No.959 Ján Kovalič &
Ladislav Packa

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No.959 by Ján Kovalič – A cycle of moves’ repetitions in Take & Make problem. (JV)

No.959.1, 959.2 by Ján Kovalič & Ladislav Packa – An improvements to No.959. (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.959 Ján Kovalič

original – 26.11.2015

Solutions: (click to show/hide)
white Ke8 Bb8 Sf7 Pa2g2g3g4 black Kd4 Qf4 Ra7h6 Bb4 Sd2 Pc3c5c6

h#2                                             (7+9)
b) Bb4→h7 ; c) Bb4→f3
Take & Make

No.959.1 Ján Kovalič &
Ladislav Packa


version of No.959 – 26.12.2015

Solutions: (click to show/hide)
white Kg2 Bb8 Sf7 Pb4g3 black Kd4 Qd6 Rh6 Bf4 Sd2 Pa7b3c3f5

h#2              3 solutions           (5+9)
Take & Make

No.959.2 Ján Kovalič &
Ladislav Packa


version of No.959 – 07.02.2016

Solutions: (click to show/hide)
white Kb8 Bc8d7 Pb2c2c4 black Ke4 Ra3e7 Bg5 Pb7h3

h#2              3 solutions           (6+6)
Take & Make

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Laco Packa
Laco Packa
4 years ago

The main reasons for the adjustment of the problem are:
– in 959.1 is not processed the cycle of functions thematic white pieces. In 959.2 is it OK.
– purity of the genre. T&M Move Sxf7 (S-> f6) could be replaced after removing Sf7-d7 by orthodox move Sd7-f6.