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No.336 by František Sabol – It’s a rare case when I’ve a selfmate to publish! I’m not sure about the aesthetics of the multiple mating move, but I leave it to visitors’ comments! (JV)
Mars Circe: non-capturing moves are normal, but to capture a unit is transported to its Circe rebirth square, which must be vacant, before proceeding to move towards the captured unit, all as one move.
Circe: Captured units (not Ks) reappear on their game-array squares, of the same color in the case of pieces, on the file of capture in the case of pawns, and on the promotion square of the file of capture in the case of fairy pieces. If the rebirth square is occupied the capture is normal.
No.336 František Sabol
s#5 Mars Circe (5+8)
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
1. … Se8~#.
1.h8S+ (1. b8S+?) Qg1 2.c8B+ (2.a8B+?) Rg2 3.a8R+ Bh2 4.b8Q wait c3 5.S[b1]xc3 wait Se8~#.
(С+ by WinChloe 3.24)
Good problem showing AUW. Pity the initial moves had to be checks. I dont however understand “1….Se8 ~ #”. Is that meant to be set play, though black has other free moves? Though interesting Mars chess has the geometric limitation for checks and captures.