Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December
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No.381 by Karol Mlynka – А four-men with surprising stalemates! (JV)
Chameleon Chess: All pieces on the board which are displayed as orthodox Q, R, B, S, are Chameleons. A Pawn can promote only in Chameleon-pieces.
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.
Pressburger King (SuperTransmutingKing): King which definitively takes up the nature of the checking piece (and thus loses his royal status).
No.381 Karol Mlynka
hs=3,5 b) Pd6→e5 (1+3)
Solution: (click to show/hide)
a) 1…h1=R 2.Kxd6 Rd1=Q+ 3.Kxd1=S a1=B 4.Sb2=B Bxb2=R =
b) 1…a1=R 2.Kxe5 Re1=Q+ 3.Kxe1=S h1=B 4.Sg2=B Bxg2=R=
(С+ by Popeye 4.63)
Chameleon echo model stalemates. (Author)