Awarded Problems

This quick composition tourney was held during the Saint-Petersburg meeting. The tourney called for proof games where one unit is captured in different ways.

The tourney attracted 12 entries. Awarded by Michel Caillaud.

1 - **Andrei Frolkin**

Champagne Tourney, Saint Petersburg Aug. 1998

(The problem was later found to be cooked)

1st/2nd Prize

11+14. Proof game in 9.0 moves. 2 solutions

[rn1qkbn1/ppp1ppp1/6b1/4p3/4P3/3P4/1PP2PP1/1N2KBNR]

2 - **Peter van den Heuvel**

Champagne Tourney, Saint Petersburg Aug. 1998

1st/2nd Prize

14+15. Proof game in 9.0 moves. 2 solutions

[rnbq3r/p1p2ppp/2pn4/1k2p3/1P6/b4PP1/P1PPPK1P/RNBQ3R]

3 - **Andrei Frolkin**

Champagne Tourney, Saint Petersburg Aug. 1998

3rd Prize

14+14. Proof game in 14.0 moves. 2 solutions

[2b1kb2/2q2p2/n1rppn2/r6p/p7/4p3/1PPPPPP1/RNBQKBNR]

4 - **Boris Tummes** and **Jonathan
Mestel**

Champagne Tourney, Saint Petersburg Aug. 1998

Honourable Mention

16+9. Proof game in 10.5 moves. 2 solutions

[2bq1b1r/2pBp3/n3Q1Pk/6r1/8/3P4/PPP2PPP/RNB1K1NR]

5 - **Igor Vereshchagin**

Champagne Tourney, Saint Petersburg Aug. 1998

Special Commend

15+16. Shortest proof game? a) Diagram b) Bh3 -> e4 c) Bh3 -> b5

[rn1qkbnr/ppp1pppp/8/3p4/8/6Pb/PPPPPP1P/RNBQK1NR]

6 - **Marek Kolcak**

Champagne Tourney, Saint Petersburg Aug. 1998

1st Commend

16+15. **a)**
Proof game in 6.5
moves **b)** without P*e4*:
Proof game in 5.0
moves **c)** further P*g2* -> *g6*:
Proof game in 5.0
moves

[rnb3nr/ppppbppp/3k4/4p3/4P3/8/PPPPP1PP/RNBQKBNR]

7 - **Allan Bell** and **Graham
Lee**

Champagne Tourney, Saint Petersburg Aug. 1998

2nd Commend

14+14. Proof game in 9.5 moves. 25 variations!

[rnbqk3/ppp1pp2/3r2pn/5P1p/7P/3R2P1/PPP1P3/RNBQK1N1]

Special thanks to Georgy Evseev for his precious help in testing the top problems.