**Published 1. July, Final version on 1. August**

white Pa4f5c3d3 Ke2 Rc8 Se8g6
black Qh1 Pb4b5h4g7 Kd5 Rg4h2 Bf2h5

**h#2**
4 solutions (8+10)

FEN: 2R1N3/6p1/6N1/1p1k1P1b/Pp4rp/2PP4/4Kb1r/7q

(C+ by Popeye)

white Qh7 Pe5b4 Sc6g5 Rd8 Ka1
black Pb7e7e6h6c4c3e3f3 Sd6f5 Re2 Kd3

**h#2**
4 solutions (7+12)

FEN: 3R4/1p2p2Q/2Nnp2p/4PnN1/1Pp5/2pkpp2/4r3/K7

(C+ by Popeye)

white Pf2 Kc2 Be7 Se2g4
black Rh3f8 Kd5 Bc4 Sg6b5 Pe6f5e3a2h4

**h#2**
4 solutions (5+11)

FEN: 5r2/4B3/4p1n1/1n1k1p2/2b3Np/4p2r/p1K1NP2/8

(C+ by Popeye)

white Ke3 Rg5 Sg3 Bh2f3
black Ba2 Kd6 Qd1 Pb6b4 Sb3a5 Rh7h1

**h#2**
4 solutions (5+9)

FEN: 8/7r/1p1k4/n5R1/1p6/1n2KBN1/b6B/3q3r

(C+ by Popeye)

white Qa4 Kd1 Bc1
black Pb5d7e4f7h5 Kf5 Rf6 Be6h2

**h#2**
4 solutions (3+9)

FEN: 8/3p1p2/4br2/1p3k1p/Q3p3/8/7b/2BK4

(C+ by Popeye)

white Ph5h4d2b3 Kb5 Bd7b2 Sf7
black Ba1d3 Ke4 Qf4 Pc4b6b7e3 Sh3 Rg6c2

**h#2**
4 solutions (8+11)

FEN: 8/1p1B1N2/1p4r1/1K5P/2p1kq1P/1P1bp2n/1BrP4/b7

(C+ by Popeye)

white Qa8 Pa7d6f5g5b3 Kc7 Re7d5 Be5
black Qa4 Pa6c3 Sg8 Rd8 Ke4

**h#2**
4 solutions (10+6)

FEN: Q2r2n1/P1K1R3/p2P4/3RBPP1/q3k3/1Pp5/8/8

(C+ by Popeye)

white Pa4e6 Kb7 Rb5 Sc5
black Bh8h1 Kc4 Qg7 Pd3d4c3a3d7b6e4f6 Sd1c8 Rf7e7

**h#2**
4 solutions (5+16)

FEN: 2n4b/1K1prrq1/1p2Pp2/1RN5/P1kpp3/p1pp4/8/3n3b

(C+ by Popeye)

white Pg4f4f5e2d4c4 Sf3g6 Re7 Kg1 Bb6
black Bg2b8 Ke3 Qe4 Pd3c3b7d7d6 Sh1e6 Rb5b4

**h#2**
4 solutions (11+13)

FEN: 1b6/1p1pR3/1B1pn1N1/1r3P2/1rPPqPP1/2ppkN2/4P1b1/6Kn

(C+ by Popeye)

white Kg1 Re1h4 Se4b7
black Bb1h8 Kd5 Qa1 Pd4c3f5f7d7c6 Se5 Rf6h5

**h#2**
4 solutions (5+13)

FEN: 7b/1N1p1p2/2p2r2/3knp1r/3pN2R/2p5/8/qb2R1K1

(C+ by Popeye)

white Qb1 Ka1 Re1
black Ph2d6d7b5 Kg8 Rh1

**h#2**
4 solutions (3+6)

FEN: 6k1/3p4/3p4/1p6/8/8/7p/KQ2R2r

(C+ by Popeye)

white Pd4 Kd2 Rg5 Bb5
black Pf4e5c4 Kd5 Be7h3 Sa7

**h#2**
4 solutions (4+7)

FEN: 8/n3b3/8/1B1kp1R1/2pP1p2/7b/3K4/8

(C+ by Popeye)

