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No.199 – #8 by Sébastien Luce – Long action by the white Gnu! (JV)
Grasshopper(G): Moves along Q-lines over another unit of either color to the square immediately beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.
Gnu (GN) : Knight + (1,3) Leaper
No.199 Sébastien Luce
Solution: (click to show/hide)
1.GNc4! (threat 2. GNb2 zugzwang) –
1…Gb3 2.GNb7 Gb8 3.Kc6 Gb6 4.GNc4 Gd6 5.Kc7 Gb8 6.Kd6 Ge5 7.Kc5 Gb5 8.axb5 #
1…Gb7 2.GNd6 Gd7 3.Kc6 Gd5 4.Kc5 Gd7 5.GNe8 Ka5 6.GNb7 + Ka6 7.Kc6 Gb5 8.axb5 #
La sauterelle asticote le roi et le gnou mais finit par se faire croquer.
The grasshoper annoys king and gnu but finish to be eaten ! It seems the longest problem with a gnu. (Author)
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