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Andernach-Grasshopper Helpmate Solution

Dan Meinking
StrateGems 2002



1...Ke1! 2.Bb3 AGb4(wBb3) 3.Kg2! AGb2(bBb3) 4.Bd5 AGh2 5.Kh1 Kf1 6.Bg2+ AGf2(wBg2)#

3x bB color-changes, switchbacks by both kings. C.C. Frankiss writes: Clear that AG must guard h2 and there is only one way to achieve this. Good use of this piece and perhaps other composers will try their hand.

The final position is shown in the diagram below:


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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 14th, 2002.