Bosko Miloseski

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No.1254 Bosko Miloseski

original – 31.12.2017
Happy new year 2018!

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white Kh1 Rg8 Sg7 Pe4f4g2g5h6 black Kf2 Qh8 Bg1 Pb7c7d7e7f7h5

s#3                                              (8+9)

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January 1, 2018 15:43

Sheer magic!

Luce Sebastien
Luce Sebastien
January 3, 2018 00:39

Very nice indeed !

One info :
All the problems of JF from july to dec 2017
are registered for Winchloe !

Happy New Year ! 🙂

Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
January 8, 2018 18:50

The funny idea is not new, it even has a name: Raindrops Theme. You can see the (black) raindrops falling from the 7th rank!

One example with 7 raindrop variations is this (WinChloe #28793):
Wilhelm Massmann, Pr. Die Schwalbe TT 1953-55
Kh1 Qh2 Ra4 d8 Bb1 Pc2 c4 d3 e3 f4 h6
Kf2 Qh8 Ra2 g2 Pa7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h5
s#3 Max C+
1. – a5 2.Rxa5 Rxa5 3.Qxh5 Rxh5#
1. – b5 2.Ra8 Qxa8 3.Qxg2+ Qxg2#
1. – c5 2.Rb8 Qxb8 3.f5 Qxh2#
1. – d5 2.Rc8 Qxc8 3.Qh3 Qxh3#
1. – e5 2.Rd8 Qxd8 3.Qh4+ Qxh4#
1. – f5 2.Re8 Qxe8 3.Qxh5 Qxh5#
1. – g5 2.Ba2 Qa1 3.Qg1+ Qxg1#
1. – Qxh6 2.Qxh5 Qa6 3.Qh6 Qxh6#
1. – Rxa4 2.c5 Rxf4 3.Qh4+ Rxh4#
1. – Rxc2 2.c5 Rxc5 3.Qxh5 Rxh5#

There are also others with 5 or 6 raindrop variations and better economy than Massmann.

shankar ram
shankar ram
January 9, 2018 04:46
Reply to  Kjell Widlert

Only 6 variations here. 1..a5 allows the threat.

Georgy Evseev
Georgy Evseev
January 9, 2018 17:55
Reply to  shankar ram

Not quite. There is no real threat. 2.Rxa5 works only after 1…a5, even if there is no defensive error in 1…a5.