# No.356 (DF)

 No.356 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.356 by Dominique Forlot  – A nice Masand-Miniature with AUW! (JV)

Masand: A unit which moves and actively checks changes the colour of all the units – enemy and its own (not Ks) – which it observes after the move. A checking rear (non-moving) piece of a battery would not recolour the units it observes.

 No.356 Dominique Forlot France original-10.08.2013   h#2                2 solutions             (4+3)Masand   Solutions: (click to show/hide)   I. 1.d2-d1=B g7-g8=Q 2.Bd1-b3 Qg8-e6[e2=b][b3=w][d7=w] # II. 1.Ke7-e8 g7-g8=S 2.d2-d1=R[d7=w] + Be2-h5[d1=w] # (C+ by Popeye 4.63)   A Miniature illustrating the condition Masand. (GMI Petko Petkov , feenschach, 2001). Both solutions, easy to solve, show an AUW without capture. (Author).

### 4 Responses to No.356 (DF)

1. seetharaman says:

Very nice AUW. Interesting Masand effects. I like the second solution with cross check effect.

2. S. K. Balasubramanian says:

I think Rex inclusive may also be possible in this type provided the checking piece checks both the kings simultaneously.

3. Nikola Predrag says:

Completely useless white piece Be2 in one solution is a serious flaw and wBa5 is a poorly used white piece. Twinning would be more acceptable, for instance:
(W: Pe7 Bc2 Ke1; B: Bb8 Sb7 Kc7 Pb2; Twin b)-wBc2)

or perhaps more interesting possibility with a capture of wB by bB which becomes wB in the end:
W:Pd7,Bd4,Kg1; B:Ba8,Sa7,Kb7,Pa2;H#2;b)wKg1>h1;Masand
a) 1.Kb8 d8S 2.a1R[a7=w]+ Be5[a1=w]#
b) 1.a1B d8Q 2.Bxd4 Qb6[d4=w][a7=w]#

4. Dominique Forlot says: