Awarded Problems

With 39 entries, my informal tournament (proof games where lines 3,4,5,6 remain free) was successful. Despite the fact that it was a holiday contest, the average level is pretty good.

I had great pleasure to solve "by hand" every entry (except the first Honorable Mention, where I had to use the famous computer program "Winchloe").

This award has no pretension to be "scientific": it represents what I personally prefer.

I thank Pascal for having been a great mediator, and Michel for having improved the rules.

Nicholas Dupont

1 - **Ruslam Ubaidullaev**

Nicholas Dupont's Summer 2003 Tourney

1st Prize

Proof game in 16 moves

[1nb1kbnr/p1p1pp1p/8/8/8/8/3r4/NRQKBNRB]

2 - **Goran Wicklund**

Nicholas Dupont's Summer 2003 Tourney

2nd Prize

Proof game in 36.5 moves

[Kn2kbnb/Rp1pbb1N/8/8/8/8/NPrPPP1R/1rb2BB1]

3 - **Goran Wicklund**

Nicholas Dupont's Summer 2003 Tourney

3rd Prize

Proof game in 23 moves

[rBb1qbnB/PpppPkpR/8/8/8/8/PBP5/RNQKr1N1]

4 - **Unto Heinonen**

Nicholas Dupont's Summer 2003 Tourney

1st Honorable Mention

Proof game in 14 moves

[rn1QKbn1/ppp1p1p1/8/8/8/8/PPPNr1PP/R1Bqk1NR]

5 - **Goran Forslund**

Nicholas Dupont's Summer 2003 Tourney

2nd Honorable Mention

Proof game in 15 moves

[q1b1kbnr/RBpppppp/8/8/8/8/QPPPPPNP/rn1K2N1]

6 - **Eric Pichouron**

Nicholas Dupont's Summer 2003 Tourney

3rd Honorable Mention

Proof game in 13 moves

[2B1kbNr/2ppppp1/8/8/8/8/1PPPPP2/q2QKrNR]

7 - **Goran Wicklund**

Nicholas Dupont's Summer 2003 Tourney

1st Commendation

Proof game in 13 moves

[rnbbkbnr/pp3ppp/8/8/8/8/PPP1PP1r/RN1QK1N1]

8 - **Igor Vereschagin** & **Ruslam Ubaidullaev**

Nicholas Dupont's Summer 2003 Tourney

2nd Commendation

Proof game in 13 moves

[QRb1kbnr/1pp1pppp/8/8/8/8/1PPPP1PP/1q1K2N1]

9 - **Francois Perruchaud**

Nicholas Dupont's Summer 2003 Tourney

3rd Commendation

Proof game in 8.5 moves

[rnbq1bnk/ppppp2p/8/8/8/8/PPPP1PP1/RNB2KNR]

10 - **Gligor Denkovski**

Nicholas Dupont's Summer 2003 Tourney

4th Commendation

Proof game in 12.5 moves

[kr1nq1nr/1pPp1ppp/8/8/8/8/PPP1BPPP/RN2K1NR]

11 - **Eric Pichouron**

Nicholas Dupont's Summer 2003 Tourney

5th Commendation

Proof game in 16.5 moves

[rnbkqRnR/p1bppp2/8/8/8/8/P1PPPPP1/rNBKQB2]