No.493 (PH)

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No.493 by Peter Harris – A Miniature with difficult solutions! (JV)

Definitions:

Maximummer (Black Maximummer): Black must play the geometrically longest move or may choose from among longest moves of equal length, distances being measured from the center of each square. Diagonal and oblique distances are measured from the orthogonal coordinates by using Pythagora’s theorem (take the square root of the sum of the squares of the orthogonal distances). All other orthodox chess rules apply.

White Maximummer: Only White must play the geometrically longest moves, Black plays orthodoxal.

Transmuted Kings: When they are threatened, the Kings move only like the threatening unit(s).

 No.493 Peter Harris South Africa original-29.01.2014   h#5               2 solutions              (3+2)White MaximummerTransmuted Kings     Solutions: (click to show/hide)   I. 1.d2-d1=Q Bb2-a1 2.Ke5-d6 Nd4-h2 3.Qd1-d4 Nh2-e8 + 4.Kd6-h8 Ne8-h2 5.Qd4-f6 Ba1xf6 # II. 1.d2-d1=R Kb8-c7 2.Rd1-b1 Bb2-a1 3.Rb1-b7 + Kc7-c1 4.Rb7-b3 Nd4-f8 + 5.Ke5xa1 Nf8-c2 # (C+ by Popeye 4.63)

One Response to No.493 (PH)

1. Kjell Widlert says:

Even though white max is a severely restrictive condition, White actually has a choice of six first moves as Nd4 is pinned (I suppose this was the starting point of the composition). The play has some unity in the two promotions and in the mates in opposite corners. Good value for five pieces!