No.1682
Andrew Buchanan & James Malcom
(Singapore / USA)

Original Fairy problems
JF-2022-I:
01.01.2022 - 30.06.2022


Definitions / Определения


No. 1682 Andrew Buchanan &
James Malcom

Singapore / USA
original - 15.01.2022

white Rh1 Ke1 Pf2e2c3a3c4 Bb4 Sc5 black Kc1
#6                       9+1
Rokagogo

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Luce
Luce
January 17, 2022 15:29

In this #6, black king “is in a cage” and has only repetitive moves. So it is better to show the idea in ser-#n : White : Ké1 Rh1 Pé2 Black : Kç1 Ba1 ser-‡6                 (3+2) C+ Rokagogo
1.é4 2.é5 3.é6 4.é7 5.é8=R 6.Ké3(Ré2)‡
But it is only a scheme, and I think it is possible to produce much better problems with it. Another weakness : in Rockagogo, the spectator is expecting more than one castling…

Joost de Heer
Joost de Heer
January 17, 2022 19:57

The rokagogo definition doesn’t explicitly forbid castling to a square that is guarded, but not after the castling move (e.g. wKe1 wRh1 bMOe2).