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(1) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Friday, Oct 6, 2006 15:10]

One @ Colin Sydenham


just saw that you are a member here too. I remember you did a problem
with Nowotny+paradox (same) Nowotny as reciproc mate change.
Since I don't remember your setting at all, I could lift the theme
for SCHWALBE without qualms :-) - but I still like to file your
original setting under "Inspirations" at my website.


testing testing - HR, SCHWALBE 13???, 2#vv
(= 9+9 )

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(2) Posted by Harry Fougiaxis [Friday, Oct 6, 2006 22:19]; edited by Harry Fougiaxis [07-03-26]

I hope Colin doesn't mind the "invasion" in the thread.

It seems it could be this one (WinChloe ID 2231, No 244 FIDE Album 1980-82), which has no Novotny tries compared to yours.

Colin Sydenham
1 Pr Due Alfieri 1981
(= 11+9 )


Set play
1...Be4 a 2.Sb5# A
1...Re4 b 2.Sb6# B

1.e4! [2.Sb5, Sb6#]
1...Bxe4 a 2.Sb6# B
1...Rxe4 b 2.Sb5# A
1...Kd4 2.Sc7#
1...exd5 2.Qxd5#
1...Rb4, Rb3, Rxb2 2.S(x)b4#

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(3) Posted by Milan Velimirović (+) [Saturday, Oct 7, 2006 02:20]

What us the url of your web site?
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(4) Posted by Milan Velimirović (+) [Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 14:29]

Each Belgrade problemist, and we have always been tightly and emotionally connected to Milan R. Vukcevich, I am sure remembered instantly a twomover by this great master which he composed as a teenager
Milan R. Vuk?ević
Problem 1956(= 10+6 )
1... Rd4,Bd4 2.Shf6,Qb3#
1.d4! ~,Rd4,Bd4 2.Sb6,Qb3,Shf6#

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(5) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 14:31]

Yup, that exactly was it. No wonder I couldn't remember it
with so much constructive wizardry used. :-)

My webpage is
...and effectively dead, as the hoster is missing in action
and I forgot the password (or it fails due to a bug).
So I can't do updates.

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(6) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Monday, Oct 9, 2006 11:10]

Addendum: Correct id of my problem is
SCHWALBE 12908 (issue 217, Feb 2006).

@Vukcevic: With a uncovered flight, ANY
teenager could do :-)
{OK, OK, how I composed as a teenager
you can see on my webpage.}

This might be an interesting subpoll
on its own - when did everybody start
composing and when did everybody start
composing GOOD?

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(7) Posted by Milan Velimirović (+) [Monday, Oct 9, 2006 12:45]

Thanks God for unprovided flight(s)!
fyi, another great composer, Drs. Cor Goldschmeding, worked on this theme. Instead of a give-and-take, his problem from 1966 has a 2-flights-giving key, which also gives something more - a check! Ten years later in booklet of his selected problems he demonstrated how to avoid the checking key - with almost the carbon copy of Vukcevich's problem.
C. Goldschmeding
3.Pr Die Schwalbe 1966
(= 9+8 )
1... Re4,Be4 2.Sf3,Bf4:#
1... Re4,Be4 2.Bf4:,Sf3#
1... Kd4,Kd6 2.Bb2:,Se8#
C. Goldschmeding
Problemcomponisten 1976
(= 9+7 )
1... Rd4,Bd4 2.Scb6,Qf3#
1.d4! ~ 2.Sf6#
1... Rd4:,Bd4: 2.Qf3,Scb6#
@Subpoll: and very important third question - when did everybody STOP composing good ;-)
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(8) Posted by Colin Sydenham [Monday, Mar 26, 2007 17:34]

Hallo, Hauke. I'm sorry, I didn't see this topic until the Review reached me. If it's of any interest, I knew of the Vukcevic (of course), and had the pleasure of showing him my (then unpublished)problem when he paid a visit to the BCPS in London (he approved). I also knew of the 1966 Goldschmeding (which is in the Album, No 103), but not of the 1976 Goldschmeding, which is new to me.

I was pleased to be able to shut my free BR off from 3 different batteries. But your problem has enhanced the idea with tries, which I like a lot. Good luck with it.

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(9) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Tuesday, Mar 27, 2007 10:57]

**** out of luck - the Schwalbe audience wasn't exactly impressed.
I even can understand them - while I am proud about inserting
thematic tries, your set-up surely is far more spectacular.

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