Newman Guttman (USA)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (I): January – April
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No.236 – sh#4 by Newman Guttman – A surprising anti-battery mate! (JV)
Hypnose (Superpins): A pinned unit loses its power to give check or pin.
Equihopper (Standard English type): Hops on any straight line (joining square midpoints) to an equal distance beyond a hurdle. Interference and pinning effects are possible on the line.
No.236 Newman Guttman
Equihoppers: e2, f7
Solution: (click to show/hide)
1.Bd3 2.Bf4 3.Bh6 4. (f4?) Bf5 5.Sd3 f4‡
An uncomplicated demonstration of superpin and equihopper effects. (Author)
Author’s note to the Equihopper used: The equihoppers are English equihoppers. This means that the hopper effect is blocked by any piece other than the hurdle between the E and the destination square. In contrast to the standard equihopper that is sometimes known as the “non-stop” equihopper. The WinChloe notation is EA (equihopper anglais).