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A few final words...

Well, the now classical final words :) You must be growing tired of those...

This has been a long journey, quite longer than usual.

To tell the truth I do not even remember when it started, wait, I'll check... ok beginning of November 2008, that makes it a 5 month tournament! Wow... and we all survived that, incredible :) It may be a little bit too long, I think 3 months should be a maximum, but in the beginning we did not really think about it as a "serious" tournament, it started out quite unofficially. But then as time went on, it was clear that it has grown to a full blown standard competition.

Although a little special as there was no official director. I think it is best to have one that said, to coordinate this.

Well, thank you to all the participants, it has been a very enjoyable tournament as always.

Special thanks to Cornel, for the entire idea, and starting it up.

Now for the tournament itself, well, looking now retrospectively at all the matrices, I realize that many many ideas passed over my head, and that it enables quite a lot of creativity! And there are most probably many more to be discovered.

I will not comment on them this time, if you would like to comment on any, especially your own, feel free to send it to me and I will add it to the specified matrix.

The ideas developed are really incredible/amazing, I will let you enjoy those in silence :)

As all the matrices are now given, do not hesitate to look for improvements in any of them and send them to me. As this tournament has clearly shown, 4 eyes see better than 2, so 2*x eyes with x>2 should see better than 4... :) The improvements will be shown on this page.

A special matrix in the low dimensions is the B2/5/27, quite incredible. It took me a long time to found that one... almost gave up hope. Well, the interesting thing is that all the competitors finally found it, very nice... Arno will send it for publication in the magazine Phenix. And thus it will not be shown here until publication, in order to qualify for being an Original.

And finally congratulation to all the participants, as all have found high marked and original matrices. And of course, to Arno, who is a super strong contender in those tournaments, finishing first in all of the categories, and to Ralf, for also finishing first with Arno in the B1 category!

Please note that there may - actually no - there are certainly errors in this page, please tell me if you spot any, and I will correct it as soon as possible.

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Prizes and compositions

Categories

1st prize

2nd prize

3rd prize

A1

Arno Tüngler

Arno Tüngler & Ralf Krätschmer

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar

B1

Arno Tüngler & Ralf Krätschmer

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha

Arno Tüngler

C

Arno Tüngler

Arno Tüngler & Ralf Krätschmer

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar

Number of records

Arno Tüngler

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar

Special Prize

Ivan Skoba

Most number of Hamster Hops.


Category A1 (best solution that can include promoted pieces in the initial position, minimum 40 moves)
 

Places

Competitors

1st

Arno Tüngler
2k4B/1E6/P2K3B/7N/3NB1P1/2R3P1/4BEPb/5Re1
ser-h=77                                          (15+3)

The double-cones represent Hamsters, for more info, please check the Introduction.

1.Kc8-b8 2.Kb8-a7 3.Ka7-b6 4.Kb6-a5 5.Ka5-b4 6.Kb4*c3 7.Kc3-b4 8.Kb4-a5 9.Ka5-b6 10.Kb6-a7 11.Ka7-b8 12.Kb8-c8 13.Kc8-d8 14.Kd8-e8 15.Ke8-f7 16.Kf7-g8 17.Kg8*h8 18.Kh8-g8 19.Kg8-f7 20.Kf7-e8 21.Ke8-d8 22.Kd8-c8 23.Kc8-b8 24.Kb8-a7 25.Ka7-b6 26.Kb6-a5 27.Ka5-b4 28.Kb4-c3 29.Kc3*d4 30.Kd4*e4 31.Ke4-d4 32.Kd4-c3 33.Kc3-b4 34.Kb4-a5 35.Ka5-b6 36.Kb6-a7 37.Ka7-b8 38.Kb8-c8 39.Kc8-d8 40.Kd8-e8 41.Ke8-f7 42.Kf7-g6 43.Kg6*h6 44.Kh6-g6 45.Kg6-f7 46.Kf7-e8 47.Ke8-d8 48.Kd8-c8 49.Kc8-b8 50.Kb8-a7 51.Ka7-b6 52.Kb6-a5 53.Ka5-b4 54.Kb4-c3 55.Kc3-d2 56.Kd2*e2 57.Ke2-d3 58.Kd3-c4 59.Kc4-b5 60.Kb5*a6 61.Ka6*b7 62.Kb7-c8 63.Kc8-d8 64.Kd8-e8 65.Ke8-f7 66.Kf7-g6 67.Kg6-g5 68.Kg5*g4 69.Kg4*h5 70.Kh5-g4 71.Kg4*g3 72.Kg3-f4 73.Bh2-g3 74.Bg3*f2 75.Kf4-g3 76.Kg3*g2 77.Kg2-h1 Rf1*f2 = 

Arno: "It is regrettable that a quite unattractive composition won this competition… Cornel and Itamar could have avoided this by adding the condition: The black hamster moves at least once! Good luck for me that they didn’t! The problem would be correct if you replace the hamsters on f2 and g1 with dummies (unmovable pieces) and then you can even remove the hamster on b7 that only stands there to hinder additional solutions. So, it is not really a hamster-problem and it contradicts one postulate of Itamar who wrote that “the higher the records, somehow, the more subtle the matrices must be.”

2nd

Arno Tüngler & Ralf Krätschmer
beN2B2/1EE2N2/K1P5/2R2N2/2BR1B2/2R4k/2PN4/8
ser-h=77                                         (15+3)

1.Kh3-g2 2.Kg2-f2 3.Kf2-e1 4.Ke1-d1 5.Kd1-c1 6.Kc1-b2 7.Kb2*c3 8.Kc3*c2 9.Kc2-d1 10.Kd1-e1 11.Ke1-f2 12.Kf2-g2 13.Kg2-h3 14.Kh3-g4 15.Kg4-h5 16.Kh5-g6 17.Kg6-h7 18.Kh7-g8 19.Kg8*f8 20.Kf8-g8 21.Kg8-h7 22.Kh7-g6 23.Kg6-h5 24.Kh5-g4 25.Kg4-h3 26.Kh3-g2 27.Kg2-f2 28.Kf2-e1 29.Ke1-d1 30.Kd1-c2 31.Kc2-c3 32.Kc3-b4 33.Kb4*c5 34.Kc5-b4 35.Kb4-c3 36.Kc3-c2 37.Kc2-d1 38.Kd1-e1 39.Ke1-f2 40.Kf2-g2 41.Kg2-h3 42.Kh3-g4 43.Kg4*f5 44.Kf5-g4 45.Kg4-h3 46.Kh3-g2 47.Kg2-f2 48.Kf2-e1 49.Ke1-d1 50.Kd1-c2 51.Kc2-c3 52.Kc3*d4 53.Kd4-c3 54.Kc3-c2 55.Kc2-d1 56.Kd1-e1 57.Ke1-f2 58.Kf2-g2 59.Kg2-h3 60.Kh3-g4 61.Kg4*f4 62.Kf4-e3 63.Ke3*d2 64.Kd2-c3 65.Kc3*c4 66.Kc4-d5 67.Kd5-e6 68.Ke6*f7 69.Kf7-e8 70.Ke8-d8 71.Kd8*c8 72.Kc8-d8 73.HAb8-c8 74.Kd8*c7 75.Kc7-b8 76.HAc8-c7 77.Ba8*b7+ c*b7=

Arno: "This is much better than the first place but needs unfortunately two promoted pieces more. You see, how the North-West corner with the nice endgame as well as the idea to let the black king have a long way around the bishops and knights is already present in Ralf’s 7th place. It took up to the very end of the competition to achieve an additional 24 moves! A pity that we couldn’t find one move more…"

3rd

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar
N1N1BN2/eN6/BB2RE2/6R1/N7/B1K1P1E1/8/2k5
ser-h=72                                        (15+2)

1.Kc1-b1   2.Kb1-a2   3.Ka2*a3   4.Ka3-a2   5.Ka2-b1   6.Kb1-c1   7.Kc1-d1   8.Kd1-e1   9.Ke1-f2  10.Kf2-g2  11.Kg2-h3  12.Kh3-h4  13.Kh4*g5  14.Kg5-h6  15.Kh6-g7  16.Kg7*f8  17.Kf8-g7  18.Kg7-h6  19.Kh6-g5  20.Kg5-f5  21.Kf5*e6  22.Ke6*f6  23.Kf6-g7  24.Kg7-f8  25.Kf8*e8  26.Ke8-d7  27.Kd7*c8  28.Kc8-b8  29.Kb8*a8  30.Ka8-b8  31.Kb8-c8  32.Kc8-d7  33.Kd7-e6  34.Ke6-f5  35.Kf5-g4  36.Kg4*g3  37.Kg3-f2  38.Kf2-e1  39.Ke1-d1  40.Kd1-c1  41.Kc1-b1  42.Kb1-a2  43.Ka2-a3  44.Ka3*a4  45.Ka4-a3  46.Ka3-a2  47.Ka2-b1  48.Kb1-c1  49.Kc1-d1  50.Kd1-e1  51.Ke1-f2  52.Kf2-f3  53.Kf3-e4  54.Ke4-d5  55.Kd5-c6  56.Kc6*b6  57.Kb6*a6  58.Ka6-b5  59.Kb5-a4  60.Ka4-a3  61.Ka3-a2  62.HAa7-a3  63.Ka2-b1  64.Kb1-c1  65.Kc1-d1  66.Kd1-e2  67.Ke2*e3  68.Ke3-e4  69.Ke4-d5  70.Kd5-c6  71.Kc6-b5  72.Kb5-a4 Kc3-c4 =

Arno: "In the beginning I was convinced that you need the third (moveable but locked-in) black piece if you want to get many moves, since I felt that you cannot avoid early stalemates. This is a wonderful proof that I was wrong: Both Cornel and Itamar believed in that and when you look at the 5th and 6th places you see how they have beautifully connected their fantasy to that masterpiece. 72 moves with excellent ideas (white hamster g3…) and a final that I thought would be unrealistic. Anyhow, now looking at it you get the feeling that something more should be possible – but how?!"

4th

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
eB2R3/N3pR1P/1P1PN3/1B2K3/8/1RP5/5N2/B3Nk2 
ser-h=70                                        (15+3)

1.Kf1-g1   2.Kg1-h2   3.Kh2-g3   4.Kg3-h4   5.Kh4-h5   6.Kh5-g6   7.Kg6*f7   8.Kf7-g6   9.Kg6-h5  10.Kh5-h4  11.Kh4-g3  12.Kg3*f2  13.Kf2*e1  14.Ke1-f2  15.Kf2-f3  16.HAa8-e4  17.Kf3-e3  18.Ke3-d2  19.Kd2-c2  20.Kc2*b3  21.Kb3-a2  22.Ka2*a1  23.Ka1-b2  24.Kb2*c3  25.Kc3-b4  26.Kb4-a5  27.Ka5*b6  28.Kb6-b7  29.HAe4-c6  30.Kb7-b6  31.Kb6-a5  32.Ka5-b4  33.Kb4-c3  34.Kc3-d2  35.Kd2-e3  36.Ke3-f3  37.Kf3-g4  38.Kg4-h5  39.Kh5-g6  40.Kg6-f7  41.Kf7*e8  42.Ke8-f7  43.Kf7-g6  44.Kg6-h5  45.Kh5-g4  46.Kg4-f3  47.HAc6-e4  48.Kf3-e3  49.Ke3-d2  50.Kd2-c3  51.Kc3-b4  52.Kb4-a5  53.Ka5-b6  54.Kb6-b7  55.Kb7*b8  56.Kb8*a7  57.Ka7-b6  58.Kb6*b5  59.Kb5-c6  60.Kc6-d7  61.Kd7-e8  62.Ke8-f7  63.Kf7-g6  64.Kg6*h7  65.HAe4-g6  66.Kh7-g8  67.Kg8-f7  68.Kf7-e8  69.HAg6-f7  70.e7*d6 + Ke5*d6 =

Arno: "Never I would have believed that it is possible to control the hamster when it is out of its cage, at least not in high numbers. And here the hamster does the first move already in the 16th move, when still 54 moves are ahead!! This is far over my intelligence level, and so I can only marvel... Interesting that again two composers with a similar attitude found each other, and when you look at the 8th place you can already imagine how Ivan loved to work with that great idea.  In my opinion, the best in this category!"

