No.698,699 (VA&AG)

 No. 698, 699Valerio Agostini & Antonio Garofalo (Italy) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2015 (I): January – June    →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2015(I) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

Two problems by Valerio Agostini & Antonio Garofalo:

• No.698 – Interchange of functions between two pairs of pieces: Sa3/Bf5 and Re1/Bg1.
• No.699 – Aristocrat-Miniature with a nice play! (JV)

Definitions:

Lion: Moves along Queen lines over another unit of either color to any square beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.

Bishop-Lion(BL): Moves like Lion, but on Bishop-lines only.

Nightrider(N): (1,2) Rider. Operates along straight lines with squares lying a Knight’s move away from each other.

Nightriderhopper(NH): (1,2) Hopper.

 No.698 Valerio Agostini &Antonio GarofaloItalyoriginal – 21.01.2015 Solutions: (click to show/hide) White kb6 bf5 sa3 lie3 pc5 Black kd5 re1 ba8g1 pa4c6d6 h#2,5           b) Kb6→a7            (5+7)Lion e3 a) 1...Bf5-d3 2.Re1-e2 LIe3-e1 3.Bg1-d4 Bd3-c4 # b) wKb6-->a7 1...Sa3-c4 2.Bg1-f2 LIe3-g1 3.Re1-e5 Sc4-b6 # { (C+ by Popeye 4.69)} No.699 Valerio Agostini &Antonio GarofaloItalyoriginal – 21.01.2015 Solutions: (click to show/hide) White kc2 sg6 nb1c5 blc8 Black kg4 nha3 h#2                                             (5+7)b) NHa3→b7c) NHa3→f2d) NHa3→f6Nightriders: b1, c5Bishop-Lion c8Nightrider-hopper a3 a) 1.NHa3-e1 Nb1-f3 2.NHe1-g5 Nf3-d7 # b) bNHa3-->b7 1.NHb7-d3 Sg6-f4 2.NHd3-h5 Sf4-e6 # c) bNHa3-->f2 1.NHf2-h6 Nc5-e6 + 2.Kg4-h5 Sg6-f4 # d) bNHa3-->f6 1.NHf6-h2 Nb1-e7 2.Kg4-h3 Nc5-e6 # { (C+ by Popeye 4.69)}