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Die Schwalbe

No. 230, April 2008

This is the last issue where Günter Lauinger is the retro section editor. The new editor is Thomas Brand (t.brand(at)gmx.net).


13690 - George Teodoru

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

Dedicated to all German and Rumanian problemists

[1b2k2r/Bpp1ppr1/BRp2p1p/1pN5/B7/1PR2P2/P1PP2P1/nK6]

13+13. Mate in 5 moves

[1b2k2r/Bpp1ppr1/BRp2p1p/1pN5/B7/1PR2P2/P1PP2P1/nK6]

Solution


13691 - Valeri Liskovets

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

[4k2r/2pp1p1p/pp6/r1p5/8/P1B5/PpP1PP2/Rn2K3]

8+12. a) h#3 b) h#1.5 after the key of (a)

[4k2r/2pp1p1p/pp6/r1p5/8/P1B5/PpP1PP2/Rn2K3]

Solution


13692 - Andrey Frolkin & Robert Osorio

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

(The author Andrey Frolkin was not given in the printed issue. Correction by Robert Osorio via the Retro Mailing List)

[8/8/3P4/3pk1PP/1pp3p1/6Pp/2P2PPr/3n1RK1]

9+8. What was the position exactly 2 single moves ago?

[8/8/3P4/3pk1PP/1pp3p1/6Pp/2P2PPr/3n1RK1]

Solution


13693 - Alexander Yarosh

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

[8/3ppp1p/6bR/1p3PRQ/5pr1/2P2Pk1/2PPPrP1/6Kq]

11+11. Add a piece on h4, a knight on g7 and a pawn. Release the position.

[8/3ppp1p/6bR/1p3PRQ/5pr1/2P2Pk1/2PPPrP1/6Kq]

Solution


13694 - Alexander Yarosh

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

[8/3p1p2/1p3P1P/pP3p2/bp1P4/Q1krP3/RNRqrP2/BK1nb3]

12+13. Add a piece and release the position

[8/3p1p2/1p3P1P/pP3p2/bp1P4/Q1krP3/RNRqrP2/BK1nb3]

Solution


13695 - Thomas Volet

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

Dedicated to Günter Lauinger

[NrRb1q2/QbR1pp2/BK3p1p/Pp6/pk3Pn1/3PP1P1/PP4P1/2B5]

15+12. Release the position

[NrRb1q2/QbR1pp2/BK3p1p/Pp6/pk3Pn1/3PP1P1/PP4P1/2B5]

Solution


13696 - Dmitri Baibikov

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

[2N1k2K/8/1p6/8/8/8/8/8]

2+2. Add 2wR, wB, wS, bS, 7bP for an illegal cluster

[2N1k2K/8/1p6/8/8/8/8/8]

Solution


13697 - Klaus Wenda

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

[8/pp6/1p2P3/1p2P2K/bP6/krQ4B/gPR5/R7]

9+8. -4 & #1 (Proca retractor, Anticirce cheylan, Grasshopper on a2)

[8/pp6/1p2P3/1p2P2K/bP6/krQ4B/qPR5/R7]

Solution


13698 - Bernd Gräfrath

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

Dedicated to Thomas Brand for his 50th birthday

[rnbqkbnr/pppppp1p/8/8/2BP4/4PQN1/PPP4P/RNB2R1K]

14+15. Proof game in 8.5 moves (Köko, C+)

[rnbqkbnr/pppppp1p/8/8/2BP4/4PQN1/PPP4P/RNB2R1K]

Solution


13699 - Hauke Reddmann

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

Spiele eine möglichst kurze Beweispartie, in der Wei?#376; und Schwarz symmetrisch spielen, wobei eine Lücke in der FIDE-Notationsregel E9 aufgedeckt wird. Wie sieht die Schlussstellung aus?

Give the shortest possible symmetrical proof game, which shows a hole in the FIDE notation rule E9. What does the final position look like?

(Fide rule E9 can be found at: http://www.fide.com/info/handbook?id=32&view=category)

Solution


13700 - Werner Keym

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

Konstruiere ein Illegal Cluster mit wKDTTL(5) und sK(1). Die Summe der Abstände zwischen den Steinen ist möglichst gro?#376;.

Construct an Illegal Cluster with WK, WQ, 2 WRs, WB (5) and BK (1). The sum of the distances between the pieces is to be as large as possible.

Solution


13701 - Werner Keym

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

Konstruiere einen Illegal Cluster mit wKTLSSSSSS(9) und sKL(2). Die wei?#376;en Steine stehen auf wei?#376;en Feldern.

Construct an Illegal Cluster with WK, WR, WB, 6 WSs (9) and BK, BB (2). The white pieces stand on white squares.

Solution


13702 - Werner Keym, Bernd Schwarzkopf

Die Schwalbe 230, April 2008

Konstruiere ein Illegal Cluster mit wKDTLLBBBBBB(11) und sK(1). Möglichst viele Bauern stehen auf derselben Reihe wie der Randturm.

Construct an Illegal Cluster with WK, WQ, WR, 2 WBs, 6 WPs (11) and BK(1). The rook stands on an edge square; as many pawns as possible are to stand on the same rank as the rook.

Solution