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No.172 – hs#3 by Julia Vysotska – This problem is my “dream of the week”! I like riders, and what I wanted this time was to compose hs# problem with a pair MAO & MOA. Before I’ve used them in h# only. But was sure that something interesting should be possible in hs# as well. After days of failed searches I was so much happy when finally have found this scheme and couldn’t think about anything also until have came to this C+ problem! There’re still some minor things I’d like to be different, but I don’t see any possibility to change. Anyway, I simply love this problem!
Also, I’ve looked in Echecs database and there’re no hs# problem with the both chinese riders and just 5 of them have only MAO. I don’t think that this is the first problem with them both, for sure in some other databases some others can be found, but still I believe it is quite unique. (JV)
MAO(MA): the Chinese knight, which is a Rider, moving along a bent line to the arrival square of a normal Knight, first orthogonally then diagonally. The Mao can be interfered with on the intervening square.
MOA(MO): the Chinese knight, which is a Rider, moving along a bent line to the arrival square of a normal Knight, first diagonally then orthogonally. The MOA can be interfered with on the intervening square.
Lion(Li): Moves along Q-lines over another unit of either color to any square beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.
No.172 Julia Vysotska
hs#3 b) nMAOe4->e3 (3+8+2n)
MAO e4, MOA e2
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
a) 1.nMAe4-g5 LIb3-h3 2.nMOe2-f4 LIh3-h5 3.Qc3-f3 + nMAg5*f3 # (4.nMOf4xh5? – illegal self-check by nMAf3!)
b) 1.nMAe3-d5 Bh6-c1 2.nMOe2-d4 Bc1-b2 3.Qc3-c6 + nMOd4*c6 # (4.nMAd5-c3? – illegal self-check by nMOc6!)
Creation of mixed color batteries nMAO/Lion and nMOA/ Bishop with specific reciprocal self-blocks and self-pins by the nMAO and nMOA. Interchange of functions between two pairs of pieces: nMAO & nMOA and bLI & bB, Q-sacrifices. (Author)
The diagrams are made on WinChloe and its Echecs font is used for Logo design