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StrateGems

No. 45, Jan-Mar 2009

R0140v - Ryan McCracken

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

Dedicated to Paul Raican

Add wKe4 wPa2 wPc2 wPe2 wPg2 bKf6 bPb7 bPd7

Only possible retro moves were -1. Kd4xBe4 Bd3(x-)e4. But Bd3 is impossible due to the white and black pawns. Removing a piece results in an easier to resolve check (or no check at all), removing a pawn legalises the bishop.


P0236 - James Soliman

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

1. e4 g6 2. Ba6 b5 3. c4 Bb7 4. Nc3 Bxe4 5. Bc8 Bd3 6. Ne4 Bf1 7. d3 Bg7 8. Bh6 Bxb2 9. Bf8 Bc1


P0237 - Michael Grushko

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

1. d4 g6 2. d5 Bg7 3. d6 Bb2 4. de7 Bd4 5. ed8=R[wBc8,wPd7] Ke7 6. Re8[bBc8,wBf8] Kd6 7. d8=R[wBc8,bRe8] Kc6 8. Rd5 Sd7 9. Ra5 Bc3[bRa1,bRa5,wRh8] 10. Qd2


P0238 - Henryk Grudzinski

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

1. Sc3 e6 2. Sd5 Ba3 3. bxa3-f8=B Qg5 4. Be7 Sxe7-a3 5. Bxa3-b1 Qe3 6. dxe3-c5 exd5-e7 7. Qxd7-d6 Bh3 8. gxh3-c8=B OO 9. Bd7 Sxd7-h3 10. Sf3 cxd6-d7 11. Bxh3-g1

DUAL found by Radovan Tomasevic: 1. Sc3 e6 2. Sd5 Ba3 3. bxa3-f8=B Qf6! 4. Be7 Sxe7-a3 5. Bxa3-b1 Qc3 6. d2xc3-c5


P0239 - James Soliman

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

1. b3 a5 2. Ba3 Ra6 3. Qc1 Rg6 4. Qb2 b6 5. Qxg7 e5 6. Bc1 Qf6 7. Na3 Qf3 8. gxf3 Bc5 9. Bh3 Ke7 10. Qf8+ Kf6 11. Kf1 Kg5 12. Kg2 Ba6 13. Kg3 Bc4 14. Bf1 Na6 15. Qb8 Kh6+ 16. Kh4


P0240 - Thomas Sawyer, Ryan McCracken

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

1. a4 g6 2. Ra3 Bg7 3. Rb3 Bc3 4. Rxb7 Nf6 5. Rxa7 Bb7 6. a5 Bf3 7. exf3 Nc6 8. Ke2 Qb8 9. Ke3 Kd8 10. Kf4 Kc8 11. Kg5 Nd8 12. Kh6 g5 13. Kg7 Ng8+ 14. Kf8 Bg7+ 15. Ke8 Bf8 16. Nc3 Nf6#


P0241 - James Soliman

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

1. h4 a5 2. Rh3 a4 3. Rb3 axb3 4. axb3 e5 5. Rxa8 Ba3 6. e4 Qe7 7. Ba6 Qc5 8. Qe2 d6 9. Qc4 Bd7 10. d3 Ba4 11. Bd2 Kd7 12. Ba5 Nc6 13. Rxg8 Nd8 14. Rxg7 Rg8 15. Rxh7 Rg3 16. Rh8 Rh3 17. g3 Rh1


P0242 - Gianni Donati

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

1. f4 Na6 2. f5 Rb8 3. f6 gxf6 4. a4 Bh6 5. Ra3 Bf4 6. Rf3 Be5 7. Rf5 Bc3 8. dxc3 Nh6 9. Be3 O-O 10. Bxa7 b6 11. Nf3 Bb7 12. Ne5 Bf3 13. Qd4 Bg4 14. Qg1 Bh3 15. gxh3+ Kh8 16. Bg2 Ng8 17. Ba8 Rxa8 18. Nc6 Nb8


P0243 - Itamar Faybish

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

1. a4 Nc6 2. a5 Ne5 3. a6 bxa6 4. b4 Bb7 5. b5 Qb8 6. b6 axb6 7. c4 Qa7 8. c5 O-O-O 9. c6 dxc6 10. h4 Rxd2 11. Rh3 Rd7 12. Qd6 cxd6 13. Rg3 Kc7 14. Rg6 hxg6 15. g3 Rh5 16. Bh6 gxh6 17. Bh3 Bg7 18. Be6 fxe6 19. f4 Nf7 20. f5 Nh8 21. f6 exf6