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This time I’ve a pleasure to present you a joint problem by two authors – S.K.Balasubramanian and Vlaicu Crișan (first publication on juliasfairies.com). Warm welcome to Vlaicu Crișan – the most famous Romanian master of composition, multiple winner in competitions of the highest rank!

No.183 – hs#4.5 by S.K.Balasubramanian & Vlaicu Crișan A  Meredith with perfect battery-play! (JV)


PAO(PA): Moves as Rook, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

VAO(VA): Moves as Bishop, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

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.183 S.K.Balasubramanian & Vlaicu Crișan
India / Romania
hs#4.5         b) BKb4→f6            (4+7)
Lions: d2, f4
VAO c7; PAO d7 
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

The diagrams are made on WinChloe and its Echecs font is used for Logo design

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shankar ram
shankar ram
7 years ago

piece count should be 4+7..

7 years ago

Excellent! Amazing and probably original play of the white Leos, going up and down! This is one of the best published so far by them and one of the best on this site !