No.987, 988 
Erich Bartel (Germany)


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No.987, 988 by Erich Bartel – Two stalemates: with AUW in No.987 and fairy AUW in No.988. (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.

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.

Nightrider(N): (1,2) Rider. Operates along straight lines with squares lying a Knight’s move away from each other.

Antelope(AN): (3,4) Leaper.

Camelrider(CR): (1,3) Rider. Moves like a Nightrider but on Camel’s lines only (Camel(CA): (1,3) Leaper).

Zebrarider(ZR): (2,3) Rider. Moves like a Nightrider but on Zebra’s lines only (Zebra(ZE): (2,3) Leaper).

No.987 Erich Bartel
original – 06.01.2016

Solution: (click to show/hide)
white Sf1 Qg1 Kf3 Pf7g7 black Pf2g2 Bf6 Rf8

h==6                                         (5+4)
Circe PWC
(no bK)

No.988 Erich Bartel
original – 06.01.2016

Solutions: (click to show/hide)
white Kh1 Pf2e5 Nc8 ANf8 CRg8 ZRh8 black Ka5 Pa2h2h3g6

h=2                                           (7+5)
b) Pg6→e5; c) Pg6→d7 (2 sol.)
Nightrider c8
Antilope f8
Camelrider g8
Zebrarider h8

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