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No.664,665 (PH)

No.664, 665 
Peter Harris
(South Africa)


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No.664, 665 by Peter Harris – Imitator in two miniatures with difficult solutions! (JV)


Imitator(I): Every time a piece moves an Imitator (or a set of Imitators) moves simultaneously in an identical manner. An Imitatorcannot move of itself. If an Imitator cannot imitate the move of a piece, the move is illegal. An Imitator may only pass through or enter an unoccupied square and cannot move off the board. Castling is imitated by decomposing into a King move followed by a Rook move. 

Maximummer: Black must play the geometrically longest move or may choose from among longest moves of equal length, distances being measured from the center of each square. Diagonal and oblique distances are measured from the orthogonal coordinates by using Pythagora’s theorem (take the square root of the sum of the squares of the orthogonal distances). All other orthodox chess rules apply.
White Maximummer: Only White must play the geometrically longest moves, Black plays orthodoxal.

Chameleon Chess: All pieces on the board which are displayed as orthodox Q, R, B, S, are Chameleons. A Pawn can promote only in Chameleon-pieces.

No.664 Peter Harris
South Africa

original – 12.12.2014

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black kf3 white kc6 rg5 bb6 sg6 neutral Ie5

#6                                     (4+1+1i)
Imitator e5

No.665 Peter Harris
South Africa

original – 12.12.2014

Every W move has to be a Maxi. How then are Ps on the 7th rank to be promoted?

black kc3 white pa7c7d3h7 neutral Id4 Id5

ser-#14                               (4+1+2i)
Imitator d4 d5
White Maximummer
Chameleon Chess
(no white King)

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December 12, 2014 16:54

Interesting miniatures, especially n°665 with many unexpected transformations. I like !
(both are C+ Winchloe)

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