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No.548 (GE)

Georgy Evseev


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No.548 by Georgy Evseev – A team of white PAOs in a play with tempo-moves! (JV)


Anti-Circe: After a capture the capturing piece (Ks included) must immediately be removed to its game array square (necessarily vacant, else the capture is illegal). Captures on the rebirth square are allowed. Game array squares are determined as in Circe.

Circe: Captured units (not Ks) reappear on their game-array squares, of the same colour 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.

PAO(PA): Chinese piece operating along Rook lines: moves as Rook, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

No.548 Georgy Evseev
original – 28.05.2014
548-hs#2-gehs#2              2 solutions             (5+8)
PAOs: a8, c7, f4, g2
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

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May 28, 2014 21:36

The tempo moves are interesting. But I think it might be better to have a more interesting white first move.. For instance, instead of having a static Pao at h8, one of the other two Paos can capture on the ‘a’ file and later the other Pao can give the anti battery check. After all, the B2 move can be any capture, not necessarily a white Pao.

Nikola Predrag
Nikola Predrag
May 29, 2014 07:22

I understand that complex ideas bring some troubles in the economy which could be tolerated. But it seems as commonly accepted that hs# genre allows poor use of the pieces.
Poor use is insulting for the pieces. The art of chess composition is in the ECONOMIC use of the pieces.

Static fairy piece PAc7 should be avoided if possible but that is only a technical point.
The idea is to make a hurdle on 8th rank by Anticirce rebirth of a white piece after the capture which serves to present black Zilahi. Therefore, the white piece can’t be orthodox.
Only one white Pao is active in one solution and in the end he is humiliated to function as a mere stone.
At least some antipin(repelling) function could make him proud of his power.
It is probably useless to talk about it but here are some examples. Why would anyone bother with the economy if the easy way would be praised?
(The last example uses Anticirce pin by bRa1)

White PAa8 Kd7 Pf7 PAg3 PAh1
Black Kf8 Pc7 Sg7 Pc6 Sd4 Bc2 Rd1

White PAa8 Kd7 PAa6 Pe6 Ph6 PAh2
Black Kf8 Sb7 Pc7 Pc6 Bg6 Pe2 Rd1

White PAa8 Kd7 GIb4 CAc4
Black Kf8 Pb7 Rg7 Pe6 Pb3 Sb2 Bc2 Rd1

White Ka6 Pe6 TRa3 TRa2
Black Ke8 TRe7 Pb6 Pb5 Pc3 Ra1 Sb1 Bd1

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