Arieh Grinblat


Arieh Grinblat
1st Pr. Israel Ring Ty 1956

#2 10+7
1...Sd3 a 2.Sc2 A #
1...Sc4 b 2.Sf3 B #
1...Rd5 c 2.Qxd5#
1...Re4 d 2.Qxe4#
1...Re7,f7 2.Qd5#

1.Qa6! [2.Qf6#]
1...Sd3 a 2.Qxd3#
1...Sc4 b 2.Qxc4#
1...Rd5 c 2.Sc2 A #
1...Re4 d 2.Sf3 B #
1...Re7,f7 2.Qd6#

Themes: Ideal Rukhlis, Mate changes 5, Self-blocks
Arieh Grinblat
1 Pr StrateGems 2005

#3 13+12

1.Qxf6? [2.e6+ Qe5 3.Qxe5#]
1...Rxe5 2.Ne7 [3.Rc4#] b5 3.Nc6#
1...Qxe5 2.Rc7 [3.Bc3#]
But 1...Re6!

1.Qxf5! [2.Nf3+ exf3 3.Qd3#]
1...Rxe5 2.Rc4+ Kd5 3.Ne7#
1...Qxe5 2.Bc3+ Kxc5 3.Rc7#

Complete reversal of 2nd and 3rd moves between try and solution combined with pin mates and self-pins.

Arieh Grinblat
3 Pr Uralsky Problemist 2008

#4 6+11
1.Rh7! [2.Rxd7#]
1...Re7 2.Nc3+ Kc4+ 3.Ne4+ Kd5 4.Nxf6#
1...Be7 2.Nf4+ Kd6+ 3.Ng2+ Kd5 4.Ne3#

A combination of Grimshaw, cross checks and battery mates.

Arieh Grinblat
2 Pr Martin-Zilina 2004-05

#3 10+12
1.Kf7! [2.Rfxd4+ Nxd4/cxd4 3.Qd8/Qa8#]
1...Nf5 2.Qa8+ Kxe5 3.Re4#
1...Qa3 2.Qd8+ Kxe5 3.Rf3#
1...Qxf4+ 2.Bxf4 [3.Qa8,Qd8#]

Transfer of moves between threat mates, second move variations and a double threat in combination with battery play.