5th

Itamar Faybish
6kQ/R7/2K5/N3P3/3PRP2/PE4P1/eN3P2/4B1RB
ser-h=65                                        (16+2)

1.Kg8*h8   2.Kh8-g8   3.Kg8-f8   4.Kf8-e8   5.Ke8-d8   6.Kd8-c8   7.Kc8-b8   8.Kb8*a7   9.Ka7-b8  10.Kb8-c8  11.Kc8-d8  12.Kd8-e7  13.Ke7-e6  14.Ke6-f5  15.Kf5-g4  16.Kg4-h3  17.Kh3-h2  18.Kh2*g1  19.Kg1*h1  20.Kh1-g2  21.Kg2-f3  22.Kf3*e4  23.Ke4-f3  24.Kf3-e2  25.Ke2*e1  26.Ke1*f2  27.Kf2*g3  28.Kg3*f4  29.Kf4-f5  30.Kf5-e6  31.Ke6-e7  32.Ke7-d8  33.Kd8-c8  34.Kc8-b8  35.Kb8-a7  36.Ka7-a6  37.Ka6*a5  38.Ka5-a6  39.Ka6-a7  40.Ka7-b8  41.Kb8-c8  42.Kc8-d8  43.Kd8-e7  44.Ke7-e6  45.Ke6-f5  46.Kf5-e4  47.Ke4*d4  48.Kd4-c3  49.Kc3*b3  50.Kb3*a3  51.Ka3-b4  52.Kb4-a5  53.Ka5-a6  54.Ka6-a7  55.HAa2-a6  56.Ka7-b8  57.Kb8-c8  58.Kc8-d8  59.Kd8-e7  60.Ke7-e6  61.Ke6*e5  62.Ke5-d4  63.Kd4-c3  64.Kc3-b4  65.Kb4-a5 Kc6-c5 =

6th

Cornel Pacurar
4B3/eN6/EB1P4/1P1P3N/2p1N3/2K3PP/R6P/4kR2
ser-h=56                                        (15+3)

1.Ke1*f1   2.Kf1-e1   3.Ke1-d1   4.Kd1-c1   5.Kc1-b1   6.Kb1*a2   7.Ka2-b1   8.Kb1-c1   9.Kc1-d1  10.Kd1-e2  11.Ke2-f3  12.Kf3*e4  13.Ke4-f3  14.Kf3-g2  15.Kg2*h2  16.Kh2*h3  17.Kh3-g4  18.Kg4-g5  19.Kg5-h6  20.Kh6-h7  21.Kh7-g8  22.Kg8-f8  23.Kf8*e8  24.Ke8-f7  25.Kf7-g6  26.Kg6*h5  27.Kh5-g4  28.Kg4*g3  29.Kg3-f3  30.Kf3-e2  31.Ke2-d1  32.Kd1-c1  33.Kc1-b1  34.Kb1-a2  35.Ka2-a3  36.Ka3-a4  37.Ka4*b5  38.Kb5*a6  39.Ka6*b7  40.Kb7-a6  41.Ka6-b5  42.Kb5-a4  43.Ka4-a3  44.Ka3-a2  45.HAa7-a3  46.Ka2-b1  47.Kb1-c1  48.Kc1-d1  49.Kd1-e2  50.Ke2-f3  51.Kf3-e4  52.Ke4*d5  53.Kd5*d6  54.Kd6-c6  55.Kc6-b5  56.Kb5-a4 Kc3*c4 =

7th

Ralf Krätschmer
beN5/1EE5/K1P1NR1N/4P3/4k1BR/1N1NQ3/3R4/B7 
ser-h=53                                        (16+3)

1.Ke4*e3 2.Ke3-e4 3.Ke4-d5 4.Kd5-c4 5.Kc4*b3 6.Kb3-c4 7.Kc4-d5 8.Kd5-e4 9.Ke4-e3 10.Ke3*d2 11.Kd2-c2 12.Kc2-b1 13.Kb1*a1 14.Ka1-b1 15.Kb1-c2 16.Kc2*d3 17.Kd3-e4 18.Ke4*e5 19.Ke5*f6 20.Kf6-e5 21.Ke5-e4 22.Ke4-e3 23.Ke3-f2 24.Kf2-g3 25.Kg3*h4 26.Kh4-g3 27.Kg3-f2 28.Kf2-e3 29.Ke3-e4 30.Ke4-e5 31.Ke5-f6 32.Kf6-g6 33.Kg6*h6 34.Kh6-g6 35.Kg6-f6 36.Kf6-e5 37.Ke5-e4 38.Ke4-e3 39.Ke3-f2 40.Kf2-g3 41.Kg3*g4 42.Kg4-f5 43.Kf5*e6 44.Ke6-f7 45.Kf7-e8 46.Ke8-d8 47.Kd8*c8 48.Kc8-d8 49.HAb8-c8 50.Kd8*c7 51.Kc7-b8 52.HAc8-c7 53.Ba8*b7 + c6*b7 =

8th

Ján Golha
3k1R2/8/1P3NE1/2P1PPPe/8/2PBP1K1/8/BN6
ser-h=48                                        (14+2)

1.Kd8-e7   2.Ke7*f8   3.Kf8-e7   4.Ke7-d8   5.Kd8-c8   6.Kc8-b7   7.Kb7-c6   8.Kc6*c5   9.Kc5*b6  10.Kb6-a5  11.Ka5-a4  12.Ka4-b3  13.Kb3-a2  14.Ka2*a1  15.Ka1-b2  16.Kb2-c1  17.Kc1-d1  18.HAh5-e2  19.Kd1-c1  20.Kc1-b2  21.HAe2-c2  22.Kb2*b1  23.Kb1-a2  24.HAc2-b2  25.Ka2-b3  26.Kb3*c3  27.Kc3-d2  28.Kd2*e3  29.Ke3-d4  30.Kd4*e5  31.Ke5-d4  32.Kd4-e3  33.HAb2-e5  34.HAe5-e4  35.Ke3-d4  36.Kd4-e5  37.Ke5*f5  38.Kf5*g5  39.Kg5*f6  40.Kf6*g6  41.Kg6-h7  42.HAe4-g6  43.Kh7-g8  44.HAg6-g7  45.Kg8-f7  46.Kf7-f6  47.Kf6-g5  48.Kg5-h6 Kg3-h4 =


Category B1
(best solution without a promoted piece in the initial position, minimum 30 moves)
 

Places

Competitors

1st

Arno Tüngler & Ralf Krätschmer
8/6Pe/2K3PR/7P/4NP1k/3PP2Q/2B1RP2/2N3B1 
ser-h=61                                          (15+2)

1.Kh4*h3 2.Kh3-g4 3.Kg4-f5 4.Kf5-e6 5.Ke6-e7 6.Ke7-d8 7.Kd8-c8 8.Kc8-b8 9.Kb8-a7 10.Ka7-a6 11.Ka6-a5 12.Ka5-b4 13.Kb4-a3 14.Ka3-b2 15.Kb2*c1 16.Kc1-b2 17.Kb2-a3 18.Ka3-b4 19.Kb4-a5 20.Ka5-a6 21.Ka6-a7 22.Ka7-b8 23.Kb8-c8 24.Kc8-d8 25.Kd8-e7 26.Ke7-e6 27.Ke6-f5 28.Kf5-g4 29.Kg4-f3 30.Kf3*e2 31.Ke2-f3 32.Kf3-g4 33.Kg4-f5 34.Kf5-e6 35.Ke6-e7 36.Ke7-d8 37.Kd8-c8 38.Kc8-b8 39.Kb8-a7 40.Ka7-a6 41.Ka6-a5 42.Ka5-b4 43.Kb4-a3 44.Ka3-b2 45.Kb2*c2 46.Kc2*d3 47.Kd3*e4 48.Ke4-f3 49.Kf3-g2 50.Kg2*g1 51.Kg1*f2 52.Kf2*e3 53.Ke3*f4 54.Kf4-g5 55.Kg5*h6 56.Kh6*h5 57.Kh5-h4 58.HAh7-h5 59.Kh4-g5 60.Kg5*g6 61.Kg6-h6 g7-g8=Q =

Arno: "Ralf helped me to understand that you do not absolutely need the third black piece. Together with the BSS-scheme in his A1 7th place it was not so hard to come to big numbers in the B-category. The deciding point was then when he showed me the North-East cage, but with another stalemate. Popeye disclosed the possibility with the queen-promotion – and it was ready!"

2nd

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
eF2T3/C3pr1P/1P1PC3/1F2R3/8/2P4P/1P3P2/T7 
ser-h=60                                         (14+3)

1.Kf7-g6   2.Kg6-h5   3.Kh5-h4   4.Kh4*h3   5.Kh3-g2   6.HAa8-f3   7.Kg2*f2   8.Kf2-e3   9.Ke3-d2  10.Kd2-c2  11.Kc2*b2  12.Kb2*a1  13.Ka1-b2  14.Kb2*c3  15.Kc3-b4  16.Kb4-a5  17.Ka5*b6  18.Kb6-b7  19.HAf3-c6  20.Kb7-b6  21.Kb6-a5  22.Ka5-b4  23.Kb4-c3  24.Kc3-d2  25.Kd2-e3  26.Ke3-f3  27.Kf3-g4  28.Kg4-h5  29.Kh5-g6  30.Kg6-f7  31.Kf7*e8  32.Ke8-f7  33.Kf7-g6  34.Kg6-h5  35.Kh5-g4  36.Kg4-f3  37.HAc6-e4  38.Kf3-e3  39.Ke3-d2  40.Kd2-c3  41.Kc3-b4  42.Kb4-a5  43.Ka5-b6  44.Kb6-b7  45.Kb7*b8  46.Kb8*a7  47.Ka7-b6  48.Kb6*b5  49.Kb5-c6  50.Kc6-d7  51.Kd7-e8  52.Ke8-f7  53.Kf7-g6  54.Kg6*h7  55.HAe4-g6  56.Kh7-g8  57.Kg8-f7  58.Kf7-e8  59.HAg6-f7  60.e7*d6 + Ke5*d6 =

Arno: "Probably the best achievement in the whole tournament (as it is without promoted pieces), that could easily win a price at any fairy competition in an informal tournament. Who knows, maybe it will be published in the FIDE-Album (or how they will be named in the future…)?!"

