Georgy Evseev (Russia)
Petko A. Petkov (Bulgaria)
Julia Vysotska (Latvia)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (I): January – April
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No.298 by Georgy Evseev, Petko A. Petkov & Julia Vysotska – This joint problem by three fairy composers from different lands was born in the comments to No.291, presenting the same idea, but in a different way! (JV)
Lion(Li): Moves along Q-lines over another unit of either color to any square beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.
LEO(LE): Moves as Queen, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.
Kangaroo (KA): Moves along Queen-lines over 2 hurdles of either color (which may or may not stand on adjacent squares) to the square immediately beyond the second hurdle. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdles are not affected.
No.298 Georgy Evseev, Petko A. Petkov & Julia Vysotska
Russia / Bulgaria / Latvia
h#3 2 solutions (6+6)
Lions: b8, h6
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I.1.Rxg2 LEb6 2.LIxb2 KAa7+ 3.LIf2 LEb1#
II. 1.Bxf2 LEg5 2.LIxd2 KAg6+ 3.LIg2 LEc1#
Creation of white batteries LEO/KA combined with a specific form of theme Zabunov – the forward white piece (KA) in created battery KA/LE changes its function after play of this battery and becomes a rear piece in the new battery LE/KA! Black Annihilation captures on b2/d2 with a goal – line opening by the mating LEO. Black self-blocks on g2/h2. Interchange of functions between four pairs of pieces: KAb2/KAd2; KAf2/KAg2; Bd4/Rg4; Lib8/Lih6 (in one solution Lib8 is a thematic piece, but Lih6 is cook-stopper; in the other solution Lih6 is thematic piece but Lib8 – cook-stopper!). Zilahi, ODT, Meredith-Aristocrat! (Authors)