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No.505 by Janne Syväniemi – A nice co-play between the black King and Grasshoppers! (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.
No.505 Janne Syväniemi
h#3 2 solutions (6+7)
Grasshoppers: a4, a6, e4, f1
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I.1.Kb5 Rd3 2.Gc4 Rd8+ 3.Ka6 Ra8#
II.1.Kb4 Rd4+ 2.Gc4 Rd1+ 3.Ka4 Ra1#
(C+ by WinChloe 3.24 and Popeye 4.65)
Fine motivations for the stops at d3/d4, making the interchanges of K and G possible.
(A pity Pa5 was necessary, ruining the model mates.)
I have tried to get model mates by moving the c5 pawn to a5, but can’t get rid of the extra solutions.
I managed to make a model mate version with the same number of pieces:
White Kh6 Pa5 Ge4 Pc2 Rd2 Gf1
Black Ga6 Pc6 Bg6 Sh5 Ga4 Kc4 Qg2
Black Q, B and S needed to prevent cooks. I still prefer the original version.