Julia's Fairies

My debut in WCCI 2010-2012

My debut in WCCI 2010-2012

It was my first participation in WCCI, and of course, I’m happy, and excited, and very interested in all results…. Everyone can imagine!

I’ve participated in Fairy section (judges according to order of their scores: Juraj Lörinc, Franz Pachl, Petko Petkov, Tadashi Wakashima, Klaus Wenda), the place No.21 (considered a lucky number!) in the list of results, 29.50 points in total, with the following problems:

  • No.1 (2; 2.5; 3; 2; 2 -> 6.50JV-34:

Julia Vysotska

KoBulChess TT 2012, AWARD-April-2012
2nd Prize

hs#3         2 solutions       5+5
KoBul Kings 
Grasshopper d3 
Leo c1 


(I) 1.Qd4 cxd4 [wrK=rQ] 2.rQd1 LEd2 3.Gd5 + LExd5 [wrQ=rG] # – not 4.rGxd5(bK= brLE)?? – self-check!!

(II)1.Qb3 cxb3 [wrK=rQ] 2.rQg3 LEe3 3.Ga3 + LExa3 [wrQ=rG] # – not 4.rGxa3(bK= brLE)?? – self-check!!

Realization of the KoBul Kings fairy condition with activity of the both KoBul Kings:

– Active phase of the white KoBul King after sacrifice of the white Q -transformation to the Royal Q, which moves to the mating positions.

– Passive phase of the white Kobul King on the mating move – transformation to the Royal G, which has no possible moves to avoid the mate.

– Passive phase of the black KoBul King –  the only possible defense of the white King  (in the Royal G phase) – capture of the mating piece (bLE) – falls because it transforms the black King into Royal LE piece giving the self-check.

Double Ambush – black (Le) + white (rQ); Bristol theme – wG opens lines for the second moves of bLE; ODT; Model mates.

  • No.2 (3; 3; 3; 2; 2.5 -> 8.50) – SELECTED FOR FIDE ALBUM 2010-2012 – JV-61:

Julia Vysotska

Chameleon-50JT 2012 , KobulChess.com
1st Prize

hs#3,5      b) Sd4->e5     (7+6)
Chameleons: Qa1, Bh8


a) 1…Sd4-e2 2.e7-e8=cQ cQa1-f6=cS + 3.Ke4-e5 + Kb7-b8 4.cQe8-d7=cS + cSf6*d7=cB #

(try: 1…Sd4-e6? 2.e7-e8=cQ cQa1-f6=cS + 3.Ke4-e5 + Kb7-b8 4.cQe8-d7=cS + cSf6*d7=cB – no mate, 5.Kf5!)

b) 1…Se5-g4 2.e7-e8=Q cBh8-b2=cR 3.Ke4-d4 + Kb7-a6 4.Qe8-b5 + cRb2*b5=cQ #

(try: 1…Se5-c4? 2.e7-e8=Q cBh8-b2=cR 3.Ke4-d4 + Kb7-a6 4.Qe8-b5 + cRb2*b5=cQ – no mate, 5.Kd3!)


  • Creation of black reciprocal batteries CS/CB & CR/CQ after critical moves of black Chameleons.
  • Interchange of functions between the both black Chameleons.
  • Thematic tries of black S with Bivalve-theme.
  • Play of two King’s batteries K/B from both sides.
  • White promotions in Q and CQ.

  • No.3 (2; 3.5; 3; 2; 2 -> 7.00) – JV-25:

Julia Vysotska

Best Problems – 2012, No.63 (Jul 3/2012), #2927

hs#3     b) pc4->d3        7+10
Andernach Chess
PAOs: a5, h8, a1
Nightrider c8
VAO h1


a) 1.PAa5-a6 Nc8-e4 2.Rf3-f5 Ne4*a6=wN + 3.Rf5-d5 + Bg8*d5=wB #

b) 1.PAa5-a2 Bg8-d5 2.Rf3-e3 Bd5*a2=wB + 3.Re3-e4 + Nc8*e4=wN #

Sacrifices of white PAO (on a2/a6) with the goal: Annihilation + change of color of the black B and N.

Unpins of white Rf3 with Ne4/Bd5; black half-battery play N-B/PAO; creation of black batteries N/VAO and B/VAO.

Model mates after three white pins (2 active and one passive).

    • No.4 (2; 2.5; 2.5; 1; 1.5 -> 6.00) – JV-17:

Julia Vysotska

Orbit – 2012, No 54 (May-2012), F38

h#2        b) Sb3->f4       1+7+4
Grasshoppers: f2, d1; Lions: d8, a7


a) 1.Sc1 nGb1 2.Sd3 nGb6# (3.nGd6? 3.nGe3? 3.nLic5? or not also 3.Gb4?)

b) 1.Sg2 nGh2 2.Se3 nGd6# (3.nGb6? 3.nGd3? 3.nLid5? or not also 3.Gf4?)

Creation of neutral anti-batteries (nG/nLi) with 3 tries of a neutral Gs on the mating move in each solution, which gives a self-check, creating a specific anti-batteries. Opening of line (for the nGs) and self-blocks on the black’s second moves.

  • No.5 (1.5; 3; 3; 2.5; 2 -> 7.50)  – JV-30:

Julia Vysotska

The Problemist – 2012, Vol.23 No.11 (Sep-2012), F2990

h#2,5*                         5+5+3
Moa d6; Mao e4
Locusts: a6,b1


Set-play: 1.Qf4 nMO×e4+ 2.Kf5 nMOg3‡

1…Ka4 2.Qe7 nMA×d6+ 3.Kf6 nMAe8‡

  • Block of the neutral Locust by the white King; Zilahi theme;
  • Reciprocal transformation of neutral batteries: Initial battery MOA/LO to MAO/LO and initial battery MAO/LO to MOA/LO after reciprocal captures of their forward-pieces.
  • Bi-valve realized by the black Q: line opening for the neutral Mao/Moa, line closing for the neutral Moa/Mao on the mating move. Distant self-block by the black Q.
  • Pins of black Q by the neutral Mao/Moa.

  • No.6 (1.5; 3.5; 3; 1.5; 1.5 -> 6.00) – JV-32:

Julia Vysotska

Tehtäväniekka – 2012, No.2/2012, #3844

h#2,5      2 solutions    2+7+5
Mao b7; Moa b3
Vao b6; Pao a4 


(I) 1…nRg1 2.Sa8 nRa1 3.S×b6 nPA×a1‡

(II) 1…nRg8 2.Sc3 nRd8 3.S×a4 nVA×d8‡

  • Zilahi; 
  • selfblocks with simultaneous selfpins of black Sa2/Sc7;
  • change of functions of Sa2 and Sc7;
  • neutral battery VA-MA / PA-MO play with sacrifice of neutral R for VA/PA move; 
  • change of functions of nMOA-b3 and nMAO-b7.

Problems were ordered by my understanding which one is better, the judges views were a bit different. But I’m very happy that No.2 –  with my favorite Chameleon piece(!) – goes to FIDE Album!

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