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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)
a) 1…Ka3 2.Kc5 PAd4 3.LIb8 VAg3 4.LIh2 VAf2 5.LId6+ PAb4 #
b) 1…Kg6 2.Ke6 VAe5 3.LId8 PAd2 4.LId1 PAe2 5.LId6+ VAf6 #
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