No.1274 (PH)

Peter Harris
(South Africa)


Original Fairy problems
October’2017 – March’2018

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No.1274 Peter Harris
South Africa

original – 18.02.2018

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black royal dgb1 black rb2 white royal dgb8 white rb7 pb5

hs#3.5         2 solutions            (3+2)
Anti-Circe Cheylan
Royal b8 b1
Double Grasshopper b1, b8

4 Responses to No.1274 (PH)

  1. shankar ram says:

    Paul Raican reports an accurate(and I assume unique!) hs#4 solution:
    So, the stipulation can be changed to hs#4**.

  2. shankar ram says:

    Sorry, Paul!
    You’re right. The move numbering confused me.
    So, it’s actually a hs#3.5 with 2 solutions and 1 set play: +

    Maybe the numbering in such cases should be like:
    2.Rf7+ rDGg8 3.b6 rDGa6 4.Rc7+ Rxb6(Rb6→h8)#
    1…Rb3 2.Re7 rDGf8 3.b6 rDGa6 4.Rc7+ Rxb6
    1…Rf2+ 2.rDGg1 Rf8 3.Rc7 rDGd8 4.Rc8+ Rf1#

    This set play could also work as a 3rd solution, if “stationary moves” are allowed!:
    1…rDGb1-b1! 2.Rf7+ rDGg8 3.b6 rDGa6 4.Rc7+ Rxb6(Rb6→h8)#

    Maybe Peter *did* notice this set play but decided not to indicate it.

  3. Joost de HeerJoost says:

    Set play is virtually the same as the first solution, so it doesn’t add a thing.

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