April Fools Problems from Pal Benko

GM Pal Benko recently contributed Apri Fools problems to the April edition of Chess Life Magazine, in which you are challenged to construct checkmates. Here find another type of wacky problem, helpmates and help stalemates where both parties cooperate.  But only Black makes the preparation moves , so White can deliver a mate or stalemate in the last move to Black. The solutions are illustrated with White moving her knight back and forth. Don’t be an April fool ! You can solve them easily.

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Serial helpstalemate in 11

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Serial helpstalemate in 11

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     Serial helpstalemate in 11

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Serial helpstalemate in 11

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Serial helpstalemate in 9

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Serial helpmate in 11

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