Fairy solving competition has become a standard part of the Marianka meeting. Although always only limited number of brave solvers participates, they tend to enjoy the experience. It was a case this year as well, when I have intentionally decreased the difficulty of problems offered them for solving. All of them included only fairy pieces grasshopper and/or nightrider, and/or fairy condition Madrasi or Madrasi Rex inclusive. There were 10 problems to be solved within time limit 77 minutes and each of them could bring 24 points to the solver.

The results were as follows:

1. Michel Caillaud - 213 points (of 240 possible)

2. Ladislav Packa - 147 points

3. Marek Kolcak - 117 points

4. Vaclav Kotesovec - 99 points

5. Abdelaziz Onkoud - 84 points

Of the 10 problems solved during the competition, 4 were already present on the CCM:

- h#2 with grasshoppers - easy helpmate with 6 solutions solved by everyone for 24

- h#3 Madrasi with grasshoppers - difficult helpmate with 2 solution solved by no one - the only problem not giving any points to the winner

- s#2 Madrasi Rex Inclusiv - average difficulty - 3 solvers got full points

- ser-h#12* Madrasi - fully solved only by the winner, other got small points for set play

The other problems from the competition are given below.

Petko A. PetkovFairy solving Eretria 2005 |
1.e7! zz |

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#2 (9+3) 1+0 nightrider, 1+1 greasshopper |

Juraj Lörinc1st-2nd HM e.a. Marianka Cup 2013 |
1.Gd7? th. 2.Se7# |

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#2 (10+11) 2+4 grasshopper |

Udo Degeneridee & form 2006 |
1.f8Q? th. 2.Kb5# |

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#2 (14+8) Madrasi |

Cedric C. LyttonThe Problemist Supplement 2014 |
1.Gb3! th. 2.Sf7+ Kh7 3.Nxb4# |

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#3 (9+9) 1+0 nightrider, 3+1 grasshopper |

Jakov Vladimirov5th HM Probleemblad 1965 |
1.Gh6! th. 2.Qc1+ Rxc1# |

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s#2 (14+10) 5+1 grasshopper |

Juraj LörincFairy solving Marianka 2016 |
1...Rd4# |

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ser-h#15* (5+3) 0+1 grasshopper |

Comments to
Juraj Lörinc.

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