Our 9th TT is dedicated to "popular fairy problems". I'd like to point that although there is only one fairy element allowed, I am generally considering as fairy elements only fairy pieces and fairy conditions. On the other hand, for me e.g. help-double-stalemate is only stipulation, that can be worked out with or without fairy elements. In this sense the CCM's index of stipulations is divided among orthodox, fairy and joke problems.

Thus it is possible to submit the h==10 with grasshoppers showing some spectacular theme for the 9th TT CCM. It would be treated as thematical. So, find below some problems showing more or less unusual stipulations, usually not considered to be orthodox by most problemists. Among them there two proof games - yes, proof game is stipulation, isn't it? And fairy proof games are often interesting.

György BakcsiLászló Zoltán 5300 Problemkiste 132 - 2000 |
1.Rxe1 Rxb6 2.Rxe4 Rc6 3.Rxb4 Rxc7 4.Rb1 Rb7== |

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h==4 (6+5) Madrasi |

Christian PoissonComm Quartz 1997 |
1.c3 c5 2.Qa4 Sc6 3.Qxc6 Rb8(Sd6) 4.Qxc5 Qb6(pa3) 5.Qxc8+ Qc6(Bd8) 6.Qxb7 Sc8 7.Qb3 Qa8 8.Qd1 OK |

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Proof game in 7,5 moves (16+15) Circe Parrain |

Zdenek OlivaProblemkiste 1999 |
1.b1S Bxh8 2.a1S Bxa1 3.Sc3 Bxc3 4.d1S Bxe1 5.f1S Bxh4 6.e1S Bxe1 7.Sd2 Bxd2 8.c1S Bxc1 9.Se3 Bxe3 10.g1S Bxg1 11.Ka8 Kc7= |

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h=11 (2+11) Circe |

Michel Caillaud4th HM Phénix Tanagras 1993 |
1.Kb7 a5 2.Kc6 a4 3.Kd5 a3 4.Ke4 Ke6 5.Kf3 Kd5 6.h8Q Kc4
7.Qb2 axb2(Qd1) 8.Qc1+ bxc1Q(Qd1) 9.Qd4+ Kb3 10.Ke2 Qe3+
11.Kd1 Ka2 12.Qb2+ Kxb2= |

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hs=12 (2+2) Circe |

Michel Caillauddedicated to Marco Bonavoglia Prize feenschach 1993 |
1.d4 a5 2.Qd3 Sa6 3.Qg6 hxg6=b 4.Sf3 Rh4 5.Bh6 gxh6=b 6.h7 Bh6 7.Se5 Bc1 8.Sc6 Rf4 9.h4 bxc6=b
10.Rh3 Bb7 11.Rb3 Qb8 12.Rb6 cxb6=b 13.h8B Qd6 14.Be5 0-0-0 15.c7 Be4 16.g7 Kb7 17.c8S Sc7
18.Sa7 Ka6 19.b7 Bh7 20.b8R f5 21.Rb3 Sf6 22.g8Q Sa8 23.Qg3 Rg8 24.Sb5 Rgg4 OK |

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Proof game in 24 moves (16+12) Andernach chess |

Comments to
Juraj Lörinc.

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