# No.1440 (GW&KW)

 No.1440 Günther Weeth (Germany) & Klaus Wenda (Austria) Original Retro & PG problems JF – R2019-20

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 No.1440 Günther Weeth & Klaus Wenda  Germany / Austria original – 13.09.2019 Dedicated to Andreas Thoma Solution: (click to show/hide) white Ke1 Bc1 Pa2b2d3h6 black Kd6 Qb1 Pc6g2 -14 & #1                                   (6+4) Proca Retractor Anti-Circe no animation for Defensive Retractors (JV) 1.Kc2:Bc3(Ke1)! Qa1-b1+ 2.Be1:Rd2(Bc1) Rd1-d2+ 3.Kd2-c2 Bh8-c3+ 4.Kc3-d2 Ke5-d6+ 5.Kd4-c3 Kf6-e5+ 6.Ke5-d4 Kg7-f6+ 7.Kf6-e5 Kf8-g7+ 8.Ke7-f6 Kg7-f8+ [Kg8-f8+?] 9.Pb5:Pa6 ep.(Pa2) Pa7-a5 10.Kf6-e7 Kf8-g7+ 11.Ke7-f6 Kg7-f8+ 12.Kf6-e7 Kf8-g7+ 13.Ke7-f6 Kg8-f8+ [forced] 14.Bc3-e1 & fw. 1.Ph7# Our problem was inspired by the article „Chasing the black King“ by Andreas Thoma in JF 2018. Thus we we'd like to dedicate it to him. As far as we know the problem shows with W5-W8/W10-W13 a record of 8 thematical KK-moves. (Authors)

### One Response to No.1440 (GW&KW)

1. Kjell Widlert says:

Quite economical and beautiful K-chase with a draw pendulum at the end, with the traditional trick of an en-passant capture to ensure that White starts the pendulum so Black has to stop it. Note that 9.Pa5xPb6 e.p.? doesn’t work as 10.Kf6?? becomes illegal, giving Qa1 something else to do after the introductory play.