# Original Problems (63)

## Original Problems (page 63)

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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I’m very pleased to welcome at the site world-known French composer, GM Jean-Marc Loustau! Please see 2 nice direct mate problems where  thematic mates are given by one and the same unit:

No.119 – #2 A super thematic activity of white LEOg4 ! (JV)

No.120 – #2 This thematic mechanism is analogical to No.119 but with a different alphabetical “formula”.  (JV)

Definitions:

LEO(LE): Moves as Queen, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

PAO(PA): Moves as Rook, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

VAO(VA): Moves as Bishop, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

You can сlick on “Solutions” to show or hide the solutions!

 No.119 Jean-Marc LOUSTAU France original – 02.09.2012   #2                                                (7+11) LEOs: LEg4, LEh3 PAOs: PAa6, PAb2, PAb5  VAOs: VAa4, VAc4, VAe2     Solution: (click to show/hide)   1 LEh7? threats 2 LExc4# A 1… VAcd3 2 LExa4# B 1… Be4 2 LExe4# C But 1… Bd3!   1.f5! threats 2 LExa4# B 1… VAcd3 2 LEe4# C (2 LEc4+? VAxc4!) 1… Be4 2 LExc4# A     Shedej theme (Dombro-Lacny) with 3 mates by the same unit. (Author) No.120 Jean-Marc LOUSTAU France original – 02.09.2012   #2                                                (11+6) LEO LEa5 PAOs: PAb1, PAc6, PAe5  VAOs: VAg2, VAh1     Solution: (click to show/hide)   1 Bc5? # threats 2 LExd5 A 1… d4 2 LEb5# B (2 LExf5??) But 1… PAb5!   1. Rb3? threats 2 LEb5# B 1… d4 2 LExf5# C (2 LEd5+? VAxd5!) But 1… PAxb4!   1 PAe~? threats 2 LExf5# C But 1… PAf1! So (white correction): 1 PAe1!! threats 2 LExf5# C 1… d4 2 LEd5# A By play: 1… f4 2 VAh3#!     Ukrainian theme (cyclic Le Grand) with 3 mates by the same unit.   Another try: 1 LEa8? threats 2 LExd5 A But 1… d4! (1 VAh3? threats 2 PAc~# but 1… PAxb6! 1 b7? PAxb7+! with other uses of the black Pao)   (Author)

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### 6 Responses to Original Problems (63)

1. seetharaman says:

119 and 120: These two are superb problems showing the Cyclone Theme. The more I look at them, more I like them. Well done Jean-Marc Loustau.

2. shankar ram says:

Hmm… Seems like I’ve heard of these themes before.. 🙂

• seetharaman says:

Yes Shankar ram ! 120 reminds me of your 3rd WCCT First place showing the same theme (with Chinese pieces 🙂 ) in combination with black correction !

But I believe these two will figure in top list of any other Judge too !!

3. Jean-Marc says:

Thanks a lot for these nice comments!
Narayan: Sure, you know these themes! Cyclone contains almost 40 problems by you, about half of them being Ukrainian!!!
Hope we’ll see again many of your problems in the future!

• seetharaman says:

Hope we’ll see again many of your problems in the future!
Amen ! 🙂

• shankar ram says:

tels étaient les jours, mon ami ..
for KS: அந்த நாள் ஞாபகம் நேன்சிலே வந்ததே, நண்பனே..