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MatPlus.Net Forum Competitions Announcement of SCHACH Corona Tourney
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(1) Posted by Thomas Brand [Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:07]

Announcement of SCHACH Corona Tourney

German paper SCHACH announces a composition „Corona Tourney" (n#, h#, +-) on physical distancing on board. Closing date is July 10, 2020; the award will be published in the October 2020 issue. Director is Thomas Brand, judge is Hans Gruber.

See detailed English announcement:
German announcement:
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(2) Posted by Jakob Leck [Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:13]

A very nice initiative! And, although physical distancing is actually a quite serious matter, a funny idea to take the distancing to the chess board - mirror mates guaranteed.
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(3) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:50]; edited by Hauke Reddmann [20-05-23]

Off a tangent (since this isn't included in the genres):

Shortest game (not necessarily SPG, but that would be cooler)
to a non-touching position? Can this one be beat
since a lot of pieces don't need capture?
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(4) Posted by Hannu Harkola [Saturday, May 23, 2020 15:52]

The correct English link is:
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(5) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Saturday, May 23, 2020 19:51]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [20-05-23]

Here's a joke:
(= 2+3 )

Helpmate in 4
Corona chess

Under normal rules, there would be many solutions. Under the Corona chess rules, only one: 1.Bf1 e6 2.Ke3 e7 3.Kd2 e8Q 4.Kc1 Qe1 mate (as in the mate move, the "physical distance" can be broken, but not earlier).
Of course, this is not what the tourney asks for. But could this become a new fairy chess variant, a sub-genre of Anti-Köko?
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(6) Posted by Geir Sune Tallaksen Østmoe [Saturday, May 23, 2020 20:18]

Are you allowed to defend against mate by breaking the distancing rules, though? 1.Rh4 e6 2.Kf2 e7 3.Kg1 e8Q 4.Rh3 Qe1#!?
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