Peter Harris (South Africa)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December
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No.368 by Peter Harris – A perfect fairy Miniature with nonstandard twin: change of the stipulation only! (JV)
Maximummer – Black must play the geometrically longest move or may choose from among longest moves of equal length, distances being measured from the center of each square. Diagonal and oblique distances are measured from the orthogonal coordinates by using Pythagora’s theorem (take the square root of the sum of the squares of the orthogonal distances). All other orthodox chess rules apply.
Anti-Circe (Cheylan): When a piece captures (including King), it must come back to its rebirth square. If this square is occupied, the capture is forbidden. A Pawn capturing on its promotion rank promotes before it is reborn. The captures on the rebirth square are forbidden.
Transmuted Kings: When they are threatened, the Kings move only like the threatening unit(s).
No.368 Peter Harris
hs=4 b) hs#4 (3+3)
Solution: (click to show/hide)
a) 1.Nc3-a7 Qd7-h3 2.Kd8-e8 + Kd1-g7 3.Na7-c8 Qh3xc8[bQc8->d8] + 4.Ke8-h5 Qd8xd2[bQd2->d8] =
b) 1.Qd2-e3 Qd7-h3 2.Kd8-c7 + Qh3xe3[bQe3->d8] + 3.Kc7-h7 Nc6-a2 4.Nc3-d5 Na2-g5 #
(C+ by Popeye 4.63)