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Warm welcome to Arnold Beine – famous German problemist and also an editor of fairy section of world-famous German magazine Die Schwalbe!

No.204 – h#5,5 by Arnold Beine  – An interesting action of the neutral Pawns-trio! (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.

Maximummer: Black must play the geometrically longst move or may choose from among longest moves of equal length, distances being measured from the center of each square. Diagonal and oblique distances are measured from the orthogonal coordinates by using Pythagora’s theorem (take the square root of the sum of the squares of the orthogonal distances). All other orthodox chess rules apply.

No.204 Arnold Beine
h#5,5          b) Kd4→d6        (1+1+3)
Solution: (click to show/hide)

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December 26, 2012 08:00

Dont know why. My Popeye shows a quite different solution starting 1…f8S. Probably I am doing something wrong.