Julia's Fairies

No.461,462 (PH)

No.461, 462
Peter Harris (South Africa)


Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December

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Two problems by Peter Harris:

No.461 – An elegant Chameleon Four-men!
No.462 – An Aristocratic Miniature with difficult solution! (JV)


Chameleon: On completing a move, a Chameleon (from classical standard type) changes into another piece, in the sequence Q-S-B-R-Q… Promotion may be to a Chameleon at any stage in the cycle if any Chameleon piece is presented on the board.

No Сapture Chess: Captures are illegal, but all other rules, including check (or mate), are orthodox.

Isardam: Any move, including capture of the King, is Isardam illegal if a Madrasi-type paralysis would result from it.

Circe: Captured units (not Ks) reappear on their game-array squares, of the same colour in the case of pieces, on the file of capture in the case of pawns, and on the promotion square of the file of capture in the case of fairy pieces. If the rebirth square is occupied the capture is normal.

Madrasi: Units, other than Kings, are paralysed when they attack each other. Paralysed units cannot move, capture or give check, their only power being that of causing paralysis.

Transmuted Kings: When they are threatened, the Kings move only like the threatening unit(s).

No.461 Peter Harris
South Africa
original – 24.12.2013
h=2,5      b) bcBg6→bcRg6       (2+2)
Chameleons: Qc2,Sc3,Re2,Bg6
No Capture
(no Kings)
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
No.462 Peter Harris
South Africa
original – 24.12.2013
h#4              2 solutions             (2+4)
Transmuted Kings
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

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