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No.215 – h#2 by Manfred Rittirsch – This problem was submitted to the Christmas Blitz tourney on December, 26th, 2012. It is not in the Award, but I believe it will be interesting for many of you to see it! Аn ambitious content with 3+3 thematic promotions of nP and bP. (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.

Kangaroo (KA): Moves along Queen-lines like a Grasshopper, but over 2 hurdles (which may or may not stand on adjacent squares) to the square immediately beyond the second hurdle. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdles are not affected.

Moose (or Elan): Moves like a Grasshopper ((0,1)+(1,1)Hopper), but deflects 45° either way on passing over the hurdle. The arrival square is adjacent to the hurdle.

No.215 Manfred Rittirsch
h#2           b) Pc4 → e4         (5+12+1)
c) Sg8 → d6
Grasshopper g1
Kangaroo c1
Moose c2
Solution: (click to show/hide)

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