2.Gh3 Kxf4 3.Ph5 Pg3‡

Comments: Exact Echo. Shift one rank.

6 men 4 types (2G)

P. A. Petkow
Caissa's Froeliche Tiefgarage #32/235 1971
Helpmate in 3, (b) Gb4-e8, (c)Pa4-a5 in (a)

Solution:
(a) 1.Qc6† Ka7 2.Ka5 Gc7 3.Qb5 Gb6‡
(b) 1.Pa3 Gc6† 2.Ka4 Ka6 3.Qb4 Gb5‡
(c) 1.Qc7† Ka8 2.Ka6 Gc7 3.Qb6 Gb7‡

Comments: Exact echoes. (My notes have (b) Gb4 to b8, but this seems to be an error)

H. Forsberg
Deutsche MarchenSchach #466 November 1932
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Kd4 2.Ge4 Ph4 3.Gg4 Rf6‡
1.Kf3 Rb5 2.Gc6 Kd3 3.Gg2 Rf5‡

Comments: Exact echo.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #3530 1957
Helpmate in 3 with set play, 2 ways

Solution:
1....Gf2 2.Ge3 Gf4 3.Gg5 Rh6‡
1.Kg5 Re7 2.Gg6 Pf4† 3.Kh6 Rf7‡
1.Kh4 Re3 2.Gd4 Pf4 3.Gg4 Rh3‡

Comments: Echoes.
The second solution was found as a cook.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #3537 1957
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Rf4 2.Gg5 Rf3 3.Kh4 Rh3‡
1.Gg3 Rf4 2.Gg8 Pg3 3.Gg6 Rh4‡

Comments: Exact echo, apart from WK. Shift of one rank.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #3536 1957
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Kc4 2.Gh3 Gc3 3.Gh5 Pg3‡
1.Gh3 Ke5 2.Kh5 Gc4 3.Gh6 Pg4‡

Comments: Exact echo, apart from WR. Shift one rank.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #3535 1957
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Rf6 2.Gg7 Rf5 3.Gg3 Rh5‡
1.Gb4 Pg5† 2.Gg4 Rf6 3.Kh5 Rh6‡

Comments: Echo.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #3533 1957
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Gg4 2.Kh5 Ph3 3.Gg5 Rh8‡
1.Kg6 Gg5 2.Kh6 Ph4 3.Gg6 Rh8‡

Comments: Echo.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #3532 1957
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Rd6 2.Ge7 Rf6 3.Gg5 Rh6‡
1.Gb6 Ph3 2.Gg6 Rf7 3.Kh5 Rh7‡

Comments: Echo.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #3531 1957
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Ge8 2.Kh3 Gb8 3.Gh4 Rg3‡
1.Ge3 Ph3 2.Ge5 Ge6 3.Gh5 Rg4‡

Comments: Echo.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #4166 1958
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Re6 2.Ge7 Rf6 3.Gg5 Rh6‡
1.Kg4 Ga7 2.Gh5 Gf2 3.Kh4 Rg3‡

Comments: Changed mate.

P. A. Petkow
feenschach #6111 1963
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Ph3 2.Gh4 Gf3 3.Gh6 Rg4‡
1.Gh3 Rf3 2.Kh4 Gf2 3.Gh5 Rg3‡

Comments: Exact echo, apart from WK. Shift one rank.
Almost identical to the Rehm problem above.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #3534 1957
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Ph4 2.Gh5 Gf4 3.Gh7 Rg5‡
1.Gh4 Rf4 2.Kh5 Gf3 3.Gh6 Rg4‡

Comments: Exact echo, apart from WK. Shift one rank.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #4167 1958
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Rf7 2.Gg8 Rf8 3.Gg6 Rh8‡
1.Kg5 Gd7 2.Gh5 Rg7† 3.Kh4 Rg4‡

Comments: Changed mate.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #4164 1958
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Gg7 2.Gg8 Rf8 3.Gg6 Rh8‡
1.Kg5 Gc2 2.Gg6 Ph4† 3.Kh6 Rh7‡

Comments: Changed mate.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #4165 1958
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Gg5 2.Kh6 Rf8 3.Gg6 Rh8‡
1.Gb6 Ge7 2.Gh6 Rg7† 3.Kh5 Rg5‡

Comments: Changed mate.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #4163 1958
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Gg5 2.Gg4 Rf8 3.Gg6 Rh8‡
1.Kg7 Gb1 2.Gg6 Rf7† 3.Kh6 Rh7‡

Comments: Changed mate.

