Julia's Fairies

Original Problems (pages 81-90)

Original Problems (page 81)

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

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I’m very pleased with the cute problem by my dearest commentator, Seetharaman Kalyan! The problem is nice for solving, and if you’re going to solve then don’t read my text anymore, but go right to the problem below – see No.143!
But I’d like to quote the author here, who said that “Family vacation”  is what is happening in the problem. And one more author’s comment about solving, which made me smile – it was an answer to my idea to test this problem with WinChloe – “it will take 15 minutes ! you can solve in one minute.. This is one area where humans can beat the computer 🙂

I’d like to know who will solve it in one minute!

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


No.143 Seetharaman Kalyan
original – 04.10.2012
Wishing “Bon Voyage” on Julia’s family vacation !
ser-h#16                                     (7+10)
Solution: (click to show/hide)

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

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October 14, 2012 07:40

Hm…. Seems nobody tried to solve ! was hoping to get some views on whether the combination of two themes in this was novel or interesting.

Manolas Emmanuel
October 15, 2012 03:48

I was delighted to find the solution. It took me some time.
Then I replaced bS with bR in order to add two moves, but I failed (because of a dual) and I admired again the economy of the construction.

October 15, 2012 07:50

Thanks! Yes. A black bRa7 will actually add one more switchback (not just moves) as bK will have to move to let bR move to b6, but the bK move back to c7 and the move Ba7 become interchangeable. Five switchbacks might be a task !

Petko Petkov
Petko Petkov
October 15, 2012 10:00

No.143 Seetharaman Kalyan
А very original series-mover! Here the main theme is Annihilation of Pa5, combined with beautiful maneuver of the black Queen which plays in every corner of the board, executing a Switchback! Of course, very fine are also the other switchbacks of Sa7, Bb8, Bc8. Bravo, Ram!

October 15, 2012 15:20
Reply to  Petko Petkov

Thank you Petkov. Delighted to know that you liked it !

March 23, 2016 11:12

A series of 17 moves is possible in 01 Bd7 02 Nc8 03 Ne7 04 Ng6 05 Nxe5 06 Ng6 07 Ne7 08 Nc8 09 Na7 10 Bc8 11 e5 12 e4 13 e3 14 e2 15 e1Q 16 Qa1 17 Qxa5

March 23, 2016 12:05

Thanks Prakash. I noticed this possibility while composing (before checking with Popeye). Luckily it took 17 moves! and later Popeye took an hour before declaring it sound.

Raju is part of a Whatsapp group and he gives helpmates for solving to the group members. They are usually solved correctly by nearly 20 solvers most of the time. He gave the above serieshelpmate for solving to the group and 7 solvers found the solution and liked it.

I hope some of them take more interest (like Mr.Prakash) and hopefully take to looking at other problem types and perhaps composing also !! Thank you Julia.

Raju Rajendiran
Raju Rajendiran
March 23, 2016 17:04

Thanks Raman Sir and Prakash….

its the need of the time to tell the remaining….apart from our senior….

we formed the whatsapp group for enthusiastic chess problem lovers…..in our southern india…

we are conducting problem solving in alternate days of one week, especially helpmates…..

recent only we introduced series helpmates and Duplex….

now solving for today is Sr.no.H159
H#2 Duplex….

intrestingly past 18 th March 2016 is Seetharaman’s 67 th Birthday ….

So we celebrate his birthday by first introducing Duplex form ….with ORIGINAL miniature , Composed by HIM —!!

and also second one his H#2 3 Solutions….ie also Original by him….

thirdly we gave this SH#16….

he immediately offered the Book Prize for those solved with in 24 hrs….
7 solvers sucessfully sent …
the solutions….

here one more intresting….
past 08 th March 2016…
all we aware International Womens Day…..

We Celebrated that day too…by giving Ms.Julia’s H#2 2 Solutions….for Solving….

Seetharaman’s two originals and Julias’s H#2 ….
will give in notations by following next thread…

Raju Rajendiran
Raju Rajendiran
March 23, 2016 17:05

Seetharaman Originals….

H#2 3 Solutions

W : Kf1,Rg2,Be1,a2 (4)
B : Kc2,Bb1,Sd4,d2,c4,e4 (6)

H#2 Duplex

W : Ka3,Sb5 (2)
B : Kb1,b2,b3,a5 (4)

Julia’s H#2 2 Solutions
The Problemist Supplement 2012

W : Kh4,Rg4,Rf5,Bh1,Bh2 (5)
B : Kb6,Qa4,Ra2,Bd7,Sf4 (5)

Our Solvers feels tough and only 7 Solvers Solved this one too….

but all others liked very much the Battery Play…..

Our aim is to Promote the Knowledge and enjoyment of all Kinds of Chess Problems with in our best level ….

tommorow 24 th March 2016….

One More Our Senior
IM Mr.C.G.S.Narayanan Sir’s
69 th Birthday ,
Best Wishes to him….
we celebrate that auspicious day by our own way ….too

Thank you Very Much Our Respected


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