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No.628 by Paul Rãican – Reflexmate with exotical thematic material: Eagle+Locust! (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.

Eagle (EA): Moves like a Grasshopper ((0,1)+(1,1)Hopper), but deflects 90° either way on passing over the hurdle. The arrival square is adjacent to the hurdle. 

No.628 Paul Rãican

original – 23.10.2014

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white kh2 qc2 bg2 eab7 pb3c5f5f6h3 black ka2 eab2 la1 pa3e6f7

r#5                                            (9+6)
Locust a1
Eagles: b7, b2

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Juraj Lörinc
April 21, 2015 00:37

I have just come across this gem in the database. Change of two variations in r#5 is extremely rare occurrence. The precise play of wEA is well orchestrated and the variation 1…e5 in the solution with immobilized wB is a highlight.