Fairy Chess Problem - Solution. Diagram 10.
Linked to from Chess with Chinese Pieces.


Daniel W. VanArsdale, 9/22/2005
Vao f2. Promote to any orthodox or Chinese piece.
V=Vao,  L=Leo, S=Night.
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(1) Mate in three. Diagram.  (5+3)

1. a8 (L)  threat 2. La8-a7 mate or 2. La8-a1.
1. ...                     Sf6-d5 or e4
2. Bf3 x S

1. ...                     Sf6-g4
2. Vf2-b6 (or c5, d4)

1. a8 (Q)?            Sf6-g4!
2. Bf3-h1             Sg4-e3

[1. P-R8(L)]
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(2) Mate in three. Move Black Pawn h6 to d6.  (5+3)


1. a8 (Q)  zugzwang
1. ...                      d5
2. Qa8-b8
1. ...                      Sf6-e8
2. Qa8 x e8
1. ...                     Sf6-other
2. Qa8-g8

1. a8 (Leo)?         Sf6-d5!
2. La8-a1             Sd5-e3

[P-R8 (Q)]
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(3) Mate in three. Remove Black Pawn.  (5+2)

1. a8 (S)!          any  
2.
Vf2-a7          any  
3.
Sa8-b6 mate.

1. a8 (Q)?       Sf6-g4!
1. a8 (L)?       Sf6-d5!
1. a8 (Mao)? and after 2. Vf2-a7 White can not play 3. Mao-b6.

[P-R8 (N)]
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