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No.933 (AO)

Aleksey Oganesjan


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No.933 by Aleksey Oganesjan – Valladao theme in HS# problem. (JV)

No.933 Aleksey Oganesjan

original – 16.10.2015

Solution: (click to show/hide)

White Ke1 Rh1 Sf3 Pg7 Pc5 Pe5 Black Kc4 Rf2 Pd7 Pc6 Pg3 Ph3

hs#5                                          (6+6)

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October 16, 2015 10:42

Suprising task in meredith!

Stephen Emmerson
Stephen Emmerson
October 26, 2015 12:39
Reply to  seetharaman

Not the first time in Meredith…
A nice problem and zugzwang finale. Only criticism would be the two islands of pieces do not interact with each other, although the move order forcing is good.

Bartel Erich
October 26, 2015 13:12

…und dazu noch ein weiteres Stück mit 10 Steinen

Aleksey Oganesjan
Aleksey Oganesjan
October 26, 2015 13:37

Stephen and Erich!
Yes, your interesting problems – P1288043 and P1186438 – also show Valladao, but it is “mixed” Valladao (one white and two black thematic moves, or vice versa).
But I think that the “pure Valladao” (all three thematic moves is white or all is black) is little more difficult to realization than “mixed” the one…
Also you can see my another recent hs# with pure white Valladao – http://yacpdb.org/#390523

Stephen Emmerson
Stephen Emmerson
October 27, 2015 11:50

Interesting how people find different challenges in the task. Mine was to make the shortest problem not involving retro reasoning, for which the hs# form was well suited. I think Cedric Lytton used to take notes on which moves were made by White and which by Black, so it’s interesting to investigate perhaps all possible combinations. Onwards and upwards!

adrian s
adrian s
October 27, 2015 14:01

“Onwards and upwards!” —
Stephen, you got it all wrong. That is not Valladao, that’s Excelsior! (-:

Bartel Erich
October 27, 2015 18:50

Dear Stephen.
yet another Valladao with minimum of moves,
but here with additional Antipoden condition
and passive promotion.

October 28, 2015 07:24

Jacques Rotenberg produced three nice mixed Valladaos in miniature! ( with the Superguards condition.) See the 5th Commended. here: https://juliasfairies.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Superguards-Award.pdf

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