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Dr. Luigi Ceriani Memorial Tourney

Awarded Problems

This composition tourney was held in the memorial of Dr. Luigi Ceriani (1894-1969) and the awards were published in Die Schwalbe 159, June 1996. There were two sections.

1st Section

This section called for any kind of retros, without fairy rules/units. Awarded by Wolfgang Dittmann.

50 - Andrej Kornilow
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
1st Prize L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 1st Section

[8/2NN3n/1PPPPPP1/BRRQprr1/1pp2kpK/3p3B/3P1pP1/8]

16+10. Mate in 1 (Who?)

[8/2NN3n/1PPPPPP1/BRRQprr1/1pp2kpK/3p3B/3P1pP1/8]

Link: Solution


17c - Alexandr Kisljak
Die Schwalbe Heft 164, 04/1997
(This is a corrected version of the 2nd Prize L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 1st Section)

[7n/bp1P2pp/1p1pp1PR/2p3KR/1P5P/5pkq/3PPrNr/4BBQn]

13+15. Add a piece on f8 and Release the position

[7n/bp1P2pp/1p1pp1PR/2p3KR/1P5P/5pkq/3PPrNr/4BBQn]

Link: Solution


56v - Andrej Frolkin
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
1st Hon. Mention L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 1st Section

[3qR1Br/1pp2rb1/p1p2nk1/2n5/4P1b1/1P6/1PPP2P1/1NBQK2R]

13+12. Position after Bl. 20th move (0-0 is still allowed). How did the game go?

[3qR1Br/1pp2rb1/p1p2nk1/2n5/4P1b1/1P6/1PPP2P1/1NBQK2R]

Link: Solution


16 - Alexandr Kisljak
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
2nd Hon. Mention L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 1st Section

[5bNq/4prp1/6KP/5p1p/6kP/4P1Rb/PP2PrQP/5BNn]

13+11. Last 8 single moves?

[5bNq/4prp1/6KP/5p1p/6kP/4P1Rb/PP2PrQP/5BNn]

Link: Solution


19 - Alexandr Zolotarew
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
1st Comm. L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 1st Section

[3bRrQq/1pp1Ppnp/1Ppp1K2/5p2/5k2/2P2Pr1/1P3PPB/6N1]

12+13. Release the position! a) Diagram b) Pc3 -> c2 & add one piece!

[3bRrQq/1pp1Ppnp/1Ppp1K2/5p2/5k2/2P2Pr1/1P3PPB/6N1]

Link: Solution


57 - Andrej Frolkin
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
2nd Comm. L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 1st Section

[qrn1R1R1/2pp1kb1/bpp5/1n6/2P1Pp2/1P4b1/1P1PB1P1/1NBQK3]

13+13. Position after Bl. 23rd move. How did the game go?

[qrn1R1R1/2pp1kb1/bpp5/1n6/2P1Pp2/1P4b1/1P1PB1P1/1NBQK3]

Link: Solution


25 - Nikita Plaksin
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
3rd Comm. L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 1st Section

[N4nQK/B1pppp1p/1p5p/8/2P5/pPrP3P/bbPRPPkP/1BR5]

15+13. History of the Wh. King?

[N4nQK/B1pppp1p/1p5p/8/2P5/pPrP3P/bbPRPPkP/1BR5]

Link: Solution


17 - Alexandr Kisljak
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
(This problem was later found to be cooked)
2nd Prize L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 1st Section

[5b1N/1p1P1ppR/3pp1pr/6KP/1ppQ4/1P4kq/3PPrPR/4BBnn]

13+15. Mate in 1 (Who?)

[5b1N/1p1P1ppR/3pp1pr/6KP/1ppQ4/1P4kq/3PPrPR/4BBnn]

Link: Solution


2nd Section

This section called for retros under the form of twin problems where the twinning mechanism was "promotees in the diagram position are a) allowed, b) forbidden". Awarded by Werner Keym.

1 - Andrej Frolkin
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
1st Prize L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 2nd Section

[1BN3Q1/3ppp2/1p3p1N/p3PK1p/6n1/5k1b/2PPRpRP/3B1nrq]

12+14. Mate in 1. How many solutions? Promotees in the diagram position are a) allowed, b) forbidden.

[1BN3Q1/3ppp2/1p3p1N/p3PK1p/6n1/5k1b/2PPRpRP/3B1nrq]

Link: Solution


2 - Anatoli Wassilenko
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
2nd Prize L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 2nd Section

[3BkN2/2R3p1/1P4K1/6P1/8/8/8/8]

6+2. Mate in 2. Promotees in the diagram position are a) allowed, b) forbidden.

[3BkN2/2R3p1/1P4K1/6P1/8/8/8/8]

Link: Solution


48 - Wladimir Samilo
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
1st Hon. Mention L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 2nd Section

[1B6/8/7P/2P5/8/6N1/4PN1P/2Q1KBkn]

10+2. Mate in 2. Promotees in the diagram position are a) allowed, b) forbidden.

[1B6/8/7P/2P5/8/6N1/4PN1P/2Q1KBkn]

Link: Solution


58 - Andrej Frolkin
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
2nd Hon. Mention L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 2nd Section

[8/p2p2p1/1P6/brP1pp2/Qrp5/qpBPP1PB/b1PRRP1P/K1k4n]

14+14. Shortest mate? Promotees in the diagram position are a) allowed, b) forbidden.

[8/p2p2p1/1P6/brP1pp2/Qrp5/qpBPP1PB/b1PRRP1P/K1k4n]

Link: Solution


9 - Frank Christiaans
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
3rd Hon. Mention L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 2nd Section

[4Q3/pp1p1ppN/2P3p1/3R1N2/1P6/BP1PP3/qPk2P2/R3K3]

14+8. Who gives mate? Is wh. 0-0-0 legal? Promotees in the diagram position are a) allowed, b) forbidden.

[4Q3/pp1p1ppN/2P3p1/3R1N2/1P6/BP1PP3/qPk2P2/R3K3]

Link: Solution


12 - Chris Patzke
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
4th Hon. Mention L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 2nd Section

[r3knN1/q1p1pp1p/2n4p/2pK4/1pRpP3/2r5/7b/7b]

4+16. h#2. Promotees in the diagram position are a) allowed, b) forbidden.

[r3knN1/q1p1pp1p/2n4p/2pK4/1pRpP3/2r5/7b/7b]

Link: Solution


46 - Ottó Kerekes
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
1st Comm. L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 2nd Section

[5b2/Np2QpBp/pP2p3/k1KpP3/2p5/1B2PP1P/1NP1R1P1/1Rrb2n1]

15+12. Mate in 2 (Who?). Promotees in the diagram position are a) allowed, b) forbidden.

[5b2/Np2QpBp/pP2p3/k1KpP3/2p5/1B2PP1P/1NP1R1P1/1Rrb2n1]

Link: Solution


37 - Alexandr Hildebrand
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
2nd Comm. L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 2nd Section

[R7/8/8/8/8/4P1K1/R6B/6bk]

5+2. Mate in 2. Promotees in the diagram position are a) allowed, b) forbidden.

[R7/8/8/8/8/4P1K1/R6B/6bk]

Link: Solution


40 - Alexandr Hildebrand
Die Schwalbe Heft 159, 06/1996
3rd Comm. L. Ceriani Mem. Tourney, 2nd Section

[8/8/6K1/8/8/5R1R/6k1/5NrN]

5+2. Mate in 1. Promotees in the diagram position are a) allowed, b) forbidden.

[8/8/6K1/8/8/5R1R/6k1/5NrN]

Link: Solution