No.889 
Hubert Gockel (Germany)

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No.889 by Hubert Gockel – Interesting tries in Functionary Chess. (JV)


Definitions:

Fuctionary Chess: A piece can move only if it is threatened.


No.889 Hubert Gockel
Germany

original – 07.09.2015

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white kc6 qe7 rd1 bf1 pg5 black kh1 qh5 ba4h8 sc8h2 pb3c3b4b5e3e4f3g6

#2                                          (5+14)
Functionary Chess


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shankar ram
shankar ram
5 years ago

Nice Cycle! Good W piece economy. Unified strategy. All tries and key by WQ. One of the thematic B moves is repeated post key…. But seems difficult to avoid. Anyway, the main interest lies in the try play.

seetharaman
seetharaman
5 years ago

In the final mate position, the white rook is apparently threatened by the black pawn e2. Can a pawn which cannot move threaten the rook? 🙂

shankar ram
shankar ram
5 years ago
Reply to  seetharaman

Apparently it can.. just like in the case of paralysing pieces and madrasi, where a paralysed piece can itself still paralyse other pieces!

seetharaman
seetharaman
5 years ago
Reply to  shankar ram

hm… Do neutral pieces also attack another neutral piece? 🙂

Joost
Joost
5 years ago
Reply to  seetharaman

Yes. Compare e.g. with a pinned piece which can still delived check.