Fairy chess composition

# No.589 (ND)

 No.589 Nicolas Dupont (France) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2014 (II): May – August   →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2014(II) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.589 by Nicolas Dupont – The first figurative PG problem published on JF! A tower of pawns created with Annan Chess condition. (JV)

Definitions:

Annan Chess: Units move normally except when they are standing one square directly in front of another unit of the same color, when they move with the power of the rear unit. In the starting position, all pawns (black & white) move with the power of the piece behind them, e.g. 1. Pc2xh7 (as bishop).

 No.589 Nicolas DupontFranceoriginal – 30.08.2014 Solution: (click to show/hide) white Bf1c1 Ke1 Qd1 Ph2g2f2e2d2c2b2a2 Sg1b1 Rh1a1 black Bf8c8 Ke8 Qd8 Ph7g7f7e7d7c7b7a7 Sg8b8 Rh8a8 PG15                                  (15+14) (С-)Annan Chess 1.a2-a5 a7-a6 2.Ra1-a4 f7-a2 3.a5-g5 b7-a5 4.Ra4-g4 d7-a4 5.c2-f5 Qd8-d7 6.Qd1-b3 Ke8-d8 7.b2-d1 { } Qd7-e8 8.Qb3*g8 e7-a3 9.Qg8-c4 Bc8-e6 10.g2-f4 Be6-g8 11.Sg1-h3 g7-a1=R 12.f2-d4 Sb8-d7 { } 13.Bf1- g2 Sd7-c8 14.Bg2*a8 c7*a8 15.Sb1-c3 h7-a7 {(C-)} One of the very first figurative problems ever published on JF! It means that the theme (here the first column full of black Pawns) is visible on the diagram position. I tried to achieve a good economy (almost each black move is thematic) and an appealing diagram position. The Annan condition is strongly used to various purposes, not only for long moves by black Pawns. Popeye handles Annan proof games but is unable to fully check such a long one. It is therefore only “C+ by parts” - from the beginning to moves 5.5, then to move 10.5, and finally to the end. Note that the same theme has also been worked, though partially achieved, by Charles Frankiss (see P1091221 in the PDB server). (Author)

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Ganapathi
September 1, 2014 17:45

Dupont,
O! for a BP at a1. Is it possible?

dupont
September 1, 2014 21:51