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.

12+13. Shortest proof game in 21.0 moves

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

2 - **Reto Aschwanden**

1-3 Prize

13+13. Shortest proof game in 15.0 moves

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

3 - **Rustam Ubaidullaev
**1-3 Prize

13+14. Shortest proof game in 17.5 moves

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

4 - **Gerd Wilts**

1-3 Prize

12+13. Shortest proof game in 19.0 moves

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

5 - **Allan Bell, Jonathan Mestel**

Special Prize

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

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

6 - **Reto Aschwanden**

1st Honorable mention

15+13. Shortest proof game in 16.5 moves

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

7 - **Igor Vereschagin**

2nd Honorable mention

12+13. Shortest proof game in 15.0 moves

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

8 - **Allan Bell**

1st Commendation

14+14. Shortest proof game in 14.5 moves

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

9 - **
Eric Huber and
Vlaicu Crisan**

2nd Commendation

12+14. Shortest proof game in 17.0 moves

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

10 - **Christoph Fieberg**

3d Commendation

14+14. Shortest proof game in 10.0 moves

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

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

14+13. Shortest proof game in 10.0 moves

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

12 - **Gligor Denkovski**

Special Honorable Mention

12+11. Shortest proof game in 10.5 moves

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

13 - **Gianni Donati**

Special Honorable Mention

13+14. Shortest proof game in 13.0 moves

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