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37 problem(s) found in 1110 milliseconds (displaying 37 problem(s)). [PROBID IN 'P1017921; P1017958; P1019752; P1028209; P1035541; P1036630; P1041232; P1065844; P1148647; P1201844; P1280491; P1334881; P1334898; P1334912; P1335157; P1335345; P1337389; P1344645; P1347975; P1349339; P1352844; P1377340; P1377346; P1377347; P1377348; P1377349; P1377350; P1377351; P1377352; P1377353; P1377354; P1377355; P1377373; P1377374; P1377375; P1385234; P1390422'] [download as LaTeX]

1 - P1017921
Isaak S. Birbrager
63 Shakhmaty v SSSR 12/1950
1. Preis
3. UdSSR-Meisterschaft 1948-52
4. Platz
P1017921
(8+7) C+
#2
1. De1-a1! droht 2. Da1xd4#
1. ... Kc5xb4 2. Te7-b7#
1. ... Kc5-d6 2. Te7-d7#
1. ... Th7xe7+ 2. Lf8xe7#
1. ... Tf3-c3,d3 2. Te7-g7#
1. ... Lc6xe4,d5 2. Te7-c7#
1. ... Lh6-e3 2. Te7-f7#
1. ... Lh6-g7 2. Te7-e5#
play all play one stop play next play all
Preisrichter: L. Loschinskij
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (2754)
Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 1N3B2/K3R2r/B1b4b/2k5/1N1pR1n1/5r2/8/4Q3
Reprints: 798 Szachy 08/1951
Shakhmaty v SSSR 07/1953
1223 Szachy 12/1953
89 FIDE Album 1945-1955 1964
IV Szachy 05/1968
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-08-12
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2018-05-31 more...
2 - P1017958
Isaak S. Birbrager
Trud 1950
2. Preis
3. UdSSR-Meisterschaft 1948-52
8. Platz
P1017958
(9+10) C+
#2
1. Se4-d6! droht 2. De2-e4#
1. ... Sd3-c1,Sd~ 2. Lh2-e5#
1. ... Sd3-f4 2. De2-e3#
1. ... Sd3-c5 2. De2xc4#
1. ... Se6-f8,Se~ 2. Ta5-d5#
1. ... Se6-c7 2. Sd8-c6#
1. ... Se6-c5 2. Sd6-b5#
1. ... Se6-f4 2. Sd6-f5#
1. ... De7-b7,h4 2. Sd8xe6#
1. ... Tf1xe1 2. Sd6-f5#
1. ... Tf1-f4 2. De2-e3#
1. ... Lh6-e3 2. De2xe3#
play all play one stop play next play all
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (2791)
Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 2rN2BK/4q1p1/4n2b/R7/2pkN3/3n4/1P2Q2B/1b2Rr2
Reprints: 50 Shakhmaty v SSSR 06/1951
Shakhmaty v SSSR 07/1953
288 FIDE Album 1945-1955 1964
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-08-12
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-08-25 more...
3 - P1019752
Isaak S. Birbrager
86 Shakhmaty v SSSR 12/1952
1. Preis
3. UdSSR-Meisterschaft 1948-52
14. Platz
P1019752
(9+9) C+
#2
1. Lf6-g5! Zugzwang
1. ... Sc3-b1,Sc~ 2. Sd5-f6#
1. ... Sc3xd5 2. Td6-e6#
1. ... Sd2-b1,Sd~ 2. Td6-e6#
1. ... Sd2-f3 2. Lg4-f5#
1. ... Te2-e1,Te~ 2. Lg4-f5#
1. ... Te2xe3 2. Sd5-f6#
1. ... Tb2-b1,Tb~ 2. Dd1-c2#
1. ... Ke4-d3 2. Lg4-f5#
play all play one stop play next play all
Auszeichnung vom 2. Preis aufgestockt (Schachmaty w SSSR 11/1953)
Keywords: Black correction, white move cycle, Brian Stephenson Collection (4592)
Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye v4.55
FEN: 8/8/3R1BK1/2pN4/2p1kPB1/R1n1P3/pr1nr3/b2Q4
Reprints: Shakhmaty v SSSR 07/1953
1159 Szachy 07/1953
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-08-12
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-10-04 more...
4 - P1028209
Isaak S. Birbrager
Na Smenu! 1965
1. Preis
P1028209
(7+10) C+
#2
1. Te4-e6? droht 2. Da4-c6#
1. ... Sb3-c5 2. Da4xd4#
1. ... Sd3-e5,Sc5 2. Te6xe5#
1. ... La7-c5 2. Da4xb3#
1. ... c7-c5 2. Te6-d6#
1. ... Sd3-b4!

