Lev Grolman (Russia) &
Georgy Evseev (Russia)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (II): May – August
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No.351 by Lev Grolman & Georgy Evseev – Cyclical Zilahi in a play of 6 Nightriders (3 white and 3 black)! (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.
Nightrider(N): A Rider along a straight line on squares lying a Knight`s move away from each other.
No.351 Lev Grolman & Georgy Evseev
h#2 3 solutions (10+13)
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1.N×e5 Nd5 2.Nd3 Na8‡
II. 1.N×e6 Ng4 2.Nc2 Ng8‡
III. 1.N×e7 Ng2 2.Nb1 N×f3‡
This problem was composed when checking some possibilities of indirect battery play. Easy search in WinChloe database using “Cyclic Zilahi” and “Switchback” has given the following position: Nevertheless the authors had decided that this problem may be published because of unity of units used and uniform geometry of black play. Also the first white move is less random, as it is used to guard the same square and also to interfere a black line. (Authors)