# No.402 (SS)

 No.402Semion Shifrin (Israel) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December   →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2013(III) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.402 by Semion Shifrin – Rich and interesting strategical play! (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.

NAO(NA): Moves along a straight line on squares lying a Knight’s move away from each other (as Nightrider), but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

 No.402 Semion Shifrin Israel original-27.10.2013   hs#4           b) VAa8→e3           (8+8)LEO a5 ; PAOs: e2, f6 ;VAOs: a8, f5, f8 ; NAO c5     Solutions: (click to show/hide)   a) 1. Bg1 PAe7 2. Kf2 VAf3 3. LEa8 VA5e4 4. NAa6+ VAxa8 # b) 1. NAg3 VAc1 2. LEc5 VAb1+ 3. Ke4 PAd2 4. NAe2+ c2 # (C+ by Popeye 4.63 and WinChloe 3.24) Critical antibatteries moves (x6) – theme WCCT-9, Umnov (x3), Paradox : both sides use the same critical square (e4): in the first solution – black (double!) , in the second –white, and wK gets mate on this square. (Author)

### 2 Responses to No.402 (SS)

1. Kjell Widlert says:

Something seems to be wrong in the diagram, because b4 is not guarded (b3 is doubly guarded instead). Most likely, VAg8 should be at f8 (C+).

• Julia says:

True.. my mistake! VAg8->f8. Corrected! (What has happened to me yesterday? I’ve made some mistakes in all of yesterday’s publications! My apologizes to all authors!)
Thank you, Kjell!