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by Rewan Demontay
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check
Replies: 51
Views: 5393

Re: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check

Yes, welcome Andrew! It's good to have you here, my friend.
by Rewan Demontay
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The bare king
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: The bare king

David Sedgeick, the source that you give is merely a reprint. This problem that shows promotion of a pawn to a pawn to draw, called the dummy pawn, actually goes back to 1851. It was created by Josef Kling and Bernhard Horowitz and it was published in "The Chess Player," on page 76 on 9/20/1851. You...
by Rewan Demontay
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Isaac Asimov and chess
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Isaac Asimov and chess

I find it funny that the king returns home in the diagrammed game, and an interesting post as well you have here.
by Rewan Demontay
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fancy your chances?
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: Fancy your chances?

I'll see if I can get a selfmate on him. That'll show him!
by Rewan Demontay
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Chess Chase
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: The Chess Chase

This seems like it would be a cool show if done. The prospect of beating a GM at something might interest many average players.
by Rewan Demontay
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check
Replies: 51
Views: 5393

Re: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check

One last thing-Here is a problem in which the king is left in a quintuple check in the final position!

Mate In 4
Dedicated To Marken Foo (a personal friend)

1. Qd3+! Nxd3+ 2. Ne6+ Kxe8 3. Nf6+ Kf7 4. Rg7#
by Rewan Demontay
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole #2-Promoted Rook Castling On The First Rank
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: A Former Loophole #2-Promoted Rook Castling On The First Rank

This problem shows takes the idea to it's maximum.

Mate In 2, 8 Solutions
by Rewan Demontay
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 2301

Re: Gap between games by two players

John Moore wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Good one, Geoff. Now all you have to do is find 2 GMs or two players clearly of GM strength.
If you want strictly GM is GMish players, the 20 year gap between the 1972 and 1992 games of Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky is an obvious starter candidate.
by Rewan Demontay
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under promotion to a bishop.
Replies: 21
Views: 2791

Re: Under promotion to a bishop.

Here are two chess problems that both show the maximum amount of bishop promotions done so far in study and a directmate. Михаил Афанасьевич инар, Friendship-200 JT Achalgazdra Kommunisti 1983, 1st Special Honorable Mention White to play and win r3n1r1/2PPP3/4PP2/4P2P/5pp1/5pk1/1B3p2/5B1K Solution h...
by Rewan Demontay
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check
Replies: 51
Views: 5393

Re: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:29 am
Rewan Demontay wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:21 am
What's so preferable about it?
It demonstrates the idea more economically.
Norman's study is more PIECE economic, but I presume you mean economic timewise? The mate in two could also be considered more economic clarity wise, since one movers are too easy to do.
by Rewan Demontay
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check
Replies: 51
Views: 5393

Re: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check

What's so preferable about it?
by Rewan Demontay
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole #2-Promoted Rook Castling On The First Rank
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: A Former Loophole #2-Promoted Rook Castling On The First Rank

(continued from above) I have found very few references to this specific castling loophole in chess literature. The next appearacne I know of comes a whopping 37 years later in the Febuary 1955 edition of Chess Review on page 37: http://uscf1-nyc1.aodhosting.com/CL-AND-CR-ALL/CR-ALL/CR1955/CR1955_02...
by Rewan Demontay
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole #2-Promoted Rook Castling On The First Rank
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

A Former Loophole #2-Promoted Rook Castling On The First Rank

When it comes to castling, many specific rules have been made. One famous example of castling that eluded the laws for some time is castling vertically with a promoted rook. This type of castling, promoting a rook a on the e-file and moving the king up two spaces, came into mainstream public notice ...
by Rewan Demontay
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check
Replies: 51
Views: 5393

Re: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check

I expect a PxP ep could set up multiple checks. I was also pondering over the previous law, white has Ke1, Ra2 and h1, Pe2, Black has Kc1, Rg8, Nh3, Bc5, so you go 0-0 mate, as the three checks didn't count. An en passant capture that leads to triple check is ineed not too hard to set up as you sug...
by Rewan Demontay
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check
Replies: 51
Views: 5393

Re: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check

I forget to mention before that there is actually a chess variant called "Bosma Chess" that was created in 1993 by R. Bosma. The Dutch problemsit also noticed the wording of the FIDE laws, so he meshed into fairy chess. In Bosma chess, a king is not in check if it is attacked three or more times. I ...