Julia's Fairies

Original Problems (107)

Original Problems (page 107)

Original fairy problems published during 2012 will participate in the informal tourney JF-2012

The site is mostly about fairies, but h# and s# are also welcomed for publication! Please send your problems to my e-mail: julia@juliasfairies.com

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No.172 – hs#3 by Julia Vysotska –  This problem is my “dream of the week”! I like riders, and what I wanted this time was to compose hs# problem with a pair MAO & MOA. Before I’ve used them in h# only. But was sure that something interesting should be possible in hs# as well. After days of failed searches I was so much happy when finally have found this scheme and couldn’t think about anything also until have came to this C+ problem! There’re still some minor things I’d like to be different, but I don’t see any possibility to change. Anyway, I simply love this problem!

Also, I’ve looked in Echecs database and there’re no hs# problem with the both chinese riders and just 5 of them have only MAO. I don’t think that this is the first problem with them both, for sure in some other databases some others can be found, but still I believe it is quite unique.  (JV)


MAO(MA): the Chinese knight, which is a Rider, moving along a bent line to the arrival square of a normal Knight, first orthogonally then diagonally. The Mao can be interfered with on the intervening square.

MOA(MO): the Chinese knight, which is a Rider, moving along a bent line to the arrival square of a normal Knight, first diagonally then orthogonally. The MOA can be interfered with on the intervening square.

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.

No.172 Julia Vysotska
hs#3          b) nMAOe4->e3    (3+8+2n)
MAO e4, MOA e2
Lion b3 
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

The diagrams are made on WinChloe and its Echecs font is used for Logo design

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November 22, 2012 12:59

Beautiful problem with battery formations and pinning effects!
I wish that it was possible to pin the checking WQ in the mate rather than the MAO/MOA.

Bartel Erich
Bartel Erich
September 11, 2015 12:00
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