No.375 (JV)

Julia Vysotska (Latvia)


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roses-100No.375 by Julia Vysotska – One and the same square is touched in each half-move! Looks like a toy, but also has a rich content not easy to comment. Fortunately finished on the night before my birthday! (JV)


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.375 Julia Vysotska
h#2               2 solutions             (5+7)
Bishop locust d8
Rook locust h6
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

4 Responses to No.375 (JV)

  1. Geoff Foster says:

    Very nice double-check mates. The composer found a clever way to turn a h#1.5 into a h#2, by adding the black pawns on d4 and f3!

  2. seetharaman says:

    Funny and clever !

  3. JuliaJulia says:

    Thank you! Geoff is right – it was funny h#1,5 in the beginning, found is some minutes… and it was not easy to come to h#2 – the published setting took me several days.

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