Julia Vysotska (Latvia)
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No.249 by Julia Vysotska – A special neutral Zilahi combined with a pin of mating pieces. (JV)
Nightrider(N): A Rider along a straight line on squares lying a Knight`s move away from each other.
Locust (L): moves on Q-lines but only by capturing an enemy unit, arriving on the square immediately beyond that unit, which must be vacant.
No.249 Julia Vysotska
h#2,5 b) +black Pd4 (1+3+3n)
Solution: (click to show/hide)
a) 1…nBh7-e4 2.Nh1-b4 nBe4-d5 + 3.nLd7xd5-d4 nRb1xb4 #
b) 1…nRb1-b6 2.Nh1-d3 nRb6-c6 + 3.nLd7xc6-b5 nBh7xd3 #
Zilahi (sacrifices of nB/nR for attraction of the neutral Locust); mates by pinned neutral piece (nR/nB). Preliminary Locust-specific line-closing realized by the black N with the moves Nb4/Nd3. (Author)