H. P. Rehm
feenschach #4168 1958
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Kd3 2.Gh7 Rg5† 3.Kh6 Ge3‡
1.Gb4 Gc5 2.Gd6 Ge7 3.Gh6 Rg5‡

Comments: Changed mate.

J. de A. Almay
Chess Amateur #F1057 August 1927
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Bh4 Pg3 2.Kh3 Kf3 3.Gh2 Pg4‡

Comments: Tempo.

A. J. Wijker
Limburgsch Dagblad 1939
Helpmate in 3, 3 ways

Solution:
1.Kc8 Kc6 2,Gb8 Se8 3.Ghd8 Sd6‡
1.Gf5 Sd7 2.Gfc8 Sf8 3.Ghe8 Se6‡
1.Ge5 Sg8 2.Gc8 Se7 3.Gee8 Sc6‡

Comments: Echoes, apart from WP (which serves only to stop duals).

C. E. Kemp
Fairy Chess Review #3981 28 November 1939
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Gf8 2.Ke4 Gf6 3.Gf5 Sc3‡
1.Pe4 Ke1 2.Ke3 Sa3 3.Gf4 Sc2‡

Comments: Exact echo.

6 men 4 types (1G)

H. P. Rehm
L'Echiquier de France 1957 (#4047 in feenschach)
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Pg4 2.Gh3 Qxc3 3.Gh7 Qf6‡
1.Kg6 Pg3 2.Gh6 Qb1† 3.Kh5 Qf5‡

Comments: Exact echo, apart from BP and WK.

M. Jacobs
feenschach #4437 1959
Helpmate in 3, (b) WKe4

Solution:
(a) 1.Gb7 Ra6 2.Rb6 Ra8 3.Kc6 Rc8‡
(b) 1.Rc6 Rb3 2.Gb4 Kd3 3.Gd6 Rb5‡

Comments: Changed mate.

M. Jacobs
feenschach #4438 1959
Helpmate in 3, (b) Ga5 to f8

Solution:
(a) 1.Rd7† Kf6 2.Gd5 Rc8† 3.Kd6 Pe5‡
(b) 1.Rb6 Rb7 2.Gd6 Kd8 3.Kc6 Rc7‡

Comments: Changed mate.

M. Jacobs
feenschach #4445 1959
Helpmate in 3, two ways

Solution:
1.Ra5 Kc8 2.Kc6 Re7 3.Rc5 Rxe6‡
1.Rb6 (tempo) Kd8 2.Rc6 Rb5† 3.Kd6 Rd5‡

Comments: Changed mate. G eliminated in one solution.

L. Stepan
feenschach #9144 1969
Helpmate in 3 (a) Gh7, (b) Gf6, (c) Gg4

Solution:
(a) 1.Re4 Gd3 2.Rd4 Gd5 3.Ra4 Rb3‡
(b) 1.Ka4 Gd6 2.Re5 Pa3 3.Ra5 Rb4‡
(c) 1.Ka4 Gd7 2.Ka5 Pa4 3.Ra6 Rb5‡

Comments: Exact echoes.

A. H. Kniest
feenschach #6413, 1963
Helpmate in 3, (b) Gb2 to b7

Solution:
(a) 1.P=B Rd3 2.Bc3 Gd4 3.Ra2 Rd1‡
(b) 1.P=S Ge4 2.Ra2 Rb5 3.Sc2 Rb1‡

Comments: Waiting move in (a). Promotions.

M. Jacobs
feenschach #2541 1955
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Ke5 Bf8 2.Pd5 Gc6 3.Bd6 Bg7‡

Comments: Tempo by WB. Ideal mate.

L. Stepan
feenschach #8987 1968
Helpmate in 3, (b) Ba4 to e4

Solution:
(a) 1.Kg6 Pf3 2.Kh5 Be3 3.Gh4 Be8‡
(b) 1.Kg7 Pf4 2.Kh6 Bc5 3.Gh5 Bf8‡

Comments: Echo.