3rd

Arno Tüngler
7N/5P2/ePBB1P2/Pp3N2/5P2/2K1R1P1/Q3P2R/1k6
ser-h=58                                          (15+3)

1.Kb1*a2 2.Ka2-b1 3.Kb1-c1 4.Kc1-d1 5.Kd1-e1 6.Ke1-f1 7.Kf1-g1 8.Kg1*h2 9.Kh2-h3 10.Kh3-g4 11.Kg4*f5 12.Kf5-g4 13.Kg4-h3 14.Kh3-h2 15.Kh2-g1 16.Kg1-f2 17.Kf2*e3 18.Ke3-f2 19.Kf2*g3 20.Kg3-g4 21.Kg4-f5 22.Kf5*f6 23.Kf6-g7 24.Kg7*h8 25.Kh8-g7 26.Kg7*f7 27.Kf7-e6 28.Ke6*d6 29.Kd6-e6 30.Ke6-f5 31.Kf5*f4 32.Kf4-e3 33.Ke3*e2 34.Ke2-d1 35.Kd1-c1 36.Kc1-b1 37.Kb1-a2 38.Ka2-a3 39.Ka3-a4 40.Ka4*a5 41.Ka5-a4 42.Ka4-a3 43.Ka3-a2 44.Ka2-a1 45.HAa6-a2 46.Ka1-b1 47.Kb1-c1 48.Kc1-d1 49.Kd1-e2 50.Ke2-e3 51.Ke3-f4 52.Kf4-e5 53.Ke5-d6 54.Kd6-c5 55.Kc5*b6 56.Kb6-a5 57.Ka5-a4 58.Ka4-a3 Bc6*b5 =

Arno: "I was already quite happy with that when suddenly Ivan and Jan pushed me out of my dreams… The hamster is essential, since only because of it the white pawn on f7 must be captured."

4th

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar
8/8/k1K5/N3PP1B/3PRP2/P3PP2/eN1B1RP1/8
ser-h=57                                        (15+2)

1.Ka6-a7   2.Ka7-b8   3.Kb8-c8   4.Kc8-d8   5.Kd8-e7   6.Ke7-f8   7.Kf8-g7   8.Kg7-h6   9.Kh6*h5  10.Kh5-h4  11.Kh4-g3  12.Kg3*f2  13.Kf2*g2  14.Kg2*f3  15.Kf3*e4  16.Ke4-f3  17.Kf3-e2  18.Ke2*d2  19.Kd2*e3  20.Ke3*f4  21.Kf4*f5  22.Kf5-e6  23.Ke6-e7  24.Ke7-d8  25.Kd8-c8  26.Kc8-b8  27.Kb8-a7  28.Ka7-a6  29.Ka6*a5  30.Ka5-a6  31.Ka6-a7  32.Ka7-b8  33.Kb8-c8  34.Kc8-d8  35.Kd8-e7  36.Ke7-e6  37.Ke6-f5  38.Kf5-e4  39.Ke4*d4  40.Kd4-c3  41.Kc3-b3  42.Kb3*a3  43.Ka3-b4  44.Kb4-a5  45.Ka5-a6  46.Ka6-a7  47.HAa2-a6  48.Ka7-b8  49.Kb8-c8  50.Kc8-d8  51.Kd8-e7  52.Ke7-e6  53.Ke6*e5  54.Ke5-d4  55.Kd4-c3  56.Kc3-b4  57.Kb4-a5 Kc6-c5 =

Arno: "Interesting cage – for the white rook! Interesting that the hamster that is so free, and could theoretically jump as early as in the 8th move, does it only once."

5th

Itamar Faybish
1B6/eN5R/BP3P2/3P1P2/N6k/2K1PP1P/4PR2/8 
ser-h=55                                          (15+2)

 1.Kh4-g5   2.Kg5*f5   3.Kf5-g6   4.Kg6*h7   5.Kh7-g6   6.Kg6*f6   7.Kf6-e7   8.Ke7-d7   9.Kd7-c8  10.Kc8*b8  11.Kb8-c8  12.Kc8-d7  13.Kd7-e7  14.Ke7-f6  15.Kf6-g5  16.Kg5-h4  17.Kh4*h3  18.Kh3-g3  19.Kg3*f2  20.Kf2-e1  21.Ke1-d1  22.Kd1-c1  23.Kc1-b1  24.Kb1-a2  25.Ka2-a3  26.Ka3*a4  27.Ka4-a3  28.Ka3-a2  29.Ka2-b1  30.Kb1-c1  31.Kc1-d1  32.Kd1-e1  33.Ke1-f2  34.Kf2*e3  35.Ke3-f4  36.Kf4-e5  37.Ke5*d5  38.Kd5-c6  39.Kc6*b6  40.Kb6*a6  41.Ka6-b5  42.Kb5-a4  43.Ka4-a3  44.Ka3-a2  45.HAa7-a3  46.Ka2-b1  47.Kb1-c1  48.Kc1-d1  49.Kd1*e2  50.Ke2*f3  51.Kf3-e4  52.Ke4-d5  53.Kd5-c6  54.Kc6-b5  55.Kb5-a4 Kc3-c4 =

6th

Cornel Pacurar
4B3/e2p4/1B1PP3/1P1PP2N/2Q3P1/N1K3P1/7P/k7
ser-h=47                                           (14+3)

1.d7*e6   2.e6*d5   3.d5*c4   4.Ka1-a2   5.Ka2*a3   6.Ka3-a2   7.Ka2-b1   8.Kb1-c1   9.Kc1-d1  10.Kd1-e2  11.Ke2-f3  12.Kf3*g4  13.Kg4-f5  14.Kf5*e5  15.Ke5*d6  16.Kd6-e7  17.Ke7*e8  18.Ke8-f7  19.Kf7-g6  20.Kg6*h5  21.Kh5-g4  22.Kg4-h3  23.Kh3*h2  24.Kh2*g3  25.Kg3-f3  26.Kf3-e2  27.Ke2-d1  28.Kd1-c1  29.Kc1-b1  30.Kb1-a2  31.Ka2-a3  32.Ka3-a4  33.Ka4*b5  34.Kb5-a4  35.Ka4-a3  36.Ka3-a2  37.HAa7-a3  38.Ka2-b1  39.Kb1-c1  40.Kc1-d1  41.Kd1-e2  42.Ke2-f3  43.Kf3-e4  44.Ke4-d5  45.Kd5-c6  46.Kc6-b5  47.Kb5-a4 Kc3*c4 =

Arno: "Amusing and very original start!"

7th

Ralf Krätschmer
8/8/B4K1k/7Q/RP6/P1P3BP/2P3Pe/2R5
ser-h=43                                           (12+2)

1.Kh6*h5 2.Kh5-h6 3.Kh6-h7 4.Kh7-g8 5.Kg8-f8 6.Kf8-e8 7.Ke8-d7 8.Kd7-c6 9.Kc6-d5 10.Kd5-e4 11.Ke4-e3 12.Ke3-d2 13.Kd2*c1 14.Kc1*c2 15.Kc2*c3 16.Kc3-b3 17.Kb3*a4 18.Ka4*a3 19.Ka3*b4 20.Kb4-a5 21.Ka5*a6 22.Ka6-b5 23.Kb5-c4 24.Kc4-d3 25.Kd3-e2 26.Ke2-f1 27.Kf1*g2 28.Kg2*h3 29.Kh3-g4 30.Kg4-h5 31.Kh5-h6 32.Kh6-h7 33.HAh2-h6 34.Kh7-g8 35.Kg8-f8 36.Kf8-e8 37.Ke8-d7 38.Kd7-c6 39.Kc6-d5 40.Kd5-e4 41.Ke4-f3 42.Kf3-g4 43.Kg4-h5 Kf6-f5 =


Category C (best solution that can include as many promoted pieces in the initial position as desired)
 

Places

Competitors

1st

Arno Tüngler
2k1B2B/1E6/PN1K3B/7N/1E1NB1P1/2P3P1/BR2BEPb/5Re1
ser-h=91                                          (20+3)

1.Kc8-b8 2.Kb8-a7 3.Ka7*b6 4.Kb6-a7 5.Ka7-b8 6.Kb8-c8 7.Kc8-d8 8.Kd8*e8 9.Ke8-d8 10.Kd8-c8 11.Kc8-b8 12.Kb8-a7 13.Ka7-b6 14.Kb6-a5 15.Ka5-a4 16.Ka4-a3 17.Ka3*b2 18.Kb2*a2 19.Ka2-b2 20.Kb2*c3 21.Kc3*b4 22.Kb4-a5 23.Ka5-b6 24.Kb6-a7 25.Ka7-b8 26.Kb8-c8 27.Kc8-d8 28.Kd8-e8 29.Ke8-f7 30.Kf7-g8 31.Kg8*h8 32.Kh8-g8 33.Kg8-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-c3 43.Kc3*d4 44.Kd4*e4 45.Ke4-d4 46.Kd4-c3 47.Kc3-b4 48.Kb4-a5 49.Ka5-b6 50.Kb6-a7 51.Ka7-b8 52.Kb8-c8 53.Kc8-d8 54.Kd8-e8 55.Ke8-f7 56.Kf7-g6 57.Kg6*h6 58.Kh6-g6 59.Kg6-f7 60.Kf7-e8 61.Ke8-d8 62.Kd8-c8 63.Kc8-b8 64.Kb8-a7 65.Ka7-b6 66.Kb6-a5 67.Ka5-b4 68.Kb4-c3 69.Kc3-d2 70.Kd2*e2 71.Ke2-d3 72.Kd3-c4 73.Kc4-b5 74.Kb5*a6 75.Ka6*b7 76.Kb7-c8 77.Kc8-d8 78.Kd8-e8 79.Ke8-f7 80.Kf7-g6 81.Kg6-g5 82.Kg5*g4 83.Kg4*h5 84.Kh5-g4 85.Kg4*g3 86.Kg3-f4 87.Bh2-g3 88.Bg3*f2 89.Kf4-g3 90.Kg3*g2 91.Kg2-h1 Rf1*f2 =

2nd

Arno Tüngler & Ralf Krätschmer
beN1NB2/1EE2NE1/K1P1PP2/2R2N2/B1BR1B2/2R5/2PN1NNk/7B
ser-h=88                                           (23+3)

1.Kh2-g1 2.Kg1*f2 3.Kf2-g1 4.Kg1*h1 5.Kh1*g2 6.Kg2-f2 7.Kf2-e1 8.Ke1-d1 9.Kd1-c1 10.Kc1-b2 11.Kb2*c3 12.Kc3-b2 13.Kb2-c1 14.Kc1-d1 15.Kd1-e1 16.Ke1-f2 17.Kf2-g2 18.Kg2-h3 19.Kh3-g4 20.Kg4-h5 21.Kh5-g6 22.Kg6-h7 23.Kh7-g8 24.Kg8*f8 25.Kf8*e8 26.Ke8-f8 27.Kf8-g8 28.Kg8-h7 29.Kh7-g6 30.Kg6-h5 31.Kh5-g4 32.Kg4-h3 33.Kh3-g2 34.Kg2-f2 35.Kf2-e1 36.Ke1-d1 37.Kd1-c1 38.Kc1-b2 39.Kb2-a3 40.Ka3*a4 41.Ka4-b4 42.Kb4*c5 43.Kc5-b4 44.Kb4-c3 45.Kc3*c2 46.Kc2-d1 47.Kd1-e1 48.Ke1-f2 49.Kf2-g2 50.Kg2-h3 51.Kh3-g4 52.Kg4*f5 53.Kf5-g4 54.Kg4-h3 55.Kh3-g2 56.Kg2-f2 57.Kf2-e1 58.Ke1-d1 59.Kd1-c2 60.Kc2-c3 61.Kc3*d4 62.Kd4-c3 63.Kc3-c2 64.Kc2-d1 65.Kd1-e1 66.Ke1-f2 67.Kf2-g2 68.Kg2-h3 69.Kh3-g4 70.Kg4*f4 71.Kf4-e3 72.Ke3*d2 73.Kd2-c3 74.Kc3*c4 75.Kc4-d5 76.Kd5*e6 77.Ke6*f6 78.Kf6*g7 79.Kg7*f7 80.Kf7-e8 81.Ke8-d8 82.Kd8*c8 83.Kc8-d8 84.HAb8-c8 85.Kd8*c7 86.Kc7-b8 87.HAc8-c7 88.Ba8*b7 + c6*b7 =

