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Problem 552: Vidadi Zamanov - Helpmate
vidadizam(13.03.2015) The ever popular theme of helpmtes - capture of white pieces - is back again, in combination with another popular theme 'black hideaway'.
 
 
 
 
 
 
552. Vidadi Zamanov (Azerbaijan)
13.03.2015
  (Dedicated to Asmar Ahmadova)    
552
H#2        2 sol.        (8+10)
 
 
1.Qxb6 (1.Q~?) Rxe4+ 2.Kxe4 Qxg4#
1.Qxf4 (1.Q~?) Bxc5+ 2.Kxc5 Qa7#
 
Theme: Active and passive sacrifice of white pieces. Also 9-WCCT. (Author)
 

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+2 #1 Kjell Widlert 2015-03-13 16:48
Useless unpins i B1! Normally, an interesting effect that is not used would be considered a flaw, but here I see it as part of the charm of the problem.
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0 #2 Seetharaman Kalyan 2015-03-13 17:54
Quoting Kjell Widlert:
Useless unpins i B1! Normally, an interesting effect that is not used would be considered a flaw, but here I see it as part of the charm of the problem.

True. Useless unpins make B1 moves real hideaways!
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0 #3 Seetharaman Kalyan 2015-03-14 09:44
I have since added the dedication. Apologies to the composer for omitting it earlier!
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0 #4 Aleksey Oganesjan 2015-03-14 18:41
And also please correct his surname above diagram - Zamanov.
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0 #5 Seetharaman Kalyan 2015-03-14 19:05
Quoting Aleksey Oganesjan:
And also please correct his surname above diagram - Zamanov.

Thanks! Done! I think the 'a' in my keyboard is giving me trouble.
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