M. E. M. Jago
Fairy Chess Review #6527 (pendant)
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Kb2 Bd5 2.Kc3 Kc6 3.Kd4 Gc3‡

Comments: Ideal mate. K comes out of corner.

P. A. Petkow
feenschach #5982, 1962
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Bc4 2.P=S Be2 3.Sf2 Bc3‡
1.P=B Bh6 2.Be2 Bd2† 3.Kd1 Bb3‡

Comments: Changed mate. Promotions.

B. Rehm
feenschach #283 1950
Helpmate in 3 with (short) set play

Solution:
1....Gg5 2.Se5 Se4‡
1.Sf8 Ge8 2.Sg6 Gh5 3.Se5 Se4‡

Comments: Identical mates apart from distance of WG.

Jan Tazberik
feenschach #7868 1966
Helpmate in 3, (b) Gg8 to h7

Solution:
(a) 1.Pb4 Sfd6 2.Ga2 Sc5† 3.Ka3 Sc4‡
(b) 1.Ka4 Sfd8 2.Ga7 Sc6 3.Ga3 Sc5‡

Comments: Exact echo, apart from WK. Shift one rank.

T. Steudel
feenschach 1973
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Kc7 Qb2 2.Kb8 Ga1 3.Ka8 Qh8‡

Comments: G-Q swap.

T. Steudel
feenschach #4732 1960
Helpmate in 3, (b) Ge6 to h8

Solution:
(a) 1.Pg6 Gh6 2.Pg5 Gf4 3.Pg4 Rg3‡
(b) 1.Kh4 Gf6 2.Kh5 Ph4 3.Pg6 Rg5‡

Comments: Exact echo, apart from WK. Shift of two ranks.

R. McClure
Fairy Chess Review #5497, 1943
Helpmate in 3, (b) Rb2 becomes Pb2, (c) Gc4 to a5 in (a)

Solution:
(a) 1.Rc2 Gc1 2.Rc5/Rg2 Kf3 3.Rg5 Gh6‡
(b) 1.Pb1=B Gg4 2.Bf5 Ge6 3.Bg6 Gh6‡
(c) 1.Rb6 Gc7 2.Rb3/Rg6 Kf5 3.Rg3 Gh2‡

Comments: Echoes. Dualled R moves.
Part (c) was added by J. A. Lewis.

M. Jacobs
feenschach #2272 1954
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Kd2 Kf4 2.Pc3 Gb2† 3.Kd3 Bb5‡

Comments: Tempo by BK. Ideal mate.

M. Jacobs
feenschach #3207 1956
Helpmate in 3, (b) Kg6 to b3

Solution:
(a) 1.Ke5 Ba7 2.Pd4 Gc4 3.Pd5 Bb8‡
(b) 1.Ke5 Ge6 2.Kd4 Ka4 3.Kc5 Ba7‡

Comments: Partial echo.

M. Jacobs
feenschach #3209 1956
Helpmate in 3 (a) Pd7,Be6, (b) Pb7,Bb3

Solution:
(a) 1.Pd5 Gf5 2.Kb5 Bc8 3.Kc4 Ba6‡
(b) 1.Kb5 Be6 2.Ka4 Gf5 3.Pb5 Bb3‡

Comments: Ideal mate in (a). Edge mate and switchback by WB in (b).

N. M. Gibbins
Fairy Chess Problems 1946
Helpmate in 3, (b) Pb7 to f7

Solution:
(a) 1.Bg8 Kc3 2.Bh7 Gh8 3.Bb1 Kb3‡
(b) 1.Bc4 Ka4 2.Bf1 Ka3 3.P=G Ge1‡

Comments: Changed mate. Minimal white force.
P on 7th rank serves only to separate the two solutions.

M. Jacobs
feenschach #2668 1955
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Ke4 Gg3 2.Pd3 Gc3 3.Pd4 Sf6‡

Comments: Tenmpo by WG. Ideal mate.

