# No.274,275 (VA)

 No.274, 275 Valerio Agostini (Italy) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (I): January – April →Previous ; →Next ;  →List 2013(I) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.274 by Valerio Agostini – A nice Bristol realized with Nightriders! (JV)

No.275 by Valerio Agostini – A very good activity of Andernach Grasshopper! (JV)

Definitions:

Nightrider(N): A Rider along a straight line on squares lying a Knight`s move away from each other.

Andernach Grasshopper(AG): A Grasshopper that changes the color of any non-royal hurdle it leaps over.

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.

 No.274 Valerio Agostini Italy original-03.03.2013   h#2               2 solutions             (5+4)Nightriders: b1, c3, d2     Solution: (click to show/hide)   I. 1.Bb2 Ne7 2.Be5 Nb1-d5≠ II. 1.Ke5 Nh4 2.Bf4 Nb1-f3≠   Nightriders Bristol. (Author) No.275 Valerio Agostini Italy original-03.03.2013   h#2,5              2 solutions           (2+10)Andernach Grasshopper g8     Solution: (click to show/hide)   I. 1… Be3 2.AG-a2 (wP) b4 3.AG-a5 (wQ) b5≠! II. 1… Bd2 2.AG-g6 (wS) Se8! 3.AG-b6 (wR) Sc7≠!

### 3 Responses to No.274,275 (VA)

1. seetharaman says:

N.274
Delightful N-bristol ! The mates show a nice echo too!

2. Diyan Kostadinov says:

AG effects in 275 are very nice, especially the last black moves where the AG transform bQ and bR to make selfpins to avoid later colour transformation of the mating pieces and also to protect squares.
A believe that the interesting fairy piece Andernach Grasshopper will become more popular – I have received so many nice problems with it for Alaikov 80 MT 2013.

• seetharaman says:

The pin mates in 275 are indeed nice. Unfortunately, the motive for selfpin is not pure.