Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (I): January – April
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No.230 – #2 by Václav Kotěšovec – An interesting interpretation of Lacny theme, using Royal Zebra. (JV)
No.231 – h#7 by Václav Kotěšovec – A fine Miniature with excellent play of the Fairy duet Grasshopper-Kangaroo. (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.
Rookhopper: As Grasshopper, but moves on Rook lines only.
Bishophopper: As Grasshopper, but moves on Bishop lines only.
Zebra – (2,3) Leaper
Locust (L): moves on Q-lines but only by capturing an enemy unit, arriving on the square immediately beyond that unit, which must be vacant.
Rook-Locust (LR): Moves like Locust, but on Rook-lines only.
Bishop-Locust (LB): Moves like Locust, but on Bishop-lines only.
Nightrider(N): A Rider along a straight line on squares lying a Knight`s move away from each other.
Kangaroo (KA): Moves along Queen-lines like a Grasshopper, but over 2 hurdles (which may or may not stand on adjacent squares) to the square immediately beyond the second hurdle. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdles are not affected.
Anti-Andernach:A piece (excluding King) changes its color after any non-capturing move. After capture, the piece retains its color. Rooks on a1, h1, a8 and h8 can be used for castling, provided the usual other rules for that move are satisfied. After castling, Rooks do not change color, If White makes a non-capturing move with neutral or halfneutral piece, that piece becomes black and vice versa.
PWC: When a capture is made, the captured unit (except a King) is replaced on the square the capturing unit just leaves. A Pawn is immovable on its 1st rank.
No.230 Václav Kotěšovec
Royal Zebra f3
Rookhoppers: a6, e5, h1
Bishophoppers: d5, f8
a) 1.BHg2! Z.
1. – RHc1 a 2.Ke2# A
1. – c5 b 2.Sd:e5# B
1. – RHd6 c 2.Sc:e5# C
1. – BHh6 d 2.Sg:e5# D
b) 1.BH:b3! Z.
1. – RHc1(w) a 2.Sd:e5# B
1. – c5 (w) b 2.Sc:e5# C
1. – RHd6(w) c 2.Sg:e5# D
1. – BHh6(w) d 2.Ke2# A
Cyclic change of 4 mates (Lacny theme in 4 variations). (Author)
No.231 Václav Kotěšovec
h#7 3 solutions (2+3)
I. 1.Kc3 Ke4 2.Qd4+ K:f4(KAe4) 3.Q:g1(Gd4) Ke5 4.Kb2 K:e4(KAe5) 5.Ka1 Kd3 6.Qb1+ Kc3 7.KAb2 Kb3#
II. 1.Qd7 K:f4(KAf3) 2.Kc5 Ke5 3.Kb6 Ga7 4.Q:a7(Gd7) Kd6 5.Kb7 Gd5 6.Ka8 Kc6 7.KAb7 Kc7#
III. 1.Qb6 Kg4 2.Ke3 Kf5 3.Kf2 Ke4 4.Kg2 K:f4(KAe4) 5.K:g1(Gg2) Kf3 6.Kh1 G:e4(KAg2) 7.Qg1 Kg3#
No.230.1 Václav Kotěšovec & Nikola Predrag
Czech Republic / Croatia
Version of No.230, 28.01.2013
Royal Zebra e3
Rook-Locusts: a2, a8
1. – RHb1 a 2.Kd2# A
1. – b5 b 2.Scxd5# B
1. – BLc6 c 2.Sbxd5# C
1. – RHh1 d 2.Sxg4# D
1. – h5 e 2.Nxf5# E
1. – KAg6 f 2.Sxf5# F
1. – RHb1(w) a 2.Scxd5# B
1. – b5(w) b 2.Sbxd5# C
1. – BLc6(w) c 2.Sxg4# D
1. – RHh1(w) d 2.Nxf5# E
1. – h5(w) e 2.Sxf5# F
1. – KAg6(w) f 2.Kd2# A