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Die Schwalbe

Retro-Awards 1997
Judge: Anatoli Vasilenko

In 2001, more than 20 years after the last problem of this informal tournament was published, Bernd Ellinghoven finally gave the award. Here are the awarded problems.

S.370 - Wolfgang Dittmann
Dedicated to the participants of the "Die Schwalbe" meeting 1978
1st prize
Die Schwalbe Heft 55, Feb. 1979

[2K1kbSS/p1pppppP/3rbP2/P5p1/P7/P1PP4/8/4Q3] (solution)

11+11. Proca retractor in 4, and forward #1


2872 - Wolfgang Dittmann
2nd prize
Die Schwalbe Heft 58, Aug. 1979

[2bk1b2/pppppppp/8/8/3K4/8/2PP4/3S4] (solution)

4+11. Proca retractor in 5, and forward #1 a) Diagram b) Rd1


2697 - Wolfgang Dittmann
3rd prize
Die Schwalbe Heft 55, Feb. 1979

[s7/PpP3pB/kp1PP3/pR6/8/PP1P3K/8/8] (solution)

10+6. Proca retractor in 4, and forward #1


2759 - Wolfgang Dittmann
4th prize
Die Schwalbe Heft 56, Apr. 1979

[4k3/4p3/8/8/8/4b3/8/4K2R] (solution)

2+3. Proca retractor in 6, and forward castling


2875 - Werner Frangen
Special prize
Die Schwalbe Heft 58, Aug. 1979

[bBBQBBB1/2BBBB2/3SB3/8/8/8/2b2b2/qbbbbbbb] (solution)

12+11. Proof game in 143.0 moves (Capture chess)


2755 - Werner Keym
1st HM
Die Schwalbe Heft 56, Apr. 1979

[4sb1k/p1pppKpB/1p3pp1/8/8/8/8/8] (solution)

2+11. Last move?


2760 - Günter Lauinger
Ded. Wolfgang Dittmann
2nd HM
Die Schwalbe Heft 56, Apr. 1979

[8/3p1p1p/1ppR4/6PP/1P5b/PrP3P1/Spk1PP2/Qqb2RK1] (solution)

13+11. Proca retractor in 3, and forward en passant capture


S.441 - André Hazebrouck
Ded. Werner Keym
3rd HM
Die Schwalbe Heft 57, June 1979

[BKBBb1B1/rp1k1Bpp/qQRp4/Rpp5/bP6/1p6/8/B5B1] (solution)

12+12. Which white bishops are promotion pieces?


2761 - Wolfgang Dittman (after Hans Klüver)
4th HM
Die Schwalbe Heft 56, Apr. 1979

[2b1k1S1/8/8/7r/8/8/2s5/1s3K2] (solution)

2+5. Retract one white and one black move, and then help-en passant capture in 9 moves (Circe) F Diagram b) Rh5 -> h4


2696 - Alexander Kislyak
5th HM
Die Schwalbe Heft 55, Feb. 1979

[5bRr/1p2pQpp/5p2/8/8/4PP1P/PPPBPKbk/4sBsr] (solution)

12+12. Retract one white move, and mate in 1


2986 - Luigi Ceriani, Luis A. Garaza & Hans-Heinrich Schmitz
Special HM
Die Schwalbe Heft 60, Dec. 1979

[8/8/5p1p/4prPR/2PpkPqP/3pPpRr/1p1PsbBB/2bK1bQB] (solution)

13+15. Ortho reconstruction in 100.5 moves


2874 - Nikita Plaksin & Alexander Klibanski
Commendation
Die Schwalbe Heft 58, Aug. 1979

[8/3p4/1p6/1Pp5/kpP5/2p4r/8/4K3] (solution)

3+7. h#4.5 (Circe, AP)


2933 - Nikita Plaksin
Ded. W.A. Korolkov
Commendation
Die Schwalbe

[8/1p4p1/3pp3/3K2p1/2psr3/1PP2PPP/P1pPPRbR/6kq] (solution)

11+12. Where were the bishops captured?


2816 - Nikita Plaksin
Commendation
Die Schwalbe Heft 57, June 1979

[8/8/7P/7P/5PP1/4PP1B/4PKR1/4BRbk] (solution)

12+2. Legal position? (Circe) a) Diagram b) h6 -> f6


2698 - Klaus Wenda
Commendation
Die Schwalbe Heft 55, Feb. 1979

[2br3k/1p1ppppp/3r3S/7B/3PSP2/2B3P1/3K1R1p/Q1s4R] (solution)

11+12. Retract one white move, and r#1 a) Diagram b) Mirror a1 <-> h1


2695 - Frank Christiaans
Commendation
Die Schwalbe Heft 55, Feb. 1979

[s1k5/1p6/rP5P/1pbPPpPR/3pRQpK/4pPB1/2P2p1p/7r] (solution)

12+13. #3


2930 - Boris Ostruh
Commendation
Die Schwalbe Heft 59, Oct. 1979

[4k2r/1P3p1q/Bp3Pbs/BPpppp2/Qp6/Rrs3P1/Pb1PP3/5RK1] (solution)

13+15. Retract one white move, and #2


4v - Andrei Frolkin
Commendation
Die Schwalbe Heft 59, Oct. 1979

[SrS5/BrpPp1pp/1p1pp3/RBP5/Pk6/1pRP4/KP6/8] (solution)

12+11. Release the position


12 - Andrei Frolkin
Commendation
Die Schwalbe Heft 59, Oct. 1979

[1SrqKb2/1k1Bppp1/s1p1s1p1/p7/8/P1P5/RPpP1P2/rSB5] (solution)

11+14. Release the position


9 - Andrei Frolkin
Commendation
Die Schwalbe Heft 59, Oct. 1979

[QSqS4/KBkPspp1/pbppp1p1/1r6/8/P7/RPPP4/r1B5] (solution)

12+13. Release the position