No.413,413.1 (LL)

 No.413, 413.1Linden Lyons (Australia) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December   →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2013(III) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.413 by Linden Lyons – Four variants with a single black Grasshopper! (JV)

No.413.1 by Linden Lyons – An improvement to No.413 with author’s gratitude to Seetharaman K.! (JV)

Definitions:

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.413 Linden Lyons Australia original – 04.11.2013   =2                                               (9 + 2)Grasshoppers: a3, d8, h7, b5     Solution: (click to show/hide)   1 Rc1?/Rc7?/Rc8? (waiting) Gb3!1 Be5! (waiting)1 … Gb3 2 Bc3=1 … Gd7 2 Bd4=1 … Gf5 2 e4=1 … Ge2 2 Rxe2= (С+ by Popeye 4.63 and WinChloe 3.24)   Three of the variations are pin-stalemates. The following link includes an article with some more of my grasshopper =2 problems: http://www.theproblemist.org/september2012 (Author) No.413.1 Linden Lyons Australia Version of No.413 – 10.11.2013   =2                                               (11+3)Grasshoppers: с5, d5, e8, h6     Solution: (click to show/hide)   1 Gb3! (waiting)1 … Ge7 2 Be41 … Gg5 2 f41 … Gf2 2 Gb61 … Gc3 2 Bd31 … Ga5 2 Kxa5 (С+ by Popeye 4.63 and WinChloe 3.24)   Here’s an improved version of no. 413. I’d like to thank Seetharaman Kalyan for his suggestion as to how to create a fourth thematic variation. (Author)

4 Responses to No.413,413.1 (LL)

1. Kjell Widlert says:

A very economical setting of three grasshopper-specific stalemates. Lovely.

2. seetharaman says:

Very nice setting. I think it should be possible to make the fourth variation also thematic. If e2 is not guarded twice One possibility (with WPa5) is 2.Ga3-a6 =

3. eugenerosner says:

What a refreshing idea! Nicely done!

4. seetharaman says:

Well done Linden! You have managed to add a nice key and extra variation too !