Die Schwalbe

124 problem(s) found in 1703 milliseconds (displaying 100 problem(s)). [K='Joke promotion']

1 - P0002628
Raymond Smullyan
The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes 1979
P0002628
(3+2)
#1
Aprilscherz!
1. b8=sS#
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vgl. P1349637
Mario Richter: Could be, inspired by P1349637, presented as twin: a) diagram, b) +sSb8 (2018-05-02)
Ladislav Packa: Mario: Position b) would be enough. H#1*: 1...bxa8=R#, 1.Sd7 b8=S# (2018-05-02)
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (s)
Genre: n#
FEN: r7/kPR5/8/K7/8/8/8/8
Reprints: Schach mit Sherlock Holmes 1982
Input: Gerd Wilts, 1995-06-03
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
2 - P0575180
Werner Speckmann
Deutsche Schachzeitung 05/1969
P0575180
(1+2)
h#1
1. d1=wD! Da4#
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Umwandlungsscherz
Erich Bartel: mit der Bedingung "pieces volages" ist es ein normales
h#1, aber trotzdem ohne Witz (2010-11-30)
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (D)
Genre: h#
FEN: 8/2K5/k7/8/8/8/3p4/8
Input: Felber, Volker, 1999-12-26
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
3 - P1104028
Theodore Morris Brown
372 T. M. Brown's Chess Problems IV 1889
P1104028
(8+3)
s#2
1. exd8=sT Txc8 2. Dd7+ Kxd7#
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Keywords: Joke (Joke), Joke promotion (t)
Genre: s#
FEN: 2Rrk1K1/1Q2P1PB/8/4nN2/8/8/4R3/8
Input: Frank Müller, 2010-04-27
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
4 - P1104746
Hieronymus Fischer
2262 Deutsche Schachblätter 15/02/1922
P1104746
(11+5)
s#3
Faschingsaufgabe
1. h8=sS!! Sf7 2. Se5+ Sxe5 3. Dc4+ Sxc4#
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Keywords: Joke (Joke), Joke promotion (s)
Genre: s#
FEN: 2B2B2/2p4P/2k3bR/P7/Pp4N1/1Qn5/3K4/2R1N3
Input: Frank Müller, 2010-05-02
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
5 - P1104747
Hieronymus Fischer
2263 Deutsche Schachblätter 15/02/1922
P1104747
(6+4)
s#3
Faschingsaufgabe
1. h8=sT!! Ta8 (bel) 2. Txh3+ Txh3 3. Dh1+ Txh1#
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Keywords: Joke (Joke), Joke promotion (t)
Genre: s#
FEN: 6r1/6pP/8/5N2/3R4/5k1p/7R/5KQ1
Input: Frank Müller, 2010-05-02
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
6 - P1104748
Hieronymus Fischer
2264 Deutsche Schachblätter 15/02/1922
P1104748
(10+3) cooked
s#3
Faschingsaufgabe
1. h8=sD!! droht 2. Sh4+ Dxh4 3. Se1+ Dxe1#
1. h8=sD!! Dxg7 2. Se5+ Dxe5 3. Se1+ Dxe1#
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Cook: 1. ... Tc8+!
James Malcom: I'm probably missing something here, but what is 1... Rc8+?. If it is a cook, a simple fix is +wPc6. (2020-02-13)
Henrik Juel: Yes, 1... Tc8+ prevents the s#3 (2020-02-13)
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: s#
FEN: 6r1/6PP/1P1P2N1/6Q1/8/1p1P1k2/1R4N1/2K5
Input: Frank Müller, 2010-05-02
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
7 - P1104764
Wolfgang Pauly
2325 Deutsche Schachblätter 15/06/1922
Hieronymus Fischer gewidmet
P1104764
(9+4)
s#3
Scherzaufgabe durch 2262-64 angeregt.
1. g8=sL!! Txe8 2. Sd1+ Kd3+ 3. De2+ Txe2#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (l)
Genre: s#
FEN: 4Nr2/5pPp/5P1P/8/1R6/4k3/1N5Q/4KR2
Input: Frank Müller, 2010-05-02
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
8 - P1104765
Wolfgang Pauly
2326 Deutsche Schachblätter 15/06/1922
Hieronymus Fischer gewidmet
P1104765
(8+3)
s#3
Scherzaufgabe - durch Nr. 2262-64 angeregt
1. g8=sK!! Txe8 2. Sd1+ Kd3+ 3. De2+ Txe2#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (k)
Genre: s#
FEN: 4Nr2/5pP1/5P2/8/1R6/4k3/1N5Q/4KR2
Input: Frank Müller, 2010-05-02
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
9 - P1110957
Thomas B. Rowland
P3 Chess Fruits 1884
P1110957
(11+6)
a) #1
b) s#1
Duplex
aw) 1. Tb3#
as) 1. Kxc3#
bw) 1. bxc8=sK Kxc3#
bs) 1. Sxd5+ Sxd5#
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Keywords: Joke (Joke), Joke promotion (k)
Genre: s#
FEN: Rbq5/1Pn1KPP1/5N2/3B4/Pk1P4/b1R5/1p6/1B6
Input: Frank Müller, 2010-07-19
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
10 - P1134678
Heinz Brixi
Kongreßbuch Teplitz-Schönau 1922
P1134678
(4+2)
#2
1. c8=K! Ka8 2. Kb6#
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Keywords: Miniature Collection (0012850), Joke, Joke promotion (K), Promotion in the key (K)
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/k1P5/2K5/1P6/8/6p1/6B1/8
Input: Felber, Volker, 2010-09-11
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
11 - P1135417
? ?
Humor im Schach 1988
P1135417
(4+2)
#2
1. Db8+! Txb8 2. axb8=sT#!
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Duplicate Diagram: P1373528

Henrik Juel: Joke solution:
1.Db8+ Txb8 2.axb8=sT# (2020-03-18)
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Keywords: Miniature Collection (0013044), Joke, Joke promotion, under-promotion (sT)
Genre: 2#
FEN: k6r/P7/2KQ4/8/8/8/8/R7
Input: Felber, Volker, 2010-09-11
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
12 - P1150310
Emil Palkoska
The Leader 1903
Leader-Turnier
P1150310
(3+1)
#3
1. e8=K! Kd6,Kf6 2. Tc2,Tg2 Ke6 3. Tc6#,Tg6#
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Keywords: Miniature Collection (0053150), Joke, Oneliner, Rex solus (s), Symmetrical position, Symmetrical solution, Joke promotion
Genre: 3#
FEN: 8/4P3/4k3/8/4K3/8/4R3/8
Input: Felber, Volker, 2010-09-12
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-06-22 more...
13 - P1153281
Viktor Holst
Skakbladet 11/1907
P1153281
(4+3)
#2
1. a8=sK+ La6 (Sort er jo nødt til [!] at parere Skakken) 2. Dxa6# og #.
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Originalforderung: Hvid gør Mat i 2 Træk.

Das Problem erschien zusammen mit drei weiteren im Novemberheft 1907 des Skakbladets im Rahmen eines im Heft 07/1907, S.3 ausgeschriebenen "Skakspøg-Turnering".
Motto von Holsts Einsendung: "Op og ned."
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Keywords: Miniature Collection (0308043), Joke promotion (k), Joke
Genre: 2#
FEN: 2k5/Pb1nK3/8/4B3/8/8/8/Q7
Input: Zuncke/Bruder, 2010-09-12
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
14 - P1160804
Camille Moriau
97 150 Schachkuriositäten 1910
Capriccio
P1160804
(4+2)
#2
1. g8=sL! Kh7 2. Th5#
1. ... Lh7 2. Lg7#
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Keywords: Miniature Collection (0025189), Joke, Joke promotion (l)
Genre: 2#
FEN: 7B/5pP1/5K1k/6R1/8/8/8/8
Input: Felber, Volker, 2010-09-12
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
15 - P1166914
E. Vianna
148 150 exzentrische Schachaufgaben 1910
P1166914
(4+3)
#2
1. f8=K Kh8 2. Th2#
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Keywords: Miniature Collection (0028858), Joke promotion (K), Joke
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/4pP1k/4p3/4P1K1/8/8/3R4/8
Input: Felber, Volker, 2010-09-12
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
16 - P1166983
Johannes Hermann Zukertort
Philadelphia Times 27/12/1885
P1166983
(4+1)
#1
1. g8=sS# (schwarzer Springer)
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'Philadelphia Times' (27.12.1885) im Vorfeld des anstehenden Matches Zukertort-Steinitz):
"Zukey's Mate in One
Zukertort was, as might be expected, full of new good things in chess, and the following remarkable mate in one move, which he showed to an admiring gallery of spectators at the Manhattan Chess Club the other day, proves that he has more 'points' than are dreamed of in Steinitz' philosophy. ... 'Now.' said Dr. Zukertort, 'white has the move and he can legitimately, according to the letter of the rules of chess, checkmate in ONE move.'The 'gallery' was incredulous, but the doctor speedily demonstrated the correctness of his assertion. No doubt when Steinitz hears of this wonderful feat he'll try to cancel the match."
und bei den Lösungen am 03.01.1886: "The chief purpose of the 'problem' is to show that one of the rules in chess is imperfectly worded. We refer to the one relating to promotions of pawns, which says: A pawn reaching the eighth square must at once be exchanged for any piece (except king) that the player of the pawn may elect. ...
Now, white takes advantage of the literal reading of the rule and pushes pawn to knight's eighth, claiming black knight and discovering checkmate. This shows that the rule shonld be made 'any piece (except king) of his own color,' etc.
While on the subject of pawn promotion we might also state Steinitz and Zukertort, in their coming match, will have the right to allow a pawn to remain a pawn on the eighth row, for their match will be governed by the '"Dummy pawn "code of 1862, which allows that additional privilege to the player of the 'promoted' pawn."

