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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
h=4                                              (2+6)
Grasshopper h4 
Nightriders: a4, c3
Solution: (click to show/hide)

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Dmitri Turevski
Dmitri Turevski
December 22, 2012 09:24

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 =

Dmitri Turevski
Dmitri Turevski
December 23, 2012 09:06

Turns out it can be setup even with 5 pieces:
1.d3 Rb7 2.Ra3 (Rb3?) Rd7 3.NEa7 Rxd3 4.Rb3 Rxb3 =