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  1. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    10 Dec '13 17:36
    N. Dupont, StrateGems 2012
    Position after White's 24th move. Find the game that led to this position.
  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    11 Dec '13 05:00 / 1 edit
    Let's see who gets it faster: RHP or chess.com.

    Err...

    First...let's see if there are any real solvers left at RHP.
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    12 Dec '13 05:00
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Let's see who gets it faster: RHP or chess.com.

    Err...

    First...let's see if there are any real solvers left at RHP.
    Hi SG,

    I will never be good enough to be a real solver, but I still appreciate them, even if my efforts are like Mr Magoo at an art museum!

    I have looked at this twice here online, but the only way I could even attempt this would be with a real board and some paper to make notes.

    I work at Disney and this is our busiest time of the year, so I won't be able to work on this until 2014. I expect some of the really good players here (it aint over 'til the Fat Lady posts...) will beat me to it.
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    12 Dec '13 05:04
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Hi SG,

    I will never be good enough to be a real solver, but I still appreciate them, even if my efforts are like Mr Magoo at an art museum!

    I have looked at this twice here online, but the only way I could even attempt this would be with a real board and some paper to make notes.

    I work at Disney and this is our busiest time of the yea ...[text shortened]... he really good players here (it aint over 'til the Fat Lady posts...) will beat me to it.
    Heh, I was trying to see if goading would work. I knew it would on some people.
  5. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    14 Dec '13 01:13
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Heh, I was trying to see if goading would work. I knew it would on some people.
    I always feel bad if someone goes to the effort of creating something to post, but no one responds. We all do this for free, but your time has value, and I appreciate it when you spend some of it here.
  6. 15 Dec '13 02:39
    My solution:

    1. f4 b5 2. f5 Bb7 3. f6 Be4 4. fxe7 Bg6 5. e4 f5 6. e5 Kf7 7. e8=R b4 8. Re6 b3 9. Rb6 axb6 10. e6+ Kf6 11. e7 Ra4 12. e8=R Rd4 13. Re5 Be7 14. Rc5 bxc5 15.a4 Ke5 16. a5 Nf6 17. a6 Qg8 18. a7 Qc4 19. Ra6 Nd5 20. Rf6 Re8 21. Rf8 Bf6 22.a8=R Re6 23. Ra1 Rb6 24. Re8+
  7. 15 Dec '13 03:45 / 1 edit
    It was too hard. (even the easier one was too hard).
    But I like looking at the solutions and see the art at work.
    Chess is a fascinatiing game.

    I've posted the PGN for previous poster solution.

  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    15 Dec '13 18:38
    Originally posted by Sebastian Yap
    My solution:

    1. f4 b5 2. f5 Bb7 3. f6 Be4 4. fxe7 Bg6 5. e4 f5 6. e5 Kf7 7. e8=R b4 8. Re6 b3 9. Rb6 axb6 10. e6+ Kf6 11. e7 Ra4 12. e8=R Rd4 13. Re5 Be7 14. Rc5 bxc5 15.a4 Ke5 16. a5 Nf6 17. a6 Qg8 18. a7 Qc4 19. Ra6 Nd5 20. Rf6 Re8 21. Rf8 Bf6 22.a8=R Re6 23. Ra1 Rb6 24. Re8+
    SOLV'D.

    This amazing problem has a ton of thematic content.

    The Ceriani-Frolkin theme (a promoted piece is sacrificed) is shown twice - with two Rooks that promoted on the same square.

    An Anti-Pronkin theme - the original Ra1 goes to a square on which a Rook has been promoted.

    A Pronkin theme - a promoted Rook goes to a Rook's home square.