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Today I’m happy to share with you my birthday’s gift. A very unusual one, something I’ve never had for my birthdays. I’m very grateful to my dear teacher, great composer, exceptional person – GM Petko A.Petkov – for the attention and for the fine problem!
No.128 – hs#2,5 by Petko A.Petkov – Interesting battery play with Double Grasshopper. (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.
Double Grasshopper(DG): Makes a Grasshopper move without capturing, then a 2nd Grasshopper move.
Lion(Li): Moves along Q-lines over another unit of either color to any square beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.
Rook-Lion(RL): Moves like Lion, but on Rook-lines only.
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No.128 Petko A.Petkov
original – 16.09.2012
Dedicated to Julia Vysotska
on the occasion of her birthday
hs#2,5 2 solutions (6+9)
Double Grasshoppers: h4, h5
Solution: (click to show/hide)
I. 1…QGh4-c4 2.Sb2-a4 b5xa4 3.Bb4-c5+ b6xc5‡
II. 1…QGh5-c3 2.Bb4-a5 b6xa5 3.Sb2-c4+ b5xc4‡
Play of masced black half-battery P-P/R, reciprocal double sacrifices of white B and S with goals: creation of black indirect batteries Pa4/RLa1&Pa5&RLa1 and Pc3/DGc4&Pc5/DGc4 after ambush-moves of DG; creation of preventive black antibatteries Pc5/DGh5 and Pc4/DGh4 which eliminate the eventually white defence Bb7 (self-check!!); play of black masced half-battery P/P/R, interchange of functions of three pairs of pieces: Sb2/Bb4, Pb5/Pb6/ DGh4/DGh5, model mates with pinned Rd6. (Author)
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