Dominique Forlot (France)

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No.233 – h#3 by Dominique Forlot – A nice and surprising final! (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 K’s square.

PWC: When a capture is made, the captured unit (except a King) is replaced on the square the capturing unit just leaves. A Pawn is immovable on its 1st rank.

No.233 Dominique Forlot
h#3                                           (1+1+3)
Take & Make
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Dominique Forlot
Dominique Forlot
January 10, 2014 17:48

To improve this problem we can present it in the following way:
1) Remove this white king who plays no role here
2) Propose a twin with a thematic solution

(Same Diagram whithout the white king )
h#3 (0+1+3)
Take & Make


solutions :

a) 1.Kd3xc3-d2 [+nBd3] nBa1-h8! 2.Kd2xd3-b1 [+nBd2] nSa2-c3 + 3.Kb1-a1 nBd2xc3-d5 [+nSd2] #

b)1.Kb3-a3 nSa2×ç3-g7 [+nBa2] 2.Ka3×a2-g8[+nBa3] nBa3-f8 3.Kf8-h8 nBf8×g7-é6 [+nSf8] #

Anderssen in each solution
Mats idéaux
Echo miroir diagonal solutions

N.B. It seems to exist a kind of echo in the operations of mutual ambushes.
a) indian : the Bishop in ambush
b) “pseudo-indian” : the King in suicid-ambush in opposite side

What do you think of these miniature twins