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StrateGems

No. 8, Oct-Dec 1999

R0033 - Pal Benko

StrateGems 8, Oct-Dec 1999

The mate is legal, and the last six moves were: -1. c5xd6 ep d7-d5 -2. Kf3xPg3 f4xg3 ep -3. g2-g4 Bg6-h5.


R0034 - Pal Benko

StrateGems 8, Oct-Dec 1999

a) Retract Kd2xNd1, and h#1 with 1. Kc3 Qb4#

b) Retract d3xRe2, and h#1 with 1. Kd1 Qf1#

c) Retract d3xBe2, and h#1 with 1. d2 Qf1#


R0035 - Leonid N. Borodatov

StrateGems 8, Oct-Dec 1999

Dedicated to Thomas Volet's 50th birthday


R0036 - Klaus Wenda

StrateGems 8, Oct-Dec 1999

Retract -1. Na7xPb5 -2. Nc8xPa7 -3. Nd6-c8 -4. Gd5xPd7. Now black's only last move could've been b7-b5. So s#2 with 1. ab6 ep Ka5 2. Ga6 ab6#.


P0045 - Satoshi Hashimoto

StrateGems 8, Oct-Dec 1999

1. d4 g6 2. d5 Bh6 3. Qd4 Kg8 4. Qf6 ef6 5. d6 Qe7 6. de7 Kg7 7. e8=Q Be3 8. Qd7 Bc5 9. Qd1 Bf8


P0046 - Satoshi Hashimoto

StrateGems 8, Oct-Dec 1999

1. Nf3 d5 2. Ne5 Bg4 3. Nd7 Bf3 4. ef3 e5 5. Bb5 Qf6 6. Bc6 bc6 7. Nb6 c5 8. Na4 Qb6 9. Nac3 Nc6 10. Ne2 OOO 11. Ng1


P0047 - Satoshi Hashimoto

StrateGems 8, Oct-Dec 1999

1. f3 Nc6 2. Kf2 Ne5 3. Ke3 Ng4 4. Kd3 e5 5. Nh3 Qh4 6. Nf2 Qf2 7. h4 Qf1 8. h5 Qf2 9. Qg1 Qb6 10. Qc5 Qb3 11. cb3 a5 12. Kc2 a4 13. Kd1 a3 14. Qc2 Bc5 15. Ke1 Bb6 16. Qd1


P0048 - Michel Caillaud

StrateGems 8, Oct-Dec 1999

1. e3 b6 2. Qf3 Ba6 3. Qb7 Nc6 4. Bb5 Nb4 5. Bc6 dc6 6. Nf3 Qd7 7. Ne5 Rd8 8. f3 Qc8 9. Kf2 Rd3 10. Kg3 Rb3 11. ab3 Bd3 12. Ra4 Na6 13. Rh4 Bf5 14. d4 Qd8 15. Nd2 Bc8 16. Nd7 Nb8


P0049 - Noam Livnat

StrateGems 8, Oct-Dec 1999

1. h4 a5 2. Rh3 Ra6 3. Ra3 Rh6 4. Ra5 Rh4 5. a4 h5 6. Ra3 Rh6 7. Re3 Rd6 8. Ree5 Rdd4 9. e4 d5 10. Qe2 Qd7 11. Qa6 Qh3 12. Qa8 Qh1 13. Ba6 Bh3 14. d3 e6 15. Bf4 Bc5 16. Kd2 Ke7 17. Ne2 Nd7 18. Nec3 Ndf6 19. Nb5 Ng4 20. Na7 Nh2 21. g4 b5 22. Bg3 Bb6 23. f4 c5

However, Israel Tzur gave the following cook: 1. h4 a5 2. Rh3 Ra6 3. Ra3 Rh6 4. Ra5 Rh4 5. a4 h5 6. Ra3 Rh6 7. Re3 Rd6 8. Ree5 Rdd4 9. e4 d5 10. Qe2 Bh3 11. Qa6 e6 12. Qa8 Qf6 13. Ba6 Qf3 14. Ne2 Bc5 15. Nec3 Ke7 16. Nb5 Nd7 17. Na7 Ndf6 18. d3 Ng4 19. Bf4 Nh2 20. g4 Qh1+ 21. Ke2 b5 22. Bg3 Bb6 23. f4 c5