Anmerkung:
Bezieht sich vermutlich auf die unpräzise Formulierung im Regelwerk der "British Chess Association" von 1862
Law XIII: "When a pawn has reached the eighth square, the player has the option of selecting a piece, whether such piece has previously been lost or not, whose names and powers it shall then assume, or of deciding that it shall remain a pawn."
(noch 1889(!) schreibt W. Steinitz in: 'The modern chess instructor' über den Bauer im Schachspiel (S.XVII): "He ... alone of all chessmen has the privilege of promotion, i.e., on reaching an eighth square he may be exchanged either for a Queen or any other piece his player may select. The laws of the British Chess Association, which we adopt, provide that his player may refuse his promotion, in which case he remains a Pawn as before, but unmovable, and he is termed a 'dummy' Pawn.")
Sally: Hier zeigt sich Zukertorts Humor!
Nachdruck in :
Numa Pretis ABC des Eches 1895.
Mit der Lösung nimmt er vermutlich eine nicht präzise formulierte Umwandlungsregel auf die Schippe. (2017-10-20)
Henrik Juel: I believe that the rule book just said that a pawn promotes to an officer, giving problem pranksters the opportunity to feature promotions to the opposite color and to king (2017-10-20)
Mario Richter: @Sally: Diese Aufgabe ist ja noch relativ harmlos. Wenn Du mal ein "richtiges" Beispiel für Zukertorts schrägen Humor kennenlernen möchtest, versuch' mal, P1342070 zu lösen ... (2017-10-21)
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Keywords: Miniature Collection (0028869), Joke, Joke promotion (s), Rex solus (s), Letter problem (T)
Genre: n#
FEN: 8/5RPk/6N1/6K1/8/8/8/8
Reprints: XVII ABC des Echecs [Preti] 1895
14 L'Express du Midi 28/05/1923
Input: Felber, Volker, 2010-09-12
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17 - P1178953
Felix Escute
405 The Pittsburgh Gazette Times 24/12/1911
P1178953
(5+2)
#3
Nachdruck aus Excentricity
Nutzt die Unklarheit der alten Umwandlungsregel:
1. h8=sS! Sf7 2. Th7 Sh8 3. Ta7#
1. ... Sg6 2. Th6 Sh8 3. Ta6#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (s)
Genre: 3#
FEN: 8/7P/8/8/1p6/kP5R/P7/K7
Input: Frank Müller, 2010-10-26
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
18 - P1182118
Frank J. Marshall
Marshall's Chess "Swindles" , p. 129, 1914
P1182118
(6+3) C+
#2 mit dem Sg6
1. f7 Kxg6 2. f8=S#
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Der gerade geschlagene wSg6 kommt durch die UW wieder aufs Brett und setzt matt; deshalb auch der wSb1.
Originalforderung: White mates in two - with the Knight at KKt6.
Motto: "A La Napier"
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Keywords: Joke, Constrained problem, Joke promotion (recycle wS)
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/6pk/4KPN1/6Pp/7P/8/8/1N6
Input: Mario Richter, 2010-12-11
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
19 - P1182927
Thomas R. Dawson
787 Pittsburgh Gazette Times 29/12/1912
Christmas Problem
P1182927
(6+2)
#2
Zusatz: with Humorist's compliments, and Oh! by the way, "Merry Christmas"
1. f8=sL! ... 2. Lc4
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (l)
Genre: 2#
FEN: r5B1/P1Q2P2/k7/8/P7/8/8/5K2
Input: Frank Müller, 2010-12-23
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
20 - P1193261
M. Frisbee
Palmer Gunkel Keeney

1542 Pittsburgh Gazette Times 22/12/1914
Xmas Problem
P1193261
(3+1)
#2
1. d8=K Kd6 2. Tf6#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (K)
Genre: 2#
FEN: 5R2/3P4/4k3/8/3K4/8/8/8
Input: Frank Müller, 2011-04-23
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
21 - P1193262
Palmer Gunkel Keeney
1543 Pittsburgh Gazette Times 22/12/1914
Xmas Problem
P1193262
(2+3)
Black to play and White Mates
h#1
1. h1=sK! Th3#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (k)
Genre: h#
FEN: 8/8/8/8/8/4R3/4K1pp/6k1
Input: Frank Müller, 2011-04-23
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
22 - P1193302
Maxwell Bukofzer
1931 The Pittsburgh Gazette Times 26/12/1915
Christmas Problem
P1193302
(14+1)
s#6
1. a8=sL Lxb7 2. d7+ Lxc6 3. d5+ Lxd5 4. Te4+ Lxe4 5. d8=S+ Kd5 6. Kh1 Lxf3#
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Scherzaufgabe mit weißer Umwandlung in eine schwarze Figur!
Henrik Juel: The last 5.0 moves are C+ by Popeye 4.61 (2020-05-02)
James Malcom: Many thanks for extending the PBD promotion options Gerd! (2020-05-02)
A.Buchanan: Yes thanks Gerd! :D (2020-05-02)
James Malcom: Is programming Pam-Krabbe castling as well too much to ask? It probably is! (2020-05-02)
A.Buchanan: Gerd seems to have a little more free time these days. I suggest you specify exactly what Pam-Krabbe castling is. (2020-05-02)
James Malcom: Well. Pam-Krabbe castling is wheh there stands a White(Black) rook on e8(e1) and the White(Black) king stands on e1(e8). The notation “0-0-0-0-0-0” moves the king two spaces to e3(e6). and the rook to e2(e7), i.e. vertical castling. (2020-05-02)
A.Buchanan: I'll ask him (2020-05-03)
Henrik Juel: Additionally, the rook must be promoted on e8/e1 and it has never moved
And of course e1,e2,e3/e6,e7,e8 may not be threatened by the other side
But this may be irrelevant for the desired coding (2020-05-03)
A.Buchanan: Yes I agree Henrik. Does current animation check legality of castling? (2020-05-03)
James Malcom: It seems not Andrew. See P1373264. (2020-05-03)
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (l), Rex solus
Genre: s#
FEN: 8/PP4Q1/2RPk3/2P5/2RP4/5BN1/1N4KP/6B1
Input: Frank Müller, 2011-04-23
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2020-05-03 more...
23 - P1196781
Frank Bradley Phelps
265 Yenowine's News 29/12/1889
Christmas Puzzle
P1196781
(6+11)
s#2
1. gxh8=K a4 2. Lb5 Lxc3#
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Keywords: Joke (Joke), Joke promotion (K)
Genre: s#
FEN: 4B2q/1p4P1/1R6/p7/7p/p1Q4p/rb5K/rkn4R
Input: Frank Müller, 2011-06-03
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
24 - P1199883
H. C. Hansen
VI Skakbladet 01/1913
Neujahrsaufgabe
P1199883
(5+4)
#2
1. c8=sL! Kd8 2. Lf6#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (l)
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/1pPpk1B1/1P1p4/3K3B/8/8/8/8
Input: Frank Müller, 2011-08-06
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
25 - P1199932
Darso James Densmore
50B D.J. Densmore & the Densmore MemTy 1918 1920
P1199932
(8+5)
s#3
1. d7 La1,Lb2~ 2. Sc6+ Kc7+ 3. d8=sS+ Sf7#
1. ... f5 2. De5+ Lxe5 3. d8=sD,d8=sT#
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Zu der Variante 1. ... f5 2. De5+ Lxe5 3. d8=sD,d8=sT# merkt Hume an: "Literally a Self-mate."
Motto: Help yourself!

