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3rd Bulgarian Wine Tourney - WCCC Kobe 2012 (Announcement)

vinoThe announcement of the 3rd Bulgarian Wine Tourney (WCCC Kobe 2012) is here! The theme is for problems with the new fairy condition "Anti Take & Make".


   Theme: H#/=2-3, HS#/=2-3 problems with „Anti Take & Make” fairy condition. Other fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed.

   Prizes: Bottles of bulgarian wine.

   Closing date: Wednesday, 19th September 2012, 17:00h (Local Time - Japan)

   Judge: Diyan Kostadinov (Bulgaria)

The tourney is open to everybody, but only congress participants can receive bottles.

   E-mail entries should be sent to Diyan Kostadinov by September 19th, 09:00h (CET): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Anti Take & Make

     Definition: every capture ("take") must be complemented by a further step ("make" - not a capture) by the captured piece (Kings excluded), which must move from its square of vanish (according to the wishes of the capturing side in case of options). The capture is forbidden if the captured unit have not possible move. Promotions at the end of the "make" element are normal.

The problems with „Anti Take & Make” condition can be checked by WinChloe!


-In case of capture 1…K:e2 the blacks will decide where the wP should play – on e3 or e4, for example: 1…K:e2(wPe4)

-wKing can not capture the bRh5 because after his movement it will be selfcheck: 1.K:h5(bR~)?? selfcheck. But if the Madrasi condition is included the following capture is possible: 1.K:h5(bRh1)!

- If white Rook capture the bPb2 the whites will decide which piece should be promoted on moving bP on b1, for example: 1.R:b2(bPb1Q)

- the capture 1.R:a1 is not allowed because the black Bishop have not legal move: 1.R:a1(bB??)??


     Example 1, solution:

1.h2 S:e2(Pe1R) 2.Rg1 S:g3(Pg2)#


   Example 2, solution:

1.c3 B:e4(Pe3) 2.c2 K:e3(Pe2) 3.e1B B:c2(Pc1S)#

1.e3 B:c4(Pc3) 2.e2 K:c3(Pc2) 3.c1B B:e2(Pe1S)#




+3 #1 seetharaman 2012-08-29 19:14
Hm... Interesting effects are there. But it seems pieces will never vanish from the board !!
+2 #2 dkostadinov 2012-08-30 03:11
Yes, Ram, in Anti Take & Make the captured pieces do not vanish from the board. It is also the same in another fairy conditions, for example in PWC. By the way - there is also another form called "Anti Take & Make non strict" where if the captured piece have not legal move, it vanishes. It is also programed in WinChloe.

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