No.829 (JQ)

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No.829 by James Quah – Three Kangaroos in Djurasevic theme! (JV)

Definition:

Kangaroo(KA): Moves along Queen-lines like a Grasshopper, but over 2 hurdles (which may or may not stand on adjacent squares) to the square immediately beyond the second hurdle. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdles are not affected.

 No.829 James QuahSingaporeoriginal – 10.06.2015 Solutions: (click to show/hide) white kac8c7 qf2 rd2 ka1 black pc2c4d3a2a6c5f5 kaa5 sb4 kc1 #2                                        (5+10)Kangaroo c8, c7, a5 1.KAc8*c4 ! {A} threat: 2.KAc7-c3 # {B} 1...Sb4-c6 2.Qf2-e1 # {C} 1.KAc7-c3 ? {B} threat: 2.Qf2-e1 # {C} 1...Sb4-c6 2.KAc8*c4 # {A} but 1...Sb4-d5 ! { (C+ by Popeye 4.69)} Djurasevic theme with kangaroos. Comment: In the Superproblem TT-112, the 2nd prize and 2nd HM showed the Djurasevic theme with kangaroos for the first time. A double pawn move was required, which made the job difficult. This problem shows the theme with kangaroos and no other fairy pieces. Also, the kangaroos form a battery rather than a half-battery. (Author).

4 Responses to No.829 (JQ)

1. seetharaman says:

Very nice ! Shows the difficult Djurasevic theme in a light setting!

• seetharaman says:

But….. it seems that 1.Rxd3! (2.Qe1#) Sxd3/c3 2.Qxc2/KAc4!# is a cook.

• Nikola Predrag says:

That would be a cook with Kangaroo-Lion(Rabbit) c7.

• seetharaman says:

Oh… yes got confused. Sorry.