Julia's Fairies

Original Problems (65)

Original Problems (page 65)

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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Please see 2 problems by János Mikitovics! I’m grateful to János for his activity in the both – sending his problems and commenting on the site!

No.123 – hr#2,5 – A light help-reflexmate with record number of mating positions. (JV)

No.124 – hs#4 – Nice battery play and interesting twin. (JV)


KoKo: A move is possible only if the piece moved arrives on a square next to another unit.

Nightrider(N): A Rider along a straight line on squares lying a Knight`s move away from each other.

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No.123 János Mikitovics
original – 04.09.2012
hr#2,5           3 solutions             (7+2)
b) Kb2 ↔ Rf1  4 sol.
Solution: (click to show/hide)

No.124 János Mikitovics
original – 05.09.2012
hs#4               b) -Rd3                (4+7)
Nightrider b5
Solution: (click to show/hide)

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September 5, 2012 16:00

No.123. Interesting repeated echo mates. Seems the basic idea can be shown in 1.5 moves!! WRf2 WRh1 BKb2. Koeko H#1.5 (3 solutions)
1…Rh1-a1+ 2.Kb2-b1 Rf2-c2#
1…Rh1-b1+ 2.Kb2-c1 Rf2-d2#
1…Rh1-c1+ 2.Kb2-b1 Rf2-a2#
The BK move is repeated once, just as in the above version !

János Mikitovics
János Mikitovics
September 5, 2012 21:20
Reply to  seetharaman

Thank you!
You’re right! Please see this variants too:

If a) WRh1 WRh2 BKb2 Koeko H#1.5 (3 solutions)

1…Rh1-a1 + 2.Kb2-b1 Rh2-c2 #
1…Rh1-b1 + 2.Kb2-c1 Rh2-d2 #
1…Rh1-c1 + 2.Kb2-b1 Rh2-a2 #
b) BKe2 Koeko H#1.5 (5 solutions)

1…Rh1-d1 + 2.Ke2-e1 Rh2-f2 #
1…Rh1-e1 + 2.Ke2-f1 Rh2-g2 #
1…Rh1-e1 + 2.Ke2-d1 Rh2-c2 #
1…Rh1-f1 + 2.Ke2-e1 Rh2-d2 #
1…Rh1-g1 2.Ke2-f1 Rh2-e2 #

September 5, 2012 22:42

No.124 shows the interesting idea of black king forming two different batteries on the nightrider lines. The rest of the play I wish was equally interesting.

János Mikitovics
János Mikitovics
September 6, 2012 10:36
Reply to  seetharaman

Thank you!
Just a dream: the WK could move onto d1-d3-f1-f3/King-Star.
The mate realizable on f1 from Twin B, for example so:

White Ra4 Rc4 Sd4 Ke2
Black Pa7 Nc7 Pd6 Kd5 Rb4 Ph3 Bf2

1.Sd4-b3 Bf2-b6 2.Rc4-c6 Rb4-e4 + 3.Ke2-f1 Re4-e5 4.Rc6*d6 + Kd5*d6 #

but I don’t like this variant because the switcback-mate and the double sacrifices disappeared. This solution is not in a perfect harmony with the other two.

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