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No. 43, Jul-Sep 2008

R0146 - Barry Keith

StrateGems 43, Jul-Sep 2008

[8/8/8/8/2P5/1B1P3p/P1RB1P2/1k2K2R]

9+2. a) What result? b) Minimum number of prior e.p. captures? (Monochromatic chess)

[8/8/8/8/2P5/1B1P3p/P1RB1P2/1k2K2R]

Solution


R0147 - Klaus Wenda & Vlaicu Crisan

StrateGems 43, Jul-Sep 2008

[8/Q7/5P2/5k1P/8/8/8/4KB2]

5+1. -6 & s#1 (Proca, AntiCirce Cheylan)

[8/Q7/5P2/5k1P/8/8/8/4KB2]

Solution


R0148 - Vlaicu Crisan

StrateGems 43, Jul-Sep 2008

Dedicated to Klaus Wenda

[rb2Nk2/8/n7/5N2/8/7K/8/8]

3+4. -10 & #1 (Proca, Circe Assassin)

[rb2Nk2/8/n7/5N2/8/7K/8/8]

Solution


P0213v - Joost de Heer

StrateGems 43, Jul-Sep 2008

(After J.J. Lois)

[1nbq3r/rpp1nppp/kb1p1p2/p7/8/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR]

15+16. Proof game in 11.5 moves

[1nbq3r/rpp1nppp/kb1p1p2/p7/8/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR]

Solution


P0223 - Ladislav Belcsak

StrateGems 43, Jul-Sep 2008

[r2qkb1r/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKB1R]

15+13. Proof game in 5.0 moves (Einstein)

[r2qkb1r/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKB1R]

Solution


P0224 - Andrew Buchanan

StrateGems 43, Jul-Sep 2008

[rn6/pp1p1p1p/5n2/6q1/6rk/8/PPPPPPPQ/RNBQKBNR]

16+11. Proof game in 10.5 moves

[rn6/pp1p1p1p/5n2/6q1/6rk/8/PPPPPPPQ/RNBQKBNR]

Solution


P0225 - Andrew Buchanan

StrateGems 43, Jul-Sep 2008

[rnb1qb2/pppp1p2/4p1n1/8/7k/8/PPPPPPRQ/RNBQKBNR]

16+13. Proof game in 12.5 moves

[rnb1qb2/pppp1p2/4p1n1/8/7k/8/PPPPPPRQ/RNBQKBNR]

Solution


P0226 - James Soliman

StrateGems 43, Jul-Sep 2008

[2b3n1/1p1ppk1q/5p2/6p1/3P1r2/bPp5/2P1PPP1/RN1QKBN1]

12+12. Proof game in 14.5 moves

[2b3n1/1p1ppk1q/5p2/6p1/3P1r2/bPp5/2P1PPP1/RN1QKBN1]

Solution


P0227 - Roberto Osorio & Jorge Lois

StrateGems 43, Jul-Sep 2008

[rn1qkb1r/p1Bppppp/p7/8/2B1PP2/2nP4/PPQ4P/R2NK1NR]

14+14. Proof game in 16.0 moves

[rn1qkb1r/p1Bppppp/p7/8/2B1PP2/2nP4/PPQ4P/R2NK1NR]

Solution


P0228 - Enzo Minerva

StrateGems 43, Jul-Sep 2008

In memoriam of Bobby Fischer

(This problem was later found to be cooked)

[r1bqk2r/ppp3pp/8/5RP1/4N3/5P2/PPP4P/1KB2BnR]

12+11. Proof game in 20.0 moves (Maximummer)

[r1bqk2r/ppp3pp/8/5RP1/4N3/5P2/PPP4P/1KB2BnR]

Solution


P0229 - Nicolas Dupont

StrateGems 43, Jul-Sep 2008

[rnbqkbnr/P1p3pp/P2RB3/5K2/R2QP3/2PP2PP/8/N7]

13+11. Proof game in 24.5 moves

[rnbqkbnr/P1p3pp/P2RB3/5K2/R2QP3/2PP2PP/8/N7]

Solution