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A few final words...

Well, that has been quite a journey. A really nice one I must say. A thousand thanks to all the participants, you have been fantastic. It has been a real pleasure to know you, some for the very first time.

A big thank you also to Thomas Maeder for the (rapid and well done) work on Popeye during the tournament.

Also a big thank you to Nicolas Dupont for the idea of publishing the results in the Diagrammes magazine, giving it thus some "official" status. And also for the original idea of his tournament, of which this one is inspired.

Congratulations to all the participants for some real gem matrices, even those that are not in the top have found some fantastic ideas. Practically everyone found some original idea! And of course congratulations to the four winners: Ivan Skoba, Alexandre Leroux, Arno Tüngler and Cornel Pacurar! They have really "worked" very hard, and are rewarded as such with great matrices.

And Ivan Skoba must receive a special recognition, he is the only one to have crossed the 100 mark! Actually, he got to 118, with a splendid matrix! That is extraordinary...

And also Alexandre Leroux, he is the first one to have passed my two pre-tournament records challenge, just 1 week after the start of the competition! And they were not that easy to pass... quite an achievement!

The idea of this tournament turned out quite rich, even much richer than I first thought of. Luckily I did not exclude last move checks as I originally intended to. This would have taken a large amount of creativity out of this tournament. Last move checks proved a capital idea as you will soon discover!

I am quite sure some competitors passed nights on end on this competition, a constant struggle and frustrations, which was surely rewarded in the end. Personally, like many, I love challenges, the tougher they are, the more interesting for me. These kind of tournaments surely push some competitors to the edge, enabling them to feel the immense joy of success, at the end of a long struggle. That is what motivates me most. It is an incredibly complex logic problem to solve, that it is chess related is not the important point. Chess is a great framework, but there are many other possible ones as well.

Now I will let you enjoy the following beautiful matrices by the competitors. There could be errors in it, given the amount of material and the number of emails I received and treated (587 emails). Actually let me rephrase this: there are surely errors in it... :-) Please let me know if you find one.

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Prizes and compositions

Categories

1st prize

A

Ivan Skoba

B

Alexandre Leroux

E

Arno Tüngler

F

Cornel Pacurar

Number of records of C and D

Ivan Skoba

Number of records of G and H

Arno Tüngler

First to surpass both my A and B records

Alexandre Leroux


Category A (best solution that can include promoted pieces in the initial position, minimum 45 moves)
 

Places

Compositions

1st

Ivan Skoba (dedicated to Libuše)
3q4/3p1p2/2r1rB2/1n1rn3/b1p3p1/b2pK2n/1k6/3n4
ser-a=>b 118, final position: Kc8, Ba3 (2+16)

1.Ke3-d2 2.Kd2-e1 3.Ke1-f1 4.Kf1-g2 5.Kg2-g3 6.Kg3-h4 7.Kh4-h5 8.Kh5-h6 9.Kh6-g7 10.Bf6*d8 11.Bd8-e7 12.Kg7-f8 13.Kf8-e8 14.Ke8-d8 15.Be7-d6 16.Bd6-c7 17.Kd8-c8 18.Kc8-b7 19.Bc7-b6 20.Kb7-a6 21.Ka6-a5 22.Ka5*a4 23.Ka4-a5 24.Ka5-a6 25.Ka6-b7 26.Bb6-c7 27.Kb7-c8 28.Kc8-d8 29.Bc7-d6 30.Bd6-e7 31.Kd8-e8 32.Ke8-f8 33.Kf8-g7 34.Be7-f6 35.Kg7-h6 36.Kh6-h5 37.Kh5-h4 38.Kh4-g3 39.Kg3-g2 40.Kg2-f1 41.Kf1-e1 42.Ke1*d1 43.Kd1-d2 44.Kd2-e3 45.Ke3-e4 46.Ke4*d5 47.Kd5-e4 48.Ke4-e3 49.Ke3-d2 50.Kd2-e1 51.Ke1-f1 52.Kf1-g2 53.Kg2-g3 54.Kg3-h4 55.Kh4-h5 56.Kh5-h6 57.Kh6-g7 58.Bf6-e7 59.Kg7-f8 60.Kf8-e8 61.Ke8-d8 62.Be7-d6 63.Bd6-c7 64.Kd8-c8 65.Kc8-b7 66.Bc7-b6 67.Kb7-a6 68.Ka6*b5 69.Kb5-a6 70.Ka6-b7 71.Bb6-c7 72.Kb7-c8 73.Kc8-d8 74.Bc7-d6 75.Bd6-e7 76.Kd8-e8 77.Ke8-f8 78.Kf8-g7 79.Be7-f6 80.Kg7-h6 81.Kh6-h5 82.Kh5-h4 83.Kh4-g3 84.Kg3-g2 85.Kg2-f1 86.Kf1-e1 87.Ke1-d2 88.Kd2-e3 89.Ke3-d4 90.Bf6*e5 91.Be5-d6 92.Bd6-c5 93.Kd4*c4 94.Kc4*d3 95.Kd3-c4 96.Kc4-b5 97.Bc5-b6 98.Kb5-a6 99.Ka6-b7 100.Bb6-c7 101.Kb7-c8 102.Kc8*d7 103.Bc7-d6 104.Kd7*c6 105.Kc6-d7 106.Bd6-e7 107.Kd7-e8 108.Ke8*f7 109.Kf7*e6 110.Ke6-f5 111.Kf5*g4 112.Kg4*h3 113.Kh3-g4 114.Kg4-f5 115.Kf5-e6 116.Ke6-d7 117.Kd7-c8 118.Be7*a3

Absolutely splendid matrix! What can I say... look closely at all the ideas, for example the king cannot take the knight at b5 after taking the bishop at a4 because then he would be trapped! Thus he must first take the rook at d5. Also look closely how the white bishop helps the king to pass all the black pieces, like an umbrella. 25 bishop moves! And the great idea of putting the queen at d8, thus only when the king is at g7, it should be taken! It is the only problem to have passed the 100 mark...

2nd

Arno Tüngler
3b1q2/1n2pp2/b7/3b4/n4k2/Bp6/n3rp2/1b2rb1K
ser-a=>b 96, final position: Kc4, Bg3 (2+16)

1.Kh1-h2 2.Ba3-b2 3.Bb2-g7 4.Bg7*f8 5.Bf8-g7 6.Bg7-c3 7.Bc3*e1 8.Be1*f2 9.Kh2-g1 10.Kg1*f1 11.Kf1-g1 12.Kg1-h2 13.Kh2-h3 14.Kh3-h4 15.Kh4-h5 16.Kh5-h6 17.Kh6-g7 18.Kg7-f8 19.Kf8-e8 20.Ke8-d7 21.Kd7-c8 22.Kc8-b8 23.Kb8-a7 24.Ka7*a6 25.Ka6-a7 26.Ka7-b8 27.Kb8-c8 28.Kc8-d7 29.Kd7-e8 30.Ke8-f8 31.Kf8-g7 32.Kg7-h6 33.Kh6-h5 34.Kh5-h4 35.Kh4-h3 36.Kh3-h2 37.Kh2-g1 38.Kg1-f1 39.Kf1*e2 40.Ke2-f1 41.Kf1-g1 42.Kg1-h2 43.Kh2-h3 44.Kh3-h4 45.Kh4-h5 46.Kh5-h6 47.Kh6-g7 48.Kg7-f8 49.Kf8-e8 50.Ke8-d7 51.Kd7-c8 52.Kc8-b8 53.Kb8-a7 54.Ka7-a6 55.Ka6-b5 56.Kb5*a4 57.Ka4-a3 58.Ka3-b2 59.Kb2*b1 60.Kb1-b2 61.Kb2-a3 62.Ka3-a4 63.Ka4-b5 64.Kb5-a6 65.Ka6-a7 66.Ka7-b8 67.Kb8-c8 68.Kc8-d7 69.Kd7-e8 70.Ke8-f8 71.Kf8-g7 72.Kg7-h6 73.Kh6-h5 74.Kh5-h4 75.Kh4-h3 76.Kh3-h2 77.Kh2-g1 78.Kg1-f1 79.Kf1-e2 80.Ke2-d3 81.Kd3-d4 82.Kd4*d5 83.Kd5-c6 84.Kc6*b7 85.Kb7-c8 86.Kc8*d8 87.Kd8*e7 88.Ke7*f7 89.Kf7-e6 90.Ke6-d5 91.Kd5-c4 92.Kc4*b3 93.Kb3*a2 94.Ka2-b3 95.Kb3-c4 96.Bf2-g3

A very nice matrix. The bishop at d5 is really the key, holding everything together. The king must take it, but the bishop at b1 prevents it. Thus follows a nice king circuit.

3rd

Alexandre Leroux
r1n1b2k/B2n4/4b1nK/5r2/2nbpp2/3rpr2/1q6/8
ser-a=>b 94, final position: Kc5, Ba7 (2+16)

1.Ba7-c5   2.Bc5-a3   3.Ba3*b2   4.Bb2-a3   5.Ba3-e7   6.Be7-g5   7.Kh6-h5   8.Kh5-g4   9.Bg5-h4  10.Bh4-g3  11.Kg4-h3  12.Kh3-g2  13.Bg3-f2  14.Kg2-f1  15.Kf1-e2  16.Bf2-e1  17.Be1-d2  18.Ke2-d1  19.Kd1-c2  20.Bd2-c3  21.Kc2-b3  22.Kb3-b4  23.Bc3-e1  24.Be1-h4  25.Bh4-e7  26.Be7-c5  27.Kb4-b5  28.Kb5-c6  29.Kc6-b7  30.Kb7*a8  31.Ka8-b7  32.Kb7*c8  33.Kc8-d8  34.Kd8*e8  35.Ke8-d8  36.Kd8-c7  37.Kc7-c6  38.Kc6-b5  39.Kb5-a4  40.Bc5-b4  41.Bb4-c3  42.Ka4-b3  43.Kb3-c2  44.Bc3-d2  45.Kc2-d1  46.Kd1-e2  47.Bd2-e1  48.Be1-f2  49.Ke2-f1  50.Kf1-g2  51.Bf2-g3  52.Kg2-h3  53.Kh3-g4  54.Bg3-h4  55.Bh4-g5  56.Kg4-h5  57.Kh5*g6  58.Kg6-h5  59.Kh5-g4  60.Bg5-h4  61.Bh4-g3  62.Kg4-h3  63.Kh3-g2  64.Bg3-f2  65.Kg2-f1  66.Kf1-e2  67.Bf2-e1  68.Be1-d2  69.Ke2-d1  70.Kd1-c2  71.Bd2-c3  72.Kc2-b3  73.Kb3-a4  74.Bc3-b4  75.Bb4-c5  76.Ka4-b5  77.Kb5-c6  78.Kc6-c7  79.Kc7-d8  80.Kd8-e7  81.Ke7*e6  82.Ke6*d7  83.Kd7-e6  84.Ke6*f5  85.Kf5*e4  86.Ke4*f3  87.Kf3*f4  88.Kf4-e4  89.Ke4*d3  90.Kd3*d4  91.Kd4*c4  92.Bc5*e3  93.Be3-a7  94.Kc4-c5

The first matrix to pass my 92 moves record, and a quite special one too. It ressembles in some ways Ivan's. It was the first one I saw that exploited this idea of the "protecting" bishop so well. Even more bishop moves than Ivan's, 34!!!

4th

  Miodrag Mladenovic
5K1b/2p4r/4k2p/n6n/B4b2/b3n2n/b7/r1nqb3
ser-a=>b 90, final position: Kf4, Bb3 (2+16)

1.Kf8-e8   2.Ba4*d1   3.Ke8-d8   4.Kd8-c8   5.Kc8-b8   6.Kb8-a7   7.Ka7-a6   8.Ka6-b5   9.Kb5-a4  10.Ka4*a3  11.Ka3-a4  12.Ka4-b5  13.Kb5-a6  14.Ka6-a7  15.Ka7-b8  16.Kb8-c8  17.Kc8-d8  18.Kd8-e8  19.Ke8-f8  20.Kf8-g8  21.Kg8*h7  22.Kh7*h8  23.Kh8-g8  24.Kg8-f8  25.Kf8-e8  26.Ke8-d8  27.Kd8-c8  28.Kc8-b8  29.Kb8-a7  30.Ka7-a6  31.Ka6-b5  32.Kb5-a4  33.Ka4-a3  34.Ka3-b2  35.Kb2*a1  36.Ka1-b2  37.Kb2*c1  38.Kc1-b2  39.Kb2*a2  40.Ka2-a3  41.Ka3-a4  42.Ka4-b5  43.Kb5-c5  44.Kc5-d4  45.Kd4-d3  46.Kd3-e2  47.Ke2*e1  48.Ke1-d2  49.Kd2-c3  50.Kc3-b4  51.Kb4*a5  52.Ka5-a6  53.Ka6-b7  54.Kb7-c8  55.Kc8-d8  56.Kd8-e8  57.Ke8-f8  58.Kf8-g8  59.Kg8-h7  60.Kh7-g6  61.Kg6*h5  62.Kh5-h4  63.Kh4*h3  64.Kh3-h4  65.Kh4-h5  66.Kh5-g6  67.Kg6-g7  68.Kg7-f8  69.Kf8-e8  70.Ke8-d8  71.Kd8-c8  72.Kc8-b7  73.Kb7-c6  74.Kc6-c5  75.Kc5-d4  76.Kd4-e4  77.Ke4*f4  78.Kf4*e3  79.Ke3-d4  80.Kd4-c5  81.Kc5-c6  82.Kc6*c7  83.Kc7-d8  84.Kd8-e8  85.Ke8-f8  86.Kf8-g7  87.Kg7*h6  88.Kh6-g5  89.Kg5-f4  90.Bd1-b3

Nice matrix, resembling Nicolas's one, and is very close to my own... :-) The schema of having a bishop at f4 and knights at e3 and h3 is quite strong.

5th

Nicolas Dupont
b1K5/5p2/p2k1B2/n6n/2b5/n2n3b/8/3b1n2 
ser-a=>b 88, final position: Kb1, Bf6 (2+12)

1.Kc8-d8 2.Kd8-e8 3.Ke8-f8 4.Kf8-g8 5.Kg8-h7 6.Kh7-h6 7.Kh6-g5 8.Kg5-h4 9.Kh4*h3 10.Kh3-h4 11.Kh4-g5 12.Kg5-h6 13.Kh6-h7 14.Kh7-g8 15.Kg8-f8 16.Kf8-e8 17.Ke8-d8 18.Kd8-c8 19.Kc8-b8 20.Kb8*a8 21.Ka8-b8 22.Kb8-c8 23.Kc8-d8 24.Kd8-e8 25.Ke8-f8 26.Kf8-g8 27.Kg8-h7 28.Kh7-h6 29.Kh6-g5 30.Kg5-h4 31.Kh4-h3 32.Kh3-g2 33.Kg2*f1 34.Kf1-g2 35.Kg2-h3 36.Kh3-h4 37.Kh4-g5 38.Kg5-f5 39.Kf5-e4 40.Ke4-e3 41.Ke3-d2 42.Kd2*d1 43.Kd1-e2 44.Ke2-f3 45.Kf3-g4 46.Kg4*h5 47.Kh5-h6 48.Kh6-g7 49.Kg7-f8 50.Kf8-e8 51.Ke8-d8 52.Kd8-c8 53.Kc8-b8 54.Kb8-a7 55.Ka7-b6 56.Kb6*a5 57.Ka5-a4 58.Ka4*a3 59.Ka3-a4 60.Ka4-a5 61.Ka5-b6 62.Kb6-b7 63.Kb7-c8 64.Kc8-d8 65.Kd8-e8 66.Ke8-f8 67.Kf8-g7 68.Kg7-h6 69.Kh6-g5 70.Kg5-f5 71.Kf5-e4 72.Ke4-d4 73.Kd4*c4 74.Kc4-b3 75.Kb3-a4 76.Ka4-a5 77.Ka5*a6 78.Ka6-b7 79.Kb7-c8 80.Kc8-d8 81.Kd8-e8 82.Ke8*f7 83.Kf7-g6 84.Kg6-f5 85.Kf5-e4 86.Ke4*d3 87.Kd3-c2 88.Kc2-b1

Well, this is actually exactly the same as my A/12/6/88 found before the tournament! It is a nice matrix, with the bishop at d1 and knight at h5 playing a really important part.

6th

Cornel Pacurar
r1n1b3/3n4/1b2b1r1/Bb4n1/8/1n2k2p/n7/2b2K1b
ser-a=>b 86, final position: Ka7, Bd2 (2+15)

1.Kf1-e1   2.Ke1-d1   3.Kd1-c2   4.Kc2-b1   5.Kb1*a2   6.Ka2-b1   7.Kb1-c2   8.Kc2-c3   9.Kc3-b4  10.Kb4*b5  11.Kb5-b4  12.Kb4-c3  13.Kc3-c2  14.Kc2-d1  15.Kd1-e1  16.Ke1-f1  17.Kf1-g1  18.Kg1*h1  19.Kh1-g1  20.Kg1-f1  21.Kf1-e1  22.Ke1-d1  23.Kd1-c2  24.Kc2-c3  25.Kc3-b4  26.Kb4-b5  27.Kb5-c6  28.Kc6-b7  29.Kb7*a8  30.Ka8-b7  31.Kb7*c8  32.Kc8-b7  33.Kb7-c6  34.Kc6-d6  35.Kd6-e7  36.Ke7*e8  37.Ke8-e7  38.Ke7-d6  39.Kd6-c6  40.Kc6-b5  41.Kb5-b4  42.Kb4-c3  43.Kc3-c2  44.Kc2-d1  45.Kd1-e1  46.Ke1-f1  47.Kf1-g1  48.Kg1-h2  49.Kh2-g3  50.Kg3-h4  51.Kh4-h5  52.Kh5*g6  53.Kg6*g5  54.Kg5-h4  55.Kh4-g3  56.Kg3-h2  57.Kh2-g1  58.Kg1-f1  59.Kf1-e1  60.Ke1-d1  61.Kd1-c2  62.Kc2-c3  63.Kc3-b4  64.Kb4-b5  65.Kb5-c6  66.Kc6-d6  67.Kd6*e6  68.Ke6-d5  69.Kd5-c4  70.Kc4*b3  71.Kb3-c2  72.Kc2*c1  73.Kc1-d1  74.Kd1-e1  75.Ke1-f1  76.Kf1-g1  77.Kg1-h2  78.Kh2*h3  79.Kh3-g4  80.Kg4-f5  81.Kf5-e6  82.Ke6*d7  83.Kd7-c6  84.Kc6*b6  85.Kb6-a7  86.Ba5-d2

Very interesting matrix, quite original. The pieces play quite well together, and it is the only problem having 7 promoted pieces!