3rd

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar
B3N3/RN3N2/E3PP2/BPPR1E2/3P4/5K2/1NB4N/NeB1NBQk 
ser-h=84                                           (23+2)

1.Kh1*g1 2.Kg1*h2 3.Kh2-g1 4.Kg1*f1 5.Kf1-g1 6.Kg1-h2 7.Kh2-h3 8.Kh3-h4 9.Kh4-h5 10.Kh5-g6 11.Kg6-h7 12.Kh7-g8 13.Kg8-f8 14.Kf8*e8 15.Ke8-f8 16.Kf8-g8 17.Kg8-h7 18.Kh7-g6 19.Kg6*f6 20.Kf6*e6 21.Ke6*d5 22.Kd5-e6 23.Ke6-d7 24.Kd7-c8 25.Kc8-b8 26.Kb8*a7 27.Ka7*a8 28.Ka8*b7 29.Kb7-c8 30.Kc8-d7 31.Kd7-e6 32.Ke6-d5 33.Kd5*d4 34.Kd4*c5 35.Kc5*b5 36.Kb5*a6 37.Ka6*a5 38.Ka5-b4 39.Kb4-a3 40.Ka3-a2 41.Ka2*a1 42.Ka1-a2 43.Ka2-a3 44.Ka3-b4 45.Kb4-c5 46.Kc5-d5 47.Kd5-e6 48.Ke6*f7 49.Kf7-g6 50.Kg6-h5 51.Kh5-h4 52.Kh4-h3 53.Kh3-h2 54.Kh2-g1 55.Kg1-f1 56.Kf1*e1 57.Ke1-f1 58.Kf1-g1 59.Kg1-h2 60.Kh2-h3 61.Kh3-h4 62.Kh4-h5 63.Kh5-g6 64.Kg6-f6 65.Kf6-e5 66.Ke5-d4 67.Kd4-c3 68.Kc3*c2 69.Kc2*c1 70.Kc1-d2 71.Kd2-e1 72.Ke1-f1 73.Kf1-g1 74.HAb1-f1 75.Kg1-h2 76.Kh2-h3 77.Kh3-h4 78.Kh4-g5 79.Kg5*f5 80.Kf5-e5 81.Ke5-d4 82.Kd4-c3 83.Kc3-d2 84.Kd2-e1 Kf3-e3 =


Special Prize

Composition

Ivan Skoba
8/8/2R1P3/2P5/1k1p1B2/2PQ4/3K2Ne/5NR1
ser-h=39                                          (10+3)

 1.Kb4-b3   2.HAh2-g3   3.HAg3-e3   4.HAe3-e5   5.HAe5-d5   6.HAd5-c4   7.Kb3-a4   8.Ka4-b5   9.Kb5*c6  10.HAc4-d5  11.HAd5-f3  12.Kc6-d5  13.HAf3-e4  14.Kd5*e6  15.Ke6-f5  16.Kf5-g4  17.HAe4-f3  18.HAf3-e3  19.Kg4-f3  20.Kf3-f2  21.Kf2*g1  22.HAe3-f2  23.HAf2-e2  24.Kg1*f1  25.Kf1*g2  26.HAe2-f2  27.HAf2-e3  28.Kg2-f3  29.Kf3*f4  30.Kf4-e5  31.Ke5-e6  32.HAe3-e5  33.Ke6-d5  34.Kd5*c5  35.Kc5-b6  36.Kb6-a5  37.HAe5-b5  38.Ka5-a4  39.d4*c3 + Qd3*c3 =



Category A2
(initial position having at least one promoted piece, and better than equivalent category B2 ranking)

Total number of pieces in the initial position

Compositions

7

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
8/8/8/8/7e/2PB2K1/8/1N3kE1
ser-h=45                                             (5+2)

 1.Kf1-e1   2.Ke1-d1   3.Kd1-c1   4.Kc1-b2   5.Kb2-b3   6.Kb3-a4   7.Ka4-a5   8.Ka5-b6   9.Kb6-c7  10.Kc7-d8  11.HAh4-e7  12.Kd8-c7  13.Kc7-b6  14.Kb6-a5  15.Ka5-a4  16.Ka4-b3  17.Kb3-b2  18.Kb2-c1  19.Kc1-d1  20.Kd1-e1  21.HAe7-e2  22.Ke1-f1  23.Kf1*g1  24.Kg1-f1  25.Kf1-e1  26.Ke1-d1  27.Kd1-c1  28.Kc1-b2  29.HAe2-c2  30.Kb2*b1  31.Kb1-a2  32.HAc2-b2  33.Ka2-b3  34.Kb3*c3  35.Kc3-d4  36.Kd4-e5  37.Ke5-f6  38.Kf6-g7  39.Kg7-h8  40.HAb2-g7  41.Kh8-g8  42.Kg8-f7  43.Kf7-f6  44.Kf6-g5  45.Kg5-h6 Kg3-h4 =

Arno: "Absolutely marvelous! A great miniature that deserves wide publication."

8

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
8/8/8/8/7e/2PB2K1/P7/1N3kE1
ser-h=46                                             (6+2)

1.Kf1-e1   2.Ke1-d1   3.Kd1-c1   4.Kc1-b2   5.Kb2*a2   6.Ka2-b3   7.Kb3-a4   8.Ka4-a5   9.Ka5-b6  10.Kb6-c7  11.Kc7-d8  12.HAh4-e7  13.Kd8-c7  14.Kc7-b6  15.Kb6-a5  16.Ka5-a4  17.Ka4-b3  18.Kb3-b2  19.Kb2-c1  20.Kc1-d1  21.Kd1-e1  22.HAe7-e2  23.Ke1-f1  24.Kf1*g1  25.Kg1-f1  26.Kf1-e1  27.Ke1-d1  28.Kd1-c1  29.Kc1-b2  30.HAe2-c2  31.Kb2*b1  32.Kb1-a2  33.HAc2-b2  34.Ka2-b3  35.Kb3*c3  36.Kc3-d4  37.Kd4-e5  38.Ke5-f6  39.Kf6-g7  40.Kg7-h8  41.HAb2-g7  42.Kh8-g8  43.Kg8-f7  44.Kf7-f6  45.Kf6-g5  46.Kg5-h6 Kg3-h4 =

9

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
7e/5K1E/8/P6k/5B2/5P2/3N3N/8
ser-h=50                                            (7+2)

1.Kh5-h4   2.Kh4-h3   3.Kh3-g2   4.Kg2-f2   5.Kf2-e2   6.Ke2-d3   7.Kd3-c3   8.HAh8-d4   9.HAd4-d3  10.HAd3-e3  11.Kc3*d2  12.Kd2-c3  13.Kc3-b4  14.Kb4*a5  15.Ka5-b6  16.HAe3-c5  17.Kb6-b5  18.Kb5-c4  19.Kc4-d3  20.Kd3-e2  21.Ke2-f2  22.Kf2-g2  23.Kg2-h3  24.Kh3-h4  25.Kh4-h5  26.HAc5-g5  27.Kh5-h6  28.Kh6*h7  29.Kh7-h6  30.Kh6-h5  31.Kh5-h4  32.Kh4-h3  33.Kh3-g2  34.HAg5-g3  35.Kg2*h2  36.Kh2-g1  37.HAg3-g2  38.Kg1-f2  39.Kf2*f3  40.Kf3-e4  41.Ke4-d5  42.Kd5-c6  43.Kc6-b7  44.Kb7-a8  45.HAg2-b7  46.Ka8-a7  47.Ka7-b6  48.Kb6-c6  49.Kc6-d7  50.Kd7-c8 Kf7-e8 =

10

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
8/5K1E/8/P6k/5B2/5P2/3N3N/2eB4
ser-h=53                                            (8+2)

1.Kh5-h4   2.Kh4-h3   3.Kh3-g2   4.Kg2-f2   5.Kf2-e1   6.Ke1*d1   7.Kd1-c2   8.Kc2-c3   9.HAc1-c2  10.HAc2-g6  11.Kc3-c2  12.HAg6-d3  13.HAd3-e3  14.Kc2*d2  15.Kd2-c3  16.Kc3-b4  17.Kb4*a5  18.Ka5-b6  19.HAe3-c5  20.Kb6-b5  21.Kb5-c4  22.Kc4-d3  23.Kd3-e2  24.Ke2-f2  25.Kf2-g2  26.Kg2-h3  27.Kh3-h4  28.Kh4-h5  29.HAc5-g5  30.Kh5-h6  31.Kh6*h7  32.Kh7-h6  33.Kh6-h5  34.Kh5-h4  35.Kh4-h3  36.Kh3-g2  37.HAg5-g3  38.Kg2*h2  39.Kh2-g1  40.HAg3-g2  41.Kg1-f2  42.Kf2*f3  43.Kf3-e4  44.Ke4-d5  45.Kd5-c6  46.Kc6-b7  47.Kb7-a8  48.HAg2-b7  49.Ka8-a7  50.Ka7-b6  51.Kb6-c6  52.Kc6-d7  53.Kd7-c8 Kf7-e8 =

11

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
8/5K1E/8/P7/5B1B/5P2/3N3N/2eB3k
ser-h=55                                             (9+2)

 1.Kh1-g2   2.Kg2-h3   3.Kh3*h4   4.Kh4-h3   5.Kh3-g2   6.Kg2-f2   7.Kf2-e1   8.Ke1*d1   9.Kd1-c2  10.Kc2-c3  11.HAc1-c2  12.HAc2-g6  13.Kc3-c2  14.HAg6-d3  15.HAd3-e3  16.Kc2*d2  17.Kd2-c3  18.Kc3-b4  19.Kb4*a5  20.Ka5-b6  21.HAe3-c5  22.Kb6-b5  23.Kb5-c4  24.Kc4-d3  25.Kd3-e2  26.Ke2-f2  27.Kf2-g2  28.Kg2-h3  29.Kh3-h4  30.Kh4-h5  31.HAc5-g5  32.Kh5-h6  33.Kh6*h7  34.Kh7-h6  35.Kh6-h5  36.Kh5-h4  37.Kh4-h3  38.Kh3-g2  39.HAg5-g3  40.Kg2*h2  41.Kh2-g1  42.HAg3-g2  43.Kg1-f2  44.Kf2*f3  45.Kf3-e4  46.Ke4-d5  47.Kd5-c6  48.Kc6-b7  49.Kb7-a8  50.HAg2-b7  51.Ka8-a7  52.Ka7-b6  53.Kb6-c6  54.Kc6-d7  55.Kd7-c8 Kf7-e8 =  

