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16th RIFACE, Messigny, 1995

Awarded Problems

This composition tourney was held during the 16th RIFACE (an annual French meeting for chess composition enthusiasts) in Messigny, June 2nd-5th, 1995. The tourney asked for dual-free SPGs displaying switchbacks to the home square of moving units.

Awarded by Thierry le Gleuher.


1 - Michel Caillaud
1st Prize 16th RIFACE, Messigny 1995

[rnbr2n1/ppp1ppp1/5k2/P6p/B7/2NP1P2/1PPP1PQP/RNB1K2R]

16+13. Shortest proof game in 16.0 moves

Link: Solution


2 - Claude Beaubestre
2nd Prize 16th RIFACE, Messigny 1995
(This problem was later found to be cooked)

[2kr2n1/3p1pp1/1p6/q1p1p3/3n3r/b1bK1P1P/PPPP1PP1/1RBQ1B2]

13+14. Shortest proof game in 20.5 moves

Link: Solution


3 - Pascal Wassong
1st Hon. Mention 16th RIFACE, Messigny 1995

[rnbqkbnr/1pppppp1/8/8/8/4P3/PPPP1PP1/RNBQKBNR]

15+14. Shortest proof game in 4.5 moves; a) Diagram b) Pa2 -> h2

Link: Solution