7th

Pascal Wassong
1r1b4/1n1q2pb/3p3p/1K1nn2n/1b6/2p2k1r/B7/6b1
ser-a=>b 83, final position: Ka6, Ba8 (2+16)

1.Kb5-a6   2.Ba2-b1   3.Bb1*h7   4.Bh7-f5   5.Bf5*h3   6.Bh3*d7   7.Ka6-b5   8.Kb5-a4   9.Ka4-b3  10.Kb3-c2  11.Kc2-d1  12.Kd1-e1  13.Ke1-f1  14.Kf1*g1  15.Kg1-f1  16.Kf1-e1  17.Ke1-d1  18.Kd1-c2  19.Kc2-b3  20.Kb3-a4  21.Ka4-b5  22.Kb5-a6  23.Ka6-a7  24.Ka7*b8  25.Kb8*b7  26.Kb7-c8  27.Kc8*d8  28.Kd8-c8  29.Kc8-b7  30.Kb7-a6  31.Ka6-b5  32.Kb5-a4  33.Ka4-b3  34.Kb3-c2  35.Kc2-d1  36.Kd1-e1  37.Ke1-f1  38.Kf1-g1  39.Kg1-h2  40.Kh2-h3  41.Kh3-h4  42.Kh4*h5  43.Kh5-h4  44.Kh4-h3  45.Kh3-h2  46.Kh2-g1  47.Kg1-f1  48.Kf1-e1  49.Ke1-d1  50.Kd1-c2  51.Kc2-b3  52.Kb3-a4  53.Ka4-b5  54.Kb5-a6  55.Ka6-b7  56.Kb7-c8  57.Kc8-d8  58.Kd8-e8  59.Ke8-f8  60.Kf8*g7  61.Kg7*h6  62.Kh6-g5  63.Kg5-f5  64.Kf5-e6  65.Ke6*d5  66.Kd5-e6  67.Ke6-e7  68.Ke7-d8  69.Kd8-c7  70.Kc7-b6  71.Kb6-b5  72.Kb5*b4  73.Kb4*c3  74.Kc3-d4  75.Kd4-d5  76.Kd5*d6  77.Kd6*e5  78.Ke5-d5  79.Bd7-c6  80.Bc6-a8  81.Kd5-c6  82.Kc6-b7  83.Kb7-a6

Nice problem. The two knights in the centre are very strong and provide a nice framework for the kings journey. The last moves are quite interesting, as the king comes to d5 letting the bishop moves to a8 through c6.

8th

Paul Raican
3B4/1r1p4/2pK1n1p/3n3b/5n2/2k2r2/4r1p1/1r1rb3
ser-a=>b 64, final position: Ka8, Ba5 (2+15)

1.Bd8-b6   2.Bb6-e3   3.Kd6-e5   4.Ke5-f5   5.Be3-c5   6.Bc5-f8   7.Bf8*h6   8.Bh6*f4   9.Kf5-g5  10.Bf4-g3  11.Kg5-h4  12.Kh4-h3  13.Kh3-h2  14.Bg3-f2  15.Kh2*g2  16.Kg2-f1  17.Kf1*e2  18.Bf2-e3  19.Be3-c1  20.Ke2*d1  21.Kd1-e2  22.Bc1-e3  23.Be3-f2  24.Ke2-f1  25.Kf1-g2  26.Bf2-g3  27.Kg2-h3  28.Kh3-h4  29.Kh4-g5  30.Bg3-f4  31.Kg5-f5  32.Kf5-e5  33.Bf4-g5  34.Bg5*f6  35.Bf6-g5  36.Bg5-f4  37.Ke5-f5  38.Kf5-g5  39.Kg5*h5  40.Kh5-g6  41.Kg6-f7  42.Kf7-e8  43.Bf4-c7  44.Ke8*d7  45.Kd7*c6  46.Bc7-b6  47.Kc6*b7  48.Kb7-a6  49.Ka6-a5  50.Ka5-a4  51.Ka4-a3  52.Ka3-a2  53.Ka2*b1  54.Kb1-c1  55.Kc1-d1  56.Kd1*e1  57.Ke1-e2  58.Ke2*f3  59.Kf3-e4  60.Ke4*d5  61.Kd5-c6  62.Kc6-b7  63.Kb7-a8  64.Bb6-a5

Quite an interesting one, relatively complex scheme! The bishop / king synergy is quite nice!

9th

James Willson
rb2r3/4n2B/7b/b3p3/1n2n3/pp3k1b/7q/b3b1K1
ser-a=>b 63, final position: Kh3, Be4 (2+16)

1.Kg1*h2 2.Kh2*h3 3.Kh3-h2 4.Kh2-g1 5.Kg1-f1 6.Kf1*e1 7.Ke1-f1 8.Kf1-g1 9.Kg1-h2 10.Kh2-h3 11.Kh3-h4 12.Kh4-h5 13.Kh5*h6 14.Kh6-h5 15.Kh5-h4 16.Kh4-h3 17.Kh3-h2 18.Kh2-g1 19.Kg1-f1 20.Kf1-e1 21.Ke1-d1 22.Kd1-c1 23.Kc1-b1 24.Kb1*a1 25.Ka1-b1 26.Kb1-c1 27.Kc1-d1 28.Kd1-e1 29.Ke1-f1 30.Kf1-g1 31.Kg1-h2 32.Kh2-h3 33.Kh3-h4 34.Kh4-h5 35.Kh5-h6 36.Kh6-g7 37.Kg7-f7 38.Kf7*e8 39.Ke8*e7 40.Ke7-d7 41.Kd7-c8 42.Kc8-b7 43.Kb7*a8 44.Ka8*b8 45.Kb8-c8 46.Kc8-d7 47.Kd7-e6 48.Ke6*e5 49.Ke5-d4 50.Kd4-c4 51.Kc4-b5 52.Kb5*a5 53.Ka5*b4 54.Kb4*a3 55.Ka3*b3 56.Kb3-c2 57.Kc2-d1 58.Kd1-e1 59.Ke1-f1 60.Kf1-g1 61.Kg1-h2 62.Kh2-h3 63.Bh7*e4

One of the first problems I received, and I really liked it. I think it was the first one that had a piece protected by the black king, and which had to be taken as a last move. This I thought would probably be used in other matrices...

10th

Ralf Krätschmer
2Bb4/2n4p/3b1rpK/5n2/8/3k1p1r/7p/8
ser-a=>b 62, final position: Ka5, Ba6 (2+11)

1.Kh6-g5   2.Kg5-g4   3.Kg4*h3   4.Kh3-g4   5.Kg4*f3   6.Kf3-f2   7.Kf2-e1   8.Ke1-d1   9.Kd1-c1  10.Kc1-b2  11.Kb2-b3  12.Kb3-a4  13.Ka4-a5  14.Ka5-b6  15.Kb6-c6  16.Kc6-d7  17.Kd7*d8  18.Kd8-d7  19.Kd7-c6  20.Kc6-b6  21.Kb6-a5  22.Ka5-a4  23.Ka4-b3  24.Kb3-b2  25.Kb2-c1  26.Kc1-d1  27.Kd1-e1  28.Ke1-f2  29.Kf2-f3  30.Kf3-g4  31.Kg4-g5  32.Kg5*f6  33.Kf6-f7  34.Kf7-g8  35.Kg8*h7  36.Kh7*g6  37.Kg6*f5  38.Kf5-g4  39.Kg4-f3  40.Kf3-f2  41.Kf2-e1  42.Ke1-d1  43.Kd1-c1  44.Kc1-b2  45.Kb2-b3  46.Kb3-a4  47.Ka4-a5  48.Ka5-b6  49.Kb6-c6  50.Kc6*d6  51.Kd6-e5  52.Ke5-f4  53.Kf4-g3  54.Kg3*h2  55.Kh2-g3  56.Kg3-f4  57.Kf4-e5  58.Ke5-d6  59.Kd6*c7  60.Kc7-b6  61.Kb6-a5  62.Bc8-a6

Nice problem. Notice how the white bishop prevents a dual when the king is at b6.

11th

Guy Sobrecases
8/4rrr1/2b1rq2/n3p1bp/n7/2k1r1p1/5B1b/3K3r
ser-a=>b 60, final position: Ka1, Be5 (2+16)

1.Bf2-g1   2.Kd1-c1   3.Kc1-b1   4.Kb1-a2   5.Bg1*e3   6.Be3*g5   7.Bg5*f6   8.Bf6*g7   9.Bg7-h6  10.Bh6-e3  11.Be3-g1  12.Ka2-b1  13.Kb1-c1  14.Kc1-d1  15.Kd1-e2  16.Bg1*h2  17.Bh2*g3  18.Bg3-f4  19.Ke2-f2  20.Kf2-g3  21.Bf4-e3  22.Be3-g1  23.Bg1-h2  24.Kg3-h4  25.Kh4*h5  26.Kh5-g5  27.Bh2-g1  28.Bg1-c5  29.Bc5*e7  30.Be7-f6  31.Kg5-g6  32.Kg6*f7  33.Kf7*e6  34.Ke6-d6  35.Kd6-c7  36.Kc7-b8  37.Kb8-a7  38.Ka7-a6  39.Ka6*a5  40.Ka5-a6  41.Ka6-a7  42.Ka7-b8  43.Kb8-c7  44.Kc7*c6  45.Kc6-d5  46.Kd5-e4  47.Ke4-f3  48.Kf3-g2  49.Kg2*h1  50.Kh1-g2  51.Kg2-f3  52.Kf3-e4  53.Ke4-d5  54.Kd5-c6  55.Kc6-b5  56.Kb5*a4  57.Ka4-a3  58.Ka3-a2  59.Ka2-a1  60.Bf6*e5

That is quite a special one! Somewhat complex to understand at first... :-) Very nice...

12th

Pierre Tritten
4bb1b/4p3/2k1p2n/r5Kp/p5np/1Br5/4p1q1/3n4
ser-a=>b 59, final position: Kh8, Bg2 (2+16)

1.Kg5-f4   2.Bb3*d1   3.Bd1-b3   4. Bb3*e6   5.Be6*g4   6.Bg4-f5   7.Bf5-d3   8.Kf4-e3   9.Ke3-d2  10.Bd3-c2  11.Kd2-c1  12.Kc1-b2  13.Bc2-b3  14.Kb2-a3  15.Ka3-b4  16.Kb4*a5  17.Ka5-a6  18.Ka6-a7  19.Ka7-b8  20.Kb8-c8  21.Kc8-d8  22.Kd8*e8  23.Ke8*f8  24.Kf8*e7  25.Ke7-d8  26.Kd8-c8  27.Kc8-b8  28.Kb8-a7  29.Ka7-a6  30.Ka6-a5  31.Ka5*a4  32.Ka4-a3  33.Ka3-b2  34.Bb3- c2  35.Kb2-c1  36.Kc1-d2  37.Bc2-d3  38.Kd2-e3  39.Ke3-f4  40.Bd3*e2  41.Be2-g4  42.Kf4-g5  43.Kg5*h4  44.Kh4*h5  45.Kh5*h6  46.Kh6-h7  47.Kh7*h8  48.Kh8-g7  49.Kg7-f6  50.Kf6-e5  51.Ke5-d4  52.Kd4*c3  53.Kc3-d4  54.Kd4-e5  55.Ke5-f6  56.Kf6-g7  57.Kg7-h8  58.Bg4-h3  59.Bh3*g2

This is a beautiful one! Very original idea... look how the king moves at the end, leaving the beautiful finish! It is the only one using this idea with the queen.


Category B (best solution without a promoted piece in the initial position, minimum 40 moves)
 

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1st

Alexandre Leroux
5Kn1/p4p1b/1p2r3/3p1rpn/4p2p/2k1p3/5b1B/6q1
ser-a=>b 88, final position: Kh6, Bd4 (2+16)

1.Bh2*g1   2.Bg1-h2   3.Bh2-d6   4.Bd6-e7   5.Kf8-e8   6.Ke8-d7   7.Be7-d6   8.Kd7-c6   9.Kc6-b5  10.Kb5-a4  11.Ka4-a3  12.Ka3-a2  13.Ka2-b1  14.Kb1-c1  15.Kc1-d1  16.Kd1-e2  17.Ke2-f1  18.Kf1-g2  19.Kg2-h3  20.Kh3-g4  21.Kg4*h5  22.Kh5-g4  23.Kg4-h3  24.Kh3-g2  25.Kg2-f1  26.Kf1-e2  27.Ke2-d1  28.Kd1-c1  29.Kc1-b1  30.Kb1-a2  31.Ka2-a3  32.Ka3-a4  33.Ka4-b5  34.Kb5-c6  35.Kc6-d7  36.Bd6-e7  37.Kd7-e8  38.Ke8-f8  39.Kf8-g7  40.Kg7*h7  41.Kh7*g8  42.Kg8-f8  43.Kf8-e8  44.Ke8-d7  45.Be7-d6  46.Kd7-c6  47.Kc6-b5  48.Kb5-a4  49.Ka4-a3  50.Ka3-a2  51.Ka2-b1  52.Kb1-c1  53.Kc1-d1  54.Kd1-e2  55.Ke2-f1  56.Kf1-g2  57.Kg2-h3  58.Kh3-g4  59.Kg4*f5  60.Kf5-g4  61.Kg4-h3  62.Kh3-g2  63.Kg2-f1  64.Kf1-e2  65.Ke2-d1  66.Kd1-c1  67.Kc1-b1  68.Kb1-a2  69.Ka2-a3  70.Ka3-a4  71.Ka4-b5  72.Kb5-c6  73.Kc6-d7  74.Bd6-e7  75.Kd7-e8  76.Ke8*f7  77.Kf7*e6  78.Ke6*d5  79.Kd5*e4  80.Ke4-f5  81.Kf5*g5  82.Kg5-h6  83.Be7*h4  84.Bh4*f2  85.Bf2*e3  86.Be3*b6  87.Bb6*a7  88.Ba7-d4

Stunning matrix! Everything works in perfect synergy. Four big king tours, and a beautiful and original finish with the king taking g5, goes to h6, leaving the bishop at e7 to take directly the pawn at h4, and so on until a7... very nice...

2nd

Ivan Skoba
7q/3p1p2/2r1r3/1p2np2/K3p1p1/b6p/1k5p/4Bb1n
ser-a=>b 86, final position: Kd5, Ba3 (2+16)

1.Ka4-a5 2.Be1-h4 3.Bh4-f6 4.Bf6*h8 5.Bh8-f6 6.Bf6-d8 7.Bd8-b6 8.Ka5-a6 9.Ka6-b7 10.Bb6-c7 11.Kb7-c8 12.Kc8-d8 13.Bc7-d6 14.Bd6-e7 15.Kd8-e8 16.Ke8-f8 17.Kf8-g7 18.Be7-f6 19.Kg7-h6 20.Kh6-g5 21.Kg5-f4 22.Kf4-e3 23.Ke3-d2 24.Kd2-e1 25.Ke1*f1 26.Kf1-e2 27.Ke2-e3 28.Ke3-f4 29.Kf4-g5 30.Kg5-h6 31.Kh6-g7 32.Bf6-e7 33.Kg7-f8 34.Kf8-e8 35.Ke8-d8 36.Be7-d6 37.Bd6-c7 38.Kd8-c8 39.Kc8-b7 40.Bc7-b6 41.Kb7-a6 42.Ka6*b5 43.Kb5-a6 44.Ka6-b7 45.Bb6-c7 46.Kb7-c8 47.Kc8-d8 48.Bc7-d6 49.Bd6-e7 50.Kd8-e8 51.Ke8-f8 52.Kf8-g7 53.Be7-f6 54.Kg7-h6 55.Kh6-g5 56.Kg5*f5 57.Kf5*e4 58.Ke4-d4 59.Bf6*e5 60.Be5-d6 61.Bd6-c5 62.Kd4-c4 63.Kc4-b5 64.Bc5-b6 65.Kb5-a6 66.Ka6-b7 67.Bb6-c7 68.Kb7-c8 69.Kc8*d7 70.Bc7-d6 71.Kd7*c6 72.Kc6-d7 73.Bd6-e7 74.Kd7-e8 75.Ke8*f7 76.Kf7*e6 77.Ke6-f5 78.Kf5*g4 79.Kg4*h3 80.Kh3*h2 81.Kh2*h1 82.Kh1-g2 83.Kg2-f3 84.Kf3-e4 85.Ke4-d5 86.Be7*a3

This is no less stunning! Analyze this one carefully... the idea that the knight at e5 cannot be taken before the pawn at b5 is absolutely magnificent! Because then the white king is trapped in the middle of the board, even though it is not directly apparent. The bishop / king synergy is no less spectacular.

 3rd

Miodrag Mladenovic
b5K1/3q4/p3n3/1p3k2/p7/2p1rpr1/pnp1p3/2b4B 
ser-a=>b 71, final position: Kh8, Be6 (2+16)

1.Kg8-h8   2.Bh1-g2   3.Bg2-f1   4.Bf1*e2   5.Be2*b5   6.Bb5*a6   7.Ba6-b7   8.Bb7*a8   9.Ba8-c6  10.Bc6*a4  11.Ba4*d7  12.Kh8-h7  13.Kh7-h6  14.Kh6-h5  15.Kh5-h4  16.Kh4*g3  17.Kg3-h4  18.Kh4-h5  19.Kh5-h6  20.Kh6-h7  21.Kh7-g8  22.Kg8-f7  23.Kf7-e7  24.Ke7-d6  25.Kd6-c6  26.Kc6-b5  27.Kb5-b4  28.Kb4-b3  29.Kb3*c2  30.Kc2*c1  31.Kc1-c2  32.Kc2-b3  33.Kb3-b4  34.Kb4-b5  35.Kb5-c6  36.Kc6-d6  37.Kd6-e7  38.Ke7-f7  39.Kf7-g8  40.Kg8-h7  41.Kh7-h6  42.Kh6-h5  43.Kh5-h4  44.Kh4-g3  45.Kg3-f2  46.Kf2*e3  47.Ke3*f3  48.Kf3-g3  49.Kg3-h4  50.Kh4-h5  51.Kh5-h6  52.Kh6-h7  53.Kh7-g8  54.Kg8-f7  55.Kf7-e7  56.Ke7-d6  57.Kd6-c6  58.Kc6-b5  59.Kb5-b4  60.Kb4*c3  61.Kc3*b2  62.Kb2*a2  63.Ka2-b3  64.Kb3-c4  65.Kc4-d5  66.Kd5-d6  67.Kd6-e7  68.Ke7-f7  69.Kf7-g8  70.Kg8-h8  71.Bd7*e6

This was quite special to me. It was if I remember well the second problem having the black king protecting another piece. And I really saw great prospects for this idea, as it was better by 6 moves than my pre-tournament record! It is a very nice matrix.

