No.832, 833 
Erich Bartel (Germany)


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No.832, 833 by Erich Bartel – Some special effects in Chameleon Chess! (JV)


Chameleon Chess: All pieces on the board which are displayed as orthodox Q, R, B, S, are Chameleons. A Pawn can promote only in Chameleon-pieces.

Chameleon: On completing a move, a Chameleon (from classical standard type) changes into another piece, in the sequence Q-S-B-R-Q… Promotion may be to a chameleon at any stage in the cycle.

Alphabetical Chess: The squares are considered in the order a1, a2…a8, b1…b8, c1 and so on to h8. At each turn, only the unit standing on the square which comes earliest in this order may move. However check and mate are normal.

Relegation Chess: In addition to promotion of pawns to pieces, pieces (Q,R,B,S) arriving back on their pawns’ home rank are “relegated”: changed back to pawns.

No.832 Erich Bartel

original – 15.06.2015

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white Bc5 Kb6 black Sc7 Kb8

hs#6     b) shift b8 ==> f5     (2+2)
Chameleon Chess
Alphabetic Chess

No.833 Erich Bartel

original – 15.06.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)

white Pb5 Kf6 Pb7 black Kf8

ser-!=18                                     (3+1)
Relegation Chess
Chameleon Chess
Alphabetic Chess

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