No.337 (JV)

Julia Vysotska (Latvia)


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


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
h#3               2 solutions              (4+7)
Rook locust e8, a4
Bishop locust h1
Nightrider c4, g1
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7 Responses to No.337 (JV)

  1. seetharaman says:

    e8 at e6?

  2. Georgy EvseevGeorgy 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

    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 !

      • JuliaJulia 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..

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