No.476 (NP)

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No.476 by Nikola Predrag – This funny problem made me laugh! Locust in h#7 Miniature. No more comments to leave more fun to the solvers!  (JV)

Definitions:

Locust(L): Moves along Queen lines only by capturing an enemy unit, arriving on the square immediately beyond that unit, which must be vacant.

Circe: Captured units (not Ks) reappear on their game-array squares, of the same color in the case of pieces, on the file of capture in the case of pawns, and on the promotion square of the file of capture in the case of fairy pieces. If the rebirth square is occupied the capture is normal.

 No.476 Nikola Predrag Croatia original-03.01.2014   h#7                2 solutions              (1+3)CirceLocust d7(no white King)     Hint: (click to show/hide)   Kírkē(Κίρκη) casts the spell on food to tame the ever-hungry Locust which might behave as a Grasshopper. The spell is revealed in the end, apparently as Y or ϒ.   Solutions: (click to show/hide)   I. 1.Kc8 Lxe6-f5[+bPe7] 2.e6 Lxe6-d7[+bPe7] 3.Kxd7[+wLd8] Lxe7-f6[+bPe7] 4.exf6[+wLf8] Lxf6-f5[+bPf7]+ 5.Ke7 Lxf7-f8[+bPf7] 6.Ke6 Lxd6-c5[+bPd7] 7.d5 Lxd5-e5[+bPd7]# II. 1.Ka7 Lxd6-d5[+bPd7] 2.Kb6 Lxe6-f7[+bPe7] 3.d5 Lxe7-d7[+bPe7] 4.Kc5 Lxe7-f7[+bPe7] 5.Kd6 Lxe7-d7[+bPe7] 6.e6 Lxe6-f5[+bPe7] 7.e6 Lxd5-c5[+bPd7]# (C+ by Popeye 4.63 and WinChloe 3.24) Perhaps Janos could cast new spells 🙂 (Author)

3 Responses to No.476 (NP)

1. Janos Mikitovics says:

Nikola, your “kind invitation” motivated me with same pieces (for solvers only!):
White Le1 (1)
Black Ke8 Pe2 Pf2 (3)
wLocust e1
H#5* 2 solutions
PWC

Set play 1…Le1*f2-g3[+bPe1=B] 2.Be1-c3 Lg3*c3-b3[+bBg3] 3.e2-e1=R Lb3*g3-h3[+bBb3] 4.Re1-e7 Lh3*b3-a3[+bBh3] 5.Bh3-d7 La3*e7-f8[+bRa3] #

Real play I. 1.Ke8-f8 Le1*e2-e3[+bPe1=B] 2.Be1-b4 Le3*f2-g1[+bPe3] 3.Bb4-e7 Lg1*e3-d4[+bPg1=B] 4.Bg1-f2 Ld4*f2-g1[+bBd4] 5.Bd4-g7 Lg1*g7-g8[+bBg1] #
II. 1.Ke8-d8 Le1*e2-e3[+bPe1=R] 2.Re1*e3[+wLe1] Le1*f2-g3[+bPe1=B] 3.Be1-b4 Lg3*e3-d3[+bRg3] 4.Bb4-e7 Ld3*g3-h3[+bRd3] 5.Rd3-d7 Lh3*d7-c8[+bRh3] #

2. Nikola Predrag says:

Nice echoes. I wished to include all pieces in the mate.

• Janos Mikitovics says:

I know, Nikola. My version doesn’t have an artistic value bacause of the last moves [+bRa3] #, [+bBg1] #, [+bRh3] # ([+bLf1] #).
… but perhaps it will be funny for the readers.
I hope so, Julia will laugh on the play of her has popular Locusts here:
White Ld1 (1)
Black Kf8 Pf4 Pe2 (3)
h#5
PWC
1.Kf8-e8 Ld1*e2-f3[+bPd1=B] 2.Bd1-a4 Lf3*f4-f5[+bPf3] 3.f3-f2 Lf5*f2-f1[+bPf5] 4.Ba4-d7 Lf1*f5-f6[+bPf1=L] 5.Lf1*f6-f7[+wLf1] Lf1*f7-f8[+bLf1] #