No.496, 496.1 
Abdelaziz Onkoud (France)
& Nikola Predrag (Croatia)

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No.496 by Abdelaziz Onkoud – A nice Meredith with model mates! Warm welcome to Abdelaziz !  (JV)

No.496.1 by Abdelaziz Onkoud & Nikola Predrag – This joint problem is a nice improvement to No.496!   (JV)


Fers: (1,1)Leaper

Wazir(WE): (0,1)Leaper (Vizir in WinChloe)

LEO(LE): Moves as Queen, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.

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.496 Abdelaziz Onkoud
original – 01.02.2014
496-h#2-aoh#2               2 solutions             (6+3)
LEO g4
Fers d2
Wazir e4
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
No.496.1 Abdelaziz Onkoud & Nikola Predrag
France / Croatia
Version of No.496, 17.02.2014
496.1-h#2-ao-nph#2               2 solutions             (6+2)
Grashopper d2
Fers b5
Wazir d4
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

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Nikola Predrag
Nikola Predrag
February 1, 2014 19:22

Nice. However, static Leo acts as a Lion, almost as a Grasshopper.
White Ke6 FEb5 Sd5 WEd4 Gd2 Pe2; Black Kc5 Pa3

Abdelaziz Onkoud
February 1, 2014 21:57
Reply to  Nikola Predrag

Position Predrag with Grasshopper is better. 🙂

Geoff Foster
Geoff Foster
February 3, 2014 22:43

I think “Vizir” should be “Wazir” (WE in Popeye).