No.648 (SD)

Stephan Dietrich (Germany)


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No.648 by Stephan Dietrich – A nice serial play with three Knights followed by two Imitators!  (JV)


Imitator(I): Every time a piece moves an Imitator (or a set of Imitators) moves simultaneously in an identical manner. An Imitator cannot move of itself. If an Imitator cannot imitate the move of a piece, the move is illegal. An Imitator may only pass through or enter an unoccupied square and cannot move off the board. Castling is imitated by decomposing into a King move followed by a Rook move. 

Alphabetical Chess: The squares are considered in the order a1, a2…a8, b1…b8, c1 and so on to h8. At each turn, only the unit standing on the square which comes earliest in this order may move. However check and mate are normal.

No.648 Stephan Dietrich

original – 23.11.2014

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white kh1 Sc5d5e5 black kg8 neutral Ic4e4

ser-#8                                    (4 + 1)
Imitator c4 e4
Alphabetic Chess

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