white Qf7 Pc6 Kh3 Re6
black Bf8 Kc5 Qd7 Pb7b6d4 Sg7a7 Rd8

**h#2**
4 solutions (4+9)

FEN: 3r1b2/np1q1Qn1/1pP1R3/2k5/3p4/7K/8/8

(C+ by Popeye)

white Kh2 Pc4a3e3f3a4 Ba5 Rc8 Sg2
black Qf4 Pb3 Kd3 Be1 Sg3b2

**h#2**
4 solutions (9+6)

FEN: 2R5/8/8/B7/P1P2q2/Pp1kPPn1/1n4NK/4b3

(C+ by Popeye)

white Pa5e7h7 Ka2 Be5d7 Sb5c3
black Pa4 Kb4 Be8h8

**h#2**
4 solutions (8+4)

FEN: 4b2b/3BP2P/8/PN2B3/pk6/2N5/K7/8

(C+ by Popeye)

white Pg4h7 Se2d7 Bg6 Kg1 Rc4
black Bd4f1 Ke4 Qg8 Pf7b5c5c2f3 Se3 Rf5

**h#2**
4 solutions (7+11)

FEN: 6q1/3N1p1P/6B1/1pp2r2/2Rbk1P1/4np2/2p1N3/5bK1

(C+ by Popeye)

white Rf3 Kc4 Bc2g7 Pg3h6
black Rf4a3 Kf5 Be4c1 Pd4g6h5

**h#2**
4 solutions (6+8)

FEN: 8/6B1/6pP/5k1p/2Kpbr2/r4RP1/2B5/2b5

(C+ by Popeye)

white Qa3 Pb4b5c4g4h3 Ka2
black Ke6 Pd5d4e7f6g6a7 Bc5f5 Re5d6 Sc7

**h#2**
4 solutions (7+12)

FEN: 8/p1n1p3/3rkpp1/1Pbprb2/1PPp2P1/Q6P/K7/8

(C+ by Popeye)

*Two pairs of solutions in h#2 present some kind of opposite tactical effects. Composers
are free to use their imagination with a help of following examples.*

*3.Pr. Sakkélet 1997*

white Ph3 Kf8 Re8 Bh4b1
black Pg6g5d4f2 Kf4 Bc4c1

**h#2 ** 4.1.1.1

1.Kf4-f3 Re8-e1 2.Bc1-f4 Bb1-e4 # 1.f2-f1=R Bb1*g6 2.Rf1-f3 Re8-e4 # 1.Bc4-e2 Bb1-e4 2.Kf4-e3 Bh4*g5 # 1.g5-g4 Re8-e4 + 2.Kf4-f5 h3*g4 #

*In the 1 ^{st} pair wR & wB support each other to allow mates on e4.
In the 2^{nd} pair wR & wB interfere with each other on the critical square e4.*

*2.Pr. Problemist Ukraini 2015*

white Ph5g4 Kd7 Rd6 Bd4
black Bg7 Kg5 Qb4 Pc7c5f5h3e2 Sc4c2 Rh7d2

**h#2 ** 4.1.1.1

1.f5-f4 Bd4-f2 2.Sc2-d4 Rd6-g6 # 1.Kg5-h4 Rd6-g6 2.Sc4-d6 Bd4-f2 # 1.c7*d6 Bd4-e5 2.Kg5-h6 Be5-f4 # 1.c5*d4 Rd6-d5 2.Kg5-f6 Rd5*f5 #

*In the 1 ^{st} pair of solutions black “liquidates” thematic white pieces.
In the 2^{nd} pair black “revives” the same white pieces through unpinning.*

*1.Pr. J. Elbaz 60 JT 2017*

white Qd2 Pa5d5 Kh6 Bg5
black Pa6b5c3 Kc4 Bf3c1 Sb2 Rg2

**h#2 ** 4.1.1.1

1.Kc4-b4 Qd2-f4+ 2.Kb4*a5 Bg5-d8 # 1.Bf3-d1 Bg5-e3 2.Bd1-b3 Qd2-d4 # 1.Kc4-c5 Qd2-d3 2.Rg2-d2 Bg5-e7 # 1.Bf3*d5 Bg5-f6 2.Rg2-g5 Qd2*c3 #

