No.776 
Linden Lyons 
(Australia)

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No.776 by Linden Lyons – A play made by four Grasshoppers! (JV)


Definition:

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.776 Linden Lyons
Australia

original – 13.04.2015

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white ke8 rg2 gc2 ge5 ph6 black kg8 rh8 gg6 gg7 ph7

=2                                             (5+5)
Grasshoppers: c2, e5, g6, g7


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Mike Neumeier
Mike Neumeier
5 years ago

My favorite variation among the five in the solution is the last one, a royal switchback. A nice little stalemate idea here.

Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
5 years ago

I like all three variations where White stalemates by moving away the hurdle that a black grasshopper just used, leaving it stranded in empty space!