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No. 9, Jan-Mar 2000

R0038 - Noam Livnat

StrateGems 9, Jan-Mar 2000

Consider (a) the blocked structure on the 7th and 8th ranks and (b) the last 6 moves:

(a) The block:

(b) The last 6 moves:

So the bRa8 was the last piece to visit b8 before the bK.


R0039 - Paul Raican

StrateGems 9, Jan-Mar 2000

[8/1p5P/b2p1PP1/P2RP3/k2P4/2P4N/1Pp5/1N3K2] [8/7P/5PP1/PN2Pp2/k2PN3/1RPpK3/1Pp5/2b5]

In the try: Last moves were: -wP: d3xPc2, -Nh3: d3xNc2, -Nb1: d3xBc2 Bb1-c2, -bPd6: Kb5-a4 Rd8-d5. But the position is legal! Last moves were Kb5xNa4(+wNb1) Nc5-a4.


P0050 - Michel Caillaud

StrateGems 9, Jan-Mar 2000

1. h4 a5 2. h5 a4 3. h6 a3 4. hg7 ab2 5. a4 h5 6. Ra3 Rh6 7. Rf3 Rc6 8. Na3 Nh6 9. g8=R b1=R 10. Rg4 Rb5 11. Re4 Rd5 12. g4 b5 13. g5 b4 14. g6 b3 15. g7 b2 16. g8=R b1=R 17. Rg2 Rb7


P0051 - Mark Kirtley

StrateGems 9, Jan-Mar 2000

1. e3 d5 2. Be2 Bh3 3. Bh5 Qd7 4. Qg4 Qa4 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. OO Rd8 7. Kh1 Rd6 8. Rg1 Rf6 9. Qe6 b6 10. g4 Bf1 11. Rg3 Ba6 12. Rh3 Bc8


P0052 - Mark Kirtley

StrateGems 9, Jan-Mar 2000

1. h4 Nf6 2. h5 Ne4 3. Rh4 Nd2 4. Rg4 Ne4 5. Qd6 Nc6 6. Qh2 d6 7. Bf4 d5 8. e3 d4 9. Bb5 d3 10. Nf3 d2 11. Ke2 d1=R 12. Nd4 Rd3 13. Nd2 Rc3 14. Rh1 Rc5 15. Qg1 Rd5 16. Qd1 Rd7 17. Bd6 Nb8 18. Bd7

However, this move order isn't unique: 1. h4 Nf6 2. h5 Ne4 3. Rh4 Nd2 4. Nf3 Ne4 5. Qd6 Nc6 6. Qh2 d6 7. Bf4 d5 8. e3 d4 9. Bb5 d3 10. Rg4 and the rest goes as in the intention.


P0053 - Satoshi Hashimoto

StrateGems 9, Jan-Mar 2000

1. Nc3 e5 2. Nd5 e4 3. Nf6 Qf6 4. Nh3 Qf3 5. Nf4 f5 6. Nd5 Kf7 7. Nc3 Kg6 8. Nb1 Kh5