# No.863 (NSR)

 No.863 N.Shankar Ram (India) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2015 (II): July – December    →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2015(II) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.863 by N.Shankar Ram – Surprising thematic captures of the black Pawns! (JV)

Definitions:

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.863 N.Shankar RamIndiaoriginal – 27.07.2015 Solutions: (click to show/hide) white kd1 be5 pb3e4f2f4 black kd3 pa7b7c7d7e7f7g7h7 ser-=8     b) wBe5→wSb5        (6+9)Take & Make a) 1.Be5*g7-g6 2.Bg6*h7-h5 3.Bh5*f7-f5 4.Bf5*d7-d5 { } 5.Bd5*b7-b6 6.Bb6*a7-a5 7.Ba5*c7-c5 8.Bc5*e7-e5 {=} b) -wBe5 +wSb5 1.Sb5*a7-a6 2.Sa6*c7-c6 3.Sc6*e7-e6 { } 4.Se6*g7-g5 5.Sg5*h7-h6 6.Sh6*f7-f6 7.Sf6*d7-d6 8.Sd6*b7-b5 {= (C+ by WinChloe 3.31 & Popeye 4.69)} 16 point rundlauf by WB and WS. Cycle of BP captures: a) ghfdbace -> b) aceghfdb. (Author)

### 14 Responses to No.863 (NSR)

1. Bartel Erich says:

Congratulations to this great idea!!

2. shankar ram says:

Thanks, Erich!
Ich habe immer geliebt rundläufen.. 😉

3. seetharaman says:

Very nice!

4. Bartel Erich says:
5. Miodrag Mladenovic says:

Beautiful problem. It’s amazing that there are no cooks. Nice problem for solving too.

6. seetharaman says:

I think this is his first original composed after that long break. The other two problems published here (including the latest first prize winner of Juliafairies) are I learnt are completion of unfinished old schemes from his file! Welcome back Shankar with another cyclic delight!

7. shankar ram says:

Yes… I do feel a bit Rip van Winklish..! 😉

8. Rajendiran Raju says:

Welcome back to Mr.Narayan Shankar Ram…!
I liked and enjoyed this Beautiful Problem…!!
The Condition of Take & Make Utmost Utilised…! Great…!!!

9. Joost says:
• seetharaman says:

This is a very good interpretation of Shankar’s idea avoiding the weak twinning ! Brilliant!

• Joost de Heer says:

The “interpretation of Shankar’s idea” is almost 10 years old :).

It was composed in Andernach when T&M was introduced. I initially composed a proofgame with only the bishop capturing all pawns. Dirk cooked it by using the knight, and together we came up with this one, combining both my solution and Dirk’s cook.

• seetharaman says:

You are right. It is your idea which Shankar has interpreted differently ! 🙂

10. shankar ram says:

Looks like it..!
Conceiving the same idea in 2 solutions of a proof game and getting a sound position is really astonishing. Congratulations, Joost and Dirk!

11. Bartel Erich says:

Both problems are well done. Everyone is with its own.
I think ideas are free. In other respect for example
every “Indian” after Loveday would be anticipated.