Surprising discovery in known Loyd's #3
In 2001 there was organized international match Slovakia-Ukraina in 4 sections.
In #3 section there was set theme: change of set model mates in #3. My
enthusiastic colleague Daniel Novomesky searched a bit among known older problems
and he has made a shocking discovery - if we turn the solution of Loyd's castling
tanagra #3 into set play, we get another correct threemover, with analogous set play,
try and solution. Just watch the things in motion... A bit unfortunately, the judge of
the competition put his problem to the last "Slovak" place, thus it was free and
(A few weeks later...)
As it was partially expected, this discovery was too shocking to be real... and it was
indeed fortunate for Slovakia not having Daniel's problem placed higher. What happened?
I recently received
an e-mail from Michael Lipton, one of leading orthodox miniature experts. He writes:
"Novomesky's version is anticipated. It was published first by A. J. Taffs,
American Chess Bulletin 1960, alongside Loyd's original New York Albion 1857
... The twins are in Colin Russ's miniature collection, no. 369. ...
Note also there is a lovely Shinkman 3er (no. 240 in Russ) that can be
twinned to all these by Zeroposition ... Also an old 3er by J. Hane
(publication?) that is not on a par with the above fine problems, but
really just a cute trick - but another relation."
Many thanks for pointing the problems and for writing the information!
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