Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December
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No.473 by Julia Vysotska & Petko A. Petkov – This light Meredith is composed for you, dear readers, as a special New Year greetings and also as a plaything for solvers to show your mastery! (JV)
Nightrider(N): (1,2) Rider. Operates along straight lines with squares lying a Knight’s move away from each other.
Lion(Li): 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.
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.
No.473 Julia Vysotska & Petko A. Petkov
Latvia / Bulgaria
original – 31.12.2013
New Year Greetings
h#2,5 2 solutions (1+6+4)
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1…nLIf3-c3! 2.nNh2-b5! (not 2.nBf3?) 2…nBh5-f3! 3.Kc4xb5-h8 nRf6xf3-a8 #
(C+ by Popeye 4.63 & WinChloe 3.24)
Zilahi theme combined with masked creation of neutral batteries. Neutral ambush key-moves. Anti-critical moves of nNh2 sacrificed on b5/d4. Reciprocal sacrifices of nR/nB on f3 with a change of the 2nd and 3rd white moves (AB-BA). Dual-avoidance motives on the 2nd white move. (Authors)