[Retros] At-home initial array challenge

François Perruchaud francois.perruchaud at wanadoo.fr
Thu Mar 24 16:35:02 EST 2005

> > So how far have you explored pristine at-home positions? I don't want to

> > stumble away searching for butterflies in regions of the rain-forest

> > that you have already bull-dozed. :-)


> So far I only looked at the <= 7.0 moves at-home problems that I already

> have, but now that you have drawn my attention to this part of the

> rain-forest, I adapted my bulldozer to the terrain. :)

So it's time to show my own 16+x and x+16 at-home proof games !

Here are a few ones :

- another son of Juel's PG :
rn2k2r/pppp1ppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR in 7.5
Henrik Juel's PG is very prolific, with at least 5 versions !

- a x+16 PG in 2n.5 : It's the only one I found which is not also a PG in 2n
(R127 is a PG in 8.0 and in 8.5).
rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPP3/RN2KBN1 in 10.5
I don't know if it is the greatest number of moves by king in an At Home PG.

- a 16+x PG in 2n : It's the only one I found.
Yes, I missed François Labelle's PG in 6.0 !
r3k1n1/pppp1p1p/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR in 10.0

- a beautiful tempo by pawn :
r1bqkb1r/1pp1p1p1/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR in 9.5

- nothing special, but I like them :
rn2kb1r/ppp1p1pp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR in 7.5
1nb1kbn1/pppp2p1/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR in 9.5

François P.

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