Version und Motto von G.Hume: "Hume: "I have added the motto, and made a slight change in the position to avoid some duals that rather spoiled the joke."
(Als Kompositionsdatum ist angegeben: 25 June, 1916)
Henrik Juel: 3.d8=sD?? is an illegal self-check, but maybe this is an extra joke
It is problems like this that give Joke problems their well-deserved bad reputation... (2020-02-13)
A.Buchanan: Hume was a celebrated orthodox composer too. Is there solving software which will allow foreign promotions? I’m not convinced about the given solution here (2020-02-14)
Henrik Juel: Popeye 4.61 does not allow anything
Popeye 4.79 and newer allows promotion to own pawn (with e.g. bed uwn d t l s du), but not 'foreign' promotions, I believe (2020-02-14)
Mario Richter: Regarding the claimed illegal self-check I think that Hume added the motto exactly for the purpose of helping the solver to detect the joke.
Quote from White's 'A Memorial to D.J. Densmore'-book: "By the death of Densmore, the chess problem world has lost, foremost of all ... the clown in the circus of chess problemists - a great entertainer, that had suddenly sprung into their midst." (2020-02-15)
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Keywords: Joke, Linienkombination, Joke promotion (sd), under-promotion
Genre: s#
FEN: rk5K/p5RP/B2P1p2/N1Q5/8/8/1b6/4R3
Input: Mario Richter, 2011-08-06
Last update: Mario Richter, 2020-02-15 more...
26 - P1216795
Philip Hamilton Williams
The Modern Chess Problem 1903
Christmas Problem
P1216795
(11+4)
s#3
1. Sd4+ Txa4 2. e8=sT+ Te7 3. c8=sL Lxb7#
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Nur Nachdruck in TMCP.
Mario Richter: Von "The Modern Chess Problem" gibt es mehrere Auflagen, eine z.B. schon von 1903 (s. http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008684148), in der dieses Problem auch schon abgedruckt ist - das sollte bei der Datumsangabe berücksichtigt werden. (2011-11-26)
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Keywords: Joke, Obtrusive material, Joke promotion (tl)
Genre: s#
FEN: 6R1/1QPkP2R/2N1R1p1/8/B3KPn1/3P4/r7/8
Reprints: 51 The Modern Chess Problem 1912
Input: Frank Müller, 2011-11-05
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27 - P1216887
S. Tokkie
Tijdschrift van den NSB , p. 124, 04/1926
Aprilscherz
P1216887
(8+7)
s#2
1. bxa8=sS! Sc7,Sb6 2. Sd5+ Sxd5#
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SBD: 2. Sd5+ Sxd5# (2011-11-06)
Henrik Juel: The author name is probably also a joke, sounds like Stocchi. (2011-11-06)
SBD: stokkie is slang for small stick. (2011-11-06)
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Keywords: Joke (Joke), Joke promotion (s)
Genre: s#
FEN: b7/1P3p2/5B2/2p2p2/R1pn1N2/2k1K3/4RP2/3B4
Input: Frank Müller, 2011-11-06
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
28 - P1231200
Vojtech Kosek
I Ceskoslovenska Republika 30/12/1928
Sylvesterscherz
P1231200
(5+5)
h#2
1. Th8 gxh8=sT 2. 0-0 Lxh7#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (t), Castling
Genre: h#
FEN: 4k1r1/5pPp/5BB1/5K1R/8/8/b7/8
Input: Frank Müller, 2012-01-28
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
29 - P1231266
Jiri Kauder
Ceskoslovenska Republika 19/04/1931
P1231266
(7+3) C+
s#2
1. cxb8=sL La7 2. b8=sL Lb6,Lc7#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (ll)
Genre: s#
FEN: 1n6/1PP5/P2p4/K1kB4/P7/8/8/3R4
Input: Frank Müller, 2012-01-28
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
30 - P1234027
Vojtech Kosek
44 Narodni Politika 11/04/1915
Aprilscherz
P1234027
(4+6)
s#2
1. d8=sK+! Kxe8 2. De7+ Kxe7#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (k)
Genre: s#
FEN: r3B1K1/2pP4/2k5/3n4/1Q6/8/1bb5/8
Input: Frank Müller, 2012-03-10
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
31 - P1234039
Josef Cumpe
33v Narodni Politika 23/04/1916
P1234039
(2+11) cooked
Letzter Zug von Weiß und Schwarz?
Korrektur am 27.08.1916
R: 1. 0-0-0# a7-a8=sT
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Cook: z.B.: R: 1. Ld8-g6#
See P1375777 for correction
A.Buchanan: Could also be 1 ... bxa8=sT? (2020-05-11)
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (t)
Genre: Retro
FEN: 2kr2Kn/2prq1pP/3p2bp/6n1/8/8/8/8
Input: Frank Müller, 2012-03-10
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2020-05-11 more...
32 - P1237542
Leonid Ivanovich Kubbel
? 1941
P1237542
(6+1)
#2
1. e8=sK! Kd8 2. Dd7#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (k), Rex solus (s)
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/4P1Q1/2P5/8/8/6Pk/5P2/7K
Reprints: 577 Isbrannye sadatschi L. I. Kubbelja 1958
K Das Geheimnis des schwarzen Königs , p. 20, 1960
VIII Schach 1, p. 12, 01/1961
37 Sachove panoptikum , p. 54, 1975
389 Schachmatnaja Mosaika 1984
diagrammes , p. 4668, 01-03/2008
Input: Frank Müller, 2012-04-26
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
33 - P1242839
Jan Vlcek
37 Narodni Politika 04/04/1909
P1242839
(10+5)
s#2
1. a8=K Lxd7 2. Tc6+ Lxc6#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (K)
Genre: s#
FEN: 1B2b3/P1RP1p2/k4P2/Pp6/1P6/8/5p1P/5N1K
Input: Frank Müller, 2012-06-23
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
34 - P1242921
Hieronymus Fischer
Deutsches Wochenschach , p. 79, 26/02/1911
Faschingsterzett
P1242921
(9+8)
s#2
1. exf8=sL!! g1=D 2. Ld5+ Lxd5#
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Keywords: Joke (Joke), Joke promotion (l)
Genre: s#
FEN: k4b1R/P3P2R/pQ2B3/1p6/1p6/1Kp5/P1P3p1/7b
Input: Frank Müller, 2012-06-23
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
35 - P1242922
Hieronymus Fischer
v Deutsches Wochenschach , p. 79, 26/02/1911
Faschingsterzett
P1242922
(10+9)
s#2
1. fxg8=sS! Lxe2 2. Txh5+ Lxh5#
1. ... Txa7 2. Dg7+ Txg7#
1. ... b5+ 2. Df6+ Txf6#
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James Malcom: Solution??? (2020-05-03)
Henrik Juel: 1. fxg8=sS seems to work (2020-05-03)
James Malcom: Yes, yes it does. (2020-05-03)
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Keywords: Joke (Joke), Joke promotion (s)
Genre: s#
FEN: 2R2Qnk/P4P2/rp4K1/p3r2p/P6R/8/1B2P1p1/5bN1
Input: Frank Müller, 2012-06-23
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36 - P1246768
Max Ignaz Weiss
144 150 Schachkuriositäten 1910
P1246768
(3+6)
#2
Streng nach Bilguer
1. c7xb8=sT! a6,a5 2. Db6#
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SBD: Was bedeutet hier "Streng nach Bilguer"? (2013-09-06)
Mario Richter: This refers to Bilguer's "Handbuch des Schachspiels", which was for many generations of chess players THE reference work on chess.
Especially it refers to the paragraph, which defines the rule of promotion: "Gelangt er [der Bauer] auf die letzte Reihe des Brettes, auf welcher anfangs die Offiziere des Gegners stehen, so muß der Besitzer ihn augenblicklich umwandeln und zu einem beliebigen Offizier machen."
(If the pawn reaches the last rank, which is occupied in the starting position by the enemy officers, it has to be immediately promoted to an arbitrary officer.)
Although Bilguer exlicitely excluded the promotion to a second King ("Hierbei kann man eine zweite Dame, einen dritten Springer u.s.w. wählen; nur versteht es sich, daß der Bauer nicht in einen zweiten König verwandelt werden darf.), he forgot to specify, that the promoted officer should have the same color as the pawn. (2013-09-06)
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (t)
Genre: 2#
FEN: rnb5/pkPp4/3Q4/2K5/8/8/8/8
Input: Frank Müller, 2012-08-11
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
37 - P1246928
W. B. H. Meiners
88 150 Schachkuriositäten 1910
P1246928
(7+4)
#2
1. c8=K! Txa1 2. Sc7#
Weiß gibt den Ka1 auf und macht sich einen neuen!
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150 Schachkuriositäten schreibt: B. Mejners
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (K)
Genre: 2#
FEN: k7/p1P1p3/N7/8/8/N7/PPP5/K3r3
Input: Frank Müller, 2012-08-15
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
38 - P1265646
Author unknown
85 150 exzentrische Schachaufgaben 1910
P1265646
(6+2)
#3
1. d8=K Sb3+ 2. cxb3 Kd6 3. Tb6#
1. ... Sxc2+ 2. Lxc2 Kd6 3. Tb6#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (K)
Genre: 3#
FEN: 8/1R1P3B/4k3/6P1/3K4/8/2P5/n7
Input: Frank Müller, 2013-03-28
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01 more...
39 - P1268322
? ?
Arbeiter-Zeitung (Wien) 11/12/1932
P1268322
(4+1)
#2
1. c8=K Ka6 Ka8 2. Ta3#
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?? ??

Wir bringen Ihnen diesmal einen wirklich ganz leichten Schachscherz. Sie müssen sich dabei nur an den Wortlaut der Spielgesetze halten. Also aufgepaßt: ein kleiner Reinfall ist jedenfalls dabei!
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (K)
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/k1P5/8/2P5/2K5/3R4/8/8
Input: Mario Richter, 2013-04-24
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
40 - P1268434
Charles Dealtry Locock
Arbeiter-Zeitung (Wien) 30/07/1933
P1268434
(4+4)
h#2 durch Schwarz
1. bxa8=sT! 0-0-0 2. Tc5 Le8#
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AZW: Weiß zieht und wird unter Mithilfe von Schwarz im zweiten Zug (Selbst)matt. Der sK hat noch nicht gezogen, hingegen hat der sT bereits gezogen. Schachjünger seid gewarnt, es ist ein arger Hereinfall!

Capriccio
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Keywords: Joke promotion (t), Castling (sg), Joke
Genre: h#
FEN: r3k3/1P1b4/2nKP3/1R6/8/8/8/8
Reprints: 42 64 Schach-Scherze 1915
Input: Mario Richter, 2013-04-25
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41 - P1269414
Henri Zimmer
262 Arbeiter-Zeitung (Wien) 12/02/1956
P1269414
(5+5)
s#1
1. c8=K (ZZ) c2#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (K)
Genre: s#
FEN: 8/kBP5/P7/P7/8/1pp5/1p6/bK6
Input: Mario Richter, 2013-05-05
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42 - P1277223
C. Staugaard
Skakbladet 12/1905
P1277223
(4+1)
Entferne einen weißen Stein, dann #2.
-wKe5, dann 1. c8=K!
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Originalforderung: Hvid tager en af sine Brikker bort fra Brædtet og gør mat i 2 Træk
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Keywords: Joke promotion (K), Remove pieces, Joke
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/2P1k3/R7/4K3/8/8/8/5R2
Input: Mario Richter, 2013-09-04
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43 - P1277268

III Skakbladet 12/1906
P1277268
(9+7)
#3
Schwarz hat sich das Recht vorbehalten, die (Umwandlungs-)Regeln nach seinen Gutdünken zu interpretieren, verrät dies aber erst nach dem ersten weißen Zug
Weiß nimmt an, daß Schwarz die UW-Regeln frei interpretieren und versuchen wird, sich mittels 1. ... a1=wL! pattzusetzen.
Er spielt deshalb 1. e7-e8=sL!, um nach 1. ... a1=wL mit 2. f7xe8=sS! fortzusetzen.
Erklärt Schwarz den Zug 1. e7-e8=sL! für illegal und verlangt die UW in einen weißen Offizier, spielt Weiß 1. e8=D, gefolgt von 2. De3.
Erklärt Schwarz den Zug 1. e7-e8=sL! für illegal und verlangt, daß Weiß stattdessen einen Strafzug mit dem König macht, so spielt Weiß 1. Ke8, gefolgt von 2. f8=D.
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Originalforderung: Mat i 3 Træk. NB: Sort har forbeholdt sig Ret til at fortolke Lovene efter Godtbefindende, men ikke forud tilkendegivet, hvorledes Fortolkningen er.

Als Autoren sind angegeben: "H. & H." (evtl. Holst & Høeg?)

Originallösung: Hvid gaar ud fra, at Sort vil fortolke Lovene "frit" og søge at spille sig pat verd 1. ... a1=wL, vil derfor imødegaa dette ved 1. e8=sL og efter 1. ... a1=wL 2. f7xe8=sS. Erklærer Sort Trækket for ukorrekt og forderer Bonden forvandlet til hvid Officer, spilles der 1. e8=D 2. De3. Forlanger Sort i Stedet for Bondetrækket Straffer træk med K, spilles der 1. Ke8 2. f8=D
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (sl)
Genre: 3#
FEN: 3N1KBk/p2pPP2/P2p4/3P1P2/1p6/1Pp5/p7/8
Input: Mario Richter, 2013-09-05
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44 - P1278533
Jesper Jespersen
Skakbladet , p. 45, 02/1908
P1278533
(9+8)
s#4
durch Doppelschach
1. a8=K d5 2. a7 d4 3. Df5 gxf5 4. Sg1+ Txg1#
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Keywords: Joke promotion (K), Joke
Genre: s#
FEN: 1B6/P7/P2p2pN/6P1/7p/3P2pk/4N1rr/K4Q1b
Input: Frank Müller, 2013-10-03
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45 - P1283244
Torsten Linss
2874 Problemkiste 79 02/1992
Manfred Rittirsch gewidmet
P1283244
(1+3)
h#2
Dynamoschach
b) 180° gedreht
a) 1. c6(Kd5) Ke4(Bd5) 2. e4(Kf3) Kg2(Bf3)
b) 1. e4 (Bh1=K) 2. Ka8R Kg2(Bf3)#
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Alfred Pfeiffer: Lösung unklar. Fehlen weitere Bedingungen? (2014-02-15)
Alfred Pfeiffer: Gilt in b) Rex Multiplex? (2014-02-17)
Henrik Juel: No, Alfred, that is not necessary.
2.Ka8R must mean that the original black king leaves the board, and then the promoted one is mated (2014-02-17)
Alfred Pfeiffer: I asked for additional conditions because in Dynamoschach there is no rule that would allow to promote a pawn to a second king, and the suicid of a king is always denied. (2014-02-17)
TLi: It was meant as a joke. Now that somebody takes it seriously it's my time to laugh... ;) (2014-02-20)
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Keywords: Kindergarten Problem, Echo, Dynamo, Joke, Twin by Board Rotation, Joke promotion (k)
Genre: Fairies, h#
FEN: 8/1p6/2K5/8/3p4/8/8/7k
Input: TLi, 2014-02-15
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46 - P1307506
Jan Valuska

