Torsten Linß

Original Fairy problems
01.07.2020 - 31.12.2020

No. 1571 Torsten Linß
original - 26.12.2020

white Kd6 Pf2 Re5h3 Be2 black Kd4 Be6
hs#10                       5+2

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December 26, 2020 23:21

The author shows that the beauty is not only in problems in multi-solutions. Superb !

Torsten Linß
Torsten Linß
December 27, 2020 14:06

bBe6 can be moved to g4 for a hs#10.5. Not sure if that’s a gain, though…

Juraj Lörinc
Juraj Lörinc
December 28, 2020 02:15
Reply to  Torsten Linß

In my view it depends on what you want to emphasize.
If Indians and switchbacks are important, then this move might be superfluous.
If solution paradox plays any role, then it makes sense to add the move as it rather magically moves the bishop away from the final events.
As the black bishop would be used in the bicolour Indian manoeuvre after two moves, it reminded me of the h#4,5 where the white Indians appeared with both thematical pieces making two moves for Indians.

Manfred Rittirsch
Manfred Rittirsch
December 28, 2020 14:58
Reply to  Juraj Lörinc

For me the additional move, albeit paradoxically heading for the opposite corner, does not surpass the iconic paradox of the diagram position’s partial restoration by a triple switchback.