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Well, after 12 days and 240 emails, it came to an end! It has been a great pleasure organizing this tournament and being on "the other side" this time around, and having the opportunity to have the best seat in the house! :-) I hope that each participant enjoyed the tournament at least as much as I did!

Beyond a few inherent challenges, dictated by the short duration of the tournament, and more importantly, by the lack of Popeye support, I believe that all in all this was a successful tournament (your feedback is greatly appreciated!). It was a very pleasant surprise seeing a few new participants, as one of our goals was to popularize this type of series-movers tournament!

I also hope that you enjoyed composing for this tournament and dealing with a new stipulation! While the possibilities of achieving long solutions are certainly limited, the few matrices found have proven to be quite fruitful, as you will see below!

As mentioned in the news section, all problems are C+ (WinChloe 3.04), with the exception of three entries: Ivan Skoba 11/62*, Ivan Skoba 12/73* (N.B. see Post Scriptum!) and Ralf Krätschmer 12/66, therefore the results below are provisional until January 15 - if any of you finds cooks, please let me know! At the same time, please also note that each of those problems has a well positioned C+ reserve, listed at the bottom of this page, thus even if all of them are found to be unsound (highly unlikely), there will be no change in the final tournament standings!

Therefore, congratulations to the three prize winners, Itamar Faybish, Ralf Krätschmer and Ivan Skoba! Also, congratulations to Arno Tüngler, for being the first to reach 104 moves and being the overall move-length record holder, together with Itamar Faybish! Last, but not least, congratulations to each participant, for your wonderful problems and making this tournament a successful event! Thank you!

Before continuing with the final rankings, the table of records and, of course, the compositions, I would like to point out that those records, as impressive as they are, seem to be, at least in some cases, far from being written in stone, as proven by the following version, which is a new record for 9 units!
Ralf Krätschmer
(version Cornel Pacurar)


ser-!#54 (2+7) C+

1.Ke7-d6 2.Kd6-c6 3.Kc6-b5 4.Kb5-a4 5.Ka4-a3 6.Ka3-a2 7.Ka2-b1 8.Kb1-c1 9.Kc1-d1 10.Kd1-e2 11.Ke2f3 12.Kf3-e2 13.Ke2-d1 14.Kd1-c1 15.Kc1-b1 16.Kb1-a2 17.Ka2-a3 18.Ka3-a4 19.Ka4-b5 20.Kb5-c6 21.Kc6-d6 22.Kd6-e7 23.Ke7f7 24.Kf7-e7 25.Ke7-d6 26.Kd6-c6 27.Kc6-b5 28.Kb5-a4 29.Ka4-a3 30.Ka3-a2 31.Ka2-b1 32.Kb1-c1 33.Kc1-d1 34.Kd1-e2 35.Ke2-f3 36.Kf3-g4 37.Kg4h5 38.Kh5-g4 39.Kg4-f3 40.Kf3-e2 41.Ke2-d1 42.Kd1-c1 43.Kc1-b1 44.Kb1-a2 45.Ka2-a3 46.Ka3-a4 47.Ka4-b5 48.Kb5-c6 49.Kc6-d6 50.Kd6-e7 51.Ke7-f7 52.Kf7-g8 53.Kg8-h8 54.g7-g8=B !#

For those interested in further investigating the possibilities offered by this stipulation, a private online workshop has been created at forums.chessproblems.ca , please feel free to register and join, if not already done!

And, finally, I hope that at least some of you will participate in the next series-mover tournament, already announced at tt2.chessproblems.ca!

Cornel Pacurar
Toronto, January 5, 2010



Post Scriptum

(1) Arno Tüngler (06.01.2010 06:11 GMT) and Mario Richter (06.01.2010 10:25 GMT) have cooked in 37 moves Ivan's 12/73* (details at the bottom of the page)!. The unsound problem has been replaced by the C+ reserve, 12/67*. There are no changes to the standings.


(2) It is our pleasure to inform that Vclav Kotesovec sent (06.01.2010 09:37 GMT) a new and beautiful 5/18, with a completely different play and mating position! Many thanks for the dedication as well!

Vclav Kotesovec
(dedicated to Cornel Pacurar)


ser-!#18 (3+2) C+

1.f2-f4 2.f4-f5 3.f5-f6 4.f6-f7 5.f7-f8=R 6.Rf8-f2 7.Rf2-e2 8.Kd2-e1 9.Ke1-f1 10.Re2-f2 11.Rf2-f3 12.Kf1-f2 13.Kf2-g3 14.Kg3-h3 15.g2-g3 16.Rf3-f4 17.Rf4-h4 18.g3-g4 !#


(3) 06.01.2010 19:39 GMT - Again, a very pleasant suprise! Ivan Skoba sends another dedication: a very elegant composition found during the tournament, with Excelsior and interesting King route, executed with the help of the promoted piece! Thank you!

Ivan Skoba
(dedicated to Cornel Pacurar)


ser-!#32 (3+6) C+

1.Ke8 6.f8=B 7.Bd6 9.Kc6 10.Bc5 12.Kc4 13.Bd4 19.Kxg4 23.Kc4 24.Bc5 26.Kc6 27.Bd6 30.Kf6 31.Be7 32.e6 !#


(4) 07.01.2010 18:02 GMT - Impressed and motivated by Vclav Kotesovec's fine idea presented above, Arno Tüngler looked for possibilities to extend it to a new length record! He quickly succeeded to do so and we are now glad to present the joint composition below, a very impressive new record for 5 units!

During the tournament, only one participant, Dmitry Zhilko, used the exact same material, and he came just short of a sound 5/20* setting, with a different checkmate position, so maybe even more than this is possible?!

Vclav Kotesovec, Arno Tüngler

ser-!#19 (3+2) C+

1.d2-d4 2.d4-d5 3.d5-d6 4.d6-d7 5.d7-d8=R 6.Rd8-d5 7.Rd5-c5 8.Kb1-c2 9.Kc2-d3 10.Rc5-d5 11.Kd3-e4 12.Ke4-f5 13.Rd5-d6 14.Kf5-g6 15.Kg6-h6 16.g5-g6 17.Rd6-d7 18.Rd7-h7 19.g6-g7 !#


(5) 11.01.2010 09:00 GMT - Ralf Krätschmer removes one pawn from his 12/66 tournament entry and that is enough for a new record for 11 units: 11/64! While still above WinChloe's capabilities, based on the properties of the mating position, final move and possible final wK-square, this composition certainly seems to be sound! This is also Mario Richter's conclusion regarding the 12/66 and 11/62 positions - with thanks for sending detailed analysis in this regard!

