Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2014 (I): January – April
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No.497 by Newman Guttman – Echo play with a use of a uncommon fairy piece Equihopper at 90º. I’d like to mention also that this piece exists in WinChloe only and by its behavior it looks as it might be called in English a Non-stop Equihopper at 90º. (JV)
Andernach Chess: A piece (excluding King) changes its color after any capturing move. Rooks on a1, h1, a8 and h8 can be used for castling, provided the usual other rules for that move are satisfied.
Equihopper at 90º (WinChloe’s version): Moves like a Non-stop Equihopper but deflects 90° either way on passing over the hurdle.
Non-Stop Equihopper (NE): Moves along any line over another unit of either colour to a square situated such that the hurdle stands at the mid-point between the Equihopper’s departure and arrival squares. The English (standard) Equihopper cannot pass over an obstruction other than the hurdle when playing along Queen-lines. The non-stop/French Equihopper does not have this restriction.
No.497 Newman Guttman
original – 04.02.2014
h#2 2 solutions (4+5)
Equihopper 90º h7
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1.Rf3 Rb7 2.E90d×b7(W) Se7‡
II. 1.Rd5 Rh1 2.E90d×h1(W) Sh4‡
(C+ by WinChloe 3.24)