No.628 (PR)

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No.628 by Paul Rãican – Reflexmate with exotical thematic material: Eagle+Locust! (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.

Eagle (EA): Moves like a Grasshopper ((0,1)+(1,1)Hopper), but deflects 90° either way on passing over the hurdle. The arrival square is adjacent to the hurdle.

 No.628 Paul RãicanRomaniaoriginal – 23.10.2014 Solutions: (click to show/hide) white kh2 qc2 bg2 eab7 pb3c5f5f6h3 black ka2 eab2 la1 pa3e6f7 r#5                                            (9+6)Locust a1Eagles: b7, b2 1.Bg2-f1 {?} e6-e5 2.Kh2-g1 e5-e4 3.EAb7-f8 e4-e3 4.EAf8-d4 e3-e2 5.EAd4-h2 e2*f1=Q# 1...e6*f5 2.Bf1-b5 f5-f4 3.Bb5-d7 f4-f3 4.EAb7-d6 f3-f2 5.EAd6-g1 + f2*g1=Q# { but} 1...La1*f1-g1 {!} 1.Bg2-f3 ! zugzwang. 1...e6-e5 2.EAb7-g4 zugzwang. 2...e5-e4 3.Bf3-h1 zugzwang. 3...e4-e3 4.EAg4-g2 zugzwang. 4...e3-e2 5.Qc2-d1 5...e2*d1=EA # 1...e6*f5 2.Bf3-c6 zugzwang. 2...f5-f4 3.Bc6-d7 zugzwang. 3...f4-f3 4.EAb7-d6 zugzwang. 4...f3-f2 5.EAd6-g1 + 5...f2*g1=Q # {(C+ by Popeye 4.69 & WinChloe 3.29)}

One Response to No.628 (PR)

1. I have just come across this gem in the database. Change of two variations in r#5 is extremely rare occurrence. The precise play of wEA is well orchestrated and the variation 1…e5 in the solution with immobilized wB is a highlight.