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Problem 618: Kenneth Solja - Fairy (Maximummer, KoKo, Okapi, Marguerites)
kenneth.solja(30.10.2015) Interesting fairy Tanagra with exotic pieces and nice twin form by Kenneth Solja.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
618
 
a) 1.nOKc5 nMGd6 2.nMGg3 nOKf3+ 3.Kh3 nOKh4+ 4.Kxh4 nMGh5
5.nMGg7 Kh7 6.nMGg8 nMGh6 7.Kh5 nMGg4 8.Kh6 Kg6#
b) 1.nMGc5 nOKd4 2.nMGc3 nOKg2 3.Kg3 nMGh7 4.Kf3 nOKe3
5.Kf4 nOKg4 6.Kg5 nOKh6+ 7.Kxh6 nMGg5 8.Kh7 Kg7#
 
Marche royale, Zigzag, Switchback noir, Switchback de piece feerique
Anti-batterie, Sacrifice noir (Author)
 
Marguerites: a piece combining the powers of Grasshopper, Hamster, Sparrow, Eagle and Moose
Grasshopper (G): Hops on Q-lines over any one unit (the hurdle) to the next square beyond. Q-hopper would be a more sensible name.
Sparrow (SW): a grasshopper which pivots 135' (to either side) at the hurdle.
Eagle (EA): a grasshopper which pivots 90' (to either side) at the hurdle.
Hamster: moves like a Grasshopper but deflect 180o on passing over the hurdle.
Moose (M): a grasshopper which pivots 45' (to either side) at the hurdle.
Okapi: a piece combining the powers of Knight and Zebra
Zebra (Z): a (2,3/3,2) leaper, e.g. a1>d3 or a1>c4.
Neutral piece (n): A unit with this characteristic may be regarded as of either colour by the side whose turn it is to play. Neutral pawns promote to neutral pieces.
Koko Chess (Contact Chess):a move is legal only if the arrival square is adjacent to any piece, this applies also to the capture of king.
Maximummer: Black must play the geometrically longest 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. 
 

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