No.724 
Ladislav Salai jr. (Slovakia) & 
Emil Klemanič
 (Slovakia)

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No.724 by Ladislav Salai jr.  & Emil Klemanič – HOTF problem with Rukhlis theme’s motives. (JV)


Definitions:

LEO: Chinese piece operating along Queen lines: moves as Queen, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

PAO(PA): Chinese piece operating along Rook lines: moves as Rook, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

VAO(VA): Chinese piece operating along Bishop lines: moves as Bishop, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.


No.724 Ladislav Salai jr. & Emil Klemanič
Slovakia

original – 15.02.2015

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white kf1 sb6 pb2 lee7h8 black kd3 re3 lec1 paa7b7 vaf4h1 pc7d4d7e4e5g5g6

h#2             4 solutions         (5+14)
LEOs: e7, h8, c1
PAOs: a7, b7
VAOs: f4, h1


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seetharaman
seetharaman
February 16, 2015 08:24

Ingenious Zilahi! Nice Transferred mate similarities!

Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
February 18, 2015 14:38

There’s a very clear correspondence between the two pairs of solutions, just as there ideally should be in an HOTF problem. One or the other Leo can mate on d8 or h7, after one or the other black pawn on the mating line has been eliminated (with the help of a sacrifice of the non-mating Leo).