Daniel Novomesky 

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No.1483 Daniel Novomesky

original – 09.02.2020

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White Mg5 Kb3 Me3 Black Rd6 Ke5 Rc2

h#5              2 solutions           (3+3)
b) Mg5→b4
Functionary Chess
Moose g5, e3

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seetharaman kalyan
seetharaman kalyan
February 9, 2020 21:17

Nice echo mates. I have a question about the definition. Attack means threat to capture. So, can a piece be deemed to attack when that piece itself is not attacked?

Daniel Novomesky
Daniel Novomesky
February 9, 2020 23:12

In Functionary Chess, a piece (Kings and pawns included) can move/capture/check only if it is attacked/guarded by an enemy piece.

Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
February 13, 2020 01:05

An attack (or guard) in Functionary Chess is really observation, so the attack etc is effective even if the attacker/observer is not able to capture (because of pin, or because of himself not being observed by anyone).

Nikola Predrag
Nikola Predrag
February 13, 2020 03:10

The first part looks simple to understand and sufficient:
“…An attack (or guard) in Functionary Chess is really observation…”.

But the second part brings back the confusion.
A pinned piece could indeed attack although it is not able to capture. This means that it could check.

An unobserved piece does not attack/check although it is able to observe.

(Now, the confusion might keep on growing, unless the ‘observation’ is explained)