Originals 01-140315

Originals 01-140315


01-14th of March, 2015

  • (14.03) No.752Kjell Widlert (#6; Circe; Maximummer). The eternal Albino theme, with a use of Circe and Maximummer here.
  • (14.03) No.751Karol Mlynka (h=2; Face-To-Face; Circe; Phantom Chess). Nice thematic play of the two Pawns!
  • (13.03) No.750Julia Vysotska (h#2; Back-To-Back; Take&Make; Lion; Rabbit). A combination of Back-To-Back and Take & Make.
  • (13.03) No.748.1Stephen Emmerson (h#3; Relegation Chess). A new version to No.748, commented by the author as “In both settings, the dual choice Se6/Sf7 is avoided by check to the wK, but thanks to James Quah, with wKd8 it needs the Relegation rule for the avoidance to work. (BR prevents new cooks).
  • (11.03) No.749Mike Neumeier (ser-h=8 / Pser-h=11; Royal piece; Grasshopper). A nonstandard way to the well known (classic) stalemate finals! Warm welcome to Mike in Original problems section of JF!
  • (09.03) No.748Stephen Emmerson (h#3; Relegation Chess). One more variation of 100$ theme called “-$60 theme” by the author! 🙂
  • (08.03) No.747Gani Ganapathi & S.K.Balasubramanian (h=2; Take & Make). Two pairs of thematic pieces in action!
  • (08.03) No.746Aleksey Oganesjan (h#12; White Minimummer; White UltraSchachZwang). A nice journey of the wP and a promoted wQ!
  • (07.03) No.745Peter Harris (ser-#7; Royal piece; White Maximummer; Sentinelles Pion Advers; Super-Circe; Chameleon Chess). An exotic mate with 4 fairy conditions and white royal S!
  • (07.03) No.744Stephan Dietrich (h#4; Glasgow Chess). A question: if it is still 100$ theme in case of 4 moves with Glasgow chess?
  • (06.03) No.743Vlaicu Crișan (4→ser-#2; PWC). Rundlauf of the black King combined with neutral AUW in Miniature!
  • (05.03) No.742Sébastien Luce (ser-#16; Anti-Circe). A new interpretation of Albino theme shown in No.725, but this time with a neutral pawn and a neutral Excelsior in Anti-Circe!
  • (05.03) No.740, 741Alberto Armeni – two different problems with AUW: No.740 (#2; Anti-Circe); No.741 (PG5,5; Annan Chess).
  • (04.03) No.739Tadashi Wakashima (h#2; Invisibles; PAO). A new interesting example of the Invisible(s) piece, that was a theme of 9th Japanese Sake TT, 2009.
  • (01.03) No.738Vlaicu Crișan & Andreas Thoma (-20 & #1 Proca Retractor; Anti-Circe). Unusually long interesting Retro-play!
  • (01.03) No.706.1Andreas Thoma (-8 & #1 Proca Retractor; Anti-Circe). Improved version of No.706!

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.

All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of informal fairy tournament JF-2015(I) – Kostas Prentos. The judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.

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Mike Neumeier
Mike Neumeier
March 21, 2015 08:21

I understand first solution now, and in general what I- for the notation means. The second, with the castling, I am not sure about. Writing Kg1 implies an invisible on g3, but then again castling is a two-mover with a little future in it. It is either 1.Kg1 2.I-, or, touching the R first (illegal in OTB but okay in chess problems as the two orderings are equivalent), 1.I- 2.Kg1. But does this point out that the other invisible may be on f1 in the diagram instead of on h1?

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