12

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar
8/3R1N2/8/B4E2/8/5K2/1NB5/NeB1Nk2
ser-h=59                                           (10+2)

1.Kf1-g1   2.Kg1-h2   3.Kh2-h3   4.Kh3-h4   5.Kh4-h5   6.Kh5-g6   7.Kg6-f6   8.Kf6-e6   9.Ke6*d7  10.Kd7-c6  11.Kc6-b5  12.Kb5*a5  13.Ka5-b4  14.Kb4-a3  15.Ka3-a2  16.Ka2*a1  17.Ka1-a2  18.Ka2-a3  19.Ka3-b4  20.Kb4-c5  21.Kc5-d5  22.Kd5-e6  23.Ke6*f7  24.Kf7-g6  25.Kg6-h5  26.Kh5-h4  27.Kh4-h3  28.Kh3-h2  29.Kh2-g1  30.Kg1-f1  31.Kf1*e1  32.Ke1-f1  33.Kf1-g1  34.Kg1-h2  35.Kh2-h3  36.Kh3-h4  37.Kh4-h5  38.Kh5-g6  39.Kg6-f6  40.Kf6-e5  41.Ke5-d4  42.Kd4-c3  43.Kc3*c2  44.Kc2*c1  45.Kc1-d2  46.Kd2-e1  47.Ke1-f1  48.Kf1-g1  49.HAb1-f1  50.Kg1-h2  51.Kh2-h3  52.Kh3-h4  53.Kh4-g5  54.Kg5*f5  55.Kf5-e5  56.Ke5-d4  57.Kd4-c3  58.Kc3-d2  59.Kd2-e1 Kf3-e3 =

Arno: "Also a great matrix with so many moves and just 12 pieces. Amazing that no early stalemate is possible…"

13

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar
N3B3/eN4N1/BB5B/8/N7/k1K1P1P1/8/8
ser-h=65                                           (11+2)

1.Ka3-a2   2.Ka2-b1   3.Kb1-c1   4.Kc1-d1   5.Kd1-e1   6.Ke1-f2   7.Kf2-f3   8.Kf3-e4   9.Ke4-e5  10.Ke5-f6  11.Kf6-e7  12.Ke7-f8  13.Kf8-g8  14.Kg8-h7  15.Kh7*h6  16.Kh6*g7  17.Kg7-f8  18.Kf8*e8  19.Ke8-d7  20.Kd7-c8  21.Kc8-b8  22.Kb8*a8  23.Ka8-b8  24.Kb8-c8  25.Kc8-d7  26.Kd7-e6  27.Ke6-f5  28.Kf5-g4  29.Kg4*g3  30.Kg3-f2  31.Kf2-e1  32.Ke1-d1  33.Kd1-c1  34.Kc1-b1  35.Kb1-a2  36.Ka2-a3  37.Ka3*a4  38.Ka4-a3  39.Ka3-a2  40.Ka2-b1  41.Kb1-c1  42.Kc1-d1  43.Kd1-e1  44.Ke1-f2  45.Kf2-f3  46.Kf3-e4  47.Ke4-d5  48.Kd5-c6  49.Kc6*b6  50.Kb6*a6  51.Ka6-b5  52.Kb5-a4  53.Ka4-a3  54.Ka3-a2  55.HAa7-a3  56.Ka2-b1  57.Kb1-c1  58.Kc1-d1  59.Kd1-e2  60.Ke2*e3  61.Ke3-e4  62.Ke4-d5  63.Kd5-c6  64.Kc6-b5  65.Kb5-a4 Kc3-c4 =

14

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar
N3B3/eN4N1/BB5B/8/N7/k1K1P1P1/7P/8
ser-h=67                                           (12+2)

1.Ka3-a2   2.Ka2-b1   3.Kb1-c1   4.Kc1-d1   5.Kd1-e1   6.Ke1-f2   7.Kf2-f3   8.Kf3-e4   9.Ke4-e5  10.Ke5-f6  11.Kf6-e7  12.Ke7-f8  13.Kf8-g8  14.Kg8-h7  15.Kh7*h6  16.Kh6*g7  17.Kg7-f8  18.Kf8*e8  19.Ke8-d7  20.Kd7-c8  21.Kc8-b8  22.Kb8*a8  23.Ka8-b8  24.Kb8-c8  25.Kc8-d7  26.Kd7-e6  27.Ke6-f5  28.Kf5-g4  29.Kg4-h3  30.Kh3*h2  31.Kh2*g3  32.Kg3-f2  33.Kf2-e1  34.Ke1-d1  35.Kd1-c1  36.Kc1-b1  37.Kb1-a2  38.Ka2-a3  39.Ka3*a4  40.Ka4-a3  41.Ka3-a2  42.Ka2-b1  43.Kb1-c1  44.Kc1-d1  45.Kd1-e1  46.Ke1-f2  47.Kf2-f3  48.Kf3-e4  49.Ke4-d5  50.Kd5-c6  51.Kc6*b6  52.Kb6*a6  53.Ka6-b5  54.Kb5-a4  55.Ka4-a3  56.Ka3-a2  57.HAa7-a3  58.Ka2-b1  59.Kb1-c1  60.Kc1-d1  61.Kd1-e2  62.Ke2*e3  63.Ke3-e4  64.Ke4-d5  65.Kd5-c6  66.Kc6-b5  67.Kb5-a4 Kc3-c4 =

15

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar
N3B3/eN2N3/BB3N2/4BP2/N7/k1K1P1E1/8/8
ser-h=70                                          (13+2)

1.Ka3-a2   2.Ka2-b1   3.Kb1-c1   4.Kc1-d1   5.Kd1-e1   6.Ke1-f2   7.Kf2-g2   8.Kg2-h3   9.Kh3-h4  10.Kh4-g5  11.Kg5-h6  12.Kh6-g7  13.Kg7-f8  14.Kf8*e7  15.Ke7-f8  16.Kf8-g7  17.Kg7-h6  18.Kh6-g5  19.Kg5*f5  20.Kf5*e5  21.Ke5*f6  22.Kf6-e7  23.Ke7*e8  24.Ke8-d7  25.Kd7-c8  26.Kc8-b8  27.Kb8*a8  28.Ka8-b8  29.Kb8-c8  30.Kc8-d7  31.Kd7-e6  32.Ke6-f5  33.Kf5-g4  34.Kg4*g3  35.Kg3-f2  36.Kf2-e1  37.Ke1-d1  38.Kd1-c1  39.Kc1-b1  40.Kb1-a2  41.Ka2-a3  42.Ka3*a4  43.Ka4-a3  44.Ka3-a2  45.Ka2-b1  46.Kb1-c1  47.Kc1-d1  48.Kd1-e1  49.Ke1-f2  50.Kf2-f3  51.Kf3-e4  52.Ke4-d5  53.Kd5-c6  54.Kc6*b6  55.Kb6*a6  56.Ka6-b5  57.Kb5-a4  58.Ka4-a3  59.Ka3-a2  60.HAa7-a3  61.Ka2-b1  62.Kb1-c1  63.Kc1-d1  64.Kd1-e2  65.Ke2*e3  66.Ke3-e4  67.Ke4-d5  68.Kd5-c6  69.Kc6-b5  70.Kb5-a4 Kc3-c4 =

16

Arno Tüngler
7B/1E6/P2K3B/7N/4B1P1/2k3P1/4BEPb/5Re1
ser-h=71                                           (13+3)

1.Kc3-b4 2.Kb4-a5 3.Ka5-b6 4.Kb6-a7 5.Ka7-b8 6.Kb8-c8 7.Kc8-d8 8.Kd8-e8 9.Ke8-f7 10.Kf7-g8 11.Kg8*h8 12.Kh8-g8 13.Kg8-f7 14.Kf7-e8 15.Ke8-d8 16.Kd8-c8 17.Kc8-b8 18.Kb8-a7 19.Ka7-b6 20.Kb6-a5 21.Ka5-b4 22.Kb4-c3 23.Kc3-d4 24.Kd4*e4 25.Ke4-d4 26.Kd4-c3 27.Kc3-b4 28.Kb4-a5 29.Ka5-b6 30.Kb6-a7 31.Ka7-b8 32.Kb8-c8 33.Kc8-d8 34.Kd8-e8 35.Ke8-f7 36.Kf7-g6 37.Kg6*h6 38.Kh6-g6 39.Kg6-f7 40.Kf7-e8 41.Ke8-d8 42.Kd8-c8 43.Kc8-b8 44.Kb8-a7 45.Ka7-b6 46.Kb6-a5 47.Ka5-b4 48.Kb4-c3 49.Kc3-d2 50.Kd2*e2 51.Ke2-d3 52.Kd3-c4 53.Kc4-b5 54.Kb5*a6 55.Ka6*b7 56.Kb7-c8 57.Kc8-d8 58.Kd8-e8 59.Ke8-f7 60.Kf7-g6 61.Kg6-g5 62.Kg5*g4 63.Kg4*h5 64.Kh5-g4 65.Kg4*g3 66.Kg3-f4 67.Bh2-g3 68.Bg3*f2 69.Kf4-g3 70.Kg3*g2 71.Kg2-h1 Rf1*f2 =

17

Arno Tüngler
7B/1E6/Pk1K3B/7N/N3B1P1/6P1/4BEPb/5Re1
ser-h=72                                          (14+3)

1.Kb6-a5 2.Ka5*a4 3.Ka4-a5 4.Ka5-b6 5.Kb6-a7 6.Ka7-b8 7.Kb8-c8 8.Kc8-d8 9.Kd8-e8 10.Ke8-f7 11.Kf7-g8 12.Kg8*h8 13.Kh8-g8 14.Kg8-f7 15.Kf7-e8 16.Ke8-d8 17.Kd8-c8 18.Kc8-b8 19.Kb8-a7 20.Ka7-b6 21.Kb6-a5 22.Ka5-b4 23.Kb4-c3 24.Kc3-d4 25.Kd4*e4 26.Ke4-d4 27.Kd4-c3 28.Kc3-b4 29.Kb4-a5 30.Ka5-b6 31.Kb6-a7 32.Ka7-b8 33.Kb8-c8 34.Kc8-d8 35.Kd8-e8 36.Ke8-f7 37.Kf7-g6 38.Kg6*h6 39.Kh6-g6 40.Kg6-f7 41.Kf7-e8 42.Ke8-d8 43.Kd8-c8 44.Kc8-b8 45.Kb8-a7 46.Ka7-b6 47.Kb6-a5 48.Ka5-b4 49.Kb4-c3 50.Kc3-d2 51.Kd2*e2 52.Ke2-d3 53.Kd3-c4 54.Kc4-b5 55.Kb5*a6 56.Ka6*b7 57.Kb7-c8 58.Kc8-d8 59.Kd8-e8 60.Ke8-f7 61.Kf7-g6 62.Kg6-g5 63.Kg5*g4 64.Kg4*h5 65.Kh5-g4 66.Kg4*g3 67.Kg3-f4 68.Bh2-g3 69.Bg3*f2 70.Kf4-g3 71.Kg3*g2 72.Kg2-h1 Rf1*f2 =

18

Arno Tüngler
2k4B/1E6/P2K3B/7N/3NB1P1/2R3P1/4BEPb/5Re1
ser-h=77                                           (15+3)

