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Problem 268: Diyan Kostadinov - Fairy (Anti Circe Clone)

dk(29.10.2013) This is my first problem with the interesting but not so often used fairy condition "Anti Circe Clone". It is beautiful type of Circe in my opinion and deserve a further exploration!


a) 1.Be8! Re1+ 2.Kxe1=rR(rRh8) Qg7#

b) 1.Bb7! Bd3+ 2.Kxd3=rB(rBc8) Qe8#

c) 1.Bd7! Sd2 2.Kxd2=rS(rSb8) Qb6#


Distant selfblocks, active sacrifices, model mates, white aristocrat, good twins form,

each one of the four pieces (on b1,g6,c6,e2) moves on different squares in all solutions.


Anti Circe Clone: A capturing unit changes into a piece of the same kind as the captured unit (without changing colour) and is then reborn on the game array square of the new piece. If the rebirth square is occupied, the capture is not allowed. 



+2 #1 Diyan Kostadinov 2013-10-29 18:15
You can see also the problem 213 in the website Originals (by Pierre Tritten) which is another nice example with Anti Circe Clone.
+1 #2 seetharaman 2013-10-30 13:01
Instead of twinning I would prefer this to be H#2.5 with white promoting on the first move. Cooks will of course be an issue with WQ already on the board.
+1 #3 Diyan Kostadinov 2013-10-30 19:47
Yes Ram, of course twinless position will be better, but 2.5 moves with promotions is impossible in my opinion - so many cooks...
+1 #4 seetharaman 2013-10-30 20:56
Is it solvable in Popeye?
0 #5 Diyan Kostadinov 2013-10-31 21:28
I tested it with WinChloe and don't know is it possible to check with Popeye. Probably somebody can help with information?

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