No.316 Valerio Agostini
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (II): May – August
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Salute to il trio Italiano! See three h#2 problems by three Italian authors – without fairy pieces, but with a different fairy conditions:
No.316 by Valerio Agostini & Antonio Garofalo – Active play of the white King in Take & Make!
No.317 by Valerio Agostini & Gabriele Brunori – Interesting play of the white Rooks in a Checkless Chess!
No.318 by Valerio Agostini – A nice Anti-Circe miniature!! (JV)
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.
Checkless Chess: A check which is not a mate is illegal.
Anti-Circe: After a capture the capturing piece (Ks included) must immediately be removed to its game array square (necessarily vacant, else the capture is illegal). R, B & S go to the square of the same colour as the capture; Ps stay on the file of capture.
No.316 Valerio Agostini & Antonio Garofalo
h#2 3 solutions (4+8)
Take & Make
I. 1.Sb5 Kxb5-d4 2.Be7 Bxe8-c8≠
II. 1.Rb5 Kxb5-g5 2.Se7 Sf4≠
III. 1.Qb5+ Kxb5-e8 2.Sf5 Bb3≠
Triple UMNOV of wKing (Authors)
No.317 Valerio Agostini & Gabriele Brunori
h#2 2 solutions (6+6)
I. 1.Rd3 Rg5 2.Be2 Ra4≠
II. 1.Bf5 Rd1 2.Rh5 Re8≠
No.318 Valerio Agostini
h#2 b) Pd6->e2 (3+4)
a) 1.Se6 d7 2.Sg7! Rg5 (Kxg5?, fxg5?)≠
b) 1.Sc6 Rg8 2.Se7! e4 (Kxe4?, fxe3 e.p.?)≠