4th

Arno Tüngler
1B5r/n2n1p2/2b1pb2/5rp1/p2k1p2/K3pp2/1p6/2q5
ser-a=>b 71, final position: Kb1, Be3 (2+16)

1.Bb8-d6 2.Bd6-f8 3.Bf8-g7 4.Bg7*h8 5.Bh8-g7 6.Bg7-f8 7.Bf8-b4 8.Bb4-d2 9.Bd2*c1 10.Ka3*b2 11.Kb2-c2 12.Kc2-d1 13.Kd1-e1 14.Ke1-f1 15.Kf1-g1 16.Kg1-h2 17.Kh2-h3 18.Kh3-g4 19.Kg4-h5 20.Kh5-h6 21.Kh6-h7 22.Kh7-g8 23.Kg8*f7 24.Kf7*e6 25.Ke6*f5 26.Kf5-g4 27.Kg4-h3 28.Kh3-h2 29.Kh2-g1 30.Kg1-f1 31.Kf1-e1 32.Ke1-d1 33.Kd1-c2 34.Kc2-b2 35.Kb2-a3 36.Ka3-b4 37.Kb4-a5 38.Ka5-a6 39.Ka6*a7 40.Ka7-a6 41.Ka6-a5 42.Ka5-b4 43.Kb4-a3 44.Ka3-b2 45.Kb2-c2 46.Kc2-d1 47.Kd1-e1 48.Ke1-f1 49.Kf1-g1 50.Kg1-h2 51.Kh2-h3 52.Kh3-g4 53.Kg4-f5 54.Kf5-e6 55.Ke6-d6 56.Kd6*c6 57.Kc6-b5 58.Kb5*a4 59.Ka4-b5 60.Kb5-c6 61.Kc6*d7 62.Kd7-e6 63.Ke6*f6 64.Kf6*g5 65.Kg5*f4 66.Kf4*f3 67.Kf3-e2 68.Ke2-d1 69.Kd1-c2 70.Kc2-b1 71.Bc1*e3

Nice matrix, using quite well the strong scheme of the bishop at c6 and knights at a7 and d7.

5th

Pascal Wassong
4b2b/2q4r/5k1p/K2n4/2pnp1rp/2p2p2/6pp/6B1
ser-a=>b 65, final position: Ka8, Be5 (2+16)

1.Ka5-a6   2.Bg1*h2   3.Bh2*c7   4.Ka6-b7   5.Kb7-c8   6.Kc8-d8   7.Kd8*e8   8.Ke8-d8   9.Kd8-c8  10.Kc8-b7  11.Kb7-a6  12.Ka6-a5  13.Ka5-a4  14.Ka4-a3  15.Ka3-a2  16.Ka2-b1  17.Kb1-c1  18.Kc1-d1  19.Kd1-e1  20.Ke1-f2  21.Kf2-g1  22.Kg1-h2  23.Kh2-h3  24.Kh3*g4  25.Kg4*h4  26.Kh4-g3  27.Kg3-f2  28.Kf2-e1  29.Ke1-d1 30.Kd1-c1  31.Kc1-b1  32.Kb1-a2  33.Ka2-a3  34.Ka3-a4  35.Ka4-a5  36.Ka5-a6  37.Ka6-b7  38.Kb7-c8  39.Kc8-d8  40.Kd8-e8  41.Ke8-f8  42.Kf8-g8  43.Kg8*h7  44.Kh7*h6  45.Kh6-h7  46.Kh7*h8  47.Kh8-g8  48.Kg8-f8  49.Kf8-e8  50.Ke8-d7  51.Kd7-d6  52.Kd6*d5  53.Kd5*c4  54.Kc4*c3  55.Kc3*d4  56.Kd4*e4  57.Ke4*f3  58.Kf3*g2  59.Kg2-f3  60.Kf3-e4  61.Ke4-d5  62.Kd5-c6  63.Kc6-b7  64.Kb7-a8  65.Bc7-e5

Also a nice matrix, using several ideas to block the king and force a king route.

6th

Ralf Krätschmer
5n2/1br5/2pnr1Bp/K3p1p1/2k2p2/3ppp2/8/4b3 
ser-a=>b 62, final position: Ka4, Bd3 (2+15)

1.Ka5-a4 2.Ka4-a3 3.Ka3-b2 4.Kb2-c1 5.Kc1-d1 6.Kd1*e1 7.Ke1-d1 8.Kd1-c1 9.Kc1-b2 10.Kb2-a3 11.Ka3-a4 12.Ka4-a5 13.Ka5-b6 14.Kb6*c7 15.Kc7-b6 16.Kb6-a5 17.Ka5-a4 18.Ka4-a3 19.Ka3-b2 20.Kb2-c1 21.Kc1-d1 22.Kd1-e1 23.Ke1-f1 24.Kf1-g1 25.Kg1-h2 26.Kh2-h3 27.Kh3-g4 28.Kg4-h5 29.Kh5*h6 30.Kh6-g7 31.Kg7*f8 32.Kf8-g7 33.Kg7-h6 34.Kh6*g5 35.Kg5-g4 36.Kg4*f3 37.Kf3-g2 38.Kg2-f1 39.Kf1-e1 40.Ke1-d1 41.Kd1-c1 42.Kc1-b2 43.Kb2-a3 44.Ka3-a4 45.Ka4-a5 46.Ka5-b6 47.Kb6-c7 48.Kc7-d7 49.Kd7*e6 50.Ke6*e5 51.Ke5*f4 52.Kf4*e3 53.Ke3-f4 54.Kf4-e5 55.Ke5*d6 56.Kd6-c7 57.Kc7*b7 58.Kb7*c6 59.Kc6-b6 60.Kb6-a5 61.Ka5-a4 62.Bg6*d3

Interesting idea with the pawns at d3, e3 and f3. Quite original.

7th

Cornel Pacurar
8/n2n1p2/2b1p1p1/8/p5rp/2b1k1B1/r7/4K3
ser-a=>b 59, final position: Kf1, Bd2 (2+12)

1.Ke1-d1   2.Kd1-c1   3.Kc1-b1   4.Kb1*a2   5.Ka2-b1   6.Kb1-c2   7.Kc2*c3   8.Kc3-c2   9.Kc2-d1  10.Kd1-e1  11.Ke1-f1  12.Kf1-g1  13.Kg1-h2  14.Kh2-h3  15.Kh3*g4  16.Kg4-h3  17.Kh3-h2  18.Kh2-g1  19.Kg1-f1  20.Kf1-e1  21.Ke1-d1  22.Kd1-c2  23.Kc2-c3  24.Kc3-b4  25.Kb4-a5  26.Ka5-a6  27.Ka6*a7  28.Ka7-a6  29.Ka6-a5  30.Ka5-b4  31.Kb4-c3  32.Kc3-c2  33.Kc2-d1  34.Kd1-e1  35.Ke1-f1  36.Kf1-g1  37.Kg1-h2  38.Kh2-h3  39.Kh3*h4  40.Kh4-g5  41.Kg5-h6  42.Kh6-g7  43.Kg7*f7  44.Kf7*g6  45.Kg6-f7  46.Kf7*e6  47.Ke6-d6  48.Kd6*c6  49.Kc6*d7  50.Kd7-c6  51.Kc6-b5  52.Kb5*a4  53.Ka4-b3  54.Kb3-c2  55.Kc2-d1  56.Kd1-e1  57.Ke1-f1  58.Bg3-e1  59.Be1-d2

Nice and elegant matrix.

8th

Nicolas Dupont
5B2/5bnp/8/3p1r2/4n1K1/2k5/8/8
ser-a=>b 55, final position: Ka8, Bd2 (2+7)

1.Bf8-d6   2.Bd6-f4   3.Kg4-f3   4.Kf3-e2   5.Ke2-d1   6.Kd1-c1   7.Kc1-b1   8.Kb1-a2   9.Ka2-a3  10.Ka3-a4  11.Ka4-b5  12.Kb5-c6  13.Kc6-d7  14.Kd7-e7  15.Ke7-f8  16.Kf8*g7  17.Kg7*h7  18.Kh7-g7  19.Kg7-f8  20.Kf8-e7  21.Ke7-d7  22.Kd7-c6  23.Kc6-b5  24.Kb5-a4  25.Ka4-a3  26.Ka3-a2  27.Ka2-b1  28.Kb1-c1  29.Kc1-d1  30.Kd1-e2  31.Ke2-f3  32.Kf3-g4  33.Kg4*f5  34.Kf5-g4  35.Kg4-f3  36.Kf3-e2  37.Ke2-d1  38.Kd1-c1  39.Kc1-b1  40.Kb1-a2  41.Ka2-a3  42.Ka3-a4  43.Ka4-b5  44.Kb5-c6  45.Kc6-d7  46.Kd7-e7  47.Ke7*f7  48.Kf7-e6  49.Ke6*d5  50.Kd5*e4  51.Ke4-d5  52.Kd5-c6  53.Kc6-b7  54.Kb7-a8  55.Bf4-d2 a=>b

This is a very special one. It was found late in the competition, and is the best found so far with just 7 pieces! Quite elegant...

9th

Guy Sobrecases 
1B6/2p2r2/1pb1p3/n3p2p/n7/2k3p1/7b/K1q4r
ser-a=>b 51, final position: Ka1, Be5 (2+14)

1.Ka1-a2   2.Bb8*c7   3.Bc7*b6   4.Bb6-e3   5.Be3*c1   6.Bc1-e3   7.Be3-g1   8.Ka2-b1   9.Kb1-c1  10.Kc1-d1  11.Kd1-e2  12.Bg1*h2  13.Bh2*g3  14.Bg3-f4  15.Ke2-f2  16.Kf2-g3  17.Bf4-e3  18.Be3-g1  19.Bg1-h2  20.Kg3-h4  21.Kh4*h5  22.Kh5-g6  23.Kg6*f7  24.Kf7*e6  25.Ke6-d6  26.Kd6-c7  27.Kc7-b8  28.Kb8-a7  29.Ka7-a6  30.Ka6*a5  31.Ka5-a6  32.Ka6-a7  33.Ka7-b8  34.Kb8-c7  35.Kc7*c6  36.Kc6-d5  37.Kd5-e4  38.Ke4-f3  39.Kf3-g2  40.Kg2*h1  41.Kh1-g2  42.Kg2-f3  43.Kf3-e4  44.Ke4-d5  45.Kd5-c6  46.Kc6-b5  47.Kb5*a4  48.Ka4-a3  49.Ka3-a2  50.Ka2-a1  51.Bh2*e5 

Very nice one. Notice how the king starts at a1, and ends there too.

10th

Pierre Tritten
b3n3/p4pb1/2k1p3/r5n1/p1p1K1p1/2r4B/4p1q1/8
ser-a=>b 49, final position: Kh8, Bg2 (2+15)

1.Ke4-f4   2.Bh3*g4   3.Bg4*e6   4.Be6*f7   5.Bf7*c4   6.Bc4-d3   7.Kf4-e3   8.Ke3-d2   9.Bd3-c2  10.Kd2-c1  11.Kc1-b2  12.Bc2-b3  13.Kb2-a3  14.Ka3-b4  15.Kb4*a5  16.Ka5-a6  17.Ka6*a7  18.Ka7*a8  19.Ka8-a7  20.Ka7-a6  21.Ka6-a5  22.Ka5*a4  23.Ka4-a3  24.Ka3-b2  25.Bb3-c2  26.Kb2-c1  27.Kc1-d2  28.Bc2-d3  29.Kd2-e3  30.Ke3-f4  31.Bd3*e2  32.Be2-g4  33.Kf4*g5  34.Kg5-g6  35.Kg6-f7  36.Kf7*e8  37.Ke8-f7  38. Kf7*g7  39.Kg7-f6  40.Kf6-e5  41.Ke5-d4  42.Kd4*c3  43.Kc3-d4  44.Kd4-e5  45.Ke5-f6  46.Kf6-g7  47.Kg7-h8  48.Bg4-h3  49.Bh3*g2

Without promoted pieces version of the above problem by Pierre. Really like this one, very original.


Category E (best solution that can include promoted pieces in the initial position, minimum 25 moves (for high))
 

Places

Compositions

1st

 Arno Tüngler
br1b1b1b/b6r/B1K5/5k2/2n4p/5n1r/2r5/1q1r4
ser-a=>b 47, final position: Kh8, Bb7 (2+15)

1.Ba6-b7   2.Bb7*a8   3.Ba8-b7   4.Bb7-a6   5.Ba6-b5   6.Bb5-a4   7.Ba4-b3   8.Bb3-a2   9.Ba2*b1  10.Bb1-a2  11.Ba2-b3  12.Bb3-a4  13.Ba4-b5  14.Bb5-a6  15.Ba6-b7  16.Kc6-b5  17.Kb5-a4  18.Ka4-b3  19.Kb3*c2  20.Kc2*d1  21.Kd1-e2  22.Ke2-f1  23.Kf1-g2  24.Kg2*h3  25.Kh3-g2  26.Kg2*f3  27.Kf3-e2  28.Ke2-d3  29.Kd3*c4  30.Kc4-b5  31.Kb5-a6  32.Ka6*a7  33.Ka7*b8  34.Kb8-c8  35.Kc8*d8  36.Kd8-e8  37.Ke8*f8  38.Kf8-g8  39.Kg8*h7  40.Kh7-h6  41.Kh6-h5  42.Kh5*h4  43.Kh4-h5  44.Kh5-h6  45.Kh6-h7  46.Kh7*h8

  1.Ba6-b7   2.Bb7*a8   3.Ba8-b7   4.Bb7-a6   5.Ba6-b5   6.Bb5-a4   7.Ba4-b3   8.Bb3-a2   9.Ba2*b1  10.Bb1-a2  11.Ba2-b3  12.Bb3-a4  13.Ba4-b5  14.Bb5-a6  15.Ba6-b7  16.Kc6-b5  17.Kb5-a4  18.Ka4-b3  19.Kb3*c2  20.Kc2*d1  21.Kd1-e2  22.Ke2-f1  23.Kf1-g2  24.Kg2*h3  25.Kh3-g2  26.Kg2*f3  27.Kf3-e2  28.Ke2-d3  29.Kd3*c4  30.Kc4-b5  31.Kb5-a6  32.Ka6*a7  33.Ka7*b8  34.Kb8-c8  35.Kc8*d8  36.Kd8-e8  37.Ke8*f8  38.Kf8-g8  39.Kg8*h7  40.Kh7-h6  41.Kh6-h5  42.Kh5*h4  43.Kh4-h5  44.Kh5-h6  45.Kh6-h7  46.Kh7-g8  47.Kg8*h8

Beautiful one, and very original! It is the king which is trapped, and the white bishop must come to its rescue. but he can only do one step at a time, thus not being able to loose a tempo! Everything works perfectly here...

2nd

Cornel Pacurar
1r2n2b/8/b1b1k3/p1n5/7q/rpp1n2K/B7/b1n3r1
ser-a=>b 45, final position: Kf8, Bb3 (2+16)

1.Kh3*h4   2.Kh4-h5   3.Kh5-h6   4.Kh6-h7   5.Kh7*h8   6.Kh8-h7   7.Kh7-h6   8.Kh6-h5   9.Kh5-h4 10.Kh4-h3 11.Kh3-h2  12.Kh2*g1  13.Kg1-f2  14.Kf2*e3  15.Ke3-f2  16.Kf2-e1  17.Ke1-d1 18.Kd1*c1  19.Kc1-b1 20.Kb1*a1 21.Ka1-b1  22.Kb1-c1  23.Kc1-d1  24.Kd1-e1  25.Ke1-f2 26.Kf2-e3  27.Ke3-d4  28.Kd4*c5  29.Kc5*c6 30.Kc6-c5  31.Kc5-d4  32.Kd4*c3  33.Kc3-b2 34.Kb2*a3  35.Ka3-a4  36.Ka4*a5  37.Ka5*a6  38.Ka6-a7 39.Ka7*b8  40.Kb8-c8  41.Kc8-d8 42.Kd8*e8  43.Ke8-f8  44.Ba2*b3

1.Kh3*h4   2.Kh4-h5   3.Kh5-h6   4.Kh6-h7   5.Kh7*h8   6.Kh8-h7   7.Kh7-h6   8.Kh6-h5   9.Kh5-h4 10.Kh4-h3 11.Kh3-h2  12.Kh2*g1  13.Kg1-f2  14.Kf2*e3  15.Ke3-f2  16.Kf2-e1  17.Ke1-d1 18.Kd1*c1  19.Kc1-b1 20.Kb1*a1 21.Ka1-b1  22.Kb1-c1  23.Kc1-d1  24.Kd1-e1  25.Ke1-f2 26.Kf2-e3  27.Ke3-d4  28.Kd4*c5  29.Kc5*c6 30.Kc6-c5  31.Kc5-d4  32.Kd4*c3  33.Kc3-b2 34.Kb2*a3  35.Ka3-a4  36.Ka4*a5  37.Ka5*a6  38.Ka6-a7 39.Ka7*b8  40.Kb8-b7  41.Kb7-c8 42.Kc8-d8  43.Kd8*e8  44.Ke8-f8  45.Ba2*b3

This is also a stunning matrix. The pieces really work in harmony, preventing any loosing of tempo, even though the king route is quite long!

3rd

Alexandre Leroux
1qK1b1b1/r6p/1B3k2/n2p4/3bn3/3n1n1r/p7/1r1n4
ser-a=>b 38, final position: Ke4, Bb6 (2+16)

1.Kc8*b8   2.Kb8-c8   3.Kc8-d8   4.Kd8*e8   5.Ke8-f8   6.Kf8*g8   7.Kg8-f8   8.Kf8-e8   9.Ke8-d8  10.Kd8-c8  11.Kc8-b8  12.Kb8*a7 13.Ka7-a6 14.Ka6*a5  15.Ka5-a4  16.Ka4-a3  17.Ka3*a2  18.Ka2*b1  19.Kb1-c2  20.Kc2*d1  21.Kd1-e2  22.Ke2-f1  23.Kf1-g2  24.Kg2*h3 25.Kh3-g4 26.Kg4-h5  27.Kh5-h6  28.Kh6*h7  29.Kh7-h6  30.Kh6-h5  31.Kh5-g4  32.Kg4*f3  33.Kf3-e2  34.Ke2*d3  35.Kd3*d4  36.Kd4*d5 37.Kd5*e4

1.Kc8*b8   2.Kb8-c8   3.Kc8-d8   4.Kd8*e8   5.Ke8-f8   6.Kf8*g8   7.Kg8-f8   8.Kf8-e8   9.Ke8-d8  10.Kd8-c8  11.Kc8-b8  12.Kb8*a7 13.Ka7-a6 14.Ka6*a5  15.Ka5-a4  16.Ka4-a3  17.Ka3*a2  18.Ka2*b1  19.Kb1-c2  20.Kc2*d1  21.Kd1-e2  22.Ke2-f1  23.Kf1-g2  24.Kg2*h3  25.Kh3-g4 26.Kg4-h5  27.Kh5-h6  28.Kh6*h7  29.Kh7-h6  30.Kh6-h5  31.Kh5-g4  32.Kg4*f3  33.Kf3-e2  34.Ke2*d3  35.Kd3*d4  36.Kd4*d5  37.Kd5-d4 38.Kd4*e4

Very nice one, and the first one that showed some great potential for this category.


