Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2014 (II): May – August
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No.560 by Nikola Predrag – Original motivation of black castlings! (JV)
Equihopper: Moves along any line over another unit of either color to a square situated such that the hurdle stands at the mid-point between the Equihopper’s departure and arrival squares. The English Equihopper cannot pass over an obstruction other than the hurdle when playing along Queen-lines. The non-stop/French Equihopper does not have this restriction. Unless otherwise stated, the non-stop Equihopper is meant.
Nereid(ND): Marine piece operating along Bishop lines: without capture moves as Bishop, with capture – as Locust.
Locust(L): Moves along Queen lines only by capturing an enemy unit, arriving on the square immediately beyond that unit, which must be vacant.
LEO(LE): Chinese Queen. Moves as Queen, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.
No.560 Nikola Predrag
original – 23.06.2014
h#2 b) wPb6→e5 (7+9)
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
a) 1.0-0-0!! (Rd8?) NDe8!! 2.Kd7!! LEb5#!
b) 1.0-0!! (Rf8?) LEe8+!! 2.Kf7!! Sd6#!
(C+ by Popeye 4.67 and WinChloe 3.26)