Ralf Krätschmer

ser-!#64 (3+8)

13.Kxf2 27.Kxe7 44.Kxh5 63.Kh8 64.g8=B !#

(Last updated: 11.01.2010 09:00 GMT)



Final Standings and Table of records



Overall Final Standings

Place Name Points
1 Itamar Faybish 23
2 Ralf Krätschmer 14
3 Ivan Skoba 11
4 Arno Tüngler 2
5 Dmitry Zhilko 2
6 Siegfried Hornecker 1
7 Mario Richter 1
8 Frank Müller 0
9 Ján Golha 0
10 Gilles Regniers 0

Table of Records

"*" below denotes King in check in the initial position
                     
Units 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 21
Moves 11 19 30 38* 47* 54 62 64 67* 104


Compositions

4 Units

Rank Problem Solution
1
Itamar Faybish, Ivan Skoba, Mario Richter,
Arno Tüngler

ser-!#11 (1+3) C+
(Also found by Cornel Pacurar before the tournament)
1.Kg5-f5 2.Kf5-e6 3.Ke6-d5 4.Kd5-c4 5.Kc4-d3 6.Kd3-d2 7.Kd2-e1 8.Ke1-f1 9.Kf1-g1 10.Kg1-h2 11.Kh2h3 !#
2
Ralf Krätschmer, Gilles Regniers

ser-!#11 (1+3) C+

Frank Müller

ser-!#11 (1+3) C+
1.Kh4-g4 2.Kg4-f3 3.Kf3-e4 4.Ke4-d5 5.Kd5-c6 6.Kc6-d7 7.Kd7-e8 8.Ke8-f8 9.Kf8-g8 10.Kg8-h7 11.Kh7h6 !#

















1.Kb1-c2 2.Kc2-b3 3.Kb3-c4 4.Kc4-d5 5.Kd5-e6 6.Ke6-f5 7.Kf5-g4 8.Kg4-h3 9.Kh3-g2 10.Kg2-f1 11.Kf1e1 !#

5 Units

Rank Problem Solution
1
Itamar Faybish, Ivan Skoba,
Siegfried Hornecker, Gilles Regniers,
Arno Tüngler, Mario Richter,
Dmitry Zhilko

ser-!#18 (2+3) C+
(Also found by Cornel Pacurar before the tournament)


Ralf Krätschmer, Frank Müller

ser-!#18 (2+3) C+
1.Kg8-f8 2.Kf8-e7 3.Ke7-e6 4.Ke6-d5 5.Kd5-e4 6.Ke4-f3 7.Kf3-g2 8.Kg2h1 9.Kh1-g2 10.Kg2-f3 11.Kf3-e4 12.Ke4-d5 13.Kd5-e6 14.Ke6-e7 15.Ke7-f8 16.Kf8-g8 17.Kg8-h8 18.g7-g8=B !#


















1.Kg6-f5 2.Kf5-f4 3.Kf4-e3 4.Ke3-e2 5.Ke2-d1 6.Kd1-c1 7.Kc1-b1 8.Kb1-a2 9.Ka2-a3 10.Ka3-a4 11.Ka4-b5 12.Kb5-c6 13.Kc6-d7 14.Kd7-e8 15.Ke8-f8 16.Kf8-g8 17.Kg8-h8 18.g7-g8=B !#

6 Units

Rank Problem Solution
1
Itamar Faybish, Ralf Krätschmer
Dmitry Zhilko, Arno Tüngler
Ján Golha

ser-!#30 (2+4) C+
(Also found by Cornel Pacurar before the tournament)
1.Kg8-f8 2.Kf8-e8 3.Ke8-d8 4.Kd8-c8 5.Kc8-b7 6.Kb7-a6 7.Ka6-b5 8.Kb5-c4 9.Kc4-d3 10.Kd3-e2 11.Ke2-f1 12.Kf1-g2 13.Kg2-g3 14.Kg3h4 15.Kh4-g3 16.Kg3-g2 17.Kg2-f1 18.Kf1-e2 19.Ke2-d3 20.Kd3-c4 21.Kc4-b5 22.Kb5-a6 23.Ka6-b7 24.Kb7-c8 25.Kc8-d8 26.Kd8-e8 27.Ke8-f8 28.Kf8-g8 29.Kg8-h8 30.g7-g8=B !#
2
Ivan Skoba

ser-!#28 (2+4) C+
1.Kb8-c8 2.Kc8-d8 3.Kd8-e8 4.Ke8-f8 5.Kf8-g7 6.Kg7-g6 7.Kg6-g5 8.Kg5-f4 9.Kf4-e3 10.Ke3-d3 11.Kd3-c4 12.Kc4-b4 13.Kb4a5 14.Ka5-b4 15.Kb4-c4 16.Kc4-d3 17.Kd3-e3 18.Ke3-f4 19.Kf4-g5 20.Kg5-g6 21.Kg6-g7 22.Kg7-f8 23.Kf8-e8 24.Ke8-d8 25.Kd8-c8 26.Kc8-b8 27.Kb8-a8 28.b7-b8=B !#
3
Mario Richter

ser-!#23 (2+4) C+
1.Kh2-g3 2.Kg3-f4 3.Kf4-e5 4.Ke5-d6 5.Kd6-d7 6.Kd7c8 7.Kc8-d7 8.Kd7-d6 9.Kd6-e5 10.Ke5-d4 11.Kd4-c3 12.Kc3-b2 13.Kb2a1 14.Ka1-b2 15.Kb2-c3 16.Kc3-d4 17.Kd4-e5 18.Ke5-d6 19.Kd6-d7 20.Kd7-c8 21.Kc8-b8 22.Kb8-a8 23.b7-b8=B !#
4
Frank Müller

ser-!#21 (1+5) C+
1.Kc1-d1 2.Kd1-e2 3.Ke2-f3 4.Kf3-g4 5.Kg4-h5 6.Kh5-g6 7.Kg6-f6 8.Kf6-e6 9.Ke6-d6 10.Kd6-c6 11.Kc6b5 12.Kb5-c6 13.Kc6-d5 14.Kd5-e4 15.Ke4-f3 16.Kf3-e2 17.Ke2-d1 18.Kd1-c1 19.Kc1-b1 20.Kb1-a2 21.Ka2a3 !#

