# [Retros] Messigny Solving Championship

Pascal Wassong pascal.wassong at free.fr
Sat May 25 16:15:56 EDT 2002

Hello,

As each year, the French Retro solving championship took place at the Messigny
Meeting.

Here are the 8 problems that the solvers had to find in 2 hours. All the problems are
originals for Phénix, where they will be published in an article about the championship.

To let you the pleasure of solving, I'll post the solutions only in a few days.

Have fun,
Pascal

1. Joost de Heer
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SPG in 9,0 (15 + 13)

2. Christoph Fieberg
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rnb3k1/pppppp2/7p/6p1/8/2QPP3/PPP2PPP/RNB1KBNR
SPG in 9,5 (16 + 12)

3. Pascal Wassong
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SPG in 13,0 (14 + 16)

4. Satoshi Hashimoto
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SPG in 15,5 (13 + 16)

5. Rustam Ubaidullaev
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SPG in 18,0 (16 + 16)

6. Gianni Donati
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SPG in 20,5 (14 + 15)

7. Gianni Donati
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How many of the last captures are completely determined ? Give them in the correct
order. (14 + 9)

8. Tom Volet
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How many of the last pawn moves are completely determined ? Give them in the
correct order. (14 + 12)