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THE PROBLEMIST

SUPPLEMENT

ISSUE 86
JANUARY2007
EDITOR & ORIGINALS EDITOR:
John Rice, 9 Manor Crescent, Surbiton KT5 8LG
(johnrice@freeuk.com)
Send solutions to C.J.Morse, 102A Drayton
Gardens, London SW10 9RJ. Send comments
with solutions or to wmmcdowell.freeuk.com.
All originals printed in the Supplement take part in the
normal Problemist tourneys, so that publication here is
equivalent to publication in the main magazine. For the
Supplement we look for straightforward originals of all
types. They should be pointed and well constructed, and
have entertainment value.
JMR

CONTENTS
Some threemovers by C.A.L.Bull,
by Michael McDowell .
Original problems PS1864-1875 .
Solutions to July originals
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Solutions to July miniatures
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3 original studies
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Fairy solutions (July) .
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Fairy definitions .
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Fairy originals PS1876-1881F .

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SOME THREEMOVERS BY C.A.L.BULL
compiled by Michael McDowell
This month’s Browsing in the library article in the main magazine covers Sonatas in chess, the collection of
C.A.L.Bull’s three-movers. Bull was a prolific composer, and a regular contributor to R.W.Borders’ column in
the Natal Mercury. The following problems show a supreme artist in lighter mood, and hopefully will provide
entertainment for solvers without too much head-scratching! They also act as a pleasant introduction to the
lightweight model mate three-mover. In problems which are based on a combination of beautiful mates the
mates are classified by their purity and economy. A pure mate is one in which every square around the mated
king is blocked or guarded in one way only, while an economical mate is one in which all of the mating force
with the possible exception of king and pawns takes part. A model mate is one which is both pure and
economical.
Solutions on page 787.
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1.c4.Rb6 2.Sb3.b4.Kc5. 1..Qd1.Bull 24 C.d8B (-) 1.f6 2.Qh8. 1.Qg1.Kb6 b3 3.d8S+ Ke8 3. 15 1.Kf7 3.Bc7 c3 3...Bxd5 bxc3 3. This is a good example.Rb4 2.Se5) 1.Sc4.Bd2.Qc3.Bd4 (-) 1..Qh1.A.Bc3+ Ke3 3.Qxe3) 1.Sf6+.Bg7....Ke6 2.Bull 22 C..Sc8.. 1.S~ (Sxd5) 2. where in a number of final positions the white pieces stand on the same squares while the mated king can stand on a number of squares..Bf6+ Kf5 3.Se6+ Ke5 3. 9 1. but leading to 5 quite different sideboard models..Bd2..Bc7) 1.Bb3.Ke4 2.Kxa6 3. An inferior type of model mate problem is built around a mating net. 1.Rd8+.e5 2. 20 1.d5 2.... 1.Rf4.e8S Ke6/Ke5 3.Bb1 Kxb1 3. Note how cleverly the defences are arranged.Se8 (-) 1.b5 2. 1. 4 1.Ra5] 2.Kxc7 2.Qh8.. 2…Kxd1 3... 2 1.Qh5.... As the threat shows...Sb4. 2..Bd6.d6.axb2 2.1926 wdwdwdwd dwdwdw!w wdwiwdwd drdpdwdw w0wHwdKd dpdRdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdpdw wHwdwdwd dwdw0wdw wdw0kdwd dwdwdwdP wdwdw!wd dwdwdwIw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw pdRdwdwG dwdpdwdw rdwiwdPd 0pdNdwdw wdwdwdwI dwdwHwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdb w0wdwdwH dwdw0wdp wdpdkdwd Iwdwdw)w wdwdw)wd dwdQdwdw #3 #3 #3 #3 Solutions (model mates are detailed): 1 1. 1.Sf6..dxe5 2.e7 Kd6/Ke6/ Kf6 3. 7 1.Qh4+ Kf5 3.Qa1. 1. A neat echo.Sd6. 1. 1. 1.. 1.Se7 2.Kc2 2.e7 (-) 1.Qc4+ Kb6 3.a4] 2..Qe4+ Kd7 3.Qxb3 Se2 3. but I cannot recall another setting with the additional model after 2..Kg3 (-) 1.. 1.d3 2. 16 1.Qg6.Qc2 Kxc4 3.Kg3 (>2.1925 Natal Mercury 4. 2.Sg5 (-) 1…Kf6 2.Rd2 exd2 3.Qd3...Sxb3+ Kc6/Kd6 3. there are three models with the R.Qf1+ Kd5 3.. 1.Ka7 2..Qh8+ Kb3 3.Ra7 Ke5 2.Qc6+ is a nice addition...10.Ke8 2.Kf2.. The models form a neat echo.. 11 1.. enhanced by an echo..Sd6..Qa8..Sh7..Qe6+..f3+ Ke3 3.A.. 1..Ra5 2. 1…Se2 2. 1. 22 1. Here.e4 2.L.Sd5.. 1.Re6.c4.Kf5 2... 1…Kf4 2.Qd5 Ka4 3.Bf7... 1...Sc7+ K any 3..Bf6.Bull 23 C..Bb7 2..Rd8+ Kf7 3..Bf8.e8R/e8S/e8R. 1..Bxd6 2. 1…axb2 2.Bg1. .Kxa3 Sxc3 3. Another scheme used by a number of composers.. As seen already in 5..Rh6. 1.. Apparently developed from another Bull problem.Sf3..Bb3+ Ke4 3. f6 and g7.... 1.Rd6 (>2.Qxb3..Se4 (>2..c5+ Kxd5 3.Bxd5 2.Bc2 f2 3.Rf6 Ra4 3. 1.Bf3. 8 1.. f8 or g8. 3 1. 21 1..Sc7) 1..Kh2 2..Kxb5 2.. The defences add a pleasing unity...Qxa3+ Kxa3 3.Qxh7+ Kd1 3.d8S+ Ke5 3.Sd3+ Kd1 3.Kb6 dxc3 3. 1.Sc7 (-) 1. 1.Bull Natal Mercury 24.Se2+ Kxe4 3.Qd4 f~ 3.Qc6+ Kf7 3.Rh6+ Kc5 3.Bxb5 2.1925 Natal Mercury 15.d4. 1.Sh7+ Kg7 3..L.... 1.Sf3+ Kg3 3.Kxb2 2.Qa2.Sc6.Qc3+ Kd1 3.Bb4 2.12.Rd2 and 2.Sxb7. though 5 of them feature S on c7 and Q on c3. sometimes a mate requires a little co-operation from Black to become a model.e8R Kg6 3. 1 Pr Kentish Mercury 1891-92 – 16/2Q1P3/1PK5/2P1Bp2/p3S3/bR2P3/k7 #3 1.Bd5 (>2....Qf8+ Kc7 3. 1.. 