No.1188
Michael Barth & Franz Pachl
(Germany)

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No.1188 Michael Barth &
Franz Pachl

Germany

original – 11.02.2017

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White Ka4 Pb2 Pc5 Pc6 Black Ka6 Bd5 Pa2 Pb3 Ph3 Pe4 Pg6 Pa7 Zh8 Mf5 Neutral Ph2 Pc7

h#2      b) bRb8; c) bRd8   (4+10+2)
Circe
Zebra h8
Moose f5


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Geoff Foster
Geoff Foster
3 years ago

I especially like the mates by nMb8 and nZd8, and how those same pieces must not give self-check on the same squares after Circe rebirths.

Joost
Joost
3 years ago

This can be done twinless, if you use a pion complet:
W: Ka4 Pb3 Pc5 Pc6 Mh8
B: Ka6 Bg1 Pa7 Pf5 Pg6 Za2
N: Ph2 PCc7
ser-h#3
(C+ WinChloe)

Dmitri Turevski
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Dmitri Turevski
3 years ago
Reply to  Joost

The play is very series-like indeed (more direct series for that matter), but introducing a new type of fairy piece?

Joost
Joost
3 years ago

If you change the PC to a normal pawn, and use the same twinning mechanism as the original composition, this is C+ too.

Joost
Joost
3 years ago
Reply to  Joost

W: Ka4 Pb3 Pc5 Pc6 Mh8
B: Ka6 Pa7 Pf5 Pg6 Za2
N: Ph2 Pb7
ser-h#3 Circe
(b) b7->c7
(c) b7->d7

Georgy Evseev
Georgy Evseev
3 years ago

In the light of current discussion, I can propose the following version.

White : Ka4 Pc6c5
Black : Ka6 Sd5a2 Pa7g6b3h3 MOf5 Zd8
Neutral : Pc7h2

b) Zd8>b8, 2.1…

Joost
Joost
3 years ago
Reply to  Georgy Evseev

Why a knight on a2 and not a pawn?
Personally, I don’t like the unbalanced twinning (unequal number of solutions).

Georgy Evseev
Georgy Evseev
3 years ago
Reply to  Joost

Still imbalanced in another way, but…

White : Ka4 Pc6c5
Black : Ka6 Sd5a2 Pa7f5b3h3 MOg6 Zd8
Neutral : Pc7h2

b) d8->b8
c) d8->f6

Georgy Evseev
Georgy Evseev
3 years ago
Reply to  Georgy Evseev

And “classic” twins of type
b) npc7->b7
c) nPc7->d7
are also possible.