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No.487 by S. K. Balasubramanian – An interestin
Locust(L): Moves along Queen lines only by capturing an enemy unit, arriving on the square immediately beyond that unit, which must be vacant.
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.487 S. K. Balasubramanian
hs#3,5 2 solutions (6+6)
Take & Make
Locusts: b7, b8, h8
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1…Sf6 2. Rg3 Lxg3-f2 3.Sb6 Lxb6-d6 4.Lxf6-d7+ Lxd4-f5 #
II. 1…Sf8 2. Bg7 Lxg7-d3 3. Sc7+ Lxc7-f7 4.Lxf8-d6+ Lxf3-f6 #
(C+ by Popeye 4.63)