13 1.Rh7. 1. models where the white pieces occupy the same squares but the bK stands on different squares are regarded as distinct...Sd6.Qd2) 1…Bb3+ 2.h4 2.Be5 2..Ka5 2.Qg4+ Ke3 3.Bh4 Kh2 3.Qd3 (>[1.Sg4.Sf6) 1.Rc4 2.Kf5 2. while the K stands on e8.JANUARY 2007 THE PROBLEMIST SUPPLEMENT 787 21 C.Bxd4.e4) 1.. 1…d3 2.Qc2) 1.Sb5+ Kb8 3.d7....Kc5 2.Qh6 (-) 1.Qb1.Qg8.. 24 1..Sf6 The best model mate problems show a variety of quite different mates with the white pieces alternately guarding squares and delivering the mating check..S6g7+ Ke5 3.7.Bb3 Se3 3. 2..Kf2 f4 3.Qf8+ Kc7 3..dxc4 2.Ke6 2..Rh7..Bb2/Bc1 2.... 1.Bd7..Qa8 (>2.exd4 2.Bd6..Rc2 (>2..c4 B~ 3...d4 2... 1…Kxb2 2.Qc6.Bb3 2.Sc6+ Kb5 3.Sf6+ Kxh8 3.Bf5 2.Rc6..Kd6/Ke6 2..Bxe6 2.Sf7 B~ 3.Se7 2.Sc6.Bb1 Kxb1 3.Sb6.Qa8 (-) 1.c4+ Kxd4 3..Qf7.Se5/Se3 2.Be4 (-) 1. 1.Qd6+ Kc4 3.. 1.. The switchback mate after 2. 1. 1…Bc2 2.Kc5/Kc6 2. 18 1. 14 1..Bh4.Sd3+ Kc2 3.Qf4+ Kxg6 3.Rd2 > 3.Se3+. 1.Bb3+ Kxb3 3..Qb6 c2 3. Stalemate must be avoided after 1. 1.Bc5 2.Rd4 2.Qxc5..Ka2 (-) 1.Re7....Sg6 (>2. 2..c5+ Ke6 3. 5 1. 1…Bg7 2.Rc6 Se3 3...Sc4.Rh3 (>[1.Kb4 (>2.Se7.exd2 3..Kxe6 2.Bc6 2. Wolfgang Pauly had already produced a notable asymmetric: Deutsche Schachblätter 1916 – 8/4R3/4P3/2p3p1/ 2P1k1P1/4P3/4K3/8 #4 1.Kg8 2.Bd6+ Kf6 3. 10 1..A..Sc6. The basic scheme is the property of a number of composers. 23 1.b4+ Ka4 3.Rd1+ Bxd1 3.Qxa4.Kb5 2.Sdb5+.Bb5 (>2.Kxf6 2. 1.Bd2+ Kd1 3..12. 1...1925 Natal Mercury 4.Bb3. 1.c5 2.Bf7 2..Kc5 2.Sg5.bxc3 2. 17 1.e8Q+ Kd3 3.Re6.Kf5 2.Sf3/Sf1 2..Kf8 3.Qa4.f5 2... 2…Ke5 3.Qh1.L.A.c4+ Kxd4 3..Bc2.Qxa3) 1…fxe3 2.Sf3) 1.Qe3+ K~ 3....Kc3 > 3.Bd2 (>2.Qg3 (-) 1.Qg6. 1.Qc8 (>2... 1.Qg4+ Kf6 3.c2 2..Kd1 2.Kc2 2.d1Q 2.Sf2 Ke5 3.. 12 1.L.Qb1.d8S) 1..Qe4.. S and B standing on d7. 6 1... 1. 1. There are no fewer than 7 models in this problem. 1. 1..Sg3 2.Bg7+ K any 3.Qc6+. A strong key.Qh1) 1.Qe8+ Sxe8 3..Sh6..Qc3+ Kxb5 3. 19 1.Qc3+ Kb6 3.

The black defences and white mates following tries can form part of the theme of a problem.THE PROBLEMIST SUPPLEMENT 788 JANUARY 2007 ORIGINAL PROBLEMS PS1864-1875 This month’s set of originals starts with a traditional offering from Arkhangelsk. whatever Black plays. Tries are white moves that would solve but for a single black refutation. For instance. The three.B W 3. Look out for a cycle in PS1870.. Sometimes. What is the effect of removing the Pd4 in PS1872? The general idea of PS1874 is clear enough. Unless otherwise stated. So a H#2 duplex has two solutions. Twins. All the originals in this and every issue are computer-tested. Duplex problems are those where White fulfils the stipulation and then Black does. Set Play is what would happen if Black were to play first in the diagram position.J. Otherwise solvers can assume that soundness has been confirmed. In these helpmates the normal sequence of moves is preceded by a white move. Composers please help to refill them! JMR DEFINITIONS White plays up the board in all positions. are problems with more than one position for solving.B W#.and fourmovers will surely not detain you for long. PS1864 Vladimir Kuzmichev (Russia) PS1865 John Rice PS1866 Leonid Makaronez & Semion Shifrin (Israel) wdwdwdwd dbdwdwdw rGw0wdwd dwdR)wdw BiwIw!w0 0wdRdwdr wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdRdwd dwGwdw0w wdwdNdKd dw)pdwdw w0wdk0Nd dRgwdw)w wdwdPdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdpdwdw wdw!wdKd dwdwdwdw wdwgkdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdBdwd dwdwdNdw #2 #2 #3 . followed by something from Surbiton with a set mate and try-play..W 2. Steven and Mirko give us a teaser with some tricky toingand-froing. such as ‘H#2½’. So ‘H#2½’ indicates the following sequence – 1. Send solutions and comments to C. where the ‘n’ denotes the number of moves) Black plays first and co-operates with White to enable White to mate Black on White’s nth move. where the ‘n’ denotes the number of moves) White plays first (the key) and forces mate at latest on his nth move. indicated by a notation such as ‘(b) wPe2>d3’ under the diagram. in a #2 there is often set play where black moves are followed by white mates and this can form part of the theme of a problem. but how does Black help? Finally.Morse (address on front page) by 1st June 2007. These have a single solution unless otherwise indicated below the diagram. but Ron’s #8 has a twist that might hold you up for a moment or two. each twin position is formed from the diagram position. the first as in a normal helpmate and the second with White playing first and being eventually mated by Black. In Helpmates (those problems with a ‘H#n’ notation below the diagram. the symbol C– is shown. Have fun! The files of original direct-mates and fairies are still almost empty. If the computer has been unable to verify soundness. and for model mates in Colin’s duplex. the number of moves asked for in helpmates includes a half-move. In Directmates (those problems with a ‘#n’ notation below the diagram.

