[Retros] Is this a cook or a new problem?

Olli Heimo olli.heimo at luukku.com
Sat Mar 17 14:00:21 EDT 2007

I just happened to see Peter Wong's problem in "Variant
Chess" 7/1991, problem id P0002579 in PDB Server. He asks
orthoreconstruction of initial game array in 29.5 moves
using fairy conditions circe and double maximummer. I could
do it in 28.5 moves like so: 1. Nh3 Nf6 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Na4 Ne5
4.Nc5 Nf3+ 5.gxf3(Ng8) Nh5 6.Ne6 Ngf6 7.Ng1 Nd5 8.Bh3 Ne3
9.Bf5 Ng2+ 10.Kf1 Ne3+ 11.fxe3(Nb8) Ng3+ 12.Kg2 Nh5 13.Bh3
Na6 14.Bf5 Nb4 15.Bd3 Nxd3(Bf1) 16.Nc5 Nhf4+ 17.exf4(Nb8)
Nc6 18.Nh3 Ne1+ 19.Kf2 Ne5 20.Na4 Ng4+ 21.fxg4(Ng8) Nf6 22.
Nc3 Nxg5+(pg2) 23.Kxe1(Nb8) Nf6 24.Nb1 Nh5 25.Ng1 Nxf4(pf2)
26.Nh3 Nh5 27.Ng1 Nf6 28.Nh3 Ng8 29.Ng1
This is not necessarily a cook, because there is no way
to extend this type of game to 29.5 moves. But I feel
that it not fair to publish it as my own problem. What do
you think? Olli.

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