[Retros] Economy rules

Joost de Heer joost at sanguis.xs4all.nl
Sat Dec 8 03:37:46 EST 2007


Another question on economy: What's the 'rule of thumb' for promoted
pieces? I composed a new fairy problem yesterday (again a task...), and
have two versions: One with 10 black pieces, but with three black
bishops, one with 11 black pieces, where one of the bishops was replaced
by a rook and a pawn (both the bishop and the rook/pawn are
cookstoppers, and not relevant for the theme).

Personally I don't mind the promoted piece, but I have a way to avoid
it. Should I use that, or doesn't it matter?

And a question: does anyone have the position for the following composition?

W. Seehofer
The Problemist september 2005, #2417
ser-#5, Madrasi+Circe


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