Vlaicu Crișan (Romania) &
S.K.Balasubramanian (India)

Original Fairy problems
January – June’2020

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No.1506 Vlaicu Crișan &

Romania / India

original – 14.05.2020

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white Pf4e2 Bc6f7 Re4c7 Kd6 black Pg4c4a6b6g6h7 Kg3 Bd5e8 Rd4e7

hs#3.5         b) Kg3→h6             (7+11)

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May 15, 2020 23:29

Superb! Congratulations to the authors

S. K. Balasubramanian
S. K. Balasubramanian
May 16, 2020 15:21

Thanks Luce. It was really a very hard labour put in especially by Vlaicu.

— Bala

shankar ram
shankar ram
May 16, 2020 21:16

Both Ks transported to their final squares alternately on the lines g2-a8 and g7-a7.
A total of 7 pieces thematically captured in each solution to reach the final position with only the Ks and a BB/BR.
Typical T&M sacrifices and teleportation all over the board.
Another fine addition to the joint work of the Indo-Romanian duo.
Line Diagram:comment image

S K Balasubramanian
S K Balasubramanian
May 17, 2020 15:37

Dear NSR,

Thank you very much for your valuable comments.


— Bala

seetharaman kalyan
seetharaman kalyan
May 18, 2020 17:54

Very nice Superguard effects in the last two moves. I wonder if a6 can be white to add some more apparent choice to both.

Vlaicu Crisan
Vlaicu Crisan
May 21, 2020 17:44

Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, with a wPa6 the solution in a) would not work any more because White can play 5.Kxb6→b5.

seetharaman kalyan
seetharaman kalyan
May 22, 2020 00:05
Reply to  Vlaicu Crisan

Oh.. yes I missed that b5 needs guard !!

S K Balasubramanian
S K Balasubramanian
May 18, 2020 21:04

with a6 as wP, wK can escape in (a) with 5.K*b6-b5,b4.