Pierre Tritten (France)


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No.492 by Pierre Tritten – А nice problem with thematic activity of all three white pieces and of the black Queen! (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.492 Pierre Tritten
492-h#2-pth#2               3 solutions             (4+5)
Take & Make
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S. K. Balasubramanian
S. K. Balasubramanian
January 29, 2014 19:29

Very nice problem with cyclic zilahi and model mates. Every time the wK and one of the white pieces guard 2 flight squares each of the bK.
Active sacrifices of bQ and white pieces.

Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
January 30, 2014 00:24

This is a problem you could use to show a beginner what T&M is, or what a cyclic Zilahi is!
Very harmonious.