Mario Parrinello (Italy)


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No.910 by Mario Parrinello – The theme of Tzuica-2015 with 4 pinned pieces! (JV)


Kangaroo-Lion-3(KL3): Moves along Q-lines over 3 hurdles of either color (which may or may not stand on adjacent squares) to any square beyond the 3rd unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.

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

No.910 Mario Parrinello

original – 30.09.2015

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

White Kc7 Bd6 Rd8g3 PAe5f8 Qg8 Black Kh5 Sa5c6 KLb8 Qd3 Pa7h3h7

hs#3           b) Kc7→c8            (7+8)
Kangaroo-Lion-3 b8
PAO e5, f8

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shankar ram
shankar ram
October 1, 2015 05:56

Two picture-perfect quadruple pin mates with ODT!
Three pairs of function exchange between WR/WB, WQ/WR and the two W Paos.
In each solution, the inactive pin line is used the the K3 to reach its intermediate square. This also avoids duals by the interchange of W1/W2 moves.
The two W Paos only seem to be doing Rook duty. So, they could possibly be replaced with Rs?

October 1, 2015 09:17

Great conception! Loved the reversed play of Kangaroo!