JANUARY 2007 THE PROBLEMIST SUPPLEMENT 789 PS1867 Nicolas Blum (France) PS1868 Paul Vatarescu (Israel) PS1869 Ron Fenton (USA) wdwdwdwd dw)wdwdw bdw0wdwd dpdkdwdw w)wHwIPd HwGwdwdw wdw$w0w4 dwdwdBdw Qdwdwdwd dKdwdwdw wdwdwdwd )wdwdpdw wdwHwiwd dwdwdNdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdpdwd dwdwIwdw wdpdBdpd dw)wiw0w wdRdwdPd dwdwdwdw #3 #4 #8 PS1870 Januarta Simadhinata (Indonesia) PS1871 Colin Sydenham PS1872 Paul Vatarescu & Emanuel Navon (Israel) bdwdwdwd dwdpIwdw wdwdwdwd dwHwdwdw wdw0w)Pd dwdwindw wdw4qdRd dwdwgRhB wdwdwdwd dwHwdwdw wdw0biwd dRdwdwdw pIwdwhw) )wdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdw$wG dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdqdw wdK0wiwd dwdwdwdw wdwdpdwd dwdwdwdw H#2 (b) Bh1>c3 (c) Sc5>c1 in (b) H#2 Duplex H#2½ (b) –Pd4 PS1873 Guy Sobrecases (France) PS1874 José Vinagre (Portugal) PS1875 Steven Dowd & Mirko Degenkolbe (USA/Germany) wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdpdwd dwdniw0w wdwdbgwd dwdwdwdw wdrHKHrd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdpdw wdwdwdw0 dwdPdwdw wdw)Khwd dwdwdwdw wdwdkdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dw0wdwdw wdwdPdwd 0pdwdwdw b0wdwdwd ip0wdwdw w0wdwdwd dKdwdwdw H#3 2 solutions H#4½ 2 solutions H#9 .

1947 – 4kS1R/s4p2/5K2/8/5B2/24. 1…Kxb5 2. but certainly a related idea. 1…f5 2. Excellent variations (EP). 1…Be3 2. 1.Sf3) 1…b5 2.Qxa7?) 1.Qc3. Two nice Siers-Rössel variations with the bK forced to move into the white battery line (THT).e.Rb4+ Bxb4 3. PS1795 (Saunders) 1. 1…Bc2 2. 1…Rxc3.Sf5) 1…gxh4 2.Qxa7.Bf5+ Kd5 3.6. PS1796 (Paslack) 1.Se4 (>3.Sg5 (>3.Qf6 (MM). A neat miniature example of the theme is T. 1…Bxd6 2. Nice threat and two anticipatory self-interferences by the bS (THT). 1.Sxd6.Qxe7. #3: Set 1…b~ 2. 1…e6 2. The mate in the post-key variation is pure.THE PROBLEMIST SUPPLEMENT 790 PS1794 wdwdqdwd hBdwgwdw wdwdNdwd 0NdRdwdw wdkdpdwd 4w)wdwdw pdQdwdwd Iwdwdwdw #2 PS1795 wdKdwdwd dndwHB)w wdNiw0pd dPdwdr$w wdwdrdwd dwdpdw)w wdwdRGwd dw!wdwdw #2 PS1796 wdwdw4nd gwdw0w!K wdw0w0wd dwdwdB0w wdwdwdwH dwdwiPdN wGRdPdwd dwdwdw4w #2 JANUARY 2007 SOLUTIONS (July) PS1794 (Hassan) 1.Gill). Subtle P defences (CCF).e4) 1…Sf6 2.Bb8 (>2. Ra4 2. all squares round the bK are guarded or blocked in one way only. A perfect ‘multiple choice’ clearance key.Bc7. Norwich Mercury 2.g4? (>2. Smoke and (almost) mirrors (JG).Se4). #3: 1. PS1799 (Strydom) Set 1…e6.Se6 ~ 3.Bf5+ Kd5 3.Re6. The problem is how to dispose of the turbulent white priest (JG).a7? (>2.Se6.Bd3? f5! (2.Qg6 (>2.Sc3. Clearance key and a nice double-pin mate (THT).Sg5. i.1911 – 8/1p6/5Q2/3k4/1K6/4P3/8/4S3. Unterweser Schachspiegel 15.Sg4 e4 3. The 4-fold sacrificial key does not.Qc3?) 1. as this would require the knight to discover check and grant a flight before moving again to give mate. Good key.Ba6.Se4.Sf6) 2…Kd4. A simple (though unusual) three-move block-threat.Qc7.Ba2! (>2. Beside the changes between set and solution there is another change in the post-key play with regard to the white continuation and mate (THT).Be6 (>2.Qa4.Rd6 (>2.Bd5 (Rd4?).Bg6.Bd7? e6! (2. 1…Sd6 2.Rb4. 1…Kxe7 2.Sf5) 1…gxh4! (2.Qc7) 1…Kxe5 2.Sf8 (>2.Siers. Black is severely limited but the main line has to be searched out (JG). yield much variety (though 1…Kxe5 2.Sxc4.Se6+ (MM). PS1797 (Simadhinata) 1.Bxc4) 1…c3 2. 1…c3 2. Some nice sacrificial play (T.H.Se3.Qxc5. A sparkling problem.Bc8! (>2. per se. reminiscent of the Good Companions (J.Sf6) 2…Kd4 3. Flight-giving key leads to a pair of pin mates (C.Sg6+) 1…Sc6 2.Kb5. Beautiful problem in classical style with good wQ activity (EP).Se4).bxc4+ Sxc4 3.Sf6) 1…Kd4! 1. though the g7 pawn gives a big clue (MM).Sg4 (>3. Not a Siers-Rössel.C.Sf6 (>3. 2…Sc4 3. An elegantly constructed problem with a well-unified theme (MM). 1…Sc5 2. Just two artful lines. 1…h5 2. A famous miniature example is G. 1…Sh6 2. Nice sacrificial key and splendid mate after 1…Kxe5 with both black rooks pinned (E.Be1+ Kd4 3.Sg5+ Bxg5 3.Se5! (>2.Petite). 1…d2 2.Traum).Qxg1. but one wonders whether they could have been shown more economically (JG).Qxg1?) 1.Bb6.e5 2.Rh5. 1…Rb3 2.b8) 1…Rc4 2.Sg5. 1…Rc4+ 2.Frankiss).Rxc4. 1…Qxb5 2. A good key leads to nicely separated mates after the selfblocks on b5 (MM).e4 3.Qf4 is attractive) but the bR by-play compensates (JG). PS1797 PS1798 PS1799 PS1800 wdwdwdwd dNdwdKGw wdwdwdwd dPdk0wdw w0pdwdw$ dPdpdwdR whwdwHwd dBdwdbgw wdwdn$wd dwdwIw0w wdPdwdPd Hwdw0wdw bdwdkdwd dwdwdw)N BdwgPGwd dRdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdw0wdN wdwdwdw0 dwdwdwdw wHpdw0wd dwiwdKdw wdwdwGwd dRdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dw0w0w0w wdpdKdwd dwGwhw0w wdwgkdPd dwdwdw!w wdwdwdNd dwdwdwdw #3 #3 #3 #6 . 1…Rxe7! 1. Fine problem! (THT).Be1) 1…e5 2.Heathcote.g4? (>2. PS1798 (Ganapathi) 1.Rd4 (Bd5?).Rb4+ Bd4 3.Sxa3) 1…Sxb5 2.Rb5.Qf4.Qe2.

