No.1122 
Gani Ganapathi (India)

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No.1122 Gani Ganapathi
India

original – 03.09.2016

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white Bf1c1 Ke1 Qd1 Ph2g2f2e2d2c2b2a2 Sg1b1 Rh1a1 black Bf8c8 Ke8 Qd8 Ph7g7f7e7d7c7b7a7 Sg8b8 Rh8a8

PG 9                                       (12+11)


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dupont
dupont
September 3, 2016 21:00

It looks anticipated:

Silvio Baier, Die Schwalbe 250A, 2011

1.b4 h5 2.b5 h4 3.b6 h3 4.bxc hxg 5.cxd=S gxh=S 6.Sxf7 Sxf2 7.Kxf2 Kxf7 8.Ke1 Ke8

seetharaman
seetharaman
September 3, 2016 23:00

Pity that evern such doublings get anticipatedf. Obviously so much has already been done in Proofgames.

dupont
dupont
September 4, 2016 00:17

Yes, especially for what is called “future proof games”. The above is symbolized as KP(S,s) & SW(K,k) where KP is the Prentos theme (Ceriani-Frolkin captured by an officer) – the analogy with helpmates of the future is clear – 4 tricks (in place of 4 solutions) going by pairs.

Ganapathi
Ganapathi
September 4, 2016 09:09

Dear Dupont,
I would like to see an example of an analogous HOTF to understand what is meant by the “future games”

dupont
dupont
September 4, 2016 16:38

The analogy is purely formal. Numerous proof games are showing 4 tricks in an homogeneous way – 2 pieces of same type A perform theme X, and 2 pieces of same type B perform theme Y. Roberto Osorio decided (around 2008) to call them “future proof games” X(A,A) & Y(B,B).

Your entry above fullfills this definition in the bicolor setting – 2 Knights (S,s) perform the Prentos theme and 2 Kings (K,k) perform the switchback theme.

seetharaman
seetharaman
September 5, 2016 22:05
Reply to  dupont

m…. so it is not at all “Future-proof” !

ganapathi
ganapathi
September 4, 2016 19:16

Thank you, Dupont