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No.476 by Nikola Predrag – This funny problem made me laugh! Locust in h#7 Miniature. No more comments to leave more fun to the solvers!  (JV)


Locust(L): Moves along Queen lines only by capturing an enemy unit, arriving on the square immediately beyond that unit, which must be vacant.

Circe: Captured units (not Ks) reappear on their game-array squares, of the same color in the case of pieces, on the file of capture in the case of pawns, and on the promotion square of the file of capture in the case of fairy pieces. If the rebirth square is occupied the capture is normal.

No.476 Nikola Predrag
h#7                2 solutions              (1+3)
Locust d7
(no white King)
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Janos Mikitovics
Janos Mikitovics
January 4, 2014 18:58

Nikola, your “kind invitation” motivated me with same pieces (for solvers only!):
White Le1 (1)
Black Ke8 Pe2 Pf2 (3)
wLocust e1
H#5* 2 solutions

Set play 1…Le1*f2-g3[+bPe1=B] 2.Be1-c3 Lg3*c3-b3[+bBg3] 3.e2-e1=R Lb3*g3-h3[+bBb3] 4.Re1-e7 Lh3*b3-a3[+bBh3] 5.Bh3-d7 La3*e7-f8[+bRa3] #

Real play I. 1.Ke8-f8 Le1*e2-e3[+bPe1=B] 2.Be1-b4 Le3*f2-g1[+bPe3] 3.Bb4-e7 Lg1*e3-d4[+bPg1=B] 4.Bg1-f2 Ld4*f2-g1[+bBd4] 5.Bd4-g7 Lg1*g7-g8[+bBg1] #
II. 1.Ke8-d8 Le1*e2-e3[+bPe1=R] 2.Re1*e3[+wLe1] Le1*f2-g3[+bPe1=B] 3.Be1-b4 Lg3*e3-d3[+bRg3] 4.Bb4-e7 Ld3*g3-h3[+bRd3] 5.Rd3-d7 Lh3*d7-c8[+bRh3] #

Nikola Predrag
Nikola Predrag
January 5, 2014 03:07

Nice echoes. I wished to include all pieces in the mate.

Janos Mikitovics
Janos Mikitovics
January 5, 2014 08:27
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I know, Nikola. My version doesn’t have an artistic value bacause of the last moves [+bRa3] #, [+bBg1] #, [+bRh3] # ([+bLf1] #).
… but perhaps it will be funny for the readers.
I hope so, Julia will laugh on the play of her has popular Locusts here:
White Ld1 (1)
Black Kf8 Pf4 Pe2 (3)
1.Kf8-e8 Ld1*e2-f3[+bPd1=B] 2.Bd1-a4 Lf3*f4-f5[+bPf3] 3.f3-f2 Lf5*f2-f1[+bPf5] 4.Ba4-d7 Lf1*f5-f6[+bPf1=L] 5.Lf1*f6-f7[+wLf1] Lf1*f7-f8[+bLf1] #