Erich Bartel (Germany) & Seetharaman K. (India)

Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2015 (II): July – December

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No.960 by Erich Bartel & Seetharaman K. – Valladao in a joint problem presented as an extension to No.864 (by E.Bartel). (JV)


VAO: Chinese piece operating along Bishop lines: moves as Bishop, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

No.960 Erich Bartel & Seetharaman K.
Germany / India

original – 26.11.2015
After No.864

Solution: (click to show/hide)
white Ra1 Ke1 VAg1 Pe2d3c7 black Pa2b2h2d4 Sh3 VAf4 Kd5

hs#4.5                                       (6+7) VAO g1, f4

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Georgy Evseev
Georgy Evseev
November 27, 2015 08:42

Sorry for nitpicking, but when one uses fairy pieces, one should go for SuperAUW.

November 27, 2015 11:28
Reply to  Georgy Evseev

You are right Georgy. Super AUW is perhaps possible. But I was so happy to see the improvements made (No fairy condition, just one fairy piece, AUW and pinmate!) that I rushed it to Eric Bartel and forgot about it!

Bartel Erich
Bartel Erich
November 27, 2015 18:16
shankar ram
shankar ram
November 28, 2015 11:14

Julia, You need to correct the spelling of one of the author’s names!

shankar ram
shankar ram
November 28, 2015 16:12
Reply to  Julia

Need to do it in the updates page too!