Good old times 2

The second selection motivated by old magazines is based on study of feenschach issue 86 (dated January - March 1988).

Besides the problems shown below, there was reproduced well known helpmate by Loshinskij & Korolkov with step-by-step linear movement of white bishop. Worthy of the second look!
Friedrich Chlubna
1st Comm feenschach 1984

1.Sg2? Ra1 2.Rd3+ Kc3 3.Se1#??

1.Qh7! Ra1 2.Qb1+ Rxb1 3.Sg2! Ra1 4.Rd3+ Kc2 5.Se1+ Rxe1 6.Bb1+ Rxb1 7.Rd2+ Kc1 8.Ka2 Ra1#

White needs to get rid of Ba2 to allow Ka2 Ra1#. In the try White mates Black so that is necessary to get rid of queen first. Cute - and contained in Album FIDE 1983-85 despite only commendation in the tourney.

s#8 (10+3)

Michael Keller
2nd HM feenschach 1984

1.Rb5! th. 2.Rxc5+ A Kxc5 3.Qxg5+ B Rd5#
1...fxg3 2.Qxg5+ B Ke4 3.Bc6+ C Rd5#
1...axb5 2.Bc6+ C Kxc6 3.Qf3+ D Rd5#
1...gxf6 2.Qf3+ D Ke5 3.Rxc5+ A Rd5#

Nice mechanism for the four-fold rotation of 2nd and 3rd white moves. It is important to move bK fom d5 as black rook can only interefere with white checking linemovers on that square. Black defences twice allow bK to enter the e-column, axb5 blocks.

s#3 (12+13)

Milos Tomasevic
3rd HM feenschach 1984

1.Sd6! th. 2.Be2+ Qxe2#
1...f1B 2.Qe2+ Bxe2#
1...f1S 2.Qd2+ Sxd2#
1...Rg4 2.Be4+ Rxe4#
1...Rb3 2.Rc3+ Rxc3#
1...Sb3 2.Rd2+ Sxd2#

5 dentists on 3 lines. Were anytime more of them shown?

s#2 (9+14)

René J. Millour
Comm feenschach 1979

1.h8L! Ka5 2.a8L+ Kb6 3.b8L+ Kc5 4.c8L+ Kd4 5.d8L+ Kxe3 6.e8L+ Kf2 7.f8L+ Kg3 8.g8L+ Kh3=

Stalemate as an aim is quite handy when it comes to promotions to various types of hoppers. Promoting side stalemates itself by having all jumps away blocked as here.

s=8 (11+2)
1+0 locust

Kjell Widlert
Hans Peter Rehm

4897 Die Schwalbe X 1984

1.a8Q+? a1Q!

1.h8B? th. 2.g8Q/R+ g1Q 3.Bf6#,
but 1...g1Q!

1.g8Q+? g1Q!

1...g1R 2.h8B th. 3.Bf6#,
2...a1B 3.a8Q+ h1Q 4.Sg2#
2...Rxe5 3.Bf6+ Re7+ 4.Bxe7#

Black pa2 guards both possible mating promotions at a8, pg2 guards promotions at g8. In the try 1.h8B? White prepares two-move threat, but Black has enough time to promote strong Queen at g1. Therefore it is necessary to order plans well. First Holst promotion at g1 is forced, then at a1 and a8Q+? is then defended by newly acquied defence h1Q. When we consider 1.a8Q+? a1Q!, 2...a1B 3.a8Q+ h1Q, can it be considered the Palitsch form of Dresden theme?

#4 (8+10)

Steen Christensen
feenschach 1986

11.Kxa7 25.Kxc5 26.Kxd6 27.Kc5 32.d1=N 33.Nb5 34.Nh8 gxh8=N=

1+1 nightrider promotion. Black one is motivated by need to get to h8 as quickly as possible, white by need to guard d6 and b5.

ser-h=34 (9+3)
3+0 nightrider

Comments to Juraj Lörinc.
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