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Problem 282: Argirakopoulos & Prentos - Fairy (Superguards)

prentosthemis(26.11.2013) Very nice join problem with cyclic triple Grimshaw and the fairy condition Superguards by Themis Argirakopoulos and Kostas Prentos.


1.Qe4+ Rxe4 2.Nf2 Nc6#

1.Qc4 Nxc4 2.Rf2 Re8#

1.Qa3 Nxa3 2.Bf2 Kc7#

Cyclic Grimshaw, bQ sacrifices, mate is given by all white pieces, Meredith (Authors)

Superguards: Any piece (including Kings and pawns), which is observed by another piece of the same colour cannot be captured. Pinned pieces also observe



+2 #1 Nikola Predrag 2013-11-26 23:31
And the mating white piece prevents the black piece on f2 to parry the check by observing bK, so 3 lines are closed in each phase. Impressive Meredith.
+1 #2 seetharaman 2013-11-27 05:38
Beautiful triple grimshaw! Four protectors to the black king eliminated in two moves! One of the pioneer examples of Superguards condition using fairy pieces. Great advertisement for the new fairy condition. Thanks Themis and Kostas.

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