Gani Ganapathi (India)
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No.338 by Gani Ganapathi – Non-standard play of different types of Pawns! (JV)
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.
Berolina-Pawn: Walk and capture are swapped relative to the orthodox Pawn. The Berolina-Pawn moves without capturing diagonally (possibly two squares if it is on the second row of its side) and captures vertically.
Royal piece: Piece that executes a function of the King on the board.
No.338 Gani Ganapathi
h=3 2 solutions (4+3)
Royal pawns: g7, e4
Berolina-Pawns: h6, d3, f3, g7
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1.rPe4xd3 rBPg7-f8=rQ 2.rPd3-d2 rQf8-f5=rS 3.rPd2-d1=rS rSf5xd4=rB =
II. 1.rPe4xf3 rBPg7-h8=rR 2.rPf3-f2 rRh8-b8=rQ 3.rPf2-f1=rB rQb8-f4=rS =