# No.337 (JV)

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No.337 by Julia Vysotska – Bishop- and Rook-Locust reciprocally close lines for each other! (JV)

Definition:

Nightrider(N): A Rider along a straight line on squares lying a Knight`s move away from each other.

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.

Rook-Locust (LR): Moves like Locust, but on Rook-lines only.

Bishop-Locust (LB): Moves like Locust, but on Bishop-lines only.

 No.337 Julia Vysotska Latvia original-19.06.2013   h#3               2 solutions              (4+7)Rook locust e8, a4Bishop locust h1Nightrider c4, g1     Solutions: (click to show/hide)   I. 1.Ng1-e5 LRe8xe5-e4 + 2.Kf4-f3 Kh5-h4 3.Nc4-e5 LRe4xe5-e6 # II. 1.Ng1-f3 LBh1xf3-e4 2.Kf4-e5 Kh5-g5 3.Nc4-g2 LBe4xg2-h1 # (C+ by Popeye 4.63 and WinChloe 3.24)   Sacrifice of black Ng1 on f3 and e5 with a goal – attraction of white LB and LR and reciprocal battery-creation; Sacrifice of unpinned black Nc4 to allow Locust’s mating move with a battery play, and simultaneous opening line of LRa4. Meredith. (Author)

### 7 Responses to No.337 (JV)

1. seetharaman says:

e8 at e6?

• Julia says:

No, no, the diagram is absolutely correct! Try to solve! 🙂

• seetharaman says:

Sorry, my comment was not clear. I only meant that with e8 shifted to e6, both W2 moves will be switchback.

2. Georgy Evseev says:

Not necessarily an improvement))), but I just can’t ignore this possibility, when I see it.

White : Kh5 LRe8b4 LBh1
Black : Kf4 Sf3 Nc4 LBd6f5f2
h#3*

1…LBxf3-e4 2.Ke5 Kg5 3.Ng2 LBxg2-h1#
1.Se5 LRxe5-e4+ 2.Kf3 Kh4 3.Ne5 LRxe5-e6‡

• seetharaman says:

Setplay format is very nice. Can be an improvement if something can be done about the black locusts !

• Julia says:

Yes, the same thought about technical LBs. I regret even about my own LRa4 – I wish it would be simple Rook! But cooks…..
I guess it would be complicated to improve this setplay as well..

3. Bartel Erich says: