Original Problems (117)

Original Problems (page 117)

Original fairy problems published during 2012 will participate in the informal tourney JF-2012

The site is mostly about fairies, but h# and s# are also welcomed for publication! Please send your problems to my e-mail: julia@juliasfairies.com

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Welcome to new author, from AustraliaLinden Lyons! I’d like to mention that Linden is young composer, who has started composing fairies, and his start and maybe his favorite piece for now is Grasshopper. Some problems by Linden are shown in the article by Geoff Foster in The Problemist Supplement, March-2012 – “A Path For The Young Composer“. 

No.182 – #2 by Linden Lyons – A rare case when we have fairy #2 here! (JV)


Grasshopper(G): Moves along Q-lines over another unit of either color to the square immediately beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.

No.182 Linden Lyons
#2                                                  (8+9)
Grasshoppers: a2, a7, g7, h1, h3
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

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6 Responses to Original Problems (117)

  1. SeetharamanSeetharaman says:

    Nice problem. Welcome to an obviously talented composer. In a slightly different scheme I think the King tries can be converted as second move continuations of a three-mover. The black rook moves can be obstructions (for example, the move 1….Rf6 now prevents the check 2….Gh4+). Just a thought, I am not sure if a workable scheme can be found.

    • Linden LyonsLinden Lyons says:

      Hi Seetharaman. Thanks for your kind words. I’m intrigued by your idea that this problem can be converted into a three-mover. I’ve never composed a three-mover, so I’d be interested if you’ve any further insights.

      • SeetharamanSeetharaman says:

        Will be happy to give more specific suggestions. Of course what will be used will be only the tries-portion defeated by black checks. So the final result and the required scheme will have to be different. Please send me a mail so that I can send you one or two specific examples and perhaps a scheme (see problem no.166 for my contact info).

  2. Dmitri TurevskiDmitri Turevski says:

    The idea of 1…Rf6 2.Sd4# is very similar to the theme B1 (aka Somov theme) with the only difference that it is arrival effect of the black defense what makes flight to e5 impossible. In which sense it resembles the theme B2. So “theme B1½” maybe? 🙂

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