Category F
(best solution without a promoted piece in the initial position, minimum 20 moves (for high))
 

Places

Compositions

1st, 2nd

Cornel Pacurar, Arno Tüngler
1Bn5/2p4r/p7/p7/p4k1n/p6p/r7/1qK4b
ser-a=>b 33, final position: Kh5, Bc7 (2+13)

1.Kc1*b1   2.Kb1-c1   3.Kc1-d1   4.Kd1-e1   5.Ke1-f1   6.Kf1-g1   7.Kg1*h1   8.Kh1-g1   9.Kg1-f1  10.Kf1-e1  11.Ke1-d1  12.Kd1-c1 13.Kc1-b1 14.Kb1*a2  15.Ka2*a3  16.Ka3*a4  17.Ka4*a5  18.Ka5*a6  19.Ka6-b7  20.Kb7*c8  21.Kc8-d8  22.Kd8-e8  23.Ke8-f8  24.Kf8-g8  25.Kg8*h7 26.Kh7-h6  27.Kh6-h5  28.Kh5*h4  29.Kh4*h3  30.Kh3-h4  31.Kh4-h5  32.Bb8*c7

1.Kc1*b1   2.Kb1-c1   3.Kc1-d1   4.Kd1-e1   5.Ke1-f1   6.Kf1-g1   7.Kg1*h1   8.Kh1-g1   9.Kg1-f1  10.Kf1-e1  11.Ke1-d1  12.Kd1-c1 13.Kc1-b1 14.Kb1*a2  15.Ka2*a3  16.Ka3*a4  17.Ka4*a5  18.Ka5*a6  19.Ka6-b7  20.Kb7*c8  21.Kc8-d8  22.Kd8-e8  23.Ke8-f8  24.Kf8-g8  25.Kg8*h7 26.Kh7-g7  27.Kg7-h6  28.Kh6-h5  29.Kh5*h4  30.Kh4*h3  31.Kh3-h4  32.Kh4-h5  33.Bb8*c7

Beautiful matrix. The bishop at b8 with the pawn at c7 and king at f4 is a great idea, permitting this problem.

3rd

Ralf Krätschmer
4br2/1B6/3k1n1n/8/7p/7p/7r/b4qK1
ser-a=>b 28, final position: Kb8, Bb7 (2+10)

1.Kg1*f1   2.Kf1-e1   3.Ke1-d1   4.Kd1-c1   5.Kc1-b1   6.Kb1*a1   7.Ka1-b1   8.Kb1-c1   9.Kc1-d1  10.Kd1-e1  11.Ke1-f1  12.Kf1-g1 13.Kg1*h2 14.Kh2*h3  15.Kh3*h4  16.Kh4-g5  17.Kg5*h6  18.Kh6-g7  19.Kg7*f8  20.Kf8-g7  21.Kg7*f6  22.Kf6-g7  23.Kg7-f8  24.Kf8*e8  25.Ke8-d8 26.Kd8-c8  27.Kc8-b8

1.Kg1*f1   2.Kf1-e1   3.Ke1-d1   4.Kd1-c1   5.Kc1-b1   6.Kb1*a1   7.Ka1-b1   8.Kb1-c1   9.Kc1-d1  10.Kd1-e1  11.Ke1-f1 12.Kf1-g1  13.Kg1*h2 14.Kh2*h3  15.Kh3*h4  16.Kh4-g5  17.Kg5*h6  18.Kh6-g7  19.Kg7*f8  20.Kf8-g7  21.Kg7*f6 22.Kf6-g7  23.Kg7-g8  24.Kg8-f8  25.Kf8*e8 26.Ke8-d8  27.Kd8-c8  28.Kc8-b8

Nice problem, quite elegant.

4th

Ivan Skoba
6Bn/8/5k2/7p/7p/7p/7r/b4n1K
ser-a=>b 26, final position: Kd8, Bh7 (2+8)

1.Kh1-g1   2.Kg1*f1   3.Kf1-e1   4.Ke1-d1   5.Kd1-c1   6.Kc1-b1   7.Kb1*a1   8.Ka1-b1   9.Kb1-c1  10.Kc1-d1  11.Kd1-e1  12.Ke1-f1 13.Kf1-g1 14.Kg1*h2  15.Kh2*h3  16.Kh3*h4  17.Kh4*h5  18.Kh5-h6  19.Kh6-h7  20.Kh7*h8  21.Bg8-h7  22.Kh8-g8  23.Kg8-f8  24.Kf8-e8  25.Ke8-d8

1.Kh1-g1   2.Kg1*f1   3.Kf1-e1   4.Ke1-d1   5.Kd1-c1   6.Kc1-b1   7.Kb1*a1   8.Ka1-b1   9.Kb1-c1  10.Kc1-d1  11.Kd1-e1  12.Ke1-f1 13.Kf1-g1 14.Kg1*h2  15.Kh2*h3  16.Kh3*h4  17.Kh4*h5  18.Kh5-h6  19.Kh6-h7  20.Kh7*h8  21.Bg8-h7  22.Kh8-g8  23.Kg8-f8  24.Kf8-e8  25.Ke8-d7 26.Kd7-d8

Also a nice problem, except for the king at f6, all the pieces are on the borders... :-)

5th

Nicolas Dupont
8/8/6Bb/8/5k2/8/7r/n4K2
ser-a=>b 20, final position: Kh3, Bg6 (2+4)

1.Kf1-e1   2.Ke1-d1   3.Kd1-c1   4.Kc1-b1   5.Kb1*a1   6.Ka1-b1   7.Kb1-c1   8.Kc1-d1   9.Kd1-e1  10.Ke1-f1  11.Kf1-g1 12.Kg1*h2 13.Kh2-h3 14.Kh3-h4  15.Kh4-h5  16.Kh5*h6  17.Kh6-h5  18.Kh5-h4  19.Kh4-h3

1.Kf1-e1   2.Ke1-d1   3.Kd1-c1   4.Kc1-b1   5.Kb1*a1   6.Ka1-b1   7.Kb1-c1   8.Kc1-d1   9.Kd1-e1  10.Ke1-f1  11.Kf1-g1 12.Kg1*h2 13.Kh2-g2 14.Kg2-h3  15.Kh3-h4  16.Kh4-h5  17.Kh5*h6  18.Kh6-h5  19.Kh5-h4  20.Kh4-h3

Elegant problem, with just 4 black pieces!


Number of records entries in categories C and D
(minimum 5)

Competitors

Number of records

Ivan Skoba

13

Nicolas Dupont

8

Miodrag Mladenovic

7

Cornel Pacurar

6

Arno Tüngler

5

Ralf Krätschmer

5


Number of records entries in categories G and H
(minimum 5)

Competitors

Number of records

Arno Tüngler

15

Cornel Pacurar

7


Category C
(initial position having at least one promoted piece, and better than equivalent category D ranking)
 

Number of black pieces

Compositions

7

Cornel Pacurar
4b3/3nB3/4b1rK/6n1/8/4k2p/8/8
ser-a=>b 58, final position: Ka4, Bg5 (2+7)

1.Kh6-h5   2.Kh5-h4   3.Kh4-g3   4.Kg3-h2   5.Kh2-g1   6.Kg1-f1   7.Kf1-e1   8.Ke1-d1   9.Kd1-c2  10.Kc2-c3  11.Kc3-b4  12.Kb4-b5  13.Kb5-c6  14.Kc6-c7  15.Kc7-d8  16.Kd8*e8  17.Ke8-d8  18.Kd8-c7  19.Kc7-c6  20.Kc6-b5  21.Kb5-b4  22.Kb4-c3  23.Kc3-c2  24.Kc2-d1  25.Kd1-e1  26.Ke1-f1  27.Kf1-g1  28.Kg1-h2  29.Kh2-g3  30.Kg3-h4  31.Kh4-h5  32.Kh5*g6  33.Kg6*g5  34.Kg5-h4  35.Kh4-g3  36.Kg3-h2  37.Kh2-g1  38.Kg1-f1  39.Kf1-e1  40.Ke1-d1  41.Kd1-c2  42.Kc2-c3  43.Kc3-b4  44.Kb4-b5  45.Kb5-c6  46.Kc6-d6  47.Kd6*e6  48.Ke6-f5  49.Kf5-g4  50.Kg4*h3  51.Kh3-g4  52.Kg4-f5  53.Kf5-e6  54.Ke6*d7  55.Kd7-c6  56.Kc6-b5  57.Kb5-a4  58.Be7-g5 

8

Miodrag Mladenovic
8/2p5/4k1B1/s7/5b1K/4s2s/8/2s1b3
ser-a=>b 65, final position: Kh6, Bg8 (2+8)

1.Kh4-h5   2.Bg6-h7   3.Kh5-g6   4.Kg6-g7   5.Kg7-f8   6.Kf8-e8   7.Ke8-d8   8.Kd8-c8   9.Kc8-b8  10.Kb8-a7  11.Ka7-a6  12.Ka6-b5  13.Kb5-a4  14.Ka4-a3  15.Ka3-b2  16.Kb2*c1  17.Kc1-b2  18.Kb2-a3  19.Ka3-a4  20.Ka4-b5  21.Kb5-c5  22.Kc5-d4  23.Kd4-d3  24.Kd3-e2  25.Ke2*e1  26.Ke1-d2  27.Kd2-c3  28.Kc3-b4  29.Kb4*a5  30.Ka5-a6  31.Ka6-b7  32.Kb7-c8  33.Kc8-d8  34.Kd8-e8  35.Ke8-f8  36.Kf8-g7  37.Kg7-g6  38.Kg6-h5  39.Kh5-h4  40.Kh4*h3  41.Kh3-h4  42.Kh4-h5  43.Kh5-g6  44.Kg6-g7  45.Kg7-f8  46.Kf8-e8  47.Ke8-d8  48.Kd8-c8  49.Kc8-b7  50.Kb7-c6  51.Kc6-c5  52.Kc5-d4  53.Kd4-e4  54.Ke4*f4  55.Kf4*e3  56.Ke3-d4  57.Kd4-c5  58.Kc5-c6  59.Kc6*c7  60.Kc7-d8  61.Kd8-e8  62.Ke8-f8  63.Kf8-g7  64.Kg7-h6  65.Bh7-g8

9

Miodrag Mladenovic
5b2/2p5/4k3/sB6/5b2/K3s2s/8/2s1b3
ser-a=>b 70, final position: Kh6, Bh3 (2+9)

1.Ka3-a4   2.Bb5-f1   3.Ka4-b5   4.Kb5-a6   5.Ka6-a7   6.Ka7-b8   7.Kb8-c8   8.Kc8-d8   9.Kd8-e8  10.Ke8*f8  11.Kf8-e8  12.Ke8-d8  13.Kd8-c8  14.Kc8-b8  15.Kb8-a7  16.Ka7-a6  17.Ka6-b5  18.Kb5-a4  19.Ka4-a3  20.Ka3-b2  21.Kb2*c1  22.Kc1-b2  23.Kb2-a3  24.Ka3-a4  25.Ka4-b5  26.Kb5-c5  27.Kc5-d4  28.Kd4-d3  29.Kd3-e2  30.Ke2*e1  31.Ke1-d2  32.Kd2-c3  33.Kc3-b4  34.Kb4*a5  35.Ka5-a6  36.Ka6-b7  37.Kb7-c8  38.Kc8-d8  39.Kd8-e8  40.Ke8-f8  41.Kf8-g7  42.Kg7-g6  43.Kg6-h5  44.Kh5-h4  45.Kh4*h3  46.Kh3-h4  47.Kh4-h5  48.Kh5-g6  49.Kg6-g7  50.Kg7-f8  51.Kf8-e8  52.Ke8-d8  53.Kd8-c8  54.Kc8-b7  55.Kb7-c6  56.Kc6-c5  57.Kc5-d4  58.Kd4-e4  59.Ke4*f4  60.Kf4*e3  61.Ke3-d4  62.Kd4-c5  63.Kc5-c6  64.Kc6*c7  65.Kc7-d8  66.Kd8-e8  67.Ke8-f8  68.Kf8-g7  69.Kg7-h6  70.Bf1-h3

Nicolas Dupont
b7/5p2/3k4/n6n/2b5/n2n4/8/3b1KB1 
ser-a=>b 70, final position: Ka6, Bg3 (2+9)

1.Bg1-f2 2.Kf1-g1 3.Kg1-h2 4.Kh2-h3 5.Kh3-h4 6.Kh4-g5 7.Kg5-h6 8.Kh6-h7 9.Kh7-g8 10.Kg8-f8 11.Kf8-e8 12.Ke8-d8 13.Kd8-c8 14.Kc8-b8 15.Kb8*a8 16.Ka8-b8 17.Kb8-c8 18.Kc8-d8 19.Kd8-e8 20.Ke8-f8 21.Kf8-g8 22.Kg8-h7 23.Kh7-h6 24.Kh6-g5 25.Kg5-f5 26.Kf5-e4 27.Ke4-e3 28.Ke3-d2 29.Kd2*d1 30.Kd1-e2 31.Ke2-f3 32.Kf3-g4 33.Kg4*h5 34.Kh5-h6 35.Kh6-g7 36.Kg7-f8 37.Kf8-e8 38.Ke8-d8 39.Kd8-c8 40.Kc8-b8 41.Kb8-a7 42.Ka7-b6 43.Kb6*a5 44.Ka5-a4 45.Ka4*a3 46.Ka3-a4 47.Ka4-a5 48.Ka5-b6 49.Kb6-b7 50.Kb7-c8 51.Kc8-d8 52.Kd8-e8 53.Ke8-f8 54.Kf8-g7 55.Kg7-f6 56.Kf6-f5 57.Kf5-e4 58.Ke4-d4 59.Kd4*c4 60.Kc4*d3 61.Kd3-e4 62.Ke4-f5 63.Kf5-f6 64.Kf6*f7 65.Kf7-e8 66.Ke8-d8 67.Kd8-c8 68.Kc8-b7 69.Kb7-a6 70.Bf2-g3

10

Ivan Skoba
7B/3p1p2/2r1r3/1p1rn3/K7/b5b1/1k6/8
ser-a=>b 76, final position: Ke1, Ba3 (2+10)

1.Ka4-a5 2.Bh8-f6 3.Bf6-d8 4.Bd8-b6 5.Ka5-a6 6.Ka6-b7 7.Bb6-c7 8.Kb7-c8 9.Kc8-d8 10.Bc7-d6 11.Bd6-e7 12.Kd8-e8 13.Ke8-f8 14.Kf8-g7 15.Be7-f6 16.Kg7-h6 17.Kh6-g5 18.Kg5-f5 19.Kf5-e4 20.Ke4*d5 21.Kd5-e4 22.Ke4-f5 23.Kf5-g5 24.Kg5-h6 25.Kh6-g7 26.Bf6-e7 27.Kg7-f8 28.Kf8-e8 29.Ke8-d8 30.Be7-d6 31.Bd6-c7 32.Kd8-c8 33.Kc8-b7 34.Bc7-b6 35.Kb7-a6 36.Ka6*b5 37.Kb5-a6 38.Ka6-b7 39.Bb6-c7 40.Kb7-c8 41.Kc8-d8 42.Bc7-d6 43.Bd6-e7 44.Kd8-e8 45.Ke8-f8 46.Kf8-g7 47.Be7-f6 48.Kg7-h6 49.Kh6-g5 50.Kg5-f5 51.Kf5-e4 52.Ke4-d4 53.Bf6*e5 54.Be5-d6 55.Bd6-c5 56.Kd4-c4 57.Kc4-b5 58.Bc5-b6 59.Kb5-a6 60.Ka6-b7 61.Bb6-c7 62.Kb7-c8 63.Kc8*d7 64.Bc7-d6 65.Kd7*c6 66.Kc6-d7 67.Bd6-e7 68.Kd7-e8 69.Ke8*f7 70.Kf7*e6 71.Ke6-f5 72.Kf5-g4 73.Kg4*g3 74.Kg3-f2 75.Kf2-e1 76.Be7*a3 

11

Ivan Skoba
7B/3p1p2/2r1r3/Kn1rn3/6p1/b6n/1k6/8
ser-a=>b 92, final position: Kc8, Ba3 (2+11)

1.Bh8-f6 2.Bf6-d8 3.Bd8-b6 4.Ka5-a6 5.Ka6-b7 6.Bb6-c7 7.Kb7-c8 8.Kc8-d8 9.Bc7-d6 10.Bd6-e7 11.Kd8-e8 12.Ke8-f8 13.Kf8-g7 14.Be7-f6 15.Kg7-h6 16.Kh6-h5 17.Kh5-h4 18.Kh4-g3 19.Kg3-g2 20.Kg2-f1 21.Kf1-e2 22.Ke2-e3 23.Ke3-e4 24.Ke4*d5 25.Kd5-e4 26.Ke4-e3 27.Ke3-e2 28.Ke2-f1 29.Kf1-g2 30.Kg2-g3 31.Kg3-h4 32.Kh4-h5 33.Kh5-h6 34.Kh6-g7 35.Bf6-e7 36.Kg7-f8 37.Kf8-e8 38.Ke8-d8 39.Be7-d6 40.Bd6-c7 41.Kd8-c8 42.Kc8-b7 43.Bc7-b6 44.Kb7-a6 45.Ka6*b5 46.Kb5-a6 47.Ka6-b7 48.Bb6-c7 49.Kb7-c8 50.Kc8-d8 51.Bc7-d6 52.Bd6-e7 53.Kd8-e8 54.Ke8-f8 55.Kf8-g7 56.Be7-f6 57.Kg7-h6 58.Kh6-h5 59.Kh5-h4 60.Kh4-g3 61.Kg3-g2 62.Kg2-f1 63.Kf1-e2 64.Ke2-e3 65.Ke3-d4 66.Bf6*e5 67.Be5-d6 68.Bd6-c5 69.Kd4-c4 70.Kc4-b5 71.Bc5-b6
72.Kb5-a6 73.Ka6-b7 74.Bb6-c7 75.Kb7-c8 76.Kc8*d7 77.Bc7-d6 78.Kd7*c6 79.Kc6-d7 80.Bd6-e7 81.Kd7-e8 82.Ke8*f7 83.Kf7*e6 84.Ke6-f5 85.Kf5*g4 86.Kg4*h3 87.Kh3-g4 88.Kg4-f5 89.Kf5-e6 90.Ke6-d7 91.Kd7-c8 92.Be7*a3 

12

Ivan Skoba
7q/3p1p2/2r1r3/Kn1rn3/6p1/b6n/1k6/4B3
ser-a=>b 95, final position: Kc8, Ba3 (2+12)

