S.N. Ravi Shankar (India)


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No.1109 S.N. Ravi Shankar

original – 10.08.2016

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White Ka6 Rd7 Pd5e4f3g2 Black Ka8 Se8f8 Bg8 Pd6e5f4g3h3

#9                                                 (6+9)
Growing Men

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shankar ram
shankar ram
August 11, 2016 21:26

An interesting vertical and horizontal zig-zag strategy by the the WR. Typical A-i-C effects as well as “growing men” effects utilised well.

Georgy Evseev
Georgy Evseev
August 12, 2016 12:04

Is it really mate? Why black cannot play 9…Rb8?

shankar ram
shankar ram
August 12, 2016 14:45
Reply to  Georgy Evseev

Because, under the rules of All-in-Chess, you cannot repeat the same position which was reached before the last move

shankar ram
shankar ram
August 12, 2016 14:49
Reply to  shankar ram

i.e, no “switchbacks” allowed… except when the last move was a capture

Juraj Lörinc
August 14, 2016 00:52

1.Rd8 is a check, isn’t it?
Just wondering as the current notation may look like there is quiet key. But I might be wrong…

shankar ram
shankar ram
August 14, 2016 06:01
Reply to  Juraj Lörinc

You’re right. 1.Rd8 IS a check!
The “+” seems to have been missed.

S N Ravi Shankar
S N Ravi Shankar
August 14, 2016 08:09

Yes. 1.Rd8 IS a check. An error, which i did not notice while sending the problem. Thanks, Shankar ram for clarifying.

S N Ravi Shankar
S N Ravi Shankar
August 15, 2016 19:51

There is another error. The fairy condition is ‘Growing Men’ and not ‘Growing Man’. Julia, can you correct it please?