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No.229 – hs#4 by Nikolaj Zujev – Simple solution, but complicated to solve! A problem for the solvers! (JV)
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.229 Nikolaj Zujev
Grasshoppers: a3, a5
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
1.Rd4-c4 Ka8-b7 2.Kd3-d4 Qe8-a8 3.d2-d3 Bd7-c8 4.Rc4-b4 + Ra4xb4 #
Interesting, but a pity that neither grasshopper move during the solution !
This problem has a drawback which is somewhat traditional for the genre.
Both white and black play their own game until the final move, when you, at last, may see some interaction between sides.
I do not like such problems.