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George Duke wrote on 2010-11-20 UTC
Have problemists looked at earliest mate for each piece-type? Probably not all of them. In Ortho-Chess, Black Queen mates in two, White three, and King's Bishops three. What would be the earliest Helpmates for Queen's Bishops, for Knights, for Rooks? What is the earliest either White Rook can mate with black cooperating. Then each Pawn would have its own duration too to Helpmate. /// So, if there are 10 or 20 of these problems to pose and answer for Ortho-Chess, there would be another 20 for each and every CV. For example, what is the earliest Rococo Advancer mates? And Rococo Advancer Pawn alone checkmating by obverse bad play. Other pieces' covering escape routes would allow liberality and multiply the problems suggested by two; the pure play would require opponent's pieces occupying the squares adjacent the King.

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