Original Problems (page 63)

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 62 ;  Page 64


I’m very pleased to welcome at the site world-known French composer, GM Jean-Marc Loustau! Please see 2 nice direct mate problems where  thematic mates are given by one and the same unit:

No.119 – #2 A super thematic activity of white LEOg4 ! (JV)

No.120 – #2 This thematic mechanism is analogical to No.119 but with a different alphabetical “formula”.  (JV)


Definitions:

LEO(LE): Moves as Queen, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

PAO(PA): Moves as Rook, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

VAO(VA): Moves as Bishop, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.


You can сlick on “Solutions” to show or hide the solutions!


 

No.119 Jean-Marc LOUSTAU
France
original – 02.09.2012
 
#2                                                (7+11)
LEOs: LEg4, LEh3
PAOs: PAa6, PAb2, PAb5 
VAOs: VAa4, VAc4, VAe2
 
 
Solution: (click to show/hide)
 

No.120 Jean-Marc LOUSTAU
France
original – 02.09.2012
 
#2                                                (11+6)
LEO LEa5
PAOs: PAb1, PAc6, PAe5 
VAOs: VAg2, VAh1
 
 
Solution: (click to show/hide)
 

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

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
6 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
seetharaman
seetharaman
8 years ago

119 and 120: These two are superb problems showing the Cyclone Theme. The more I look at them, more I like them. Well done Jean-Marc Loustau.

shankar ram
shankar ram
8 years ago

Hmm… Seems like I’ve heard of these themes before.. 🙂

seetharaman
seetharaman
8 years ago
Reply to  shankar ram

Yes Shankar ram ! 120 reminds me of your 3rd WCCT First place showing the same theme (with Chinese pieces 🙂 ) in combination with black correction !

But I believe these two will figure in top list of any other Judge too !!

Jean-Marc
Jean-Marc
8 years ago

Thanks a lot for these nice comments!
Narayan: Sure, you know these themes! Cyclone contains almost 40 problems by you, about half of them being Ukrainian!!!
Hope we’ll see again many of your problems in the future!

seetharaman
seetharaman
8 years ago
Reply to  Jean-Marc

Hope we’ll see again many of your problems in the future!
Amen ! 🙂

shankar ram
shankar ram
8 years ago
Reply to  Jean-Marc

tels étaient les jours, mon ami ..
for KS: அந்த நாள் ஞாபகம் நேன்சிலே வந்ததே, நண்பனே..