1.Kc8-b8 2.Kb8-a7 3.Ka7-b6 4.Kb6-a5 5.Ka5-b4 6.Kb4*c3 7.Kc3-b4 8.Kb4-a5 9.Ka5-b6 10.Kb6-a7 11.Ka7-b8 12.Kb8-c8 13.Kc8-d8 14.Kd8-e8 15.Ke8-f7 16.Kf7-g8 17.Kg8*h8 18.Kh8-g8 19.Kg8-f7 20.Kf7-e8 21.Ke8-d8 22.Kd8-c8 23.Kc8-b8 24.Kb8-a7 25.Ka7-b6 26.Kb6-a5 27.Ka5-b4 28.Kb4-c3 29.Kc3*d4 30.Kd4*e4 31.Ke4-d4 32.Kd4-c3 33.Kc3-b4 34.Kb4-a5 35.Ka5-b6 36.Kb6-a7 37.Ka7-b8 38.Kb8-c8 39.Kc8-d8 40.Kd8-e8 41.Ke8-f7 42.Kf7-g6 43.Kg6*h6 44.Kh6-g6 45.Kg6-f7 46.Kf7-e8 47.Ke8-d8 48.Kd8-c8 49.Kc8-b8 50.Kb8-a7 51.Ka7-b6 52.Kb6-a5 53.Ka5-b4 54.Kb4-c3 55.Kc3-d2 56.Kd2*e2 57.Ke2-d3 58.Kd3-c4 59.Kc4-b5 60.Kb5*a6 61.Ka6*b7 62.Kb7-c8 63.Kc8-d8 64.Kd8-e8 65.Ke8-f7 66.Kf7-g6 67.Kg6-g5 68.Kg5*g4 69.Kg4*h5 70.Kh5-g4 71.Kg4*g3 72.Kg3-f4 73.Bh2-g3 74.Bg3*f2 75.Kf4-g3 76.Kg3*g2 77.Kg2-h1 Rf1*f2 =


Category B2
(initial position having no promoted pieces)
 

Total number of pieces in the initial position

Compositions

3

Cornel Pacurar, Itamar Faybish, Ralf Krätschmer, Arno Tüngler, Ján Golha
e7/2K5/8/8/8/8/8/3k4
ser-h=9                                              (1+2)

1.Kd1-c2   2.Kc2-b3   3.Kb3-a4   4.HAa8-a5   5.Ka4-b5   6.Kb5-a6   7.Ka6-a7   8.Ka7-a8   9.HAa5-a7 Kc7-c8 =

4

Cornel Pacurar, Arno Tüngler, Itamar Faybish, Ralf Krätschmer, Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
8/8/2K5/e7/8/1B6/8/3k4
ser-h=19                                            (2+2)

1.Kd1-c1   2.Kc1-b2   3.Kb2-a3   4.HAa5-a4   5.Ka3-b4   6.Kb4-a5   7.Ka5-a6   8.Ka6-a7   9.HAa4-a6  10.Ka7-b8  11.Kb8-c8 12.Kc8-d8  13.Kd8-e7  14.Ke7-f6  15.Kf6-e5  16.Ke5-d4  17.Kd4-c3  18.Kc3-b4  19.Kb4-a5 Kc6-c5 =

5

Arno Tüngler, Cornel Pacurar, Itamar Faybish, Ralf Krätschmer, Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
Phenix 183 (April 2009)
8/8/2K5/k7/8/PB6/e7/8 
ser-h=27                                           (3+2)

1.Ka5-a6   2.Ka6-a7   3.Ka7-b8   4.Kb8-c8   5.Kc8-d8   6.Kd8-e7   7.Ke7-f6   8.Kf6-e5   9.Ke5-d4  10.Kd4-c3  11.Kc3-b2  12.Kb2*a3 13.Ka3-b4  14.Kb4-a5  15.Ka5-a6  16.Ka6-a7  17.HAa2-a6  18.Ka7-b8  19.Kb8-c8  20.Kc8-d8  21.Kd8-e7  22.Ke7-f6  23.Kf6-e5 24.Ke5-d4  25.Kd4-c3  26.Kc3-b4  27.Kb4-a5 Kc6-c5 =  

6

Arno Tüngler
e7/8/2p5/3B4/8/P1K5/8/k7
ser-h=37                                            (3+3)

1.Ka1-b1 2.Kb1-c1 3.Kc1-d1 4.Kd1-e2 5.Ke2-e3 6.Ke3-f4 7.Kf4-e5 8.Ke5-d6 9.Kd6-c5 10.Kc5-b5 11.Kb5-a4 12.Ka4*a3 13.Ka3-a4 14.Ka4-b5 15.Kb5-c5 16.Kc5-d6 17.Kd6-e5 18.Ke5-f4 19.Kf4-e3 20.Ke3-e2 21.Ke2-d1 22.Kd1-c1 23.Kc1-b1 24.Kb1-a1 25.HAa8-a2 26.Ka1-b1 27.Kb1-c1 28.Kc1-d1 29.Kd1-e2 30.Ke2-e3 31.Ke3-f4 32.Kf4-e5 33.Ke5-d6 34.Kd6-c5 35.Kc5-b5 36.Kb5-a4 37.Ka4-a3 Bd5*c6 =

7

Arno Tüngler
8/8/1Pp5/e2B4/P7/2K5/8/k7
ser-h=39                                            (4+3)

1.Ka1-b1 2.Kb1-c1 3.Kc1-d1 4.Kd1-e2 5.Ke2-e3 6.Ke3-f4 7.Kf4-e5 8.Ke5-d6 9.Kd6-c5 10.Kc5*b6 11.Kb6-a7 12.HAa5-a6 13.Ka7-b6 14.Kb6-a5 15.Ka5*a4 16.Ka4-b5 17.Kb5-c5 18.Kc5-d6 19.Kd6-e5 20.Ke5-f4 21.Kf4-e3 22.Ke3-e2 23.Ke2-d1 24.Kd1-c1 25.Kc1-b1 26.Kb1-a1 27.HAa6-a2 28.Ka1-b1 29.Kb1-c1 30.Kc1-d1 31.Kd1-e2 32.Ke2-e3 33.Ke3-f4 34.Kf4-e5 35.Ke5-d6 36.Kd6-c5 37.Kc5-b5 38.Kb5-a4 39.Ka4-a3 Bd5*c6 =

8

Itamar Faybish
3k4/eN6/B7/8/N7/2K1PP2/8/8
ser-h=41                                            (6+2)

1.Kd8-e7   2.Ke7-f6   3.Kf6-g5   4.Kg5-h4   5.Kh4-g3   6.Kg3-f2   7.Kf2-e1   8.Ke1-d1   9.Kd1-c1  10.Kc1-b1  11.Kb1-a2  12.Ka2-a3  13.Ka3*a4  14.Ka4-a3  15.Ka3-a2  16.Ka2-b1  17.Kb1-c1  18.Kc1-d1  19.Kd1-e1  20.Ke1-f2  21.Kf2*f3  22.Kf3-e4  23.Ke4-d5  24.Kd5-c6  25.Kc6-b6  26.Kb6*a6  27.Ka6-b5  28.Kb5-a4  29.Ka4-a3  30.Ka3-a2  31.HAa7-a3  32.Ka2-b1  33.Kb1-c1  34.Kc1-d1  35.Kd1-e2  36.Ke2*e3  37.Ke3-e4  38.Ke4-d5  39.Kd5-c6  40.Kc6-b5  41.Kb5-a4 Kc3-c4 =

Arno Tüngler
8/8/1Pp5/e2B4/P7/P1K5/8/k7
ser-h=41                                             (5+3)

1.Ka1-b1 2.Kb1-c1 3.Kc1-d1 4.Kd1-e2 5.Ke2-e3 6.Ke3-f4 7.Kf4-e5 8.Ke5-d6 9.Kd6-c5 10.Kc5*b6 11.Kb6-a7 12.HAa5-a6 13.Ka7-b6 14.Kb6-a5 15.Ka5*a4 16.Ka4*a3 17.Ka3-a4 18.Ka4-b5 19.Kb5-c5 20.Kc5-d6 21.Kd6-e5 22.Ke5-f4 23.Kf4-e3 24.Ke3-e2 25.Ke2-d1 26.Kd1-c1 27.Kc1-b1 28.Kb1-a1 29.HAa6-a2 30.Ka1-b1 31.Kb1-c1 32.Kc1-d1 33.Kd1-e2 34.Ke2-e3 35.Ke3-f4 36.Kf4-e5 37.Ke5-d6 38.Kd6-c5 39.Kc5-b5 40.Kb5-a4 41.Ka4-a3 Bd5*c6 =

9

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar
8/eN6/BB6/8/N3R3/k1K1P3/8/8
ser-h=45                                            (7+2)

1.Ka3-a2   2.Ka2-b1   3.Kb1-c1   4.Kc1-d1   5.Kd1-e1   6.Ke1-f2   7.Kf2-f3   8.Kf3*e4   9.Ke4-f3  10.Kf3-f2  11.Kf2-e1  12.Ke1-d1  13.Kd1-c1  14.Kc1-b1  15.Kb1-a2  16.Ka2-a3  17.Ka3*a4  18.Ka4-a3  19.Ka3-a2  20.Ka2-b1  21.Kb1-c1  22.Kc1-d1  23.Kd1-e1  24.Ke1-f2  25.Kf2-f3  26.Kf3-e4  27.Ke4-d5  28.Kd5-c6  29.Kc6*b6  30.Kb6*a6  31.Ka6-b5  32.Kb5-a4  33.Ka4-a3  34.Ka3-a2  35.HAa7-a3  36.Ka2-b1  37.Kb1-c1  38.Kc1-d1  39.Kd1-e2  40.Ke2*e3  41.Ke3-e4  42.Ke4-d5  43.Kd5-c6  44.Kc6-b5  45.Kb5-a4 Kc3-c4 =

10

Itamar Faybish
e7/PN6/B7/8/N6R/k1K1PP2/8/8
ser-h=46                                            (8+2)

1.Ka3-a2   2.Ka2-b1   3.Kb1-c1   4.Kc1-d1   5.Kd1-e1   6.Ke1-f2   7.Kf2-g3   8.Kg3*h4   9.Kh4-g3  10.Kg3-f2  11.Kf2-e1  12.Ke1-d1  13.Kd1-c1  14.Kc1-b1  15.Kb1-a2  16.Ka2-a3  17.Ka3*a4  18.Ka4-a3  19.Ka3-a2  20.Ka2-b1  21.Kb1-c1  22.Kc1-d1  23.Kd1-e1  24.Ke1-f2  25.Kf2*f3  26.Kf3-e4  27.Ke4-d5  28.Kd5-c6  29.Kc6-b6  30.Kb6*a7  31.Ka7*a6  32.Ka6-b5  33.Kb5-a4  34.Ka4-a3  35.Ka3-a2  36.HAa8-a3  37.Ka2-b1  38.Kb1-c1  39.Kc1-d1  40.Kd1-e2  41.Ke2*e3  42.Ke3-e4  43.Ke4-d5  44.Kd5-c6  45.Kc6-b5  46.Kb5-a4 Kc3-c4 =

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar
8/eN6/BB6/8/N3R3/k1K1P3/6P1/8
ser-h=46                                            (8+2)

