Vito Rallo (Italy)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December
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No.446 by Vito Rallo – ? light h#3 with Grasshoppers. (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.446 Vito Rallo
original – 05.12.2013
h#3 b) wBh3 (5+4)
Grasshoppers: a8, h8
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
a) 1.Gh8-f8 Sh3xg5 2.Kg8-h8 Sg5-e6 3.Ga8-g8 Re4-h4 #
b) 1.Sg5-f3 Re4-e8 + 2.Ga8-f8 Re8-e7 3.Sf3-h4 Bh3-e6 #
(?+ by Popeye v4.63 and WinChloe 3.24)
Two ways of unpinning h3. Interesting. Pity the capture is necessary in the first solution.
In twin a) direct unpin, in b) undirect, very good.
Don’t like me to propose versions, but this time I make an exception to the rule for my friend Vito.
Vito Rallo (v)
h‡3 (4+6) C+
Grassoppers a1, h1
a) 1.Gc1 Sc5 2.Ka1 Sd3 3.Gb1 Ra5‡
b) 1.Sc6 Rd1+ 2.Ghc1 Rd2 3.Sa5 Bd3‡