Julia's Fairies

No.775 (MG)

Michael Grushko 


Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2015 (I): January – June

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No.775 by Michael Grushko – Very dynamic play in a four-men! My gratitude for the dedication! (JV)


Couscous Circe: As Circe, but the captured piece reappears on the Circe rebirth square of the capturing unit. Pawns reappearing on promotion squares are promoted instantly, at the choice of their own side.

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.

Take & Make: Having captured, a unit must immediately, as part of its move, play a non-capturing move in imitation of the captured unit from the capture-square. If no such move is available, the capture is illegal. Promotion by capture occurs only when a pawn arrives on the promotion rank as the result of a take&make move. Checks are as in normal chess: after the notional capture of the checked K, the checking unit does not move away from the King’s square.

No.775 Michael Grushko

original – 10.04.2015
Dedicated to Julia Vysotska

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

Black Ka8 Neutral Sh1 Pb6 Pg2

h#2.5           b) Pb6→c4       (0+1+3)
Couscous Circe

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