Grasshopper: Direct Play Problems

Direct Mate in 2

G. P. Jelliss
Chessics 4 Oct 1977 p.8 #2 Grasshopper Gala
(solution Chessics 8 Oct 1979 p.5)
Grasshoppers. Mate in 2

Solution:1.Ke6 Kh8/Gxg6†/Kf8 2.f7‡

Comments: One mating move but three mating men. (I have a note that this was composed 27 Apr 1977)

G. P. Jelliss
British Chess Magazine Dec 1977 p.592 #11302
(solution May 1978 p.238)
Grasshoppers. Mate in 2

Solution:1.Gc4 Gf4/Gc5/S-/Gc3/Gc7 2.Sb5/Rb5/either/Ra4/Rxb6‡

Comments: "Some solvers fell for 1.Gf1? Gf4!" Double threat separated.
(I have a note that this was composed 12 Sep 1977).

G. P. Jelliss
Unpublished (composed 27 Apr 1977)
Grasshoppers. Mate in 2

Solution: 1.Gd4 Ka1 2.Gb2‡

Comments: K mated on square initially occupied by the mating piece. Last move Pc2xb1=G.

G. P. Jelliss
Chessics 11 Jan-Jun 1981 p.15 #415
(solution C12 Jul-Dec 1981 p.6)
Grasshoppers. Mate in 2

Solution: 1.Rg2 (threats Rb2 or Sb2) 2.Gd4/Gb4/Gb5/Gd6/Ge4 Rb2/Sb2/Ga5/Gh1/Rg1‡ Try: 1.Rb7? Ge4!

Comments: Variety of ways of preventing or allowing the mates.
This was composed 11 Sep 1977.

Direct Mate in 3

G. P. Jelliss after W. E. Lester
Unpublished (composed 6 Apr 1977)
Grasshoppers. Mate in 3

Solution:1.Ge5 Ke8 2.Be6 Kd8 3.Rf8‡ Set stalemate.

Comments: The W. E. Lester problem has BKa8, WKc2, Rc7, Gh2, Bg1.