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It’s so nice to be contacted by the neighbors! Welcome to Lithuania and to the well-known Lithuanian composer Mečislovas Rimkus

No.110 – ser-h#9  –  Creation of specific white batteries K/DG in echo form, aristocrat. (JV)

No.110.1 – ser-h#10  –  A joint problem by Mečislovas Rimkus & János Mikitovics which is an improvement of No.110. It’s a pleasure to see the joint work which gives a nice results!! (JV)


Double Grasshopper(DG): Makes a Grasshopper move without capturing, then a 2nd Grasshopper move.

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.

You can сlick on “Solutions” to show or hide the solutions!


No.110 Mečislovas Rimkus
original – 21.08.2012
ser-h#9         2 solutions            (2+4)
Double Grasshoppers d5,g8,h4,h8
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

No.110.1 Mečislovas Rimkus & János Mikitovics
Lithuania / Hungary
original – 24.08.2012
ser-h#10                                     (2+4)
b) DGh3→e6; c) Kc7→c2; d) Kc7→g7
Double Grasshoppers h3,h4,d5,f7
Solutions: (click to show/hide)

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8 years ago

Wow ! What an improvement! Two more solutions nicely completing the four mates in the four corners. Great !

How does one compose such a problem? Start with mating positions and work backwards?

János Mikitovics
János Mikitovics
8 years ago
Reply to  seetharaman

Dear Seetharaman,

We thank you very much for your kind words!
Our first idea was the black king’s incarceration in two different coloured corners because of a chameleon echo.

Then when you get to know the special play of the double grasshopper better, you cry out than Archimedes in the bathtub: “Eureka!” the incarceration is possible in the other two corners too. The secret of success as we know: a little chess composer vein, lot of work and good luck!

With best wishes,
Mečislovas & János