No.1288 (PR)

Paul Rãican

Original Fairy problems
October’2017 – March’2018

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No.1288 Paul Rãican

original – 11.03.2018
dedicated to Julia

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white Qf1 Kh5 Rh8 ROe2h4 Pe6f2f4 black Kg7 ROe8 Pe4e7f5f6

s#8                                               (8+6)
Rose e2, h4, e8

3 Responses to No.1288 (PR)

  1. Georgy EvseevGeorgy Evseev says:

    In fact, this is classic “mutual pin” selfmate – traditional setting includes two bishops along the long diagonal.

    Concept is based on mutual zugzwang and the square on thematic line which may be controlled depends on the distance between the pinned units.

    The new part of the problem is the use of white queen which has half of the board at the disposal but makes ragged (at the first glance) moves.

    I would have changed the key, if possible, so that the queen does not guard e2 initially, even if this will to the loss of some tries.

  2. Thomas Maeder says:

    Georgy is refering to this problem:

    Here also, the rook guards g2 in the diagram.

  3. shankar ram says:

    There is a long story somewhere(matplus forum?) about the von Broecker problem – an argentinian composer had discovered the same position later and was heartbroken when shown the anticipation.
    There is a 1933 version using R lines(by V.Hadac). And I did a Nightrider version on cylinder board in the 1980s. A Rose version was waiting to be composed!

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