No.1627
James Malcom
(USA)

Original Fairy problems
JF-R2021-22:
01.01.2021 - 31.12.2022


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No. 1627 James Malcom
USA
original - 22.06.2021

white Bf1c1 Ke1 Qd1 Ph2g2f2e2d2c2b2a2 Sg1b1 Rh1a1 black Bf8c8 Ke8 Qd8 Ph7g7f7e7d7c7b7a7 Sg8b8 Rh8a8
PG 18                       13+14
Dummy promotion 🙂

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jamesmalcom
jamesmalcom
June 22, 2021 19:31

Julia there are typos! The f4 bishop should be on g4 and the rook on h6 needs to be on a6. Also, the promotion is to a dummy unit and not a dummy pawn, or is there no other way to show it? Lastly I would like for the stipulation to contain “(-:” to indicate further the deviant nature of it from orthodox rules (all chess joke are fairy in some sense anyway).

jamesmalcom
jamesmalcom
June 22, 2021 20:29
Reply to  Julia

Thank you. The dummy pawn is the ultimate underpromotion; promotion to nothing can sometimes mean everything!

Adrian
Adrian
June 22, 2021 22:59
Reply to  Julia

Julia, under the diagram there should be a (-:, not an ordinary “:-)” smiley…

Last edited 1 month ago by Adrian
jamesmalcom
jamesmalcom
June 25, 2021 07:12
Reply to  Julia

P.S. Michael Caillaud emailed me recently. I happy to report that he ran Jacobi for 0.2 seconds short of a day and the problem is fully C+! So the problem’s introduction in the June posting ought the be changed please, dear Julia.