SÚV CSTV 1966-67
2. Preis
P1307506
(2+9)
Remis
b) wBe7->f7
a) 1. e8=sD? De4#!
1. e8=sT? Te5!
1. e8=sL? La4!
1. e8=sS? Sf6!,Sg7!
1. e8=sK!
b) 1. f8=sS!
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Aprilscherz
Ladislav Packa: Jan Valuska, II. Preis SV CSTV 1966-67, reproduziert in Pravda, 1.4.1967, Nr.128
Forderung: weiss am Zuge macht Remis, joke (ohne Magische Felder!)
Beachten Sie das Datum der Veröffentlichung.
a) 1.e8=sK!
b) 1.f8=sS! (2015-08-12)
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Keywords: Allumwandlung, Joke, Joke promotion (dtlskDTLSK)
Genre: Studies
FEN: r6b/r1p1P3/6p1/8/5p2/8/1p6/nK1k4
Reprints: 128 Pravda 01/04/1967
Input: Erich Bartel, 2015-08-12
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47 - P1319856
Vladimir Chekarkov
Prisyw 1990
Lob
3-й конкурс задач-шуток
P1319856
(4+3)
h#2, bei dem BEIDE Könige mattgesetzt werden
1. e1=wK! d8=sK 2. a1=wT 0-0-0#
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Originalforderung: "Кооп.мат в 2х обоим королям"
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, Castling
Genre: h#, Fairies
FEN: 8/1P1P4/8/4Q3/8/5K2/p3p3/6k1
Reprints: Amadeus 1 1992
Input: Mario Richter, 2016-05-06
Last update: Mario Richter, 2020-08-16 more...
48 - P1323350
Emanuel Lasker
Henri Gerard Marie Weenink

Rotterdamsch Schaaknieuws 1925
P1323350
(3+2)
h#2
1. h1=wD a8=sT 2. 0-0-0 Dc6#
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Das 'Algemeen Handelsblad' gibt als Autoren an: H. Weenink und Dr. Em. Lasker
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Keywords: Joke, Castling (sg), Joke promotion (Dt), Castling
Genre: h#
FEN: 4k3/P2N4/8/6K1/8/8/7p/8
Reprints: IV Revista Romana de Sah 02/1938
2014 Algemeen Handelsblad 04/06/1938
Input: Frank Müller, 2016-08-03
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49 - P1325205


P1325205
(7+10)
#2
1. bxc8=K Lxc7 2. Kxc7#
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Ein Ulk
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Keywords: Joke promotion (K), Joke
Genre: 2#
FEN: R1nb1krn/1PN1pnp1/1p2K1p1/1P4P1/5R2/8/8/8
Reprints: 1 64 Schach-Scherze 1915
Input: Mario Richter, 2016-09-14
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50 - P1325206

2 64 Schach-Scherze 1915
P1325206
(4+5)
Weiß zieht und setzt beide Könige matt. Wie ist das möglich?
(0. d8=w/sS) 1. w/sSd8-e6#
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Man nimmt an Stelle des weißen Bauern, welcher soeben ins 8. Feld gerückt ist und auf d8 der Umwandlung in einen Offizier harrt, die untere Hälfte eines weißen Springer, befestigt auf derselben die obere eines schwarzen (oder umgekehrt) und setzt hierauf mit diesem schwarz-weißen Springer durch Sd8-e6 beide Könige matt.
Ein Kalauer
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Keywords: Joke promotion (s/S), Joke
Genre: Fairies
FEN: 3P4/8/2p4N/8/1p1K1k2/6p1/1n4P1/8
Input: Mario Richter, 2016-09-14
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51 - P1325208


P1325208
(4+4)
Ist Weiß wirklich matt?
1. f8=K#!
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Nein! Denn Weiß zieht einfach f7-f8 (wird zweiter weißer König) und nun kann Schwarz zwar EINEN weißen König nehmen, ist aber selbst matt.
Keywords: Joke promotion (K), Joke
Genre: Fairies
FEN: 4K2r/4RP1k/5n1p/7P/8/8/8/8
Reprints: 5 64 Schach-Scherze 1915
Input: Mario Richter, 2016-09-14
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52 - P1325229
Charles Dealtry Locock

P1325229
(6+3)
s#2
1. Tb7+ Kg7 2. fxe8=sS+ Sc7#
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Capriccio
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Keywords: Joke promotion (s), Joke
Genre: s#
FEN: K3bk1r/P3RP1P/3Q4/8/8/8/8/8
Reprints: 41 64 Schach-Scherze 1915
Input: Mario Richter, 2016-09-14
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53 - P1339880
Lucien Derine
715 Schweizer Arbeiter-Schach 01/1941
P1339880
(6+4) C+
#2
1. e8=sL! (Zugzwang)
1. ... Kf8,Kg6 2. Dg7#
1. ... Ke6 2. Sd8#
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Ein "Advokatenkniff". (Scherzaufgabe)
Dass die Umwandlung in eine Figur der eigenen Farbe zu erfolgen hat, wurde erst später in den FIDE-Regeln festgeschrieben.
Henrik Juel: Popeye 4.61 found no solutions, which is good, as 1.e8=sDTS!? obviously do not work because of subsequent check to Kg4
Still, C+ by Popeye 4.61 would be presumptious (2017-09-21)
A.Buchanan: It's a good joke, and it's worth checking with Popeye. "HC+" is an appropriate description, a label that Mario invented. (2017-09-21)
Mario Richter: Might be labelled C+, since popeye confirmed that no orthodox solution exists, and after the joke key 1. e8=sL using the option PostKeyPlay (NachSchluessel) popeye confirms, that the above solution is correct. (2017-09-21)
A.Buchanan: Since HC+ is now being adopted more widely, it's worth quoting from an email I received from Mario Richter 20-July-2012:
"Due to some manual/human intervention one cannot call it a completely 'C+'-problem. (I call such situations 'HC+', to indicate that the correctness verdict is the result of a joint human&computer effort.)"
Allowing for these combined solutions is really a core property of rawbats, hitherto unavailable with any other engine. Since this idea is now being explored energetically in Jacobi, I would strongly suggest that Mario collaborate with Francois Labelle to ensure that his ideas are co-opted rather than overtaken. (2018-12-27)
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Keywords: Joke, Y-flight, Joke promotion (l)
Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.61
FEN: 6b1/1N1pPk1p/3P3P/8/3Q2K1/8/8/8
Input: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2017-09-21
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54 - P1340366
James White
Recreationist , p. 1,4, 01/1873
P1340366
(11+8)
s#5 durch Dreifachschach
1. Txf8+ Sxf8 2. Sf6+ Kf7 3. gxf8=B (L,S) Kxf6 4. De6+ Lxe6 5. e8=K+! Te7#
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Löser R.W. Johnson: " I felt convinced the old gentleman had been taking advantage of the chess law which enacts 'that every pawn on reaching the eighth square of the board must be immediately exchanged for a queen or *any* other piece the player may think fit'; and this little word 'any' was at the bottom of the mystery.
Now a triple check may be effected in two ways - first by exchanging the pawn for a new king, and secondly by substituting one of the adverse pieces which shall give check, for the pawn advanced to the eighth square.
Actual experiment upon the position given, convinced me it must be effected by the first method ..."
Originalforderung: White to move and mate himself in five moves by 'The Triple Check!'

Eingebettet in eine Erzählung "My Uncle's discovery"

vgl. P1340371 und P1340408
A.Buchanan: I think the definition of Rex Multiplex in the glossary could be better. Looking for suggestions. Is parrying one of the multiple checks sufficient, e.g. if 3. ... gxf8=S? then 5. ... Sd7,Sxe6 would block one check. So it must be 3. gxf8=B,L - still a cook though. If a player leaves one king in check in Rex Multiplex, can it be captured? (2020-05-30)
James Malcom: Andrew, it is an intentional dual, and not a cook, acknowledged by the author. On page 14 the text states: “and at last my uncle acknowledged that claiming a knight or bishop effected the same object, “but it is my pleasure that I claim a pawn,” he said almost sternly, and I could not beat that logic, I allowed his solution to proceed.” Link: https://books.google.com/books?id=BWRfAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA3&dq=dummy+pawn&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjAt4OHxYjpAhXXAZ0JHYfRATg4ggEQ6AEwAHoECAEQAg#v=onepage&q=dummy&f=false (2020-05-30)
A.Buchanan: Yes but what does Rex Multiplex mean? Then let's look at the problem. Retro Corner defines it as:
"In Rex Multiplex, a pawn can also promote to king, so more than one king of the same color may be present on the board. A move, giving check to different kings, is allowed only if all checks can be parried on the next move. Mate can only be given if all kings are mated in the same move. In parrying a check or a mate for a part of the attacked kings, it is not allowed to expose any other king of own color to any (additional) check or mate. In case there is no other move of defense available, either the position is mate or the checking move was illegal."
I don't understand this at all.
Then it seems as if Rex Multiplex is a proper fairy format, not a joke. How many of the "joke" promotion problems fit fair-and-square into this? (2020-05-30)
Henrik Juel: Rex Multiplex is a fairy condition, invented long after 1873, I believe, so it is not in effect in this joke problem (2020-05-30)
A.Buchanan: ok thanks Henrik, that answers the second question. How about defining Rex Multiplex? (2020-05-30)
Henrik Juel: The Retro Corner definition seems reasonable, but the Schwalbe definition is more succinct:
Beide Parteien können mehrere Könige und/oder königliche Steine besitzen und auch in einen König umwandeln. Ein Schachgebot ist nur zulässig, wenn es entweder für alle Könige zugleich parierbar ist oder alle Könige gleichzeitig mattsetzt. (2020-05-30)
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Keywords: Constrained problem, Joke, Joke promotion (K), Dummy Pawn, Golden Age (B)
Genre: s#
FEN: 1bKBkn2/3rP1PR/4n3/1q1N1R1P/5PB1/8/b2rQ3/8
Reprints: (14) MatPlus.net Forum 31/3/2020
Input: Mario Richter, 2017-09-29
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55 - P1340371
Richard Wright Johnson
Recreationist , p. 15, 02/1873
P1340371
(11+8)
s#5 durch Vierfachschach
1. Tf5+ Sxf5 2. bxc8=K+ Ke5 3. Sg4+ Lxg4 4. f4+ Txf4 5. Dd6+ Sxd6#
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Originalforderung: White to move and mate himself in five moves by a quadruple check

Weiterentwicklung Johnsons zu P1340366, s.a. P1340408

'Recreationist': "The difficulties attending the solving of such a position as Mr. Johnson's Quadruple Check ... have been overcome by a very promising problem solver, F. Dunne, Birmingham. He further adds to his solution the trite remark 'solved in three minutes!'"
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Keywords: Constrained problem, Joke promotion (K), Joke
Genre: s#
FEN: B1r3R1/1P3KPp/n7/1P1k4/1Q5b/B3nR2/5P1N/3b1r2
Input: Mario Richter, 2017-09-29
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56 - P1349620
Author unknown

