Fairy chess composition
 No.969 Sébastien Luce  (France) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2015 (II): July – December    →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2015(II) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.969 by Sébastien Luce – Double Valladao. (JV)

No.969.1 by Sébastien Luce – A new version to No.969 after comments: White & Black Valladao. (JV)

Definitions:

Maximummer: Black must play the geometrically longest move or may choose from among longest moves of equal length, distances being measured from the center of each square. Diagonal and oblique distances are measured from the orthogonal coordinates by using Pythagora’s theorem (take the square root of the sum of the squares of the orthogonal distances). All other orthodox chess rules apply.
White Maximummer: Only White must play the geometrically longest moves, Black plays orthodoxal.

 No.969 Sébastien Luce France original – 12.12.2015 Solution: (click to show/hide) white Ke1 Rh1 Ph6h4f3a2c2d2g2 black Ke8 Rh8 Pe7h7e6g6b4c4a3g3 h#13.5                                    (9+10) Maximummer White Maximummer 1...0-0 2.0-0 Rf1-a1 3.Rf8*f3 Ra1-f1 4.Rf3-f8 Rf1*f8 + 5.Kg8*f8 d2-d4 6.c4*d3 ep. c2-c4 { } 7.b4*c3 ep. Kg1-h1 8.d3-d2 Kh1-g1 9.d2-d1=S h4-h5 10.Sd1-f2 h5*g6 11.Sf2-h3 + g2*h3 { } 12.h7*g6 h6-h7 13.Kf8-g7 h3-h4 14.Kg7-h6 h7-h8=Q # { (C+ by WinChloe 3.33 & Popeye 4.73)} The first example in monosolution with two Valladaos! (Author) No.969.1 Sébastien Luce France version of No.969 – 20.12.2015 Solution: (click to show/hide) white Ke1 Rh1 Pd6h6b5a2b2f2h2 black Ke8 Rh8 Pa7d7h7b6a5b4e3h3 h#12.5                                    (9+10) Maximummer White Maximummer 1...0-0 2.0-0 Rf1-a1 3.Rf8*f2 Ra1-f1 4.Rf2-f8 Rf1*f8 + 5.Kg8*f8 a2-a4 { } 6.b4*a3 ep. b2-b4 7.a5*b4 Kg1-h1 8.a7-a5 b5*a6 ep. 9.e3-e2 a6-a7 { } 10.e2-e1=S a7-a8=Q + 11.Kf8-f7 Qa8-g2 12.Se1-f3 Qg2-a2 + 13.Kf7-e8 Qa2-g8 # { (C+ by WinChloe 3.33 & Popeye 4.73)} After the publication of n°969 with a double Valladao, Erich Bartel & Alexey Oganesyan comment that it would have been better with captures "en passant" by both sides. Here is the result with a lightly different solution : the black promotion in Knight has for purpose here to "cut" on the 12th move the return of white Queen of promotion, so as to force Qa2-g8#. (Author)

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Aleksey Oganesjan
December 12, 2015 18:33

Nice! It’s very pity that 2nd EP-caprute is Black too; if it would be White then it will be a white-and-black Valladao!
Yes, perhaps it’s really the first realization of double Valladao in fairy genre in monosolution…
In direct mates the double white-and-black Valladao was realized by G. Popov in “FIDE Olympic Tourney 2012” – http://www.yacpdb.org/#342455

Bartel Erich
December 12, 2015 18:55

little remark:
ep is twice black and not once black,once white as in
But great anyway!

seetharaman
December 12, 2015 19:05

Luce Sebastien
December 12, 2015 20:31

Dear Erich, Alexey, M. Seetharaman,
thank you for your comments ! By the way, I am preparing a (big) article on mutiple castling in fairies (fairy piece(s) &/or fairy condition(s). There will be a chapter on double Valladaos.
If you have interesting originals on this subject you can contact me : luceechecs@gmail.com
Best
Sebastien

shankar ram
December 13, 2015 13:23

I think “double maximummer” was an alternate name for this combination of W & B maximummer.

seetharaman
December 21, 2015 06:40

Perfect now!

Bartel Erich
December 21, 2015 18:48

Hello Sebastien,
congratulation, prime,prime!!

Bartel Erich
December 21, 2015 18:50

Hello Sebastien,
mighty fine, congratulation!

Bartel Erich
December 21, 2015 19:06
Luce Sebastien
December 22, 2015 01:48

Thank you M. Seetharaman & Erich for your comments and Erich for your work of registration in pdb. I do it for Winchloe and it takes a lot of time…

By the way I am going to send to Christian Poisson and to Julia the 30 of december the complete table of Julia’s Fairies 2015 and to Dijan Kostadinov the complete table of Kobulchess 2015 !

For the moment Merry Christmas to all !
Sebastien

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