7 Units

Rank Problem Solution
1
Itamar Faybish, Dmitry Zhilko,
Arno Tüngler, Ralf Krätschmer

ser-!#38 (2+5) C+
(Also found by Cornel Pacurar before the tournament)


Ralf Krätschmer, Ivan Skoba

ser-!#38 (2+5) C+
1.Kc4-b5 2.Kb5-a6 3.Ka6-b7 4.Kb7-c8 5.Kc8-d8 6.Kd8-e8 7.Ke8-f8 8.Kf8g8 9.Kg8-f8 10.Kf8-e8 11.Ke8-d8 12.Kd8-c8 13.Kc8-b7 14.Kb7-a6 15.Ka6-b5 16.Kb5-c4 17.Kc4-d3 18.Kd3-e2 19.Ke2-f1 20.Kf1-g2 21.Kg2-g3 22.Kg3h4 23.Kh4-g3 24.Kg3-g2 25.Kg2-f1 26.Kf1-e2 27.Ke2-d3 28.Kd3-c4 29.Kc4-b5 30.Kb5-a6 31.Ka6-b7 32.Kb7-c8 33.Kc8-d8 34.Kd8-e8 35.Ke8-f8 36.Kf8-g8 37.Kg8-h8 38.g7-g8=B !#
















1.Kh5-h4 2.Kh4-h3 3.Kh3-g2 4.Kg2-f1 5.Kf1-e2 6.Ke2-d3 7.Kd3-c4 8.Kc4-d5 9.Kd5-d6 10.Kd6-e7 11.Ke7e8 12.Ke8-e7 13.Ke7-d6 14.Kd6-d5 15.Kd5-c4 16.Kc4-d3 17.Kd3-e2 18.Ke2-f1 19.Kf1-g2 20.Kg2-h3 21.Kh3-h4 22.Kh4-h5 23.Kh5h6 24.Kh6-h5 25.Kh5-h4 26.Kh4-h3 27.Kh3-g2 28.Kg2-f1 29.Kf1-e2 30.Ke2-d3 31.Kd3-c4 32.Kc4-d5 33.Kd5-d6 34.Kd6-e7 35.Ke7-f7 36.Kf7-g8 37.Kg8-h8 38.g7-g8=B !#
2
Frank Müller

ser-!#28 (1+6) C+
1.Kd6-e6 2.Ke6-f6 3.Kf6-g6 4.Kg6-h5 5.Kh5-g4 6.Kg4-f3 7.Kf3-e2 8.Ke2d1 9.Kd1-e2 10.Ke2-f3 11.Kf3-g4 12.Kg4-h5 13.Kh5-g6 14.Kg6-f6 15.Kf6-e6 16.Ke6-d6 17.Kd6-c6 18.Kc6b5 19.Kb5-c6 20.Kc6-d5 21.Kd5-e4 22.Ke4-f3 23.Kf3-e2 24.Ke2-d1 25.Kd1-c1 26.Kc1-b1 27.Kb1-a2 28.Ka2a3 !#

8 Units

Rank Problem Solution
1
Itamar Faybish

ser-!#47 (2+6) C+
1.Kf1-e1 2.Ke1-d1 3.Kd1-c1 4.Kc1-b1 5.Kb1-a2 6.Ka2-a3 7.Ka3-a4 8.Ka4-b5 9.Kb5-c6 10.Kc6-d7 11.Kd7-e7 12.Ke7f8 13.Kf8-e7 14.Ke7-d7 15.Kd7-c6 16.Kc6-b5 17.Kb5-a4 18.Ka4-a3 19.Ka3-a2 20.Ka2-b1 21.Kb1-c1 22.Kc1-d1 23.Kd1-e1 24.Ke1-f2 25.Kf2-f3 26.Kf3-g4 27.Kg4-g5 28.Kg5h6 29.Kh6-g5 30.Kg5-g4 31.Kg4-f3 32.Kf3-f2 33.Kf2-e1 34.Ke1-d1 35.Kd1-c1 36.Kc1-b1 37.Kb1-a2 38.Ka2-a3 39.Ka3-a4 40.Ka4-b5 41.Kb5-c6 42.Kc6-d7 43.Kd7-e7 44.Ke7-f8 45.Kf8-g8 46.Kg8-h8 47.g7-g8=B !#
2
Ivan Skoba, Arno Tüngler

ser-!#46 (2+6) C+
(Also found by Cornel Pacurar before the tournament)
1.Ka5-a4 2.Ka4-b3 3.Kb3-b2 4.Kb2-c1 5.Kc1-d2 6.Kd2-e3 7.Ke3-f4 8.Kf4-g4 9.Kg4-h5 10.Kh5-h6 11.Kh6-g7 12.Kg7-f8 13.Kf8-e8 14.Ke8d8 15.Kd8-e8 16.Ke8-f8 17.Kf8-g7 18.Kg7-h6 19.Kh6-g5 20.Kg5-f4 21.Kf4-e3 22.Ke3-d2 23.Kd2-c1 24.Kc1-b2 25.Kb2-b3 26.Kb3-a4 27.Ka4-a5 28.Ka5a6 29.Ka6-a5 30.Ka5-a4 31.Ka4-b3 32.Kb3-b2 33.Kb2-c1 34.Kc1-d2 35.Kd2-e3 36.Ke3-f4 37.Kf4-g5 38.Kg5-h6 39.Kh6-g7 40.Kg7-f8 41.Kf8-e8 42.Ke8-d8 43.Kd8-c8 44.Kc8-b8 45.Kb8-a8 46.b7-b8=B !#