*White avoids self-pin (see dual-avoidance moves) in the 1 ^{st} pair. In the 2^{nd}
pair white allows self-pin (counting on unpinning by black).*

Zoran Gavrilovski (MKD)

Živko Janevski (MKD)

Marko Klasinc (SLO)

Vasyl Kryzhanivskyi (UKR)

Luis Miguel Martín (ESP)

Vitaly Medintsev (RUS) 2

Dieter Müller (GER) 2

Emanuel Navon (ISR) 2

Abdelaziz Onkoud (MAR)

Aleksandr Semenenko (UKR)

Anatoly Skripnik (RUS) 2

Nikola Stolev (MKD)

Menachem Witztum (ISR) 2

*3-4.Pr. Problemist Ukraini 2015*

white Pf2e2f3h5d6 Kc2 Ba2b6 Rf7
black Pb4g5g7d7 Sf4d8 Bg2 Ke5 Rb5

**h#2 ** 4.1.1.1

1.Rb5-d5 e2-e4 2.Rd5*d6 Rf7-f5 # 1.Sd8-b7 e2-e3 2.Sb7*d6 Bb6-d4 # 1.Rb5*b6 Rf7-f5 + 2.Ke5-d4 e2-e3 # 1.Sd8*f7 Bb6-d4 + 2.Ke5-f5 e2-e4 #

*
Pr. The Problemist 2007
Album FIDE 2007-09
*

white Pc4f4 Kd8 Ba8g7 Se5 Rg3
black Bh8 Kd4 Qh6 Pe7b5b3 Sc1 Rd2

**h#2 ** 4.1.1.1

1.Sc1-d3 Ba8-d5 2.Sd3-c5 Se5-c6 # 1.b5*c4 Se5-f3 + 2.Kd4-d3 Sf3-d4 # 1.Qh6*f4 Se5-c6 + 2.Kd4-e4 + Sc6-d4 # 1.Qh6-c6 Rg3-c3 2.Qc6-c5 Se5-f3 #

*
2. Pr. MAT 1980
Album FIDE 1980-82
*

white Qh8 Pg5a4f4 Kf8 Rc8d4 Bc4
black Qh3 Pg6b3d3e3 Kc3 Be2

**h#2 ** 2.1.1.1

1.Qh3*c8 + Rd4-d8 + 2.Kc3*c4 Qh8-d4 # 1.Qh3*h8 + Bc4-g8 + 2.Kc3*d4 Rc8-c4 #

*Probleemblad 1993*

white Qe8 Pd5c4 Kc7 Re6f5 Bg6e5
black Bf7 Ke4 Qg8 Pb7d4f4g4 Sc6h6 Rh7c5

**h#2 ** 2.1.1.1

1.Bf7*e6 + Rf5-f7 + 2.Ke4*e5 Qe8*e6 # 1.Bf7*g6 + Be5-g7 + 2.Ke4*f5 Qe8*g6 #

*
1.Pr. Schach-Echo 1970-I
Album FIDE 1968-70
*

white Pc5 Sg4b3 Bg8 Ke1 Rd1
black Bd4 Kd5 Qg6 Pe2 Sc6 Re6

**h#2 ** b)Sb3→g7

a) 1.Qg6-d3 Bg8-h7 2.Bd4-e5 Sg4-e3 # b) wSb3-->g7 1.Qg6-f7 Rd1-c1 2.Re6-e5 Sg4-f6 #

*The Problemist 2016*

white Qg2 Kf8 Bd7
black Pg6c5f3g3 Re4 Ba6d4 Ke3

**h#2 **4.1.1.1

1.Bd4-e5 Bd7-b5 2.Ke3-d4 Qg2-d2 # 1.Re4-e5 Bd7-g4 2.Ke3-e4 Qg2*f3 # 1.Ke3-f4 Qg2-b2 2.Bd4-e3 Qb2-f6 # 1.Ke3-d3 Bd7-a4 2.Re4-e3 Qg2-c2 #