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Champagne Tourney 2003

Awarded Problems

46th World Congress of Chess Composition
Moscow, Russia 2003 (July 26 - August 02)

Theme: ProofGame with capture of Anti-Pronkin piece. Thematic capture doesn't necessarily occurs on promotion square Fairy ProofGames are allowed.

Anti-Pronkin: An original piece goes to the promoting square of a captured promoted piece. Promoted and original piece are of the same kind. (Pronkin: A promoted piece goes to the original square of a captured original piece.)

Judge: Michel Caillaud


1 - Kostas Prentos
This problem originally was the first prize, but later found to be cooked.

[6nk/p2nQp2/p1p1r1p1/3p4/6p1/1PP1P1P1/1PP2PqB/1N2K1Nb]

12+13. Shortest proof game in 21.0 moves

[6nk/p2nQp2/p1p1r1p1/3p4/6p1/1PP1P1P1/1PP2PqB/1N2K1Nb]

Link: Solution


2 - Reto Aschwanden
1-3 Prize

[6k1/pp2p3/3pp1rb/1q4p1/4n2r/7b/PPP1PP1P/R1BQKBNR]

13+13. Shortest proof game in 15.0 moves

[6k1/pp2p3/3pp1rb/1q4p1/4n2r/7b/PPP1PP1P/R1BQKBNR]

Link: Solution


3 - Rustam Ubaidullaev
1-3 Prize

[1n1qkbnr/2pppp1p/p1p5/8/2b5/1RN3P1/PPPPPP2/3QNRK1]

13+14. Shortest proof game in 17.5 moves

[1n1qkbnr/2pppp1p/p1p5/8/2b5/1RN3P1/PPPPPP2/3QNRK1]

Link: Solution


4 - Gerd Wilts
1-3 Prize

[4n3/p1prpbp1/n3p1p1/6kp/8/3P4/NP1PPPPP/3rKBNR]

12+13. Shortest proof game in 19.0 moves

[4n3/p1prpbp1/n3p1p1/6kp/8/3P4/NP1PPPPP/3rKBNR]

Link: Solution


5 - Allan Bell, Jonathan Mestel
Special Prize

[qn2k1nB/3ppp2/prp4p/1p4p1/3P4/8/1PP1PPP1/RN1QKBNR]

14+13. Shortest proof game in 12.5 moves, Isarda - No en passant capture

[qn2k1nB/3ppp2/prp4p/1p4p1/3P4/8/1PP1PPP1/RN1QKBNR]

Link: Solution


6 - Reto Aschwanden
1st Honorable mention

[r1bqkbnr/ppppp2p/Q2B4/P3P3/7R/3P4/1PP1BP1P/1N2N1RK]

15+13. Shortest proof game in 16.5 moves

[r1bqkbnr/ppppp2p/Q2B4/P3P3/7R/3P4/1PP1BP1P/1N2N1RK]

Link: Solution


7 - Igor Vereschagin
2nd Honorable mention

[1n4k1/Q1ppnq1p/1p6/3b1r1r/p7/4pK2/PPP3PP/RN3BNR]

12+13. Shortest proof game in 15.0 moves

[1n4k1/Q1ppnq1p/1p6/3b1r1r/p7/4pK2/PPP3PP/RN3BNR]

Link: Solution


8 - Allan Bell
1st Commendation

[rnb1kb1r/pp1ppppp/5Rq1/8/4P2P/2PBPN1P/PPQBN2K/8]

14+14. Shortest proof game in 14.5 moves

[rnb1kb1r/pp1ppppp/5Rq1/8/4P2P/2PBPN1P/PPQBN2K/8]

Link: Solution


9 - Eric Huber and Vlaicu Crisan
2nd Commendation

[6rr/bp1ppp1p/ppn2p2/6nk/5P2/1P3N2/P2PP2P/RN3BKR]

12+14. Shortest proof game in 17.0 moves

[6rr/bp1ppp1p/ppn2p2/6nk/5P2/1P3N2/P2PP2P/RN3BKR]

Link: Solution


10 - Christoph Fieberg
3d Commendation

[bnkr1bnr/p1p1ppp1/2p5/8/8/7p/1PPPPPPP/RNBQKB1R]

14+14. Shortest proof game in 10.0 moves

[bnkr1bnr/p1p1ppp1/2p5/8/8/7p/1PPPPPPP/RNBQKB1R]

Link: Solution


Some problems that were sent on correct time, arrived some time after I handed my award to the organization team for inclusion in the Congress bulletin! (so Rustam couldn't have the positions). I decided to give them Special awards (all HM). Here they are:

 

11 - Andrew Buchanan
Dedicated to Julius Livanus
Special Honorable Mention

[rn3bn1/pp2p1p1/5p2/7k/4r1p1/8/PPP1PPPP/RNBqKBNR]

14+13. Shortest proof game in 10.0 moves

[rn3bn1/pp2p1p1/5p2/7k/4r1p1/8/PPP1PPPP/RNBqKBNR]


12 - Gligor Denkovski
Special Honorable Mention

[rn1qkb1r/p1pp2p1/2p5/8/1P6/8/1PPP1P1P/1NBQ1KNR]

12+11. Shortest proof game in 10.5 moves

[rn1qkb1r/p1pp2p1/2p5/8/1P6/8/1PPP1P1P/1NBQ1KNR]


13 - Gianni Donati
Special Honorable Mention

[1r3k2/p1pp2pp/1pn2np1/8/5r2/1PP2b2/Pq1PP1PP/RNB1KB1R]

13+14. Shortest proof game in 13.0 moves

[1r3k2/p1pp2pp/1pn2np1/8/5r2/1PP2b2/Pq1PP1PP/RNB1KB1R]