Julia's Fairies

Original Problems (52)

Original Problems (page 52)

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

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Warm welcome to the world-known French author, GM Michel Caillaud! I’m happy to present this nice problem to you:

No.107 – h#2   Two fine B-promotions with nice Circe-effects. (JV)


Circe: Captured units (not Ks) reappear on their game-array squares, of the same colour in the case of pieces, on the file of capture in the case of pawns, and on the promotion square of the file of capture in the case of fairy pieces. If the rebirth square is occupied the capture is normal.

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No.107 Michel Caillaud
h#2                2 solutions             (4+8)
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
Chameleon echo model mates with specific promotions. (Author) 

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

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August 21, 2012 08:09

Attractive echo mates, though the solutions are differently motivated.

Juraj Lörinc
August 22, 2012 01:08

The way of achieving echo (1,2) of relatively complicated mating pictures with bishop promotions is the most attractive. Great result with modest means!

(In the first solution there should be 2.Kc4.)

Jacques Rotenberg
Jacques Rotenberg
December 19, 2012 00:42

Very well done ! and very nice.
I would perhaps prefer a black Queen a8 (with for example the white King on b1) so that the rebirth on b7 will cut also the diagonal. But I know that generally, Michel does not like this kind of “decorative” elements

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