Michel Caillaud

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Michel Caillaud (born 10 April 1957) is a French chess problemist.

In 1993 Caillaud gained the title Grandmaster of the FIDE for Chess Compositions.[1] He was with 36 years of age the youngest GM for Chess Compositions. He has 200.92 points in FIDE Albums.

Caillaud twice won the World Chess Solving Championship: 1987 in Graz and 2000 in Pula. In 2002 Caillaud gained the title International Solving Grandmaster.[2]

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Probleemblad, May/June 1999
a b c d e f g h
8
Chessboard480.svg
a8 black rook
c8 black bishop
d8 black queen
e8 black king
f8 black bishop
g8 black knight
a7 black pawn
b7 black pawn
d7 black pawn
e7 black pawn
f7 black pawn
g7 black pawn
h5 black pawn
a2 white pawn
e2 white pawn
f2 white pawn
g2 white pawn
h2 white pawn
a1 white rook
b1 white knight
c1 white bishop
d1 white queen
e1 white king
f1 white bishop
g1 white knight
h1 white rook
8
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position after White's 7th move. How did the game go? (2 solutions)
Comm. Andernach TT, 1993
a b c d e f g h
8
Chessboard480.svg
a8 black rook
b8 black knight
c8 black bishop
d8 black queen
e8 black king
f8 black bishop
g8 black knight
h8 black rook
a7 black pawn
b7 black pawn
c7 black pawn
e7 black pawn
f7 black pawn
g7 black pawn
h7 black pawn
a2 white pawn
b2 white pawn
c2 white pawn
d2 white pawn
e2 white pawn
f2 white pawn
g2 white pawn
h2 white pawn
a1 white rook
b1 white knight
c1 white bishop
d1 white queen
e1 white king
f1 white bishop
h1 white rook
8
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1
a b c d e f g h
SPG in 3.0 (Andernach chess)

Solutions

Proof game: 1.b4 h5 2.b5 Rh6 3.b6 Rc6 4.bc7 Rxc2 5.cb8Q Rxd2 6.Qd6 Rxd1+ 7.Qxd1 or 1.b4 h5 2.b5 Rh6 3.b6 Rd6 4.bc7 Rxd2 5.cb8B Rxc2 6.Bbf4 Rxc1 7.Bxc1. This is so called Pronkin theme.

Second example:1.Nf3 Nc6 2.Ne5 Nxe5 3.Nxd7 Nb8.

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