9 Units

Rank Problem Solution
1
Ralf Krätschmer

ser-!#51 (2+7) C+
1.Kh4-g4 2.Kg4-f3 3.Kf3-e2 4.Ke2-d1 5.Kd1-c1 6.Kc1-b1 7.Kb1-a2 8.Ka2-a3 9.Ka3-a4 10.Ka4-a5 11.Ka5-b6 12.Kb6-b7 13.Kb7-c8 14.Kc8-d8 15.Kd8-e7 16.Ke7f7 17.Kf7-e7 18.Ke7-d8 19.Kd8-c8 20.Kc8-b7 21.Kb7-b6 22.Kb6-a5 23.Ka5-a4 24.Ka4-a3 25.Ka3-a2 26.Ka2-b1 27.Kb1-c1 28.Kc1-d1 29.Kd1-e2 30.Ke2-f3 31.Kf3-g4 32.Kg4h5 33.Kh5-g4 34.Kg4-f3 35.Kf3-e2 36.Ke2-d1 37.Kd1-c1 38.Kc1-b1 39.Kb1-a2 40.Ka2-a3 41.Ka3-a4 42.Ka4-a5 43.Ka5-b6 44.Kb6-b7 45.Kb7-c8 46.Kc8-d8 47.Kd8-e7 48.Ke7-f7 49.Kf7-g8 50.Kg8-h8 51.g7-g8=B !#
2
Itamar Faybish

ser-!#50 (2+7) C+
1.Kf1-e1 2.Ke1-d1 3.Kd1-c1 4.Kc1-b1 5.Kb1-a2 6.Ka2-a3 7.Ka3-a4 8.Ka4-a5 9.Ka5-b6 10.Kb6-c6 11.Kc6-d7 12.Kd7-e7 13.Ke7f8 14.Kf8-e7 15.Ke7-d7 16.Kd7-c6 17.Kc6-b6 18.Kb6-a5 19.Ka5-a4 20.Ka4-a3 21.Ka3-a2 22.Ka2-b1 23.Kb1-c1 24.Kc1-d1 25.Kd1-e1 26.Ke1-f2 27.Kf2-f3 28.Kf3-g4 29.Kg4-g5 30.Kg5h6 31.Kh6-g5 32.Kg5-g4 33.Kg4-f3 34.Kf3-f2 35.Kf2-e1 36.Ke1-d1 37.Kd1-c1 38.Kc1-b1 39.Kb1-a2 40.Ka2-a3 41.Ka3-a4 42.Ka4-a5 43.Ka5-b6 44.Kb6-c6 45.Kc6-d7 46.Kd7-e7 47.Ke7-f8 48.Kf8-g8 49.Kg8-h8 50.g7-g8=B !#
3
Ivan Skoba, Arno Tüngler

ser-!#49 (2+7) C+
(Also found by Cornel Pacurar before the tournament)
1.Ke8-f8 2.Kf8-g7 3.Kg7-h6 4.Kh6-h5 5.Kh5-g4 6.Kg4-f4 7.Kf4-e3 8.Ke3d2 9.Kd2-e3 10.Ke3-f4 11.Kf4-g4 12.Kg4-h5 13.Kh5-h6 14.Kh6-g7 15.Kg7-f8 16.Kf8-e8 17.Ke8d8 18.Kd8-e8 19.Ke8-f8 20.Kf8-g7 21.Kg7-h6 22.Kh6-g5 23.Kg5-f4 24.Kf4-e3 25.Ke3-d2 26.Kd2-c1 27.Kc1-b2 28.Kb2-b3 29.Kb3-a4 30.Ka4-a5 31.Ka5a6 32.Ka6-a5 33.Ka5-a4 34.Ka4-b3 35.Kb3-b2 36.Kb2-c1 37.Kc1-d2 38.Kd2-e3 39.Ke3-f4 40.Kf4-g5 41.Kg5-h6 42.Kh6-g7 43.Kg7-f8 44.Kf8-e8 45.Ke8-d8 46.Kd8-c8 47.Kc8-b8 48.Kb8-a8 49.b7-b8=B auto

10 Units

Rank Problem Solution
1
Ralf Krätschmer

ser-!#62 (2+8) C+
1.Ke7-d8 2.Kd8-c8 3.Kc8-b7 4.Kb7-b6 5.Kb6-a5 6.Ka5-a4 7.Ka4-a3 8.Ka3-a2 9.Ka2-b1 10.Kb1-c1 11.Kc1-d1 12.Kd1-e2 13.Ke2f3 14.Kf3-e2 15.Ke2-d1 16.Kd1-c1 17.Kc1-b1 18.Kb1-a2 19.Ka2-a3 20.Ka3-a4 21.Ka4-a5 22.Ka5-b6 23.Kb6-b7 24.Kb7-c8 25.Kc8-d8 26.Kd8-e7 27.Ke7f7 28.Kf7-e7 29.Ke7-d8 30.Kd8-c8 31.Kc8-b7 32.Kb7-b6 33.Kb6-a5 34.Ka5-a4 35.Ka4-a3 36.Ka3-a2 37.Ka2-b1 38.Kb1-c1 39.Kc1-d1 40.Kd1-e2 41.Ke2-f3 42.Kf3-g4 43.Kg4h5 44.Kh5-g4 45.Kg4-f3 46.Kf3-e2 47.Ke2-d1 48.Kd1-c1 49.Kc1-b1 50.Kb1-a2 51.Ka2-a3 52.Ka3-a4 53.Ka4-a5 54.Ka5-b6 55.Kb6-b7 56.Kb7-c8 57.Kc8-d8 58.Kd8-e7 59.Ke7-f7 60.Kf7-g8 61.Kg8-h8 62.g7-g8=B !#
2
Itamar Faybish, Arno Tüngler

ser-!#57 (1+9) C+
1.Kh4-g3 2.Kg3-g2 3.Kg2-f1 4.Kf1-e1 5.Ke1-d1 6.Kd1-c1 7.Kc1-b1 8.Kb1-a2 9.Ka2-b3 10.Kb3-c4 11.Kc4-d5 12.Kd5-e6 13.Ke6e7 14.Ke7-e6 15.Ke6-d5 16.Kd5-c4 17.Kc4-b3 18.Kb3-a2 19.Ka2-b1 20.Kb1-c1 21.Kc1-d1 22.Kd1-e1 23.Ke1-f1 24.Kf1-g2 25.Kg2-g3 26.Kg3-h4 27.Kh4h5 28.Kh5-h4 29.Kh4-g3 30.Kg3-g2 31.Kg2-f1 32.Kf1-e1 33.Ke1-d1 34.Kd1-c1 35.Kc1-b1 36.Kb1-a2 37.Ka2-b3 38.Kb3-c4 39.Kc4-d5 40.Kd5-e6 41.Ke6f7 42.Kf7-e6 43.Ke6-d5 44.Kd5-c4 45.Kc4-b3 46.Kb3-a2 47.Ka2-b1 48.Kb1-c1 49.Kc1-d1 50.Kd1-e1 51.Ke1-f1 52.Kf1-g2 53.Kg2-g3 54.Kg3-h4 55.Kh4-h5 56.Kh5-h6 57.Kh6h7 !#
3
Ivan Skoba

