Fairy chess composition

# No.615,616 (OS)

 No.615, 616 Oliver Sick (Germany) Warm welcome to Oliver in Original Problems section of JF! Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2014 (III): September – December →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2014(III) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.615 & 616 by Oliver Sick – Two miniatures representing Annan Chess with neutral pieces: ANI-solutions in the first one, and an active play of the black King in the second one! Your feedback on the problems is welcomed by author!

I’d like to mention also that Annan Chess with neutral pieces is the theme of Arnold Beine 60 JT. So, we have a nice examples to learn from! (JV)

Definitions:

Annan Chess: If two pieces of the same colour are standing close to each other in N-S-direction, the front piece moves only like the rear piece as long as the contact is existing. The front piece is that piece that is closer to the own promotion line. White/Black Pawns on the 1st/8th rank cannot move, but can give their kind of moving to a front piece. Officers moving with the power of a Pawn to the promotion line do not promote; if they make a double-step with the power of a Pawn, they cannot be captured en-passant; but officers with the power of a Pawn can capture a Pawn en-passant.

MOA(MO): The Chinese knight, which is a Rider, moving along a bent line to the arrival square of a normal Knight, first diagonally then orthogonally. The MOA can be interfered with on the intervening square.

 No.615 Oliver SickGermanyoriginal – 06.10.2014 Solutions: (click to show/hide) white Ka5 black Ka1 neutral Pe6e4 Se5 Bf8 h=3            2 solutions    (1+1+4n)Annan Chess 1.nBf8-d6 nPe6-c5 2.nPc5-c4 nSe5*d6 3.nSd6*e4 nSe4-c3 {=} 1.nBf8-h6 nPe6-f8=nQ 2.nSe5-d3 nQf8*h6 3.nPe4*d3 nQh6-d2 {= (C+ by Popeye 4.69)} Those type of stalemates are typical for AnnanChess. In both solutions the neutral piece is almost fixed by the neutral pawn "in the back" (in the black phase). From my personal this is quite harmonic even if the solutions and end positions are very different. (Author)
 No.616 Oliver SickGermanyoriginal – 06.10.2014 Solution: (click to show/hide) neutral MOa6 black Kf8 white Kh7 h#7                                   (1+1+1n)Annan ChessMOA a6 1.Kf8-e7 nMOa6-b8 2.Ke7-d6 nMOb8-d7 3.Kd6-e4 nMOd7-e5 4.Ke4-g3 Kh7-h6 { } 5.nMOe5-g4 + Kh6-g5 6.Kg3-h1 Kg5-f3 7.nMOg4-h2 + Kf3-g2 # { (C+ by Popeye 4.69)} A quite long h# with only three pieces and AnnanChess specific mating position and a quite funny hopping of the bK from f8 to h1. No deep theme but I like these pure miniatures. (Author)

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