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No.488 by János Mikitovics – An elegant four-men! (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.
No.488 János Mikitovics
h#2 2 solutions (2+2)
Take & Make
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1.c2-c1=S Rb1-a1 2.Ke2-d1 Kb2xc1-d3 #
II. 1.c2-c1=B + Kb2-c2 2.Ke2-e1 Kc2xc1-e3 #
(C+ by Popeye 4.63)
Anti batteries, promotions, chameleon echo/ideal mates. (Author)
The mates are simple, but the way to get there is not. A charming little thing.