Julia's Fairies

No.591 (DT)

Dmitri Turevski


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No.591 by Dmitri Turevski – An interesting thematic with combination of two quite different types of exotic pieces! (JV)


Hurdle-Colour-Changing Equihopper: Like a normal Equihopper but it changes the color of the piece it jumps over.

Equihopper: Moves along any line over another unit of either color to a square situated such that the hurdle stands at the mid-point between the Equihopper’s departure and arrival squares.

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.

No.591 Dmitri Turevski

original – 01.09.2014

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white Ka6 white HurdleColourChanging EQh3d6 black Pf7a7f5 Ke8 black Chameleon Bd4f3

h#2           2 solutions        (3+6)   
HurdleColourChanging Equihoppers: h3,d6
Chameleons: Bd4, Bf3

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September 2, 2014 16:23

very nice problem with lots of interchange of functions!

Nikola Predrag
Nikola Predrag
September 2, 2014 16:34

Nice! Popeye 4.69 tells me that hEQ is an offending item?!
Would the problem be correct after moving bPf5 to e6 and whEQh3 to f5? The tries would be 2…cBc3+/cBg2+?

Geoff Foster
Geoff Foster
September 3, 2014 02:24

Nikola’s suggestion leads to a cook:

stipulation h#2
white Ka6
white HurdleColourChanging EQf5d6
black Pf7a7e6 Ke8
black Chameleon Bd4f3

1.cBf3-a8=cR hEQd6-d2[d4=w] 2.0-0-0 cBd4-c5=cR #
1.cBf3-d5=cR hEQd6*d4[d5=w] 2.f7-f6 cRd5-d7=cQ #
1.cBd4-h8=cR hEQf5-f1[f3=w] 2.0-0 cBf3-g4=cR #

Georgy Evseev
Georgy Evseev
September 3, 2014 18:56
Reply to  Geoff Foster

I am not sure it is a good proposal, but it is possible to get a correct position with the Nikola’s idea by putting black hccEq on e6 and black pawn on a4.

Nikola Predrag
Nikola Predrag
September 3, 2014 04:24

Thanks Geoff, at least now I’ve learned how to make the popeye input.

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