Peter Harris (South Africa)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (I): January – April
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No.253 by Peter Harris – A nice four-men which is difficult for solve! (JV)
Sentinelles: When a piece (Pawn excluded) leaves a square outside the first and last rows, it leaves a Pawn of the color of the side that played unless 8 Pawns in this color are already on the board.
Super-Circe: When captured, a piece is reborn on any free field on the chess board without causing self-check or selfmate. Possible is also removal of captured piece from the board. The Pawns (white, black, neutrals, half- neutrals) can be reborn on the first or eight row also. When reborn on the first row (for Black) or on the eight row (for White) the promotion is obligatory. When reborn on the first row (for White) or on the eight row (for Black) the Pawns are immovable.
Chameleon Chess: All pieces on the board which are displayed as orthodox Q, R, B, S, are Chameleons. A Pawn can promote only in Chameleon-pieces.
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: A piece (excluding King) changes its color after any non-capturing move. After capture, the piece retains its color. Rooks on a1, h1, a8 and h8 can be used for castling, provided the usual other rules for that move are satisfied. After castling, Rooks do not change color, If White makes a non-capturing move with neutral or halfneutral piece, that piece becomes black and vice versa.
No.253 Peter Harris
Dedicated to Petko A. Petkov
ser-hs#6 b) wBa7→wRa7 (2+2)
Solution: (click to show/hide)
a) 1.Kd7-c8[+bPd7] 2.d7-d6=wP 3.Bc7xd6=R [+wPa6][+bPc7] 4.Rd6xa6=Q [+wPb8=wS][+bPd6] 5.c7-c6=wP Sb8xa6=B [+bQd8] + 6.Kc8-c7 #
b) 1.Kd7-c6[+bPd7] 2.Kc6-c5[+bPc6] 3.Bc7-b6=wR[+bPc7] 4.Kc5xb6 [+wRd4][+bPc5] 5.c5xd4 [+wRc4] Rc4xd4=Q [+bPa1=bR][+wPc4] + 6.Ra1xa7=Q [+wRc5] #