Stephan Dietrich (Germany)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December
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No.459 by Stephan Dietrich – One more interesting “Vielväterproblem”! (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.
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.
KoKo: A move is possible only if the piece moved arrives on a square next to another unit.
No.459 Stephan Dietrich
Poseidons: a8, c8
Solution: (click to show/hide)
1.b6-b7 + POa8xb7-c7[+wPb8=R] 2.Rb8-b6 + a7xb6-b1=Q[+wRb2] 3.Rb2xb1-b7[+bQh7] + POc7xb7-c7[+wRb4] 4.POc8-b8 POc7-c8 #
(C+ by Popeye 4.63)
“Vielväterproblem” with poseidons. (Author)