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

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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

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seetharaman
seetharaman
September 3, 2012 00:03

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
September 3, 2012 18:44

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

seetharaman
seetharaman
September 3, 2012 21:34
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
September 6, 2012 20:50

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
September 7, 2012 19:15
Reply to  Jean-Marc

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

shankar ram
shankar ram
September 10, 2012 19:43
Reply to  Jean-Marc

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