Julia's Fairies

Original Problems (79)

Original Problems (page 79)

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 78 ; Page 80

I’m happy to welcome a new author on the site – Ioannis Garoufalidis, Greece!

No.138 – s#10 by Ioannis Garoufalidis – A nice miniature with surprising model mate – all white pieces block! (JV)

No.139 – hs#3 by Ioannis Garoufalidis – Nice Meredith with difficult solutions. (JV)


Maximummer – Black must play the geometrically longst move or may choose from among longest moves of equal length, distances being measured from the center of each square. Diagonal and oblique distances are measured from the orthogonal coordinates by using Pythagora’s theorem (take the square root of the sum of the squares of the orthogonal distances). All other orthodox chess rules apply.

KoBul Kings  – When a piece (not a pawn) of his own side is captured, a King transforms into a Royal piece of the same type as the captured one. When the King is in the form of any Royal piece and there is a capture of one of the pawns of his own side, he becomes a normal King again. Сaptures are illegal if their result is self-cheсk because of the transformation of the Кings according to KoBul rules. Castling is allowed only if the KoBul King is on his initial square in the form of a normal King and if he has not already moved; however he may already have been transformed. In the case of capture by a King in AntiCirce he is reborn on his initial square and may castle. If the capture is by a King which is in the form of some Royal piece, he is reborn on the initial square of that piece.

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


No.138 Ioannis Garoufalidis
original – 28.09.2012
s#10                                   (4+3)     C-
Solution: (click to show/hide)

No.139 Ioannis Garoufalidis
original – 29.09.2012
hs#3             b) Ba1→b1             (6+5)
Kobul Kings
Solution: (click to show/hide)

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September 29, 2012 15:44

I am not a fan of ANI (unrelated solutions). But in N.139, both solutions are interesting, though everyone I think will like the first solution with the block ending with the black bishop pin ! I wish there was a way of adding a related second solution. !!

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