Julia Vysotska (Latvia)
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No.297 by Julia Vysotska – This is my first try of using Marine pieces. The last paragraph of the article about Marine pieces by IGM P.A.Petkov “Do You know the Marine pieces? (Part I – Siren, Triton, Nereid)” turned my thoughts to the Neutral Marine pieces. Plus, I like sacrifices and Zilahi! (JV)
Siren (SI): A piece that plays as a Queen but captures only as a Locust.
Triton (TR): A piece that plays as a Rook but captures only as a Locust.
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.297 Julia Vysotska
h#2 b) pe7→f7 (2+6+3)
Neutral Siren b6
Neutral Triton g1
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
a) 1.Se4-d6 nTRg1-e1 2.nSIb6-d8 + nPe7xd8=nS #
b) 1.Rd5-d6 nSIb6-b3 2.nTRg1-g8 + nPf7xg8=nB #