P1349620
(4+1)
#1
1. g8=sS#!?
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Henrik Juel: a well-known joke: 1.g8=sS#!?
In the old days, this was permitted (if you read the rules with malice), but by 1975 it was probably not OK (2018-05-01)
A.Buchanan: Seems to be anticipated by P1166983. It's possible that Birbrager simply reprinted Zukertort with acknowledgement, but Wikipedia where I found the reference did not include this. And wK just floated from g5 to h5. (2018-05-01)
A.Buchanan: See also P0002628 (2018-05-01)
Mario Richter: 'Chess: serious; for fun' is the english translation of 'Zanimatelnyje Schachmaty' by I. Birbrager, Yosh Gvardia Press, Taschkent, 1961.
The problems therein are given without mention of source/author, but my impression is, that Birbrager only was the collector, not the composer of the Problems. (2018-05-02)
Mario Richter: correction: should read: ... are given MOSTLY without ...;
The text to some of the problems contains references to their respective composers, but even then, some information may have been lost or changed on the way of Original--russian/uzbek language--english language; e.g. Loyd's famous "Kilkenny cats" become simply "Kitten" in the 1975 Edition ... (2018-05-02)
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Keywords: Joke promotion (s), Joke, Rex solus (s)
Genre: n#
FEN: 8/5RPk/6N1/7K/8/8/8/8
Reprints: Chess: serious; for fun 1975
Input: A.Buchanan, 2018-05-01
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
57 - P1349637


P1349637
(3+3)
#1
1. bxa8=sT#
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Keywords: Joke promotion (t), Joke
Genre: n#
FEN: nn6/kPR5/8/K7/8/8/8/8
Reprints: Chess: serious; for fun , p. 25, 1975
Input: Mario Richter, 2018-05-02
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
58 - P1359502
Anonymous
Newcastle Daily Journal
P1359502
(5+2) cooked
#5
ohne einen wB in eine Dame umzuwandeln
1. e8=K! Kg7 2. h8=T Kf6 3. Kxd5 Kg7 4. Kd6 Kf6 5. 0-0#!
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Cook: Henrik Juel (2019-1-12): orthodox lösbar in vier Zügen durch 1. e8=T!
außerdem
1. h8=T!
1. e8=L,e8=S!
1. Kxd5!

Andrew Buchanan (2019-9-1): See P1359646 for sound version of this funny idea
Forderung im Nachdruck: "White to play and mate in five moves without queening a Pawn."
Henrik Juel: five solutions acc. to Popeye 4.61
1.h8=T,e8=TLS,Kxd5 (2019-01-12)
Henrik Juel: In four moves only 1.e8=T works, but with many duals (2019-01-12)
Henrik Juel: Only now I discovered that you posted this as a weekend challenge, Mario
Could the joke be that not A pawn promotes to queen, but TWO? Not very likely, as then the stipulated length is also a joke: 1.e8=D Kg7 2.e8=D# (2019-01-12)
A.Buchanan: I haven't solved it yet, but I do note that Newcastle was my birthplace. Any idea of the date of publication? By the way, I recently discovered that Horatio Caro (of the Caro-Kann, one of my favourite Black openings) was born there too, despite the unlikely-sounding name. (2019-01-13)
A.Buchanan: Maybe 3 queen promotions? That would take exactly 5 White pawn moves. (2019-01-13)
Mario Richter: Henrik and Andrew, if the solution were as simple or cheap as you suggest, I wouldn't have presented it as a challenge for you (and I would consider it more as a "Kalauer" than a real joke, and it surely would not be one of my favourite joke problems).
Perhaps a better way to formulate the stipulation that is conform with the intention is: "Promotion to Queens are prohibited".

Btw., I'm wondering how Henrik managed to make sure that in the orthodox solutions he presented in none of the many variations a promotion to Queen appears (the popeye-output is more than 1 MByte large) ...

The chess column in the 'Newcastle Daily Journal' ran from 1861 to 1867 (with interruptions), so if my secondary source is correct about the original source, it must have appeared there in that interval. (And yes, this information might be helpful in finding the intended solution. Sorry I forgot to mention it in the first place ...) (2019-01-13)
Henrik Juel: Mario, I used the Popeye option 'uwnur T L S' to rule out promotions to D
Your new hint does not help me at all, so we need more useful hints or (preferably) the intended solution, please (2019-01-13)
Mario Richter: I wasn't aware of that popeye option until Andrew mentioned it at P1142045. So the problem is unfortunately cooked. Does somebody see a way to repair it? (2019-01-14)
Henrik Juel: Now I see why you appreciate the intended solution, Mario
Not only a joke promotion to wK, but he later jokingly castles (on row 8) with a promoted wT (2019-01-14)
HBae: 1.e8=K Kg7 2.h8=T Kf6
Es geht kürzer 3. T8h6+ Kg7 4. Tg6#
Aber offenbar soll die Königs- und Turmumwandlung durch die Joke-Rochade legalisiert werden. (2019-01-14)
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (K), Castling, under-promotion (K T), Promotion in the key, Constrained problem
Genre: n#
FEN: 8/4P2P/5k2/3p1P1R/3K4/8/8/8
Reprints: Westminster Papers , p. 194, 01/03/1878
St. Louis Globe-Democrat 6/10/1878
The Newark Sunday Call 2/2/1879
Input: Mario Richter, 2019-01-12
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2020-07-25 more...
59 - P1359646
Andrew Buchanan
PDB Website 15/1/2019
After Anonymous
P1359646
(6+1) C+
#3 without queening a pawn
(Illegal position)
a) 1. e8=K! Kc7 2. a8=T Kd6 3. 0-0-0 b) #
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Author's note: I felt an obligation to the honour of my home town to fix P1359502. I also wanted to make the problem a bit easier. Any moves beyond three seemed non-thematic, as well as rendering the problem harder to solve. Removing wK gives a hint of the funny business afoot. Also Popeye does not handle Rex Multiplex currently. Use of "a)" & "b)" in solution does not indicate twins but fakes PDB into showing the full solution.
Henrik Juel: Good attempt, Andrew
But there is no mate after 1... Kd7
Maybe adding wSf8 would help
Popeye does not do Rex Multiplex, and I believe it ignores
k and p in "cond prom k r b s p" (2019-01-15)
Henrik Juel: Sorry, I used 1.a8=K
Very good, Andrew (2019-01-15)
A.Buchanan: Thanks Henrik. Popeye does accept both k and p in cond prom. For p, it just shifts the pawn to the 8th rank without promotion. (2019-01-15)
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Keywords: Joke (Joke castling), Rex solus (s), under-promotion (K T), Castling, Promotion in the key, Joke promotion (wK), Constrained problem, Illegal position, Miniature
Genre: 3#
Computer test: Popeye 4.79 with "cond prom k r b s p" (i) in the initial diagram (ii) after 1.0 moves (iii) after 2.0 moves.
FEN: 2k5/P3P3/P4P2/3P4/3B4/8/8/8
Reprints: chess.stackexchange.com 19/9/2019
Input: A.Buchanan, 2019-01-15
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2020-05-04 more...
60 - P1364604
Author unknown

P1364604
(6+2)
#2
1. c8=sL (Zugzwang)
1. ... Kc6 2. Se5#
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'Express du Midi' kennt den Autor nicht: "Auteur inconnu" und schreibt zum Inhalt dieses Problems: "Avec le no.6 [P1022410] nous avons montré qu'il n'y a pas toujours nécessité à transformer le P. en Dame lorsqu'il arrive à la 8e case. Dans les deux problèmes fantaisistes suivants [dieses und P1166983], que nous donnons à titre de curiosité, l'atténuation des forces blanches est poussée encore plus loin: la solution de ces deux compositions est basée sur une interprétation bizarre de l'ancienne règle Stanton [gemeint ist wohl Staunton]."
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Keywords: Joke promotion
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/1pPk2N1/1B4N1/2P5/2K5/8/8/8
Reprints: 13 L'Express du Midi 28/05/1923
Input: Mario Richter, 2019-05-30
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2019-05-30 more...
61 - P1364651
Almon Ferdinand Rockwell
2358 Chess Journal 125, p. 21, 07/1889
P1364651
(8+8)
#2
1. f8=sL! ... 2. Db5#
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Der Autor erläutert seine Lösung im 'Chess Journal' 09/1889, S.10-11 "In re Problem No. 2358":
In justification and defense of Problem No. 2358, it is to be stated, that "The Chess Association of the United States of America" was organized at the Session of the 5th American Chess Congress, in Jan'y, 1880.
"After lenghty discussion" a 'Code of Chess Laws' "was formally adopted ... for the government of its future Tournaments."
The following are extracts from the "Code":
"when the word MAN or MEN is used it is understood that it embraces both Pieces and Pawns."
"A Pawn reaching the eigth square must be exchanged at once for ANY PIECE (except the King) that the player of the Pawn may elect."
The COLOR of the PIECE is not mentioned.
The "Code" was "formally adopted" by the 6th American Chess Congress at the opening of its next Tournament, and controlled its play and players.
The Law quoted ist identical with that of the British Chess Association of 1862, save that the exchange of the Pawn for a piece, is permissory, not mandatory.
Whatever the character of a law, it is to be obeyed, or it loses its OBLIGATORY feature, which MAKES it law.
If bad, there is high authority for saying that "the way to cause its repeal is to rigidly enforce it."
Ergo -- #2358 is a problem constructed and solved according to the highest American legal authority in Chess, and cannot be assailed by any plea of "trick, custom or usage".
It can be solved ONLY by: 1. Pawn Queens, being "Exchanged" for a Black Bishop: the player, (under the law,) so "electing".
Finally, it is asserted that a game won by this move, in the session of the 6th American Chess Congress would have been legally scored by the White player."
Henrik Juel: diagram error?
Cooked by no solution, according to Popeye 4.61 (2019-06-03)
SCHRECKE: May be, it's a Joke: 1.f8=sL! ~ 2.Db5# (2019-06-03)
Henrik Juel: You may very well be right, Michael
Maybe Mario can confirm? (2019-06-03)
Mario Richter: Yes, some kind of double-joke: from my side, I did intentionally omit the solution to confuse Henrik+popeye a little bit (sorry, couldn't resist), and the author did play with the official rules, so from a today's view this problem is to be considered as a joke problem. (2019-06-03)
Henrik Juel: Yes, I had forgotten the literal (mis)interpretation of the British 1862 formulation and the American 1880 formulation of the chess laws
I am sure that that neither body intended allowing a color change as part of a promotion, but the imprecision allowed 'correct' problems to appear for many years (2019-06-03)
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Keywords: Joke promotion (sL)
Genre: 2#
FEN: 2K1Q2r/4pPp1/3p4/5pNr/P1k5/3p4/2P5/1N4B1
Input: Mario Richter, 2019-06-02
Last update: Mario Richter, 2019-06-03 more...
62 - P1365055
Ilja S. Schumow
176 Wsemirnaja illjustrazija 27/05/1872
P1365055
(10+5)
#3
1. cxd7 axb5 2. d8=K! Kd6 3. Txg6#
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Episode aus der Zarenregentschaft Peter des Großen 1682; Niederschlagung des ersten Aufstandes der Strelitzen

