|(1) Posted by Steven Dowd [Friday, Jun 4, 2010 00:14]|
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Please note that the two longest selfmates are cooked, and 1505 appears to have an illegal position.
|(2) Posted by Frank Richter [Friday, Jun 4, 2010 07:29]|
1505?? First problem is no. 1507.
|(3) Posted by Administrator [Friday, Jun 4, 2010 15:23]|
Thank you Steven for the information. Thanks to the courtesy of Olaf Jenker I am using Gustav, but obviously not skillfully. Few tips would be helpful (let alone the manual in English)!
Frank, Steven meant 1555. Yes, it is illegal (black needs 2 captures, only one is available)! However, there is a simple correction: replace wPg2,bPg3,bPg4 with wPf2,wPf3. I'm sure author will agree to print this version (should we replace the diagram on this site now or later?)
|(4) Posted by Frank Richter [Friday, Jun 4, 2010 17:50]; edited by Frank Richter [10-06-04]|
please delete, I overlooked the constellation wPe2g2 ...
|(5) Posted by Steven Dowd [Saturday, Jun 5, 2010 00:20]|
Sorry for listing the wrong number, sometimes my eyes play tricks on me!
I would be happy to help with Gustav to any extent you feel appropriate,many tricks and tips I had to learn by simply continually pestering poor Olaf Jenker. Whether that would involve testing or showing how things work, I'll do whatever you feel is appropriate.
As to the author with the incorrect problem, I have not been able to look at the simple correction, but if it corrects the problem, I would vote for placing it on the website now as the author obviously put much effort into that problem (which is probably what led to the illegal position, so easy to overlook things when your mind is on other things!) and I think it should be shown in its best light.
|(6) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Saturday, Jun 5, 2010 18:20]|
For unification, my "Mate in 15" stipulation should be changed to "#15".
|(7) Posted by Steven Dowd [Saturday, Jun 5, 2010 19:35]|
By the way, Siegfried, I enjoyed that problem very much. It combined a well-known, almost hackneyed idea (the rook promotion on a8) with a sound reason for the rook promotion, elevating it to a "higher purpose" than simple stalemate avoidance. I hope to see more "pawns only" problems like that from you in the future!
|(8) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Saturday, Jun 5, 2010 19:40]|
Some young master from Feodossija was very inspiring to me. :-)
I think much is unexplored in these waters. Virgin land is awaiting to those whose ships will crash through the waves. However, without the collection "Kings & Pawns" (can be bought in MatPlus shop) the predecessor test would have been painful.
|(9) Posted by Administrator [Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 02:10]|
There's no sense to print unsound problems so two cooked long selfmates are replaced by one s#3 (1555) and one s#9 (1561). Both are computer tested (the latter one has a minor dual, but since it's a special kind of task please look for a 'better' black option on the 5th move which leads to the accurate line).
Some renumbering occured in the selfmates section, but I guess that's not of big importance.
|(10) Posted by Steven Dowd [Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 08:53]|
Milan, you left in my comment about an illegal position after it had been corrected - anyone who didn't see the original will think I am quite daft. Can you remove that from the pdf?
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