1. Sc2-a3! droht 2. Da4-c4#
1. ... Sb3-c5 2. Te4xd4#
1. ... Sd3-e5,Sc5 2. Te8xe5#
1. ... La7-c5 2. Ld1xb3#
1. ... c7-c5 2. Da4-d7#
1. ... Sd3-b2 2. Te8-e5#
1. ... Sd3-b4 2. Te8-e5#
play all play one stop play next play all
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (13096)
Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 2N1R3/b1p4b/8/p2k4/Q2pR3/1n1n3r/2Np4/1K1B4
Reprints: 1035 Szachy 02/1967
Mat Plus 1994
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-08-12
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2018-05-05 more...
5 - P1035541
Isaak S. Birbrager

1. Preis
P1035541
(8+9)
#2

BS Problemid: 20473
Authors: Birbrager, Isaak S
Sources: The Two-move Chess Problem: Tradition and Development 1966
Years: 1951
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (20473)
Genre: 2#
FEN: 2B5/rp6/1p1k1pN1/N6Q/n1R5/7p/2qB1K2/2rR4
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-08-12
6 - P1036630
Isaak S. Birbrager
Revista de Sah 1959
1. Preis
P1036630
(7+8) C+
#2
* 1. ... Tf6-e6,a 2. Lf3-g4#,A
* 1. ... Tf6-g6,b 2. Lf3-e4#,B
1. Sc3-d5? droht 2. Dh8xf6#
1. ... Tf6-e6,a 2. g3-g4#,C
1. ... Tf6-g6,b 2. Sd5-e3#,D
1. ... La3-b2!
1. Sf4-d5! droht 2. Dh8xf6#
1. ... Tf6-e6,a 2. Lf3-e4#,B
1. ... Tf6-g6,b 2. Lf3-g4#,A
1. ... Kf5-g6 2. Lf3-h5#
play all play one stop play next play all
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (21570)
Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 7Q/3r1p2/3p1r1p/5k2/5N1K/b1N2BP1/4p3/5R2
Reprints: 1267 Rozmaitosci szachowe 29/05/2009
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-08-12
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-02-05 more...
7 - P1041232
Isaak S. Birbrager
Shakhmaty v SSSR 10/1949
Turnier Junger Autoren 1948
2. ehrende Erwähnung
P1041232
(6+7) C+
#2
1. Lf5-d7? La5-d2!

1. Lf5-h7! droht 2. Te5-f5#
1. ... Td1-d2 2. Te5-e1#
1. ... La5-e1 2. Sg2-e3#
1. ... La5-d2 2. Lh7xd3#
play all play one stop play next play all
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (26193)
Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 8/2p2p2/8/b3RB2/3N2p1/3p4/6N1/3r1kBK
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-08-12
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-06-13 more...
8 - P1065844
Isaak S. Birbrager
? 1950
ehrende Erwähnung
P1065844
(6+7)
#2

BS Problemid: 50937
Authors: Birbrager, Isaak S
Sources: Presledovanie Temi 1983
Years: 1950
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (50937)
Genre: 2#
FEN: 8/6BK/3R1N2/4rkpQ/2r5/8/b5n1/2bB4
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-08-12
9 - P1148647
Isaak S. Birbrager
? 1962
P1148647
(3+4)
#6
1. De4 Kg1 2. Dd4+ Kh1 3. Dd5 Kg1 4. Dc5+ Kh1 5. Dc6 Kg1 6. Dc1#
play all play one stop play next play all
TR
comment
Keywords: Miniature Collection (0332582)
Genre: n#
FEN: 8/8/8/8/8/3PQ1p1/4K1pp/7k
Input: Zuncke/Bruder, 2010-09-12
Last update: Zuncke/Bruder, 2010-09-12 more...
10 - P1201844
Isaak S. Birbrager
11. UdSSR-Mannschaftsmeisterschaft 1981-1982
P1201844
(10+14) C+
s#2
1. Sg7 droht 2. Se6+ dxe6,fxe6#
1. Sg7 Sc3,Sf4 (bel) 2. Dc4+ Sxc4#
1. Sg7 Sc4 2. Dc3+ Sxc3#
1. Sg7 Sd3 2. dxe3+ Sxe3#
1. Sg7 Sf3,Sg6 2. Dxe3+ Sxe3#
play all play one stop play next play all

