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No.199 – #8 by Sébastien Luce – Long action by the white Gnu! (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.

Gnu (GN) : Knight + (1,3) Leaper

No.199 Sébastien Luce
#8                                                 (3+3)
Grasshopper f7 
Gnu d6
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Juraj Lörinc
December 27, 2012 01:21

Sébastien most probably meant direct mate when he had labelled this as probably the longest problem with gnu. With another stipulation it is already much longer, e.g.:

Juraj Lörinc
4th HM Messigny 2009
White : Kh8 Rh1 Ba8 Sb7c2 Pa6d5f5a4b3f3e2g2 GNb5e5g5
Black : Ke8
Anticirce type Calvet, 3+0 gnu