1.Ka3-a2   2.Ka2-b1   3.Kb1-c1   4.Kc1-d1   5.Kd1-e1   6.Ke1-f2   7.Kf2*g2   8.Kg2-f3   9.Kf3*e4  10.Ke4-f3  11.Kf3-f2  12.Kf2-e1  13.Ke1-d1  14.Kd1-c1  15.Kc1-b1  16.Kb1-a2  17.Ka2-a3  18.Ka3*a4  19.Ka4-a3  20.Ka3-a2  21.Ka2-b1  22.Kb1-c1  23.Kc1-d1  24.Kd1-e1  25.Ke1-f2  26.Kf2-f3  27.Kf3-e4  28.Ke4-d5  29.Kd5-c6  30.Kc6*b6  31.Kb6*a6  32.Ka6-b5  33.Kb5-a4  34.Ka4-a3  35.Ka3-a2  36.HAa7-a3  37.Ka2-b1  38.Kb1-c1  39.Kc1-d1  40.Kd1-e2  41.Ke2*e3  42.Ke3-e4  43.Ke4-d5  44.Kd5-c6  45.Kc6-b5  46.Kb5-a4 Kc3-c4 =

Arno Tüngler
8/8/1Pp5/e2B3N/P7/2K1N1Pk/8/8
ser-h=46                                             (7+3)

1.Kh3-h2 2.Kh2-g1 3.Kg1-f2 4.Kf2*e3 5.Ke3-f2 6.Kf2-g1 7.Kg1-h2 8.Kh2-h3 9.Kh3-g4 10.Kg4*h5 11.Kh5-g4 12.Kg4*g3 13.Kg3-f4 14.Kf4-e5 15.Ke5-d6 16.Kd6-c5 17.Kc5*b6 18.Kb6-a7 19.HAa5-a6 20.Ka7-b6 21.Kb6-a5 22.Ka5*a4 23.Ka4-b5 24.Kb5-c5 25.Kc5-d6 26.Kd6-e5 27.Ke5-f4 28.Kf4-e3 29.Ke3-e2 30.Ke2-d1 31.Kd1-c1 32.Kc1-b1 33.Kb1-a1 34.HAa6-a2 35.Ka1-b1 36.Kb1-c1 37.Kc1-d1 38.Kd1-e2 39.Ke2-e3 40.Ke3-f4 41.Kf4-e5 42.Ke5-d6 43.Kd6-c5 44.Kc5-b5 45.Kb5-a4 46.Ka4-a3 Bd5*c6 =

11

Itamar Faybish & Cornel Pacurar
2R5/eN6/BB6/8/N3R3/k1K1P1P1/8/8
ser-h=49                                            (9+2)

 1.Ka3-a2   2.Ka2-b1   3.Kb1-c1   4.Kc1-d1   5.Kd1-e1   6.Ke1-f2   7.Kf2-f3   8.Kf3*e4   9.Ke4-f3  10.Kf3-f2  11.Kf2-e1  12.Ke1-d1  13.Kd1-c1  14.Kc1-b1  15.Kb1-a2  16.Ka2-a3  17.Ka3*a4  18.Ka4-a3  19.Ka3-a2  20.Ka2-b1  21.Kb1-c1  22.Kc1-d1  23.Kd1-e1  24.Ke1-f2  25.Kf2*g3  26.Kg3-g4  27.Kg4-f5  28.Kf5-e6  29.Ke6-d7  30.Kd7*c8  31.Kc8-d7  32.Kd7-c6  33.Kc6*b6  34.Kb6*a6  35.Ka6-b5  36.Kb5-a4  37.Ka4-a3  38.Ka3-a2  39.HAa7-a3  40.Ka2-b1  41.Kb1-c1  42.Kc1-d1  43.Kd1-e2  44.Ke2*e3  45.Ke3-e4  46.Ke4-d5  47.Kd5-c6  48.Kc6-b5  49.Kb5-a4 Kc3-c4 =

12

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
eB2R3/N3pk1P/1P1PN3/1B2K3/8/8/8/8
ser-h=54                                             (9+3)

 1.Kf7-g6   2.Kg6-h5   3.Kh5-g4   4.Kg4-f3   5.HAa8-e4   6.Kf3-e3   7.Ke3-d2   8.Kd2-c3   9.Kc3-b4  10.Kb4-a5  11.Ka5*b6  12.Kb6-b7  13.HAe4-c6  14.Kb7-b6  15.Kb6-a5  16.Ka5-b4  17.Kb4-c3  18.Kc3-d2  19.Kd2-e3  20.Ke3-f3  21.Kf3-g4  22.Kg4-h5  23.Kh5-g6  24.Kg6-f7  25.Kf7*e8  26.Ke8-f7  27.Kf7-g6  28.Kg6-h5  29.Kh5-g4  30.Kg4-f3  31.HAc6-e4  32.Kf3-e3  33.Ke3-d2  34.Kd2-c3  35.Kc3-b4  36.Kb4-a5  37.Ka5-b6  38.Kb6-b7  39.Kb7*b8  40.Kb8*a7  41.Ka7-b6  42.Kb6*b5  43.Kb5-c6  44.Kc6-d7  45.Kd7-e8  46.Ke8-f7  47.Kf7-g6  48.Kg6*h7  49.HAe4-g6  50.Kh7-g8  51.Kg8-f7  52.Kf7-e8  53.HAg6-f7  54.e7*d6 + Ke5*d6 =

13

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
1B2R3/N3p2P/1P1PN1R1/1B2K3/8/8/2e5/7k
ser-h=58                                          (10+3)

1.Kh1-h2   2.HAc2-g2   3.Kh2-h3   4.Kh3-h4   5.Kh4-h5   6.Kh5*g6   7.Kg6-h5   8.Kh5-g4   9.Kg4-f3  10.Kf3-e3  11.Ke3-d2  12.Kd2-c3  13.Kc3-b4  14.Kb4-a5  15.Ka5*b6  16.Kb6-b7  17.HAg2-c6  18.Kb7-b6  19.Kb6-a5  20.Ka5-b4  21.Kb4-c3  22.Kc3-d2  23.Kd2-e3  24.Ke3-f3  25.Kf3-g4  26.Kg4-h5  27.Kh5-g6  28.Kg6-f7  29.Kf7*e8  30.Ke8-f7  31.Kf7-g6  32.Kg6-h5  33.Kh5-g4  34.Kg4-f3  35.HAc6-e4  36.Kf3-e3  37.Ke3-d2  38.Kd2-c3  39.Kc3-b4  40.Kb4-a5  41.Ka5-b6  42.Kb6-b7  43.Kb7*b8  44.Kb8*a7  45.Ka7-b6  46.Kb6*b5  47.Kb5-c6  48.Kc6-d7  49.Kd7-e8  50.Ke8-f7  51.Kf7-g6  52.Kg6*h7  53.HAe4-g6  54.Kh7-g8  55.Kg8-f7  56.Kf7-e8  57.HAg6-f7  58.e7*d6 + Ke5*d6 =

14

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
1B2R3/N3p2P/1P1PN1R1/1B2K3/8/8/2e4k/7Q
ser-h=59                                           (11+3)

1.Kh2*h1   2.Kh1-h2   3.HAc2-g2   4.Kh2-h3   5.Kh3-h4   6.Kh4-h5   7.Kh5*g6   8.Kg6-h5   9.Kh5-g4  10.Kg4-f3  11.Kf3-e3  12.Ke3-d2  13.Kd2-c3  14.Kc3-b4  15.Kb4-a5  16.Ka5*b6  17.Kb6-b7  18.HAg2-c6  19.Kb7-b6  20.Kb6-a5  21.Ka5-b4  22.Kb4-c3  23.Kc3-d2  24.Kd2-e3  25.Ke3-f3  26.Kf3-g4  27.Kg4-h5  28.Kh5-g6  29.Kg6-f7  30.Kf7*e8  31.Ke8-f7  32.Kf7-g6  33.Kg6-h5  34.Kh5-g4  35.Kg4-f3  36.HAc6-e4  37.Kf3-e3  38.Ke3-d2  39.Kd2-c3  40.Kc3-b4  41.Kb4-a5  42.Ka5-b6  43.Kb6-b7  44.Kb7*b8  45.Kb8*a7  46.Ka7-b6  47.Kb6*b5  48.Kb5-c6  49.Kc6-d7  50.Kd7-e8  51.Ke8-f7  52.Kf7-g6  53.Kg6*h7  54.HAe4-g6  55.Kh7-g8  56.Kg8-f7  57.Kf7-e8  58.HAg6-f7  59.e7*d6 + Ke5*d6 =

16

Arno Tüngler & Ralf Krätschmer
8/6Pe/2K3PR/7P/4NP2/3PPk2/2B1RP2/2N3B1
ser-h=60                                           (14+2)

1.Kf3-g4 2.Kg4-f5 3.Kf5-e6 4.Ke6-e7 5.Ke7-d8 6.Kd8-c8 7.Kc8-b8 8.Kb8-a7 9.Ka7-a6 10.Ka6-a5 11.Ka5-b4 12.Kb4-a3 13.Ka3-b2 14.Kb2*c1 15.Kc1-b2 16.Kb2-a3 17.Ka3-b4 18.Kb4-a5 19.Ka5-a6 20.Ka6-a7 21.Ka7-b8 22.Kb8-c8 23.Kc8-d8 24.Kd8-e7 25.Ke7-e6 26.Ke6-f5 27.Kf5-g4 28.Kg4-f3 29.Kf3*e2 30.Ke2-f3 31.Kf3-g4 32.Kg4-f5 33.Kf5-e6 34.Ke6-e7 35.Ke7-d8 36.Kd8-c8 37.Kc8-b8 38.Kb8-a7 39.Ka7-a6 40.Ka6-a5 41.Ka5-b4 42.Kb4-a3 43.Ka3-b2 44.Kb2*c2 45.Kc2*d3 46.Kd3*e4 47.Ke4-f3 48.Kf3-g2 49.Kg2*g1 50.Kg1*f2 51.Kf2*e3 52.Ke3*f4 53.Kf4-g5 54.Kg5*h6 55.Kh6*h5 56.Kh5-h4 57.HAh7-h5 58.Kh4-g5 59.Kg5*g6 60.Kg6-h6 g7-g8=Q =

17

Arno Tüngler & Ralf Krätschmer
8/6Pe/2K3PR/7P/4NP1k/3PP2Q/2B1RP2/2N3B1
ser-h=61                                          (15+2)

1.Kh4*h3 2.Kh3-g4 3.Kg4-f5 4.Kf5-e6 5.Ke6-e7 6.Ke7-d8 7.Kd8-c8 8.Kc8-b8 9.Kb8-a7 10.Ka7-a6 11.Ka6-a5 12.Ka5-b4 13.Kb4-a3 14.Ka3-b2 15.Kb2*c1 16.Kc1-b2 17.Kb2-a3 18.Ka3-b4 19.Kb4-a5 20.Ka5-a6 21.Ka6-a7 22.Ka7-b8 23.Kb8-c8 24.Kc8-d8 25.Kd8-e7 26.Ke7-e6 27.Ke6-f5 28.Kf5-g4 29.Kg4-f3 30.Kf3*e2 31.Ke2-f3 32.Kf3-g4 33.Kg4-f5 34.Kf5-e6 35.Ke6-e7 36.Ke7-d8 37.Kd8-c8 38.Kc8-b8 39.Kb8-a7 40.Ka7-a6 41.Ka6-a5 42.Ka5-b4 43.Kb4-a3 44.Ka3-b2 45.Kb2*c2 46.Kc2*d3 47.Kd3*e4 48.Ke4-f3 49.Kf3-g2 50.Kg2*g1 51.Kg1*f2 52.Kf2*e3 53.Ke3*f4 54.Kf4-g5 55.Kg5*h6 56.Kh6*h5 57.Kh5-h4 58.HAh7-h5 59.Kh4-g5 60.Kg5*g6 61.Kg6-h6 g7-g8=Q =