1…Sxe5 2. Consecutive capture and selfblock (JG).Sd5 f6 4.Qxe5 or Qe3 acc.Qe4 Ra6 2. The white move order is forced automatically! (MM).Rc4 Rh5+ 3. Entertaining problem. Nice sequence (CCF). the problem is anticipated many times over (JMR).Kd4 Rd5.Rd4 Bg4 3. A lengthy waiting problem until B or S is forced to move (CCF).Ba7 or Bb6 c5 5. because all of White’s 2nd moves are on the d-file.Se6 solution almost at once.Qd8+ Kc5 2.Qa5. PS1801 (Blum) 1.Bc5 Qd3. diminishing the value of the problem.Rd4 Rc2.Lazowski). The Excelsior theme (a pawn on its initial square promotes) often has little value in a helpmate.Se1 g6 2. Miniature with nice mates (R.Sc5 Rb4.Kh7 Bxf5. PS1805 wdwdwgwd dwdw1ndw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdkdwdwd dwdwhwdw wdwdK)wd dwdwdwdw H#5½ SOLUTIONS TO JULY MINIATURES (p. Chris also sends a version which retains the two matching solutions. Very satisfying for the solver (JG).Ke5 Be6 4. Very simple play (EP).Bg6 Be3+ 2. the other only an hour later (THT).Kf6 Se4.Qd6 Kb3 3.Se7 fxe7 5. Neat black play. A wealth of clearances (JG).Qe2 Rc5 2. I saw the 1. namely 1. Pleasant problem (CCF).Frankiss). 1. but I don’t like it much (C.Qf4 Sc6.Kg5 Bh7 4.Qf4 Sd2. as here.Se6 solution. A rich confection with limited ingredients (JG). while eliminating the third solution and the bP: 16/3k4/4sr2/4B3/4r2R/8/7K. Appreciated by solvers but.761) PS1812 (Kuzmichev) 1. 791 PS1801 PS1802 wdwhwdwd dwdwdpdw KdpdRdwd dwdwdpdw wdkdwHwd dwdwdwdw wdr)wdwd dRdwdqdw wdwdwdwd Iwdw0wdw wGwdw0wd $wdw1wdw wdwdwiwd dNdwHwdw wdbdwdwd dwdwdwdw H#2 2 solutions H#2 2 solutions (b) Se3>f2 PS1803 PS1804 wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwiwdw wdwdwhw4 dwdw0Bdw wdwdw4w$ dwIwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdNIwdw wdwdwdwd dwdw0qdw wdwdBiwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw H#3 2 solutions H#3½ 3 solutions PS1804 (Vinagre) 1…Sc5 2. effectively immobilising B and S at one stroke (MM).Rf4 Rd5.Ra4/Rd4/Rf8/Rf7. 1…Kc3 2. Mates from vertical and horizontal directions neatly done (CCF). The checking key cannot be avoided.Qd7 Kf4 3. Three varied lines of play leading to ideal mates (CT). Quite a tangled piece of knitting to unravel (JG). on the other hand the quiet second moves compensate somehow (Anon).Kf5 Sd4. 1…Ke4 2. An illustrative puzzle (JG).JANUARY 2007 THE PROBLEMIST SUPPLEMENT PS1800 (Fenton) 1.Rf6 Rd2 3.Bxc5 S~ 6.Qd2 Kb5 3. Chris Tylor points out that moving bRh4 to g4 allows a third solution which forms a better match with the 1. PS1813 (Vatarescu) 1. Excelsior.Qh2 Kxa7/Kc7/Qxa7/b6 2. 1…Bd5 2.Ke5 Bc7. there is not enough force on the board initially to construct a mid-board mate.Ke3 Rf5.Qe6+ Kf8 3. when. even if the capture 1. Check in the keymove is frowned upon. H#3 (2 solutions).Ke4 Rd5 2.C. 1. The solution beginning 1…Sxe5 was rather difficult to find (THT).Kg5 Sf7+ 3.Rxd2 Re2 2.Se2+ Kb2 2.Sxe6 looks rather technically founded (THT). 1. 5…B~ 6. PS1805 (Vinagre) 1…f4 2.Sd8 exd8Q 6.Qg4. PS1812 PS1813 qiwdwdwd Hpdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dKdwdwdw wdwdw$wd dwdwdwdw Qdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdQd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwHwdw wdNiwdwd dwdwdwdw w0wdwdwd gKdwdwdw #2 #3 . it is a pity that the dual on move 4 could not be avoided (THT).Sd5 Rh6 2. (b) 1. Attractive mates throughout (CCF). but no surprises with White (CT).Qa3. The key is strong.Sxe6 Ka5 2.Se6 Bh1 2. Another skilful composition (CCF). but play fairly straightforward (CCF).Qb4 f5 3.e4 Sb8 3. 1. This is good. as several correspondents pointed out. PS1802 (Aloni/Navon) (a) 1.Ba7 c5 3. Harmonious solutions.Kg6 Kf8 4.Bxc5 c6 4. PS1803 (Sobrecases) 1.Qf3.Rff4 Re6.

