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(1) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Saturday, Jul 5, 2008 11:58]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [08-07-06]

The religious anti-sleep conspiracy

I always hate noise, but it's even worse on Sabbath. Why do people have to make the worst noise by sawing wood and whatnotever at Saturday, 10 AM? Yesterday morning, I woke up after too less sleep. This morning, I woke up after too less sleep. Both times because of noise. While it may be understandable (although quite bad, still) on Sunday through Friday, it is NOT at Saturday! Some people must've decided to conspire just to ruin my sleep!

AC White also wrote a nice book about conspiracy, by the way. It also was at a very antisemitic time (25.xii.1935) but contained of material for that one would give up sleep at his free will. It was the 31st anniversary of the Christmas series (help, there's religion again!) and contained 100 conspiracies. One of these contained the three wise rooks from the east.

(= 7+12 )

S. Boros
Il Problema, October 1932 (diagram 90 in White's "Conspiracy")
The black king is arrested in four moves by the conspirers (black begins).

The conspiracy consisted of 1.f1R+ Ke3 2.e1R+ Kd3 3.d1R+ Kc3 4.c1B Bxb3 mate but the Sa3 also can conspire with the white bishop (1.Sc4 Bb5 2.Sa3 h6 3.Sxb5 Rh5 4.Sd6 Ra5 mate is only one variation). Adding a black pawn on h6 only leaves one dual (3.d1R and 4.c1B can be played in reverse order) so I have to ask you to conspire for a full correction.

Anyone noticed the last conspiracy here? The book is by Alain C. White and, of course, white checkmates in all diagrams. "Cent points!"


PS: The position is set up wrongly, I'm sorry! So please set Pg4+h5 to g3+h4 and ignore the first dual, as Mr. McDowell points out below!

PS2: Corrected another mistake!

PS3: Ok, removed some rant. Sorry!
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(2) Posted by Michael McDowell [Saturday, Jul 5, 2008 13:06]

The first cook can be eliminated if the problem is set up correctly, with pawns g4, h5 at g3, h4.

By the way, problem No.2 in the book is a duplex.
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(3) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Saturday, Jul 5, 2008 15:10]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [08-07-05]

Shame on me! That's correct, I set it up wrongly. :-(
Added a PS.

At least I got enough sleep now (even had some kind of lucid dream - my first one - but I wasn't omnipotent enough to reveal a nice twomover setting by just wishing for it. Seems like composing must be done consciously).
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