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No.725 by Sébastien Luce – Non-standard realization of Albino theme! (JV)


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.

No.725 Sébastien Luce

original – 16.02.2015
Dedicated to Chris Feather

Solution: (click to show/hide)

white Kh3 pc2 black Kh5 Rb3c5 Sa3 Ba4 Pb4c3d3d5g6

ser-=10                                  (2+10)
Take & Make

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February 16, 2015 13:52

Slaughter house? 🙂

Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
February 18, 2015 14:48

Perhaps inspired by Feather’s 720?

With T&M, the composer needs extra captures to bring the wP back to c2 after each thematical move. So the sequence is trickier to get to work here, but the composer succeeded very well. I don’t mind all the captures, I’m impressed the WP actually has to revisit c2 every time (it doesn’t come automatically).

February 18, 2015 20:03
Reply to  Kjell Widlert

Yes of course, a beautiful problem. Intricate sequence !

Luce Sebastien
Luce Sebastien
February 18, 2015 14:59

Yes of course Kjell, it is inspired by Feather’s 720 !
I think composers have to explore all the themes with all kind of fairy conditions but the duty is to bring each time something new in the edifice !