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Orphan Helpmate Solution

David L. Brown
British Chess Magazine, 1972

Orphan Problem


1.b1N h8O 2.a1Q+ Oc3#

Brown writes: The mating Orphan has dual powers and the two effecting Black pieces are paralyzed: Black can't play 3.N:c3? (pinned!) nor 3.Q:c3?, both because of the e1O. The Mate is by a single Orphan outside the bK-field without doublecheck. The d8O stops cooks.

The final position is shown in the diagram below:

Orphan Problem Solution

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This is an item in the Piececlopedia: an overview of different (fairy) chess pieces.
Written by Benjamin C Good.
WWW page created: August 21st, 2002.