# No.884 (NSR)

 No.884 N.Shankar Ram(India) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2015 (II): July – December    →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2015(II) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.884 by N.Shankar Ram Dombrovskis theme in four variations with active use of Сhinese pieces! (JV)

Definitions:

PAO(PA): Chinese piece operating along Rook lines: moves as Rook, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

VAO(VA): Chinese piece operating along Bishop lines: moves as Bishop, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

 No.884 N.Shankar RamIndiaoriginal – 04.09.2015 Solution: (click to show/hide) white VAc1 PAf1g1g2 Kc7 Qg8 Pe2d2c4h5 Sh8e8 Rg3h6 black Pg4 Kh4 PAf8a5 Sf5 VAb1c8 #2                                           (14+7)PAO f1, g1, g2, f8, a5VAO c1, b1, c8 1.e2-e4 ? threat: 2.Sh8-g6 # but 1...Sf5-g7 ! 1.c4-c5 ? threat: 2.Qg8-g5 # but 1...Sf5*h6 ! 1.Kc7-d7 ? threat: 2.Qg8*g4 # but 1...Sf5*g3 ! 1.Se8-f6 ? threat: 2.PAf1-f4 # but 1...Sf5-e3 ! 1.Se8-d6 ! threat: 2.Sd6*f5 # 1...Sf5-g7 2.Sh8-g6 # 1...Sf5*h6 2.Qg8-g5 # 1...Sf5*g3 2.Qg8*g4 # 1...Sf5-e3 2.PAf1-f4 # { (C+ by WinChloe 3.31 & Popeye 4.73)} 4-fold Dombrovskis Quadruple avoidance 1…Se3/Sg7 show Theme “A” effects. (Author)

### 2 Responses to No.884 (NSR)

1. Georgy Evseev says:

While 0-1-2 motivation of change is very standard, anti-dual effects (allowing only one mate of four to be possible) are beautiful. I would only have wished that three parasitic knight defences were somehow disabled.

2. seetharaman says:

The anti-dual effect (four-fold!) is outstanding and makes the problem very special!