Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2014 (II): May – August
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No.555 by Gani Ganapathi – A nice Berolina-Excelsiors! (JV)
Berolina-Pawn(BP): Walk and capture are swapped relative to the orthodox Pawn. The Berolina-Pawn moves without capturing diagonally (possibly two squares if it is on the second row of its side) and captures vertically.
Equihopper: Moves along any line over another unit of either color to a square situated such that the hurdle stands at the mid-point between the Equihopper’s departure and arrival squares. The English Equihopper cannot pass over an obstruction other than the hurdle when playing along Queen-lines. The non-stop/French Equihopper does not have this restriction. Unless otherwise stated, the non-stop Equihopper is meant.
No.555 Gani Ganapathi
original – 10.06.2014
h=4,5 b) Sd7→a8 (2+3)
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
a) 1…BPd2-f4 2.Ka4-b3 BPf4-e5 3.EQa1-c5 BPe5-d6 4.Kb3-a2 BPd6xd7 5.Ka2- a1 BPd7-e8=EQ =
b) 1…BPd2-b4 2.Ka4-a3 BPb4-c5 3.EQa1-a5 BPc5-b6 4.Ka3-a2 BPb6-a7 5.Ka2- a1 BPa7xa8=EQ =
(C+ by Popeye 4.67 and WinChloe 3.26)