# No.889 (HG)

 No.889 Hubert Gockel (Germany) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2015 (II): July – December →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2015(II) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.889 by Hubert Gockel – Interesting tries in Functionary Chess. (JV)

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Fuctionary Chess: A piece can move only if it is threatened.

 No.889 Hubert GockelGermanyoriginal – 07.09.2015 Solutions: (click to show/hide) white kc6 qe7 rd1 bf1 pg5 black kh1 qh5 ba4h8 sc8h2 pb3c3b4b5e3e4f3g6 #2                                          (5+14)Functionary Chess {White must both release Black's stalemate and try to achievean observation on wRd1:} 1.Qe7*b4 ? zugzwang. 1...c3-c2 {a} 2.Bf1-h3# but 1...b3-b2 ! {b (2.Bh3+? - Bxd1!)} 1.Qe7-f7 ? zugzwang. 1...b3-b2 {b} 2.Bf1-h3 # but 1...f3-f2 ! {c (2.Bh3+? - f1~!)} 1.Qe7*e4 ? zugzwang. 1...f3-f2 {c} 2.Bf1-h3 # but 1...e3-e2 ! {d (2.Bh3+? - e1~, exd1~!)} 1.Qe7-c5 ? zugzwang. 1...e3-e2 {d} 2.Bf1-h3 # but 1...c3-c2 {a (2.Bh3+? - c1~, cxd1!)} 1.Qe7-a7 ! zugzwang. 1...e3-e2 2.Bf1-h3 # { (C+ by Popeye 4.73)} In 4 tries, 2 of 4 black moves are enabled in cyclic fashion: the one permits the thematic mate 2.Bh3#, the other refutes = 4 point cyclic Arnhem theme. (Author)

### 5 Responses to No.889 (HG)

1. shankar ram says:

Nice Cycle! Good W piece economy. Unified strategy. All tries and key by WQ. One of the thematic B moves is repeated post key…. But seems difficult to avoid. Anyway, the main interest lies in the try play.

2. seetharaman says:

In the final mate position, the white rook is apparently threatened by the black pawn e2. Can a pawn which cannot move threaten the rook? 🙂

• shankar ram says:

Apparently it can.. just like in the case of paralysing pieces and madrasi, where a paralysed piece can itself still paralyse other pieces!

• seetharaman says:

hm… Do neutral pieces also attack another neutral piece? 🙂

• Joost says:

Yes. Compare e.g. with a pinned piece which can still delived check.