[Retros] total homebase mate, Nicolas Dupont 's examples

raosorio at fibertel.com.ar raosorio at fibertel.com.ar
Fri Nov 17 06:16:20 EST 2006

Hi Nicolas,

Thanks for your interest in the idea.
I do like this too,

Nicolas Dupont
1.Pf2-f4 Pd7-d5 2.Re1-f2 Pd5-d4 3.Rf2-g3 Pd4-d3
4.Rg3-h4 Pd3xe2 5.Ff1xe2 Dd8xd2 6.Fe2-h5 Pe7-e5
7.Pf4xe5 Dd2xc2 8.Fc1-f4 Dc2xd1 9.Ff4-g3 Dd1-d8

There are 3 composing approaches,
1) The artistical one
2) The record one, as it was defined in my oct 21 mail to this list (first maximize the
mating side pawns on the diagram, 2nd minimize moves and 3rd minimize captures)
3) The other record approach: first minimize the moves, 2nd maximize the mating side
pawns on the diagram and 3rd the same as before.

Your 9.0 example is strong in the last approach (and very nice).

I propose to redifine the theme as "homebase mate" ("total" is not necessary).

Roberto Osorio

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