[Retros] Accidental retro
mri_two at t-online.de
Mon Feb 6 13:00:40 EST 2006
Noam wrote in repsonse to my remark:
>> I think this position is misprinted, the correct place
>> of the white king might be: Kh8.
> Do you have a source for this correction?
No, this was only a suggestion by me, trying to find a position
which makes it a correct #2-problem with the solution given in
> ... Does the book mention the retroanalytic content in the
> solutions section? For that matter, what does it give as
> the solution of #2940?
The solutions presented in one of the appendices of the book
are of the following format:
Name, year, keymove.
No mentioning of threats, set-plays or retroanalytical content.
For #2940 it gives:
L. Szász, 1927, 1.Ne7
This surely refers to the hungarian composer Dr. Lajos Szász (1906-1929).
Interestingly, he has composed some retro-problems too, eg.
so the retroanalytical content in #2940 might well have been
> Evidently you've spent much more time with Polgar's book than I.
No. But I used the orthodox mate-in-n problems of that book as a
test suite for my own little solving program.
So after I received your posting on the retros mailing list,
I looked what my program had said about this problem.
And its verdict was: "Illegal position. Black has no last move."
The same statement was made for the Baird problem, in contrast to
the Polgar book, which gives 1.Nc6 as solution for #1513.
P.S.: One nice problem of L.Szász is the following two-mover:
W: Kc7 Rh7 Re3 Bg8 Nh4 Pe2 Pf7 Pf4
B: Ke7 Be4 Pf5
fen = 6B1/2K1kP1R/8/5p2/4bP1N/4R3/4P3/8
Falkirk Herald, 1926
Mate in 2
| . . . . . . B . | 8
| . . K . k P . R | 7
| . . . . . . . . | 6
| . . . . . p . . | 5
| . . . . b P . N | 4
| . . . . R . . . | 3
| . . . . P . . . | 2
| . . . . . . . . | 1 (8+3)
a b c d e f g h
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