8th World Chess Composing Tournament of the FIDE
Questions and Answers 9
Section A (twomovers)
Is a #2 thematic where two different random defences exist of the same
black piece (for example: a horizontal random rook move, a vertical random
rook move, and then correction moves by this rook)? If yes: Is it necessary
that each random move is answered by a thematic white move?
Reply: Yes, these two types of random moves by the same black piece are allowed,
but if both are to be considered thematic then each of them should be answered
by a thematic white move (including an answer to each one’s correction move).
If only one of the types of random moves is answered by a thematic white move
(including the answer to its correction move) then this one alone could be