Genre: s#
Computer test: Popeye WINDOWS-32Bit V4.37 (118560 KB)
FEN: 3RNrbB/3pbp2/2p5/1r1nnKpq/1P1k2p1/1Q2p3/B2P2N1/3R4
Reprints: 382 Schachmatnaja Komposizija 1977-1982 1983
Input: Frank Müller, 2011-09-04
Last update: Frank Müller, 2011-09-04 more...
11 - P1280491
Isaak S. Birbrager
USSR Team Championship 1957
4. Platz
P1280491
(5+7)
Gewinn
1. De1+ Kc4 2. De6+ Kc3 3. Sd5+ Dxd5 4. De1+! Kc4 5. Dxb4+! Txb4 6. Sa1#
play all play one stop play next play all

Genre: Studies
FEN: 8/4N3/8/1p6/1p1p4/2kp4/qrN4K/2R4Q
Input: Rainer Staudte, 2013-11-17
Last update: Rainer Staudte, 2013-11-17 more...
12 - P1334881
Isaak S. Birbrager
Efim Rukhlis

15 Shakhmaty v SSSR 02/1949
P1334881
(8+8) C+
#2
* 1. ... Tf3-f2 2. Sg6-e5#
* 1. ... Lg3-h2 2. Dc8-f5#

1. Th3-h4! droht 2. Ld5-e4#
1. ... Lg3xh4,e5+ 2. Sg6-e5#
1. ... Lg3-f4 2. Dc8-f5#
1. ... Sd1-f2,c3 2. Dc8-c3#
1. ... Sf1-d2 2. Tc2xd2#
1. ... Tf3-e3 2. Th4-d4#
1. ... Tf3-f4 2. Sg6-e5#
play all play one stop play next play all

Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 2Q5/B6p/6N1/1p1B4/8/p2k1rbR/2R5/KN1n1n2
Input: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-06-12
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-06-12 more...
13 - P1334898
Isaak S. Birbrager
102 Shakhmaty v SSSR 09/1949
P1334898
(10+8) C+
#2
* 1. ... Sc6-a5+,Sc~ 2. Sd7-c5#
* 1. ... Sc6xd4+ 2. Sb3-c5#

1. Ld4-e5! droht 2. Tf8-f4#
1. ... Sc6-a5+,Sc~ 2. Sb3-c5#
1. ... Sc6xe5+ 2. Sd7-c5#
1. ... Se1-g2 2. Db1xc2#
1. ... Se1-d3 2. Db1-h1#
play all play one stop play next play all

Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: b4R2/1BKN4/2n5/1R1P4/r2Bk1p1/1N2p3/2r1P3/1Q2n3
Input: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-06-12
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-06-12 more...
14 - P1334912
Isaak S. Birbrager
Shakhmaty v SSSR 10/1949
Turnier Junger Autoren 1948
1. Preis
P1334912
(7+9) C+
#2
1. Kh8-g7? droht 2. Dd8-d6#
1. ... Tc1xc5 2. Sd2-c4#
1. ... Lg1xc5 2. Dd8-d4#
1. ... Th3-d3!

1. Ta5-a4! droht 2. Ta4-e4#
1. ... Tc1-c4 2. Sd2xc4#
1. ... Sd1-f2 2. Dd8-d4#
1. ... Th3-e3 2. Dd8-d4#
1. ... Th3-h4 2. Sd2-f3#
1. ... Sh7-f6 2. Dd8-d6#
1. ... Sh7-g5 2. Dd8xg5#
1. ... Sd1-c3 2. Sd2-c4#
1. ... Lg1-d4 2. Dd8xd4#
play all play one stop play next play all
Preisrichter: A. Kusnezow und E. Ruchlis

Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 3Q3K/1p5n/4p1B1/R1P1k2p/8/7r/3NN3/2rn2b1
Input: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-06-13
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-06-13 more...
15 - P1335157
Isaak S. Birbrager
4 Shakhmaty v SSSR 01/1951
3. Preis
3. UdSSR-Meisterschaft 1948-52
17. Platz
P1335157
(9+7) C+
#2
1. Tc3-c7? droht 2. Se4-c3#
1. ... Sf2-d1 2. Tf1xd1#
1. ... Sf2xe4 2. Sc8-e7#
1. ... Td6-c6 2. De8xc6#
1. ... Df4xe4 2. De8-b5#
1. ... Df4xe3,e5 2. De8-e5#
1. ... Df4-f6!

