Julia's Fairies

No.1546 (TL)

Torsten Linß

Original Fairy problems
01.07.2020 - 31.12.2020

No. 1546 Torsten Linß
original - 30.09.2020
dedicated to Arno Tüngler

White Kb1 Ph4 Qd7 Bd6 Black Ka8 Bh1
hs#9                       4+2

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Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
October 1, 2020 00:40

This is just wonderful. 1. – Bg2! 2.Qd2! are incredible moves, why do these pieces have to go to these particular squares?? The reasons appear much later.

Arno Tungler
Arno Tungler
October 6, 2020 09:50

This was harder to solve from the diagram although the mate position is clear. White needs all his 9 moves for K to h3, Q to e1 and B to h2. Black needs only to get the king to f3 and the bishop to g2 so that are 3 free moves. I tried first with Bb7, Ka7 but no chance to get the bK over the e file. So finally found the idea with the critical wQ move and then the black bishop must be careful not to occupy squares needed by his own king as well as disturbing the white one. Yes, it has more interference of both sides in less moves, liked it very much! Thanks a lot for the dedication!

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