1.Be1-h4 2.Bh4-f6 3.Bf6*h8 4.Bh8-f6 5.Bf6-d8 6.Bd8-b6 7.Ka5-a6 8.Ka6-b7 9.Bb6-c7 10.Kb7-c8 11.Kc8-d8 12.Bc7-d6 13.Bd6-e7 14.Kd8-e8 15.Ke8-f8 16.Kf8-g7 17.Be7-f6 18.Kg7-h6 19.Kh6-h5 20.Kh5-h4 21.Kh4-g3 22.Kg3-g2 23.Kg2-f1 24.Kf1-e2 25.Ke2-e3 26.Ke3-e4 27.Ke4*d5 28.Kd5-e4 29.Ke4-e3 30.Ke3-e2 31.Ke2-f1 32.Kf1-g2 33.Kg2-g3 34.Kg3-h4 35.Kh4-h5 36.Kh5-h6 37.Kh6-g7 38.Bf6-e7 39.Kg7-f8 40.Kf8-e8 41.Ke8-d8 42.Be7-d6 43.Bd6-c7 44.Kd8-c8 45.Kc8-b7 46.Bc7-b6 47.Kb7-a6 48.Ka6*b5 49.Kb5-a6 50.Ka6-b7 51.Bb6-c7 52.Kb7-c8 53.Kc8-d8 54.Bc7-d6 55.Bd6-e7 56.Kd8-e8 57.Ke8-f8 58.Kf8-g7 59.Be7-f6 60.Kg7-h6 61.Kh6-h5 62.Kh5-h4 63.Kh4-g3 64.Kg3-g2 65.Kg2-f1 66.Kf1-e2 67.Ke2-e3 68.Ke3-d4 69.Bf6*e5 70.Be5-d6 71.Bd6-c5
72.Kd4-c4 73.Kc4-b5 74.Bc5-b6 75.Kb5-a6 76.Ka6-b7 77.Bb6-c7 78.Kb7-c8 79.Kc8*d7 80.Bc7-d6 81.Kd7*c6 82.Kc6-d7 83.Bd6-e7 84.Kd7-e8 85.Ke8*f7 86.Kf7*e6 87.Ke6-f5 88.Kf5*g4 89.Kg4*h3 90.Kh3-g4 91.Kg4-f5 92.Kf5-e6 93.Ke6-d7 94.Kd7-c8 95.Be7*a3 

13

Ivan Skoba
7B/3p1p2/2r1r3/Kn1rn3/2p3p1/b2p3n/1k6/8
ser-a=>b 97, final position: Kc8, Ba3 (2+13)

1.Bh8-f6 2.Bf6-d8 3.Bd8-b6 4.Ka5-a6 5.Ka6-b7 6.Bb6-c7 7.Kb7-c8 8.Kc8-d8 9.Bc7-d6 10.Bd6-e7 11.Kd8-e8 12.Ke8-f8 13.Kf8-g7 14.Be7-f6 15.Kg7-h6 16.Kh6-h5 17.Kh5-h4 18.Kh4-g3 19.Kg3-g2 20.Kg2-f1 21.Kf1-e1 22.Ke1-d2 23.Kd2-e3 24.Ke3-e4 25.Ke4*d5 26.Kd5-e4 27.Ke4-e3 28.Ke3-d2 29.Kd2-e1 30.Ke1-f1 31.Kf1-g2 32.Kg2-g3 33.Kg3-h4 34.Kh4-h5 35.Kh5-h6 36.Kh6-g7 37.Bf6-e7 38.Kg7-f8 39.Kf8-e8 40.Ke8-d8 41.Be7-d6 42.Bd6-c7 43.Kd8-c8 44.Kc8-b7 45.Bc7-b6 46.Kb7-a6 47.Ka6*b5 48.Kb5-a6 49.Ka6-b7 50.Bb6-c7 51.Kb7-c8 52.Kc8-d8 53.Bc7-d6 54.Bd6-e7 55.Kd8-e8 56.Ke8-f8 57.Kf8-g7 58.Be7-f6 59.Kg7-h6 60.Kh6-h5 61.Kh5-h4 62.Kh4-g3 63.Kg3-g2 64.Kg2-f1 65.Kf1-e1 66.Ke1-d2 67.Kd2-e3 68.Ke3-d4 69.Bf6*e5 70.Be5-d6 71.Bd6-c5
72.Kd4*c4 73.Kc4*d3 74.Kd3-c4 75.Kc4-b5 76.Bc5-b6 77.Kb5-a6 78.Ka6-b7 79.Bb6-c7 80.Kb7-c8 81.Kc8*d7 82.Bc7-d6 83.Kd7*c6 84.Kc6-d7 85.Bd6-e7 86.Kd7-e8 87.Ke8*f7 88.Kf7*e6 89.Ke6-f5 90.Kf5*g4 91.Kg4*h3 92.Kh3-g4 93.Kg4-f5 94.Kf5-e6 95.Ke6-d7 96.Kd7-c8 97.Be7*a3

14

Ivan Skoba
7q/3p1p2/2r1r3/Kn1rn3/2p3p1/b2p3n/1k6/4B3
ser-a=>b 100, final position: Kc8, Ba3 (2+14)

1.Be1-h4 2.Bh4-f6 3.Bf6*h8 4.Bh8-f6 5.Bf6-d8 6.Bd8-b6 7.Ka5-a6 8.Ka6-b7 9.Bb6-c7 10.Kb7-c8 11.Kc8-d8 12.Bc7-d6 13.Bd6-e7 14.Kd8-e8 15.Ke8-f8 16.Kf8-g7 17.Be7-f6 18.Kg7-h6 19.Kh6-h5 20.Kh5-h4 21.Kh4-g3 22.Kg3-g2 23.Kg2-f1 24.Kf1-e1 25.Ke1-d2 26.Kd2-e3 27.Ke3-e4 28.Ke4*d5 29.Kd5-e4 30.Ke4-e3 31.Ke3-d2 32.Kd2-e1 33.Ke1-f1 34.Kf1-g2 35.Kg2-g3 36.Kg3-h4 37.Kh4-h5 38.Kh5-h6 39.Kh6-g7 40.Bf6-e7 41.Kg7-f8 42.Kf8-e8 43.Ke8-d8 44.Be7-d6 45.Bd6-c7 46.Kd8-c8 47.Kc8-b7 48.Bc7-b6 49.Kb7-a6 50.Ka6*b5 51.Kb5-a6 52.Ka6-b7 53.Bb6-c7 54.Kb7-c8 55.Kc8-d8 56.Bc7-d6 57.Bd6-e7 58.Kd8-e8 59.Ke8-f8 60.Kf8-g7 61.Be7-f6 62.Kg7-h6 63.Kh6-h5 64.Kh5-h4 65.Kh4-g3 66.Kg3-g2 67.Kg2-f1 68.Kf1-e1 69.Ke1-d2 70.Kd2-e3 71.Ke3-d4
72.Bf6*e5 73.Be5-d6 74.Bd6-c5 75.Kd4*c4 76.Kc4*d3 77.Kd3-c4 78.Kc4-b5 79.Bc5-b6 80.Kb5-a6 81.Ka6-b7 82.Bb6-c7 83.Kb7-c8 84.Kc8*d7 85.Bc7-d6 86.Kd7*c6 87.Kc6-d7 88.Bd6-e7 89.Kd7-e8 90.Ke8*f7 91.Kf7*e6 92.Ke6-f5 93.Kf5*g4 94.Kg4*h3 95.Kh3-g4 96.Kg4-f5 97.Kf5-e6 98.Ke6-d7 99.Kd7-c8 100.Be7*a3

15

Ivan Skoba
8/3p1p2/2r1rB2/1n1rn3/b1p3p1/b2pK2n/1k6/3n4
ser-a=>b 117, final position: Kc8, Ba3 (2+15)

1.Ke3-d2 2.Kd2-e1 3.Ke1-f1 4.Kf1-g2 5.Kg2-g3 6.Kg3-h4 7.Kh4-h5 8.Kh5-h6 9.Kh6-g7 10.Bf6-e7 11.Kg7-f8 12.Kf8-e8 13.Ke8-d8 14.Be7-d6 15.Bd6-c7 16.Kd8-c8 17.Kc8-b7 18.Bc7-b6 19.Kb7-a6 20.Ka6-a5 21.Ka5*a4 22.Ka4-a5 23.Ka5-a6 24.Ka6-b7 25.Bb6-c7 26.Kb7-c8 27.Kc8-d8 28.Bc7-d6 29.Bd6-e7 30.Kd8-e8 31.Ke8-f8 32.Kf8-g7 33.Be7-f6 34.Kg7-h6 35.Kh6-h5 36.Kh5-h4 37.Kh4-g3 38.Kg3-g2 39.Kg2-f1 40.Kf1-e1 41.Ke1*d1 42.Kd1-d2 43.Kd2-e3 44.Ke3-e4 45.Ke4*d5 46.Kd5-e4 47.Ke4-e3 48.Ke3-d2 49.Kd2-e1 50.Ke1-f1 51.Kf1-g2 52.Kg2-g3 53.Kg3-h4 54.Kh4-h5 55.Kh5-h6 56.Kh6-g7 57.Bf6-e7 58.Kg7-f8 59.Kf8-e8 60.Ke8-d8 61.Be7-d6 62.Bd6-c7 63.Kd8-c8 64.Kc8-b7 65.Bc7-b6 66.Kb7-a6 67.Ka6*b5 68.Kb5-a6 69.Ka6-b7 70.Bb6-c7 71.Kb7-c8
72.Kc8-d8 73.Bc7-d6 74.Bd6-e7 75.Kd8-e8 76.Ke8-f8 77.Kf8-g7 78.Be7-f6 79.Kg7-h6 80.Kh6-h5 81.Kh5-h4 82.Kh4-g3 83.Kg3-g2 84.Kg2-f1 85.Kf1-e1 86.Ke1-d2 87.Kd2-e3 88.Ke3-d4 89.Bf6*e5 90.Be5-d6 91.Bd6-c5 92.Kd4*c4 93.Kc4*d3 94.Kd3-c4 95.Kc4-b5 96.Bc5-b6 97.Kb5-a6 98.Ka6-b7 99.Bb6-c7 100.Kb7-c8 101.Kc8*d7 102.Bc7-d6 103.Kd7*c6 104.Kc6-d7 105.Bd6-e7 106.Kd7-e8 107.Ke8*f7 108.Kf7*e6 109.Ke6-f5 110.Kf5*g4 111.Kg4*h3 112.Kh3-g4 113.Kg4-f5 114.Kf5-e6 115.Ke6-d7 116.Kd7-c8 117.Be7*a3

16

Ivan Skoba (dedicated to Libuše)
3q4/3p1p2/2r1rB2/1n1rn3/b1p3p1/b2pK2n/1k6/3n4
ser-a=>b 118, final position: Kc8, Ba3 (2+16)

1.Ke3-d2 2.Kd2-e1 3.Ke1-f1 4.Kf1-g2 5.Kg2-g3 6.Kg3-h4 7.Kh4-h5 8.Kh5-h6 9.Kh6-g7 10.Bf6*d8 11.Bd8-e7 12.Kg7-f8 13.Kf8-e8 14.Ke8-d8 15.Be7-d6 16.Bd6-c7 17.Kd8-c8 18.Kc8-b7 19.Bc7-b6 20.Kb7-a6 21.Ka6-a5 22.Ka5*a4 23.Ka4-a5 24.Ka5-a6 25.Ka6-b7 26.Bb6-c7 27.Kb7-c8 28.Kc8-d8 29.Bc7-d6 30.Bd6-e7 31.Kd8-e8 32.Ke8-f8 33.Kf8-g7 34.Be7-f6 35.Kg7-h6 36.Kh6-h5 37.Kh5-h4 38.Kh4-g3 39.Kg3-g2 40.Kg2-f1 41.Kf1-e1 42.Ke1*d1 43.Kd1-d2 44.Kd2-e3 45.Ke3-e4 46.Ke4*d5 47.Kd5-e4 48.Ke4-e3 49.Ke3-d2 50.Kd2-e1 51.Ke1-f1 52.Kf1-g2 53.Kg2-g3 54.Kg3-h4 55.Kh4-h5 56.Kh5-h6 57.Kh6-g7 58.Bf6-e7 59.Kg7-f8 60.Kf8-e8 61.Ke8-d8 62.Be7-d6 63.Bd6-c7 64.Kd8-c8 65.Kc8-b7 66.Bc7-b6 67.Kb7-a6 68.Ka6*b5 69.Kb5-a6 70.Ka6-b7 71.Bb6-c7 72.Kb7-c8 73.Kc8-d8 74.Bc7-d6 75.Bd6-e7 76.Kd8-e8 77.Ke8-f8 78.Kf8-g7 79.Be7-f6 80.Kg7-h6 81.Kh6-h5 82.Kh5-h4 83.Kh4-g3 84.Kg3-g2 85.Kg2-f1 86.Kf1-e1 87.Ke1-d2 88.Kd2-e3 89.Ke3-d4 90.Bf6*e5 91.Be5-d6 92.Bd6-c5 93.Kd4*c4 94.Kc4*d3 95.Kd3-c4 96.Kc4-b5 97.Bc5-b6 98.Kb5-a6 99.Ka6-b7 100.Bb6-c7 101.Kb7-c8 102.Kc8*d7 103.Bc7-d6 104.Kd7*c6 105.Kc6-d7 106.Bd6-e7 107.Kd7-e8 108.Ke8*f7 109.Kf7*e6 110.Ke6-f5 111.Kf5*g4 112.Kg4*h3 113.Kh3-g4 114.Kg4-f5 115.Kf5-e6 116.Ke6-d7 117.Kd7-c8 118.Be7*a3


Category D (initial position having no promoted pieces)
 

Number of black pieces

Compositions

1

Nicolas Dupont, Guy Sobrecases, Pascal Wassong, Jacques Dupin, Axel Gilbert, James Willson, Ralf Krätschmer, Cornel Pacurar, Miodrag Mladenovic, Arno Tüngler, Mario Richter, Gilles Regniers, Jacques Rotenberg
8/8/8/8/8/6k1/8/6BK
ser-a=>b 10, final position: Kh7, Bf4 (2+1)

1.Bg1-e3   2.Kh1-g1   3.Kg1-f1   4.Kf1-e2   5.Ke2-d3   6.Kd3-e4   7.Ke4-f5   8.Kf5-g6   9.Kg6-h7  10.Be3-f4 

2

James Willson, Pascal Wassong, Cornel Pacurar, Jacques Dupin, Miodrag Mladenovic, Arno Tüngler, Guy Sobrecases, Ralf Krätschmer, Nicolas Dupont, Jacques Rotenberg
K7/8/8/8/8/2k5/r4B2/8 
ser-a=>b 20, final position: Kh5, Be1 (2+2)

1.Ka8-b7   2.Kb7-c6   3.Kc6-d5   4.Kd5-e4   5.Ke4-f3   6.Kf3-g2   7.Kg2-f1   8.Kf1-e1   9.Ke1-d1  10.Kd1-c1  11.Kc1-b1  12.Kb1*a2  13.Ka2-b1  14.Kb1-c1  15.Kc1-d1  16.Kd1-e2  17.Ke2-f3  18.Kf3-g4  19.Kg4-h5  20.Bf2-e1 

3

James Willson, Cornel Pacurar, Pascal Wassong, Jacques Dupin, Miodrag Mladenovic, Arno Tüngler, Ralf Krätschmer, Nicolas Dupont, Guy Sobrecases
8/8/8/3b4/8/2k5/r4B2/K7 
ser-a=>b 28, final position Kh5, Be1 (2+3)

1.Ka1-b1   2.Kb1-c1   3.Kc1-d1   4.Kd1-e1   5.Ke1-f1   6.Kf1-g1   7.Kg1-h2   8.Kh2-g3   9.Kg3-f4  10.Kf4-e5  11.Ke5*d5  12.Kd5-e4  13.Ke4-f3  14.Kf3-g2  15.Kg2-f1  16.Kf1-e1  17.Ke1-d1  18.Kd1-c1  19.Kc1-b1  20.Kb1*a2  21.Ka2-b1  22.Kb1-c1  23.Kc1-d1  24.Kd1-e2  25.Ke2-f3  26.Kf3-g4  27.Kg4-h5  28.Bf2-e1

4

Arno Tüngler, Miodrag Mladenovic, Cornel Pacurar, Ralf Krätschmer, Nicolas Dupont, Ivan Skoba
8/8/4k3/8/4Bb2/4nK1n/8/8
ser-a=>b 36, final position: Kd8, Bd7 (2+4)

1.Be4-c6   2.Kf3-e4   3.Ke4-d4   4.Kd4-c5   5.Kc5-b6   6.Kb6-b7   7.Kb7-c8   8.Kc8-d8   9.Kd8-e8  10.Ke8-f8  11.Kf8-g7  12.Kg7-g6  13.Kg6-h5  14.Kh5-h4  15.Kh4*h3  16.Kh3-h4  17.Kh4-h5  18.Kh5-g6  19.Kg6-g7  20.Kg7-f8  21.Kf8-e8  22.Ke8-d8  23.Kd8-c8  24.Kc8-b7  25.Kb7-b6  26.Kb6-c5  27.Kc5-d4  28.Kd4-e4  29.Ke4*f4  30.Kf4*e3  31.Ke3-d4  32.Kd4-c5  33.Kc5-b6  34.Kb6-c7  35.Kc7-d8  36.Bc6-d7

5

Arno Tüngler, Cornel Pacurar, Ralf Krätschmer, Nicolas Dupont, Ivan Skoba
8/1p6/3k1B2/8/8/5b2/4nK1n/8
ser-a=>b 45, final position Kh5, Be7 (2+5)

1.Kf2-e3   2.Ke3-d3   3.Kd3-c4   4.Kc4-b5   5.Kb5-b6   6.Kb6-a7   7.Ka7-b8   8.Kb8-c8   9.Kc8-d8  10.Kd8-e8  11.Ke8-f7  12.Kf7-g6  13.Kg6-g5  14.Kg5-h4  15.Kh4-h3  16.Kh3*h2  17.Kh2-h3  18.Kh3-h4  19.Kh4-g5  20.Kg5-g6  21.Kg6-f7  22.Kf7-e8  23.Ke8-d8  24.Kd8-c8  25.Kc8-b8  26.Kb8-a7  27.Ka7-b6  28.Kb6-b5  29.Kb5-c4  30.Kc4-d3  31.Kd3-e3  32.Ke3*f3  33.Kf3*e2  34.Ke2-d3  35.Kd3-c4  36.Kc4-b5  37.Kb5-b6  38.Kb6*b7  39.Kb7-c8  40.Kc8-d8  41.Kd8-e8  42.Ke8-f7  43.Kf7-g6  44.Kg6-h5  45.Bf6-e7

Ivan Skoba
8/8/8/4Br2/8/K4k2/n7/1b1n4 
ser-a=>b 45, final position: Kf1, Be5 (2+5)

1.Ka3-b3 2.Kb3-c4 3.Kc4-d5 4.Kd5-e6 5.Be5-f6 6.Ke6-f7 7.Kf7-g6 8.Bf6-g5 9.Kg6-h5 10.Kh5-h4 11.Kh4-h3 12.Kh3-h2 13.Kh2-g1 14.Kg1-f1 15.Kf1-e1 16.Ke1*d1 17.Kd1-e1 18.Ke1-f1 19.Kf1-g1 20.Kg1-h2 21.Kh2-h3 22.Kh3-h4 23.Kh4-h5 24.Kh5-g6 25.Bg5-f6 26.Kg6-f7 27.Kf7-e6 28.Bf6-e5 29.Ke6-d5 30.Kd5-c4 31.Kc4-b3 32.Kb3-b2 33.Kb2*b1 34.Kb1*a2 35.Ka2-b3 36.Kb3-c4 37.Kc4-d5 38.Kd5-e6 39.Ke6*f5 40.Kf5-g5 41.Kg5-h4 42.Kh4-h3 43.Kh3-h2 44.Kh2-g1 45.Kg1-f1

6

Nicolas Dupont
5B2/5bn1/8/3p1r2/4n1K1/2k5/8/8
ser-a=>b 53, final position: Ka8, Bd2 (2+6)