1. Lh3-g2! droht 2. Se4-f6#
1. ... Sf2xe4 2. Tf1-d1#
1. ... Sf8-e6 2. Sc8-e7#
1. ... Td6-e6 2. De8-b5#
1. ... Df4xe3,f3,e4 2. De8-e5#
play all play one stop play next play all

Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 2N1Qn1B/p7/1p1r4/3k4/4Nq2/2R1P2B/K4n2/5R2
Reprints: Shakhmaty v SSSR 07/1953
Input: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-06-23
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-06-28 more...
16 - P1335345
Isaak S. Birbrager
56 Shakhmaty v SSSR 10/1952
Formalturnier
1. ehrende Erwähnung
P1335345
(8+6) C+
#2
1. Tf4-b4? Lg8xd5!
1. Tf4-c4? Td7xd5!

1. Tf4-a4! droht 2. Lh4-g3#
1. ... Td7xd5 2. Db5-e2#
1. ... Td7-g7 2. Lh4-f6#
1. ... Lg8xd5 2. Db5-b2#
1. ... Sh6xf5 2. Ta4-e4#
play all play one stop play next play all

Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 2n3bb/1N1r4/7n/1Q1NkP2/5R1B/8/2B5/K7
Input: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-06-25
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-06-25 more...
17 - P1337389
Isaak S. Birbrager
41 Shakhmaty v SSSR 11/1954
P1337389
(6+4) C+
#3
1. Tc6-h6? Lg1-h2 2. Ta6-a1+ Lh2-g1 3. Th6xh5#, 2. ... Lh5-d1 3. Ta1xd1#
1. ... Lg1xf2!
1. Ta6-a1? Kh1-h2 2. Dg5-g3+ Kh2-h1 3. Dg3-h3#
1. ... Lh5-g4 2. Dg5xg4 h7-h5 3. Dg4-h3#
1. ... Lh5-g6!

1. Tc6-c1! droht 2. Ta6-h6 ... 3. Th6xh5#
1. ... Lh5-d1 2. Ta6-h6+ Ld1-h5 3. Th6xh5#, 2. ... Lg1-h2 3. Tc1xd1#
1. ... Lh5-g6 2. Dg5-g4 Lg6-f5 3. Ta6-h6#
1. ... Kh1-h2 2. Dg5-g3+ Kh2-h1 3. Dg3-h3#
1. ... Lh5-g4 2. Dg5xg4 h7-h5 3. Dg4-h3#
play all play one stop play next play all

Genre: 3#
Computer test: Popeye 4.73
FEN: 5K2/7p/R1R5/6Qb/8/8/5PP1/6bk
Input: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-08-11
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-08-11 more...
18 - P1344645
Isaak S. Birbrager
FIDE default 1957-1958
1. FIDE Turnier
(Version)
P1344645
(8+7) C+
#2
1. Se4-c3? Se6-f4!
1. Se4-g3? Se6-d4!
1. Se4-g5? Ke5-f5!

1. Se4-f2! droht 2. Sf6-d7#
1. ... Se6-d8,S~ 2. Tc6-c5#
1. ... Se6-d4 2. Sf2-d3#
1. ... Se6-f4 2. Dd2-c3#
1. ... Se6-c7 2. Dd2-d6#
1. ... Ke5-f5 2. Dd2-g5#
play all play one stop play next play all
Original (-sBb5) mit NL.
Ursprünglicher 2. Preis wurde aberkannt.

Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 1bB4K/5R2/2R1nN2/1p2k3/4N2P/p6b/3Q4/4r3
Reprints: 1999 Szachy 08/1958
Input: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-12-18
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2017-12-18 more...
19 - P1347975
Isaak S. Birbrager
Efim Rukhlis

294 Problemista 12/1962
1. Preis
P1347975
(9+8) C+
#2
* 1. ... Td4-d1,Tdd~ 2. Sh5-f6#
* 1. ... Te6-e1,Tee~ 2. Sh5-f4#

1. Ta1-a2? droht 2. Tg3-h3#
1. ... Td4-h4!
1. Lb1-g6? droht 2. Sh5-f4#
1. ... Sh7-f6!
1. Lb1-d3? droht 2. Lc1-e3#
1. ... Td4-c4!
1. Lc1-f4? droht 2. Sh5-f6#
1. ... Lg8-f7!
1. Lc1-e3? droht 2. Lb1-d3#
1. ... Te6-a6!
1. Lc1-d2? droht 2. Lb1-e4#
1. ... Td4-c4!

1. Lb1-e4! droht 2. Sh5-f6#, 2. Lc1-d2#
1. ... Td4xe4 2. Lc1-e3#
1. ... Te6xe4 2. Sh5-f4#
play all play one stop play next play all
PR Geörgy Bakcsi

Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 6bK/7n/4r2Q/2p3pN/1p1r4/5NR1/6P1/RBB4k
Reprints: 136 Problemista 06/1963
498 Szachy 08/1963
441 Problemista 09/1965
Input: Marcin Banaszek, 2018-03-12
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2020-02-28 more...
20 - P1349339
Isaak S. Birbrager
Leninskaja Smena 1965-1966
1. Preis
P1349339
(14+8) C+
#2
1. Sg5-f3? droht 2. Sc4xe3#
1. ... Th1-e1 2. Le5-f6#
1. ... Df8xc5 2. Le5-h2#
1. ... Tf2-e2!

1. Sg5-h3? droht 2. Sc4xe3#
1. ... Tf2-e2 2. Le5-f6#
1. ... Df8xc5 2. Le5-f4#
1. ... Th1-e1!

1. Le5-f6! droht 2. Sc4xe3#
1. ... Th1-e1 2. Sg5-f3#
1. ... Tf2-e2 2. Sg5-h3#
1. ... Df8xc5 2. Tc6xc5#
1. ... Th1-h3 2. Ld3-e2#
1. ... Tf2xf6 2. Ld3-f1#
1. ... Tf2-f3 2. Ld3-f1#
1. ... Df8-d6+ 2. Tc6xd6#
1. ... Df8xf6 2. Tc6-d6#
play all play one stop play next play all

Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 4bq2/p1KP4/2R1P1P1/2PkB1NR/1PN1p3/2PBp3/5r2/3Q3r
Reprints: 885 Szachy 06/1966
Input: Marcin Banaszek, 2018-04-21
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2018-04-21 more...
21 - P1352844
Isaak S. Birbrager
2056 Szachy 12/1972
6. ehrende Erwähnung
P1352844
(7+7) C+
#2
1. Sc4-e5? droht 2. Dg7-e7#, 2. Dg7-f7#, 2. Dg7-g8#, 2. Le2-h5#
1. ... Tb5xe5!

1. Sc6-e5? droht 2. Dg7-f7#, 2. Sc4-d6#, 2. Le2-h5#
1. ... Lg3xe5!

1. Lc7-e5! droht 2. Dg7-e7#, 2. Sc4-d6#, 2. Le2-h5#
1. ... Lg3xe5 2. Dg7-e7#
1. ... De3-d3 2. Dg7-e7#
1. ... Tb5xe5 2. Sc4-d6#
1. ... Tb5-b7 2. Sc4-d6#
1. ... De3-a7 2. Sc4-d6#
1. ... De3xe5 2. Le2-h5#
1. ... De3-c5 2. Le2-h5#
1. ... De3-a3 2. Le2-h5#
play all play one stop play next play all

Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.67
FEN: 4k2K/2B3Qp/2N2p2/1r6/2N5/4q1b1/4B3/4R1r1
Reprints: 2056 Szachy 07/1973
Input: Marcin Banaszek, 2018-07-27
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2018-08-01 more...
22 - P1377340
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377340
(2+1)
#1
8x4-Brett (a1-h4)
1. Ta1#!
play all play one stop play next play all
White and Black are on a 4x8 board! It contains only the 1 through 4 ranks.
Henrik Juel: Another possible solution to this rather lame joke problem:
There is a hole on b5 (2020-06-28)
James Malcom: I agree, but then again the book was made more for kids and such. (2020-06-28)
comment
Keywords: Joke, Aristocrat, Rex solus (s), Minimal (T)
Genre: n#
FEN: qqqqqqqq/qqqqqqqq/qqqqqqqq/qqqqqqqq/k7/2K5/8/7R
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-06-29 more...
23 - P1377346
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377346
(4+1)
#0.5
1. Ta1-d1# (completing 0-0-0)
play all play one stop play next play all
Keywords: Joke, Castling, Rex solus (s), Aristocrat, Finish or retract an unfinished move
Genre: n#
FEN: 8/8/4Q3/8/N7/3k4/8/R1K5
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: James Malcom, 2021-04-18 more...
24 - P1377347
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377347
(3+1)
#0.5
1. Sb5-c7# without touching the board!
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Compare to P1325907. Here, the White king has an active role in guarding.
Keywords: Joke, Rex solus (s), Aristocrat
Genre: n#
FEN: k7/8/K7/1N6/8/8/7B/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: Gunter Jordan, 2020-06-28 more...
25 - P1377348
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377348
(4+3)
#0.5
1. d5xe6ep witout moving White's pawn!
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Keywords: Joke, En passant, Miniature
Genre: n#
FEN: 4k3/2K5/3p4/3Pp3/8/8/5R2/4R3
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: Gunter Jordan, 2020-06-28 more...
26 - P1377349
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377349
(4+6)
#4
1. c8=K! b2# 2. Lb7# bxa1=K! 3. Le5# Ka7 4. Ld4##
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"Here, White is to play and give a mate in 4. However, almost any move by White is met with 1... b2#. But if there's no "usual" solution, we'll find a "joke" one. 1. c8=K! White promoted their pawn to a new king. 1... b2#. Black is triumphant: they have checkmated the White king. But White is indignant: "Mate? What mate? I have a new king on c8!" 2. Bb7#. "It's you who is checkmated." However, Black is not finished too: 2... bxa1=K! "I have a new king too! I captured your old king on a1 and promoted a new king in its place! And it's not in check!" 3. Be5#. "OK, then your new king is checkmated", says White. 3... Ka7. "I changed my mind", says Black. "I renounce my new king on a1 and return to my old king on a8. It was in check, but I moved it to a safe square." "Is that so?" White asks. "Then I'll checkmate both your kings at once!" 4. Bd4##. (Translation by user Spektrowski in a chess.com comment-https://www.chess.com/blog/Rocky64/what-if-a-pawn-could-promote-to-a-pawn#comment-49584342)
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, konsekutive Umwandlungen 2 (Kk)
Genre: n#
FEN: kB6/2P5/B7/8/4p3/pp6/p7/Kb6
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-07-24 more...
27 - P1377350
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377350
(3+3)
#1
1. Kb8[+wBb2]#!

1. Kd8[+wBd2]#!
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There used to exist an old Russian house rule that if Kings reached their respective last ranks, then a pawn may be immediatel placed on its home square upon the file the King just moved to.
Keywords: Joke, Miniature, Symmetrical position, Symmetrical solution, Add pieces
Genre: n#
FEN: 8/1RKR4/8/8/2p5/2k5/2b5/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: James Malcom, 2021-04-18 more...
28 - P1377351
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377351
(4+2)
#0
a) Turn the board 180° (for 0. f4#)
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Duplicate Diagram: P1142950

Keywords: Joke, Board Rotation (180), Minimal (b), Miniature
FEN: 8/8/3K4/1BP5/3kp3/8/8/3N4
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-06-29 more...
29 - P1377352
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377352
(4+1)
#0.5
a) Turn the board 90° and complete 1. e8=S#
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Keywords: Joke, Board Rotation (90), under-promotion, Rex solus (s)
Genre: n#
FEN: 2N5/7R/2k5/P7/2K5/8/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-06-29 more...
30 - P1377353
Isaak S. Birbrager
25 Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] , p. 36, 1961
P1377353
(6+1) cooked
Take back a move and then #1
R: 1. 0-0, dann 1. 0-0-0#!
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Cook: R: 1. Ta2-a1, dann 1. Td1#
R: 1. Tf2-f1, dann 1. Td1#
R: 1. Tc1-a1, dann 1. Tfd1#
See P1388716 for fairy fix

Originalforderung: Matt in Null Zügen (mit der Argumentation, daß (-1) Zug + (+1) Zug = 0 Züge ergibt.)

