No.899 (SE)

Stephen Emmerson (England)


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No.899 by Stephen Emmerson – Relegation Chess in a play of two Knights! (JV)


Relegation Chess: In addition to promotion of pawns to pieces, pieces (Q,R,B,S) arriving back on their pawns’ home rank are “relegated” – changed back to pawns. (OR: If a piece (not King or Pawns) reaches the Pawns’ starting rank of the same side, it changes to a pawn).

No.899 Stephen Emmerson

original – 20.09.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)

White Kc1 Bf7 Sh8 Pd5 Black Kb3 Bb4 Sa4 Sf1

h#3.5                                     (4+4)
Relegation Chess

4 Responses to No.899 (SE)

  1. Stephen Emmerson says:

    No cookstoppers! I had versions in H#4 (BS->g1; 1.Sh3 etc.) and H#3 (WS->e8) which only need Ps to block/guard a4,b4; but both required an extra wP/bP to prevent cooks.

  2. Kjell Widlert says:

    A witty idea! Instead of pawns walking all the way from the starting position to the promotion rank to become knights, as in the 100$ theme, we have knights walking all the way from the promotion rank to the starting position to turn back into pawns!

  3. AGOSTINI Valerio says:

    Anti-100$ theme??

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