1.Bf8-d6 2.Bd6-f4 3.Kg4-f3 4.Kf3-e2 5.Ke2-d1 6.Kd1-c1 7.Kc1-b1 8.Kb1-a2 9.Ka2-a3 10.Ka3-a4 11.Ka4-b5 12.Kb5-c6 13.Kc6-d7 14.Kd7-e7 15.Ke7-f8 16.Kf8*g7 17.Kg7-f8 18.Kf8-e7 19.Ke7-d7 20.Kd7-c6 21.Kc6-b5 22.Kb5-a4 23.Ka4-a3 24.Ka3-a2 25.Ka2-b1 26.Kb1-c1 27.Kc1-d1 28.Kd1-e2 29.Ke2-f3 30.Kf3-g4 31.Kg4*f5 32.Kf5-g4 33.Kg4-f3 34.Kf3-e2 35.Ke2-d1 36.Kd1-c1 37.Kc1-b1 38.Kb1-a2 39.Ka2-a3 40.Ka3-a4 41.Ka4-b5 42.Kb5-c6 43.Kc6-d7 44.Kd7-e7 45.Ke7*f7 46.Kf7-e6 47.Ke6*d5 48.Kd5*e4 49.Ke4-d5 50.Kd5-c6 51.Kc6-b7 52.Kb7-a8 53.Bf4-d2

7

Nicolas Dupont
5B2/5bnp/8/3p1r2/4n1K1/2k5/8/8
ser-a=>b 55, final position: Ka8, Bd2 (2+7)

1.Bf8-d6   2.Bd6-f4   3.Kg4-f3   4.Kf3-e2   5.Ke2-d1   6.Kd1-c1   7.Kc1-b1   8.Kb1-a2   9.Ka2-a3  10.Ka3-a4  11.Ka4-b5  12.Kb5-c6  13.Kc6-d7  14.Kd7-e7  15.Ke7-f8  16.Kf8*g7  17.Kg7*h7  18.Kh7-g7  19.Kg7-f8  20.Kf8-e7  21.Ke7-d7  22.Kd7-c6  23.Kc6-b5  24.Kb5-a4  25.Ka4-a3  26.Ka3-a2  27.Ka2-b1  28.Kb1-c1  29.Kc1-d1  30.Kd1-e2  31.Ke2-f3  32.Kf3-g4  33.Kg4*f5  34.Kf5-g4  35.Kg4-f3  36.Kf3-e2  37.Ke2-d1  38.Kd1-c1  39.Kc1-b1  40.Kb1-a2  41.Ka2-a3  42.Ka3-a4  43.Ka4-b5  44.Kb5-c6  45.Kc6-d7  46.Kd7-e7  47.Ke7*f7  48.Kf7-e6  49.Ke6*d5  50.Kd5*e4  51.Ke4-d5  52.Kd5-c6  53.Kc6-b7  54.Kb7-a8  55.Bf4-d2 a=>b

8

Miodrag Mladenovic
8/3B4/4n3/5k2/2p5/2p1rp2/1n6/2b1K3
ser-a=>b 58, final position: Kh8, Be6 (2+8)

1.Ke1-f2   2.Kf2-g3   3.Kg3-h4   4.Kh4-h5   5.Kh5-h6   6.Kh6-h7   7.Kh7-g8   8.Kg8-f7   9.Kf7-e7  10.Ke7-d6  11.Kd6-c6  12.Kc6-b5  13.Kb5-b4  14.Kb4-a3  15.Ka3-a2  16.Ka2-b1  17.Kb1*c1  18.Kc1-b1  19.Kb1-a2  20.Ka2-a3  21.Ka3-b4  22.Kb4-b5  23.Kb5-c6  24.Kc6-d6  25.Kd6-e7  26.Ke7-f7  27.Kf7-g8  28.Kg8-h7  29.Kh7-h6  30.Kh6-h5  31.Kh5-h4  32.Kh4-g3  33.Kg3-f2  34.Kf2*e3  35.Ke3*f3  36.Kf3-g3  37.Kg3-h4  38.Kh4-h5  39.Kh5-h6  40.Kh6-h7  41.Kh7-g8  42.Kg8-f7  43.Kf7-e7  44.Ke7-d6  45.Kd6-c6  46.Kc6-b5  47.Kb5-b4  48.Kb4*c3  49.Kc3*b2  50.Kb2-c3  51.Kc3*c4  52.Kc4-d5  53.Kd5-d6  54.Kd6-e7  55.Ke7-f7  56.Kf7-g8  57.Kg8-h8  58.Bd7*e6

9

Ivan Skoba
8/3b2k1/2p4b/3p4/3n2nK/3r1r2/8/B7
ser-a=>b 69, final position: Kh1, Bh6 (2+9)

1.Ba1-c3 2.Bc3-e1 3.Be1-g3 4.Kh4-h3 5.Kh3-g2 6.Bg3-f2 7.Kg2-f1 8.Kf1-e1 9.Bf2-e3 10.Be3-d2 11.Ke1-d1 12.Kd1-c1 13.Kc1-b2 14.Bd2-c3 15.Kb2-a3 16.Ka3-b4 17.Kb4-c5 18.Kc5-d6 19.Kd6*d7 20.Kd7-d6 21.Kd6-c5 22.Kc5-b4 23.Kb4-a3 24.Ka3-b2 25.Bc3-d2 26.Kb2-c1 27.Kc1-d1 28.Kd1-e1 29.Bd2-e3 30.Be3-f2 31.Ke1-f1 32.Kf1-g2 33.Bf2-g3 34.Kg2-h3 35.Kh3*g4 36.Kg4-h3 37.Kh3-g2 38.Bg3-f2 39.Kg2-f1 40.Kf1-e1 41.Bf2-e3 42.Be3-d2 43.Ke1-d1 44.Kd1-c1 45.Kc1-b2 46.Bd2-c3 47.Kb2-a3 48.Ka3-b4 49.Kb4-c5 50.Kc5-d6 51.Kd6-e5 52.Bc3*d4 53.Bd4-e3 54.Be3-f4 55.Ke5-f5 56.Kf5-g4 57.Bf4-e3 58.Kg4*f3 59.Kf3-e2 60.Ke2*d3 61.Kd3-d4 62.Kd4-c5 63.Kc5*c6 64.Kc6*d5 65.Kd5-e4 66.Ke4-f3 67.Kf3-g2 68.Kg2-h1 69.Be3*h6

10

Ivan Skoba
7B/3p4/2r1r3/1p1nn2p/K7/b7/1k2b3/8 
ser-a=>b 73, final position: Kh3, Ba3 (2+10)

1.Ka4-a5 2.Bh8-f6 3.Bf6-d8 4.Bd8-b6 5.Ka5-a6 6.Ka6-b7 7.Bb6-c7 8.Kb7-c8 9.Kc8-d8 10.Bc7-d6 11.Bd6-e7 12.Kd8-e8 13.Ke8-f8 14.Kf8-g7 15.Be7-f6 16.Kg7-h6 17.Kh6-g5 18.Kg5-h4 19.Kh4-g3 20.Kg3-f2 21.Kf2*e2 22.Ke2-f2 23.Kf2-g3 24.Kg3-h4 25.Kh4*h5 26.Kh5-h6 27.Kh6-g7 28.Bf6-e7 29.Kg7-f8 30.Kf8-e8 31.Ke8-d8 32.Be7-d6 33.Bd6-c7 34.Kd8-c8 35.Kc8-b7 36.Bc7-b6 37.Kb7-a6 38.Ka6*b5 39.Kb5-a6 40.Ka6-b7 41.Bb6-c7 42.Kb7-c8 43.Kc8-d8 44.Bc7-d6 45.Bd6-e7 46.Kd8-e8 47.Ke8-f8 48.Kf8-g7 49.Be7-f6 50.Kg7-h6 51.Kh6-g5 52.Kg5-f5 53.Kf5-e4 54.Ke4-d4 55.Bf6*e5 56.Be5-d6 57.Bd6-c5 58.Kd4-c4 59.Kc4-b5 60.Bc5-b6 61.Kb5-a6 62.Ka6-b7 63.Bb6-c7 64.Kb7-c8 65.Kc8*d7 66.Bc7-d6 67.Kd7*c6 68.Kc6*d5 69.Kd5*e6 70.Ke6-f5 71.Kf5-g4 72.Kg4-h3 73.Bd6*a3

11

Ivan Skoba
7B/3p1p2/2r1r3/1p1nn2p/K7/b7/1k2b3/8 
ser-a=>b 78, final position: Kh1, Ba3 (2+11)

1.Ka4-a5 2.Bh8-f6 3.Bf6-d8 4.Bd8-b6 5.Ka5-a6 6.Ka6-b7 7.Bb6-c7 8.Kb7-c8 9.Kc8-d8 10.Bc7-d6 11.Bd6-e7 12.Kd8-e8 13.Ke8-f8 14.Kf8-g7 15.Be7-f6 16.Kg7-h6 17.Kh6-g5 18.Kg5-h4 19.Kh4-g3 20.Kg3-f2 21.Kf2*e2 22.Ke2-f2 23.Kf2-g3 24.Kg3-h4 25.Kh4*h5 26.Kh5-h6 27.Kh6-g7 28.Bf6-e7 29.Kg7-f8 30.Kf8-e8 31.Ke8-d8 32.Be7-d6 33.Bd6-c7 34.Kd8-c8 35.Kc8-b7 36.Bc7-b6 37.Kb7-a6 38.Ka6*b5 39.Kb5-a6 40.Ka6-b7 41.Bb6-c7 42.Kb7-c8 43.Kc8-d8 44.Bc7-d6 45.Bd6-e7 46.Kd8-e8 47.Ke8-f8 48.Kf8-g7 49.Be7-f6 50.Kg7-h6 51.Kh6-g5 52.Kg5-f5 53.Kf5-e4 54.Ke4-d4 55.Bf6*e5 56.Be5-d6 57.Bd6-c5 58.Kd4-c4 59.Kc4-b5 60.Bc5-b6 61.Kb5-a6 62.Ka6-b7 63.Bb6-c7 64.Kb7-c8 65.Kc8*d7 66.Bc7-d6 67.Kd7*c6 68.Kc6-d7 69.Bd6-e7 70.Kd7-e8 71.Ke8*f7 72.Kf7*e6 73.Ke6*d5 74.Kd5-e4 75.Ke4-f3 76.Kf3-g2 77.Kg2-h1 78.Be7*a3

12

Ivan Skoba
7q/3p1p2/2r1r3/1p1nn2p/K7/b7/1k2b3/4B3
ser-a=>b 81, final position: Kh1, Ba3 (2+12)

1.Ka4-a5 2.Be1-h4 3.Bh4-f6 4.Bf6*h8 5.Bh8-f6 6.Bf6-d8 7.Bd8-b6 8.Ka5-a6 9.Ka6-b7 10.Bb6-c7 11.Kb7-c8 12.Kc8-d8 13.Bc7-d6 14.Bd6-e7 15.Kd8-e8 16.Ke8-f8 17.Kf8-g7 18.Be7-f6 19.Kg7-h6 20.Kh6-g5 21.Kg5-h4 22.Kh4-g3 23.Kg3-f2 24.Kf2*e2 25.Ke2-f2 26.Kf2-g3 27.Kg3-h4 28.Kh4*h5 29.Kh5-h6 30.Kh6-g7 31.Bf6-e7 32.Kg7-f8 33.Kf8-e8 34.Ke8-d8 35.Be7-d6 36.Bd6-c7 37.Kd8-c8 38.Kc8-b7 39.Bc7-b6 40.Kb7-a6 41.Ka6*b5 42.Kb5-a6 43.Ka6-b7 44.Bb6-c7 45.Kb7-c8 46.Kc8-d8 47.Bc7-d6 48.Bd6-e7 49.Kd8-e8 50.Ke8-f8 51.Kf8-g7 52.Be7-f6 53.Kg7-h6 54.Kh6-g5 55.Kg5-f5 56.Kf5-e4 57.Ke4-d4 58.Bf6*e5 59.Be5-d6 60.Bd6-c5 61.Kd4-c4 62.Kc4-b5 63.Bc5-b6 64.Kb5-a6 65.Ka6-b7 66.Bb6-c7 67.Kb7-c8 68.Kc8*d7 69.Bc7-d6 70.Kd7*c6 71.Kc6-d7 72.Bd6-e7 73.Kd7-e8 74.Ke8*f7 75.Kf7*e6 76.Ke6*d5 77.Kd5-e4 78.Ke4-f3 79.Kf3-g2 80.Kg2-h1 81.Be7*a3

13

Alexandre Leroux
5Kn1/5p1b/4r3/3p1rpn/4p2p/2k1p3/5b2/6B1
ser-a=>b 85, final position: Kh6, Bd4 (2+13)

1.Bg1-h2   2.Bh2-d6   3.Bd6-e7   4.Kf8-e8   5.Ke8-d7   6.Be7-d6   7.Kd7-c6   8.Kc6-b5   9.Kb5-a4  10.Ka4-a3  11.Ka3-a2  12.Ka2-b1  13.Kb1-c1  14.Kc1-d1  15.Kd1-e2  16.Ke2-f1  17.Kf1-g2  18.Kg2-h3  19.Kh3-g4  20.Kg4*h5  21.Kh5-g4  22.Kg4-h3  23.Kh3-g2  24.Kg2-f1  25.Kf1-e2  26.Ke2-d1  27.Kd1-c1  28.Kc1-b1  29.Kb1-a2  30.Ka2-a3  31.Ka3-a4  32.Ka4-b5  33.Kb5-c6  34.Kc6-d7  35.Bd6-e7  36.Kd7-e8  37.Ke8-f8  38.Kf8-g7  39.Kg7*h7  40.Kh7*g8  41.Kg8-f8  42.Kf8-e8  43.Ke8-d7  44.Be7-d6  45.Kd7-c6  46.Kc6-b5  47.Kb5-a4  48.Ka4-a3  49.Ka3-a2  50.Ka2-b1  51.Kb1-c1  52.Kc1-d1  53.Kd1-e2  54.Ke2-f1  55.Kf1-g2  56.Kg2-h3  57.Kh3-g4  58.Kg4*f5  59.Kf5-g4  60.Kg4-h3  61.Kh3-g2  62.Kg2-f1  63.Kf1-e2  64.Ke2-d1  65.Kd1-c1  66.Kc1-b1  67.Kb1-a2  68.Ka2-a3  69.Ka3-a4  70.Ka4-b5  71.Kb5-c6  72.Kc6-d7  73.Bd6-e7  74.Kd7-e8  75.Ke8*f7  76.Kf7*e6  77.Ke6*d5  78.Kd5*e4  79.Ke4-f5  80.Kf5*g5  81.Kg5-h6  82.Be7*h4  83.Bh4*f2  84.Bf2*e3  85.Be3-d4

14

Alexandre Leroux
5Kn1/p4p1b/4r3/3p1rpn/4p2p/2k1p3/5b2/6B1 
ser-a=>b 86, final position: Kh6, Bd4 (2+14)

1.Bg1-h2   2.Bh2-d6   3.Bd6-e7   4.Kf8-e8   5.Ke8-d7   6.Be7-d6   7.Kd7-c6   8.Kc6-b5   9.Kb5-a4  10.Ka4-a3  11.Ka3-a2  12.Ka2-b1  13.Kb1-c1  14.Kc1-d1  15.Kd1-e2  16.Ke2-f1  17.Kf1-g2  18.Kg2-h3  19.Kh3-g4  20.Kg4*h5  21.Kh5-g4  22.Kg4-h3  23.Kh3-g2  24.Kg2-f1  25.Kf1-e2  26.Ke2-d1  27.Kd1-c1  28.Kc1-b1  29.Kb1-a2  30.Ka2-a3  31.Ka3-a4  32.Ka4-b5  33.Kb5-c6  34.Kc6-d7  35.Bd6-e7  36.Kd7-e8  37.Ke8-f8  38.Kf8-g7  39.Kg7*h7  40.Kh7*g8  41.Kg8-f8  42.Kf8-e8  43.Ke8-d7  44.Be7-d6  45.Kd7-c6  46.Kc6-b5  47.Kb5-a4  48.Ka4-a3  49.Ka3-a2  50.Ka2-b1  51.Kb1-c1  52.Kc1-d1  53.Kd1-e2  54.Ke2-f1  55.Kf1-g2  56.Kg2-h3  57.Kh3-g4  58.Kg4*f5  59.Kf5-g4  60.Kg4-h3  61.Kh3-g2  62.Kg2-f1  63.Kf1-e2  64.Ke2-d1  65.Kd1-c1  66.Kc1-b1  67.Kb1-a2  68.Ka2-a3  69.Ka3-a4  70.Ka4-b5  71.Kb5-c6  72.Kc6-d7  73.Bd6-e7  74.Kd7-e8  75.Ke8*f7  76.Kf7*e6  77.Ke6*d5  78.Kd5*e4  79.Ke4-f5  80.Kf5*g5  81.Kg5-h6  82.Be7*h4  83.Bh4*f2  84.Bf2*e3  85.Be3*a7  86.Ba7-d4

15

Alexandre Leroux
5Kn1/p4p1b/1p2r3/3p1rpn/4p2p/2k1p3/5b2/6B1
ser-a=>b 87, final position: Kh6, Bd4 (2+15)

1.Bg1-h2   2.Bh2-d6   3.Bd6-e7   4.Kf8-e8   5.Ke8-d7   6.Be7-d6   7.Kd7-c6   8.Kc6-b5   9.Kb5-a4  10.Ka4-a3  11.Ka3-a2  12.Ka2-b1  13.Kb1-c1  14.Kc1-d1  15.Kd1-e2  16.Ke2-f1  17.Kf1-g2  18.Kg2-h3  19.Kh3-g4  20.Kg4*h5  21.Kh5-g4  22.Kg4-h3  23.Kh3-g2  24.Kg2-f1  25.Kf1-e2  26.Ke2-d1  27.Kd1-c1  28.Kc1-b1  29.Kb1-a2  30.Ka2-a3  31.Ka3-a4  32.Ka4-b5  33.Kb5-c6  34.Kc6-d7  35.Bd6-e7  36.Kd7-e8  37.Ke8-f8  38.Kf8-g7  39.Kg7*h7  40.Kh7*g8  41.Kg8-f8  42.Kf8-e8  43.Ke8-d7  44.Be7-d6  45.Kd7-c6  46.Kc6-b5  47.Kb5-a4  48.Ka4-a3  49.Ka3-a2  50.Ka2-b1  51.Kb1-c1  52.Kc1-d1  53.Kd1-e2  54.Ke2-f1  55.Kf1-g2  56.Kg2-h3  57.Kh3-g4  58.Kg4*f5  59.Kf5-g4  60.Kg4-h3  61.Kh3-g2  62.Kg2-f1  63.Kf1-e2  64.Ke2-d1  65.Kd1-c1  66.Kc1-b1  67.Kb1-a2  68.Ka2-a3  69.Ka3-a4  70.Ka4-b5  71.Kb5-c6  72.Kc6-d7  73.Bd6-e7  74.Kd7-e8  75.Ke8*f7  76.Kf7*e6  77.Ke6*d5  78.Kd5*e4  79.Ke4-f5  80.Kf5*g5  81.Kg5-h6  82.Be7*h4  83.Bh4*f2  84.Bf2*e3  85.Be3*b6  86.Bb6*a7  87.Ba7-d4 

