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Originals - July 2012 (Part 1)

logo   Here are the original #2, #3, H# and S# problems for July 2012. Welcome to Zoran Gavrilovski (Macedonia) and Viktoras Paliulionis (Lithuania)! The fairy original problems for July 2012 will be published in Part 2.





KoBulChess Originals - July 2012 (Part 1)

Judges for 2012: #2 - GM Milan Velimirovic IJ, #3 - FM Evgeny Fomichev IJ,

S# - GM Petko Petkov IJ, H# - IM Zoran Gavrilovski IJ,

Fairies - IM Manfred Rittirsch IJ

Editor: Diyan Kostadinov IJ (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )




   42) 1.a8Q? (2.Qf4# X)

1…S:h2 a 2.Sf2# A, 1…Qb7 b 2.Sc5# B, 1…c6!

   1.Rh4? (2.Sf2# A)

1…Sf4 2.Q:f4# X, 1…Qc5 e 2.S:c5# B, 1…Qd4 c 2.S:d2# C,1…Qb6!

  1.c3!? (2.S:d2# C)

1…Sge3 f 2.Sf2# A, 1…Q:b2 g 2.Sc5# B, 1…K:d3 d 2.Qe2# D, 1…Q:c3!

  1.Be3!! (2.Sg5#)

1…K:e3 h 2.Qe2# D, 1…Q:e7 i 2.S:d2# C, 1…Sg:e3 f 2.Sf2# A

4 transferred mates (A,B,C,D) on total of 9 defences (a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i), 3 threats (X,A,C) recur as variation mates in another phase, 2x2 thematic connected phases, doubled pseudo le Grand (XA/AX, AC/CA), nice key (Author)


   43) 1.Qa3!! [2.Ba8-h1 (3.Qc5#) K:d4 3.Qc3#, 2.B:e6/a2 ~ 3.Qe3#]

1…K:d5 2.Kd3 e5 3.Sf6#, 2…Ke5 3.Qc5#

1…e:d5 2.Kc3 Ke4 3.Qe7#

   Two defences on the same square followed by different quiet wK continuations, good key, miniature (Diyan Kostadinov)


   44) 1.Kb2 Kd2 2.Re6 Sc4#, 1.Kd4 c4 2.Sg6 Sf5#

   Combination of prolonged complete black half-pin with black interference (Author) Very nice pin mates with bK play on the thematic half-pin line (Diyan Kostadinov)




   45) b) 1...Kb2 2.Bb5 Kc3 3.a4 Kd4 4.Ka5 Kc5 5.Ba6 b4#

         w) 1...Kb5 2.Kb2 Kb4 3.Ka2 Kc3 4.b4 Bb3+ 5.Ka3 a:b4#

Black “come-and-go”, tempo-manoeuvre of white King in the form of triangle, mates from the same square (Author) Interesting play in duplex and miniature form (Diyan Kostadinov)


   46) 1.Rdh7! (2.Sd7+ Kg6 3.B:e4+ Q:e4#)

1...f3 2.Rh6+ Kg5 3.Be3+ B:e3#, 1...g2 2.B:h4+ R:h4 3.Qb6+ B:b6#

   Bi-valve defences close black queen’s lines and open white bishop’s lines (Author) Yet another nice selfmate by Zoran (Diyan Kostadinov)


   47) 1.Rf6+ Kg5 2.Sf3+ Kg4 3.Sg1+ Kg5 4.Rg3+ Kh4 5.Rg4+ Kh5 6.Te4+! Kg5 7.Sf3+ Kh5 8.Se1+ Kg5 9.Re5+ Kh4 10.Th6+ Kg3 11.Re3+ Kf4 12.Sg2+ Kf5 13.Bd3+ c:d3 14.Tf3+ Kg4 15.Tf4+ Kg3 16.Q:d3+ K:g2 17.Qh3+ Kg1 18.Qg3+ Kf1 19.Rh1+ Ke2 20.Re4+ Kd2 21.Qc3+ Bc3#

   6.Tgf4+? Kg5 7.Sf3+ Kh5 8.Se1+ Kg5 9.R4f5+ Kh4 10.Rh6+ Kg3 11.Rf3+ Kg4 12.Rf7+ Kg3 13.Rg7+ Kf4 14.Sg2+ Kf5 15.Se3+ Kf4 16.Sd5+ Kf5 17.Bd3+ c:d3 18.Rh5+ Ke6 19.Sc7+ B:c7 20.Rh6+ Kf5 21.Q:d3+ Kf4 22.Bg5+ Kg4 23.Bf6+ Kf4 24.Be5+ B:e5# too long (Author)

   Long maneuvers with white multi battery creation, model mate, white aristocrat (Diyan Kostadinov)


Your suggestions, comments and new originals are always welcome!




+3 #1 seetharaman 2012-08-24 21:13
Diyan. 2.Sc5# is not a transferred mate as after any of the first three tries, for the three queen moves 1...Qb7, Qc5, Q:b2 mate will be 2.Sc5 only. It so happens that only one of them is a defence to threat in each phase. Even 2.S:c2 is not a transferred mate as after the key also the same mate is playable if white plays 1...Qd4. It so happens that 1...Qd4 is not a defence after the keymove 1.Be3 !
+3 #2 seetharaman 2012-08-24 21:22
No.44 is very nice with pinmates and complete black half-pin. But, can it be original? I have seen similar theme shown in the 1930s 1940s. But Zivko should know !
+3 #3 dkostadinov 2012-08-24 21:53
Dear Ram, thank you for your comments! Actually in my problem n.42 there are transfered mates, which means that the same white mating move occurs over two phases of play, but is induced by different black moves. The white mate "2.Sc5" is thus ‘transferred’ from one black defence to another (1...Qb7, Qc5, Q:b2). Same to another white mates in solution. Of course the form is not so clear, because these mates are prepared in set play. Actually my main idea was the beauty connected play between the phases and the surprising sacrifice key.
About n.44 - I can say that unfortunatelly almost all H#2 are with schemes (or part of schemes) which are shown before... But I do not know some direct anticipation of this nice problem by Zivko Janevski.
+3 #4 seetharaman 2012-08-25 05:28
I think my comment was not clear. In N.42 after 1.a8Q? black can play any of the three queen moves 1....Qb7, Q:b2, Qc5. All these three moves will lead to same mate 2.Sc5# It so happens that only the black move 1...Qb7 defends the threat of this try. Similarly for the other tries. Hence there is no transfer of this mate.

In Zivco's No.44 the moves of the black king along the halfpin line could be novel. Hope it is so !
+3 #5 dkostadinov 2012-08-25 16:35
I get your point Ram, thats why I said that "the form is not so clear"... About Zivko's problem - yes the movement of bK are very nice addition.

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