[Retros] Messigny-Retros: "Ready-Made"

Mark Thornton Mark.Thornton at PapworthEverard.co.uk
Fri May 24 15:29:55 EDT 2013

I fear that it is too much to hope for, as it is very hard to see how the
White moves 1.e4 2.Sf3 3.d4 could be made to have a unique move order.

Best wishes

----- Original Message -----
From: "Noam Elkies" <elkies at math.harvard.edu>
To: <retros at janko.at>
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Retros] Messigny-Retros: "Ready-Made"

Bernd Graefrath <retromode at web.de> writes:

> in the comments to problem no. 5, it is explained that

> Mark was looking for a master game with an opening which

> would constitute a unique proof game. [...]

> A related idea can be found on the same page: With the motto

> "Accelerated Dragon", I presented a unique proof game which leads to

> a standard opening position which, however, is reached in a different

> way, under Koeko: [...]

Ah -- I was hoping that "accelerated" hinted that a position
(in the Dragon but possibly not the Accelerated Dragon) that is
usually reached in N moves has a proof game in fewer than N !
Is that too much to hope for?...


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