[Retros] Add pieces
abrobecker at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 9 05:57:12 EST 2011
>Seems you've excluded what is, for me, by far, the most interesting
>problems of the "add" genre:
>In my general experience, no other formal stipulation has proven to
>be half as rewarding (retro or otherwise).
>Similarly, Legal Clusters deserve consideration.
You're probably right, but it's no mistake from me.
Quite simply i know nothing about IC (It was the same
for PGs some years ago, now, thanks to Nicolas Dupont
and other PG fans at messigny i start to see the beauty
in it, but i'm still not at ease with them). So dealing
with IC is, at the moment, far above my abilities.
>Further, it would be a shame not to include the identical
>categories for fairy retros.
Here i don't agree. Fairy retros are interesting, but
it widens the scope so much that the task will grow too
much for me. So i won't even consider them and won't feel
ashamed at all!
>I'll never understand how retro enthusiasts, who must be
>acutely aware of the historical bias against the retro
>genre (still present in the FIDE Albums), often (routinely?)
>discount fairy retros.
I think i understand your argument: we give the same treatment
to fairy genre as the one we complained about retro genre being
left as a poor parent of the problem community?
If so it's a misunderstanding. Simply, the compilation
do not exist in "orthodox" retro, so we must start with this
before "fairy" retros, no? And fairy retros is a much
wider task, i probably won't take it.
>As for your categorization, I'm not entirely clear on some
>In "type A", for example, is check determined before-
>or after- units are added?
Before (also in type C).
>A1) Add to achieve legality / illegality
Quite simply, i will only deal with problems of kind
"Add to achieve legality".
> though, I'm not certain why you care to distinguish between
>problems in which a royal unit is/isn't under attack.
See Noam's answer.
>At any rate, I hope this helps, and wish you great success with
Thank you. I alerady have two new records (5 pieces for add N and add
B in type C) , and will start the booklet this WE.
best regards, Alain
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