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Die Schwalbe

Retro-Awards 1997
Judge: Anatoli Vasilenko

? - Alexander Kislyak
Die Schwalbe, 1997
1st-2nd Prize ex aequo Die Schwalbe 1997
Correction of 2nd Prize Dr. L. Ceriani Memorial

[7n/bp1P2pp/1p1pp1PR/2p3KR/1P5P/5pkq/3PPrNr/4BBQn]

13+15. Add a piece on f8, and release the position!

[7n/bp1P2pp/1p1pp1PR/2p3KR/1P5P/5pkq/3PPrNr/4BBQn]


9650 - Andrei Frolkin
Die Schwalbe, Heft 165, 06/1997
1st-2nd Prize eq aequo Die Schwalbe 1997

[2Br1r2/p1pp1kb1/p1n2p1n/4p1qp/3P1B2/4P2b/PPP1NP2/RN1QKR2]

14+15. SPG? (promotees in the diagram position are (a) allowed (b) forbidden)

[2Br1r2/p1pp1kb1/p1n2p1n/4p1qp/3P1B2/4P2b/PPP1NP2/RN1QKR2]


9509 - Olli Heimo
Die Schwalbe, Heft 163, 02/1997
3rd Prize Die Schwalbe 1997

[1rb2qnk/1pRn2bp/5p2/8/2Q5/2P5/P2P1PP1/KNBN4]

11+10. Proofgame in 18.5 moves

[1rb2qnk/1pRn2bp/5p2/8/2Q5/2P5/P2P1PP1/KNBN4]


9575v - Andrei Kornilov
Die Schwalbe, Heft 164, 04/1997
Die Schwalbe, Heft 170, 04/1998 (correction)
4th Prize Die Schwalbe 1997

[2rqbB2/N1ppnRbr/PpPkPKPP/2pp1ppp/8/8/6P1/8]

10+15. Last 14 halfmoves?

[2rqbB2/N1ppnRbr/PpPkPKPP/2pp1ppp/8/8/6P1/8]


9721v - Unto Heinonen
Die Schwalbe, Heft 166, 08/1997
5th Prize Die Schwalbe 1997

[3Q1rQ1/pp2npbp/r1p5/2k2bB1/3n4/4P3/PPp2PP1/RN1QK1NR]

14+13. Proof game in 17.0 moves (3wQ)

[3Q1rQ1/pp2npbp/r1p5/2k2bB1/3n4/4P3/PPp2PP1/RN1QK1NR]


9864 - Johannes Quack
Die Schwalbe, Heft 168, 12/1997
1st Honorable mention Die Schwalbe 1997

[rB2R3/rp6/P7/5P2/1P3pP1/1P1k2NQ/1PN1bPPn/R3KBn1]

16+8. r#2 (Reflex condition started at the beginning of the game)

[rB2R3/rp6/P7/5P2/1P3pP1/1P1k2NQ/1PN1bPPn/R3KBn1]


9654 - Valeri Liskovets
Die Schwalbe, Heft 165, 06/1997
2nd Honorable mention Die Schwalbe 1997

[3k4/2N1N3/3K4/3R4/8/3R4/2r1r3/8]

5+3. Mate in 3 pRA (RV) Retro-Volages

[3k4/2N1N3/3K4/3R4/8/3R4/2r1r3/8]


9651 - Unto Heinonen
Die Schwalbe, Heft 165, 06/1997
3rd Honorable mention Die Schwalbe 1997

[2k4r/pppnpp1p/5Q2/3p4/PPPPPPPP/q1r2bR1/1b1n4/BN2KBNR]

16+15. Proof game in 16.0 moves

[2k4r/pppnpp1p/5Q2/3p4/PPPPPPPP/q1r2bR1/1b1n4/BN2KBNR]


9794 - Andrej Frolkin and S. N. Tkatschenko
Die Schwalbe, Heft 167, 10/1997
4th Honorable mention Die Schwalbe 1997

[1nBqkbn1/p1p1pp2/8/3p2p1/7B/7N/2PPPP2/QN1qK3]

10+12. Proof game in 14.0 moves

[1nBqkbn1/p1p1pp2/8/3p2p1/7B/7N/2PPPP2/QN1qK3]


9792 - Alexander Zolotarew
Die Schwalbe, Heft 167, 10/1997
5th Honorable mention Die Schwalbe 1997

[4n3/B1p1pp2/1p3p2/3p1K1p/3P2r1/3p1kQb/2P1NPRr/3BBNnR]

12+14. #1

[4n3/B1p1pp2/1p3p2/3p1K1p/3P2r1/3p1kQb/2P1NPRr/3BBNnR]


9725 - Klaus Wenda
Die Schwalbe, Heft 166, 08/1997
6th Honorable mention Die Schwalbe 1997

[2b5/6p1/1p3nkp/8/4b2K/1r6/1p4p1/5B2]

2+10. Wh. and Bl. retract one move and then h#1, Frisch Auf Circe

[2b5/6p1/1p3nkp/8/4b2K/1r6/1p4p1/5B2]


9570 - Andrej Kornilow
Die Schwalbe, Heft 164, 04/1997
Special honorable mention Die Schwalbe 1997

[4N3/3N3n/1PPPPPP1/BpRQprr1/1pp2kpK/3p3B/3P2P1/8]

15+10. #1 (Who?)

[4N3/3N3n/1PPPPPP1/BpRQprr1/1pp2kpK/3p3B/3P2P1/8]


#17 - Alexander Kislyak
Die Schwalbe, Heft 164, 04/1997 (page 56)
1st Commendation Die Schwalbe 1997

[1n3r1b/1B1ppp1p/R4nPp/7Q/8/2P5/1PP2Pbq/2KR3k]

10+12. Mate on the 20th move. Proofgame?

[1n3r1b/1B1ppp1p/R4nPp/7Q/8/2P5/1PP2Pbq/2KR3k]


9577 - Andrej Frolkin
Die Schwalbe, Heft 164, 04/1997
2nd Commendation Die Schwalbe 1997

[1R6/p1pppnkr/p2r2pp/7q/7P/4P3/2PP2P1/RbBQK1N1]

11+13. Proof game in 17.5 moves

[1R6/p1pppnkr/p2r2pp/7q/7P/4P3/2PP2P1/RbBQK1N1]


9722 - Andrej Frolkin
Die Schwalbe, Heft 166, 08/1997
3rd Commendation Die Schwalbe 1997

[3rqkN1/1ppn1p2/2pbbp1n/8/8/pR1r4/PPPPPP1p/R1BQKBN1]

14+15. Proof game in 18.5 moves

[3rqkN1/1ppn1p2/2pbbp1n/8/8/pR1r4/PPPPPP1p/R1BQKBN1]


9795 - Unto Heinonen
Die Schwalbe, Heft 167, 10/1997
4th Commendation Die Schwalbe 1997

[r2qk3/p1ppp1bp/1Bn2p1p/N1p5/4n3/1PP2PP1/2PPP2P/3QK1NR]

14+14. Proof game in 18.0 moves

[r2qk3/p1ppp1bp/1Bn2p1p/N1p5/4n3/1PP2PP1/2PPP2P/3QK1NR]


9797 - Gunter Jordan and Manfred Seidel
Die Schwalbe, Heft 167, 10/1997
5th Commendation Die Schwalbe 1997

[rnb1kb2/pppp1p2/8/4p1p1/6N1/7B/PPPqPP1r/NRBQ1RK1]

13+14. Proof game in 9.0 moves (Madrasi)

[rnb1kb2/pppp1p2/8/4p1p1/6N1/7B/PPPqPP1r/NRBQ1RK1]


9796 - Andrej Frolkin and S. I. Tkatschenko
Die Schwalbe, Heft 167, 10/1997
Special commendation Die Schwalbe 1997

[1Bb2bnr/pp1ppppp/6k1/4QR1R/1p4K1/1P1P1PPN/1P4P1/N7]

13+13. Position after Black's 23rd move. Black played 19. ... b4! Result?

[1Bb2bnr/pp1ppppp/6k1/4QR1R/1p4K1/1P1P1PPN/1P4P1/N7]


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