shankarramNo.884 
N.Shankar Ram
(India)

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No.884 by N.Shankar Ram Dombrovskis theme in four variations with active use of Сhinese pieces! (JV)


Definitions:

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.884 N.Shankar Ram
India

original – 04.09.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)

white VAc1 PAf1g1g2 Kc7 Qg8 Pe2d2c4h5 Sh8e8 Rg3h6 black Pg4 Kh4 PAf8a5 Sf5 VAb1c8

#2                                           (14+7)
PAO f1, g1, g2, f8, a5
VAO c1, b1, c8


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Georgy Evseev
Georgy Evseev
September 4, 2015 10:40

While 0-1-2 motivation of change is very standard, anti-dual effects (allowing only one mate of four to be possible) are beautiful. I would only have wished that three parasitic knight defences were somehow disabled.

seetharaman
seetharaman
September 4, 2015 11:48

The anti-dual effect (four-fold!) is outstanding and makes the problem very special!