ser-!#57 (3+7) C+
1.Kc7-d8 2.Kd8-e8 3.Ke8-f8 4.Kf8-g7 5.Kg7-g6 6.Kg6-g5 7.Kg5-g4 8.Kg4-g3 9.Kg3-f2 10.Kf2-e3 11.Ke3-d4 12.Kd4c5 13.Kc5-d4 14.Kd4-e3 15.Ke3-f2 16.Kf2-g3 17.Kg3-g4 18.Kg4-g5 19.Kg5-g6 20.Kg6-g7 21.Kg7-f8 22.Kf8-e8 23.Ke8-d8 24.Kd8-c7 25.Kc7b8 26.Kb8-c7 27.Kc7-d8 28.Kd8-e8 29.Ke8-f8 30.Kf8-g7 31.Kg7-g6 32.Kg6-g5 33.Kg5-g4 34.Kg4-g3 35.Kg3-f2 36.Kf2-e3 37.Ke3-d4 38.Kd4-c5 39.Kc5-b5 40.Kb5a6 41.Ka6-b5 42.Kb5-c5 43.Kc5-d4 44.Kd4-e3 45.Ke3-f2 46.Kf2-g3 47.Kg3-g4 48.Kg4-g5 49.Kg5-g6 50.Kg6-g7 51.Kg7-f8 52.Kf8-e8 53.Ke8-d8 54.Kd8-c7 55.Kc7-b8 56.Kb8-a8 57.b7-b8=B !#
4
Ján Golha

ser-!#56 (1+9) C+
1.Kh4-h3 2.Kh3-h2 3.Kh2-g1 4.Kg1-f1 5.Kf1-e1 6.Ke1-d1 7.Kd1-c2 8.Kc2-d3 9.Kd3-c4 10.Kc4-d5 11.Kd5-c6 12.Kc6-d7 13.Kd7e7 14.Ke7-d7 15.Kd7-c6 16.Kc6-d5 17.Kd5-c4 18.Kc4-d3 19.Kd3-c2 20.Kc2-d1 21.Kd1-e1 22.Ke1-f1 23.Kf1-g1 24.Kg1-h2 25.Kh2-h3 26.Kh3-h4 27.Kh4h5 28.Kh5-h4 29.Kh4-h3 30.Kh3-h2 31.Kh2-g1 32.Kg1-f1 33.Kf1-e1 34.Ke1-d1 35.Kd1-c2 36.Kc2-d3 37.Kd3-c4 38.Kc4-d5 39.Kd5-c6 40.Kc6-d7 41.Kd7-e7 42.Ke7f7 43.Kf7-e7 44.Ke7-d7 45.Kd7-c6 46.Kc6-d5 47.Kd5-c4 48.Kc4-d3 49.Kd3-e3 50.Ke3f3 51.Kf3-g2 52.Kg2-h3 53.Kh3-h4 54.Kh4-h5 55.Kh5-h6 56.Kh6h7 !#
5
Frank Müller

ser-!#46 (1+9) C+
1.Kd2-e2 2.Ke2-f3 3.Kf3-e4 4.Ke4-f5 5.Kf5-e6 6.Ke6-f7 7.Kf7-e8 8.Ke8-d8 9.Kd8-c8 10.Kc8-b8 11.Kb8-a7 12.Ka7-a6 13.Ka6-a5 14.Ka5a4 15.Ka4-a5 16.Ka5-a6 17.Ka6-a7 18.Ka7-b8 19.Kb8-c8 20.Kc8-d8 21.Kd8-e8 22.Ke8-f7 23.Kf7-e6 24.Ke6-f5 25.Kf5-e4 26.Ke4-f3 27.Kf3-e2 28.Ke2-d2 29.Kd2c2 30.Kc2-d2 31.Kd2-e2 32.Ke2-f3 33.Kf3-e4 34.Ke4-f5 35.Kf5-e6 36.Ke6-f7 37.Kf7-e8 38.Ke8-d8 39.Kd8-c8 40.Kc8-b8 41.Kb8-a7 42.Ka7-a6 43.Ka6-a5 44.Ka5-a4 45.Ka4-a3 46.Ka3a2 !#

11 Units

Rank Problem Solution
1
Itamar Faybish

ser-!#63 (2+9) C+
1.Kf8-e8 2.Ke8-d8 3.Kd8-c8 4.Kc8-b8 5.Kb8-a7 6.Ka7-a6 7.Ka6-a5 8.Ka5-a4 9.Ka4-b3 10.Kb3-c2 11.Kc2-d2 12.Kd2-e3 13.Ke3-f4 14.Kf4g5 15.Kg5-f4 16.Kf4-e3 17.Ke3-d2 18.Kd2-c2 19.Kc2-b3 20.Kb3-a4 21.Ka4-a5 22.Ka5-a6 23.Ka6-a7 24.Ka7-b8 25.Kb8-c8 26.Kc8-d8 27.Kd8-e8 28.Ke8-f7 29.Kf7g8 30.Kg8-f7 31.Kf7-e8 32.Ke8-d8 33.Kd8-c8 34.Kc8-b8 35.Kb8-a7 36.Ka7-a6 37.Ka6-a5 38.Ka5-a4 39.Ka4-b3 40.Kb3-c2 41.Kc2-d2 42.Kd2-e3 43.Ke3-f4 44.Kf4-g5 45.Kg5h6 46.Kh6-g5 47.Kg5-f4 48.Kf4-e3 49.Ke3-d2 50.Kd2-c2 51.Kc2-b3 52.Kb3-a4 53.Ka4-a5 54.Ka5-a6 55.Ka6-a7 56.Ka7-b8 57.Kb8-c8 58.Kc8-d8 59.Kd8-e8 60.Ke8-f7 61.Kf7-g8 62.Kg8-h8 63.g7-g8=B !#
2
Ralf Krätschmer