Bh6) e5 2. (1…Kxa1 2.Bb4 (-) e3 2. In (a) White must allow Black a waiting move. The gist of the problem is the Grimshaw on d4. Pity the key is so obvious (Anon). Mirrored echo-mates with far from trivial play.Kb3 Bxe5 2.h8Q Kxb4 3. PS1816 (Russ) 1. Surprisingly rich play (Anon).Re2? f6 2.THE PROBLEMIST SUPPLEMENT 792 PS1814 PS1815 wdK!wdwd Hwdwdwdw wdpdwdwd dwiwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdPdwdw wdwdwdwd dNdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdQd dwdwiwdB wdwdpdwd dwdwdwdw KdwGPdwd dwdwdwdw #3 #3 PS1816 PS1817 wdNdwdwi dwdwdwdw wdwdwHw) dwdwdwdw wdwdwdw0 dwdwdwdn wdwIwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd Gwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdKdkdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdN$w wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw #3 #4 PS1818 PS1819 wdwdwdwG dwIwdwdP wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw p$wdwdwd dwdPdwdw kdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdw0pdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdkdK wdwdwdwd dwdw$wdw wGNdwdwd dwdwdwdw #4 #5 PS1820 PS1821 wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdw)wdw w0wdwdkh dwdwdwdR wdwdwdwd dwdwdBIw wdwdwIwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdw0wdw wdkdwdwd 0wdwdwdw wdwdwdwd GbdRdwdw H#2½ (b) all pieces change colour H#3 2 solutions JANUARY 2007 PS1814 (Zimmer) 1.Sd4+? Kf6 2. (b) 1…b5 2.Kh4. 1…Kf4 2.Rh1 Sf3.Kc7 (Anon). so not 1. is an unfortunate necessity (JMR). and the play works well. 1…Ka3 2. Key gives two further flights (T.Bd6/Qe4. well composed (CCF).Bf3 Kf4/Kd4 3. I like the quiet move 2.Be7 Kf4 4.Sd6. The Pe5.Qd6+ Ke3/Kc4 3.Rb3?.Sd4+ Kf4 3.Rg7 Kf5 3.d5 2.Qf6 (-) Kb6 2.b3 4.Ke6 Rd6.Sd4) Ke6! 1.Sd4+ Kf4 3. .Rh2 a2 4. In my humble opinion the best problem of the collection (Anon). Critical play in both lines.Bc5 Kf5 3.Qa3. with some twists (Anon). PS1817 (Makaronez) 1.Ba1 a3 2. However.Rh2 Kg3 3.Bc3 e3/Ke3 3.Sg6) Sf4! 1. Took some time before I found the key (THT).b3 Bd3 3.Qc3+ Ka4 3.Orlimont.Sf7) Sg5! 1. 1…Sg5 2. Attractive play.Rh1. Two complementary lines of play. But Orlimont missed the miniature setting! (JMR).Be5? (>2. So sorry about the faulty diagram. 1…Kd5 2. An admirable problem (Anon). which was corrected in the September issue. Looks more formidable than it is: the same two mates pop up in all variations (Anon).Ka2 Rd4 3.Qd4+ Ka5. Elegant rendering of the Banny theme.Be5+/Bh6+/Sd4+. Corner-to-corner key combined with sacrifice play but perhaps reasonably obvious that Ph7 will promote (CCF).Sg5. good problem (CCF).Qb7/Qb5.Rf3. PS1819 (Dowd) 1. THT and other correspondents quote an anticipation: P. It’s an amusing stipulation. preventing a cook in (b). PS1818 (Russ & Rice) 1. 1…e6 2.Kd5 Bc5 3.Re3 ~/f6/Kf5 4. 1…e5! 1.Kc7 c5/Kc5 3.Be5.Qb2).Rxe5+ Kf4 3. 1. competently done (CCF).Se6+ Kf5 3. nicely done (CCF). Give-andtake key with considerable play.Se5 Kf4 2.Qg4/Qg3.Bc5/Qc5. 1…Kf4 2. The excellent key (to the only square where the bS can’t check in one or two moves) creates a zugzwang situation which brings Black out from his comfortable defending position. 1…Kf4! 1. 1…Kf6 2. Considering the small force there is good play in this problem (CCF). 1…Kd4. #4.Kc2! (-) Sf4 2.h8R Kxa1 3.Se7? (>2.Se7.Rf7.Be3 Kf6 4.Ka1 Rd2.Sc3/Qd6. PS1815 (Shifrin) 1.Sd6? (>2.b5/Ka3. 1…Kb4 2.Kh3 Bf5.H.Be5+.A.Bf5 Bd4 2.Bg7! (>2. PS1820 (Gräfrath) (a) 1…Rc3 2. with the same key and similar play.Traum). Berliner Lokalanzeiger 1912 – 7B/7P/16/pRP5/3P2K1/k7/8. and in (b) there are waiting moves by each side. PS1821 (Ramaswamy) 1.Qxc6+ Kxa7/ Ka5 3.Qb6/Qb2.h8Q+ Ka2 3.

