No.428 (JM)

János Mikitovics (Hungary)


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No.428 by János Mikitovics – A miniature, anti-batteries with a nice combination of Take&Make and Anti-Take&Make. Thank you, János, for the dedication! (JV) 


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 King’s square.

Anti Take & Make: Every capture (“take”) must be complemented by a further step (“make” which is not a capture) by the captured piece (Kings excluded), which must move from its square of vanish (according to the wishes of the capturing side in case of options). The capture is forbidden if the captured unit has no possible moves. Promotions at the end of the “make” element are normal.

Nightrider(N): (1,2) Rider. Operates along straight lines with squares lying a Knight’s move away from each other.

Lion(Li): (0,1)+(1,1) Lion. Moves along Queen lines over another unit of either color to any square beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.

No.428 János Mikitovics
original – 22.11.2013
Dedicated to the memory of the victims of Riga tragedy!
ser-h#6       b) bLIb3→c4       ( 3 + 2 )
Anti Take & Make
Take & Make
Nightrider e6
Lions: b3, h5
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

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