A helpmate has at least two pairs of solutions, each pair showing a separate theme, i.e. any combination of motifs which occupies at least 3 of the 4 half moves. Each pair should in itself be a good helpmate, but the pairs should be clearly distinct, yet forming a coherent whole.

Alias: Helpmate of the future.

Pachl, Franz

The Problemist, HOTF Ty, 2003

1st Prize

Example: HOTF
h#2 2.1... (7+10)
b) bQd4

1.fxe5 Rc5 2.exd4 Bc4#
1.Rxd5 Bf4 2.Rxd4 Re3#
1.Ke3 Bg6 2.Qf4 Bd4#
1.Kc4 Rb8 2.Qc5 Rd4#

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 4R2r/3r1B2/2n2p1b/3RB3/1p1P2b1/3k1n2/2p5/1N5K

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