No.285,286 (GG)

No.285, 286 
Gani Ganapathi (India)


Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (I): January – April

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No.285 by Gani Ganapathi –  Surprising Chameleon’s promotions! (JV)

No.286 by Gani Ganapathi –  Although with a repetition of the mating move, a sympathetic ANI-problem! (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-Circe: After a capture the capturing piece (Ks included) must immediately be removed to its game array square (necessarily vacant, else the capture is illegal). R, B & S go to the square of the same colour as the capture; Ps stay on the file of capture.

Equihopper (Standard English type): Hops on any straight line (joining square midpoints) to an equal distance beyond a hurdle. Interference and pinning effects are possible on the line. 

No.285 Gani Ganapathi
h#3              2 solutions             (3+4)
Equihopper c8
Chameleon b1
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
No.286 Gani Ganapathi
hs#2,5           2 solutions             (5+4)
Equihopper a4
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

One Response to No.285,286 (GG)

  1. seetharaman says:

    285. Nice Ch.effects with different mates !

    286. Though showing interesting strategy, the repeated EQ mates are probably avoidable. It might be possible to use two black EQ hoppers with interchange of functions.

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