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No.188 – Ser-h=11 by Tibor Érsek & János Mikitovics – Five surprising Rook-promotions! (JV)

Definitions:

Anti-Circe: After a capture the capturing piece (Ks included) must immediately be removed to its game array square (necessarily vacant, else the capture is illegal). Captures on the rebirth square are allowed. Game array squares are determined as in Circe.

 No.188 Tibor Érsek & János Mikitovics Hungary original-18.12.2012 Merry Christmas 2012 and Happy New Year 2013!   Ser-h=11                                     (12+6)Anti-Circe   Solution: (click to show/hide)   1.a2*b1=R[bRb1->a8]! (1.g2*h1=R[bRh1->a8+]?) 2.Ra8-b8! (2.Ra8-a7?) 3.g2*h1=R[bRh1->a8] 4.f2*e1=R[bRe1->h8] 5.e2-e1=R 6.Re1-e7 7.Re7-d7! 8.Kc1*d2[bKd2->e8] 9.c2-c1=R 10.Rc1-c7 11.Rc7-a7 Sa5-b7 = (Alybadix & Py 4.61) If minus a) wPb3 or b) wPh3 so the problem has cooks, for example: a)1.f2-f1R! 2.g2-g1B 3.Bg1-b6 4.Bb6*a5[bBa5->f8] 5.Kc1-d1 6.Bf8-a3 7.Ba3-c1 8.Rf1*h1[wRh1->a8] 9.Ra8*a6[Ra6->a8] 10.Ra8-a4 11.Ra4-b4 Rb1*b4[Rb4->a1]=b)1.f2-f1Q! 2.g2-g1B 3.Bg1-c5 4.Bc5-f8 5.Qf1-f6 6.Qf6-b2 7.Kc1-d1 8.Qb2*b1[bQb1->d8] 9.Qd8-h4! 10.Bf8-a3 11.Ba3-c1 Rh1*h4[wRh4-a1]= Keywords: record(?!) promotions by 5 bRs in Ser-h= with Anti-Circe the mutual anticirce-play of the b&wRs on the base lines dual avoidance blockades selfpin   (Authors)

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seetharaman
December 19, 2012 07:31

This is a nice problem, though 5 BRs promotion was done quite some time ago in series helpmate orthodox.

Petko Petkov
December 19, 2012 11:00

About No.188 Tibor Érsek & János Mikitovics.
Yes, Ram is right, although here the play is typical for the Anti-Circe genre. But I think that this problem has another, more significant weakness: in the initial position the black king is under check. Thus, the solution takes very forced character.

seetharaman
December 19, 2012 12:35

King in check is indeed a weakness, but still it is task equalling the existing one. Very nice Anti-Circe effects.

Janos Mikitovics
December 19, 2012 15:00

Dear Petko and Ram,

I think so that the solution takes not a very forced character because the Black can choose the following first 7(!) moves:

1.Kc1-d1?(1) It is possible because a wR stands on h1!
1.a2*b1R!(1) the solution!
1.a2-a1Q/R/B/S?(4) and
1.c2*b1R?(1)

Best,
Janos

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