No.601 (PAP)

ppetkovNo.601 
Petko A. Petkov
(Bulgaria)

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yellow-roses-sqNo.601 by Petko A. Petkov – Cyclic play with rich thematic motives! My gratitude for the dedication and a happy birthday wishes! (JV)


Definitions:

Grasshopper(G): Moves along Q-lines over another unit of either color to the square immediately beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.

Kangaroo-Lion(KL): Moves along Q-lines over 2 hurdles of either color (which may or may not stand on adjacent squares) to any square beyond the 2nd unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.

LEO(LE): Chinese Queen. Moves as Queen, 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.

Chinese Rose(RA): Chinese piece operating along (1,2) Octagonal Rider’s lines: moves as (1,2) Octagonal Rider (extents the move of the Knight on a circular path e.g. a4-b6-d7-f6-g4-f2-d1-b2 or a4-c5-e4-f2), but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.


No.601 Petko A. Petkov
Bulgaria

original – 16.09.2014
Dedicated to Julia in her birthday!

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

White kb4 rd5 be6 klb6h1 Black ka2 pa3e3 sb2d1 pac2 rad2 lee2 gf4

hs#2,5                                      (5+9)
b) wKLb6→c7; c) wKLb6→c6
Grasshopper f4
Kangaroo-Lion b6, h1
LEO e2; PAO c2
Chinese Rose d2


2 Responses to No.601 (PAP)

  1. shankar ram says:

    Wheeew…!
    Another block buster from the grrrraaand master..
    Cyclic third pin on 2nd rank with 2 of the 3 black pieces pinned..
    Cyclic indirect battery on c4.. 2 of the squares a5/b5/c5 are guarded each time and the remaining square is blocked by the wR..
    In each twin, all the black moves are made by the same fairy piece – Leo/Rao/Pao.. and what a trek! Sweeping up to allow the wKL to move to the 2nd rank.. then down to the 1st rank to activate the wKLh1 and guard a1/b1.. then up again to c4 for the direct/indirect anti-battery mate..
    The white moves are also unified across the twins: 1st move by the KL to the 2nd rank to pin 2 of the 3 thematic pieces (bSb2 also pinned) and 2nd move by the wR to fire the e6-a2 battery and block one of the 3 wK flights a/b/c5..
    Wonderful white economy.. topped by model mates – the cherry..
    truly a luscious birthday treat for Julia.. I can almost taste it..

    Everything proceeds smoothly like a well oiled machine..
    There is a slight feeling that ordinary lions could have been used instead of KLs.. but i’m sure the GM had his reasons for this..

  2. shankar ram says:

    The black indirect anti-batteries on c4 could perhaps be called a “chinese triple anti-grimshaw”..!
    A view of the lines and squares involved..
    zByNNSNa

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