ser-!#62 (2+9) C+
1.Ke7-d8 2.Kd8-c8 3.Kc8-b7 4.Kb7-b6 5.Kb6-a5 6.Ka5-a4 7.Ka4-a3 8.Ka3-a2 9.Ka2-b1 10.Kb1-c1 11.Kc1-d1 12.Kd1-e2 13.Ke2f3 14.Kf3-e2 15.Ke2-d1 16.Kd1-c1 17.Kc1-b1 18.Kb1-a2 19.Ka2-a3 20.Ka3-a4 21.Ka4-a5 22.Ka5-b6 23.Kb6-b7 24.Kb7-c8 25.Kc8-d8 26.Kd8-e7 27.Ke7f7 28.Kf7-e7 29.Ke7-d8 30.Kd8-c8 31.Kc8-b7 32.Kb7-b6 33.Kb6-a5 34.Ka5-a4 35.Ka4-a3 36.Ka3-a2 37.Ka2-b1 38.Kb1-c1 39.Kc1-d1 40.Kd1-e2 41.Ke2-f3 42.Kf3-g4 43.Kg4h5 44.Kh5-g4 45.Kg4-f3 46.Kf3-e2 47.Ke2-d1 48.Kd1-c1 49.Kc1-b1 50.Kb1-a2 51.Ka2-a3 52.Ka3-a4 53.Ka4-a5 54.Ka5-b6 55.Kb6-b7 56.Kb7-c8 57.Kc8-d8 58.Kd8-e7 59.Ke7-f7 60.Kf7-g8 61.Kg8-h8 62.g7-g8=B !#
3
Ivan Skoba

ser-!#62 (3+8)
10.Kxb5 26.Kxb8 43.Kxa6 61.Ka8 62.b8=B !#
4
Arno Tüngler

ser-!#61 (1+10) C+
1.Ka1-b1 2.Kb1-c1 3.Kc1-d1 4.Kd1-e1 5.Ke1-f1 6.Kf1g2 7.Kg2-f1 8.Kf1-e1 9.Ke1-d1 10.Kd1-c1 11.Kc1-b1 12.Kb1-a2 13.Ka2-b3 14.Kb3-c4 15.Kc4-d5 16.Kd5-e6 17.Ke6f5 18.Kf5-e6 19.Ke6-d5 20.Kd5-c4 21.Kc4-b3 22.Kb3-a2 23.Ka2-b1 24.Kb1-c1 25.Kc1-d1 26.Kd1-e1 27.Ke1-f1 28.Kf1-g2 29.Kg2-g3 30.Kg3-h4 31.Kh4h5 32.Kh5-h4 33.Kh4-g3 34.Kg3-g2 35.Kg2-f1 36.Kf1-e1 37.Ke1-d1 38.Kd1-c1 39.Kc1-b1 40.Kb1-a2 41.Ka2-b3 42.Kb3-c4 43.Kc4-d5 44.Kd5-e6 45.Ke6f7 46.Kf7-e6 47.Ke6-d5 48.Kd5-c4 49.Kc4-b3 50.Kb3-a2 51.Ka2-b1 52.Kb1-c1 53.Kc1-d1 54.Kd1-e1 55.Ke1-f1 56.Kf1-g2 57.Kg2-g3 58.Kg3-h4 59.Kh4-h5 60.Kh5-h6 61.Kh6h7 !#
5
Ján Golha

ser-!#59 (1+10) C+
1.Kc1-d1 2.Kd1-e1 3.Ke1-f1 4.Kf1-g1 5.Kg1h2 6.Kh2-g1 7.Kg1-f1 8.Kf1-e1 9.Ke1-d1 10.Kd1-c2 11.Kc2-d3 12.Kd3-c4 13.Kc4-d5 14.Kd5-c6 15.Kc6-d7 16.Kd7e7 17.Ke7-d7 18.Kd7-c6 19.Kc6-d5 20.Kd5-c4 21.Kc4-d3 22.Kd3-c2 23.Kc2-d1 24.Kd1-e1 25.Ke1-f1 26.Kf1-g1 27.Kg1-h2 28.Kh2-h3 29.Kh3-h4 30.Kh4h5 31.Kh5-h4 32.Kh4-h3 33.Kh3-h2 34.Kh2-g1 35.Kg1-f1 36.Kf1-e1 37.Ke1-d1 38.Kd1-c2 39.Kc2-d3 40.Kd3-c4 41.Kc4-d5 42.Kd5-c6 43.Kc6-d7 44.Kd7-e7 45.Ke7f7 46.Kf7-e7 47.Ke7-d7 48.Kd7-c6 49.Kc6-d5 50.Kd5-c4 51.Kc4-d3 52.Kd3-e3 53.Ke3f3 54.Kf3-g2 55.Kg2-h3 56.Kh3-h4 57.Kh4-h5 58.Kh5-h6 59.Kh6h7 !#

12 Units

Rank Problem Solution
1
Ivan Skoba

ser-!#67 (2+10) C+
1.Ke8-f8 2.Kf8-g7 3.Kg7-g6 4.Kg6-g5 5.Kg5-f4 6.Kf4-g3 7.Kg3-f2 8.Kf2-e2 9.Ke2-d2 10.Kd2-c3 11.Kc3-b2 12.Kb2-a3 13.Ka3a4 14.Ka4-a3 15.Ka3-b2 16.Kb2-c3 17.Kc3-d2 18.Kd2-e2 19.Ke2-f2 20.Kf2-g3 21.Kg3-f4 22.Kf4-g5 23.Kg5-g6 24.Kg6-g7 25.Kg7-f8 26.Kf8-e8 27.Ke8-d8 28.Kd8-c8 29.Kc8b8 30.Kb8-c8 31.Kc8-d8 32.Kd8-e8 33.Ke8-f8 34.Kf8-g7 35.Kg7-g6 36.Kg6-g5 37.Kg5-f4 38.Kf4-g3 39.Kg3-f2 40.Kf2-e2 41.Ke2-d2 42.Kd2-c3 43.Kc3-b2 44.Kb2-a3 45.Ka3-a4 46.Ka4-b5 47.Kb5a6 48.Ka6-b5 49.Kb5-a4 50.Ka4-a3 51.Ka3-b2 52.Kb2-c3 53.Kc3-d2 54.Kd2-e2 55.Ke2-f2 56.Kf2-g3 57.Kg3-f4 58.Kf4-g5 59.Kg5-g6 60.Kg6-g7 61.Kg7-f8 62.Kf8-e8 63.Ke8-d8 64.Kd8-c8 65.Kc8-b8 66.Kb8-a8 67.b7-b8=B !#
2
Ralf Krätschmer

ser-!#66 (3+9)
13.Kxf2 27.Kxe7 43.Kxe4 46.Kxh5 65.Kh8 66.g8=B !#
3
Itamar Faybish, Arno Tüngler

ser-!#66 (1+11) C+
1.Ka1-b1 2.Kb1-c1 3.Kc1-d1 4.Kd1-e1 5.Ke1-f1 6.Kf1-g1 7.Kg1h2 8.Kh2-g1 9.Kg1-f1 10.Kf1-e1 11.Ke1-d1 12.Kd1-c1 13.Kc1-b1 14.Kb1-a2 15.Ka2-b3 16.Kb3-c4 17.Kc4-d5 18.Kd5-e6 19.Ke6e7 20.Ke7-e6 21.Ke6-d5 22.Kd5-c4 23.Kc4-b3 24.Kb3-a2 25.Ka2-b1 26.Kb1-c1 27.Kc1-d1 28.Kd1-e1 29.Ke1-f1 30.Kf1-g1 31.Kg1-h2 32.Kh2-g3 33.Kg3-h4 34.Kh4h5 35.Kh5-h4 36.Kh4-g3 37.Kg3-h2 38.Kh2-g1 39.Kg1-f1 40.Kf1-e1 41.Ke1-d1 42.Kd1-c1 43.Kc1-b1 44.Kb1-a2 45.Ka2-b3 46.Kb3-c4 47.Kc4-d5 48.Kd5-e6 49.Ke6f7 50.Kf7-e6 51.Ke6-d5 52.Kd5-c4 53.Kc4-b3 54.Kb3-a2 55.Ka2-b1 56.Kb1-c1 57.Kc1-d1 58.Kd1-e1 59.Ke1-f1 60.Kf1-g1 61.Kg1-h2 62.Kh2-g3 63.Kg3-h4 64.Kh4-h5 65.Kh5-h6 66.Kh6h7 !#
4
Ján Golha

ser-!#63 (1+11) C+
1.Rb1-c1 2.Rc1-d1 3.Rd1-e1 4.Re1-f1 5.Rf1-g1 6.Rg1h2 7.Rh2-g1 8.Rg1-f1 9.Rf1-e1 10.Re1-d1 11.Rd1-c2 12.Rc2-d3 13.Rd3-c4 14.Rc4-d5 15.Rd5-c6 16.Rc6-d7 17.Rd7e7 18.Re7-d7 19.Rd7-c6 20.Rc6-d5 21.Rd5-c4 22.Rc4-d3 23.Rd3-c2 24.Rc2-d1 25.Rd1-e1 26.Re1-f1 27.Rf1-g1 28.Rg1-h2 29.Rh2-h3 30.Rh3-h4 31.Rh4h5 32.Rh5-h4 33.Rh4-h3 34.Rh3-h2 35.Rh2-g1 36.Rg1-f1 37.Rf1-e1 38.Re1-d1 39.Rd1-c2 40.Rc2-d3 41.Rd3-c4 42.Rc4-d5 43.Rd5-c6 44.Rc6-d7 45.Rd7-e7 46.Re7f7 47.Rf7-e7 48.Re7-d7 49.Rd7-c6 50.Rc6-d5 51.Rd5-c4 52.Rc4-d3 53.Rd3-c2 54.Rc2-d1 55.Rd1-e1 56.Re1-f1 57.Rf1-g1 58.Rg1-h2 59.Rh2-h3 60.Rh3-h4 61.Rh4-h5 62.Rh5-h6 63.Rh6h7 !#


OVERALL LENGTH RECORD (HORS-CONCOURS)

Rank Problem Solution
1
Arno Tüngler, Itamar Faybish

ser-!#104 (6+15) C+
1.Ke6-d7 2.Kd7-c8 3.Kc8-b7 4.Kb7-a6 5.Ka6-a5 6.Ka5-a4 7.Ka4-a3 8.Ka3-a2 9.Ka2-a1 10.Bb1-a2 11.Ka1-b1 12.Kb1-c1 13.Kc1-d1 14.Kd1-e1 15.Ke1-f1 16.Kf1-g1 17.Kg1-h2 18.Kh2-g3 19.Kg3h4 20.Kh4-g3 21.Kg3-h2 22.Kh2-g1 23.Kg1-f1 24.Kf1-e1 25.Ke1-d1 26.Kd1-c1 27.Kc1-b1 28.Kb1-a1 29.Ba2-b1 30.Ka1-a2 31.Ka2-a3 32.Ka3-a4 33.Ka4-a5 34.Ka5-a6 35.Ka6-b7 36.Kb7-c8 37.Kc8-d7 38.Kd7-e6 39.Ke6f5 40.Kf5-e6 41.Ke6-d7 42.Kd7-c8 43.Kc8-b7 44.Kb7-a6 45.Ka6-a5 46.Ka5-a4 47.Ka4-a3 48.Ka3-a2 49.Ka2-a1 50.Bb1-a2 51.Ka1-b1 52.Kb1-c1 53.Kc1-d1 54.Kd1-e1 55.Ke1-f1 56.Kf1-g1 57.Kg1-h2 58.Kh2-g3 59.Kg3-h4 60.Kh4h5 61.Kh5-h4 62.Kh4-g3 63.Kg3-h2 64.Kh2-g1 65.Kg1-f1 66.Kf1-e1 67.Ke1-d1 68.Kd1-c1 69.Kc1-b1 70.Kb1-a1 71.Ba2-b1 72.Ka1-a2 73.Ka2-a3 74.Ka3-a4 75.Ka4-a5 76.Ka5-a6 77.Ka6-b7 78.Kb7-c8 79.Kc8-d7 80.Kd7-e6 81.Ke6f7 82.Kf7-e6 83.Ke6-d7 84.Kd7-c8 85.Kc8-b7 86.Kb7-a6 87.Ka6-a5 88.Ka5-a4 89.Ka4-a3 90.Ka3-a2 91.Ka2-a1 92.Bb1-a2 93.Ka1-b1 94.Kb1-c1 95.Kc1-d1 96.Kd1-e1 97.Ke1-f1 98.Kf1-g1 99.Kg1-h2 100.Kh2-g3 101.Kg3-h4 102.Kh4-h5 103.Kh5-h6 104.Kh6h7 !#
2
Ján Golha

