Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2014 (I): January – April
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No.507 by S. K. Balasubramanian – A nice Meredith with 3 pairs of thematic pieces! (JV)
Madrasi: Units, other than Kings, are paralysed when they attack each other. Paralysed units cannot move, capture or give check, their only power being that of causing paralysis.
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 King’s square.
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.
No.507 S. K. Balasubramanian
h#2,5 2 solutions (6+6)
Take & Make
Grasshoppers: h1, h5
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1…Gh1-f3 2.Qa6-c4 Bc6-d5 3.Kf4xf3-h1 Rc5xc4-f1 #
II. 1…Gh5-f5 2.Qa6-a8 Rc5-d5 3.Kf4xf5-h5 Bc6xa8-e8 #
(C+ by Popeye 4.65 and WinChloe 3.24)