Fairy chess composition

# No.758 (GF)

 No.758 Geoff Foster(Australia) 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.758 by Geoff Foster –  A neutral King in a Back-To-Back problem! (JV)

Definition:

Back-To-Back: When pieces of opposite colors stand back-to-back with each other on the same file (white piece is on the top of black!), they exchange their roles. A pawn on the first rank cannot move. Any piece can make an en passant capture when it has got a role of Pawn by Back-To-Back.

 No.758 Geoff FosterAustraliaoriginal – 25.03.2015 Solutions: (click to show/hide) Neutral Kf7 Pc5 Pe7 h#2,5           2 solutions       (0+0+3)Back-To-Back 1...nPe7-e8=nS 2.nSe8-f6 + nKf7-e5 3.nSf6-e4 + nKe5-c4 # 1...nKf7-g7 2.nPc5-c4 nPe7-e8=nB 3.nBe8-g6 + nKg7-c3 # { (C+ by Popeye 4.69 and WinChloe 3.31)} The mate is by a Pawn moving like a King. The King can only move down one square (like a Pawn), to a square that is guarded by the Knight/Bishop. (Author)

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Kjell Widlert
March 27, 2015 00:49

Another way to solve the riddle “how to mate a neutral king with a neutral, without giving self-check”! The mating neutral must move differently for White and Black, and here BTB takes care of that.

Mike Neumeier
March 27, 2015 14:02