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No.216 – sh#3 by Newman Guttman – New opus with Newman‘s lovely Equihoppers! Surprising final! (JV)
Hypnose (Superpins): A pinned unit loses its power to give check or pin.
Equihopper (Standard English type): Hops on any straight line (joining square midpoints) to an equal distance beyond a hurdle. Interference and pinning effects are possible on the line.
No.216 Newman Guttman
Solution: (click to show/hide)
1.Rb7 2.R×d2 3.Rh2 Sf4‡
Try:1.Rxa8 2.Rxd2 3.Rh2 Sf4? Ra7!
This problem tries to contrast pinning and unpinning. It does have a thematic try, as shown with the solution.(Author)
Author’s note to the Equihopper used: The equihoppers are English equihoppers. This means that the hopper effect is blocked by any piece other than the hurdle between the E and the destination square. In contrast to the standard equihopper that is sometimes known as the “non-stop” equihopper. The WinChloe notation is EA (equihopper anglais). although this is not apparent here because the equihoppers don’t move. The effect is seen here in that, in the solution, the Rh2 is pinned.