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Champagne Tourney 2002

Awarded Problems

This quick composition tourney was held during the 45th World Congress of Chess Composition in Portoroz (Slovenia). The tourney asked for diagonal-orthogonal correspondence between 2 elements of the solution(s).

Judge: Míchel Caillaud (who also commented the problems)


1 - Reto Aschwanden (Switzerland)
Champagne Tourney, Portoroz, 2002
1st Prize

[2B3Rr/5brp/k2qp1pb/2np4/8/p7/PPP1PP1P/RNBQKBNR]

16+12. Shortest proof game in 17,5 moves

[2B3Rr/5brp/k2qp1pb/2np4/8/p7/PPP1PP1P/RNBQKBNR]

Link: Solution


2 - Paz Einat, Gady Costeff, Ofer Comay (Israel)
Champagne Tourney, Portoroz, 2002
2nd Prize

[3Rkbnr/r1pppppp/n7/pb6/8/8/P4P1q/RNBQKB2]

9+15. Shortest proof game in 12,5 moves

[3Rkbnr/r1pppppp/n7/pb6/8/8/P4P1q/RNBQKB2]

Link: Solution


3 - Ivan Denkovski, Gligor Denkovski (Makedonia)
Champagne Tourney, Portoroz, 2002
Special HM

[rn2k1n1/ppp2p2/4P3/5b1p/6pP/3PP3/PPPPr3/KR1NQ1N1]

12+13. Shortest proof game in 20,0 moves

[rn2k1n1/ppp2p2/4P3/5b1p/6pP/3PP3/PPPPr3/KR1NQ1N1]

Link: Solution


4 - Joost de Heer (Netherlands)
Champagne Tourney, Portoroz, 2002
1st HM

[1n2kb2/1pp3p1/4pnp1/3prp2/r7/P3nP1P/1PPPPPB1/2BQK2b]

12+15. Shortest proof game in 21,5 moves

[1n2kb2/1pp3p1/4pnp1/3prp2/r7/P3nP1P/1PPPPPB1/2BQK2b]

Link: Solution


5 - Igor Vereschagin (Russia)
Champagne Tourney, Portoroz, 2002
2nd HM

[rn2Q1nr/ppp1pp1p/6pk/1b6/P3K3/2P4R/1PP1PPPP/1NBq1BNR]

16+14. Shortest proof game in 9,5 moves

[rn2Q1nr/ppp1pp1p/6pk/1b6/P3K3/2P4R/1PP1PPPP/1NBq1BNR]

Link: Solution


6 - Marek Kolcak (Slovakia)
Champagne Tourney, Portoroz, 2002
1st Com

[1nbqkBnr/1ppp1ppp/1p2p3/8/8/2P5/P1PPPPP1/RN1QKBNr]

14+15. Shortest proof game in 7,0 moves

[1nbqkBnr/1ppp1ppp/1p2p3/8/8/2P5/P1PPPPP1/RN1QKBNr]

Link: Solution


7 - Bjorn Enemark (Danmark)
Champagne Tourney, Portoroz, 2002
2nd Com

[rnb1kbn1/pppp1p1r/8/8/8/8/PPP1PP1P/RN3KNR]

11+12. Shortest proof game in 6.0 moves

[rnb1kbn1/pppp1p1r/8/8/8/8/PPP1PP1P/RN3KNR]

Link: Solution