Unbelievable retrograde problem : 44 men captured !

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TAILLE
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Unbelievable retrograde problem : 44 men captured !

Post by TAILLE » Fri Sep 28, 2018 15:18

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Problem : is it possible to retrograde this position to a stable position, without using kings ?

This problem is really terrific and probably out of human scope.
It is my best score in terms of number of captured men : 44 men captured !

I have to say that, according to Damy, it exists several solutions but in any case 44 men need to be captured to reach a stable solution

One of these solutions is the following:

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Trait aux blancs

14-10 23x14
8x19 14x23
17x8 4x13
30x19 1x12
39x30 45x34
48x39 32x43
47x38 43x32
16x7 35x24
26x17 22x11
6x17 2x22
39x30 31x42
46x48 5x14
50x39 25x43
20x9 22x31
36x38 23x34
48x30 3x43
49x20 15x35
Gérard

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ildjarn
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Re: Unbelievable retrograde problem : 44 men captured !

Post by ildjarn » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:33

This is really insane! Very nice find.
Lasst die Maschinen verhungern, Ihr Narren...
Lasst sie verrecken!
Schlagt sie tot -- die Maschinen!

TAILLE
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Re: Unbelievable retrograde problem : 44 men captured !

Post by TAILLE » Sun Sep 30, 2018 14:37

ildjarn wrote:This is really insane! Very nice find.
Thank you for your answer Joost. I wax very happy when I discovered this position.

For your information the best solution when kings are allowed is the following:

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Black to play

... 7-12
16-7 2x11
22-18 11x22
6x10 4x35
Gérard

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