Autorschaft Birbragers zweifelhaft, da das Buch eher eine Sammlung von Problemen namhafter Autoren ist. Im Vorwort zur russischsprachigen Ausgabe heißt es: "В этой своей работе автор обратился к творчеству титанов шахматной мысли Росси М. Чигорина, А. Петрова, И. Шумова, советских шахматных композиторов А. Гуляева, В. Чеховера, А. Гербстмана, а также ряда зарубежных авторов."
Adrian Storisteanu: How about e.g., - 1.Rc1-a1 & 1.Rf1-d1# ?! (2021-04-18)
Henrik Juel: Yes, that is a bad cook (2021-04-18)
A.Buchanan: I wish that some solving engine could retract moves without regard for legality, to allow for Baird-style helpmate retractors to be tested after all these years. For this aristocrat with no units adjacent to bK, a reasonable approximation to the stipulation is: ser-#2. Of course it misses the uncastling, but it does derive:
1. Ta2 2. Td1#
1. Tf2 2. Td1#
1. Tac1 2. Tfd1#
I don't see any way to eliminate the third of these cooks in an orthodox problem. However Bosma can come to the rescue! I don't see a way to keep it as a miniature though. I will post it separately. (2021-04-18)
Mario Richter: Anmerkung zur Quelle: Es gibt kein Buch "Unterhaltsames Schach" bzw. "Fascinating Chess", der Titel sollte auch in der deutschen und englischen Version als Transkription (oder Transliteration?!) des Originaltitels angegeben werden!
Das hier um so mehr, als es tatsächlich eine englischsprachige Ausgabe dieses Buches mit dem Titel "Chess: Serious; for Fun" aus dem Jahre 1975 gibt (Verlag CHESS Ltd., Sutton Coldfield, England)

Zur Autorschaft: Daß Birbrager der Autor dieses und anderer Probleme aus dem Buch ist, ist eher unwahrscheinlich (s. Vorwort). (2021-04-18)
James Malcom: Mariom the book does exist: https://www.google.com/books/edition/%D0%97%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B5_%D1%88%D0%B0%D1%85%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%82/ZPbTxQEACAAJ?hl=en

I don't know why PDB will not accept ????????????? ???????" as the source, so I had to make do with a translation.

Furthermore, I only know of it thanks to a chess.com comment: https://www.chess.com/blog/Rocky64/what-if-a-pawn-could-promote-to-a-pawn#comment-49584342

I messaged them last June, and you can actually download the book for yourself (this link is safe): ftp://nozdr.ru/biblio/games/chess/1942-1991/%D0%91%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B3%D0%B5%D1%80%20%D0%98_%20%D0%97%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B5%20%D1%88%D0%B0%D1%85%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%8B%20(1961).djvu

Lastly, despite the foreword, I interpret these 14 problems to be Birbrager's interpretations of other's ideas, making them his technically. (2021-04-19)
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Keywords: Castling as mating move, Help retractor, Rex solus (s), Miniature, Aristocrat, Castling in the retro play
Genre: Retro
Computer test: C- Popeye for ser-#2 sufficient to demonstrate cooks for the actual stipulation
FEN: 8/8/3N4/3N3B/8/3k4/8/R4RK1
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: Mario Richter, 2021-04-18 more...
31 - P1377354
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377354
(3+4)
Take back a move and then #1
R: 1. bxSa8=L, dann ... bxc8=S#
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Keywords: under-promotion (S), Retractor, Miniature, Promotion in the retro play (L)
Genre: n#
FEN: B1b5/k7/p7/8/8/8/7b/1R5K
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-06-29 more...
32 - P1377355
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377355
(3+5)
#1000
1. De4! Kg1 2. De3+ Kh1 3. De4 Kg1 4. De3+ Kh1 ... ... 999. De4 Kg1 1000. Db1#
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Keywords: Joke, Constrained problem
FEN: 8/8/8/8/3P2p1/4Q1p1/4K1pp/7k
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-06-29 more...
33 - P1377373
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377373
(2+3)
Gewinn
Es wird DAME gespielt!
1. DMe3! DMd4xf2 2. DKxg3xe5xc7#
1. ... DMf4xd2 2. DKxc3cxe5xc7#
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Checkers is being played with chess pieces
Henrik Juel: In Checkers the side to move must capture (Locust style) as long as he can (2021-05-01)
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Keywords: Joke, Kindergarten Problem, Draughts / Checkers (English)
Pieces: ku = Draughts King (DK), bu = Draughts Man (DM)
Genre: Studies
FEN: 8/8/3*2k4/8/3*2p1*2p2/8/3*2P4/4*2K3
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2021-04-30 more...
34 - P1377374
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377374
(2+8)
Remis
1. g8=sL! Patt

