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I’m happy to present you a joint problem by two authors – Alain BIÉNABE & Sébastien LUCE – and to welcome a new author – Sébastien LUCE, France! Let me quote Alain‘s words about Sébastien: “Sébastien Luce is a “new” composer but he is an IM in chess game !” Thanks to the both authors!!
No.193 – h=4 – A surprising stalemate-final! (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.
Nightrider(N): A Rider along a straight line on squares lying a Knight`s move away from each other.
No.193 Alain BIÉNABE & Sébastien LUCE
Nightriders: a4, c3
Solution: (click to show/hide)
1.b6 Nxb6 2.Ne2 Nh3 3.Gh2 Nxg1 4.Na4 Nxa4 =
Parallelogram from Na4. Hesitation/Waiting move from Nc3 (it must go to a4 → 2.Nc3e2 !) (Authors)
The diagrams are made on WinChloe and its Echecs font is used for Logo design
Nice, reminds of Rehm maneuver. a4-b6-h3-g1 is also a rectangle.
I believe with Rooks and Equihopper (nonstop or stoppable) one capture may be saved:
1.Se6 Rg2 2.Rh6 (Rg6?) Re2 3.EQh2 Rxe6 4.Rg6 Rxg6 =
Turns out it can be setup even with 5 pieces:
1.d3 Rb7 2.Ra3 (Rb3?) Rd7 3.NEa7 Rxd3 4.Rb3 Rxb3 =