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No.215 – h#2 by Manfred Rittirsch – This problem was submitted to the Christmas Blitz tourney on December, 26th, 2012. It is not in the Award, but I believe it will be interesting for many of you to see it! Аn ambitious content with 3+3 thematic promotions of nP and bP. (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.
Kangaroo (KA): Moves along Queen-lines like a Grasshopper, but over 2 hurdles (which may or may not stand on adjacent squares) to the square immediately beyond the second hurdle. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdles are not affected.
Moose (or Elan): Moves like a Grasshopper ((0,1)+(1,1)Hop
No.215 Manfred Rittirsch
h#2 b) Pc4 → e4 (5+12+1)
c) Sg8 → d6
Solution: (click to show/hide)
a) 1.fxg1=G fxg8=nG 2.Gd4 nGxb3# (nGd5??)
b) 1.f1=KA fxg8=nKA 2.KAf5 nKAg3# (nKAg6??)
c) 1.f1=MO f8=nMO 2.MOe4 nMOc6# (nMOe5,7??)
Black provides secondary hurdle to preliminary prevent escape of neutral mating piece(3x). 3×2 synchronous promotion change gnG/kanKA/monMO. (Author)