Michel Caillaud

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

Caillaud Michel 12.2009.jpg

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
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Position after White's 7th move. How did the game go? (2 solutions)
Comm. Andernach TT, 1993
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SPG in 3.0 (Andernach chess)

Solutions

Proof game: 1.b4 h5 2.b5 Rh6 3.b6 Rc6 4.bxc7 Rxc2 5.cxb8=Q Rxd2 6.Qd6 Rxd1+ 7.Qxd1 or 1.b4 h5 2.b5 Rh6 3.b6 Rd6 4.bxc7 Rxd2 5.cxb8=B Rxc2 6.Bf4 Rxc1 7.Bxc1. This is the so-called Pronkin theme.

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

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