No.969 (SL)

Sébastien Luce 


Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2015 (II): July – December

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No.969 by Sébastien Luce – Double Valladao. (JV)

No.969.1 by Sébastien Luce – A new version to No.969 after comments: White & Black Valladao. (JV)


Maximummer: Black must play the geometrically longest move or may choose from among longest moves of equal length, distances being measured from the center of each square. Diagonal and oblique distances are measured from the orthogonal coordinates by using Pythagora’s theorem (take the square root of the sum of the squares of the orthogonal distances). All other orthodox chess rules apply.
White Maximummer: Only White must play the geometrically longest moves, Black plays orthodoxal.

No.969 Sébastien Luce

original – 12.12.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)

white Ke1 Rh1 Ph6h4f3a2c2d2g2 black Ke8 Rh8 Pe7h7e6g6b4c4a3g3

h#13.5                                    (9+10)
White Maximummer

No.969.1 Sébastien Luce

version of No.969 – 20.12.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)

white Ke1 Rh1 Pd6h6b5a2b2f2h2 black Ke8 Rh8 Pa7d7h7b6a5b4e3h3

h#12.5                                    (9+10)
White Maximummer

10 Responses to No.969 (SL)

  1. Aleksey Oganesjan says:

    Nice! It’s very pity that 2nd EP-caprute is Black too; if it would be White then it will be a white-and-black Valladao!
    Yes, perhaps it’s really the first realization of double Valladao in fairy genre in monosolution…
    In direct mates the double white-and-black Valladao was realized by G. Popov in “FIDE Olympic Tourney 2012” –

  2. Bartel Erich says:

    little remark:
    ep is twice black and not once black,once white as in
    two Valladaos it should be.
    But great anyway!

  3. Seetharamanseetharaman says:

    Wow! Great task!

  4. Luce Sebastien says:

    Dear Erich, Alexey, M. Seetharaman,
    thank you for your comments ! By the way, I am preparing a (big) article on mutiple castling in fairies (fairy piece(s) &/or fairy condition(s). There will be a chapter on double Valladaos.
    If you have interesting originals on this subject you can contact me :

  5. shankar ram says:

    I think “double maximummer” was an alternate name for this combination of W & B maximummer.

  6. Seetharamanseetharaman says:

    Perfect now!

  7. Bartel Erich says:

    ad 969.1)
    Hello Sebastien,
    congratulation, prime,prime!!

  8. Bartel Erich says:

    ad 969.1)
    Hello Sebastien,
    mighty fine, congratulation!

  9. Luce Sebastien says:

    Thank you M. Seetharaman & Erich for your comments and Erich for your work of registration in pdb. I do it for Winchloe and it takes a lot of time…

    By the way I am going to send to Christian Poisson and to Julia the 30 of december the complete table of Julia’s Fairies 2015 and to Dijan Kostadinov the complete table of Kobulchess 2015 !

    For the moment Merry Christmas to all !

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