Julia Vysotska (Latvia)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December
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No.463 by Julia Vysotska – my lovely Locust piece in the first stalemate I’ve composed, with a Merry Christmas wishes to all of you! The white King is missing there, as it is on the Christmas Tree already! I won’t take it back from there, as the problem feels quite good without it! 🙂 (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.
Nightrider(N): (1,2) Rider. Operates along straight lines with squares lying a Knight’s move away from each other.
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.
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.
No.463 Julia Vysotska
Merry Christmas to all JF visitors!
h=2 2 solutions (1+2+1n)
(no white King)
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1.Bd7-b5 Nc2-e6 + 2.nLf6xe6-e8[+wNc2] nLe8xb5-c6[+bBc4] =
II. 1.Bd7-c6 Nc2-d4 2.nLf6xd4-a4[+wNf5] nLa4xc6-b5[+bBd5] =
(C+ by Popeye 4.63 and WinChloe 3.24)
Specifical model-echo stalemates with a pinned black Bishop and uncapturable neutral Locust!
About the combination Take & Make + Anti Take & Make – please note that:
– in WinChloe both conditions are programmed with priority to Anti Take & Make (this means that when the capture occurs the captured piece moves first and after that moves a capturing piece);
In my problem these priorities doesn’t mean in the solutions, so the problem is C+ by the both – WinChloe and Popeye.
More examples on this theme you can see in the Award of 4th Bulgarian Wine Tourney, Batumi-2013, organized by Diyan Kostadinov.