Petko A. Petkov

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No.1381 Petko A. Petkov

original – 03.03.2019
In the memory of my father Andon Petkov

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white Kd2 Qd5 Sa6 LEd6f2 Pb4 black Kc8 Rc4h2 Ng4 Be4 Pg5

hs#3.5                                         (6+6)
b) Pg5→e7 ; c) Pg5→a5
Nightrider g4
LEO d6, f2

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March 3, 2019 22:28

Elegant and beautiful! I have tried similar for sometime, but this is very instructive!

Mario Parrinello
Mario Parrinello
March 6, 2019 18:46

I really enjoyed this new problem by the Bulgarian Grandmaster!
It is very interesting to carefully studied this Meredith both for its idea and contruction.
The idea seems novel: remarkable cyclic Indian theme with c2 as the common square for the three different black batteries.
From the constructional point of view, along with remarkable economy (it’s really amazing how this complex cyclic play has been shown with only 12 pieces!), we should note two aspects: first, the author adds another remarkable fairy strategy seen in the play of the two Leos, with creation of three different Leo/Leo batteries; that adds values to the entire strategy and makes “more fairy” the problem.
The second point relates to the 3rd black moves: after creation of black and white batteries, the mating net was virtually almost done but the 3rd black move has to be shown; the author has succeded in finding an interesting and homogeneous strategy (here the bP moves) and I think this would have been the most difficult difficulty the author had to face.
Petko, congratulations for this really entertaining new masterpice!

Pеtko Petkov
Pеtko Petkov
March 7, 2019 12:08

Dear Seetharaman and Mario!
Thank you very much for your high marks and for your warm words!

Georgy Evseev
Georgy Evseev
March 8, 2019 07:38

Excellent idea and matrix, but the twins are not not necessary. It is quite possible to use the same thematic pieces on B3 move, finalizing the cycle of functions. No extra material is needed.

March 10, 2019 12:20

My 4th Hon.mention in this tourney was the start of my attempt at a cyclic battery effect, but I found it tough. That one had mutual anti-battery by both black and white with white critical moves.


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