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Problem 301: Kenneth Solja - Fairy (Circe Parrain, Andernach Grasshopper)

ksolja(31.12.2013) Here is the last KoBulChess Original for 2013. Kenneth Solja: "It's my season greetings and with it I wish to everyone Happy New Year 2014".


1.Sg3 Kxg3 2.AGxb3(bAGb2)(+wSg5) Kf2(+bPa2)

3.Kxb2 a1Q(+bAGb1)+ 4.Kc1 Qb2+

5.AGxb1(wQb2)+ Ke3(+bAGa2) 6.Qd2+ AGe2(bQd2)#

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.

Andernach Grasshopper (AG): Like a normal Grasshopper (moves along Queen-lines over another unit of either colour to the square immediately beyond that unit) but it changes colour of the piece it jumps over (except the Kings and the neutral pieces).


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