# No.375 (JV)

 No.375Julia Vysotska (Latvia) 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.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)

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.375 Julia Vysotska Latvia original-15.09.2013   h#2               2 solutions             (5+7)Take&MakeBishop locust d8Rook locust h6     Solutions: (click to show/hide)   I. 1.f3-f2 Sg5-f3 + 2.Se5*f3-g5 Se6*g5-f3 # (Not 1…Sxf3-f2?) II. 1.d4-d3 Se6-d4 + 2.Sf5*d4-e6 Sg5*e6-d4 # (Not 1…Sxd4-d3?) (C+ by Popeye 4.63 and WinChloe 3.24)   Multiple interpretation of Umnov theme in play of four Knights and two black Pawns. Anti-dual effects in a play of Knights. Interchange of functions in a play of three pairs of pieces: wSe6/wSg5, bSd5/bSf5, BLd8/RLh6. Play of two white batteries, specific for Locust pieces; ODT. Rich Take&Make strategy. Zilahi with cyclic motives in captures. Meredith.  (Author)

### 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. Julia 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.

4. Bartel Erich says: