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23rd RIFACE, Messigny, 2002

Awarded Problems

This composition tourney was held during the 23rd RIFACE (an annual French meeting for chess composition enthusiasts) in Messigny, 2001. The tourney asked for "Alsatian".

Awarded by Michel Caillaud.


1 - Daniel Joffart & Claude Wiedenhoff
Messigny 2002
1st price

[B2bb3/p1p2p2/1P6/1PB2r2/2Rppp2/1p2kP2/4P3/2R1K3]

9+11. (Circe, Einstein, Alsatian) ‡2

[B2bb3/p1p2p2/1P6/1PB2r2/2Rppp2/1p2kP2/4P3/2R1K3]

Link: Solution


2 - Thierry le Gleuher
Messigny 2002
2nd price

[8/1p1pp2K/4p1p1/8/PP2pPPp/PP2p2k/4P3/8]

8+9. (Circe, Alsatian) h‡4

[8/1p1pp2K/4p1p1/8/PP2pPPp/PP2p2k/4P3/8]

Link: Solution


3 - Bernd Ellinghoven & Hans Peter Rehm
Messigny 2002
Dedicated to O. Ronat
Honorable mention

[4q3/8/p5rp/2p3B1/1rp1bn1p/pR1pkn1p/8/3K4]

3+15. (Anticirce, Alsatian) h‡2  a) Diagram b) Be4 -> d4

[4q3/8/p5rp/2p3B1/1rp1bn1p/pR1pkn1p/8/3K4]

Link: Solution


4 - Christian Poisson
Messigny 2002
Recommendation

[r1bqkbnr/ppppp1pp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR]

16+14. (Einstein, Alsatian) Proof game in 4.5 moves

[r1bqkbnr/ppppp1pp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR]

Link: Solution