No.1263
Michal Dragoun & Ladislav Salai jr.
(Czechia/Slovakia)

Original Fairy problems
JF-10/2017-3/2018:
October’2017 – March’2018


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No.1263 Michal Dragoun &
Ladislav Salai jr.

Czechia / Slovakia

original – 28.12.2017

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white Kh4 Bf8 Sh8 pc3d6f2 La1f1a6 black Kf6 Qc5 Sc1 pa5c2g3 LRb4e8 LBh1d8

h#2               3 solutions          (9+10)
Locust a1, f1, a6
Rook Locust b4, e8
Bishop Locust h1, d8


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Georgy Evseev
Georgy Evseev
December 29, 2017 19:29

For me, most interesting part of this problem is a pinning hideaway of black queen. try 2…Qc7 in last solution is especially interesting.

Still, the cost is high – the pair of moves B1-W1 is quite tactically poor. Trying to solve the problem, I first attempted another approach and was somewhat disappointed that it did not work.

So, I have made some changes). This is not necessarily an improvement, but may be interesting.

White : Kf8 Bb1c1 Pc6b5d5e3 LOb8f7g3
Black : Kb3 Qd3 Pc7a6g6a5f2 LOa4h1