(solution Nov 1977 p.543)

Solution:15.d1=R 67.Rxh2 89.Ra6 1014.h1=G 15.Ga8 16.b5 for axb(e.p.)‡ Comments: "Neat use of G to force b5 and thus the e.p. capture" J. E. Driver. "Much easier to solve than to construct" I. L. Stein. 

This was composed for the Fairy Solving Tourney, Canterbury 1 Sep 1978,
Solution:1.Gd7 2.Gg4 3.Gh3 4.Kf5 5.Gg6 6.hGe6 for Gh5‡ Comments: Transforms Z to H formation of the grasshoppers.


In a Seriesselfmate White makes a series of moves to reach a position where Black to move can only give mate. Solution: 1.Gc4 2.Kd5 3.Kc6 4.Ga2 5.Gd4 6.Kb6 7.Ka6 8.Gb6 9.Rc4† for BxR‡ 
(solution C12 JulDec 1981 p.6)

In an Autostalemate White makes a series of moves to reach a position where he can make no further move. Obviously the last move must be irreversible. There happen to be no black pieces in this composition. Solution: 1.Kg5 2.Gh6 3.Kg6 4.Gg7 5.Kh7 6.Kg8 7.Rh7 8.Kh8 9.Rg8 10.Pf8=G stalemate. Comments The initial and final positions are symmetric, but with different axes. Asymmetric play. A BK could be added for "legality" but would spoil the symmetries. 