Original Problems (page 98)

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

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No.163 – hs#4 by Nikolaj Zujev  A nice mate with creation of anti-battery K/PAO! (JV)


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.

No.163 Nikolaj Zujev
hs#4                                             (4+5)
PAOs: c2, c4, c6
VAO a2
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

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November 4, 2012 21:33

Lot of nice critical moves and Anti-battery formations ! It is the WCCT theme. Good problem, unfortunately suffers by comparison of the 9-wcct entries now available online !

November 5, 2012 05:19
Reply to  Julia

While a direct anticipation is also possible, it is more likely that an idea on that theme might have been done more intensively among those entries. After all some of the best composers of the world were working on that theme for a year ! I was just lucky that my No.2 was not affected.