|pieces||'Nightriderhopper(NH)', 'LEO(LE)', 'PAO(PA)', 'VAO(VA)'|
|LEO(LE):||(0,1)+(1,1) Chinese. Chinese Queen. Moves as Queen, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.|
|Nightriderhopper(NH):||(1,2) Hopper: moves along (1,2) Rider lines stopping on the next square after the first obstacle of either color. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.|
|PAO(PA):||(0,1) Chinese. Chinese piece operating along Rook lines: moves as Rook, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.|
|VAO(VA):||(1,1) Chinese. Chinese piece operating along Bishop lines: moves as Bishop, but captures only by hopping over a hurdle to any square beyond.|
No. 1696 Michal Dragoun
original - 14.03.2022
Nightrider b5, c4
LEO b4, d7, f1, f7
Solution: (click to show/hide)
(C+ by Popeye 4.87)
Fourfold cyclic Zilahi with line-openings of Bb6 and analogous use of four black thematic officers.
It is a pity that in this pattern three blocking pieces on the first rank are necessary, but with position shifted one rank down there are cooks 1.LExf2 2.LEf1 Bf2X.