# Die Schwalbe

No. 191, October 2001

11293 - Thierry LeGleuher
Die Schwalbe, Heft 191, Oktober 2001

13+14. Can black mate in 1?

[8/ppp1p3/8/8/4PPPk/3PRppB/PPPppbnr/QK1RBbr1]

11294 - Alexander Yarosh
Die Schwalbe, Heft 190, October 2001

9+15. Retract one white move, and then mate in 2 moves

[4k2r/b1PpP3/1pRpp1P1/2p1Pp1B/2n1p1b1/5p1r/5P2/2KR3n]

11295 - Alexander Zolotarev
Die Schwalbe, Heft 191, October 2001

14+12. Resolve the position

[n2bRqN1/r1ppQNRb/1p3KpB/p5B1/3P1k2/2P2Pp1/2P1PP2/8]

11296 - Alexander Zolotarev
Die Schwalbe, Heft 191, October 2001

10+14. Shortest route of a knight?

[4n3/p1p1p3/1B2pp2/4PK1p/4p1r1/4pkrb/2P1RPNR/3B2nQ]

11297 - Andrei Frolkin
Die Schwalbe, Heft 191, October 2001
Correction Europe Echecs, No. 611

12+12. Proof game in 30.5 moves

[2b1q3/1ppk4/1p3p1n/6N1/Pr1n3b/BPPK4/Pp4B1/RNQ3R1]

11298 - Michael Kozulya
Die Schwalbe, Heft 191, October 2001

13+14. Orientate the board, and identify the pieces! Capitals are one side, lowercase the other. Each piece is represented with the same letter (so if an e is a white pawn, an E is a black pawn). Last knight move? (2 solutions!)

[There possibly is a misprint in the above position. In the text, a piece count of "13+15" is given, but there are only 14 lowercase pieces in the diagram position]

[4C2b/1d1E1De1/bdc3Fe/2D3De/5eE1/A1aeAB1a/1e1e1E2/3E1E2]

11299 - Hauke Reddmann
Die Schwalbe, Heft 191, October 2001

What is the maximal material advantage [Q=8, R=5, B=N=3, P=1] that white can have without being able to win? White should neither be stalemate, nor be forced to stalemate black on the next move.

a) Possible from a game
b) Position may be impossible

[The author's solutions are for a) > 90, for b) >> 400, but < 500]