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(1) Posted by Michael McDowell [Friday, Mar 13, 2020 18:26]

Adventure in recomposition


A problem which adds a Zilahi to the play in G. Bakcsi, 1st Commend Probleemblad 1973

Christer Jonsson
The Problemist 2010
(= 7+12 )

H#2 (2 solutions)

1.Kxf4+ Qe3+ 2.Kxe3 Sxd5
1.Kxf6+ Qe7+ 2.Kxe7 Sxd5

Version
(= 6+8 )

H#2 (2 solutions)

It hardly seems worth the extra force just to get a second model.
 
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(2) Posted by Zalmen Kornin [Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 22:08]; edited by Zalmen Kornin [20-03-14]

Michael, about the comparison on topic: the lightness and elegance of Your version are preferable, I don't miss the second model.

**BTW, just for the record: Christer could spare a white Pawn in this way (but renouncing to the mirror mate.)
(V) (= 6+13 )
h#2 2 solutions
 
 
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(3) Posted by Miodrag Mladenović [Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 10:56]; edited by Miodrag Mladenović [20-03-15]

I also agree that position without model mates is better. However even position with a model mates could have been lighter:

(= 6+11 )

H#2
 
 
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