Geoff Foster (Australia)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (II): May – August
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No.323 – Geoff Foster – A very nice three-men with Poseidons’ play! (JV)
Poseidon (PO): The Marine King is named “Poseidon”. The Poseidon moves like a King when not capturing, and captures adjacent pieces like 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.
Take & Make: Having captured, a unit must immediately, as part of its move, play a non-capturing move in imitation of the captured unit from the capture-square. If no such move is available, the capture is illegal. Promotion by capture occurs only when a pawn arrives on the promotion rank as the result of a take&make move. Checks are as in normal chess: after the notional capture of the checked K, the checking unit does not move away from the K’s square.
PWC: When a capture is made, the captured unit (except a King) is replaced on the square the capturing unit just leaves. A Pawn is immovable on its 1st rank.
No.323 Geoff Foster
Take & Make
Poseidons: c5, h1
Solution: (click to show/hide)
1.POh1-g2 2.POg2-f3 3.POf3-e4 4.POe4xe3-e3[+wPe4] 5.POe3-f4 6.POf4-e5 7.POe5xe4-e4[+wPe5] 8.POe4-f5 9.POf5-e6 10.POe6xe5-e5[+wPe6] 11.POe5-f6 12.POf6-e7 13.POe7xe6-e6[+wPe7] 14.POe6-d7 15.POd7xe7-f8[+wPd7] 16.POf8-e7 17.POe7-d8 18.POd8-c7 19.POc7xd7-e8[+wPc7] 20.POe8-d7 21.POd7-c8 22.POc8-b7 23.POb7xc7-d8[+wPb7] 24.POd8-c7 25.POc7-b8 26.POb8-a7 27.POa7xb7-c8[+wPa7] 28.POc8-b7 29.POb7-a6 a7-a8=Q #
(C+ with Popeye v4.63 and WinChloe)