# No.285,286 (GG)

 No.285, 286 Gani Ganapathi (India) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (I): January – April →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2013(I) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

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)

Definitions:

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 India original-21.03.2013   h#3              2 solutions             (3+4)Equihopper c8Chameleon b1   Solutions: (click to show/hide)   I.1.f2-f1=cQ Kd7-c6 2.cQf1-a6=cS EQc8-c4 3.cSa6-b8=cB Kc6-b6 # II. 1.f2-f1=cS Kd7-d8 2.cSf1-e3=cB EQc8-e8 3.cBe3-a7=cR Kd8-c8 #   Features:  Ch. piece used to self-block BK field by using Promotions. A Cham. (neccessary) positioned at b1 to ward off cooks. All ch. stages represented in the solutions. Miniature with 2 Solutions( with EQ used on different lines–S and Q). (Author) No.286 Gani Ganapathi India original-21.03.2013   hs#2,5           2 solutions             (5+4)Anti-CirceEquihopper a4   Solutions: (click to show/hide)   I.1…Ra2xe2[bRe2->a8] + 2.Kb8-b7 Ra8-b8 + 3.Kb7-c6 + EQa4xe8[bEQe8->e1] # II. 1…EQa4-c2 2.Kb8-c8 Ra2xa5[bRa5->h8] 3.Kc8-d7 + EQc2xe8[bEQe8->e1] #   Features:  AntiCirce effects put to good use. Mating moves are the same (am afraid, unavoidable) but the EQ starts from different squares. (Author)

### 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.