crisanNo.1000
Vlaicu Cri?an 
(Romania)

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No.1000 Vlaicu Cri?an
Romania

original – 02.02.2016

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White Kc8 CGf1 Black Ke3 Neutral LSe2f2

h#4.5         2 solutions       (2+1+2)
PWC
Contra Grashopper f1
Rose-Locust e2, f2


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Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
February 3, 2016 00:54

Not only the beautiful mates, but the whole play – including the two wK moves in each solution – is in diagonal-ortogonal correspondence! Yet we don’t get the impression of seeing the same solution twice.

shankar ram
shankar ram
February 3, 2016 19:56

Every move echoed in ODT fashion.
And with only 5 pieces, obviously every piece is involved.
Must have been composed in ortho-diagonal heaven!

shankar ram
shankar ram
February 3, 2016 19:57

A fitting marker for No.1000…
Though I would’ve expected a HS# 😉

Juraj Lörinc
February 3, 2016 21:53

I am no case suggesting that the following problem is predecessor, just No 1000 has instantly reminded me of it: http://jurajlorinc.com/chess/fhedo_01.htm#uloha1
Quite fittingly if has won fairy section of TT dedicated to D-O transformation.

Vlaicu Crisan
Vlaicu Crisan
February 4, 2016 21:36

Juraj, you are absolutely right: the final positions from Didier’s problem actually inspired me to compose this problem. I wanted to bring also the wK into play and exploit more the specificity of the fairy pieces. The ContraGrasshopper was as a lucky inspiration, as the problem would be cooked with a Lion.