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17th RIFACE, Messigny, 1996

Awarded Problems

This composition tourney was held during the 17th RIFACE (an annual French meeting for chess composition enthusiasts) in Messigny, May 24th-27th, 1996. The tourney asked for dual-free SPGs displaying pieces capturing a same unit before returning to home square (at least twice).

Awarded by Thierry le Gleuher.


1 - Michel Caillaud
Prize 17th RIFACE, Messigny 1996

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14+12. Shortest proof game in 10.0 moves

Link: Solution


2 - B. Kampmann and M. Kerhuel
1st Hon. Mention 17th RIFACE, Messigny 1996

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14+16. Shortest proof game in 6.0 moves

Link: Solution


3 - Michel Caillaud
2nd Hon. Mention 17th RIFACE, Messigny 1996
(Phénix 50, Mar. 1997 for the corrected version)

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13+16. Shortest proof game in 12.0 moves

Link: Solution