Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2014 (I): January – April
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No.498 by Geoff Foster – A very nice miniature composed with Marine pieces only! (JV)
Poseidon(PO): The Marine King is named “Poseidon”. The Poseidon moves like a King when not capturing, and captures adjacent pieces like a 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.
Marine pawn(MP): Moves as a pawn, but captures by hopping over its enemy diagonally forward. MP may be captured en passant by an enemy Pawn or Marine Pawn and may capture en passant an enemy Pawn or Marine Pawn.
The Marine Pawn can promote to Siren, Triton, Nereid, Marine Knight or to any other fairy or orthodox piece that stands on the board.
No.498 Geoff Foster
original – 06.02.2014
h#3,5 2 solutions (1+1+4)
Poseidons: e1, e2
Marine pawns: d6, e6, e3, b2
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1… nMPe7 2.nMPb1=nSI+ nSIb3 3.POd3 nMP×e7-f8=nSI 4.nSIf2 nSI×e3-d4#
II. 1… nMPd7 2.nMPb1=nTR+ nTRb3 3.nTRd3 nMP×d7-c8=nSI 4.nSIc4 nTR×e3-f3#
(C+ by Popeye 4.63 and WinChloe 3.24)