E. Holladay
Caissa's Froehliche Tiefgarage #41 1971
Helpmate in 3 (two problems)

Solution:
a-file 1.Ga3 Kb6 2.Pa1=S Pa7 3.Sb3 Pa8=G‡
h-file 1.Ph1=B Kg6 2.Bf3 Ph7 3.Bg4 Ph8=B‡

Comments: Simple exercise.

6 men, 5 types

R. J. Darvall
Fairy Chess Review #5494, April 1943
Helpmate in 2½, (b) Sb5 to d4

Solution:
(a) 1.Sd6 Ke7 2.Bb5 Kd8 3.Sf7‡
(b) 1.Gc2 Kg7 2.Bg6 Kh6 3.Sf5‡

Comments: Modal changes of B and G guards.

W. Morawek
Die Schwalbe p.328, August 1932
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Bg6 PxBg6 2.Gb8 Pg7 3.Rh8 PxRh8=G‡

Comments: Elimination of Black rook and bishop.

W. Hagemann
feenschach #309, 1950
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Kf8 Gf4 2.Bh8 Pf6 3.Rg7 Pf7‡

Comments: Black bishop has to be shut out of play.

A. Lehmkuhl
feenschach 1975
Helpmate in 3, 2 ways

Solution:
1.Se6 Kf6 2.Sc7 Kg7 3.Rf8 PxR=Q‡
1.Sc6 Gd5 2.Sd8 PxS=S 3.OO Sf7‡

Comments: Completely changed mate. Legality of castling is assumed, cannot be proven.

T. R. Dawson
Problemist Fairy Chess Supplement #1521, October 1934
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Pb1=G Rg6 2.Gh7 Rg1 3.Sc4! Gh1‡

Comments: Asymmetry. Only one of eight Black knight moves will do.

L. Stepan
feenschach #9034, 1969
Helpmate in 3, (b) Gg2 to d2

Solution:
(a) 1.Sh2 Re5† 2.Kh4 Ge2 3.Sg4 Rh5‡
(b) 1.Sg3 Re6 2.Se4 Pf3 3.Sg5 Rh6‡

Comments: Partial echo.

E. Hencke
feenschach #4674, 1960
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Kf3 Sc3 2.Kf4 Rf6† 3.Ke5 Pd4‡

Comments: Symmetric mate, all men on diagonal.

J. Dohrn-Luttgens
feenschach #1849, 1953
Helpmate in 3, 2 ways

Solution:
1.Kd3 Kb7 2.Kc4 Rh4† 3.Kb5 Rb4‡
1.Kd3 Gb4 2.Kc2 Rh2† 3.Kb1 Rb2‡

Comments: Partial echo. Why Pawn e3?

J. Dohrn-Luttgens
feenschach #2733, 1955
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Se7 2.Gd7 Sd5 3.Kd8 Ra8‡
1.Kd8 Se7 2.Ke8 Sf5 3.Kf8 Ra8‡

Comments: Partial echo. BP and WK just bystanders.

J. Dohrn-Luttgens
feenschach #3529, 1957
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Kf2 2.Pe5 Se6† 3.Ke4 Bc2‡
1.Kd6 Se6 2.Kd7 Gd5 3.Ke8 B4‡

Comments: Partial echo.

B. Rehm
feenschach #1913, 1953
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Kd3 Ge8 2.Pe5 Be6 3.Ke4 Bc4‡

Comments: G-B battery set-up.

7 men

W. E. Lester
Fairy Chess Review #6539 October 1945
Helpmate in 3

Solution: 1.Ge5 Rc5 2.G3c3 Pe4 3.Gee3 Rd5‡

Comments: Interchange of Gs

E.Albert
Feenschach 1964
Helpmate in 3 with set mate

Solution:
1...Nc6‡
1.Gd3 Nb3 2.Gd5-f5 Nd4 3.Gd3-d5 Nc6‡

Features: G-G interchange. Zero echo. Effective knight circuit.

B.Rehm
Feenschach 1950
Helpmate in 3 with set play

Solution:
1....Gc5 2.Rc7 Gc8 3.Gd7 Nf5‡
1.e6 Nf3 2.Ge7 Gf4 3.Rc7 Ne5‡

Comment: Mutate.


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