Julia's Fairies

No.580 (NG)

Newman Guttman


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No.580 by Newman Guttman – A twomover with author’s favorite piece – Equihopper! Same, as in No.497, it is Equihopper at 90º, implemented in WinChloe only. (JV)


Equihopper at 90º (WinChloe’s version): Moves like a Non-stop Equihopper but deflects 90° either way on passing over the hurdle.

Non-Stop Equihopper (NE): Moves along any line over another unit of either colour to a square situated such that the hurdle stands at the mid-point between the Equihopper’s departure and arrival squares. The English (standard) Equihopper cannot pass over an obstruction other than the hurdle when playing along Queen-lines. The non-stop/French Equihopper does not have this restriction. 

Grasshopper-2 (G2): As Grasshopper but moves not to the square immediately beyond the jumped unit but to the next square on the same line.

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.580 Newman Guttman

original – 31.07.2014

Solution: (click to show/hide)

white Kf8 Ba1a6e8f3 G2d1d8 Sg3 Pb5c5 black Ke6 EQc4 Pg6

#2                                         (10+3)
Equihopper at 90º: c4
Grasshopper-2: d1, d8

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