This New Year's tournament asked for proof games in less than 10.0
moves. Two awards were given: One for the best non-Danish entry, and
one for the best Danish entry.

### Non-Danish Entries

7407 - **Göran Forslund**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

15+15. Exact proof game
in 4.0 moves. **a)** Diagram **b)** f3 -> e3 **c)** f3 -> e2

[rnb1kbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/3P4/5P2/PPP2PPP/RNB1KBNR]

Solution

7408 - **Michel Caillaud**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

14+15. Shortest proof
game. **a)** with black to move **b)** with white to move

[rnbqkbnr/1ppppppp/8/8/4P3/8/PPQP1PPP/RNB1K1NR]

Solution

7409 - **Noam D. Elkies**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

14+11. Proof game
in 6.5 moves (2 variations)

[r1b1k1nr/pp1p1ppp/8/8/8/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQKBNR]

Solution

7410 - **Kauko Väisänen**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

15+15. Proof game
in 6.5 moves

[rnbq2nr/pp1p1ppp/2k5/2Q1p3/1B6/b7/PPP1PPPP/RN2KBNR]

Solution

7411 - **Michel Caillaud & Jacques Rotenberg**

1st prize Thema Danicum New Year's tournament 1998

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

15+14. Proof game
in 8.0 moves

[rnb1kbnr/pp1ppp1p/2p5/8/6P1/R1P5/PPP1PPP1/RN1QKBN1]

Solution

7412 - **Mario Velucchi**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

12+13. Proof game
in 8.0 moves

[rnbqk2r/1ppppp1p/8/8/8/8/1pPPPPP1/1NBQKBNR]

Solution

7413 - **Unto Heinonen**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

16+11. Proof game
in 8.0 moves

[rn2k2r/p1pp1ppp/1p6/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR]

Solution

7414 - **Unto Heinonen**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

15+11. Exact proof game
in 8.0 moves (2 solutions)

[2b1kbnr/pp1p2pp/8/5p2/8/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR]

Solution

7415 - **Mario Velucchi**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

15+11. Proof game
in 8.5 moves

[1nbknb1r/1pppp3/8/p7/8/8/PPPPPPP1/RNBQKBNR]

Solution

7416 - **Juha Saukkola**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

16+14. Exact proof game
in 9.0 moves

[rnbNkbnr/1p1ppppp/2p5/8/8/8/1PPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR]

Solution

7417 - **Olli Heimo**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

10+15. Proof game
in 9.0 moves

[1rbqkBnr/pppppp1p/n7/8/8/8/P1P1P1PP/b2QKB1R]

Solution

7418 - **Olli Heimo**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

10+15. Proof game
in 9.0 moves

[r1bqk1nr/pppppp1p/7b/8/8/4B3/P1PKP1PP/n2Q1B1R]

Solution

7419 - **Gianni Donati**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

14+16. Proof game
in 9.0 moves

[rn1q1rk1/ppp2ppp/3p1p2/3n4/5b2/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBbKBNR]

Solution

7420 - **Zoltan K. Bodnar**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

12+16. Proof game
in 9.5 moves

[rnbqkbnr/pppppqpp/B7/8/8/4PP2/1PPPQ1PP/4K1RR]

Solution

7421 - **Mark Kirtley**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

12+13. Proof game
in 9.5 moves

[rnbqkbnr/2p1pppp/8/8/P7/6P1/1PPPNP1P/1NB2QK1]

Solution

7422 - **Gianni Donati**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

13+15. Proof game
in 9.5 moves

[rnbqkbnr/pp2p1pp/1p6/8/2p2P2/8/PPPPP2P/RNB1K1QR]

Solution

7423 - **Noam D. Elkies**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

15+15. Proof game
in 9.5 moves

[rnbqkbnr/pppppBpp/8/1N5Q/3P4/2N1B3/PPPK1PPP/R6R]

Solution

7424 - **Stein Kulseth**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

15+12. Proof game
in 9.75 moves

[rn4kr/ppp2ppp/8/7P/1RP5/P1p5/bP1PPPP1/R1BQKBN1]

Solution

### Danish Entries

7425 - **Erik Hansen**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

15+14. Proof game
in 6.0 moves

[B2qkbnr/1bpppppp/n7/p7/8/6P1/PPPPPP1P/RNBQK2R]

Solution

7426 - **Erik Hansen**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

14+14. Proof game
in 7.0 moves

[r1b1kbnr/pp1ppppp/8/4q3/1P3Q2/B7/P1KPPPPP/1N3BNR]

Solution

7427 - **Niels Lauritsen**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

11+13. Proof game
in 8.5 moves (2 variants)

[r1bqkb1r/pp1ppppp/8/8/8/8/P1P1P1P1/RNBQKBN1]

Solution

7428 - **Poul Hedegaard Jensen**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

14+9. Proof game in
8.5 moves

[2kr1b2/Q1pnp1p1/B7/5b2/4p3/8/PPPB1PPP/RN2K1NR]

Solution

7429 - **Poul Hedegaard Jensen**

Special prize Thema Danicum New Year's tournament 1998

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

13+12. Proof game
in 8.5 moves

[r1bnkb1r/pppp1p1p/5N2/8/8/B1P5/P3PPPP/3RKBNR]

Solution

7430 - **Lars Larsen**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

15+15. Proof game
in 9.0 moves

[rnb2r1k/ppppnp1p/1q6/4N3/1b6/1P1p1P2/PBP1PKPP/RN1Q1B1R]

Solution

7431 - **Kaare Vissing**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

15+11. Proof game
in 9.0 moves

[r1bkr3/p1pp1ppp/8/N7/1b6/5P2/PPP1BPPP/RNBQ1K1R]

Solution

7432 - **Leif Schmidt**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

15+13. Proof game
in 9.5 moves

[r1n2rk1/p1pp1Npp/np6/3Q4/8/1K6/PPPbbPPP/RNB2BNR]

Solution

7433 - **Leif Schmidt**

Thema Danicum 91, July 1998

15+13. Proof game
in 9.5 moves

[1nbq1b1r/1pppprpp/5N1k/8/8/4P3/PPPP2PP/RNBQK1NR]

Solution