Autor: Эпизодъ изъ царствованія Петра Великаго (1682 г.)
Бѣлые дѣлаютъ второго царя, ибо иначе ненозможно рѣшить этой задачи - (26-го мая 1682 года, на тридцатый день царствованія Петра, старшій братъ его Іоаннъ Алексѣевичъ былъ объявленъ государемъ вмѣстѣ съ Петромъ, и затѣмъ послѣдовало усмиреніе перваго стрѣлецкаго бупта).
Henrik Juel: According to Popeye 4.61: Cooked by no solution (2019-06-24)
Mario Richter: There is a solution, but to find it, some knowledge about the historical events of 1682 in Russia (especially around 26.05.1682) are useful ... :-) (2019-06-24)
Henrik Juel: The Streltsy uprising in May 1682 resulted in the boys Ivan and Peter (the Great) becoming czars with an older sister in charge, but gives no clues to the joke in this problem
So what is going on here, Mario? (2019-06-24)
Olaf Jenkner: Die Strelizen verlangten, dass Peters Halbbruder Iwan trotz seiner Geisteskrankheit ebenfalls zum Zaren ernannt werde, da er der ältere Nachfolger sei. Am 6. Juli fand unter dem Druck der Strelizen die doppelte Krönung der beiden Zaren Iwan und Peter statt.

Das Thema wurde perfekt dargestellt. (2019-06-24)
Mario Richter: For Henrik: Nordisk Skaktidende 1877, p.51-52:"... Opgave, der er af Schoumoff og forestiller Undertrykkelsen af Strelitzernes første Oprør under Peter den Stores Regjering 1682. Opgaven kan nemlig kun løses ved, at Hvid skyder en Bonde frem til ottende Række og forvandler den til Konge! Paa et Tillægsblad forklare Udgiverne denne aparte Forfremmelse paa den ganske vist fyldestgjørende Maade, at Rusland paa den Tid, Problemet angaar, havde to Suveræner, eftersom Peters Søster Sophie ved Strelitzernes Hjælp proklamerede Broderen Ivan til Czar, saa at Opgaven er i den bedste Orden og alle Indvendinger afskaarne, 'uden at Udgiverne behøve at trænge videre ind i historiske Detailler'." (2019-06-25)
Henrik Juel: Thanks for the 'explanation' translated into danish, Mario (2019-06-25)
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Keywords: Joke promotion (wK)
Genre: 3#
FEN: 8/3n2R1/p1P1k1p1/KN2p1P1/1P2P3/QP6/1N6/8
Reprints: Nordisk Skaktidende , p. 51-52, 1877
18 Almanacco dello Scacchista , p. 76, 1877
Input: Mario Richter, 2019-06-24
Last update: Mario Richter, 2019-06-25 more...
63 - P1365731
Arpad Bauer
Heiteres aus der Schachwelt [Bauer] , p. 58,
P1365731
(4+7)
s#1
1. dxe8=K+! Le6#
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"Die Thronbesteigung in Albanien"
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Keywords: Joke promotion
Genre: s#
FEN: 2B1n1br/3P4/3b4/8/7p/7k/6pP/6B1
Input: Mario Richter, 2019-07-20
Last update: Mario Richter, 2019-07-20 more...
64 - P1371006
Peter Wong
www.chess.com 26/10/2019
P1371006
(7+5)
#1
Joke problem
1. axb8=sT#! Not 1. ...c6#?
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White promotes to a black piece in the solution. Black seems to have no last move, in which case 1...c6# would be valid. But this is only a try because Black does have a last move, a promotion to a white piece: ...a1=wT or ...bxa1=wT.
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: n#, Retro
FEN: kb6/Ppp2p2/8/2PK4/2PPP3/8/8/R7
Input: A.Buchanan, 2019-12-27
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
65 - P1372243
Gyula Breyer
Magyar Sakkvilag 1918
P1372243
(10+14) cooked
Gewinn
1. exf8=D+? Kxf8 2. Sd7+ Kg7! Remiss
1. exf8=sS+? Sxe6! Schwarz gewinnt!
1. exf8=sL+? Lf8-e7! 2. Sd7 patt
1. exf8=sT+? Ld8-e7! 2. Kxc7 patt
1. exf8=sD+! De7 2. Sd7 Dxe6+ 3. fxe6 Ke7 4. Sf5+ Kxe6 5. Lg4!
1. ... Le7 2. Kxc7 Dg7 3. Sxe4 Dg6 4. fxg6
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Cook: 1. exf8=D+ Kxf8 2. Kd7! Zugzwang!
Reprints: Outrageous Chess Problems, Burt Hochberg, Page 84

Superproblem.ru: http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/S_umor-1.html (Most of the moves are taken from here)

chessstackexchange.com: https://chess.stackexchange.com/questions/21489/how-likely-is-it-that-a-non-orthodox-promotion-is-optimal/26958#26958
James Malcom: How do you add in the author name exactly? It's Gyula Breyer. After about a month of not using my editing powers, here is the first problem I have chosen to enter in! I will be adding more joke promotion problems in here soon and classify them a little bit more. (2020-01-28)
Mario Richter: Fritz 6 gives
1. exf8=N+ Kxf8 2. Kd7 Ng5 3. Nc6 Bxe6+ 4. fxe6 Nxe6 5. Kxe6 Rg8 6. Nxd8 f5 7. Kf6 Rg6+ 8. Bxg6 hxg6 9. Ne6+ Ke8 10. Kxg6 f4 11. exf4 exf4 12. Nxf4
as a win for White (+7.44)
Can somebody with a stronger chess program find a better defense for Black? (2020-02-11)
James Malcom: It seems that 2. Kd7! is the one move that cooks this problem. The Black knight can’t move to release Black’s pieces as then Black will lose their bishop. 2. Nd7+ merely draws. (2020-02-12)
Peter Wong: Not only is there a cook, but the intention doesn't seem to work either. If you manually set up the position after 1.exf8=black queen for the Stockfish engine, it finds no clear win for White. (2020-02-12)
James Malcom: Well in the intention, if 1... Be7? then 2. Kc7 Qg7 3. Nxe4 Qg2 4. Nd6+ Kf8 5. Nd7+ Kg7 6. Ne8#. It's only after 1... Qe7 2. Nd7 Qex6 3. fxe6 Ke7 does it become a draw. It seems that all known tasks with White promoting to a Black queen are cooked. It should not be surprising, but it is indeed sad. Not even Bengston's draw study P1372297 is correct. It shouldn't be to hard to make a new, correct draw study, whether or not it's based on Bengston's work, but now a winning one seems further elusive as this seems to be the only way work of it's kind. (2020-02-13)
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, Checking key
Genre: Studies
FEN: 1N1bknbr/2p1Pn1p/2K1Rp1p/4pP1B/p3p3/p3P1N1/P6P/8
Reprints: Outrageous Chess Problems , p. 84, 2005
SuperProblem (Website) 08/08/2013
Input: James Malcom, 2020-01-28
Last update: Mario Richter, 2020-02-21 more...
66 - P1372297
Matt Bengtson
103 Chess Braintwisters 1999
P1372297
(4+9) cooked
Remis
1. g8=sD! Dg7+ 2. fxg7 c2 3. g8=D c1=D 4. Dxf7+ Kd8 5. De8+ Kc7 6. Dc8+ Kb6 7. Dc6+ Ka7 8. Db7+ Kxb7 patt
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Cook: 3. ... f6! 4. gxf6 c1=D+ 5. Kg7 Lxf6+ 6. Kxf6 Df4+ 7. Kg7 De5 8. Kh6 Df6 9. Dh8 Dxh8 10. Kg5 Dd4 11. Kh6 Kf7 12. Kg5 e5 13. Kh6 Dh4#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, no solution, konsekutive Umwandlungen 3 (dDd), Promotion Key
Genre: Studies
FEN: 4kn2/3p1pPp/4pPpK/6P1/8/2p5/1b6/8
Reprints: 103 Outrageous Chess Problems , p. 85, 2005
Input: James Malcom, 2020-01-29
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-01-30 more...
67 - P1372650
J. Hoogeveen
Haarlems Dagblad 30/09/1922
P1372650
(3+6)
h#2
1. Ta8! bxa8=sL!! 2. Lh1 Sxg4#
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im 'Haarlems Dagblad' explizit als Urdruck ["Eerste publicatie"] deklariert, der als Autor angegebene J. Hoogeveen (Haarlem) kann also eigentlich nicht identisch sein mit dem ebenfalls in der PDB vorhandenen J.P. Hoogeveen (1892-1918).
Henrik Juel: The oldest newspaper in the world is probably not happy that PDB cannot spell its name (no apostrophe); can you fix this, Mario? (2020-02-21)
Mario Richter: Done. (2020-02-21)
Mario Richter: Btw., in analogy to P1199932, one could call this a "literally helpmate": not only does Black help White to mate Black, but also does White (by promoting to a black Bishop) help Black to help White to mate Black ... (2020-02-21)
Mario Richter: @Henrik: Rethinking the "no apostrophe" case, I'm now not so sure about the correct spelling, s. eg. https://nha.courant.nu/periodicals/HD/1921 ... (2020-03-26)
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion (wB-sL)
Genre: h#
FEN: 6r1/1P6/8/8/5pp1/6bp/5N1k/5K2
Input: Mario Richter, 2020-02-14
Last update: Mario Richter, 2020-02-20 more...
68 - P1373251
Leonid Ivanovich Kubbel
152 Süddeutsche Schachblätter 15, p. 203, 01/08/1907
P1373251
(3+3)
#2
1. b8=sL! droht 2. Dc8#
1. ... b5+ Dxb5#
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James Malcom: Who knows the source? I pulled this with no source from here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chess-solutions-weird-pro_b_680681. It’s also on SuperProblem in the “Unusual Transformations” section. (2020-03-08)
Mario Richter: Source added, and also another joke problem by Kubbel (P1373279). (2020-03-09)
James Malcom: Much appreciated Mario. How did you know? (2020-03-09)
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/bP1Q4/kp6/8/K7/8/8/8
Reprints: ?
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-08
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-03-09 more...
69 - P1373252
Vladimir Korolkov
Prisyw 1982
1. Preis
P1373252
(3+4)
h#2
b) sKf5->a8
a) 1. f1=wL! f8=sS! 2. Se6 Ld3#
b) 1. f1=wD! f8=sT! 2. Tb8 Da6#
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http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/S_umor-izbr20-2.html
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Keywords: Allumwandlung (Ls,Dt), Joke, Joke promotion, Kindergarten Problem
Genre: h#
FEN: 8/5P2/5p2/5kp1/3P4/6K1/5p2/8
Reprints: SuperProblem (Website) 2013
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
70 - P1373253
Grigory Popov
SuperProblem (Website) 2013
P1373253
(2+6)
s#1
1. h8=sL! b2#,T~#
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http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/S_umor-1.html
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: s#
FEN: 8/6rP/8/8/pp6/kp6/p7/K7
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-03-10 more...
71 - P1373254
Grigory Popov
SuperProblem (Website) 05/03/2010
P1373254
(4+5)
#2
1. fxg8=sS ... 2. Dg6#
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http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/S_umor-1.html
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 2#
FEN: 4Qbnr/4pP2/4P2k/5K2/8/8/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-03-09 more...
72 - P1373255
Grigory Popov
SuperProblem (Website) 05/03/2010
P1373255
(5+5)
#2
1. fxg8=sL! Lf7 2. Sd7#
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http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/S_umor-1.html
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 2#
FEN: 3K1kbr/4NP1p/4p2P/4N3/8/8/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-03-09 more...
73 - P1373256
Grigory Popov
SuperProblem (Website) 05/03/2010
P1373256
(3+4)
#2
1. fxg8=sT! Le7,L~ 2. Sf7#
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http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/S_umor-1.html
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, anticipated (P1373257)
Genre: 2#
FEN: 5brk/5Pp1/6K1/4N3/8/8/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-03-09 more...
74 - P1373257
Noam D. Elkies
Outrageous Chess Problems 101, p. 83, 2005
P1373257
(3+3)
#2
b) +sLf8
a) 1. f8=sL! Le7,L~ Sf7#