16

Alexandre Leroux
5Kn1/p4p1b/1p2r3/3p1rpn/4p2p/2k1p3/5b1B/6q1
ser-a=>b 88, final position: Kh6, Bd4 (2+16)

1.Bh2*g1   2.Bg1-h2   3.Bh2-d6   4.Bd6-e7   5.Kf8-e8   6.Ke8-d7   7.Be7-d6   8.Kd7-c6   9.Kc6-b5  10.Kb5-a4  11.Ka4-a3  12.Ka3-a2  13.Ka2-b1  14.Kb1-c1  15.Kc1-d1  16.Kd1-e2  17.Ke2-f1  18.Kf1-g2  19.Kg2-h3  20.Kh3-g4  21.Kg4*h5  22.Kh5-g4  23.Kg4-h3  24.Kh3-g2  25.Kg2-f1  26.Kf1-e2  27.Ke2-d1  28.Kd1-c1  29.Kc1-b1  30.Kb1-a2  31.Ka2-a3  32.Ka3-a4  33.Ka4-b5  34.Kb5-c6  35.Kc6-d7  36.Bd6-e7  37.Kd7-e8  38.Ke8-f8  39.Kf8-g7  40.Kg7*h7  41.Kh7*g8  42.Kg8-f8  43.Kf8-e8  44.Ke8-d7  45.Be7-d6  46.Kd7-c6  47.Kc6-b5  48.Kb5-a4  49.Ka4-a3  50.Ka3-a2  51.Ka2-b1  52.Kb1-c1  53.Kc1-d1  54.Kd1-e2  55.Ke2-f1  56.Kf1-g2  57.Kg2-h3  58.Kh3-g4  59.Kg4*f5  60.Kf5-g4  61.Kg4-h3  62.Kh3-g2  63.Kg2-f1  64.Kf1-e2  65.Ke2-d1  66.Kd1-c1  67.Kc1-b1  68.Kb1-a2  69.Ka2-a3  70.Ka3-a4  71.Ka4-b5  72.Kb5-c6  73.Kc6-d7  74.Bd6-e7  75.Kd7-e8  76.Ke8*f7  77.Kf7*e6  78.Ke6*d5  79.Kd5*e4  80.Ke4-f5  81.Kf5*g5  82.Kg5-h6  83.Be7*h4  84.Bh4*f2  85.Bf2*e3  86.Be3*b6  87.Bb6*a7  88.Ba7-d4


Category G (initial position having at least one promoted piece, and better than equivalent category H ranking)
 

Number of black pieces

Compositions

9

Arno Tüngler
7B/q6r/1r1p4/4K2b/8/4k2b/8/6rb
ser-a=>b 32, final position: Kh1, Bg7 (2+9)

1.Ke5-f6   2.Bh8-g7   3.Bg7-f8   4.Bf8-e7   5.Be7-d8   6.Bd8-c7   7.Bc7-b8   8.Bb8*a7   9.Ba7-b8  10.Bb8-c7  11.Bc7-d8  12.Bd8-e7  13.Be7-f8  14.Bf8-g7  15.Kf6-e7  16.Ke7-d8  17.Kd8-c7  18.Kc7*b6  19.Kb6-c7  20.Kc7*d6  21.Kd6-e7  22.Ke7-f8  23.Kf8-g8  24.Kg8*h7  25.Kh7-h6  26.Kh6*h5  27.Kh5-h4  28.Kh4*h3  29.Kh3-h2  30.Kh2*g1  31.Kg1*h1

  1.Ke5-f6   2.Bh8-g7   3.Bg7-f8   4.Bf8-e7   5.Be7-d8   6.Bd8-c7   7.Bc7-b8   8.Bb8*a7   9.Ba7-b8  10.Bb8-c7  11.Bc7-d8  12.Bd8-e7  13.Be7-f8  14.Bf8-g7  15.Kf6-e7  16.Ke7-d8  17.Kd8-c7  18.Kc7*b6  19.Kb6-c7  20.Kc7*d6  21.Kd6-e7  22.Ke7-f8  23.Kf8-g8  24.Kg8*h7  25.Kh7-h6  26.Kh6*h5  27.Kh5-h4  28.Kh4*h3  29.Kh3-h2  30.Kh2*g1  31.Kg1-h2  32.Kh2*h1

10

Arno Tüngler
7B/q6r/1r1p4/4K2b/8/4k2b/8/3n2rb
ser-a=>b 38, final position: Kh1, Bg7 (2+10)

  1.Ke5-f6   2.Bh8-g7   3.Bg7-f8   4.Bf8-e7   5.Be7-d8   6.Bd8-c7   7.Bc7-b8   8.Bb8*a7   9.Ba7-b8  10.Bb8-c7  11.Bc7-d8  12.Bd8-e7  13.Be7-f8  14.Bf8-g7  15.Kf6-e7  16.Ke7-d8  17.Kd8-c7  18.Kc7*b6  19.Kb6-c7  20.Kc7*d6  21.Kd6-e7  22.Ke7-f8  23.Kf8-g8  24.Kg8*h7  25.Kh7-h6  26.Kh6*h5  27.Kh5-h4  28.Kh4*h3  29.Kh3-h2  30.Kh2*g1  31.Kg1-f1  32.Kf1-e1  33.Ke1*d1  34.Kd1-e1  35.Ke1-f1  36.Kf1-g1  37.Kg1*h1

  1.Ke5-f6   2.Bh8-g7   3.Bg7-f8   4.Bf8-e7   5.Be7-d8   6.Bd8-c7   7.Bc7-b8   8.Bb8*a7   9.Ba7-b8  10.Bb8-c7  11.Bc7-d8  12.Bd8-e7  13.Be7-f8  14.Bf8-g7  15.Kf6-e7  16.Ke7-d8  17.Kd8-c7  18.Kc7*b6  19.Kb6-c7  20.Kc7*d6  21.Kd6-e7  22.Ke7-f8  23.Kf8-g8  24.Kg8*h7  25.Kh7-h6  26.Kh6*h5  27.Kh5-h4  28.Kh4*h3  29.Kh3-h2  30.Kh2*g1  31.Kg1-f1  32.Kf1-e1  33.Ke1*d1  34.Kd1-e1  35.Ke1-f1  36.Kf1-g1  37.Kg1-h2  38.Kh2*h1

11

Arno Tüngler
5B1b/q6r/1r1p1K2/7b/8/4k2b/8/3n2rb
ser-a=>b 39, final position: Kh1, Bg7 (2+11)

  1.Bf8-g7   2.Bg7*h8   3.Bh8-g7   4.Bg7-f8   5.Bf8-e7   6.Be7-d8   7.Bd8-c7   8.Bc7-b8   9.Bb8*a7  10.Ba7-b8  11.Bb8-c7  12.Bc7-d8  13.Bd8-e7  14.Be7-f8  15.Bf8-g7  16.Kf6-e7  17.Ke7-d8  18.Kd8-c7  19.Kc7*b6  20.Kb6-c7  21.Kc7*d6  22.Kd6-e7  23.Ke7-f8  24.Kf8-g8  25.Kg8*h7  26.Kh7-h6  27.Kh6*h5  28.Kh5-h4  29.Kh4*h3  30.Kh3-h2  31.Kh2*g1  32.Kg1-f1  33.Kf1-e1  34.Ke1*d1  35.Kd1-e1  36.Ke1-f1  37.Kf1-g1  38.Kg1*h1

  1.Bf8-g7   2.Bg7*h8   3.Bh8-g7   4.Bg7-f8   5.Bf8-e7   6.Be7-d8   7.Bd8-c7   8.Bc7-b8   9.Bb8*a7  10.Ba7-b8  11.Bb8-c7  12.Bc7-d8  13.Bd8-e7  14.Be7-f8  15.Bf8-g7  16.Kf6-e7  17.Ke7-d8  18.Kd8-c7  19.Kc7*b6  20.Kb6-c7  21.Kc7*d6  22.Kd6-e7  23.Ke7-f8  24.Kf8-g8  25.Kg8*h7  26.Kh7-h6  27.Kh6*h5  28.Kh5-h4  29.Kh4*h3  30.Kh3-h2  31.Kh2*g1  32.Kg1-f1  33.Kf1-e1  34.Ke1*d1  35.Kd1-e1  36.Ke1-f1  37.Kf1-g1  38.Kg1-h2  39.Kh2*h1

13

Arno Tüngler
Br1b1b2/b6r/8/3K1k1n/2n5/5n1r/2r5/1q1r4
ser-a=>b 42, final position: Kh4, Bb7 (2+13)

1.Kd5-c6   2.Ba8-b7   3.Bb7-a6   4.Ba6-b5   5.Bb5-a4   6.Ba4-b3   7.Bb3-a2   8.Ba2*b1   9.Bb1-a2  10.Ba2-b3  11.Bb3-a4  12.Ba4-b5  13.Bb5-a6  14.Ba6-b7  15.Kc6-b5  16.Kb5-a4  17.Ka4-b3  18.Kb3*c2  19.Kc2*d1  20.Kd1-e2  21.Ke2-f1  22.Kf1-g2  23.Kg2*h3  24.Kh3-g2  25.Kg2*f3  26.Kf3-e2  27.Ke2-d3  28.Kd3*c4  29.Kc4-b5  30.Kb5-a6  31.Ka6*a7  32.Ka7*b8  33.Kb8-c8  34.Kc8*d8  35.Kd8-e8  36.Ke8*f8  37.Kf8-g8  38.Kg8*h7  39.Kh7-h6  40.Kh6*h5  41.Kh5-h4

1.Kd5-c6   2.Ba8-b7   3.Bb7-a6   4.Ba6-b5   5.Bb5-a4   6.Ba4-b3   7.Bb3-a2   8.Ba2*b1   9.Bb1-a2  10.Ba2-b3  11.Bb3-a4  12.Ba4-b5  13.Bb5-a6  14.Ba6-b7  15.Kc6-b5  16.Kb5-a4  17.Ka4-b3  18.Kb3*c2  19.Kc2*d1  20.Kd1-e2  21.Ke2-f1  22.Kf1-g2  23.Kg2*h3  24.Kh3-g2  25.Kg2*f3  26.Kf3-e2  27.Ke2-d3  28.Kd3-c3  29.Kc3*c4  30.Kc4-b5  31.Kb5-a6  32.Ka6*a7  33.Ka7*b8  34.Kb8-c8  35.Kc8*d8  36.Kd8-e8  37.Ke8*f8  38.Kf8-g8  39.Kg8*h7  40.Kh7-h6  41.Kh6*h5  42.Kh5-h4

14

Arno Tüngler
Br1b1b1b/b6r/8/3K1k2/2n4p/5n1r/2r5/1q1r4
ser-a=>b 46, final position: Kh8, Bb7 (2+14)

1.Kd5-c6   2.Ba8-b7   3.Bb7-a6   4.Ba6-b5   5.Bb5-a4   6.Ba4-b3   7.Bb3-a2   8.Ba2*b1   9.Bb1-a2  10.Ba2-b3  11.Bb3-a4  12.Ba4-b5  13.Bb5-a6  14.Ba6-b7  15.Kc6-b5  16.Kb5-a4  17.Ka4-b3  18.Kb3*c2  19.Kc2*d1  20.Kd1-e2  21.Ke2-f1  22.Kf1-g2  23.Kg2*h3  24.Kh3-g2  25.Kg2*f3  26.Kf3-e2  27.Ke2-d3  28.Kd3*c4  29.Kc4-b5  30.Kb5-a6  31.Ka6*a7  32.Ka7*b8  33.Kb8-c8  34.Kc8*d8  35.Kd8-e8  36.Ke8*f8  37.Kf8-g8  38.Kg8*h7  39.Kh7-h6  40.Kh6-h5  41.Kh5*h4  42.Kh4-h5  43.Kh5-h6  44.Kh6-h7  45.Kh7*h8

  1.Kd5-c6   2.Ba8-b7   3.Bb7-a6   4.Ba6-b5   5.Bb5-a4   6.Ba4-b3   7.Bb3-a2   8.Ba2*b1   9.Bb1-a2  10.Ba2-b3  11.Bb3-a4  12.Ba4-b5  13.Bb5-a6  14.Ba6-b7  15.Kc6-b5  16.Kb5-a4  17.Ka4-b3  18.Kb3*c2  19.Kc2*d1  20.Kd1-e2  21.Ke2-f1  22.Kf1-g2  23.Kg2*h3  24.Kh3-g2  25.Kg2*f3  26.Kf3-e2  27.Ke2-d3  28.Kd3*c4  29.Kc4-b5  30.Kb5-a6  31.Ka6*a7  32.Ka7*b8  33.Kb8-c8  34.Kc8*d8  35.Kd8-e8  36.Ke8*f8  37.Kf8-g8  38.Kg8*h7  39.Kh7-h6  40.Kh6-h5  41.Kh5*h4  42.Kh4-h5  43.Kh5-h6  44.Kh6-h7  45.Kh7-g8  46.Kg8*h8

15

Arno Tüngler
br1b1b1b/b6r/B1K5/5k2/2n4p/5n1r/2r5/1q1r4
ser-a=>b 47, final position: Kh8, Bb7 (2+15)

1.Ba6-b7   2.Bb7*a8   3.Ba8-b7   4.Bb7-a6   5.Ba6-b5   6.Bb5-a4   7.Ba4-b3   8.Bb3-a2   9.Ba2*b1  10.Bb1-a2  11.Ba2-b3  12.Bb3-a4  13.Ba4-b5  14.Bb5-a6  15.Ba6-b7  16.Kc6-b5  17.Kb5-a4  18.Ka4-b3  19.Kb3*c2  20.Kc2*d1  21.Kd1-e2  22.Ke2-f1  23.Kf1-g2  24.Kg2*h3  25.Kh3-g2  26.Kg2*f3  27.Kf3-e2  28.Ke2-d3  29.Kd3*c4  30.Kc4-b5  31.Kb5-a6  32.Ka6*a7  33.Ka7*b8  34.Kb8-c8  35.Kc8*d8  36.Kd8-e8  37.Ke8*f8  38.Kf8-g8  39.Kg8*h7  40.Kh7-h6  41.Kh6-h5  42.Kh5*h4  43.Kh4-h5  44.Kh5-h6  45.Kh6-h7  46.Kh7*h8

  1.Ba6-b7   2.Bb7*a8   3.Ba8-b7   4.Bb7-a6   5.Ba6-b5   6.Bb5-a4   7.Ba4-b3   8.Bb3-a2   9.Ba2*b1  10.Bb1-a2  11.Ba2-b3  12.Bb3-a4  13.Ba4-b5  14.Bb5-a6  15.Ba6-b7  16.Kc6-b5  17.Kb5-a4  18.Ka4-b3  19.Kb3*c2  20.Kc2*d1  21.Kd1-e2  22.Ke2-f1  23.Kf1-g2  24.Kg2*h3  25.Kh3-g2  26.Kg2*f3  27.Kf3-e2  28.Ke2-d3  29.Kd3*c4  30.Kc4-b5  31.Kb5-a6  32.Ka6*a7  33.Ka7*b8  34.Kb8-c8  35.Kc8*d8  36.Kd8-e8  37.Ke8*f8  38.Kf8-g8  39.Kg8*h7  40.Kh7-h6  41.Kh6-h5  42.Kh5*h4  43.Kh4-h5  44.Kh5-h6  45.Kh6-h7  46.Kh7-g8  47.Kg8*h8


Category H (initial position having no promoted pieces)
 

Number of black pieces

Compositions

1

Cornel Pacurar, Ralf Krätschmer, Nicolas Dupont, Arno Tüngler
8/8/8/8/8/2k5/B7/K7
ser-a=>b 6, final position: Ka5, Bb1 (2+1)

1.Ba2-b1   2.Ka1-a2   3.Ka2-a3   4.Ka3-a4   5.Ka4-a5

1.Ba2-b1   2.Ka1-a2   3.Ka2-a3   4.Ka3-a4   5.Ka4-b5   6.Kb5-a5

2

Cornel Pacurar, Nicolas Dupont, Ralf Krätschmer, Arno Tüngler
8/8/8/8/8/5k1B/7r/K7
ser-a=>b 12, final position: Ke1, Bf1 (2+2)

1.Ka1-b1   2.Kb1-c1   3.Kc1-d1   4.Kd1-e1   5.Ke1-f1   6.Kf1-g1   7.Kg1*h2   8.Kh2-g1   9.Kg1-f1 10.Kf1-e1  11.Bh3-f1

1.Ka1-b1   2.Kb1-c1   3.Kc1-d1   4.Kd1-e1   5.Ke1-f1   6.Kf1-g1   7.Kg1*h2   8.Kh2-h1   9.Kh1-g1 10.Kg1-f1 11.Kf1-e1  12.Bh3-f1

3

Cornel Pacurar
8/8/8/8/p7/2k5/r7/6BK
ser-a=>b 16, final position: Kd1, Bh2 (2+3)

1.Bg1-h2   2.Kh1-g1   3.Kg1-f1   4.Kf1-e1   5.Ke1-d1   6.Kd1-c1   7.Kc1-b1   8.Kb1*a2   9.Ka2-a3 10.Ka3*a4  11.Ka4-a3  12.Ka3-a2  13.Ka2-b1  14.Kb1-c1  15.Kc1-d1

1.Bg1-h2   2.Kh1-g1   3.Kg1-f1   4.Kf1-e1   5.Ke1-d1   6.Kd1-c1   7.Kc1-b1   8.Kb1*a2   9.Ka2-a3 10.Ka3*a4  11.Ka4-a3  12.Ka3-a2  13.Ka2-a1  14.Ka1-b1  15.Kb1-c1  16.Kc1-d1

Nicolas Dupont, Ralf Krätschmer, Cornel Pacurar, Arno Tüngler
6r1/2B5/4k2K/8/8/8/8/7n
ser-a=>b 16, final position: Kd8, Bc7 (2+3)

1.Kh6-h5   2.Kh5-h4   3.Kh4-h3   4.Kh3-h2   5.Kh2*h1   6.Kh1-h2   7.Kh2-h3   8.Kh3-h4   9.Kh4-h5 10.Kh5-h6  11.Kh6-h7  12.Kh7*g8  13.Kg8-f8  14.Kf8-e8  15.Ke8-d8

1.Kh6-h5   2.Kh5-h4   3.Kh4-h3   4.Kh3-h2   5.Kh2*h1   6.Kh1-h2   7.Kh2-h3   8.Kh3-h4   9.Kh4-h5 10.Kh5-h6  11.Kh6-h7  12.Kh7*g8  13.Kg8-g7  14.Kg7-f8  15.Kf8-e8  16.Ke8-d8

4

Cornel Pacurar, Arno Tüngler, Ralf Krätschmer
n7/8/8/8/8/K4k2/1rB4r/8
ser-a=>b 20, final position: Kh4, Bc2 (2+4)

