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No.176 – hs=5 by Peter Harris – Just two Kings on the board?! (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.
Sentinels Pion advers: When a piece (not a Pawn) moves, a Pawn of the colour of the opposite side appears on the vacated square if it is not on the first or the last rank, and if there are less than 8 Pawns of that colour on the board.
Maximummer – Black must play the geometrically longest move or may choose from among longest moves of equal length, distances being measured from the center of each square. Diagonal and oblique distances are measured from the orthogonal coordinates by using Pythagora’s theorem (take the square root of the sum of the squares of the orthogonal distances). All other orthodox chess rules apply.
b) +Black Grasshopper h7
Sentinelles Pion Advers
a) 1.Kh1-h2 Ka8-b7 2.Kh2-g2[+bPh2] Kb7-a6[+wPb7] 3.b7-b8=Q h2-h1=B + 4.Kg2-h2[+bPg2] g2-g1=S 5.Qb8-g3 Bh1-a8 =
b) 1.Kh1-h2 Gh7-h1[+wPh7] 2.h7-h8=Q + Ka8-b7 3.Qh8-b2 + Kb7-a6[+wPb7] 4.Qb2-a1[+bPb2] + b2*a1=R 5.b7-b8=G Ra1-g1 =
I am aware of the same first moves but:
- I like the diagram with the Ks a8 and h1 and I also like the diagram to have only the two Ks – that is why I do not start with the G on the board.
- The real reason however is: if Black had the first move [if it was hs=4.5 with wKh2] then in part (b) the G move would be forced. When it is hs=5 the move of Gh1 is not gifted to solver – he has to discover it and this is to me very important.
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