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Problem 280: Anatoly Stepochkin - Fairy (Koko, Zebra, Lion)

anatoly stepochkin(19.11.2013) Problem by Anatoly Stepochkin from Russia with Super AUW (6 promotions) in very light construction - 5 pieces only.



a) 1.c1S Kc3 2.Sd3 Kd4 3.Sc5 Kd5 4.Se4 Ke6#

b) 1.c1Z Ke3 2.Kc5 Ze7 3.Zf3 Lie6 4.Zd6 Kd4#

c) 1.c1B Kd3 2.Be3 Lie2 3.Bg5 Ze1 4.Kf4 Ke4#

d) 1.c1R Ze1 2.Rc3 Lib3 3.Re3 Kc2 4.Re7 Zc4#

e) 1.c1Q Kd3 2.Qe3 Ke4 3.Qf3 Kf4 4.Qd3 Kg5#

f) 1.Ke6 Lid5 2.c1Li Kd3 3.Lic5 Kd4 4.Lif5 Lib3#

Super AUW: S,Z,B,R,Q,Li (Author) 


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.

Lion: hops on Queen lines over any unit (the hurdle) to any square beyond the hurdl

Zebra: a (2,3/3,2) leaper, e.g. Za1>d3 or Za1>c4.




+3 #1 Kjell Widlert 2013-11-19 21:06
This is not only an impressive task, but also has some good Points in the mates and in the play. I like the way the black B, R, Li and (most surprisingly) Z cannot get away to leave the bK free. And I love the tempo play by the Q to help the wK along.

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