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No.630 by Oliver Sick – Nice realization of AUW theme with seldom combination of fairy conditions! (JV)


Couscous Circe: As Circe, but the captured piece reappears on the Circe rebirth square of the capturing unit. Pawns reappearing on promotion squares are promoted instantly, at the choice of their own side.

Eiffel Chess: Similar to Madrasi, but the paralysis occurs rather differently, in the sequence P-N-B-R-Q-P. A Pawn paralyses an enemy Knight; a Knight paralyses an enemy Bishop, and so on. A paralyzed unit loses all powers except that of causing paralysis. Fairy pieces play normal, without paralysis. (Madrasi: Units, other than Kings, are paralysed when they attack each other. Paralysed units cannot move, capture or give check, their only power being that of causing paralysis.)

No.630 Oliver Sick

original – 25.10.2014

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

neutral pd5f5 Pa7 black Pd6 Kh8 white Kf8

h#2,5          b) Pa7→d2     (1+2+3n)
Couscous Circe
Eiffel Chess

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October 27, 2014 11:36

Eiffel paralysis is noticeable in the second solution (the checking neu Q is paralysed) but am I missing any paralysis in the 1st solution?

Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
October 28, 2014 22:10
Reply to  Ganapathi

Yes, I think you are. nSg6 is paralysed for Black by nPf5, therefore nSg6# is no self-check (despite wKf8) and Black cannot parry the check by moving nSg6 away.