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1 - hs#2 with Nightrider, Leo, pao and Vao

Leo, Pao and Vao: move as a Queen, Rook and Bishop respectively, but need a sautoir to capture
Nightrider : extended knight
helped-selfmate : white and black collaborate until the last moment where white forces black to checkmate him in 1 move

Vysotska, J.

white VAd8 Sg8b3 Ra8c1 Kh8 LEg2 black Pb5c7d6g7f4 Kb4 PAh1 Nh3h4
2 solutions
h1: Pao
h3, h4: Nightrider
d8: Vao
g2: Leo


2 - 3# with Eagles & Paos

Rook-Eagle and Bishop-Eagle: The Eagle makes a 90 degree angle to the sautoir,
so the 2 Rook-Eagles control c6: ...REa5-c5-c6 and REd8-d6-c6.
And if there is a unit on d5, the Bishop-Eagle will control c4 & e6.
Pao: see problem 1 for the definition.

Rehm, HP.

white Sb8f8 Pf4 Kb2 Re5c3 Bd3 black Pb6 Kd4 PAc5d6 BEf3 REd8a5
d8, a5: Rook-Eagle
c5, d6: Pao
f3: Bishop-Eagle


3 - r#2 take & make

Take & Make : After a capture (the "take"), you have to make a move without capturing (the "make") with the march of the captured unit
. (The author is precisely the inventor of the "take & make")

Laue, H.

white Pg4 Sd4 Bc5h3 Ke3 Ra1 black Qg2 Pc6d6g3g5 Sb8e1 Kf1
r#2 T&M(6+8)



4 - 2# anti-patrol (Lortap)

Anti-Patrol : a piece can only capture if it is not patrolled (observed) by a piece on its side
. Thus, the only escape for the bK is e7; d7 would be another escape if there were no pawn on that square

Kerhuel, M.

white Bg8 Ke4 Qb8 Pd7e6e5 Se8d5 Rg5c4 black Ph7b5c7 Sg6 Rf8a6 Kd6
#2 Lortap(10+7)


5 - h==4,5 mars circe

In tribute to a great composer who has just passed away.
mars Circe: to capture, a piece virtually passes through its native square

Smits, G.

white Pe7f7h5g3c4 Kg5 Bh7 black Qe1 Pg4f2e2d2c5 Ke3
==4.5 mars Circe(7+7)


6 - s#5 with camel and Leo

Camel : bouncer (1,3) (for information, Knight is a bouncer (1,2)

Petkov, P.

white LEc1 CAd3 Qe4 Pg3h2d7c6 Sc8 Ba7 Rh7e8 Kg1 black Qb1 Pa2b2c2c3e3h3g5 Kc7 Ba1
c1: Leo
d3: Camel


7 - h#3 annan chess

Annan chess : is also called "southern chess", probably because a piece adopts the march of the one located in the south...
of its own.
Note that South is not at the same place for White and Black !

Argirakopoulos, T.

white Pd6 Kc6 Sc8 black Pd3g2h4 Kh7 Bg8 Sc5
h#3 Annan Chess(3+6)
b) Bg8-->e7


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