Orthodox Serieshelpmates

These compositions are a series of exercises using minimal white force.

G. P. Jelliss
unpublished (composed 4 Feb and 2 May 1982)
Serieshelpmate in 3 on right and left (two problems)

Solution:(a) Right: 1.Bg7 2.00 3.Bh8 for Ph7‡
(b) Left: 1.Sc6 2.000 3.Sb8 for P×Pb7‡

Just a little jokey exercise.

G. P. Jelliss
Ideal Mate Review #173 ix-x 1983
Serieshelpmate in 5

Solution: Black 1.Qf8 2.Sf5 3.Sh6 4.Sg8 5.Qg7+ for Pf6×Qg7‡

Comments: Queen and Knight change places, their moves forming a polygonal circuit.

This composition is quoted in the YACPDB and MESON databases without the Black Queen! This makes it insoluble. I have tried to get them corrected, so far without success.

A similar problem (not published, composed 4 February 1982) is: 6qk/6p1/5PKP/8/2p5/2P5/8/8 Serieshelpmate in 10. Solution: 1.Qf8 2.P×h6 3-7.Ph1=B 8-9.Bg8 10.Qg7+ for Pf6×Qg7‡

G. P. Jelliss
unpublished (composed 2 May 1982)
Serieshelpmate in 8

Solution:1.Ra8 2.Bd8 3.Ka5 4-5.Ka7 6-7.Kc8 8.Rb8 for Pd7‡

G. P. Jelliss
unpublished
(composed February 1982)
Serieshelpmate in 9

Solution:1.Pb1=B 2-6.Kf6 7-8.Kh8 9.Bg6 for Pg8=S‡

G. P. Jelliss
unpublished
(composed February 1982)
Serieshelpmate in 9

Solution:1.Bf4 2-5.Kd8 6-8.Ka8 9.Bb8 for Pb7‡

G. P. Jelliss
Chessics 13 #505 1982
Serieshelpmate in 10

Solution:1.Bf5 2.Qf7 3.Kd5 4.Ke6 5.Kf6 6.Kg6 7.Kh5 8.Kh4 9.Qh5 10.Bh3 for Pg3‡

Comment: Building a bridge for the King to pass across.

G. P. Jelliss
Canadian Chess Chat ?
(composed 4 February 1982)
Serieshelpmate in 10

Solution:1.Bd8 2-6.Kf2 7-8.Kh4 9.Kh5 10.Bh4 for Pg4‡

Comments: I have a note that this was sent to Canadian Chess Chat, but am uncertain if it was published.

G. P. Jelliss
Canadian Chess Chat ?
(composed 1 May 1982)
Serieshelpmate in 10

Solution:1.Rc5 2-6.Pg1=B 7-8.Bb8 9-10.Rb7+ for P×Rb7‡

Comments: I have a note that this was sent to Canadian Chess Chat, but am uncertain if it was published.

G. P. Jelliss
Canadian Chess Chat ?
(composed 1 May 1982)
Serieshelpmate in 10

Solution:1.Rd2 2-3.Kh5 4-5.Kh7 6-7.Kf8 8.Rg8 9-10.Be8 for Pe7‡
The rook move unpins the BK and blocks the BB, but later unblocks it.

Comments: I have a note that this was sent to Canadian Chess Chat, but am uncertain if it was published.

G. P. Jelliss
unpublished
(composed 1 May 1982)
Serieshelpmate in 11

Solution:1-5.Ka8 6.Bb8 7-9.Pg1=R 10-11.Rb7+ for P×Rb7‡

G. P. Jelliss
unpublished
(composed 1 May 1982)
Serieshelpmate in 11

Solution:1-4.Kf8 5.Be8 6-9.Pa1=R 10-11.Rg8 for Pe7‡

G. P. Jelliss
Ideal Mate Review #252 xi-xii 1983
Serieshelpmate in 12

Solution:1-5.h1=B 6.Bd5 7.Be6 8.Kf7 9.Ke8 10.Kd8 11.Qe8 12.Bc8 for Pf7‡

Comments: BP can also start at h7. [An alternative earlier setting in 11 moves has all the pieces moved one cell right and the BPa6.]

This is also quoted in the YACPDB and MESON databases. For which my thanks!

G. P. Jelliss
Rokada #1350 xii 1982
Serieshelpmate in 17

Solution:1.Be6 2-4.Pg2 5.Kg3 6.Pg1=Q 7.Qa7 8-10.Kd6 11.Kd7 12.Ke8 13-15.Kh8 16.Bg8 17.Qg7+ for P×Qg7‡