Vincenzo Tinebra (Italy)

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No.784 by Vincenzo Tinebra – Systematic moves of the black Rook along the 8th rank. (JV)


Anti-Circe: Anti-Circe Calvet (the default type): After a capture the capturing piece (Ks included) must immediately be removed to its game array square (necessarily vacant, else the capture is illegal). Captures on the rebirth square are allowed. Game array squares are determined as in Circe.

No.784 Vincenzo Tinebra

original – 20.04.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)

white kd3 qd6 bc2 rg2g7 black kf5 qa7 ra8h8 ba2a5 sb1g1 pb5c3c7d7e6f6f4h4

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Hubert Gockel
Hubert Gockel
April 20, 2015 23:30

The R-movements on the 8th rank are familiar (in AntiCirce), but in conjunction with sixfold bR/wK duel – this might be original/even task. Also, key and white economy are excellent. Good to see – every now and then – direct(!) fairy twomovers (without(!) fairy pieces)!

April 21, 2015 10:37

Very interesting BR/WK duel. But has it not been done before? Exciting find if not anticipated.

Nikola Predrag
Nikola Predrag
April 24, 2015 07:26

This matrix is incredibly powerful, perfectly working with a few white pieces.
A complete task showing bR/wK duel in 7 variations is possible at some costs. Additional 3 wP’s and 1 wB are perhaps not too expensive.

Kenneth Solja
Kenneth Solja
April 24, 2015 21:18

I would like to make this matrix even wider with two rooks,
so the task is even bigger. 12 variations !

Nikola Predrag
Nikola Predrag
April 24, 2015 22:08
Reply to  Kenneth Solja

Kenneth, I’m very curious about these 12 different moves by wK.

Kenneth Solja
Kenneth Solja
April 25, 2015 21:29

Well, it is possible let’s with two fairy conditions like Take&Make and Anti-Circe

April 26, 2015 13:04
Reply to  Kenneth Solja

Interesting idea ! Hope you can find a scheme.