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Problem 202: Nicolas Dupont - Fairy (Back-Home, Grasshopper)

dupont(10.06.2013) Helpmate with the new fairy condition Back-Home by its inventor. Welcome to Nicolas Dupont from France!


1.Gd3 Bc4 2.Gb5 Bb3 3.Gb2 Rh7 4.Gg7 Rh3 5.Ge5 Rd3 6.f5 Bd5#


Back-Home: if a side can move a piece (King included) to the square it occupied in the initial position, it must do it, unless a self-check.

Grasshopper (G): Hops on Q-lines over any one unit (the hurdle) to the next square beyond. 



+1 #1 paul 2013-06-11 16:44
Refreshing idea, but it should be even better if the mate will be model. Is this possible?
+1 #2 nicolas 2013-06-14 14:25
Probably yes, but the intention was only to show a "semi" back-home play. Indeed the grasshopper is almost not sensible to this condition (as their legal moves are generally not symmetric), hence the back-home constraint is mostly concentrated on the white side.

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