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Originals - July 2012 (Part 2)

logo  10 new fairy problems are here! So many new composers - welcome to Vaclav Kotesovec (Czech Republic), Shankar Ram (India), Frank Muller (Germany), Emmanuel Manolas (Greece), Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) and Luis Martin (Spain)!

 

 

 

KoBulChess Originals - July 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

Editor: Diyan Kostadinov IJ (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 

FAIRIES

The definitions of fairy pieces and conditions are on the following link: http://kobulchess.com/en/definitions/fairy-pieces-and-conditions.html

 

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48)

a) 1.Se3=B B:h4=R 2.Ba7=R(+wPd8=wB) Rd4=Q 3.Bb6=R(+bKa4)+ Qc5=S(+wKa6)#

b) 1.Bf3=R B:h4=R 2.Rf7=Q(+wPh8=wR) Rh6=Q 3.Rg8=Q(+bKg6)+ Kg5(+wKg7)#

   A great problem with only 3 pieces on the board, many fairy efects and Forsberg twins (Diyan Kostadinov)

 

49) 1.Sh6=P S:g5=B+ 2.Kd6 B:h6=R+ 3.Se6=P R:e6=Q#

     1.Bf6=S S:f6=B+ 2.Kd6 B:d4=R 3.Se7=P R:d5=Q#

   EinsteinChess fairy play in light position - typically for this author (Diyan Kostadinov)

 

50) 1.Rc2 -> 1.Kg6 2.Rg5 3.Kf5 Bd3#; 1.Bb5 -> 1.Kg5 2.Bg6 3.Kf5 Rc5#

   Complete echo diagonal-ortogonal, Exchange of functions between black pieces and between white pieces, Switchback (Author) Closing and open of lines, selfblocks (Diyan Kostadinov)

 

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51) a) 1.Bb3 Rd4 2.Kc4 Be4 3.Qc5(Bc5?) B:d3#,

      b) 1.Rd7 Bd5 2.Kc6 Re4 3.Bc5(Qc5?) R:f5#
   Unpin of W B/R+Self block, Unpinned W B/R paralyses itself to give flight for BK, paralyses B R/B and unpins W B/R, Closes B B/Q line to c5, BK flight to c4/6, Move by W B/R unpinned by paralysis ,Self block by B Q/B (dual avoidance of self block by B b/Q), Madrasi typical Double Check mate, Orthogonal/Diagonal Echoes (Author) Very nice direct and specific paralysing unpins of white pieces, change of functions and distant selfblocks, ODT (Diyan Kostadinov)

 

52) 1.Qg2 R:g2(bK=rQ) 2.rQh8 g7#, 1.B:e6+ R:e6(bK=rB) 2.rBa7 b6#,

       1.R:c2+ R:c2(bK=rR) 2.rRa4 Rc4#, 1.Kc5 g:h7(bK=rS) 2.a4 Re5#,

       1.Kc5 Re5+ 2.Kb6 b8Q#

   KoBul 5phasic. The bK is mated in each of his 5 possible phases (Author) Another task problem by Emmanuel Manolas with bK 5 phases mates, this time in two moves. You can look also the problem n.10 in KoBulChess TT 2012 Award: http://kobulchess.com/en/tournaments/awards/97-kobulchess-award.html (Diyan Kostadinov)

 

53) 1.Kf4 LIf3 2.Kg3 Kd2 3.Kg2 Ke3 4.Gf2 Ke2 5.Gh2 LId1 6.Kh1 Kf1#

     1.Kd4 Kd1 2.Kc3 Ke2 3.Kb2 Ke3 4.Gf2 LIf1 5.Ga2 Kd2 6.Ka1 Kc1#

     1.Kf5 Kd2 2.Gg5 Ke3 3.Kg6 LIh5 4.Kg7 Kf4 5.Gg8 Kg5 6.Kh8 Kh6#

   Triple echo (Author) Three echo mates on three corners of the board in tanagra position - great! (Diyan Kostadinov)

 

julyfay

54) 1.nPb8nS 2.nSd7 3.nPc7 4.nPc8nQ 5.nQc1 6.nQf4 7.nSe5 8.nPd7 9.nPd8nB 10.nBg5 11.nSf3 12.nPe5 13.nPe6 14.nPe7 15.nPe8nR 16.nRe5 17.nRf5 18.nS:g5+ nQ:g5#

    AUW, miniature clear and nice example of Alphabetical chess (Diyan Kostadinov)

 

55) 1. rGe3 rGg2 2.rGc3 Sd4 3.Se1+ rGg7#; 1.Sf2+ rGh7 2.Se4 Sh4 3.Sg5+ S:g5#

   Problem of ANI type (Diyan Kostadinov)

julyf5

56) 1.rBSPc2-g6 SPa7-a6 2.rBSPg6:g8=rZ SPa6:f1=R 3.BSPa2:a8=G rBSPd7-h3 4.rZg8-e5+ rBSPh3:h1=rAn+ 5.rZe5-g2+ Rf3 = =

   Excelsiors, promotions to reciprocal opposite colour pieces, interesting diagonal double pat position (Author) Paradoxical reciprocal opposite colour pieces promotions and four fairy pawns Excelsiors thank you very much for dedication! (Diyan Kostadinov)

 

julyf4

57) 1.Rd7+ Kg3=R 2.Rh7 Rg6#, 1.Sf4+ Kf2=S 2.Sh5 Sg4#;

     1.g1Q Kd2 2.Qg5+ K:g5=Q#, 1.Sf6 e:f6 2.Rd7+ Kh3=R#

   HOTF: switchbacks & sacrifices (Author) Good 2x2 thematic connected solutions with specific fairy play (Diyan Kostadinov)

 

Your suggestions, comments and new originals are always welcome!

 

Comments  

 
+4 #1 seetharaman 2012-08-28 13:18
No50 is very nice! As it is there are two white moves and three black moves. Perhaps adding another interesting white move will make it a nice H#3.
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+4 #2 seetharaman 2012-08-28 14:20
In No.51 the IM of India shows a perfect match between solutions: Unpins, selfunpin by paralysis and typical Madrasi double check mates ! Very nice problem. Perfect white economy !
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+3 #3 seetharaman 2012-08-28 14:59
No.55. I dont see the point of the second solution. Personally I would prefer related solutions. Can someone explain the merits of ANI problems ?
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+4 #4 dkostadinov 2012-08-28 16:49
ANI means ANti Identical, i.e. both solutions (variations) have different strategic ideas or elements. For example - in last years IGM Petko Petkov present so many times this kind of problems including in his own problems and articles (if I remember correct one his article for ANI problems was published in The Ural Problemist 1-2 years ago)
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+1 #5 seetharaman 2012-09-04 05:22
"ANI means ANti Identical"

@Diyan: My personal view is that the name UNI - is more appropriate. ie. UNInteresting !!
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+1 #6 dkostadinov 2012-09-04 07:32
:) Ram, actually I also do not compose ANI type problems and personally I do not like them, but this is subjective point of view. Some composers like them a lot. Actually they are more paradoxical for the solvers and we can found problems of this kind in many solving competitions.
On the other side - I very like TF problems, where the AntiIdentical elements are doubled and presented in pairs of thematic connected variations (2x2, 2x3, 3x3 etc.) This looks more complete and interesting.
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