No.933 (AO)

Aleksey Oganesjan


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No.933 by Aleksey Oganesjan – Valladao theme in HS# problem. (JV)

No.933 Aleksey Oganesjan

original – 16.10.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)

White Ke1 Rh1 Sf3 Pg7 Pc5 Pe5 Black Kc4 Rf2 Pd7 Pc6 Pg3 Ph3

hs#5                                          (6+6)

9 Responses to No.933 (AO)

  1. Seetharamanseetharaman says:

    Suprising task in meredith!

  2. Bartel Erich says:

    …und dazu noch ein weiteres Stück mit 10 Steinen

  3. Aleksey Oganesjan says:

    Stephen and Erich!
    Yes, your interesting problems – P1288043 and P1186438 – also show Valladao, but it is “mixed” Valladao (one white and two black thematic moves, or vice versa).
    But I think that the “pure Valladao” (all three thematic moves is white or all is black) is little more difficult to realization than “mixed” the one…
    Also you can see my another recent hs# with pure white Valladao –

    • Stephen Emmerson says:

      Interesting how people find different challenges in the task. Mine was to make the shortest problem not involving retro reasoning, for which the hs# form was well suited. I think Cedric Lytton used to take notes on which moves were made by White and which by Black, so it’s interesting to investigate perhaps all possible combinations. Onwards and upwards!

      • adrian s says:

        “Onwards and upwards!” —
        Stephen, you got it all wrong. That is not Valladao, that’s Excelsior! (-:

  4. Bartel Erich says:

    Dear Stephen.
    yet another Valladao with minimum of moves,
    but here with additional Antipoden condition
    and passive promotion.

  5. Seetharamanseetharaman says:

    Jacques Rotenberg produced three nice mixed Valladaos in miniature! ( with the Superguards condition.) See the 5th Commended. here:

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