nRh5 nRe5 3. (a) 1. 793 PS1822 PS1823 PS1824 (Formánek) Royal Fers: a K that moves one square diagonally.Original 3 G. and may promote to neutral pieces with the same property.W. (b) 1. e4 PS1826 PS1827 kdwdwdwd dwdwdwdP Kdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw Pdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdw!wdQd dwdwdwdw w1w1w1wd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd iwdwdwdK H#3 Circe (b) nPa2>b2 Neutral pawns a2.Ge1 Se2.Kb8 nPh8=nR+ 2.Lc7 Lh2 3. A satisfying problem all the same (JMR).Kg2 Ke3 2. Many thanks to our three commentators for their perceptive remarks. 3 underpromotions in a single line.Bg4 Be8 2. Too many K-moves for my taste (CCF).nPb1=nR Ka5 2.Fa8 Bc6.Be6 Fd3 2.Bc8 Bg6 2.Lg4 Lgg3 2. (a) 1. Well-motivated minor promotions (Anon).nRb6 nPh8=nQ+ 3. wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdPdwdw wdwdwdwd dKdwdwdw wdp0wdwd dwindBdw wdwdwiwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwGwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdqdw wdwdNdwd dKgwdwdw H#4 H#5 PS1824 PS1825 PS1825 (Rallo) Grasshopper: moves and captures on Q-lines by hopping over a unit of either colour to the square immediately beyond it.Kg3 Gf3 2. Take particular care not to fall for the tries in nos. Neutrals always make for tough solving.Fb7 Bxd7 2. but nicely done (THT).Ld1 Lh2 2.Hörning .Bf3 Bg6.Original 2 G.Gh1 Gd3 3.nQa1+ Kxb6[nRh8]. You have to have seen the picturesque mate before starting to find out the sequence of moves leading to it (THT). 1. White plays: 1. h7 H=3 (b) Lb4>d2 Lions 1 G. Not very interesting play (CCF).Lb2 Lh7.Be6 Fb5 2. which have been contributed specially for Supplement solving.Kd2 d8B 4.W. beautiful miniature (THT).Kf1 Kf3 4. and the combination with Circe adds to the difficulty.Ld3 L7c2 3.Kg2 Gd5 3. .W.Fd5 Be4.Lg2 Lb8. Echo variations and mates (THT).Fd5 Bc6. 1.Kh5 Kf5 5.JANUARY 2007 THE PROBLEMIST SUPPLEMENT PS1822 (Vinagre) 1. without orthogonal moves. 2 and 3! Solutions on the next page. Nice role reversal of wG and wS in the finale of each part (CCF).Kg6 Ke4 4. (a) 1. provided the line is clear.nPa1=nQ+ nQxe5[nRh8] (b) 1.Bh6 Sg3.Hörning . He gets the book prize.Kf7 Kc2 2. (b) 1.c1B Ba5. JMR ORIGINAL STUDIES Test your endgame technique on these three studies.Bb7 Be8. well composed (CCF). Congratulations to Charles Frankiss. wdwdwdwd dwdBdwdw wdKdwdwd dwdwdbdw wdwdkdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwHqdwi dwdKdwdQ wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw H#2 2 solutions. Double checkmates in both parts. Follow-my-leader lightweight.Original wdwdkdwd dwdwdpdw pdwdwdwd )wdwdpdw wdpdw)wd dw)wdwdw wdPdwdwd dwdwdwIw wdwdRdwd dpdwdw0w wdwdwdwd dPdwdwdp p)wdK)w) 0kdwdwdw wdwdwdw) dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dpdwdpdw wdwdpiwd dPdpdwdw wdwdwdwd dwIw)wdw wdw)wdw) dwdwdwdw Win Win Win PS1823 (Nunn) 1. duplex: 3 solutions Royal Fers c6. 1. who was the only solver to comment on all the problems. The bLs have no hurdles in the final position – very difficult to work out (CCF).Se3 d6 2. e4 H#4 (b) BK>g3 Grasshoppers h3. Fine models.Kg1 Sf3. Black plays: 1.Hörning . PS1827 (Harris) Lion: moves and captures on Qlines by hopping over another unit of either colour to any square beyond.Gh1 Ke2 4. well executed (CCF).Qd3+ Kxd3 3. PS1826 (Feather) Neutral pawns may be moved or captured by either side.d1R d7 3.

