Franz Pachl (Germany)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December
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No.401 by Franz Pachl – Very interesting and difficult strategy in 3 phases! (JV)
Rose (RO): (1,2) Octagonal Rider (extents the move of the Knight on a circular path e.g. a4-b6-d7-f6-g4-f2-d1-b2 or a4-c5-e4-f2).
Camel (CA): (1,3) Leaper
Zebra (ZE): (2,3) Leaper
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.
No.401 Franz Pachl
h#2 3 solutions (2+8+5)
Rose b8; Camel c2 h7 h5; Zebra e7
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1.CAe4 nSxb5-b4 2.Rd5 nSxd5-h5#
II. 1.CAag4 nnZxb5-b4 2.Rd7 nZxd7-h7#
III. 11.Sf3 nCAxb5-b4 2.Re3 nCAxe3-e1#
(C+ by Popeye 4.63 and WinChloe 3.24)