b) 1. fxg8=sT! Le7,L~ Sf7#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 2#
FEN: 6rk/5Pp1/6K1/6N1/8/8/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-03-09 more...
75 - P1373258
Krikor Hairabedian
Zabavnaya Kompozitsiya 1969
P1373258
(4+2)
#2
1. g8=K! Kg6 2. Tf6#
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http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/S_umor-izbr20-2.html
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/6P1/7k/4K2p/7P/8/8/5R2
Reprints: SuperProblem (Website) 2013
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-03-10 more...
76 - P1373259
Krikor Hairabedian
Zabavnaya Kompozitsiya 1969
P1373259
(8+10)
Remis
1. f8=sL! Remis
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http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/S_umor-izbr20-2.html
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: Studies
FEN: 1r1r4/2k1pPp1/4p1P1/3pP3/p1pP4/PpP3K1/1P6/8
Reprints: SuperProblem (Website) 2013
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-03-10 more...
77 - P1373264
Vladimir Korolkov
Shakhmaty v SSSR , p. 32, 05/1969
P1373264
(7+4)
#3
1. Sd6! Ta8+ 2. b8=K! (Zugzwang)
2. ... Txb8 3. Ta4#
2. ... Txa7 3. Tb4#
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http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/S_umor-izbr20-2.html
eingebettet in eine Erzählung "Tri Korolja" [Drei Könige], wobei der Witz darin besteht, daß Schwarz, überrumpelt, tatsächlich 2. ... Txa7 (gefolgt von 3. Tb4#) spielt, und der Schiedsrichter, der ans Brett tritt, um das Ergebnis zu erfahren, nur eine legale Mattstellung sieht - wie sollte er auch ahnen, daß der Kb8 ein UW-K ist?
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 3#
FEN: 3r4/KP6/4p3/RR2P3/2Nk4/3p4/3P4/8
Reprints: SuperProblem (Website) 2011
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-03-09 more...
78 - P1373265
Aleksey Khanyan
SuperProblem (Website) 2016
P1373265
(3+2)
s#1
1. a8=sK+! Dxb7#
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http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/S_umor-1.html
http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/Khanjan-2016-02.gif
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: s#
FEN: 8/PQ1q4/1K6/8/1k6/8/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-03-09 more...
79 - P1373273
Grigory Popov
SuperProblem (Website) 23/10/2019
P1373273
(13+8)
#5
1. c8=sL! d1=wT! 2. Sf5 gxf5 3. Ta1 f4 4. Le4 ... 5. Txa6#
1. ... d1=wL! 2. Lh5 gxh5 3. Lg3 h4 4. Sd5 ...5. Sc7#
1. ... d1=wS! 2. Sf5 gxf5 3. Sc3 f4 4. Sd5 ... 5. Sc7#
1. ... d1=D? 2. Sd5! ... 3. Sc7#
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http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/Popov-2019-1.gif
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, under-promotion (lTLS), under-promotion in the key (l)
Genre: n#
FEN: kr6/1pPpN2B/bK1P2p1/1pP3P1/1P1P3B/1N2P3/3p1P2/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
80 - P1373279
Leonid Ivanovich Kubbel
120 Süddeutsche Schachblätter 12, p. 164, 15/06/1907
P1373279
(6+8)
#2
1. fxe8=sK d5 2. Dc6#
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Explizit als "Scherzaufgabe" deklariert, was die übliche Diskussion befeuert, was als Lösung zu akzeptieren ist. 'Süddeutsche Schachblätter' (1907, S. 225): "Es besteht die ganz interessante 'Nebenlösung': Weiß dreht das Brett um 180° und spielt 1. f4 (angegeben von J. Weber, Augsburg und Sackmann, Moosach).
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Keywords: Joke promotion, Joke
Genre: 2#
FEN: 4bb2/2PpnPp1/Q5P1/p7/kn2R3/8/1K6/8
Input: Mario Richter, 2020-03-09
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-03-09 more...
81 - P1373296
Grigory Popov
SuperProblem (Website) 5/03/2010
P1373296
(6+7)
#3
1. c8=sL! b1=wL! 2. Kc4 Kc6 3. Le4#
1. ... b1=wS! 2. Sd2 exd2 3. Tb1#
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http://superproblem.ru/archive/raznoe/Popov-2010-3.gif
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, under-promotion in the key
Genre: 3#
FEN: b7/pkPp4/p2B4/P2K4/8/4p3/1p2P3/3R4
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-03-09 more...
82 - P1373297
B. Poluschkin

P1373297
(4+2)
#2
1. d8=sK! Sd5 2. Dd7#
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Source?
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/3Pk1K1/1nQ1P3/8/8/8/8/8
Reprints: (5) MatPlus.net Forum 21/3/2011
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-09
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
83 - P1373298
Andrey Dikusarov

P1373298
(4+2)
#2
a) Rotate board 180°, dann

1. d8=sK! Kc8 2. Lc6#
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Source?
Alfred Pfeiffer: Ich habe eine Variante mit einem neutralem Bauer d2 hinzugefügt.
Die Lösung verläuft analog zur Originalaufgabe, aber man kann sie im Diagramm nachspielen! (2020-03-10)
James Malcom: Is the board turning messing with the promotion? (2020-05-03)
A.Buchanan: I think you should report all these recent bugs to Gerd directly. His email is at the bottom of the page. (2020-05-03)
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 2#
FEN: k7/p7/8/8/8/4K3/4P3/1R1B4
Reprints: MatPlus.net Forum 21/3/2011
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-10
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
84 - P1373316
Juraj Lörinc
Blue Danube Travel
4.-7. Preis
P1373316
(5+2+1)
#2
1. a8=wS? Patt
1. a8=sS? Sb6 2. Tc5#
1. ... Sc7!
1. a8=nS! Sb6 2. Sb2-c4#
1. ... Sc7 2. Sa3-c4#
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Jurac said about his problem: "Golden middle way! An old joke with promoting to black pieces is powered by another phase with neutral promotion."

http://www.jurajlorinc.com/chess/m13_23.htm#uloha8
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/-P7/p1R5/k7/8/N1P5/1N6/K7
Reprints: Chess Composition Microweb
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-11
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
85 - P1373334
James Malcom
SuperProblem (Website) 23/10/2019
Version
P1373334
(5+9)
#4
(-:
1. cxb8=sT! h1=wT! 2. De6 dxe6 3. Tc1 ... 4. Tc7#
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http://superproblem.ru/htm/composition/articles/stat105.html
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: n#
FEN: rqb5/bkPp4/1p1P3Q/1P6/8/4p3/4K2p/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-11
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-06-02 more...
86 - P1373337
James Malcom
SuperProblem (Website) 24/10/2019
Version
P1373337
(6+9)
#3
(-:
1. fxg8=sS! h1=wS! 2. Sf2 exf2 3. Th1#
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http://superproblem.ru/htm/composition/articles/stat105.html
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 3#
FEN: 6rr/4pP1p/4Pp1p/5K1k/8/4p1P1/4P2p/5R2
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-11
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-06-02 more...
87 - P1373338
James Malcom
SuperProblem (Website)
Version
P1373338
(7+9)
#3
(-:
1. f8=sL! h1=wL! 2. Lf3+ exf3 3. Th1#
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http://superproblem.ru/htm/composition/articles/stat105.html
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 3#
FEN: 6rq/3KpPpr/4N1Np/5B1k/4p3/4P3/7p/4R3
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-11
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-06-02 more...
88 - P1373341
James Malcom
SuperProblem (Website) 7/02/2020
P1373341
(11+10)
#5
(-:
1. exd7! c1=wD! 2. Tb1 Lc2 3. Da3+ La4 4. Dxb4+,Lxb4+,Txb4 cxb4 5. Lxb4#,Dxb4#
1. ... c1=D? 2. d8=S! ... 3. Sb7#
1. ... c1=wS? Sb3#
1. ... c1=wL? 2. La3! ... 3. Lxb4#
1. ... c1=wT? 2. Tc3! Sa2 3. Ta3+ Sb4 4. Txa4#
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Extremely damaged by the duals on the 4th & 5th moves and sidelines in 2... Lb3/d1. Who can motivate Black promotion to a White queen without such duals?

http://superproblem.ru/htm/composition/articles/stat105.htm
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, Allumwandlung (Refutations)
Genre: n#
FEN: 8/p1pp4/BbPpP3/kPpP4/bnP5/6P1/2p2PK1/R3B3
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-11
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-06-02 more...
89 - P1373342
James Malcom
SuperProblem (Website) 11/2/2019
Version
P1373342
(11+6)
s#3
(-:
b) b7<->f6, c7->f5, a6->g3
a) 1. dxe8=sL+! Ld7 2. cxb8=sS! f5 3. a8=sT! Ta7#
b) 1. dxe8=sD+! Dd7 2. axb8=S g2 3. Sxg2 Dxd8#
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http://superproblem.ru/htm/composition/articles/stat105.html

My very first AUW problem.
James Malcom: Can anyone please fix the position for the b) part? (2020-05-02)
A.Buchanan: I have set up the pieces according to the diagram and the stipulation. But I think your solution for b is inconsistent with your stipulation. You have replaced wBa7 with sB, so can't play 2. axb8=S. Please fix and I'll have another go. (2020-05-02)
James Malcom: I fixed the error, and thanks for the help. (2020-05-02)
A.Buchanan: OK now the twinning in P1373342 is specified correctly, we can see the animation bug that I was pretty sure was there. Solution a) is ok, and position b) is set up properly, but then after b) W2 the position jumps (e.g. bBg3 disappears). (2020-05-03)
Gerd Wilts: I added "1." in both twin solution and now the animation does work. (2020-05-03)
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Keywords: Allumwandlung (lsr, d), Joke, Joke promotion, Phoenix
Genre: s#
FEN: 1b1Qb3/PKPP1PP1/pRnk1pP1/R7/5N2/8/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-11
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-06-02 more...
90 - P1373527
Ado Kraemer
Deutsche Schachblätter 1949
P1373527
(2+8)
#3
1. f8=B!
1. ... Lf1 2. Kh7 [+wDf8] g2 3. Dxh6#
1. ... g2 2. Sd7 [+wSf8 g3 3. Sf6#
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The joke is that the pawn finishes its promotion on White’s next move.

