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No.93 – h#4 by Jaroslav Štúň – An elegant aristocratic octet with cycle of anti-batteries. (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.
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No.93 Jaroslav Štúň
original – 15.08.2012
b) wBa5->b4; 2 solutions
Grasshoppers: b6, c3, e3
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
a) 1.Rc5-b5 Gb6-f2 2.Ba5-b6 Gc3-f3 3.Kd5-c5 Kd2-c3 4.Bb7-d5 Gf2-d4 #
b)-I.1.Bb4-a3 Gc3-f3 2.Ba3-b2 Kd2-d3 3.Bb2-e5 Ge3-e6 4.Bb7-c6 Ge6-e4 #
b)-II. 1.Rc5-c4 Gb6-f2 2.Bb4-c5 Ge3-b3 + 3.Kd5-d4 Gc3-e5 4.Bb7-e4 Ge5-e3 #
The cycle of anti-batteries:
rear → front → blocking field
Ge3 → Gb6 → Gc3
Gb6 → Gc3 → Ge3
Gc3 → Ge3 → Gb6
In b) after moving black king on d8 is the horizontal checkmate, but that does not fit into the cycle. (Author)
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