# No.595 (GG)

 No.595 Gani Ganapathi (India) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2014 (III): September – December →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2014(III) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

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

Definitions:

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 KobulChess.com).

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

 No.595 Gani GanapathiIndiaoriginal – 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 ChessRoyal Sc5 a) 1.d3-d2 Re7-e2 2.rSc5-d3 Re2*d2 [d3=K] # b) wBd5-->c6 1. rSc5-b3 Re7*c7 [b3=K] 2.a4-a3 Bc6-a4 # { (C+ by WinChloe 3.28)} 1. Snek effects in the R-P captures changing the rS to normal K and in the mates, combination of RB and BS. 2. In one solution, Black moves a P to clear a square for the rS while in the other, a P moves to selfblock. (Author)

### One Response to No.595 (GG)

1. seetharaman says:

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