No.1235 (LS,EK,LP,MD)

Ladislav Salai jr., Emil Klemanič, Ladislav Packa (Slovakia) &
Michal Dragoun


Original Fairy problems
JF – 2017(I): January – June

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No.1235 Ladislav Salai jr.,
Emil Klemanič, Ladislav Packa,
Michal Dragoun


original – 30.06.2017

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white Kb1 Qg7 Ra5 Rd6 Bg1 Sd5g6 pa2a3c2 RLb4 BLa6 BLe2 NLe7 black Kc4 pc3f2h5 RLc8 RLh1 BLf1

s#2                                            (14+7)
Rook-Lion b4, c8, h1
Bishop-Lion a6, e2, f1
Nightrider-Lion e7

11 Responses to No.1235 (LS,EK,LP,MD)

  1. Thomas Maeder says:

    1…fxg1=R 2.S*g*f4+ Rg4#
    1…fxg1=B 2.S*d*f4+ Bd4#

    • shankar ram says:

      The animation is working correctly. Only the notation is missing the departure squares. Needs correction of the underlying py2web script.

  2. Seetharamanseetharaman says:

    I think this task of 4 different answers to black AUW has not been done in orthodox S#2 many times. I know of only one such example.

    • shankar ram says:

      It’s actually 6 different answers to a black super AUW (4 ortho plus 2 fairy promotions)

  3. Michal Dragoun says:

    Seetharaman: there are even several various mechanisms, mostly realized by Michal Caillaud, but the first invented already by G. Hume.
    E.g. yacpdb Nos. 86603, 86608, 258735, 367766, 304362. Recently Y. Ueda published some such selfmates in Problem Paradise.

  4. Georgy EvseevGeorgy Evseev says:

    Is there no better key?
    Even Sf6-d5 looks more preferrable to me…

    • Georgy EvseevGeorgy Evseev says:

      No, I am wrong – RL promotion available in this case, but the question still stays.

      • Georgy EvseevGeorgy Evseev says:

        Ka1-b1 seems to work

        • Michal Dragoun says:

          Yes, Ka1-b1 works. Definitely, the key 1.RLb4-h4 is not ideal, as takes Black four moves in zugzwang position. On the other hand, it brings more dynamic in play, as creates answer for three variations.

          • Georgy EvseevGeorgy Evseev says:

            In fact RLb4-h4 creates answer for 5 variations, while Ka1-b1 does it only for 4).

            • Michal Dragoun says:

              Yes, you are right, I didn’t notice immediately, how much white pieces is able to move on b1…

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