No.595 (GG)

Gani Ganapathi (India)


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No.595 by Gani Ganapathi – Surprising transformations of the black royal S in SneK Chess! (JV)


SneK Chess: When a piece is captured, another piece of the same color and immediately below in the sequence (Pawn)>King>Knight>Bishop>Rook>Queen transforms into a piece of the same type as the captured one. If no such piece exists, the capture is normal. When there is a choice, the capturing side decides which piece will be transformed. (definition from

Royal piece: Piece that executes a function of the King on the board.

No.595 Gani Ganapathi

original – 12.09.2014

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white Ke8 Re7 Bd5 Sd1 black Pa2a4b4c7d3 black royal Sc5

h#2              b) Bd5->c6             (4+6)
SneK Chess
Royal Sc5

One Response to No.595 (GG)

  1. Seetharamanseetharaman says:

    Neat idea of anticipatory protection to the mating piece! Wish the twin could have been avoided.

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