1.Ka3-a4   2.Ka4-a5   3.Ka5-a6   4.Ka6-a7   5.Ka7*a8   6.Ka8-a7   7.Ka7-a6   8.Ka6-a5   9.Ka5-a4 10.Ka4-a3  11.Ka3*b2  12.Kb2-c1  13.Kc1-d1  14.Kd1-e1  15.Ke1-f1  16.Kf1-g1  17.Kg1*h2  18.Kh2-h3 19.Kh3-h4

1.Ka3-a4   2.Ka4-a5   3.Ka5-a6   4.Ka6-a7   5.Ka7*a8   6.Ka8-a7   7.Ka7-a6   8.Ka6-a5   9.Ka5-a4 10.Ka4-a3  11.Ka3*b2  12.Kb2-b1  13.Kb1-c1  14.Kc1-d1  15.Kd1-e1  16.Ke1-f1  17.Kf1-g1  18.Kg1*h2 19.Kh2-h3  20.Kh3-h4

Cornel Pacurar, Nicolas Dupont
 2K4b/r7/8/2k5/8/pB6/8/8
ser-a=>b 20, final position: Ka6, Bb3 (2+4)

1.Kc8-d8   2.Kd8-e8   3.Ke8-f8   4.Kf8-g8   5.Kg8*h8   6.Kh8-g8   7.Kg8-f8   8.Kf8-e8   9.Ke8-d8 10.Kd8-c8  11.Kc8-b8  12.Kb8*a7  13.Ka7-a6  14.Ka6-a5  15.Ka5-a4  16.Ka4*a3  17.Ka3-a4 18.Ka4-a5  19.Ka5-a6  

1.Kc8-d8   2.Kd8-e8  3.Ke8-f8   4.Kf8-g8   5.Kg8*h8   6.Kh8-g8   7.Kg8-f8   8.Kf8-e8   9.Ke8-d8  10.Kd8-c8 11.Kc8-b8 12.Kb8*a7  13.Ka7-b7  14.Kb7-a6  15.Ka6-a5  16.Ka5-a4  17.Ka4*a3  18.Ka3-a4  19.Ka4-a5 20.Ka5-a6

5

Arno Tüngler
6r1/8/5k2/8/5n2/6B1/7r/b4K2
ser-a=>b 23, final position: Kd8, Bf4 (2+5)

1.Kf1-e1   2.Ke1-d1   3.Kd1-c1   4.Kc1-b1   5.Kb1*a1   6.Ka1-b1   7.Kb1-c1   8.Kc1-d1   9.Kd1-e1 10.Ke1-f1  11.Kf1-g1  12.Kg1*h2  13.Bg3*f4  14.Kh2-h3  15.Kh3-h4  16.Kh4-h5  17.Kh5-h6  18.Kh6-h7 19.Kh7*g8  20.Kg8-f8  21.Kf8-e8  22.Ke8-d8

1.Kf1-e1   2.Ke1-d1   3.Kd1-c1   4.Kc1-b1   5.Kb1*a1   6.Ka1-b1   7.Kb1-c1   8.Kc1-d1   9.Kd1-e1 10.Ke1-f1  11.Kf1-g1  12.Kg1*h2  13.Bg3*f4  14.Kh2-h3  15.Kh3-h4  16.Kh4-h5  17.Kh5-h6  18.Kh6-h7 19.Kh7*g8  20.Kg8-f8  21.Kf8-e8  22.Ke8-d7  23.Kd7-d8

6

Arno Tüngler
8/b7/8/8/7p/3n1k2/K1B4r/1r6
ser-a=>b 26, final position: Ke1, Bd3 (2+6)

1.Ka2-a3   2.Ka3-a4   3.Ka4-a5   4.Ka5-a6   5.Ka6*a7   6.Ka7-a6   7.Ka6-a5   8.Ka5-a4   9.Ka4-a3 10.Ka3-a2  11.Ka2*b1  12.Bc2*d3  13.Kb1-c1  14.Kc1-d1  15.Kd1-e1  16.Ke1-f1  17.Kf1-g1 18.Kg1*h2 19.Kh2-h3  20.Kh3*h4  21.Kh4-h3  22.Kh3-h2  23.Kh2-g1  24.Kg1-f1  25.Kf1-e1

1.Ka2-a3   2.Ka3-a4   3.Ka4-a5   4.Ka5-a6   5.Ka6*a7   6.Ka7-a6   7.Ka6-a5   8.Ka5-a4   9.Ka4-a3 10.Ka3-a2  11.Ka2*b1  12.Bc2*d3  13.Kb1-c1  14.Kc1-d1  15.Kd1-e1  16.Ke1-f1  17.Kf1-g1 18.Kg1*h2 19.Kh2-h3  20.Kh3*h4  21.Kh4-h3  22.Kh3-h2  23.Kh2-h1  24.Kh1-g1  25.Kg1-f1  26.Kf1-e1

7

Arno Tüngler
b7/b7/8/8/7p/3n1k2/K1B4r/1r6
ser-a=>b 28, final position: Ke1, Bd3 (2+7)

1.Ka2-a3   2.Ka3-a4   3.Ka4-a5   4.Ka5-a6   5.Ka6*a7   6.Ka7*a8   7.Ka8-a7   8.Ka7-a6   9.Ka6-a5 10.Ka5-a4  11.Ka4-a3  12.Ka3-a2  13.Ka2*b1  14.Bc2*d3  15.Kb1-c1  16.Kc1-d1  17.Kd1-e1 18.Ke1-f1 19.Kf1-g1  20.Kg1*h2  21.Kh2-h3  22.Kh3*h4  23.Kh4-h3  24.Kh3-h2  25.Kh2-g1  26.Kg1-f1  27.Kf1-e1

1.Ka2-a3   2.Ka3-a4   3.Ka4-a5   4.Ka5-a6   5.Ka6*a7   6.Ka7*a8   7.Ka8-a7   8.Ka7-a6   9.Ka6-a5 10.Ka5-a4  11.Ka4-a3  12.Ka3-a2  13.Ka2*b1  14.Bc2*d3  15.Kb1-c1  16.Kc1-d1  17.Kd1-e1 18.Ke1-f1 19.Kf1-g1  20.Kg1*h2  21.Kh2-h3  22.Kh3*h4  23.Kh4-h3  24.Kh3-h2  25.Kh2-h1  26.Kh1-g1  27.Kg1-f1 28.Kf1-e1

8

Arno Tüngler
b7/b7/8/8/7p/3n1k2/p1B4r/Kr6
ser-a=>b 29, final position: Ke1, Bd3 (2+8)

1.Ka1*a2   2.Ka2-a3   3.Ka3-a4   4.Ka4-a5   5.Ka5-a6   6.Ka6*a7   7.Ka7*a8   8.Ka8-a7   9.Ka7-a6 10.Ka6-a5  11.Ka5-a4  12.Ka4-a3  13.Ka3-a2  14.Ka2*b1  15.Bc2*d3  16.Kb1-c1  17.Kc1-d1 18.Kd1-e1  19.Ke1-f1  20.Kf1-g1  21.Kg1*h2  22.Kh2-h3  23.Kh3*h4  24.Kh4-h3  25.Kh3-h2  26.Kh2-g1 27.Kg1-f1  28.Kf1-e1

1.Ka1*a2   2.Ka2-a3   3.Ka3-a4   4.Ka4-a5   5.Ka5-a6   6.Ka6*a7   7.Ka7*a8   8.Ka8-a7   9.Ka7-a6 10.Ka6-a5  11.Ka5-a4  12.Ka4-a3  13.Ka3-a2  14.Ka2*b1  15.Bc2*d3  16.Kb1-c1  17.Kc1-d1 18.Kd1-e1  19.Ke1-f1  20.Kf1-g1  21.Kg1*h2  22.Kh2-h3  23.Kh3*h4  24.Kh4-h3  25.Kh3-h2  26.Kh2-h1 27.Kh1-g1  28.Kg1-f1  29.Kf1-e1

10

Cornel Pacurar
1r5K/8/b3k3/8/p2n4/1pp5/B7/b3n1r1 
ser-a=>b 30, final position: Kb8, Bb3 (2+10)

1.Kh8-h7   2.Kh7-h6   3.Kh6-h5   4.Kh5-h4   5.Kh4-h3   6.Kh3-h2   7.Kh2*g1   8.Kg1-f2   9.Kf2*e1 10.Ke1-d1  11.Kd1-c1  12.Kc1-b1  13.Kb1*a1  14.Ka1-b1  15.Kb1-c1  16.Kc1-d1  17.Kd1-e1 18.Ke1-f2 19.Kf2-e3  20.Ke3*d4  21.Kd4*c3  22.Kc3-b2  23.Kb2-a3  24.Ka3*a4  25.Ka4-a5  26.Ka5*a6 27.Ka6-a7  28.Ka7*b8  29.Ba2*b3

1.Kh8-h7   2.Kh7-h6   3.Kh6-h5   4.Kh5-h4   5.Kh4-h3   6.Kh3-h2   7.Kh2*g1   8.Kg1-f2   9.Kf2*e1 10.Ke1-d1  11.Kd1-c1  12.Kc1-b1  13.Kb1*a1  14.Ka1-b1  15.Kb1-c1  16.Kc1-d1  17.Kd1-e1 18.Ke1-f2 19.Kf2-e3  20.Ke3-e4  21.Ke4*d4  22.Kd4*c3  23.Kc3-b2  24.Kb2-a3  25.Ka3*a4  26.Ka4-a5 27.Ka5*a6  28.Ka6-a7  29.Ka7*b8  30.Ba2*b3

11

Cornel Pacurar
1r5K/8/b3k3/p1n5/p7/1pp5/B7/b3n1r1
ser-a=>b 32, final position: Kb8, Bb3 (2+11)

1.Kh8-h7   2.Kh7-h6   3.Kh6-h5   4.Kh5-h4   5.Kh4-h3   6.Kh3-h2   7.Kh2*g1   8.Kg1-f2   9.Kf2*e1 10.Ke1-d1  11.Kd1-c1  12.Kc1-b1  13.Kb1*a1  14.Ka1-b1  15.Kb1-c1  16.Kc1-d1  17.Kd1-e1 18.Ke1-f2 19.Kf2-e3  20.Ke3-d4  21.Kd4*c5  22.Kc5-d4  23.Kd4*c3  24.Kc3-b2  25.Kb2-a3  26.Ka3*a4 27.Ka4*a5  28.Ka5*a6  29.Ka6-a7  30.Ka7*b8  31.Ba2*b3

1.Kh8-h7   2.Kh7-h6   3.Kh6-h5   4.Kh5-h4   5.Kh4-h3   6.Kh3-h2   7.Kh2*g1   8.Kg1-f2   9.Kf2*e1 10.Ke1-d1  11.Kd1-c1  12.Kc1-b1  13.Kb1*a1  14.Ka1-b1  15.Kb1-c1  16.Kc1-d1  17.Kd1-e1 18.Ke1-f2 19.Kf2-f3  20.Kf3-e3  21.Ke3-d4  22.Kd4*c5  23.Kc5-d4  24.Kd4*c3  25.Kc3-b2  26.Kb2-a3 27.Ka3*a4 28.Ka4*a5  29.Ka5*a6  30.Ka6-a7  31.Ka7*b8  32.Ba2*b3

13

Cornel Pacurar, Arno Tüngler
1Bn5/2p4r/p7/p7/p4k1n/p6p/r7/1qK4b
ser-a=>b 33, final position: Kh5, Bc7 (2+13)

1.Kc1*b1   2.Kb1-c1   3.Kc1-d1   4.Kd1-e1   5.Ke1-f1   6.Kf1-g1   7.Kg1*h1   8.Kh1-g1   9.Kg1-f1  10.Kf1-e1 11.Ke1-d1  12.Kd1-c1 13.Kc1-b1 14.Kb1*a2  15.Ka2*a3  16.Ka3*a4  17.Ka4*a5  18.Ka5*a6  19.Ka6-b7  20.Kb7*c8 21.Kc8-d8  22.Kd8-e8  23.Ke8-f8  24.Kf8-g8  25.Kg8*h7 26.Kh7-h6  27.Kh6-h5  28.Kh5*h4  29.Kh4*h3  30.Kh3-h4 31.Kh4-h5  32.Bb8*c7

1.Kc1*b1   2.Kb1-c1   3.Kc1-d1   4.Kd1-e1   5.Ke1-f1   6.Kf1-g1   7.Kg1*h1   8.Kh1-g1   9.Kg1-f1  10.Kf1-e1 11.Ke1-d1  12.Kd1-c1 13.Kc1-b1 14.Kb1*a2  15.Ka2*a3  16.Ka3*a4  17.Ka4*a5  18.Ka5*a6  19.Ka6-b7  20.Kb7*c8 21.Kc8-d8  22.Kd8-e8  23.Ke8-f8  24.Kf8-g8  25.Kg8*h7 26.Kh7-g7  27.Kg7-h6  28.Kh6-h5  29.Kh5*h4  30.Kh4*h3 31.Kh3-h4  32.Kh4-h5  33.Bb8*c7

Cornel Pacurar
1r6/8/b3k2p/p1n5/p6q/1pp4K/B7/b3n1r1 
ser-a=>b 33, final position: Kb8, Bb3 (2+13)

1.Kh3*h4   2.Kh4-h5   3.Kh5*h6   4.Kh6-h5   5.Kh5-h4   6.Kh4-h3   7.Kh3-h2   8.Kh2*g1   9.Kg1-f2  10.Kf2*e1  11.Ke1-d1  12.Kd1-c1  13.Kc1-b1  14.Kb1*a1  15.Ka1-b1  16.Kb1-c1  17.Kc1-d1  18.Kd1-e1  19.Ke1-f2  20.Kf2-e3  21.Ke3-d4  22.Kd4*c5  23.Kc5-d4  24.Kd4*c3  25.Kc3-b2  26.Kb2-a3  27.Ka3*a4  28.Ka4*a5  29.Ka5*a6  30.Ka6-a7  31.Ka7*b8  32.Ba2*b3

1.Kh3*h4   2.Kh4-h5   3.Kh5*h6   4.Kh6-h5   5.Kh5-h4   6.Kh4-h3   7.Kh3-h2   8.Kh2*g1   9.Kg1-f2  10.Kf2*e1  11.Ke1-d1  12.Kd1-c1  13.Kc1-b1  14.Kb1*a1  15.Ka1-b1  16.Kb1-c1  17.Kc1-d1  18.Kd1-e1  19.Ke1-f2  20.Kf2-f3  21.Kf3-e3  22.Ke3-d4  23.Kd4*c5  24.Kc5-d4  25.Kd4*c3  26.Kc3-b2  27.Kb2-a3  28.Ka3*a4  29.Ka4*a5  30.Ka5*a6  31.Ka6-a7  32.Ka7*b8  33.Ba2*b3



My pre-tournament humble records :-)

Category A
Itamar Baybish
b1K5/r4p2/p2k1B2/n6n/2b5/n2n3b/7b/3b1n1r
ser-a=>b 92, final position: Kb1, Bf6 (2+15)

1.Kc8-d8   2.Kd8-e8   3.Ke8-f8   4.Kf8-g8   5.Kg8-h7   6.Kh7-h6   7.Kh6-g5   8.Kg5-h4   9.Kh4*h3  10.Kh3-h4 11.Kh4-g5  12.Kg5-h6  13.Kh6-h7  14.Kh7-g8  15.Kg8-f8  16.Kf8-e8  17.Ke8-d8  18.Kd8-c8  19.Kc8-b8  20.Kb8*a7 21.Ka7*a8  22.Ka8-b8  23.Kb8-c8  24.Kc8-d8  25.Kd8-e8  26.Ke8-f8  27.Kf8-g8  28.Kg8-h7  29.Kh7-h6  30.Kh6-g5 31.Kg5-h4  32.Kh4-h3  33.Kh3-g2  34.Kg2*h1  35.Kh1-g2  36.Kg2*f1  37.Kf1-g2  38.Kg2*h2  39.Kh2-h3  40.Kh3-h4 41.Kh4-g5  42.Kg5-f5  43.Kf5-e4  44.Ke4-e3  45.Ke3-d2  46.Kd2*d1  47.Kd1-e2  48.Ke2-f3  49.Kf3-g4  50.Kg4*h5 51.Kh5-h6  52.Kh6-g7  53.Kg7-f8  54.Kf8-e8  55.Ke8-d8  56.Kd8-c8  57.Kc8-b8  58.Kb8-a7  59.Ka7-b6  60.Kb6*a5 61.Ka5-a4  62.Ka4*a3  63.Ka3-a4  64.Ka4-a5  65.Ka5-b6  66.Kb6-b7  67.Kb7-c8  68.Kc8-d8  69.Kd8-e8  70.Ke8-f8 71.Kf8-g7  72.Kg7-h6  73.Kh6-g5  74.Kg5-f5  75.Kf5-e4  76.Ke4-d4  77.Kd4*c4  78.Kc4-b3  79.Kb3-a4  80.Ka4-a5 81.Ka5*a6  82.Ka6-b7  83.Kb7-c8  84.Kc8-d8  85.Kd8-e8  86.Ke8*f7  87.Kf7-g6  88.Kg6-f5  89.Kf5-e4  90.Ke4*d3 91.Kd3-c2  92.Kc2-b1

Category B
Itamar Baybish
3r3b/Bp5r/p2k3p/1p6/2pp4/2p2b2/1q1pn2n/5K2
ser-a=>b 65, final position: Kg8, Bc5 (2+16)

1.Kf1-f2   2.Ba7-b6   3.Bb6*d8   4.Bd8-a5   5.Ba5*c3   6.Bc3*b2   7.Bb2*d4   8.Kf2-e3   9.Ke3*d2  10.Kd2-c2 11.Kc2-b2  12.Kb2-a3  13.Ka3-b4  14.Kb4-a5  15.Ka5-b6  16.Kb6-a7  17.Ka7-b8  18.Kb8-c8  19.Kc8-d8  20.Kd8-e8 21.Ke8-f8  22.Kf8-g8  23.Kg8*h7  24.Kh7*h6  25.Kh6-g5  26.Kg5-h4  27.Kh4-h3  28.Kh3*h2  29.Kh2-h3  30.Kh3-h4 31.Kh4-g5  32.Kg5-g6  33.Kg6-f7  34.Kf7-e8  35.Ke8-d8  36.Kd8-c8  37.Kc8-b8  38.Kb8-a7  39.Ka7-b6  40.Kb6-a5 41.Ka5-b4  42.Kb4-a3  43.Ka3-b2  44.Kb2-c2  45.Kc2-d2  46.Kd2-e3  47.Ke3*f3  48.Kf3*e2  49.Ke2-d2  50.Kd2-c3 51.Kc3-b4  52.Kb4-a5  53.Ka5-b6  54.Kb6*b7  55.Kb7*a6  56.Ka6*b5  57.Kb5*c4  58.Kc4-d3  59.Kd3-e4  60.Ke4-f5 61.Kf5-g6  62.Kg6-h7  63.Kh7*h8  64.Kh8-g8  65.Bd4-c5