# No.1039,1040,1041 (OS)

 No.1039,1040,1041 Oliver Sick (Germany) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2016 (I): January – June    →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2016(I) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

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 No.1039 Oliver Sick Germany original – 05.04.2016 Solutions: (click to show/hide) white Qg6 Ka6 black Kc3 Bc5 h#7                                             (2+2) Alphabetic Chess 1.Kc3-d4 Ka6-b7 2.Bc5-d6 Kb7-a7 3.Kd4-c5 Ka7-a8 4.Kc5-b6 Qg6-c2 {(white king is "stalemate") } 5.Kb6-b5 Ka8-b7 6.Kb5-a5 Kb7-c6 7.Ka5-a6 Qc2-a4 # { (C+ by Popeye 4.73)} The alphabet chess condition forces the white king to enter the corner to be "stalemated" (which sounds to be nonsense in a helpmate...) (Author) No.1040 Oliver Sick Germany original – 05.04.2016 Solutions: (click to show/hide) white Qc6 Pb2a3 Ka2 Bd4 black Pa4 Ka5 Bc2 hs#5                                           (5+3) Circe 1. b2-b4+? a4*b3 ep.[+wPb2] 2. Ka2-a1! 1.b2-b3 Bc2-d1 2.Bd4-a1 Bd1*b3[+wPb2] +3.Ka2-b1 Bb3-d1 4.Kb1-a2 Bd1-c2 { } 5.b2-b4+ ! {(now it works because of the wBa1)} a4*b3 ep.[+wPb2] # { (C+ by Popeye 4.73)} An easy help-selfmate with a kind of try play (1.b4+?...). After the preparation phase (the 4th move) everything is as it was at the beginning but the wB is in the corner a1! (Author) No.1041 Oliver Sick Germany original – 05.04.2016 Solutions: (click to show/hide) neutral Royal Rd7 ser-=4         3 solutions       (0+0+1) Sentinels Neutral Royal Rd7 1.nrRd7-b7[+wPd7] 2.d7-d8=B 3.Bd8-b6 4.Bb6-c7[+wPb6] {=} 1.nrRd7-c7[+wPd7] 2.nrRc7-a7[+wPc7] 3.nrRa7-a8[+wPa7] 4.c7-c8=S {=} 1.nrRd7-e7[+wPd7] 2.nrRe7-g7[+wPe7] 3.nrRg7-g8[+wPg7] 4.e7-e8=S {= (C+ by Popeye 4.73)} A very small piece (neutral royal rook...) with three (surprising?) white underpromotions. (Author)

### 3 Responses to No.1039,1040,1041 (OS)

1. Ganapathi says:

While 1039 is paradoxical (WK getting stalemated before mating Black!) 1040 is a beauty with a fore-play.
All three are enjoyable, dear Oliver!

2. Dmitri Turevski says:

Both 1039 and 1040 are in logical style, yet there’s a subtle difference:

In 1039 the difference between “try”
4…Kb4/Kc4? 5.Qc2?? Kb5 etc.
and solution is genuine fairy – the white King has to be immobilized before the wQ can move.

In 1040 the difference (selfblock at a1) is purely orthodox and of no relation to Circe.

3. seetharaman says:

Like the tempo move 1…Bd1 in 1040. Logic of 1039 is nice… self-stalemate by WK to enable WQ move. Nice idea !