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No.540 (JV)

Julia Vysotska 


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my-rabbitsNo.540 by Julia Vysotska – The history of this problem is very simple: I’ve bought two little rabbits for my daughters! If you ever had rabbits you must know that it’s not easy to catch them. They run back and forward, jump over your hands and over each other, and finally hide somewhere leaving you to guard the moment when they go out again!

A play of two Rabbits for solvers! Although, in one phase, but  I hope that maneuvers of my Rabbits are enough complicated and pleasant at the same time. (JV)


Rabbit(RT) (or Kangaroo-Lion(KL)): Moves along Q-lines over 2 hurdles of either color (which may or may not stand on adjacent squares) to any square beyond the 2nd unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.

No.540 Julia Vysotska
original – 05.05.2014
540-hs#7-jvhs#7                                             (3+5)
Rabbits: e5, e8
Solution: (click to show/hide)

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Sebastien Luce
Sebastien Luce
May 6, 2014 02:29

Dear Julia, the picture of the two rabbits is very pleasant and your problem too !

petko petkov
petko petkov
May 6, 2014 10:35

№540 (Vysotska) – Congratulations, dear Julia, for your great idea to symbolize jumps of your lovely rabbits with a wonderful chess “Hopping Sonatina”!
It is not possible to solve this opus for a few minutes! Though in only one solution here the Rabbits play extremely nonstandard – they show surprising dynamics and make total 6 half-moves (3 white and 3 black)! Usually these exotic pieces are rather static – as rear figures in anti-batteries or batteries.
A very good idea is to post photos in the site! This creates a very cheerful mood!

Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
May 8, 2014 23:03

The main point is in the very rabbit-specific s#1 at the end, I think, but the play is also quite cleverly arranged to get so many rabbit moves – sorry, jumps – with so few hurdles.

Bartel Erich
Bartel Erich
December 11, 2015 19:18
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