No.1283 (VC&SKB)

Vlaicu Crișan (Romania) &
S.K.Balasubramanian (India)

Original Fairy problems
October’2017 – March’2018

No.1283 Vlaicu Crișan &

Romania / India

original – 10.03.2018

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white Ke5 Rg6 Bd7 Pb2b3f2 black Kd3 Rg4 Sb5g3 Ba7 Pc6e2f7g7

hs#3.5          2 solutions             (6+9)

3 Responses to No.1283 (VC&SKB)

  1. Seetharamanseetharaman says:

    This is a good problem. It just uses the same tactic used by Dragoun. My criticism (as I already told Bala) is that active pinning or selfpinning of black pieces seems more like a helpmate theme — Of course used here nicely in a hs#

  2. Vlaicu Crisan says:

    To my suprise, most of the participants to the 45th Latvian Chess Solving Championship 2018 failed to solve a very similar looking problem (no 7 in the 1st round). Solvers, next time you should read and solve Julia’s Fairies as mandatory preparation for the competition! 🙂

    • JuliaJulia says:

      Vlaicu, thank you for the cute comment and for following our events!
      I guess JF might look too scaring to Latvian solvers 🙂 Even HS# genre was!
      But seriously, what I have found is that in online databases it is complicated to get selections of HS# problems without any fairy pieces/conditions. Any suggestions maybe? Aha, same on JF too, in the Search original problems I don’t have the “exclude” option.
      No.7 from the 45th Latvian solving championship
      Michal Dragoun
      Tzuica 2008
      1st Prize
      1.Le6 Th3 2.Ld7 Th6 3.Tf4+ [@] L×f4
      1.T×c5 Lc1 2.Tc7 La3 3.Ld3+ [@] T×d3
      @ = 3, @@ = 5

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