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Originals - June 2012 (Part 2)

logo   This is the second part of KoBulChess Originals for June 2012. Here are 7 new fairy problems. Welcome to Kenneth Solja from Finland!





KoBulChess Originals - June 2012 (Part 2)

Judges for 2012: #2 - GM Milan Velimirovic IJ, #3 - FM Evgeny Fomichev IJ,

S# - GM Petko Petkov IJ, H# - IM Zoran Gavrilovski IJ,

Fairies - IM Manfred Rittirsch IJ

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35) 1.Sfe5 Kb5 2.Be6 Rd7# [3.B:d7/S:d7(wK=rR)?? Self check]

     1.Rc5 Kb3 2.Sd6 Be4# [3.Q:e4/S:e4(wK=rB)? Self check]

Specific KoBul Kings final positions, change of functions, white aristocrat (Diyan Kostadinov).


36) 1…h1R 2.d8B Rh6 3.Bf6+ R:f6(wK=rB)#, 1…h1Q 2.d8S Qh5 3.Sf7+ Q:f7(wK=rS)#

AUW, Meredith, white minimal (Authors)


37) a) 1.Kb6 Ga3 2.Ga6 Kc3 3.Kb5 Gd3# (4.K~,Gc4~??)

       b) 1.Kc6 Ke7 2.Gf8 Kd8 3.Gc8 Kd7# (4.K~??)

Tanagra, black selfblocks (Author) Nice mates with paralised bK according Isardam rules (Diyan Kostadinov)



38) a) 1.AGb5(wAGc4) AGg4(wAGf4) 2.Ke7 AGc8(wSd7)  

3.Bd6 Sf6 4.Kf8 AG4c7(wLd6)#

     b) 1.AGf5(wAGf4) AGb4(wAGc4)+ 2. Kc7 AGd6(wSc5)  

3.AGf4(wAGf5) AGc8(wSd7) 4. K:c8 AGg4(wAGf4)#

Very interesting initial position with black pieces only, which transforms into white during the solutions, Forsberg twins. It is nice example for Section B of the Alaikov – 80 MT 2013 – see announcement on http://kobulchess.com/en/tournaments/announcements/80-venelinalaikov.html (Diyan Kostadinov)


39) 1.BPg6-f7 2.SPe4:h7 3.BSPf3-a8=RH 4.BSPg2-b7 5.Kf3 6.BSPf2-a7 7.RHa8-a6 8.BSPa7-b8=RH 9.RHb8-b6 10.BSPb7-c8=RH 11.RHc8-c6 12.BPc7-d8=RH 13.RHd8-d6 junf414.BPd7-e8=RH 15.RHe8-e6 16.BPe7-f8=RH 17.RHf8-f6 18.BPf7-g8=RH 19.RHg8-g6 20.BPg7-h8=RH 21.RHh8-h6 22.SPh7-h8=NH 23.NHb5 24.NHh2 25.Kg2 26.Kh3 Zugzwang 26…RHg4 =

8 Rook-Hopper and 1 Nightrider-Hopper promotions, open of lines and very good fairy play – a new great fairy seriesmover by the bulgarian maestro! The final position deserves a separate diagram. (Diyan Kostadinov)


40) Withdrawn


41) 1.d2-d6 f7:a2 2.d:e7 a:b1Q! 3.c:d8S! Q:b2 4.S:b7 Q:b7 5.f2:a7 Qb7-d8 6.a:b8Q! Ra2 7.Qb3 Ba3 8.Q:g8+ Ra2:g8 9.R:a3 g7:g2 10.Rg3 d7:d1S! 11.Sf3 Qd2+ 12.Kf2 Sd1:f1 13.Sf3-e3 S:g3 14.Rd1 g2-e1S! 15.h2:g3 h7-h1B! 16.c2-h7 Qc2 17.Bd2 Sd3 18.Bd2:d3 Bc6 19.Be4 Bc6-c5 20.Be4-g5 Bf8.

Ceriani-Frolkin QSss, Phoenix-Pronkin qb. Quickly after publication of problem n.24, I found a cook: 12. …g7:g1R! 13.h2-h3 Rg1-g2 14.Rf3:g2 Sh2 15.R1:h2. Here is the attempt of correction (Author). I really hope that this excellent problem is sound now. (Diyan Kostadinov)


Your suggestions, comments and new originals are always welcome!




+2 #1 dkostadinov 2012-07-20 12:32
Problems 39 and 41 are partially tested only, so the solvers may enjoy to look them more deep.
+3 #2 Nikola Predrag 2012-07-21 15:21
In No.36 bRe4 guards 1 square in one phase but it's only a cookstopper in the other. Could it be improved or would be better some twinning which makes bR participate in the mate in both phases?
+2 #3 dkostadinov 2012-07-21 19:51
Hello Nikola and wellcome in KoBulChess comments! Yes, you are right that in problem n.36 in one phase bRe4 is just cookstopper and this is weakness, but we still can not find the improvement for that. The best will be if it is possible pawns only position, but is it possible? Will be very nice.
+4 #4 Nikola Predrag 2012-07-21 20:27
A rough scheme with bR and a twin:
White Pg7 Kf5
Black Re8 Ph6 Pd5 Kh5 Pg4 Ph4 Pb3 Pc3 Pd2
Twin Move d5 e4
+3 #5 dkostadinov 2012-07-22 14:54
Thank you Nikola for your nice version of n.36! Yes, with twin form some weaknesses are possible to be avoided.

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