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No.853 (MG)

Michael Grushko 


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No.853 by Michael Grushko – Serial Four-men in Michael‘s style!  (JV)


Einstein Chess: All units (Ks excluded) change their type when they move, according to a precise pattern. For non-capture moves: Q>R, R>B, B>S, S>P, P remains P. For capture-moves: R>Q, B>R, S>B, P>S, Qremains Q.

Parrain Circe: After a capture, the captured piece is reborn only after another piece of its own side has moved. The line between capturing square and rebirth square is parallel with and of same direction and length as the move of this other piece. Pawns can be reborn on 1st and 8th rank. From their own base rank, they may move one-step; if reborn on the promotion rank, the Pawn at once promotes, the promotion piece being determined by the Pawn side.

Phantom Chess: Any unit except a king may move either normally (from its current square) or as though from its Circe rebirth square if the latter is vacant.

No.853 Michael Grushko

original – 07.07.2015

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neutral pd7 Se6c6 black Kd5

ser-h#7        2 solutions       (0+1+3)
Parrain Circe
Einstein Chess
Phantom Chess

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Michael Grushko
Michael Grushko
July 14, 2015 14:04

The problem has a twin:
b) shift a2 ==> a1

1.Kd4*c5 2.nPd6-d5[+nSc4] 3.nSe5*c4=B 4.Kc5-b4[+nSb3] 5.nBc4*d5=R 6.Kb4-a4[+nPc5] 7.nRd5*c5=Q nSb3-a1=P[+nPb3] #

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