|(1) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Monday, Sep 16, 2019 12:30]|
Fleck with battery
A terminology question. Fleck, for obvious reasons,
ruled out batteries in his theme. Now observe:
(= 4+5 )
1.Bf5! gxf2/Bg1/g1X 2.Rxg5/Rh4/Rxg3#
R~ is never a threat, there are no random battery moves.
Would you, thus, count this as a Fleck "in spirit"?
|(2) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Monday, Sep 16, 2019 13:14]|
yes. I consider it genuine fleck.
|(3) Posted by Michael McDowell [Monday, Sep 16, 2019 20:30]|
Certainly it's a Fleck.
Where did Fleck rule out battery mates? The chess problem world seems to have decided otherwise. Morse's task book gives the records as 14 threats with a battery and 8 without a battery.
Did Fleck claim to have invented a new theme? That would seem strange, given the number of earlier examples. In The Problemist I recently quoted a Fleck which Lilian Baird published in 1891, when she was 9 years old.
|(4) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 09:40]|
Now we *really* need a reference pointing to an article of Fleck
on the matter.
|(5) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 16:03]|
Fleck with battery is easy to compose (though difficult to have good key) so it is not usually considered special.
|(6) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 20:22]|
(= 7+6 )
Fleck with 14 threats
complete cross of the rook
complete diagonal of the queen
no dual (of course)
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