Julia's Fairies

No.752 (KW)

Kjell Widlert 


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No.752 by Kjell Widlert – The eternal Albino theme, with a use of Circe and Maximummer here. (JV)


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.

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.

No.752 Kjell Widlert

original – 14.03.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)

white kh8 rh5 ba1 pa4b2c2 black kc4 ra3 pa2a5a7b6c3f3

#6                                            (6+8)

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Luce Sebastien
Luce Sebastien
March 14, 2015 21:37

Good job Kjell !
we have now a pretty family of fairy albinos !
Diagram Circe, Symetry Circe+Anticirce diagram, Anticirce, T&M and now Circe !
What else ? as Georges Clooney says !

Mike Neumeier
Mike Neumeier
March 15, 2015 17:08

Still trying to solve this (my current coffee table problem). Has me hooked.

Mike Neumeier
Mike Neumeier
March 15, 2015 19:15
Reply to  Mike Neumeier

Got it. Had to refresh my memory on albino meaning, so I took that as a strong hint. Still, about 20 minutes to the end. Bravo! Great problem. Before the hint, I’d thought for sure wK had a role covering a square or two, but this just led to a sea of escaping variations for black. In the process of relearning albino, I refreshed on pickaninny definition as well.

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