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Problem 672: Sebastien Luce - Fairy (Hippogriffe, Camel, NAO)
sebastien.luce(23.12.2015) A symbolic problem with Big black Royal cross by Sebastien Luce. He dedicate it to Themis Argirakopoulos who found that the pieces on the diagram are like the number "64".
1.Ke4 2.Kd4 3.d1nCA CAa5#
1.Kxg4 2.Kh4 3.d1nHP CAg7#
1.Kxf3 2.Kf2 3.d1Qn CAxc3#
1.Kf5 2.Kf6 3.d1nNA CAxe3#
NAO: moveing like a rider along any straight line of S moves, captures by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.
Camel: a (1,3/3,1) leaper, e.g. a1>b4 or a1>d2
Hippogriffe: Knight Grasshopper [Hops on Q-lines over any one unit (the hurdle) to the next square beyond]


0 #1 Seetharaman Kalyan 2015-12-24 08:45
Wow! Nice task of King-cross, 4 promotions & 4 Camel mates!

The Chinese nightrider is also given the name NAO. (see the 9-wcct G-section)
0 #2 Diyan Kostadinov 2015-12-24 09:35
Of course it is NAO :) Last weeks I prepared and upload so many originals in KoBulChess and SuperProblem received in English, Russian, French, German... so my mind was blocked last night and I initially translate "Noctambule chinois" direct as "Chinese Nightrider" :) Now it's corrected.
0 #3 Seetharaman Kalyan 2015-12-24 13:59
Chinese Nightrider is also good enough name! I sometimes feel that Instead of Pao/Vao the names Chinese rook, Chinese Bishop are more descriptive! But then, Pao/Vao has already become well known !

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