# No.371 (GF)

 No.371 Geoff Foster (Australia) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December   →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2013(III) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.371 – Geoff Foster – An aristocratic octet with three nice solutions! (JV)

Definitions:

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.

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.

 No.371 Geoff Foster Australia original-07.09.2013   h#2               3 solutions      (3+3+2n)Take & MakeRook-Locust e7Bishop-Locust c2     Solution: (click to show/hide)   I. 1.nBg3+ Kxg3(Kf2) 2.nRd6 Kxe3(Kg3)# II. 1.nBc7 LRxc7-b7(LRd5) 2.nRb5 LRxf5-g5(LRf4)# III. 1.nRb7 LRxb7-a7(LRa2) 2.Kf3 LBxf5-g6(LBe4)# (C+ with Popeye v4.63 and WinChloe) It was inspired by no.359 and no.359.1, but it is much simpler (there are no switchbacks and there is only 1 pin-mate). However I like the 3 different rook/bishop pairs! (Author)

### One Response to No.371 (GF)

1. seetharaman says:

The third solution is unique, as it uses the property of Locust in Take & Make condition. In this fairy condition Locusts are immune from capture. One could say that this a drawback or an interesting feature. Depends on personal view.