Petko A. Petkov (Bulgaria)


Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December

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roses-100No.375 by Petko A. Petkov  – My lovely “horses” actively play in this wonderful birthday gift! Complicated strategy in creation of direct and indirect anti-batteries.
I’m very touched and grateful to Petko! (JV)


Grasshopper(G): Moves along Q-lines over another unit of either color to the square immediately beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.

Nightrider(N): A Rider along a straight line on squares lying a Knight`s move away from each other.

PAO(PA): Moves as Rook, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

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 K’s square.

No.376 Petko A. Petkov
Dedicated to Julia Vysotska at her birthday 16.09.2013!
hs#2,5           2 solutions             (8+5)
Take & Make
Nightriders: d3, e7, h6
Grasshoppers: d6, e6
PAOs: a1, b1, h5
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

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September 16, 2013 20:55

Great ! Nice echo effects. Different checks to black king on the same line matched by different antibattery mates on the same line the black king !

Geoff Foster
Geoff Foster
September 17, 2013 02:12

A clever scheme! In each solution the wN must guard the square vacated by the wG.