Julia's Fairies

Original Problems (45)

Original Problems (page 45)

Original fairy problems published during 2012 will participate in the informal tourney JF-2012

The site is mostly about fairies, but h# and s# are also welcomed for publication! Please send your problems to my e-mail: julia@juliasfairies.com

Go to →List of Problems ; →Page 44 ;  Page 46

Warm welcome to Indian author, Gani Ganapathi, for his first contribution to the site! 

No.95 – h=4 by  Gani Ganapathi –  Nice miniature with 5 pieces only! Author is looking forward for the ideas how to improve the second solution, but is it possible in case of so limited material – just 3 pawns? (JV)


Circe Parrain: After a capture, the captured piece is reborn only after another piece of its own side has moved. The line between capturing square and rebirth square is parallel with and of same direction and length as the move of this other piece. Pawns can be reborn on 1st and 8th rank. From their own base rank, they may move one-step; if reborn on the promotion rank, the Pawn at once promotes, the promotion piece being determined by the Pawn side.

Take & Make: Having captured, a unit must immediately, as part of its move, play a non-capturing move in imitation of the captured unit from the capture-square. If no such move is available, the capture is illegal. Promotion by capture occurs only when a pawn arrives on the promotion rank as the result of a take&make move. Checks are as in normal chess: after the notional capture of the checked K, the checking unit does not move away from the K’s square.

You can сlick on “Solutions” to show or hide the solutions!


No.95 Gani Ganapathi
original – 17.08.2012
h=4                2 solutions            (2+3)
Circe Parrain
Take & Make
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
While the first sol has the Fairy effects for most part, the second only prevents rebirth of bPd6 and Bl. has a tempo move (Kf8) and the mate is orthodox.  (Author)

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August 18, 2012 16:26

The solutions are unrelated. I would rather have the first solution alone, which is good !!

August 23, 2012 07:49
Reply to  seetharaman

Thank you, Seetha.
But can we twin it with a better soln?

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