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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
Take & Make
Solution: (click to show/hide)
1.Kd3xc3-d2 [+nBd3] nBa1-h8! 2.Kd2xd3-b1 [+nBd2] nSa2-c3 + 3.Kb1-a1 nBd2xc3-d5 [+nSd2] #
(FR) Miniature avec trois pièces neutres réalisant un thème indien. Le thème indien permet de réaliser un mat avec des pièces neutres sans utiliser d’échec double.
(EN) Miniature with three neutral pieces realizing an Indian theme. The Indian theme allows to realize a matt with neutral pieces without using of double-check. (Author)
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 )
Take & Make
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
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