# No.287 (EM)

 No.287 Emmanuel Manolas (Greece) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (I): January – April →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2013(I) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.287 by Emmanuel Manolas –  Long white K-series combined with surprising R-promotion! (JV)

Definition:

Series Auto-stalemate in N moves (Ser-!=N): Plays only White and after a series of N moves it is stalemate.

 No.287 Emmanuel Manolas Greece original-25.03.2013   Ser-!=30                                    (2+14)   Solution: (click to show/hide)   1.Kc8 2.Kb8 3.Ka7 4.Kb6 5.Ka5 6.Kb4 7.Ka3 8.Ka2 9.Kb1 10.Kc1 11.Kd1 12.Ke1 13.Kf1 14.Kg1 15.Kxh1 16.Kh2 17.Kg3 18.Kf4 19.Kxg5 20.Kf4 21.g5 22.gxf6 23.f7 24.f8=R 25.Rxf5 26.Re5 27.Ke4 28.Kd3 29.Rg5 30.Rxg6 auto=   Royal march, zigzag. Pawn Circuit. In move 27 the wK goes to a square initially guarded by four black forces. (Author)

### 3 Responses to No.287 (EM)

1. seetharaman says:

Very interesting white minimal! I thought Auto stalemate is a condition with limited scope. It is nice that such nice play is possible!

2. Janos Mikitovics says:

Here is a setting from No.287 with two solutions / fairy conditions:

White Kd3
Black Qh8 Kd6 Re6 Pd5 Ph5 Pg3 Bh1
Neutral Pe2
a) ser-!=13 ( 1 + 8 + 1 )
PWC
b) +bRg5 ser-!=14 ( 1 + 9 + 1 )
KoBul Kings

a) 1.Kd3-c2 ! 2.nPe2-e4 3.nPe4*d5 [+bPe4] 4.nPd5*e6 [+bRd5] 5.nPe6-e7 6.nPe7-e8=nR ! 7.nRe8-b8 8.nRb8*h8 [+bQb8] 9.nRh8*h5 [+bPh8] 10.nRh5-h7 11.nRh7*h1 [+bBh7] 12.nRh1-e1 13.nRe1*e4 [+bPe1=bQ] !=

b) 1.Kd3-d2 ! 2.nPe2-e4 3.Kd2-e3 4.Ke3-f4 5.nPe4*d5 6.nPd5*e6 [bK=rR] 7.nPe6-e7 8.nPe7-e8=nB ! 9.nBe8-d7 10.nBd7-g4 11. Kf4*g3 [brR=rK] 12.Kg3-h2 13.nBg4*h5 14.Kh2*h1 [brK=rB] !=

3. What can I say?
seetharamanan, thanks!
Janos Mikitovics, you have exceptional abilities.