Reprints: https://en.chessbase.com/post/nihal-sarin-in-hamburg-fun-with-chess
Henrik Juel: White must not commit himself too early
1.f8=D,Kh7? g2!
1.f8=S? L~!
Solution error: 1... g2 2.f8=S!&Se6? g3!
The dual 2.f8=S&Sd7,Sh7 can be avoided by adding wPd7, I think (2020-03-18)
James Malcom: I'm trying to trick PDB into showing an animation, but to no sucess so far. Can anyone possibably do it please? (2020-08-06)
Henrik Juel: Nice try, James, but now the solution is rather unclear
1.f8=B! Lf1,Lg2 2.Bf8=D&Kh7 Th1 3.Dxh6#
1... g2 2.Bf8=S&Sd7 (or 2.Bf8=S&Sh7) g3 3.Sf6# (2020-08-06)
A.Buchanan: At the very least, replace sLh3 with sB, so 1. f8=D? g2! & 1. f8=S? h2! become tries. Is there a name for the theme where the tries in a three-mover become the second moves after a non-committal key? Then in such a tiny problem, the dual 2. Sd7/Sh7 does offend. Shift wBf7 to b7, wKh8 to g7. (2020-08-07)
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Keywords: Dummy Pawn (But promotes later), Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 3#
FEN: 7K/5P2/6pp/6pk/6pr/6pb/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-18
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-08-07 more...
91 - P1373528
Ado Kraemer
Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung 1949
P1373528
(4+2)
#2
1. Db8+! Txb8 2. axb8=sT!
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Reprint: https://en.chessbase.com/post/nihal-sarin-in-hamburg-fun-with-chess

Duplicate Diagram: P1135417

Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, under-promotion (sT)
Genre: 2#
FEN: k6r/P7/2KQ4/8/8/8/8/R7
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-18
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-03-18 more...
92 - P1373575
Vladislav Nefyodov
G248 SuperProblem (Website) , p. F#, 11/5/2019
P1373575
(1+5)
h#2
2.1
Quo Vadis
1) 1. g1=wL! Lf2 2. h1=wD! Dh4#
2) 1. h1=wT! Th4 2. g1=wS! Sf3#
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http://superproblem.ru/htm/tourneys/annual-it/2019/fairies_2019.html

Although not inherently a joke due to having a fairy condition, the problem was brought about by such circumstances and is therefore labled as such.
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Keywords: Allumwandlung, Quo Vadis, Joke, Joke promotion, Rex solus (w)
Genre: h#, Fairies
FEN: 8/4p1K1/8/5pk1/8/8/6pp/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-19
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-05-03 more...
93 - P1373577
Grigory Popov
SuperProblem (Website) 2019
P1373577
(4+5)
#4
Quo Vadis
1. d8=sB! d7 2. Se3 c5 3. Sd5 c4 4. Sc7#
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This is a demonstration of the conditions of Quo Vadis.

http://superproblem.ru/htm/composition/articles/stat105.html

Although not inherently a joke due to having a fairy condition, the problem was brought about by such circumstances and is therefore labled as such.
Ladislav Packa: I know, fairies ... However, in this position has black to move. (2020-03-20)
Mario Richter: Hi, Ladislav - are you sure about your claim? Could Black's last move not have been 0. ... f2-f1=wS? (2020-03-25)
Ladislav Packa: Mario: Vier Augen sehen mehr als zwei :)) (2020-03-26)
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Keywords: Quo Vadis, Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: n#
FEN: krb5/1p1P4/1KpP4/8/8/8/8/5N2
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-19
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-03-19 more...
94 - P1373578
Vladislav Nefyodov
SuperProblem (Website) 8/11 2019
P1373578
(1+4)
h=2
Quo Vadis
b) sKe3->h1
a) g1=wD! Dh2 2. f1=wT! Tf4=

b) g1=wS! Sf3 2. f1=wL! Lxh3=
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http://superproblem.ru/htm/composition/articles/stat105.html

Although not inherently a joke due to having a fairy condition, the problem was brought about by such circumstances and is therefore labled as such.
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Keywords: Allumwandlung, Quo Vadis, Joke, Joke promotion, Rex solus
Genre: Fairies
FEN: 8/8/8/8/8/4k2p/2K2pp1/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-19
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-03-20 more...
95 - P1374007
James Malcom
Guus Rol

www.chess.com 25/12/2019
JM, version GR
P1374007
(6+10)
ser-s#15
1. a4 2. a5 3. a6 4. a7 5. a8=L! 6. Lf3 7. Lxh5 8. Le2 9. h5 10. h6 11. hxg7 12. gxh8=K! 13. g7 14. g8=B! 15. Lc4+ Txc4#
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https://www.chess.com/forum/view/more-puzzles/seriesmover-selfmate-in-17-moves?page=3
A.Buchanan: Does Arisktotle wish to remain anonymous? :) (2020-04-26)
James Malcom: I know not who he is, although he knows who am I. (2020-04-26)
A.Buchanan: I know him: he's a celebrated composer. Ask him if he's ok to have his real name here. Tell him it is to reduce your Loyd number (a concept I've just invented but obviously analogous to Morphy Number. Interestingly just checking in PDB the fan-out from Loyd is *very* narrow at first.

Normally I put all composers with a hand in it in the composer list, and then in the after field I put the dependencies. E.g. A version B. If someone does a later version of some great composer's opus, that won't count, obviously. It's got to be contemporaneous. (2020-04-26)
A.Buchanan: I chatted with Arisktotle, who is ok that the veil of anonymity drops :-) (2020-06-14)
James Malcom: Ah, so he is the 31 consecutive checks Guus Rol? (2020-06-14)
Henrik Juel: Guus has made many fine problems; I particularly like his resolution retros
He improved my P0009134, and the resulting joint P1298977 was awarded (2020-06-14)
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Keywords: Joke, Dummy Pawn, Illegal position, Obtrusive material (Ld6), Excelsior, konsekutive Umwandlungen 3 (LKB), Joke promotion
Genre: s#, Fairies
FEN: 7n/3pp1pP/3bk1P1/5pPp/5P1P/2r5/Pq6/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-30
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-09-02 more...
96 - P1374559
Ottó Titusz Bláthy
183 Budapesti Sakkszemle 01/1892
P1374559
(5+5)
#2
1. cxb8=sK! (Zugzwang)
1. ... Kh8 2. Tf8#
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vgl. Kubbels P1237542 - dort setzt eine Dame Original- und UW-K matt, hier ist es ein Turm.
Mario Richter: A litle easter egg for Henrik and James :-) (2020-04-13)
James Malcom: Took me less than a minute to solve. :) Rot13 Solution: 1. pko8=X! Xt8 2. Es8#. Nice try though! Unfortunately for you, I have seen this general scheme before: https://www.chess.com/forum/view/fun-with-chess/joke-chess-problems (2020-04-13)
Henrik Juel: Took me more than a minute to google Rot13 and decode the solution...
Additional egg: Find James's tiny coding error (2020-04-13)
SCHRECKE: "t" must be "u" (2020-04-13)
Mario Richter: I noticed it too - correct is: 1. pko8=X! Xu8 2. Es8#. Rot13 was used a lot in earlier Internet days, usually e.g. my email programs even had an extra button which did the encoding/
decoding automagically.
For hiding the solution (especially of chess Problems) of corse it would be better if numbers and signs like '+','=' etc. too would be encoded ... (2020-04-13)
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Keywords: Joke promotion (sK), Joke
Genre: 2#
FEN: rr4k1/p1Pp4/B2P1RK1/8/8/8/8/8
Input: Mario Richter, 2020-04-13
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-04-13 more...
97 - P1374593

www.chess.com 28/1/2014
P1374593
(3+3)
h#1
1. h1=wT! 0-0#!
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Created by user @BigDoggProblem

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/fun-with-chess/joke-chess-problems
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, Castling, under-promotion
Genre: h#
FEN: 8/8/8/4R3/8/5kpP/7p/4K3
Input: James Malcom, 2020-04-13
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-04-14 more...
98 - P1374614
James Malcom
PDB Website 13/4/2020
“Egg One”
P1374614
(4+3)
s#1
(-:
1. gxh8=sD Dxf6,Dg7#
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James Malcom: Here’s one for you to solve Mario! If only all four diagrams would show that is... (2020-04-14)
Henrik Juel: You could describe the twinnings below the diagram, James
I am sure that Mario could solve part a: 1.gxh8=sD!? Dxf6,Dg7# (2020-04-14)
Mario Richter: James, thanks for the contribution! Henrik is right, I found the the solution for a) in a few seconds. My guess is that b) - d) complete the joke-AUW ... (2020-04-14)
Mario Richter: James, please check position d), the one you typed in didn't contain a white King, which makes a selfmate a little bit difficult ... (2020-04-14)
Henrik Juel: ... and with so many changes, it would make it easier for the solvers to post it as four different problems (2020-04-14)
James Malcom: Thanks Mario. And I suppose Henrik is right-altough they weren’t really meant to be twins, posting them separately should be done. (2020-04-14)
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, Promotion (d)
Genre: s#
FEN: 6kn/6Pp/5R1K/7P/8/8/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-04-14
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-06-02 more...
99 - P1374638
James Malcom
PDB Website 14/4/2020
“Egg Two”
P1374638
(5+2)
s#1
(-:
1. gxh8=sT! Txh7#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, under-promotion (t)
Genre: s#
FEN: 6kn/6PR/6NK/6P1/8/8/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-04-14
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-06-02 more...
100 - P1374639
James Malcom
PDB Website 14/4/2020
“Egg Three”
P1374639
(5+2)
s#1
(-:
1. gxh8=sL! Lg7#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, under-promotion (l)
Genre: s#
FEN: 7n/6PP/5k1K/4R2Q/8/8/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-04-14
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-06-02 more...
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