[Retros] Terminology

Joost de Heer ildjarn666 at linuxmail.org
Sat Sep 27 09:54:06 EDT 2003

> Is there a special term for a proof game where all the units of one or both

> sides are apparently in their game-array position?

Mark Kirtley named them 'at home positions' in his Shorties articles. Andrew Buchanan named them 'chez soi' on his website (see below)

> If not, who was the first to show this so we can name it after them?

> The earliest I can find is Michel Cailaud, Commend Andernach 1993

> rsbqkbsr/ppp1pppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RSBQKB1R

> after Black's 3rd, Andernach chess.

> Any prior to this?

Orthodox examples can be found at http://www.geocities.com/anselan/CHEP.html. The first composition shown there is from 1981.

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