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Stuttgarter Zeitung

Christmas Contest, 2002

Among the contributors of correct solutions of problems A and B following prices are drawn by lots: A micro stereo system, a Philips video recorder and an Espresso machine. Additionally there are still numerous book prices.

Send your solutions until 11th of January 2003 to

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A - Günther Weeth
Stuttgarter Zeitung 2002

[7K/8/5BPk/7p/8/8/8/8]

3+2. White retracts one move and mates in one.

[7K/8/5BPk/7p/8/8/8/8]


B - Günther Weeth
Stuttgarter Zeitung 2002

[rnb1N3/kp6/p2K4/8/8/8/8/8]

2+6. White retracts one move and mates in one.

[rnb1N3/kp6/p2K4/8/8/8/8/8]


Additionally there are the following problems for our retro professionals.
Problem E requires the retro analysis til the position is released. All contributors of the correct solutions of position C-E will be mentioned in one of the next issues of the chess column, in addition among them three more book prizes are drawn by lots.


C - Werner Keym
Stuttgarter Zeitung 2002

[B7/8/8/8/8/4P1K1/8/6bk]

3+2. Retract one move and mate with *another* move. How many solutions? a) diagram b) rotated by  90 degrees, i.e. wKc2, wBh8, wPc4, bKa1, bBa2 c) rotated by 180 degrees, i.e. wKb6, wBh1, wPd6, bKa8, bBb8 d) rotated by 270 degrees, i.e. wKf7, wBa1, wPf5, bKh8, bBh7

[B7/8/8/8/8/4P1K1/8/6bk]


D - Günther Weeth
Stuttgarter Zeitung 2002

[Bn6/k2p4/N7/K1PP4/1p6/8/8/8]

5+4. Black and white retract one move, then white mates in one. Is everything correct?

[Bn6/k2p4/N7/K1PP4/1p6/8/8/8]


E - Reprint

[5B2/PP1pppnP/6pk/7p/pp5K/6PP/4PP1p/6bn]

9.12. Who can check mate in one?

[5B2/PP1pppnP/6pk/7p/pp5K/6PP/4PP1p/6bn]