Julia Vysotska 

Original Fairy problems
July – December’2018

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No.1343 Julia Vysotska

original – 13.11.2018

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White Kb5 Rf8 Sf5 Pa6 Pb6 Black Ke6 Sa5 Sb2 Pe5 Pd4 Pe4 White HalfNeutral Bb7 Black HalfNeutral Rd7

hs#3.5            b) wSb6          (5+6+2)
Half-neutral Bb7, Rd7

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Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
November 14, 2018 17:53

The idea is similar to No 897 by myself and Thomas Maeder, but the setting is completely different – among other things, all thematic moves occur on a single line here. The fact that the non-thematic moves are located at different places in the two solutions here is not really a disadvantage, you can even say it makes for nice variety.

Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
November 16, 2018 02:01
Reply to  Julia

You shouldn’t regret anything and you shouldn’t add any “After…”!
Not remembering a problem by someone else (or by yourself) a few years later is not a shame, it happens to all of us now and then. And “After” should, I think, only be added if the idea and the matrix are very close to the earlier problem, and here at least the matrix is completely different. And your matrix has some advantages over ours, especially the fact that all the thematic action takes place on a single line in each solution.
(Being the judge, I don’t want to say more about the merots of this problem in relation to opurs right now, there will be more about that in the award in due course!)

November 17, 2018 21:33

Looking at both, I too agree with Widlert that the setting of both are different, though showing the same pattern of N-W-B. I think the pattern is a a theme to be explored in different settings.

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