Michel Caillaud

Original Fairy problems
01.01.2021 - 31.12.2022

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No. 1617 Michel Caillaud
original - 31.05.2021
dedicated to James MALCOM &

white Bf1c1 Ke1 Qd1 Ph2g2f2e2d2c2b2a2 Sg1b1 Rh1a1 black Bf8c8 Ke8 Qd8 Ph7g7f7e7d7c7b7a7 Sg8b8 Rh8a8
SPG 13            2 variations after 1st W move            14+15
Staugaard castling

Solution: (click to show/hide)

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Kostas Prentos
Kostas Prentos
June 1, 2021 02:27

Probably the definitive presentation of this castling idea!
There is an error in the animation: The 10th move of the first solution plays the Bd7 to b4, instead of Bf8-b4.

Jacques Rotenberg
Jacques Rotenberg
June 1, 2021 11:51

The animation is outstanding!
I did not find a way to go next move with the keyboard.
Also at move 6 of the first solution the black king becomes a rook (it does not disturb to see what happens!)
a very nice problem!

Last edited 12 days ago by Jacques Rotenberg
Jacques Rotenberg
Jacques Rotenberg
June 1, 2021 18:27
Reply to  Julia

Julia, an easy trick for translating a solution : paste the text in winchloe in the area of a diagram’s solution then in the item “solution” you have “translation” you choose the two languages (exemple from french to english) …and it is done!

shankar ram
shankar ram
June 1, 2021 19:12

Jacques, this doesn’t change the french characters (ç and é) for the c and e files, due to which the animation doesn’t work. You then have to do a “find and replace” twice, which is available in the same translation menu.

Jacques Rotenberg
Jacques Rotenberg
June 1, 2021 19:45
Reply to  shankar ram

You are right, it is just slightly longer, anyhow, I am going to ask this from Christian! (who knows, perhaps he’ll accept to change that?)

Jacques Rotenberg
Jacques Rotenberg
June 2, 2021 01:06
Reply to  Julia

So… perhaps there is nothing to ask from Christian!
you go to “options for solving” there you inactivate “short notation” and also inactivate “e->é ; c->ç”
and now to options

  • you can give the problem to be solved by WinChloe and you will get exactly what you need
  • if you cannot (problem too long, retro, and so on) you go to “redaction mode” you choose “new solution” and then you play the solution by yourself on the board with the mouse, it is very easy, and then you get exactly what you need! – the moves are written on the place of the solutions

All that of course only if WinChloe knows the fairy rules of the problem!

Last edited 11 days ago by Jacques Rotenberg
shankar ram
shankar ram
June 2, 2021 07:45

Thanks for pointing this out, Jacques!
I remember having used these options earlier, to convert the lengthy solutions of some of my problems to Py2Web friendly text. They are under “Solving options” and now I was looking for them under “Preferences”.