# No.376 (PAP)

 No.376Petko A. Petkov (Bulgaria) 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 Petko A. Petkov  – My lovely “horses” actively play in this wonderful birthday gift! Complicated strategy in creation of direct and indirect anti-batteries.
I’m very touched and grateful to Petko! (JV)

Definitions:

Grasshopper(G): Moves along Q-lines over another unit of either color to the square immediately beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.

Nightrider(N): A Rider along a straight line on squares lying a Knight`s move away from each other.

PAO(PA): Moves as Rook, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

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.376 Petko A. Petkov Bulgaria original-16.09.2013 Dedicated to Julia Vysotska at her birthday 16.09.2013!   hs#2,5           2 solutions             (8+5)Take & MakeNightriders: d3, e7, h6Grasshoppers: d6, e6PAOs: a1, b1, h5     Solutions: (click to show/hide)   I. 1…Nd4 2.Gxd4(Gb3) Nh1 3.Nxh1(Nf5)+ Kxe6(Ka2)‡ II. 1…Nc6 2.Gxc6(Gb4) Nf7 3.Nxf7(Ng5)+ Kxd6(Ka3)‡ (C+ by Popeye 4.63 and WinChloe 3.24)   Creation of black anti-batteries K/PAO after passive sacrifices to the w.G. Four sacrifices by the black Ns with the goal: attraction of the white Grasshoppers on b3/b4 and of the white N on f5/g5 that creates anti-batteries with the w.PAO. Creation of indirect anti-batteries w.G/black PAO. Interchange of functions between Gd6/Ge6 and Ne7/Nh6. Model mates. The main idea in this problem is super-activity of the three Nightriders and of course – the difficulty of solutions. (Author)

### 2 Responses to No.376 (PAP)

1. seetharaman says:

Great ! Nice echo effects. Different checks to black king on the same line matched by different antibattery mates on the same line the black king !

2. Geoff Foster says:

A clever scheme! In each solution the wN must guard the square vacated by the wG.