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StrateGems

No. 19, July-September 2002

R0095 - Eduardo Vasta

StrateGems 19, 2002

[1b2k2r/P1p1pp1p/5Pp1/5N2/8/8/1PP3PP/R3K3]

8+9. Mate in 3 moves

[1b2k2r/P1p1pp1p/5Pp1/5N2/8/8/1PP3PP/R3K3]

Solution


R0096 - Andrey Frolkin & Andrey Kornilov

StrateGems 19, 2002

[1bn2K2/p2prp2/3ppRQk/p4pRP/6pn/5P1B/PPP2PP1/8]

12+13. What pieces were captured on g6?

[1bn2K2/p2prp2/3ppRQk/p4pRP/6pn/5P1B/PPP2PP1/8]

Solution


R0097 - Klaus Wenda

StrateGems 19, 2002

[8/8/8/8/3N4/P1k5/6K1/5R1R]

5+1. Retract 4 white moves and then selfmate in 1 move (AntiCirce Cheylan)

[8/8/8/8/3N4/P1k5/6K1/5R1R]

Solution


P0102 - Radovan Tomasevic & Kostas Prentos

StrateGems 19, 2002

After Sam Loyd

[5bnr/4p1pb/4Qpkr/7p/7P/8/PP1P1PP1/RNB1KBN1]

10+13. Proofgame in 11.5 moves

[5bnr/4p1pb/4Qpkr/7p/7P/8/PP1P1PP1/RNB1KBN1]

Solution


P0103 - Henrik Juel

StrateGems 19, 2002

[1nbq1bnr/2p1pppp/2kp4/8/8/8/1P1PPPPP/RrBQKBNR]

13+14. Proofgame in 8.0 moves (2 solutions)

[1nbq1bnr/2p1pppp/2kp4/8/8/8/1P1PPPPP/RrBQKBNR]

Solution


P0104 - Mario Parrinello

StrateGems 19, 2002

[r1bqk1nr/ppp1P1pp/3pp3/8/3B4/P1P5/PQP1P1PP/R2K1BNR]

15+13. Proofgame in 14.0 moves

[r1bqk1nr/ppp1P1pp/3pp3/8/3B4/P1P5/PQP1P1PP/R2K1BNR]

Solution


P0105 - Gianni Donati

StrateGems 19, 2002

[rnbqkbnr/pppp1p1p/2R1p1QB/P4PN1/3P2R1/4P1p1/1PP1B1P1/1N2K3]

15+16. Proofgame in 16.0 moves

[rnbqkbnr/pppp1p1p/2R1p1QB/P4PN1/3P2R1/4P1p1/1PP1B1P1/1N2K3]

Solution


P0106 - Kostas Prentos

StrateGems 19, 2002

[rnqkrb2/pbpnp1p1/p1p3p1/R1R3B1/4Pp2/5N2/PP2N3/3Q2K1]

10+16. Proofgame in 16.5 moves

[rnqkrb2/pbpnp1p1/p1p3p1/R1R3B1/4Pp2/5N2/PP2N3/3Q2K1]

Solution


P0107 - Reto Aschwanden

StrateGems 19, 2002

12+13. Proofgame in 18.0 moves

[rnNqkbQB/p1prpp1p/4b1P1/8/3Kn3/RP6/2PP1P2/RN6]

Solution


P0108 - Rustam Ubaidullaev

StrateGems 19, 2002

[rnbq1bnr/pppppp1p/P3BBp1/4PR2/2P4P/1R3Q2/1PkNNPP1/4K3]

15+16. Proofgame in 18.0 moves

[rnbq1bnr/pppppp1p/P3BBp1/4PR2/2P4P/1R3Q2/1PkNNPP1/4K3]

Solution


P0109 - Rustam Ubaidullaev

StrateGems 19, 2002

[r4n2/pppqp1b1/4ppp1/3n2kp/6b1/5PP1/PPPPP1KP/RNB2BNR]

15+15. Proofgame in 18.5 moves

[r4n2/pppqp1b1/4ppp1/3n2kp/6b1/5PP1/PPPPP1KP/RNB2BNR]

Solution


P0110 - Gianni Donati

StrateGems 19, 2002

[1Nb5/rP1nrkpp/2n2N1b/4pp2/3Rn3/6N1/2PPPPPP/2BQKB1R]

16+12. Proofgame in 20.0 moves

[1Nb5/rP1nrkpp/2n2N1b/4pp2/3Rn3/6N1/2PPPPPP/2BQKB1R]

Solution


There's is also an article about castling/pRA in helpmates, by Valery Liskovets. There are 2 originals in this article. Here they are:


#6 - Valery Liskovets

StrateGems 19, 2002

[4n3/r6r/pp2k2p/2p3p1/8/2p3p1/P6P/R3K2R]

5+11. Mate in 3 moves (pRA)

[4n3/r6r/pp2k2p/2p3p1/8/2p3p1/P6P/R3K2R]

Solution


#24 - Valery Liskovets

StrateGems 19, 2002

[4b3/1r5r/1n2k2n/2p3p1/p6p/8/PP5P/R3K2R]

6+10. Mate in 3 moves (2.1;1.1;1.1) (pRA)

[4b3/1r5r/1n2k2n/2p3p1/p6p/8/PP5P/R3K2R]

Solution