Original Problems (page 115)

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

Go to →List of Problems ; Page 114 ;  Page 116

I’m happy to welcome a new author on the site, well-known French problemist –  Alain Biénabe

No.180 – Pser-h#4 by Alain Biénabe Nice Pser miniature! Also, for now this is the only one original Pser-problem published here! (JV)


Pser: This is the original definition by its inventor, Dan Meinking: A parry series-mover differs from a standard series-mover prior to the last move as follows:

  1. the series-side may give check during the series;
  2. when checked, the idle-side must immediately parry the threat;
  3. a parry-move may be helpful or defensive, depending on the problem-type;
  4. after a check-and-parry, the series-side continues the series.

Every Pser problem combines two stipulations:

Part 1 – Pser, which indicates the special series play with participation of both sides according to the author’s definition;

Part 2 – the kind of problem, according to well known stipulations, which can show direct play (n#, n=, s#, s= r#, r=, etc), help play (h#, h=, h==, etc) or mixed play (hs#, hs=, hs= =, etc).


For more explanations about Pser see IGM Petko A. Petkov article “The Wonderful (new genre) Parry Series

No.180 Alain Biénabe
Pser-h#4        b) Black Rf4         (2+3)
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

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