Fairy chess problem - solution (Diag. 12).
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Chess with Chinese Pieces by Daniel W. VanArsdale.
Based on Sam Loyd's "Organ pipe" theme.




Daniel VanArsdale, 11/3/2005
The Problemist, March 2006. F2454.
Mate in two. Cannons b1,b8,h4,h5.
Vaos h1,h3,h6,h8.  (12+8)

1. R-a6  zugzwang

1. . . .        V-g2+, C-d5, C-e4,
2. S-e5 #

1. . . .        C-g4, C-f5, V- f1,
2. C-c8 #

1. . . .        V-g4, V-f4, C x h2,
2. R-a4 #

1.  . . .       V-f5, V-g5, C x h8,
2.  B-b5 #



1. . . .        C-f4, C-g5, V-f8, e2*
2.  C-c1 #
* 1. . . .     e2,    2. S-d2+?  K-d5! (correcting an error in the published solution)

1. . . .       C-d4, C-e5, V-g7,
2.  b3 #
 
[1.  R - R6 ]




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