No.730,731 (SE)

No.730, 731 
Stephen Emmerson (England)


Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2015 (I): January – June

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No.730, 731 by Stephen Emmerson – Nice light miniatures, showing Protean Chess. Enjoy solving! (JV)

Hint (click to show/hide) for solvers for the both problems:


Reverse Pawn (PP): Moves opposite to normal Pawn and promotes at the opposite end of board.

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

Protean Chess: Upon capturing, a unit takes the powers of the unit captured (Ks included). Units capturing pawns continue to move in the same direction as the pawn that was captured. (In Popeye capture takes precedence over promotion so. e.g. Ph7xSg8=S, not any of Q,R,B,S).

No.730 Stephen Emmerson

original – 20.02.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)

white  pg2 white  royal pa2 black pe7 black royal sa1

ser-=11                                    (2+2)
Protean Chess
Royal Pa2, Sa1

No.731 Stephen Emmerson

original – 20.02.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)

white  ph2 white  royal pc5 black pf7c6 ppd2 black royal ba8

ser-=17                                    (2+4)
Protean Chess
Royal Pc5, Ba8
Reverse pawn d2

2 Responses to No.730,731 (SE)

  1. Kjell Widlert says:

    In fairy chess, there’s always another way to do any given theme … now Stephen had the idea of doing the 100 $ excelsiors in sequence rather than in parallel! With a suitable fairy condition, anything is possible. Quite amusing!

  2. Mike Neumeier says:

    LOL, I dropped in here with a momentary fascination for reverse pawns, and I found the $150 theme ($50 per Springer). Surely, someone must be at work mustering $200. Expensive comedy!

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