Geoff Foster


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No.658 by Geoff Foster – Phantom Chess where all the pieces are neutral! (JV)


Phantom Chess: Any unit except a king may move either normally (from its current square) or as though from its Circe rebirth square if the latter is vacant.

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.

No.658 Geoff Foster

original – 03.12.2014
Dedicated to Chris Feather

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

neutral Kh5 pa2f7h7

h#2            2 solutions     (0+0+4n)
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Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
December 3, 2014 23:37

Note that 1.a1=nQ?? is an illegal selfcheck.