This page is based on article by Alexander Hildebrand that appeared in Swedish magazine Springaren. Unfortunately, I have only three pages with article and no indication of precise number of issue (as there are errata from issue 78, it is probably issue with bigger number). I selected 7 problems.

The name describes the contents. While helpmates with more solutions are regularly published, they are as usual as twinned helpmates and helpmates with one solution only are less usual, these are series helpmates with more solutions that are not so common.

There is one constructional problem that must be solved by author of seriesmover of above described kind. White force must be arranged to be prepared to give 2 or more mates immediately after some black movements. It means there is no rearrangement of white units - with exception of some captures of white force. So variability of mating possibilities is slightly limited - but only slightly as our examples show. Also, WinChloe database includes hundreds of them.

Finally, it is worth remarking that 3 prizes in 18th TT CCM are series helpmates with more solutions - but fairy ones as TT was dedicated to them.

Petko A. PetkovFennschach 1966 |
1.d1B 2.c1Q (c1R?) 3.Qxc5 4.Qxe3 Bxe3# |

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ser-h#4 (9+5) 2 solutions |

Walther JorgensenKennst Du die Bibel 1966 |
1.h1B 2.Bd5 3.Bb3 Sd5# |

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ser-h#3 (7+7) 7 solutions |

Theodor SteudelHans Selb Probleemblad 1966 |
1.fxe4 ... 4.e1R 5.Re8 6.Ke7 c8S# |

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ser-h#6 (5+4) 2 solutions |

Chris J. FeatherBritish Chess Magazine 1970 |
1.b1B ... 4. Bxf3 5.Be2 6.f3 7.f2 8.Bf3 9.f1R ... 11.Rh4 12.Bg4+ Kf6# |

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ser-h#12 (5+4) 2 solutions |

Bo Lindgren1st HM The Problemist 1978 |
1.c1S 2.Se2 3.Sxf4 4.Se6 5.Sd8 6.Sb7 7.Kb8 Rd8# |

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ser-h#7 (4+8) 2 solutions |

Viktor BeneSpringaren 1995 |
1.Ke1 2.Qd1 3.Sf2 4.Sg1 5.Se2 Sf3# |

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ser-h#5 (2+5) 2 solutions |

Christer JonssonSpringaren 1997 |
1.a1Q 2.Qxd4 3.Qa7 4.d4 ... 7.d1R ... 9.Rb6 10.Qxa8+ bxa8Q# |

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ser-h#10 (5+5) 2 solutions |

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Juraj Lörinc.

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