Original Problems (86)

Original Problems (page 86)

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

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No.150 – hs#3 by Petko A. Petkov – A very surprising play of black Chameleons as forward battery-pieces! (JV)

No.151 – hs#3,5 by Petko A. Petkov – A Meredith with rich content! (JV)


Chameleon: On completing a move, a Chameleon (from classical standard type) changes into another piece, in the sequence Q-S-B-R-Q…  Promotion may be to a chameleon at any stage in the cycle.

Anti-Andernach Chess: a unit (not King) changes color after its moves unless that move is a capture. (Or: a unit (King excluded) changes color on completion of a non-capturing move.) 

Grasshopper(G): Moves along Q-lines over another unit of either color to the square immediately beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.

PAO(PA): Moves as Rook, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

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


No.150 Petko A. Petkov
hs#3              2 solutions           (3+14)
Сhameleons: Bc7,Bd7,Qe4
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

No.151 Petko A. Petkov
hs#3,5            3 solutions            (4+5)
Grasshopper c3
PAOs: e2,g8,h2
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

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5 Responses to Original Problems (86)

  1. GanapathiGanapathi says:

    Can’t help submitting my humble appreciation of Petkov’s 151-
    the exact matching of Black Grasshopper’s final positioning on the correct diagonal to deliver mate after White’s successive Bristol operations on the h-file!

  2. SeetharamanSeetharaman says:

    While 151 is crystal clear, N.150 is complex and the play is full of Chameleon and Anti-Andernach effects ! It is not easy to grasp that with so many white pieces hanging around attacking the seventh rank it is mate !! Great problem !

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