No.287 (EM)

Emmanuel Manolas (Greece)


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No.287 by Emmanuel Manolas –  Long white K-series combined with surprising R-promotion! (JV)


Series Auto-stalemate in N moves (Ser-!=N): Plays only White and after a series of N moves it is stalemate.

No.287 Emmanuel Manolas
Ser-!=30                                    (2+14)
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3 Responses to No.287 (EM)

  1. seetharaman says:

    Very interesting white minimal! I thought Auto stalemate is a condition with limited scope. It is nice that such nice play is possible!

  2. Janos MikitovicsJanos Mikitovics says:

    Here is a setting from No.287 with two solutions / fairy conditions:

    White Kd3
    Black Qh8 Kd6 Re6 Pd5 Ph5 Pg3 Bh1
    Neutral Pe2
    a) ser-!=13 ( 1 + 8 + 1 )
    b) +bRg5 ser-!=14 ( 1 + 9 + 1 )
    KoBul Kings

    a) 1.Kd3-c2 ! 2.nPe2-e4 3.nPe4*d5 [+bPe4] 4.nPd5*e6 [+bRd5] 5.nPe6-e7 6.nPe7-e8=nR ! 7.nRe8-b8 8.nRb8*h8 [+bQb8] 9.nRh8*h5 [+bPh8] 10.nRh5-h7 11.nRh7*h1 [+bBh7] 12.nRh1-e1 13.nRe1*e4 [+bPe1=bQ] !=

    b) 1.Kd3-d2 ! 2.nPe2-e4 3.Kd2-e3 4.Ke3-f4 5.nPe4*d5 6.nPd5*e6 [bK=rR] 7.nPe6-e7 8.nPe7-e8=nB ! 9.nBe8-d7 10.nBd7-g4 11. Kf4*g3 [brR=rK] 12.Kg3-h2 13.nBg4*h5 14.Kh2*h1 [brK=rB] !=

  3. What can I say?
    seetharamanan, thanks!
    Janos Mikitovics, you have exceptional abilities.

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