Michael Grushko (Israel)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (I): January – April
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Happy Birthday, Petko!!
No.272 by Michael Grushko – Interesting series problem with the neutral King! (JV)
Couscous Circe: As Circe, but the captured piece reappears on the Circe rebirth square of the capturing unit. Pawns reappearing on promotion squares are promoted instantly, at the choice of their own side.
Take & Make: Having captured, a unit must immediately, as part of its move, play a non-capturing move in imitation of the captured unit from the capture-square. If no such move is available, the capture is illegal. Promotion by capture occurs only when a pawn arrives on the promotion rank as the result of a take&make move. Checks are as in normal chess: after the notional capture of the checked K, the checking unit does not move away from the K’s square.
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.272 Michael Grushko
Dedicated to Petko A. Petkov
in occasion of his birthday!
Take & Make
Solution: (click to show/hide)
1. g7-g5 2.g5-g4 3.g4xf3-f4 [+wPf7] 4.f4-f3 5.f3-f2 6.f2-f1=B 7.Bf1-c4 8.Bc4xf7-f8 [+wPc8=wQ] 9.Bf8xh6-h7 [+wPf8=wS] 10.nKh5-h6 11.nKh6-g7 12.nKg7-h8 13.Bh7-g8 Qc8-c3#