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No. 60, Oct-Dec 2012

R0197 - Thomas Brand & Hans Gruber

StrateGem, No. 60, Oct-Dec 2012

[8/8/8/7p/8/7p/8/8]

0+2. Add wK, wR, wP, bK, bR, 2bP for an Illegal Cluster a) diagram b) Ph3h2 (Circe)

[8/8/8/7p/8/7p/8/8]

Solution

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R0198 - Yoav Ben-Zvi

StrateGem, No. 60, Oct-Dec 2012

[2b1k3/1p1pp1p1/1p6/8/8/8/1PP2P1P/6K1]

5+7. Squares that must have been occupied by the Qs and wRs? (Monochrome chess)

[2b1k3/1p1pp1p1/1p6/8/8/8/1PP2P1P/6K1]

Solution

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R0199 - Klaus Wenda

StrateGem, No. 60, Oct-Dec 2012

[rn5q/p6B/1p1n1B1k/7p/b7/b6r/4pP2/4K3]

4+12. -2 & #1 (Proca, Anti-Circe)

[rn5q/p6B/1p1n1B1k/7p/b7/b6r/4pP2/4K3]

Solution

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R0200 - Nikolai Beluhov

StrateGem, No. 60, Oct-Dec 2012

[B1RrQqqn/1PPRpb1b/3PP1NN/2ppKPPk/5Ppp/8/8/8]

14+12. Ortho-reconstruction

[B1RrQqqn/1PPRpb1b/3PP1NN/2ppKPPk/5Ppp/8/8/8]

Solution

Solution by Reed Truitt:

Black has only captures, pawn moves, and checks that require White to capture. Therefore it is White to move.

1.Rc8-b8 Rd8-c8, 2.Qe8-d8 Bf7-e8, 3.Nh6-f7 Qf8-h6, 4.Ng6-f8 Bh7-g6, 5.Nf8-h7 Qh6-f8, 6.Nf7-h6 Qg8-f7, 7.Nh6-g8 Qf8-h6, 8.Nh7-f8 Bg6-h7, 9.Nf8-g6 Qh6-f8, 10.Ng8-h6 Qf8-g8, 11.Ng6-f8 Qf7-g6, 12.Nh6-f7 Qg6-h6, 13.Nf8-g6 Qh6-f8, 14.Nf7-h6 Be8-f7, 15.Qd8-e8 Rc8-d8, 16.Rb8-c8


P0342 - Henryk Grudzinski

StrateGem, No. 60, Oct-Dec 2012

[b1qr4/pknpbpp1/1rp2p1n/6p1/8/3P4/1PP1PPP1/RNBQKBNR]

14+15. PG 16½

[b1qr4/pknpbpp1/1rp2p1n/6p1/8/3P4/1PP1PPP1/RNBQKBNR]

Solution

Solution by Duncan Bell:

1. d3 h6 2. Bg5 hxg6 3. a4 Rh6 4. a5 Rb6 5. a6 c6 6. axb7 Na6 7. b8=B Bb7 8. Bf4 Qc7 9. h4 0-0-0 10. h5 Ba8 11. h6 Kb7 12. h7 Qc8 13. Rh6 Nc7 14. Rf6 exf6 15. h8=R Be7 16. Rh1 Nh6 17. Bc1


P0343 - Paul Monsky

StrateGem, No. 60, Oct-Dec 2012

[kr1r4/1pKp1ppp/q7/nnp1p3/8/3PP3/PPPbNPPP/RN1Q1B1R]

15+14. PG 17

[kr1r4/1pKp1ppp/q7/nnp1p3/8/3PP3/PPPbNPPP/RN1Q1B1R]

Solution

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P0344 - Dan Meinking

StrateGem, No. 60, Oct-Dec 2012

For team Prentos

[2kb2n1/1p1r1ppp/4pr1n/2pp4/p7/q4P2/PPPPPP1P/RNB4K]

12+15. PG 20

[2kb2n1/1p1r1ppp/4pr1n/2pp4/p7/q4P2/PPPPPP1P/RNB4K]

Solution

Solution by Nicolas Sigler:

1.Nf3 d5 2.Ne5 Bg4 3.Nd7 Bf3 4.gxf3 c5 5.Bh3 Qa5 6.Bf5 Qa3 7.Bd3 a5 8.Bb5 a4 9.Bc6 Nxc6 10.o-o o-o-o 11.Nf6 Rd6 12.Kh1 Rxf6 13.Rg1 e6 14.Rg6 Be7 15.Rh6 Nxh6 16.Qg1 Rd8 17.Qg3 Rd7 18.Qd6 Bd8 19.Qf8 Ne7 20.Qg8 Nxg8.

Very pleasant. We quickly see what are black moves, but we wonder what will be the white moves: the white Knight must protect the black King, while white Bishop has a long way before being captured, as well as the white Queen.


P0345 - Kostas Prentos

StrateGem, No. 60, Oct-Dec 2012

After D.Pronkin

[r7/b1pn1ppp/p1pp1p2/2n1r3/1k6/3q3P/P1PPPP1P/RNBQK1NR]

14+15. a) PG 20 b) PG 20½

[r7/b1pn1ppp/p1pp1p2/2n1r3/1k6/3q3P/P1PPPP1P/RNBQK1NR]

Solution

Solution by Nicolas Sigler:

a) 1.Nc3 Nf6 2.Nd5 Ne4 3.Nf6+ exf6 4.b4 Bc5 5.b5 d6 6.b6 Bh3 7.gxh3 Qd7 8.Bg2 Qb5 9.Bf3 Kd7 10.Bg4+ Kc6 11.Be6 Qd3 12.Bd5+ Kb5 13.Bc6+ bxc6 14.b7 Nd7 15.b8N Re8 16.Na6 Re5 17.Nb4 a6 18.Nd5 Ba7 19.Nc3+ Rb4 20.Nb1 Nec5.

b) 1.b3 Nf6 2.Bb2 Ne4 3.Bf6 exf6 4.b4 Bc5 5.b5 d6 6.b6 Bh3 7.gxh3 Qd7 8.Bg2 Qb5 9.Bf3 Kd7 10.Bg4+ Kc6 11.Be6 Qd3 12.Bd5+ Kb5 13.Bc6+ bxc6 14.b7 Nd7 15.b8B a6 16.Ba7 Re8 17.Bb6 Re5 18.Ba5 Ba7 19.Bc3 Nc5 20.Bb2 Kb4 21.Bc1.

As Pronkin did, once with the Knight, once with the Bishop! The black moves are the same, with a small difference in the order. Quite nice.


P0346 - Silvio Baier

StrateGem, No. 60, Oct-Dec 2012

[3b1k2/P1q1nrpp/pp6/4p3/1r2P2R/1QN1P1Pb/1PK1B1P1/R1B3N1]

14+12. PG 25

[3b1k2/P1q1nrpp/pp6/4p3/1r2P2R/1QN1P1Pb/1PK1B1P1/R1B3N1]

Solution

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