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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6 years ago

very nice problem with lots of interchange of functions!

Nikola Predrag
Nikola Predrag
6 years ago

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
6 years ago

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
6 years ago
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
6 years ago

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