No.333 (DF)

 No.333 Dominique Forlot (France) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (II): May – August  →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2013(II) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.333 by Dominique Forlot  – Nice to see that condition “Back Home” by Nicolas Dupont is going to become popular! (JV)

Definition of the back-home fairy condition:

a) If a piece can legally move to the square it occupied in the initial position of the problem, it must move to this back-home square.

b) Back-home moves are prevalent to the virtual capture of the opponent King by any piece, i.e. “checks are fairies”.

c) If several back-home moves are legal, the side-on-move chooses which one to play.

d) The back-home square of a Pawn which is promoted during the solution is the initial square of this Pawn.

 No.333 Dominique Forlot France original-10.06.2013 Dedicated to Nicolas Dupont   h#4                3 solutions             (2+5)Back-home   Solutions: (click to show/hide)   a) 1.g1=R d8=Q 2.Rg2 (Back-Home) Qd7 (Back-Home) 3.Rg7 Qg4 4.Bf5( intercept the Queen’s Back-Home ) Q×g7‡ b) 1.g1=B d8=Q 2.Be3 Qd7 (Back-Home) 3.Bh6 Qg4 4.Bg7+(this check made illegal the Queen’s Back-Home) Q×g7‡ c) 1.g1=S d8=Q 2.Se2 Qd7 (Back-Home) 3.Sc3 Qa4 4.Sb5 (intercept the Queen’s Back-Home) Qa8‡ (C+ WinChloe 3.24)   First Black play on the same square Allumwandlung (Author).

One Response to No.333 (DF)

1. dupont says:

Very nice problem, thank you for the kind dedication, Dominique!

I like the promotions setup (Q,r) (Q,b) (Q,s) and the various back-home tricks used in the 3 solutions!