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No.481 by Bernd Gräfrath – PG problem with a combination of two fairy conditions – Losing Chess & Immune Chess! Warm welcome to Bernd and his first original at JF! The problem will participate in the Tournament for Retro and PG problems published at Julia’s Fairies in 2013 – 2014. (JV)
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Losing Chess: The must-capture rule applies. Kings are non-royal: they can move into check and be captured, pawns may promote to king. As a playable game, the objective is to lose all one’s pieces; a stalemated (i.e. deadlocked) player wins.
Immune Chess: A piece (including the king) is immune (cannot be captured) if its Circe-rebirth-square is occupied by another piece.
No.481 Bernd Gräfrath
PG 6,5 (15+14)
Solution: (click to show/hide)
1.e4 e5 2.Ke2 d5 3.exd5 Be6 4.dxe6 a6 5.e7 Kd7 6.e8=K Kxe8 7.Ke1.
Schnoebelen-King, two K-switchbacks, homebase.
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