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No.573 (DF)

Dominique Forlot


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No.573 by Dominique Forlot – The mystery of the “underworld” with detailed comments by author about Memory Circe and A unit in memory! (JV)

Definitions sent by author:

Ghost Chess: When a capture is made, the captured unit (except a King) is reborn on the square where it has been captured as soon as that square is empty, and cannot be captured any more.

Memory Circe: Any capture triggers the rebirth of the piece previously captured, on the same square where its capture occurred (if it is not occupied), regardless the color or the type of the unit just captured. The reborn piece resumes its normal course. If the square where the capture occurred is occupied, then the captured unit is annihilated.

Unit(s) in memory: In this two conditions a unit, or more, can exist in memory before the actual position! This (these) unit(s) is (are) the piece(s) captured before the diagram position. In case of Ghost Chess this unit is under a piece upon chessboard square, waiting the liberation of its square. In case of Memory Circe this unit can be anywhere on the board, waiting a new capture to rebirth.

No.573 Dominique Forlot

original – 16.07.2014

Solutions: (click to show/hide)
(Twin has the same unit in memory!)

white Sf5 Ka1 black Pe6 Ke8 Rh5 black uncapturable Pe7 white Be7

h#3,5                          (3+3+1) (C-)
Black pawn in memory
a) Ghost Chess
b) Memory Circe

More author’s comments about Memory Circe: (click to show/hide)

Author’s comments about “underworld” pieces in Popeye: (click to show/hide)

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