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No.743 (VC)

Vlaicu Crișan


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No.743 by Vlaicu Crișan – Rundlauf of the black King combined with neutral AUW in Miniature! (JV)


n→Ser-#N: Black makes n serial moves and than goes Ser-#N.

PWC: When a capture is made, the captured unit (except a King) is replaced on the square the capturing unit just leaves. A Pawn is immovable on its 1st rank.

No.743 Vlaicu Crișan

original – 06.03.2015
(after Erich Bartel & Yoshikazu Ueda)

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white ke4 pe5 black ke6 pf7 neutral pd8e8

4→ser-#2      2 solutions        (2+2+2)

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Cornel Pacurar
March 6, 2015 23:52

Nice series problem Vlaicu! The diagram seems incorrect, though. It is C+ Popeye v4.61 with bPg7->f7.

With bPf7 the “cook” given by Popeye v4.63 etc is also quite entertaining!

Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
March 8, 2015 20:46
Reply to  Cornel Pacurar

I suppose the problem with the diagrammed position is the dual 3.Kf7/Kd7 in the first solution? A real problem, yes, so the diagram does seem wrong.

Geoff Foster
Geoff Foster
March 7, 2015 00:32

There is at least one cook that can’t be fixed: in the second solution 6.Bxd7(+nPe8=nQ) works just as well.

Geoff Foster
Geoff Foster
March 7, 2015 00:34
Reply to  Geoff Foster

Sorry, please ignore my earlier post. The nPe8 is a captured black pawn, which would not promote on e8!

Cornel Pacurar
March 7, 2015 01:33
Reply to  Geoff Foster

Agreed! I was referring to: 1.Ke6-d7 2.Kd7*d8[+nPd7] 3.Kd8-e7 1.nPd7-d8=nR 2.nRd8*e8[+nPd8=nQ] #

Luce Sebastien
Luce Sebastien
March 7, 2015 22:26

Yes it is C+ only Winchloe with black pawn on f7 instead of g7

Vlaicu Crisan
Vlaicu Crisan
March 10, 2015 21:46
Reply to  Julia

Thank you very much, Julia!
There is life for neutral pawns on the 8th rank, isn’t it?

Bartel Erich
Bartel Erich
June 7, 2015 21:37

–>PDB P1304159

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