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Arno Tüngler
4B3/3E4/2B2K2/1RN4k/RpN5/1P1P4/eB2NB1B/E7
ser-h=66                                           (15+3)

1.Kh5-h6 2.Kh6-h7 3.Kh7-g8 4.Kg8-f8 5.Kf8*e8 6.Ke8-f8 7.Kf8-g8 8.Kg8-h7 9.Kh7-h6 10.Kh6-h5 11.Kh5-g4 12.Kg4-h3 13.Kh3*h2 14.Kh2-h3 15.Kh3-g4 16.Kg4-h5 17.Kh5-h6 18.Kh6-h7 19.Kh7-g8 20.Kg8-f8 21.Kf8-e8 22.Ke8-d8 23.Kd8-c7 24.Kc7*c6 25.Kc6-c7 26.Kc7-d8 27.Kd8-e8 28.Ke8-f8 29.Kf8-g8 30.Kg8-h7 31.Kh7-h6 32.Kh6-h5 33.Kh5-g4 34.Kg4-f3 35.Kf3*f2 36.Kf2-f3 37.Kf3-g4 38.Kg4-h5 39.Kh5-h6 40.Kh6-h7 41.Kh7-g8 42.Kg8-f8 43.Kf8-e8 44.Ke8-d8 45.Kd8-c7 46.Kc7-c6 47.Kc6*b5 48.Kb5*c5 49.Kc5-c6 50.Kc6*d7 51.Kd7-e8 52.Ke8-f8 53.Kf8-g8 54.Kg8-h7 55.Kh7-h6 56.Kh6-h5 57.Kh5-g4 58.Kg4-f3 59.Kf3*e2 60.Ke2*d3 61.Kd3-c2 62.Kc2*b3 63.Kb3*c4 64.Kc4-b3 65.Kb3*b2 66.Kb2*a1 Ta4*b4 =

First A1 record sent on the 1st of December 2008!

 

 

 

Arno Tüngler
7B/5B2/ePBB3R/Pp2E1Q1/5NkN/2K1P3/R4E2/1B6
ser-h=75                                           (16+3)

1.Kg4*g5 2.Kg5-g4 3.Kg4-g3 4.Kg3-h2 5.Kh2-g1 6.Kg1-f1 7.Kf1-e1 8.Ke1-d1 9.Kd1-c1 10.Kc1*b1 11.Kb1-c1 12.Kc1-d1 13.Kd1-e1 14.Ke1-f1 15.Kf1-g1 16.Kg1-h2 17.Kh2-g3 18.Kg3-g4 19.Kg4-g5 20.Kg5*h6 21.Kh6-h7 22.Kh7*h8 23.Kh8-g7 24.Kg7*f7 25.Kf7-f6 26.Kf6-g5 27.Kg5*h4 28.Kh4-g3 29.Kg3-h2 30.Kh2-g1 31.Kg1-f1 32.Kf1-e1 33.Ke1-d1 34.Kd1-c1 35.Kc1-b1 36.Kb1*a2 37.Ka2-b1 38.Kb1-c1 39.Kc1-d1 40.Kd1-e1 41.Ke1*f2 42.Kf2*e3 43.Ke3*f4 44.Kf4-f5 45.Kf5-e6 46.Ke6*d6 47.Kd6*e5 48.Ke5-f4 49.Kf4-e3 50.Ke3-e2 51.Ke2-d1 52.Kd1-c1 53.Kc1-b1 54.Kb1-a2 55.Ka2-a3 56.Ka3-a4 57.Ka4*a5 58.Ka5-a4 59.Ka4-a3 60.Ka3-a2 61.Ka2-a1 62.HAa6-a2 63.Ka1-b1 64.Kb1-c1 5.Kc1-d1 66.Kd1-e2 67.Ke2-e3 68.Ke3-f4 69.Kf4-e5 70.Ke5-d6 71.Kd6-c5 72.Kc5*b6 73.Kb6-a5 74.Ka5-a4 75.Ka4-a3 Lc6*b5 =

Longest found solution based on Arno's B record!

Arno Tüngler & Ralf Krätschmer
5R2/8/3NB3/B7/4R1N1/PK1RB3/rP4k1/eN1NEN1Q
ser-h=70                                           (16+3)

1.Kg2*h1 2.Kh1-g2 3.Kg2-h3 4.Kh3-h4 5.Kh4-h5 6.Kh5-g6 7.Kg6-g7 8.Kg7*f8 9.Kf8-g7 10.Kg7-g6 11.Kg6-h5 12.Kh5-h4 13.Kh4-h3 14.Kh3-g2 15.Kg2*f1 16.Kf1-e2 17.Ke2*d3 18.Kd3-e2 19.Ke2*d1 20.Kd1-e2 21.Ke2-f3 22.Kf3-g3 23.Kg3-h4 24.Kh4-h5 25.Kh5-g6 26.Kg6-g7 27.Kg7-f8 28.Kf8-e7 29.Ke7*d6 30.Kd6-e7 31.Ke7-f8 32.Kf8-g7 33.Kg7-g6 34.Kg6-h5 35.Kh5-h4 36.Kh4-g3 37.Kg3-f3 38.Kf3*e4 39.Ke4-f3 40.Kf3-g3 41.Kg3-h4 42.Kh4-h5 43.Kh5-g6 44.Kg6-g7 45.Kg7-f8 46.Kf8-e7 47.Ke7*e6 48.Ke6-f5 49.Kf5*g4 50.Kg4-f3 51.Kf3*e3 52.Ke3-e2 53.Ke2-d1 54.Kd1-c1 55.Kc1*b1 56.Kb1-c1 57.Kc1-d1 58.Kd1-e2 59.HAa1-d1 60.Ta2-a1 61.Ta1-c1 62.Tc1-c5 63.Tc5*a5 64.Ke2*e1 65.Ke1-d2 66.Kd2-c1 67.Kc1-b1 68.Kb1-a1 69.HAd1-b1 70.Ta5*a3 + Kb3*a3 =

A completely crazy solution. Check out how the Bishop a5 is captured!

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
eF2T3/CP2p2P/1D1PC1T1/rFE1R3/8/5F1P/8/2F1C3
ser-h=87                                           (16+3)

1.Ka5*b6   2.Kb6-a5   3.Ka5-b4   4.Kb4-b3   5.Kb3-a2   6.Ka2-b1   7.Kb1*c1   8.Kc1-d2   9.Kd2*e1  10.Ke1-f2  11.Kf2*f3  12.Kf3-e3  13.Ke3-d2  14.Kd2-c3  15.Kc3-b4  16.Kb4-a5  17.Ka5-b6  18.Kb6*b7  19.Kb7-b6  20.Kb6-a5  21.Ka5-b4  22.Kb4-c3  23.Kc3-d2  24.Kd2-e3  25.Ke3-f3  26.HAa8-e4  27.HAe4-f5  28.HAf5-g4  29.Kf3-g2  30.HAg4-g3  31.Kg2*h3  32.Kh3-h4  33.Kh4-h5  34.Kh5*g6  35.Kg6-h5  36.Kh5-g4  37.Kg4-f3  38.Kf3-e3  39.HAg3-f3  40.Ke3-d2  41.Kd2-c3  42.Kc3-b4  43.Kb4-a5  44.Ka5-b6  45.Kb6-b7  46.HAf3-c6  47.Kb7-b6  48.Kb6-a5  49.Ka5-b4  50.Kb4-c3  51.Kc3-d2  52.Kd2-e3  53.Ke3-f3  54.Kf3-g4  55.Kg4-h5  56.Kh5-g6  57.Kg6-f7  58.Kf7*e8  59.Ke8-f7  60.Kf7-g6  61.Kg6-h5  62.Kh5-g4  63.Kg4-f3  64.HAc6-e4  65.Kf3-e3  66.Ke3-d2  67.Kd2-c3  68.Kc3-b4  69.Kb4-a5  70.Ka5-b6  71.Kb6-b7  72.Kb7*b8  73.Kb8*a7  74.Ka7-b6  75.Kb6*b5  76.Kb5-c6  77.Kc6-d7  78.Kd7-e8  79.Ke8-f7  80.Kf7-g6  81.Kg6*h7  82.HAe4-g6  83.Kh7-g8  84.Kg8-f7  85.Kf7-e8  86.HAg6-f7  87.e7

Very nice matrix! (unfortunately with 3 pieces left at the end).

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
2e5/3R4/8/8/8/8/6Tr/8
ser-h=16                                          (2+2)

1.Kh2-h3   2.Kh3-h4   3.Kh4-h5   4.Kh5-h6   5.Kh6-h7   6.Kh7-h8   7.HAc8-g8   8.HAg8-g3   9.Kh8-g7  10.Kg7-f6  11.Kf6-e5  12.HAg3-f4  13.Ke5-f6  14.Kf6-f7  15.Kf7-f8  16.HAf4-f7 Kd7-d8 =

Very elegant 3 matrices, while they also searched for the eluding B2/4/19 :)

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
8/8/8/8/8/3C2e1/5R2/r7
ser-h=17                                          (2+2)

1.Ka1-a2   2.Ka2-b3   3.Kb3-c4   4.Kc4-d5   5.Kd5-d6   6.HAg3-e5   7.Kd6-d5   8.Kd5-c4   9.Kc4-b3  10.Kb3-a2  11.Ka2-a1  12.HAe5-b2  13.Ka1-b1  14.Kb1-c2  15.Kc2-d2  16.HAb2-c2  17.Kd2-d1 Kf2-e3 =

Ivan Skoba & Ján Golha
5e2/8/8/8/8/3F4/5R2/7r
ser-h=18                                          (2+2)

1.Kh1-h2   2.Kh2-h3   3.Kh3-g4   4.Kg4-f4   5.HAf8-f5   6.Kf4-e5   7.Ke5-d5   8.HAf5-e5   9.Kd5-d4  10.Kd4-c3  11.Kc3-b2  12.Kb2-a1  13.HAe5-b2  14.Ka1-a2  15.Ka2-b3  16.Kb3-c3  17.Kc3-d2  18.Kd2-c1 Kf2-e1 =

Itamar Faybish
2r5/4P3/2R5/8/8/2e5/8/8
ser-h=16                                          (2+2)

1.Kc8-b8   2.Kb8-a7   3.Ka7-a6   4.Ka6-a5   5.Ka5-b4   6.Kb4-c4   7.Kc4-d4   8.Kd4-e5   9.Ke5-f6  10.Kf6-g7  11.Kg7-h8  12.HAc3-g7  13.Kh8-g8  14.Kg8-f7  15.Kf7-e8  16.HAg7-f7 Kc6-d6 =

This is my first interesting B2/4 entry, found when desperately looking for the B2/4/19! I really thought at that time that the B2/4/19 was somehow related to that one, alas... no.