Krassimir Gandev


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No.908 by Krassimir Gandev – Roses in a Circe-problem! (JV)


Circe: Captured units (not Ks) reappear on their game-array squares, of the same colour in the case of pieces, on the file of capture in the case of pawns, and on the promotion square of the file of capture in the case of fairy pieces. If the rebirth square is occupied the capture is normal.

Ibis(15): (1,5) Knight.

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.

Rose(RO): (1,2) Octagonal Rider (extents the move of the Knight on a circular path e.g. a4-b6-d7-f6-g4-f2-d1-b2 or a4-c5-e4-f2).

No.908 Krassimir Gandev

original – 28.09.2015

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

White kf8 roe5e6 Black kd5 bph4 ibc8g1 Neutral bg8 rh5

h#2           2 solutions       (3+4+2)
Ibis c8, g1
Berolina-Pawn h4
Rose e5, e6

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September 29, 2015 21:48

Berolina pawn not needed. The problem is sound with ordinary pawn on h4 when some of the pieces are moved left! e.g.
white Ke8 rod6d5
black Ph4 Kc5 15g1b8
neutral rh5 bf8

Georgy Evseev
Georgy Evseev
September 30, 2015 23:51

Orthodox scheme (with knights and white rear battery pieces) is extremely well known.

The earliest realisation is probably:

Schach-Echo 1980 (v)
White : Kb2 Re2 Bh3 Se5f5 Pg6h4d2f2g2
Black : Ke6 Qg7 Rh6h1 Ba2 Sb8b6 Pc6d6h5f4g3
h‡2 (10+12) C+
b) h1>e1
c) h1>f7
d) g7>f6

a) 1.Qd7 Se7+ 2.Rxh3 Sg4‡
b) 1.Qe7 Sd7+ 2.Rxe2 Se3‡
c) 1.Rf6 Sg4+ 2.Kxf5 Se5‡
d) 1.d5 Se3+ 2.Kxe5 Sf5‡

even with two additional phases…