No.956, 957 
Erich Bartel (Germany)

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No.956, 957 by Erich Bartel – A King in three corners in No.956 & fairy AUW in No.957. (JV)


Alphabetic 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.

Madrasi: Units, other than Kings, are paralysed when they attack each other. Paralysed units cannot move, capture or give check, their only power being that of causing paralysis.
Madrasi RI (rex inclusive): the rule applies to Kings as well, so the two Kings may stand next to each other.

PWC: When a capture is made, the captured unit (except a King) is replaced on the square the capturing unit just leaves. A Pawn is immovable on its 1st rank.

Grasshopper(G): Moves along Q-lines over another unit of either color to the square immediately beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.

Contra-Grasshopper(CG): Moves like a G but in reverse: the hurdle must be adjacent to the CG, which may land anywhere on the line beyond.

Giraffe(GI): (1,4) Leaper.

Okapi(OK): a piece combining the powers of Knight and Zebra ((2,3) Leaper).

Bison(BI): a piece combining the powers of Camel ((1,3) Leaper) and Zebra ((2,3) Leaper).

Zebra(Z): (2,3) Leaper.

No.956 Erich Bartel

original – 24.11.2015

Solutions: (click to show/hide)
white CGd4b5 Gb7 black Ka7

h=7.5                                       (3+1)
b) CGb5→b6 ; c) CGb5→c8
Alphabetic Chess
Grasshopper b7
Contra-Grasshopper b5, d4
(no white King)

No.957 Erich Bartel

original – 24.11.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)
white Ke6 Pb7d7e7g7 black Zb3 GIf3 OKh3 Ke4 BIf6

h==6                                         (5+5)
Madrasi RI
Alphabetic Chess
Zebra b3 ; Giraffe f3 ; Okapi h3 ; Bison f6

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Bartel Erich
Bartel Erich
November 25, 2015 17:43
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November 25, 2015 17:44
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