No.250 (GF)

Geoff Foster (Australia)


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No.250 – Geoff Foster – A nice four-men with “ANI”-solutions! (JV)


Locust (L): moves on Q-lines but only by capturing an enemy unit, arriving on the square immediately beyond that unit, which must be vacant.

No.250 Geoff Foster
h#2,5*                                   (0+1+3n)
(no white King)
Locust a3
Solution: (click to show/hide)

2 Responses to No.250 (GF)

  1. Nikola Predrag says:

    Clever use of nS to determine the unique play in the phases. In the set play, white Locust would be enough.

    These echo mates are not unusual, at least to those who have analysed Julia’s No.249 – there they occure as cooks.

    • JuliaJulia says:

      Geoff has written to me that this problem was inspired by mine No.249. Of course, analyzing a problem it is possible to get some idea either related to it, or in some cases quite opposite.
      Myself I often get new ideas for the problems from my own cooks. Especially in case of Locust piece! And I consider such problems as originals. 🙂
      I like this one by Geoff!

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