8th October 2018

Selected by Michael McDowell

Nils G.G. van Dijk

Stella Polaris, 1966

R4Bk1/2p3P1/5p1K/7B/2*2Q2pp*2S/6p1/5*2s2/4r2b

Mate in 2
Grasshopper c4
Nightriders f2, h4

In response to a request, a problem which features a grasshopper and nightriders. Remember that the grasshopper moves on queen lines but must jump over a hurdle to the square immediately beyond, while the nightrider moves in knight moves along a line. For problems using these pieces, see the first two examples here.