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MatPlus.Net Forum General Rockets for tomorrow :-)
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(1) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020 14:40]

Rockets for tomorrow :-)

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#2...OK, I know it's a dud :-)
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(2) Posted by Ulrich Voigt [Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020 17:18]

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(3) Posted by Zalmen Kornin [Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020 19:10]

Happy 2021 to everyone!!

Author: E. Silvester
Dedicated to Rewan (James)
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h#3, 2 solutions
(b) Make the position legal using just one White Pawn, 3 solutions

* (My Chess Friend Eve - not gentlemanly to reveal her age - send this New Year Fantasy ...)
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(4) Posted by Frank Richter [Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020 20:25]

My best wishes to all members and readers for 2021!

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Possibly anticipated ...
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(5) Posted by Nikola Predrag [Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020 21:03]

About post 3
For the 2 (hypothetical) solutions in an 'illegal' setting, a solver needs a few seconds, just applying the million times seen motifs.
After that, a legalization of 10 bPs by using 1 wP appears as an unexpectedly hard task, which requires a much better solver (who believes it's possible in the first place).
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(6) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020 21:14]

After again reading a story of some German twit
making DYI crackers and landing in the hospital
(same story any Silvester), my rockets stay small!

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#6 (you will sure recognize a certain similarity
with one Xmas tree from another thread :-)
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(7) Posted by Rewan Demontay (Real Name: James Malcom) [Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020 21:23]

Nikola, who's to say that a White can't betray their comrades, and become the 9th BP? ;)

Thanks for the dedication Zalmen! What merits it? No need to know of course!

And on a similar note, for Hauke, help this king fire their rocket with a friend!

ser-castling in 29 moves, (-:
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(8) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020 21:27]

This one is strictly for Silvester humor.

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#3 a) Dia b) Swap the two pawns
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(9) Posted by Nikola Predrag [Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020 21:54]

Rewan, I still don't understand but never mind, the whole thread doesn't predict a better year for human creativity and values :-(
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(10) Posted by Joost de Heer [Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020 22:09]

3: Add a white pawn on b1. Obviously the whole position needs to be rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise, and the three pawns on e1, f1, and g1 promote.
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(11) Posted by Zalmen Kornin [Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 00:25]

Oh, sorry Nikola and Joost ... The construction exercise in (b) is to "make legal the position". Turning, rotating etc will not work, as the solutions will vanish. (Already modified the enunciate) I believe there're really 3 possibilities of adding 1 wP in order to being able of eliminate the sources of illegality. But one of them is particularly elegant, keeping both solutions of (a), and these bizarre looking pillars of bPs - in a decent counting so to say...
Rewan: Our friend Eve exaggerated while trying to spare White material ... There's too much chocolate. A little dash of vanilla will fit very well...
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(12) Posted by Nikola Predrag [Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 02:52]

There are 10 black Pawns and 1 white should replace at least 2 bPs. Joost made a good joke at least, but I'm to stupid.

Hauke, you started destroying 'rockets for tomorrow' instead of constructing:

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(or re-constructing, with a 'destroying' set-play: W:Kh7,Sg6,Sg8,Pe7; B:Kd7; h#2*)
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(13) Posted by Zalmen Kornin [Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 12:07]

Author: P Verance
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*in cold places it can be 'in the winehouse', or even 'outside'...

*good symmetric try

Dear Dual-hater: There's one for You
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