ser-!#76 (1+16) C+
1.Ka1-b1 2.Kb1-c1 3.Kc1-d1 4.Kd1-e1 5.Ke1-f1 6.Kf1-g1 7.Kg1h2 8.Kh2-g1 9.Kg1-f1 10.Kf1-e1 11.Ke1-d1 12.Kd1-c1 13.Kc1-b1 14.Kb1-a2 15.Ka2-b3 16.Kb3-a4 17.Ka4-a5 18.Ka5-b6 19.Kb6-c7 20.Kc7-d7 21.Kd7e7 22.Ke7-d7 23.Kd7-c7 24.Kc7-b6 25.Kb6-a5 26.Ka5-a4 27.Ka4-b3 28.Kb3-a2 29.Ka2-b1 30.Kb1-c1 31.Kc1-d1 32.Kd1-e1 33.Ke1-f1 34.Kf1-g1 35.Kg1-h2 36.Kh2-h3 37.Kh3-h4 38.Kh4h5 39.Kh5-h4 40.Kh4-h3 41.Kh3-h2 42.Kh2-g1 43.Kg1-f1 44.Kf1-e1 45.Ke1-d1 46.Kd1-c1 47.Kc1-b1 48.Kb1-a2 49.Ka2-b3 50.Kb3-a4 51.Ka4-a5 52.Ka5-b6 53.Kb6-c7 54.Kc7-d7 55.Kd7-e7 56.Ke7f7 57.Kf7-e7 58.Ke7-d7 59.Kd7-c7 60.Kc7-b6 61.Kb6-a5 62.Ka5-a4 63.Ka4-b3 64.Kb3-a2 65.Ka2-b1 66.Kb1-c1 67.Kc1-d1 68.Kd1-e1 69.Ke1-f1 70.Kf1-g1 71.Kg1-h2 72.Kh2-h3 73.Kh3-h4 74.Kh4-h5 75.Kh5-h6 76.Kh6h7 !#


Reserves

  Problem Solution
 
Ivan Skoba

ser-!#61 (2+9) C+
1.Ke8-f8 2.Kf8-g8 3.Kg8-h7 4.Kh7-g6 5.Kg6-h5 6.Kh5-g4 7.Kg4-h3 8.Kh3-h2 9.Kh2-g1 10.Kg1-f1 11.Kf1-e2 12.Ke2d3 13.Kd3-e2 14.Ke2-f1 15.Kf1-g1 16.Kg1-h2 17.Kh2-h3 18.Kh3-g4 19.Kg4-h5 20.Kh5-g6 21.Kg6-h7 22.Kh7-g8 23.Kg8-f8 24.Kf8-e8 25.Ke8d8 26.Kd8-e8 27.Ke8-f8 28.Kf8-g8 29.Kg8-h7 30.Kh7-g6 31.Kg6-h5 32.Kh5-g4 33.Kg4-h3 34.Kh3-h2 35.Kh2-g1 36.Kg1-f1 37.Kf1-e2 38.Ke2-d3 39.Kd3-c4 40.Kc4-b4 41.Kb4a5 42.Ka5-b4 43.Kb4-c4 44.Kc4-d3 45.Kd3-e2 46.Ke2-f1 47.Kf1-g1 48.Kg1-h2 49.Kh2-h3 50.Kh3-g4 51.Kg4-h5 52.Kh5-g6 53.Kg6-h7 54.Kh7-g8 55.Kg8-f8 56.Kf8-e8 57.Ke8-d8 58.Kd8-c8 59.Kc8-b8 60.Kb8-a8 61.b7-b8=B !#
 
Ralf Krätschmer

ser-!#65 (2+10) C+
1.Kf7-e8 2.Ke8-d8 3.Kd8-c8 4.Kc8-b7 5.Kb7-a6 6.Ka6-a5 7.Ka5-b4 8.Kb4-a3 9.Ka3-a2 10.Ka2-b1 11.Kb1-c1 12.Kc1-d2 13.Kd2-e3 14.Ke3f4 15.Kf4-e3 16.Ke3-d2 17.Kd2-c1 18.Kc1-b1 19.Kb1-a2 20.Ka2-a3 21.Ka3-b4 22.Kb4-a5 23.Ka5-a6 24.Ka6-b7 25.Kb7-c8 26.Kc8-d8 27.Kd8-e8 28.Ke8-f7 29.Kf7g8 30.Kg8-f7 31.Kf7-e8 32.Ke8-d8 33.Kd8-c8 34.Kc8-b7 35.Kb7-a6 36.Ka6-a5 37.Ka5-b4 38.Kb4-a3 39.Ka3-a2 40.Ka2-b1 41.Kb1-c1 42.Kc1-d2 43.Kd2-e3 44.Ke3-f4 45.Kf4-g5 46.Kg5h6 47.Kh6-g5 48.Kg5-f4 49.Kf4-e3 50.Ke3-d2 51.Kd2-c1 52.Kc1-b1 53.Kb1-a2 54.Ka2-a3 55.Ka3-b4 56.Kb4-a5 57.Ka5-a6 58.Ka6-b7 59.Kb7-c8 60.Kc8-d8 61.Kd8-e8 62.Ke8-f7 63.Kf7-g8 64.Kg8-h8 65.g7-g8=B !#


Cooks

  Problem Cook
 
Ivan Skoba

ser-!#73 (4+8)
Intended solution: 16.Kxc4 33.Kxb8 52.Kxa6 72.Kxa8 73.b8=B !#

Cook: 16.Kxc4 17.Kxd4 22.Kxg7 27.Kxb8 32.g8=S 35.Sa7 36.Kxa8 37.b8=B !#
(found by Arno Tüngler (06.01.2010 06:11 GMT) and Mario Richter (06.01.2010 10:25 GMT))