Krassimir Gandev


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No.793 by Krassimir Gandev – Long and complicated play with an exotic material! (JV)


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

Dummy King (Royal Dummy Piece): A King which cannot move.

Wazir (WE): (0+1) Leaper, e.g., a1 to a2; a1 to b1.

Berolina Super Pawn (BS): It is Berolina-Pawn but its moves and captures are respectively extended to the entire diagonal and the entire column.

Berolina-Pawn(BP): Walk and capture are swapped relative to the orthodox Pawn. The Berolina-Pawn moves without capturing diagonally (possibly two squares if it is on the second row of its side) and captures vertically.

No.793 Krassimir Gandev

original – 07.05.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)

White BSa2 BSb2 BSb5 BSe2 BSh5 BSh7 White Royal WEb3 Black Rb6 Rg2 Pa6 Pg6 Black Royal DUa8

Ser-S=16                                (7+5)
Dummy King a8
Royal Wazir b3
Berolina Super Pawn: a2,b2 b5,e2,h5,h7

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Manfred Rittirsch
Manfred Rittirsch
5 years ago

6 B promotions are a remarkable achievement, but I don’t like using fairy pieces just to facilitate such orthodox motives.
I suppose that a promotion to Dummy is not allowed, otherwise it would obviously be cooked in 10 moves or so (with Royal Wazir on a1).

5 years ago

Bala showed the maximum of 8 bishop promotions recently using the fairy condition ABC chess. Probably it has been shown earlier also by others.