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Problem 930 & 931: Vitaly Medintsev - Helpmate
vitaly.medintsev(12.12.2018) Two nice tasks from the Russian master!  930 shows a cycle of  unpins, sacrife and selfblocks, while the other  is a six solutions mammoth of selfblocks and white reciprocals!
930. Vitaly Medintsev (Russia) 
H#2           3 sol          (10+14)
1.Kf5 Rxe2 2.Qe6 Rf2#

1.Kd5 Bxg6 2.Sg3 Bxf7#

1.Ke3 Qxc6 2.Sf4 Qxc5#
931. Vitaly Medintsev (Russia) 
H#2          6 Sol        (8+10)
1.Qc6 fxe3 (A) 2.d6 Sf4 (B)#, 1.Bc3 Sf4 (B)+ 2.Kd4 fxe3 (A)#

1.Bb5 f3 (C) 2.Bc6 Bb3 (D)#, 1.Bd3 Bb3 (D)+ 2.Ke4 f3 (C)#

1.Sxe6 f4 (E) 2.Rc6 Sxe3 (F)#, 1.dxe6 Sxe3 (F)+ 2.Ke5 f4 (E)#


+1 #1 Francesco Simoni 2018-12-12 08:38
I am sorry, but 930 is anticipated.

Igor AGAPOV, Lev Grolman
1st Pr. 4° FRME 2018

H#2 (9+10)
1.Kd6 Q*b3 2.Se5 Qb4#
1.Ke4 R*d7 2.Rd3 Re7#
1.Kc4 B*c6 2.Sc5 B*b5#

Jamal Elbaz sent the provisional award to partecipants by e-mail in date November 13, 2018.
+3 #2 Vitaly Medintsev 2018-12-12 10:07
Don't be sorry Francesco.
I'm aware about 1st Pr. 4° FRME 2018.
930 was sent to Kobulchess co-editor Seetharaman Kalyan in August. Last month I've reported that my entry is anticipated. Some time later I was asking to replace 930 with my new entry (931) but Seetharaman wrote the setting of 930 is different and it deserves to be published. I didn't mind :-)
Still, I think 930 is strongly anticipated and I'll accept any judge's decision.

P.S. both problems (930 and 1st Pr. in 4° FRME) were composed in the frame of the 20th Russian Composing Championship theme. I've congratulated the authors of 1st Pr. in 4FRME since their work is better than mine (homogeneous B2, better economy).
0 #3 Seetharaman Kalyan 2018-12-12 16:47
Thanks Francesco Simoni for your prompt response. Mr.Medintsev pointed out the FRME prize winner, but I thought since the settings are different it can be published.
My apologies for not mentioning it whie publishing.
+2 #4 Michal Dragoun 2018-12-13 10:41
931 can be compared with
L. Salai + E. Klemani?, 1. H. M. idee und form 2014-215
White : K?2 Bd3 Sg6b5 Pg5b3g3f2
Black : Kd5 Rf6?5 B?4d2 Sa6h6 Pd6b4?3
0 #5 Michal Dragoun 2018-12-14 11:01
Sorry, error caused by copying from WinChloe. The position is
White : Kc2 Bd3 Sg6b5 Pg5b3g3f2
Black : Kd5 Rf6c5 Bc4d2 Sa6h6 Pd6b4e3
+1 #6 Vitaly Medintsev 2018-12-16 09:57
Michal, can you provide FEN for comment #4?
I can't recognize the initial position.
+2 #7 Francesco Simoni 2018-12-16 12:32
Quoting Vitaly Medintsev:
Michal, can you provide FEN for comment #4?
I can't recognize the initial position.

It may be something like this?
+1 #8 Vitaly Medintsev 2018-12-16 18:48
It may be something like this?

No. like this :-) 8/8/n2p1rNn/1Nrk2P1/1pb5/1P1Bp1P1/3bKP2/8
0 #9 Diyan Kostadinov 2018-12-20 05:20
Hello all. Thanks for your comments, they are always interesting, but please use only english alphabet, otherwise some specific letters (french, german etc.) can not be corectly visualisated and readed.
+1 #10 Diyan Kostadinov 2018-12-20 06:05
Michal wrote the correct diagram notation in the comment #5 above. Sorry that I approve it with delay (well, I should check all commnents and approve them manually because to avoid the spam which is a lot).

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