3 problem(s) found in 3268 milliseconds (displaying 3 problem(s)). [PROBID='P1380948' OR PROBID='P1166983'OR PROBID='P1380949'] [download as LaTeX]
Duplicate Diagram: P1380948, P1380949
Reprints: XVII ABC des Echecs [Preti] 1895
14 L'Express du Midi 28/05/1923
Input: Felber, Volker, 2010-09-12
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2020-10-21 more...
We believe the forgoing problem to be the only one that the distinguised chess master over composed.
Duplicate Diagram: P1166983, P1380949
QUEENING A PAWN
The followig problem was specially made by the late M. Chigorin to prove inadequate the wording of the rule about queening a pawn prevalent in former chess codes. Staunton's Chess Praxis gives the following definition: "When a pawn has reached the eight or last sqaure on its file it immediately assumes the name and power of any piece its player may select, except for a king."
The German code in use even now says: "Jeder Bauer, der bis auf die erste Felderreihe des Gegners vordringt, muss daselbst geich umgewandelt werden, nach freier Wahl des Spielenden, ohne Rücksicht auf die noch im Spiel vorhandenen Offiziere, zu einer Dame, Thurm, Läufer oder Springer gemacht werden." Tchgorin's problem was composed under the above rules.
White to play and mate in one
The code, however, which governs the game in Great Britain has been amended and Hoffer's book of the London International Chess COngress of 1899, says: "The promotion of a pawn is complete when such pawn is named or exchanged for a Queen, Rook, Bishop, or Knight of its own color." -From The Field
Duplicate Diagram: P1166983, P1380948
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