|Staugaard castling:||This is a fairy kind of castling, originating in a loophole in the Laws of Chess spotted by the Danish composer Conrad Staugaard in 1907. A promoted rook can be regarded as never having moved. This allows for vertical castling with wKe1 & wRe8 to wKe3 & wRe2 (or analogously for Black). (from Die Schwalbe)|
Some more words about the invention by Andrew Buchanan (a copy from No.1615):
Conrad Staugaard (see the biography) invented the condition later termed Pam-Krabbe. He seems to have been a funny and kind figure: like a Danish Lewis Carroll, but a socially-aware entrepreneur. He deserves to be commemorated with his condition, which is how WinChloe and PDB already identify it. Recently discussed on PDB.
No. 1617 Michel Caillaud
original - 31.05.2021
dedicated to James MALCOM &
Solution: (click to show/hide)
White castling in a solution, black castling in the other one.
Some justification for the solutions :
Orthodox counting, 13 white moves are apparent (white Rook h1 was
captured on f6 and replaced by a Phenix Rook e2 promoted on e8).
Disappearance of Pawns d2, d7 has to be explained.
With white castling, white extra move can be used to capture bPd7.
Without white castling, bPd7 must promote to disappear.