# No.483,484 (TP)

 No.483, 484 Thomas Pantalacci (France) Warm welcome to Thomas at Original Problems section of Julia’s Fairies! Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2014 (I): January – April   →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2014(I) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

Welcome to Thomas Pantalacci with two fairy problems:

No.483 – Light demonstration of Patrol fairy condition;

No.484 – Surprising stalemate-finals with Provocation fairy condition.  (JV)

Definitions:

Patrol Chess (Patrouille): A piece can capture or give check only if it is observed by a piece of its own side.

Provocation Chess (Provocateurs): A piece can capture only if it is threatened.

 No.483 Thomas Pantalacci France original-13.01.2014   h#2                2 solutions             (5+3)Patrol     Solutions: (click to show/hide)     I. 1.Bc2 Rd5+ 2.Ke4 Bd2 # II. 1.Bf5 Rd2+ 2.Ke3 Ne4 # (C+ by Popeye 4.63 and WinChloe 3.24) No.484 Thomas Pantalacci France original-13.01.2014   h=3               b) Sf4→e5             (4+3)Provocation     Solutions: (click to show/hide)     a) 1.b1=R Nh5 2.Rb4 Rg1 3.Rh4 Ng4= b) 1.b1=B Ra4 2.Bg6 Rg4 3.Bh5 Ng6= (C+ by WinChloe 3.24)

### 9 Responses to No.483,484 (TP)

1. Kjell Widlert says:

A new name to me, and already two quite good problems!

(483) An economical realization of a very Patrol-specific idea: Black gives his K access to a square by capturing the observer of a white guarding piece; White mates by re-observing that piece.
I suppose you must call both mates models (wSe4 does not guard d2/f2) even though two pieces are observing Rd2 after 3.Kd3? etc. The concept of model mate is not clearly defined in all fairy forms.

(484) I like it that both white pieces restricting the mobility of Black’s piece are also used to guard flights thanks to the attacks from that black piece; a very harmonious concept.

2. shankar ram says:

Yes.. two clear cut ideas realized with harmony and a light touch..
The idea of 483 – the WS and WB mutually activating each other has possibilities for extending into a cycle..
btw.. Bxc2 and Bxf5.. not Bc2 and Bf5..

3. dupont says:

As far as the white King plays no role (in both problems), I wonder if it would not be simpler to delete it (and of course to add “No white King” in the stipulation). Saying otherwise, is economy a stronger requirement than the traditional attendance of both Kings?

• shankar ram says:

Hmm… an old question..
We just keep the WK in any odd corner.. so that it’s out of the way and doesn’t make a nuisance of itself..
Sometimes, we need to surround it with pawns and such..
Something like the vermiform appendix, i suppose.. more trouble trying to get rid of it..
Of course, the obvious solution is to find a use for it.. so that it earns it’s keep.. 😀

• seetharaman says:

I remember our Parthasarathy ‘s a two part article (in our good old magazine “Crosscheck”) on the non-thematic uses of the White King ! (

4. Bernd G. says:

Just a short note (because I am very busy right now):
I have discussed Nicolas’s question about superfluous kings in my paper
“Wozu eine Doppelmonarchie?”, feenschach: Zeitschrift für Märchenschach, Heft 151, Band XXVIII (April-Juni 2003), S. 74.

5. seetharaman says:

Two nice problems. Provacation is an interesting condition. Hope it might be implemented in Popeye in future.

• Julia says:

It is implemented! But as many others is not included in the manual. I know it from Thomas – you can use “Provoc” for Provocation. I’ve tried, it works, and Popeye writes ProvocationChess under diagram.

• seetharaman says:

Yes, you are right. I was APWin. It was not listed in it. But there is option to write the unlisted conditions also. Thanks.