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No.514 by Mario Parrinello – An excellent hs#3, Take&Make with 5 thematic half-moves in each solutions! (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.
VAO(VA): Chinese piece operating along Bishop lines: moves as Bishop, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.
PAO(PA): Chinese piece operating along Rook lines: moves as Rook, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.
No.514 Mario Parrinello
original – 12.03.2014
hs#3 2 solutions (9+9)
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1.Sc7 Qxc7-a6 2.PAxd5-b5 Bxd2-f2 + 3.Kxf2-c5 + Qxb5-a5 #
II. 1.Sf6 Qxf6-h5 2.VAxf4-h2 Rxd2-g2 + 3.Kxg2-g3 + Qxh2-g1 #
(C+ by Popeye 4.65 and WinChloe 3.24)