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No.365 (KG)

Krassimir Gandev (Bulgaria)

Warm welcome to Krassimir!


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No.365 by Krassimir Gandev – A long, interesting, but difficult “Pawns’ festival”! (JV)


Poseidon (PO): The Marine King is named “Poseidon”. The Poseidon moves like a King when not capturing, and captures adjacent pieces like a Locust.

Locust (L): moves on Q-lines but only by capturing an enemy unit, arriving on the square immediately beyond that unit, which must be vacant.

Superpawn (SP): Moves straight forwards and captures diagonally forwards through as many empty  squares as desired. Promotion is normal.

Berolina-Pawn (BP): Walk and capture are swapped relative to the orthodox Pawn. The Berolina-Pawn moves without capturing diagonally (possibly two squares if it is on the second row of its side) and captures vertically.

Berolina Super Pawn (BS): It is Berolina-Pawn but its moves and captures are respectively extended to the entire diagonal and the entire column.

Camel-Rider Hopper (CH): As Nightrider-Hopper but plays on Camel-lines only.

Camel – (1,3) Leaper

VAO(VA): Moves as Bishop, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

MAO(MA): the Chinese knight, which is a Rider, moving along a bent line to the arrival square of a normal Knight, first orthogonally then diagonally. The Mao can be interfered with on the intervening square. 

No.365 Krassimir Gandev
hs==12,5                             (1+1+20n)
Poseidons: c2, h5
Super Pawns: b5,c3,c5,d5,e5,f5,g5
Berolina Super Pawns: a4, a5, c4, e4
Camel Rider Hopper d1
Vao g1
MAOs: a8, c1, e1, f1, h1
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

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