Julia Vysotska (Latvia)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December
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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)
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)
I. 1.f3-f2 Sg5-f3 + 2.Se5*f3-g5 Se6*g5-f3 #
II. 1.d4-d3 Se6-d4 + 2.Sf5*d4-e6 Sg5*e6-d4 #
(C+ by Popeye 4.63 and WinChloe 3.24)