h6 f2 9.. (b) 1.f6 5..Kd6 Ka4 6.Ra1 Kb3+-] 2.e5? 4.c6 Kg3 17..Kc5+-] 5.Se4=P Rxe6=Q 2.f4 6.Kxe6?? f3 8.h5 f3 8.Kc5 Ka6=] 5.Qe5+-] 7.Ke3 would be possible.d6 f1Q 10.d5 Kg2 9.c4+ Kc5 [14. perhaps. since a sentinel would be left at e4 to block the check from the Pao (MM). 5.Kd5 Kf5 5.b5 h3=] 5. 1. the BK then escapes by 3.Kd4 Kb5 4.Ra1! Kxa1 [3.Kf4 Kg6 6.hxg5 h4 8. 6. d8 PS1809F (Willmott) 1.d4 Kg4 8.Kc5 Ka3+-) 7.Kc1? g5 7.b5 Gb4 2.c5 Kxf4 (15.Kg5 Bf8 2.Kf2 Kh3 5.f5 [7.h3+? Kxh3 7.Kc4+-) 16.Re1+ Kb2 5..d4 exd4 9.Kc5 Ge5.f3 8.hxg5 h4 8.d6 f3 10.h4+-] 4.f5 b6 6.Kg1=) 3.Kd5+-] 6.f5 a2 3. 6.d8Q=] 6. Two good mates with again (b) featuring a midboard mate better than (a) (CCF).h3 Kg6 8.h4 (7. Very nice! In respect of the solution to (b) I wondered about 1..794 THE PROBLEMIST SUPPLEMENT Solutions to Original studies (p.Kb3 4..Kb4 a5+ 7.exf5 Kxf5 8. k k k FAIRY SOLUTIONS (July) PS1806F wdwgwdwd dwGp$pdw wdwdwdwd dwdwiw0w wdwdPdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwIwd dwdwdwdw H#2 Sentinels (b) d7=BB Pao e7.Kf2 Kd7 2. 3.Kd6 Qxd7+ 13. e8 H#4 (b) Bb4>d2 Grasshoppers c7.b6 2.Rxa2+-] 4.h8Q=] 5.Kc1 g6+-] 5. Clever use of this difficult condition (CCF).Ke2 Kg4 4...exd5 Kxd5=.b5 solution was better with its midboard mate (CCF).e4 dxe4 3.d7 f2 11.d4 4.d4! [6.Kxf4 d3 10.Kb4 Kc6 17. Vao c7 PS1806F (Emmerson) (a) 1.Kd6 Sd3 3. Very beautiful models (THT) … and the midboard mate is an ideal mate. it “loses energy” and transforms itself (= “is demoted”) into a smaller unit.h5 Ke3 9.Gg4 Sf4 4.f7 h4 10.b6 2.d4? f4 6. PS1807F (Willmott) 1. Easy to grasp.d2 Sc7.Kd3 Kg5 3....hxg5? h4 8. every time a piece moves (without capturing).. I thought the 1. 2 1..Kd4 [1. Note that both mates are models (pure and economical)....Kb7 Ke6 3.d7 f1Q 12..Kb3 Kd5 14.f6 [5.Kc1? a3 6.h4? f4 7..Re2+=] 1..b6 e5 2.... 4.gxh4 8.c4 Kb7 8.h4+ Kg4 7.b6 [5.b5 gxf4–+)...Kc6 Kxa5 7.Kb7 Gc5 3.g5 7..Kxe6 Qc4+ 13.Ke3+-) 8..f6 h3 9..f6 g5 8.Re1 Kb2 4.e4 (3.a3 6.Kh4 Be7. Very fine echo models (THT).Kd6 Kd2 (13.Kc3 wins..fxg5= (7.Ke4 15.Be6 (bPd7) exd8Pao for some time.hxg5 h4 8.d3! [5.Kd3? b6 2.Ke7 Qxb5 12.d4 Kf6 5..h6 f2 9.Kc5 [5.Kc4 Kc6) 6.Ke4 e5 7. if the wK were not guarding e3..Sc3=P Qxe4..d6 f2 11.h7 exd2 11..d7 Qf5+ 11.Kxe4 Kg5 [3.Ke3 wins.e4 (2.Ke4! [7.Kxc4 Kb6 7.b5=.Re1 Kb2 3. The genre was invented by Roméo Bédoni and Jean Zeller in 1981.Sd2=P Bxd2=R..Kf3 Kf5 (7.h6 e3 10.Kd3 [1..f6 Paoe8(wPe7) 2.f4 [6.Ke5 f5 5.h5 f3 8..d3 Gb8 2. Pleasant lines of play.Kh4 8.b6 5.a3 5...h7 f2 11. one step down the ladder from Q to R to B to S to P.f5 Paoe8(wPe7)+ 2.Kc5 Ka6 9.Kd4? a2 2.Kf4(bPe5) cxd8Vao.Kb3 wins.Kd7 Qd2+ 14.Kxe4(bPe5)! (THT)..h3? g5 7.b6 a3 5.Kc5 Be3.f5 a3 6.f7 gxh4 9.. To quote from the Retrograde Analysis Corner: “Einstein Chess is a fairy variant of chess inspired (loosely) from Einstein’s relativity theory where mass is energy and vice versa.Kc2 g6 [4.Re1+ Kb2 5.Kf5? a2 2.Kf3 7..Ke3 Kc6 3.Kxe4(bPe5)] exd8Pao.Kd5 Kxa5 [4.Kb4 a3 12.Ka6 Gb5 4..Kd5 (6.Re1 Kb2 3. Excellently constructed problem using Chinese pieces creating their own hurdles (CCF).f8Q h3 10.h6 f3 10.c8Q+-] 15.Qg5+–+] 7.Kc4 Kc6 11.Kd5 16...Kxe6 f4 8. 1. but..Kxc4 Ka3 (6.Re2+ Kb1 4.c5+ Kb7 10.Kd4 Kf5–+) 2.Qf6#.d5 f2 9..Qb4+ 14.Kg4 [5. only in a two-mover (THT).g7=] 7.Kc6+-) 14.793) 1 1.h8Q d1Q=] 1.a5 7.h5 e4 9..Kc6 Ge4+ 4..Gd5 Se5+ 4.Kxd7 b5–+) 12.c4 a4 9. (b) 1.Ke5 Gf4 2. a model in which all of the force on the board participates (MM).Ka4 6.h8Q f1Q 12.f4 8.Kxe6 f4 9. Every time a piece ..h4 Qe1+ 13.Kxa3 Kxc5 13..Qc4=R Re1=B 2.h4 f5 7..h8Q=.Kc4 Kf4 5.Re2+ Kb1 4.Kc7+-) 7....g4 Vaob8(wPc7)+ 2. for example in (a).d8Q f1Q 12.. JANUARY 2007 3 1.Kd5 a5 8.f5 Kxb4 6.h7 f1Q 10. 1.b5 [6..Ke5 Kg7 7.Kxc4? Kb6 6.h7 f1Q 10. PS1807F PS1808F wdkdQdwd !wdwdKdw w0wdwdwd dwdNdwdw wdw0wdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdw1wdwd dw!wdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdkdw KGwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wHwdwdwd dwdwdwdw H#4 (b) Ga7>b8 Grasshoppers a7.b6 g5 7. 3.c7 f4 18. In Einstein chess.d5 f3 10.Ke5 3.Kc1 g6 7..h4 Kg6+-] 6.Re1 Kb2 3. alas.. PS1808F (Rallo) (a) 1.d8Q (12.a2 [1. 1.h3? a3 6.a5 7.Kd5 d3 6.Gg8 Sd3 3.Ke7? 4.Kd6 Kb7 10.Kc6–+.b5 h3=] 6..b6 g5 7.g6 h3 9.Re2+=.

Rd8=B 2.Sg4=P) 1. which must be vacant for the move to be legal. Very clever (CCF). which made me wonder if there are any examples with thematic content..Rg3. PS1810F (Harris) 1. The question is how to activate the f4 pawn (THT) Difficult problem (CCF) The bK is not in check in the diagram because after PxK the pawn could not be reborn at g2. A very clear-cut illustration of AntiCirce effects (MM).. 1.JANUARY 2007 THE PROBLEMIST SUPPLEMENT captures. but the hurdle is not affected.Try? (>2. Kings do not transform.Re3 (-) 1…Qf2.g3.Bh3 ~ 7. A fairy piece making a capture is reborn on the promotion-square of the capturefile. while after 1…Qe1 2.g4 is necessary to prevent 2…Kf5. so a capture is legal only if the relevant rebirth-square is vacant.Bg2.Bc8 Lh5 6. A capturing Q-move or a non-capturing P-move does not lead to any transformation.Bh4=S) 1. Madrasi: like units other than Ks are paralysed when and for as long as they attack each other. 3. Paralysed units cannot move.Re5 Lh5 (3…Lxe5=w 4. The captures on f3 and h3 are necessary to prevent 2…Qg2. Vao (b) move like Q/R/B respectively but capture by playing over another unit of either colour to any square beyond it.Rxe5=Q (MM).fxe7(Pe2).. P on the capture-file).. 1.B) 1…x 2.Rd4=B 2. Rebirth is obligatory.h2 2. Pao (r). Interference can occur on the intermediate square. The captured unit disappears.Rxe5=Q!. AntiCirce: on making a capture.Bxa4=R! (>2. and the problem illustrates the Albino theme (4 moves of a wP from its starting square).Lh5) 4.gxh3.A): 1. B and S on the square of the same colour as the capture-square. Excellent threat problem. as in orthodox chess. 1…Qh3 2. f5 #2 AntiCirce FAIRY DEFINITIONS (see originals on page 796) Series-selfmate (Ser-S#n): White plays n moves.g4. it gains energy and transforms itself (= “is promoted”) into the next bigger unit.Bg7=S. White must take care that the lions are limited to moves on the fifth rank (THT).gxf3..Rd4=B 2.Key! (>2. Mao (n): moves like a Knight but via the square orthogonally adjacent to it. their only power being that of causing paralysis. 1. 1…Se7 2..Rxe5=Q 2. Grasshopper (q): moves and captures on Q-lines by hopping over another unit of either colour (the hurdle) to the square immediately beyond it. A capture may be made on arrival.Sg4=P. any unit (K included) is reborn on its game-array square (R..KxK being illegal while e1 is occupied. d5. to reach a position where Black is forced to mate White immediately. provided the line is clear. 1.Re8 Lg5 3. 795 Juraj Lörinc PS1809F 4 HM Zeller-90 JT 2000 wdwdRdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdqdwd dwgwdwdw wdwiwIwd dwhwdwdw wdwdwdwd dndwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdrdwdw wdBdpGPd dw$r)kdK pdwdw0wd dwdwdpdw wdwdwHwd dbdwdwdw H#2 Einstein chess 2 solutions #2 Einstein chess PS1810F PS1811F Bdwdwdwd dwdwdw$w wdwdwdwd dw1qdqdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdw0 dwdwdKdk wdw!wdnd dwdwdwdw wdwdp)pd dwdwIwiw wdwdR)w$ dwdwdw1w wdwdwdPd dwdwdwdw #7 Andernach chess Lions c5. 1…Sh6 2.Bb7 Lf5 5. The g2 pawn in moving activates the mating check.A) 1…x 2..Rc3=B? (>2. 1…Qe1 2...” PS1809F is essentially about constructing mates.f7. capture or give check.Rg8 Le5 2. 1…Qf3 2.Re7=B. Promotion with capture is legal provided the rebirth-square of the promoted unit is vacant. . Capture may be made either from or on a rebirth-square.Bh4=S.B. with Black not moving until the end of the series. PS1811F (Gockel) 1. 1…Qg4 2. The diagrammed 2-mover shows the paradoxical le Grand theme (1. Leo (q). 1. similarly the bQ cannot capture because d8 is occupied.

c3 FAIRY ORIGINALS PS1876-1881F Arthur’s series-selfmate is probably simple enough when you have spotted the mating square.. Membership is by calendar year and is open to chess enthusiasts in all countries. Pao e6. should be sent to S. Mao d2 PS1879F Stephen Emmerson PS1880F John Rice PS1881F Klaus Wenda (Austria) wdwdbdwd dwdwdwdw wdwGwdwd dwdk)wIw wdwdwdwd dwdw$wdw wdwHw)wd dwdwdwdw wdwdKdwd dPdndwdw wdwdwdwd dwdqdqdw wdwGk0wd dwdwhpdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw Bdw$wdwd dwdwdwdK wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdpiwdwd dw!wdwdw wdp0wdwd !wdwdwdw H#2 (b) Pf2>c6 Pao e3. Payments. Mao d2 H#2 AntiCirce (b) –Pf3 Grasshoppers d5. but for part (b) you should think about a certain Madrasi peculiarity. Airmail magazine delivery costs extra: £1 Europe. Brian and Stephen make good use of their Chinese men.50 elsewhere. Cooling St. Membership renewal (due 1st January) is £25 for Fellows and £18 for Members (£9 for under-21s).50 if joining after 1st July or if under 21). Vao a7. which exists to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of chess compositions.com). At present I can guarantee quick publication. Rochester ME3 7UB (email sjgt@btinternet.THE PROBLEMIST SUPPLEMENT 796 JANUARY 2007 FAIRY ORIGINALS PS1876-1881F PS1876F Arthur Willmott (Australia) PS1877F Guy Sobrecases & Peter Harris (France/South Africa) PS1878F Brian Stephenson wdwdwdwd dwdwdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdRdw w0ndrdwd dk4wdwdw wdwdwdwd dwdwdNIw wdwdwdwd dwdwgwdw wdwdKdk4 dwdwdpdw wdwdw0wd dwdw)wdw wdwdwdPd dwdwdwdw wGwdwdwd Gwdwdndw wdwdrdw0 Iwdwdw0w wdwdwdwd dwdwdQdw wdwHwiwd dwdw$w$n Ser-S#11 Madrasi (a) H#2 (b) H=2 #2 Leo f3. while Klaus and I invite the solver to get to grips with AntiCirce once again. . JMR The Problemist Supplement is one of the two magazines produced for its members by the British Chess Problem Society.G.J. Taylor. f5 H#2 AntiCirce 2 solutions Grasshoppers a1. You will have no trouble with part (a) of PS1877F. Cliffe. in £ sterling to BCPS. New members first year £15 (£7. Greenways. £3. Enjoy your solving! Composers please send your originals for me to consider for this section.