# StrateGems

No. 18, April-June 2002

R0092 - George
P. Sphicas

StrateGems 18, 2002

9+10. Consequent series-selfmate in 27 moves

[8/2P1PP1p/P1k2PpP/1pP5/1p2p3/npp5/p7/4K2B]

Solution

R0093 - Andrew
Buchanan

StrateGems 18, 2002

8+9. Last move?
White to move. ((Dead Reckoning,
3 black Bishops)

[Bb1k1b2/bKp1p1p1/1pP1P1P1/1P6/p5P1/P7/8/8]

Solution

R0094 - Kevin
Begley

StrateGems 18, 2002

5+3. Mate in 1
move (Circe Parrain - and yes, there
is a pawn on g1!)

[8/8/8/8/4n3/2nB4/7k/4KQPN]

Solution

P0096 - Dan
Meinking

StrateGems 18, 2002

15+13. Proof game
in 15.0 moves

[1B2kbn1/1pp2p2/3pp2r/5bpR/1P2P2r/6PR/2PP1PPq/1N2KBNQ]

Solution

P0097 - Kostas
Prentos

StrateGems 18, 2002

11+12. Proof game
in 17.0 moves

[1n2k1n1/4pp1R/ppp3pp/3p4/2PP4/PPN1P1PP/3KNr2/8]

Solution

P0098 - Mark
Kirtley

StrateGems 18, 2002

14+15. Proof game
in 18.0 moves

[r2q1rk1/ppp1pp1N/B3R2b/QR1p2np/4P1p1/2PK1N1P/1P1n1P1P/2B5]

Solution

P0099 - Dan
Meinking

StrateGems 18, 2002

15+15. Proof game
in 20.0 moves

[5k1r/pp1pp2B/1bnr1ppn/2p2q1p/4Q1PP/R1P2P1N/PP1PP3/RNK5]

Solution

P0100 - Gianni
Donati

StrateGems 18, 2002

11+15. Proof game
in 23.0 moves

[3k4/1pq1n1p1/1pp5/P2p2r1/3n1p1r/b1P2P1p/1p1P1PPP/R1B1K2R]

Solution

P0101 - Kevin
Begley & Dan Meinking

StrateGems 18, 2002

Dedicated to Kostas Prentos

16+16. Proof game
in 8.0 moves (Equipollents Circe)

a) diagram

b) c2->c3

[rnbqkbnr/pppNpppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPnPPP/RNBQKBNR]

Solution

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### Gianni Donati 50th Jubilee Tournament (GD50JT)

We [=StrateGems] are pleased to announce a tourney celebrating Gianni
Donati's 50th birthday (19-Apr-2002)! The GD50JT requires proofgames
with the following theme: "A promotee leaves its promotion square and
returns there. The promotee may be captured." Below are two basic examples
showing, respectively, a non-captured and captured promotee. Entries
to Dan Meinking must be received by 31-Dec-2002.

Judge: Gianni Donati

Send contributions to:

Dan Meinking

663 Steiner Street

Cincinatti, OH 45204-1327

USA

Email: dmeinking@cinci.rr.com

GD50JT example #1 -

StrateGems 18, 2002

15+14. Proof game in 7.0

[rnbqkbNr/1ppp1ppp/8/8/P7/B7/2PPPPPP/1nRQKBNR]

GD50JT example #2 -

StrateGems 18, 2002

14+15. Proof game in 9.5 moves

[rnbqkbnr/pppppp1p/8/8/1N6/R1P5/PP1PPPP1/R1B1K1NQ]

### Solutions for the examples

ex1: 1. Nc3 a5 2. Nd5 a4 3. Ne7 a3 4. Ng8 ab2 5. a4 b1=N 6. Ba3 Nc3
7. Rc1 Nb1

ex2: 1. h4 g5 2. Rh3 gh4 3. Ra3 h3 4. Nc3 h2 5. Nd5 h1=N 6. c3 Ng3
7. Qa4 Nf1 8. Qh4 Ng3 9. Nb4 Nh1 10. Qh1