Ján Golha (Slovakia)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December
→Previous ; →Next ; →List 2013(III)
Please send your original fairy problems to: email@example.com
No.458 by Ján Golha – An elegant problem without white pieces! (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 King’s square.
Anti Take & Make: Every capture (“take”) must be complemented by a further step (“make” which is not a capture) by the captured piece (Kings excluded), which must move from its square of vanish (according to the wishes of the capturing side in case of options). The capture is forbidden if the captured unit has no possible moves. Promotions at the end of the “make” element are normal.
No.458 Ján Golha
h#2 2 solutions (0+2+3n)
(no white King)
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1.Qb3×c4-a6[+nBd5] nBb4-c3 2.Kb6xc6-a5[+nSb4] nSb4×d5-c4[+nBc6] #
II. 1.Qb3×b4-a5[+nBd6] nSc6×a5-b5[+bQa7] 2.Kb6-a6 nSb5×d6-c5[+nBc7] #
(C+ by Popeye 4.63)
An exact chameleon echo, produced effortlessly and with some welcome (at least to me) variety in the play!
Very nice echo mates with such an excellent maneuver of neutral pieces and commendable economy! Well done!