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No.482 by Krassimir Gandev – Interesting Marine problem shows sacrifices of Marine Princess, not programmed yet Marine piece. (JV)
Marine Princess: Marine Knight(MS) +Nereid (ND) – not programmed yet.
Marine Knight(MS): Moves as Knight provided destination is vacant, captures an enemy on (1,2) by a leap to (2,4) – which again must be vacant.
Nereid (ND): Marine piece operating along Bishop lines: without capture moves as Bishop, with capture – as Locust.
Triton(TR): Marine piece operating along Rook lines: without capture moves as Rook, 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.
Poseidon(PO): The Marine King is named “Poseidon”. The Poseidon moves like a King when not capturing, and captures adjacent pieces like a Locust.
No.482 Krassimir Gandev
h#2 3 solutions (4+2) C-
Poseidons: f4, h8
Locusts: b7, g4
Marina Princess MPf6
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1.TRd2-d7 MPrf6-g8 2.POh8 x g8-f8 Lg4 x d7-c8 #
II. 1.TRd2-d4 MPrf6-g7 2.POh8 x g7-f6 POf4-e5 #
III. 1.TRd2-g2 MPrf6-h7 2.POh8 x h7-h6 Lb7 x g2-h1 #