# No.580 (NG)

 No.580 Newman Guttman(USA) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2014 (II): May – August   →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2014(II) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.580 by Newman Guttman – A twomover with author’s favorite piece – Equihopper! Same, as in No.497, it is Equihopper at 90º, implemented in WinChloe only. (JV)

Definitions:

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.

Grasshopper-2 (G2): As Grasshopper but moves not to the square immediately beyond the jumped unit but to the next square on the same line.

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.580 Newman GuttmanUSAoriginal – 31.07.2014 Solution: (click to show/hide) white Kf8 Ba1a6e8f3 G2d1d8 Sg3 Pb5c5 black Ke6 EQc4 Pg6 #2                                         (10+3)Equihopper at 90º: c4Grasshopper-2: d1, d8 1.b5-b6 ! threat: 2.Ba6*c4 # { 1... EQc4~ 2.Ba6*c8 #} 1... EQc4-d7 2.Bf3-g4 # 1... EQc4-d5 2.Be8-f7 # { 1.b5-b6 : Anti-dual : EQc4-d7 & EQc4-d5 (C+ by WinChloe 3.26)}