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  1. 20 Nov '09 19:40
    I've just discovered this: http://www.janko.at/Retros/index.htm
    Maybe someone would like it as much as I do.
  2. 20 Nov '09 19:41
    I hate those
  3. 20 Nov '09 19:41
    Maybe SwissGambit
  4. 20 Nov '09 19:44
    SwissGambit wouldn't want to be seen dead with a retro
  5. 20 Nov '09 19:46
    What exactly is it anyway?
  6. 20 Nov '09 19:47
    Originally posted by Goshen
    What exactly is it anyway?
    Perhaps try that website given by masniak
  7. 20 Nov '09 19:47
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    SwissGambit wouldn't want to be seen dead with a retro
    But he says he likes them in his profile
  8. 20 Nov '09 19:49
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Perhaps try that website given by masniak
    Okay I get it now. I had guessed right anyway.
  9. 20 Nov '09 19:49
    Originally posted by Goshen
    What exactly is it anyway?
    Here is an example of RETRO

    YouTube
  10. 20 Nov '09 19:50 / 1 edit
    You can have a look retrograde analysis is a method of determining what moves must have been played to reach given position. It can be a problem itself or you can encounter it while solving a 'normal' chess problem. E.g. you need to know if castling is available and you have to analyze possible precvious positions. But on the site you'll find much more than that.
    edit: you managed to give four post before I finished mine!!
  11. 20 Nov '09 19:51
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Here is an example of RETRO

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ-1DYwaxrE
    Heinzkat, chess has screwed up your neurons!
  12. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    20 Nov '09 20:21
    Retrograde Rule of Thumb #1: Always consider the en passant rule, as it is a favorite nuance of retrograde composers, and it is easy to forget in retrograde mode.

    Rule #2: Underpromotion. 'Nuff said.
  13. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    20 Nov '09 20:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by masniak
    I've just discovered this: http://www.janko.at/Retros/index.htm
    Maybe someone would like it as much as I do.
    Yes, that is a great site. It's got everything you could ask for on the art of retro analysis, from articles to quoted problems from various publications to a mailing list/discussion board frequented by the top retro specialists around the world.
  14. 20 Nov '09 22:12
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Retrograde Rule of Thumb #1: Always consider the en passant rule, as it is a favorite nuance of retrograde composers, and it is easy to forget in retrograde mode.

    Rule #2: Underpromotion. 'Nuff said.
    there are some more: e.g. remember you can resurrect pieces and remember castling availability. the first was what confused me first time i tried solving one retro problem.

    now I'm really into retractors. you can play a game of chess backwards!
    http://www.janko.at/Retros/Glossary/Retractor.htm
  15. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    20 Nov '09 22:18
    Originally posted by masniak
    there are some more: e.g. remember you can resurrect pieces and remember castling availability. the first was what confused me first time i tried solving one retro problem.

    now I'm really into retractors. you can play a game of chess backwards!
    http://www.janko.at/Retros/Glossary/Retractor.htm
    This one is my favorite retro of all-time:


    Where is the White King?