|Problems 813 and 814: Vito Rallo - Fairy (Circe, Grasshopper, Alphabetic, Circe Parrain)|
(25.02.2017) Two fairy problems in light construction by Vito Rallo.
a) 1.Sa6 Se5 2.Sc5 Sxd7(+Ra8) 3.Rc8 Sxc5(+Sb8) 4.Sd7+ Kf7 5.Kd8 Se6#
b) 1.Sc6 Sg7 2.Se7 Ke6 3.Kd8 Kf7 4.Bb3+ Kf8 5.Be6 Sxe6(+Bc8)#
Miniature, no pawns, self block , black sacrifice, devain effect (author)
Alphabetical Chess:The squares are considered in the order a1, a2...a8, b1...b8, c1 and so on to h8. The player whose turn it is may move only his unit standing on the square which comes earliest in this order. However check and mate are normal.
Circe: Captured units (not Ks) reappear on their game-array squares, of the same colour (pieces), on the file of capture (pawns), or on the capture file’s promotion square (fairy pieces). If the rebirth square is occupied the capture is normal.
1.Ka2 2.Sxc3 3.Ka1(+Pc2) 4.Sb5 5.Sa3 6.Sxc2 Kxc2(+Pb1)#
1.Sxc3 2.Gb4(+Pa3) 3.Gd4 4.Gb2 5.Sb5 6.Sxa3 Sd2(+Pb1)#
Note Winchloe: Switchback noir Roi, Switchback de piece feerique,
Batterie royale, Batterie blanche,Sacrifice noir, Promotion (author)
Circe Parrain: The captured units are reborn on a square which depends on the move following the capture (hence a move by a unit of same color, called the godfather unit). The step from the capture square to the rebirth square is given by (is equipollent to) the godfather-move. Rebirth only occurs if the rebirth-square is empty. Pawns may be reborn anywhere: on the 8th rank they are promoted, on the 1st rank they may only make a single move. If the godfather move is castling, then the rebirth-move is a King move followed by a Rook move
Grasshopper: Hops on Q-lines over any one unit (the hurdle) to the next square beyond. Q-hopper would be a more sensible name.
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