No.701 (GG)

Gani Ganapathi 


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No.701 by Gani Ganapathi – Chameleon-echo mates with only 3 pieces! (JV)

No.701.1 – An improved version to No.701, shown in the comments. (JV)


Phantom Chess: Any unit except a king may move either normally (from its current square) or as though from its Circe rebirth square if the latter is vacant.

No.701 Gani Ganapathi

original – 25.01.2015
Dedicated to Chris Feather!

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

White Bc5h7 Black Ka6

h#2            b) Ka6→g3            (2+1)
Phantom Chess
(no white King)

No.701.1 Gani Ganapathi

Version of No.701 – 29.01.2015
Dedicated to Chris Feather!

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

White Bb6h7 Black Kb4

h#2            b) Kb4→g3            (2+1)
Phantom Chess
(no white King)

2 Responses to No.701 (GG)

  1. Seetharamanseetharaman says:

    It is a nice idea! Probably this setting is preferable:
    white Bb6h7 black Kb4 h#2. Twin: bKg3.
    1.Kb4-b3 Bb6-c1-d2 2.Kb3-a4 Bh7-c2 #
    b) bKb4–>g3
    1.Kg3-g4 Bh7-f1-e2 + 2.Kg4-h4 Bb6-f2 #
    Now black king makes tempo move in both solutions!

  2. GanapathiGanapathi says:

    Thank you, Seetha, you are right!

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