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Problem 278: S.K.Balasubramanian & Pierre Tritten - Fairy (Anti Circe Clone)

balasubramaniantritten(15.11.2013) In recent time we see increasing popularization of the fairy condition Anti Circe Clone. Here is one new example by S. K. Balasubramanian and Pierre Tritten.



a) 1.Kxb4(K=rR-h8) Kg7+ 2.rRh4 Bg3# [3.rRxf4(rR=rS-b8)??]

b) 1.Kxh2(K=rB-f8) Rb8+ 2.rBh6 Rh8# [3.rBxf4(rB=rS-b8)??]

Exchange of functions between wR & wB.

bK cannot capture wSf4 as the square on which bK will reappear is guarded by the checking piece.




Anti Circe Clone:A capturing piece (including King) takes the nature of the captured piece and then goes to its Circe rebirth square. The checking/mating piece do not take the nature of the King and its returning square is according its own nature.


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