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StrateGems

No. 45, Jan-Mar 2009

R0140v - Ryan McCracken

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

Dedicated to Paul Raican

[8/8/8/8/8/8/3r4/B2r4]

1+2. Add add wK, bK, 4wP, 2bP for a (6+5) Illegal Cluster

[8/8/8/8/8/8/3r4/B2r4]

Solution


P0236 - James Soliman

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

[rnBqkBnr/p1pppp1p/6p1/1p6/2P1N3/3P4/P4PPP/R1bQKbNR]

14+16. SPG in 9.0 moves

[rnBqkBnr/p1pppp1p/6p1/1p6/2P1N3/3P4/P4PPP/R1bQKbNR]

Solution


P0237c - Michael Grushko

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

(This problem was misprinted: bSc3 instead of bBc3. This is the corrected version.)

[r1B1r1NR/pppn1p1p/2k3p1/r7/8/2b5/P1PQPPPP/rNB1KBNR]

16+13. SPG in 9.5 moves (Masand)

[r1B1r1NR/pppn1p1p/2k3p1/r7/8/2b5/P1PQPPPP/rNB1KBNR]

Solution


P0238 - Henryk Grudzinski

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

(This problem was later found to be cooked)

[r4rk1/pp1ppppp/8/2P5/8/5N2/P1P1PP1P/RB2K1BR]

12+10. SPG in 10.5 moves (Take & Make)

[r4rk1/pp1ppppp/8/2P5/8/5N2/P1P1PP1P/RB2K1BR]

Solution


P0239 - James Soliman

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

[Q5nr/2pp1p1p/np4rk/p1b1p3/2b4K/NP3P2/P1PPPP1P/R1B2BNR]

16+14. SPG in 15.5 moves

[Q5nr/2pp1p1p/np4rk/p1b1p3/2b4K/NP3P2/P1PPPP1P/R1B2BNR]

Solution


P0240 - Thomas Sawyer, Ryan McCracken

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

[rqknKb1r/R1pppp1p/5n2/P5p1/8/2N2P2/1PPP1PPP/2BQ1BNR]

16+13. SPG in 16.0 moves

[rqknKb1r/R1pppp1p/5n2/P5p1/8/2N2P2/1PPP1PPP/2BQ1BNR]

Solution


P0241 - James Soliman

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

[3n3R/1ppk1p2/B2p4/B1q1p3/b1Q1P2P/bP1P2P1/1PP2P2/1N2K1Nr]

15+11. SPG in 17.0 moves

[3n3R/1ppk1p2/B2p4/B1q1p3/b1Q1P2P/bP1P2P1/1PP2P2/1N2K1Nr]

Solution


P0242 - Gianni Donati

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

[rn1q1rnk/B1pppp1p/1pN2p2/5R2/P7/2P4P/1PP1P2P/1N2K1QR]

14+13. SPG in 18.0 moves

[rn1q1rnk/B1pppp1p/1pN2p2/5R2/P7/2P4P/1PP1P2P/1N2K1QR]

Solution


P0243 - Itamar Faybish

StrateGems 45, Jan-Mar 2009

[6nn/qbkr2b1/pppppppp/7r/7P/6P1/4P3/RN2K1N1]

7+16. SPG in 21.0 moves

[6nn/qbkr2b1/pppppppp/7r/7P/6P1/4P3/RN2K1N1]

Solution