Fairy chess composition

# No.730,731 (SE)

 No.730, 731 Stephen Emmerson (England) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2015 (I): January – June    →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2015(I) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.730, 731 by Stephen Emmerson – Nice light miniatures, showing Protean Chess. Enjoy solving! (JV)

Hint (click to show/hide) for solvers for the both problems:

Definition:

Reverse Pawn (PP): Moves opposite to normal Pawn and promotes at the opposite end of board.

Royal piece: Piece that executes a function of the King on the board.

Protean Chess: Upon capturing, a unit takes the powers of the unit captured (Ks included). Units capturing pawns continue to move in the same direction as the pawn that was captured. (In Popeye capture takes precedence over promotion so. e.g. Ph7xSg8=S, not any of Q,R,B,S).

 No.730 Stephen EmmersonEnglandoriginal – 20.02.2015 Solution: (click to show/hide) white  pg2 white  royal pa2 black pe7 black royal sa1 ser-=11                                    (2+2)Protean ChessRoyal Pa2, Sa1 1.g2-g4 2.g4-g5 3.g5-g6 4.g6-g7 5.g7-g8=S 6.Sg8*e7=PP 7.PPe7-e5 { } 8.PPe5-e4 9.PPe4-e3 10.PPe3-e2 11.PPe2-e1=S {= (C+ by Popeye 4.69)} No.731 Stephen EmmersonEnglandoriginal – 20.02.2015 Solution: (click to show/hide) white  ph2 white  royal pc5 black pf7c6 ppd2 black royal ba8 ser-=17                                    (2+4)Protean ChessRoyal Pc5, Ba8Reverse pawn d2 1.h2-h4 2.h4-h5 3.h5-h6 4.h6-h7 5.h7-h8=S 6.Sh8*f7=PP 7.PPf7-f5 { } 8.PPf5-f4 9.PPf4-f3 10.PPf3-f2 11.PPf2-f1=S 12.Sf1*d2=P 13.d2-d4 14.d4-d5 { } 15.d5-d6 16.d6-d7 17.d7-d8=S {= (C+ by Popeye 4.69)}

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Kjell Widlert
February 21, 2015 05:21

In fairy chess, there’s always another way to do any given theme … now Stephen had the idea of doing the 100 \$ excelsiors in sequence rather than in parallel! With a suitable fairy condition, anything is possible. Quite amusing!

Mike Neumeier
March 15, 2015 05:59

LOL, I dropped in here with a momentary fascination for reverse pawns, and I found the \$150 theme (\$50 per Springer). Surely, someone must be at work mustering \$200. Expensive comedy!

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