1. g8=D? Lf2! 2. ... Ld4#
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Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, under-promotion (l)
Genre: Studies
FEN: 8/6P1/5n2/3b2p1/8/8/2pp4/K1knb3
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-28
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-06-29 more...
35 - P1377375
Isaak S. Birbrager
Fascinating Chess [Birbrager] 1961
P1377375
(9+13)
#5
1. c8=K#! a1=K! 2. Lb2# d1=K 3. Sc3# f1=K 4. Tf4#,Tf7# h1=K 5. Th7#,Th4#
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" How is White supposed to do that? The White king is currently in check now. But does it really matter? White is going to just "switch" kings: 1. c8=K#. Their new king is on c8, and it's completely safe. However, the Black a7 king is now in checkmate. And so, it "abdicates" from the throne: 1... a1=K. The new king is not in check, but... 2. Bb2#, and the newfangled "ruler" is also checkmated. All other promotions don't help as well: 2... d1=K 3. Nc3# f1=K 4. Rf4# h1=K 5. Rh7#." (Translation by user Spektrowski in a chess.com comment-https://www.chess.com/blog/Rocky64/what-if-a-pawn-could-promote-to-a-pawn#comment-49588268)
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, konsekutive Umwandlungen 5 (Kkkkk)
Genre: n#
FEN: 8/k1P1R3/p1B3P1/2p5/N1N3R1/BK6/p2ppppp/1bn1r1r1
Input: James Malcom, 2020-06-29
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-07-24 more...
36 - P1385234
Isaak S. Birbrager
2930 Schach 13, p. 203, 07/1958
2. Preis
TT Drohumwandlung
P1385234
(7+10) C+
#2
1. Db6? droht 2. Sd5#
1. ... Df3!

1. Df8? droht 2. Scb5
1. ... Kd4!

1. Dg8! droht 2. Dxc4#
1. ... Sb2,Sxc1,Se1,Sf2,Se5,Sc5 2. Sd5#
1. ... Sb4 2. Scb5#
1. ... Sa1,Sxc1.Sd2,Sc5 2. Scb5#
1. ... Sd4 2. Sd5#
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Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye WINDOWS98-32Bit-Version 3.77 (8192KB)
FEN: 1Q6/2N5/5K2/p5p1/2p2p2/Nnkn4/b5r1/1RBR1q2
Input: Felber, Volker, 2021-01-10
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37 - P1390422
Isaak S. Birbrager
A139 1. WCCT 1972-1975
5. Platz A1
P1390422
(10+10) C+
#2
1. Ta5-a6? droht 2. Lb5-c4#
1. ... Sg6-e5 2. Sd3-f4#
1. ... Sd7-c5 2. Tc6xc5#
1. ... Lc3-b4 2. Sd3xb4#
1. ... Lc3-a5!

1. f6xe7? droht 2. Tc6-d6#
1. ... Sg6-e5 2. Sd3-f4#
1. ... Sd7-c5 2. Tc6xc5#
1. ... Lc3-b4 2. Sd3xb4#

1. Ta5-a4! droht 2. e3-e4#
1. ... Sg6-e5 2. Sd3-f4#
1. ... Sd7-c5 2. Tc6xc5#
1. ... Lc3-b4 2. Sd3xb4#
1. ... Sg6-f8,Sg~ 2. Sd3-f4#
1. ... Sd7xf6 2. Tc6-c5#
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Keywords: Change of motif
Genre: 2#
Computer test: Popeye 4.83
FEN: 3r4/3np2b/2R2PnK/RB1k2N1/3P4/2bNPp2/2rp3B/8
Input: Marcin Banaszek, 2021-06-04
Last update: Marcin Banaszek, 2021-06-04 more...
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