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No.188 – Ser-h=11 by Tibor Érsek & János Mikitovics – Five surprising Rook-promotions! (JV)
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
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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:
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This is a nice problem, though 5 BRs promotion was done quite some time ago in series helpmate orthodox.
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.
King in check is indeed a weakness, but still it is task equalling the existing one. Very nice Anti-Circe effects.
Dear Petko and Ram,
many thanks for your opinions!
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!