Originals 07-120719

 


Original Problems

 

7-12th of July, 2019

  • (12.07) No.1422 – Aleksey Oganesjan (hs#7). “Tempo-triangulation of wK…” (Author)
  • (10.07) No.1421 – Sven Trommler & Franz Pachl (hs#4 ; Nightrider, NAO, PAO). Sven, welcome back to JF after 7 years since your previous publication, joint problem No.87 in 2012!
  • (08.07) No.1420 – Klaus Wenda (-6 & s#1 Proca Anti-Circe ; Grasshopper, Bishophopper, MWU II). Queen with the power of a MWU.
  • (08.07) No.1419 – Daniel Papack & Computer (h#2.5 ; Neutral pawns ; Chameleon Chess). “After No.1414, found with the help of the computer by testing…” (Author)
  • (07.07) No.1418 – Udo Degener (h#13.5 ; Grasshopper ; Functionary Chess). Warm welcome to Udo in Original Problems of JF!

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-2019/II: Petko Petkov. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan


Judges for JF 2019/II-2020/I

Dear friends, I’m glad to announce to you fairy judges for the current and next period, the both will be judging JF’s competitions for the 2nd time:

ppetkov_dobrichThe judge of the current fairy period, JF-2019/II (July-December’2019) will be GM Petko A. Petkov – multiple World Champion in Composing and Olympic Champion (1990), inventor of many fairy-conditions, author of more than 120 theoretical articles, International Judge and a leader in the world rank list with 471.75 points in the FIDE Albums (1914-2015) with 64 years practice in chess composition! Would like to mention, that this year Petko finished the award for JF-2016/I and I’m grateful to him for the very kind offer to JF again, almost without any break! 

The judge for the next fairy period, JF-2020/I (January-June’2020) will be Eric Huber – another very supportive person, one of the first judges on JF (has judged JF-2013/III), International Judge of fairy problems,  organizer  (together with Vlaicu Crişan) of the yearly Tzuica Tourney, dedicated to helpselfmates. Let’s meet Eric in 2020!


Tzuica Tourney 2019 Announcement

Dear all,
We have the great pleasure of announcing the 17th Tzuica Tourney.

Tzuica Tourney 2019

IN THE FRAMES OF WCCC 2019

  • Theme: hs#n/hs=n, at least 3 (stale)mates by the same piece on different squares
  • Scope: Any fairy piece and/or condition are allowed
  • Judges: Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber
  • Prizes: Bottles of Tzuica
  • Audience: The tourney is open to everyone, but only congress participants can receive bottles.
  • Deadline: August 21st (Wednesday) 10 p.m. to any Romanian participant, or by email to Eric Huber hubereric@yahoo.fr 
  • Details: In the attached PDF document

Best wishes,
Eric Huber & Vlaicu Crisan (both attending the Congress this year!)


JF-2019/I ends ; JF-2019/II starts…

The first half of the year 2019 is over, and the tournament JF-2019/I is closed on the 30th of June with 43 fairy problems (plus some versions). While the quantity is not so big, I believe the quality of the problems would make the competition enjoyable for the judge, Michal Dragoun! Thanks a lot to all participants and to the judge for accepting this work! Special gratitude to Shankar Ram, who was updating the index page of the tournament, menu Original Problems -> Julia’s Fairies – 2019

I’m sorry, the judge is not appointed yet for the second half of this year. Still, a new fairy tournament JF-2019/II (01.07-31.12.2019) is opened for the submissions and I’d gladly publish your good problems!

Have to tell, I’ll be less active on JF during July-August. Family vacation, some own composing for WCCC’s unofficial tournaments, 4th YCCC composing TT for juniors, and the Congress itself… So, I’d appreciate it very much if you include the notation and full solutions (with departure and arrival squares) in your entries! It would make my work much faster.

Thank you very much in advance! Wishing to all of you to have a wonderful summer! – Julia


Originals 22-300619

 


Original Problems

 

22nd-30th of June, 2019

  • (30.06) No.1417 – Vitaly Medintsev (hs#7). Author reports 465 hours of testing by Popeye v3.70!
  • (29.06) No.1415, 1416 – Claude Beaubestre. No.1415 (ser-h#14 ; Bolero inverse Rex Inclusiv) &  No.1416 (h#2.5 by the Black ; Bolero). 
  • (26.06) No.1414 – Julia Vysotska & Marjan Kovačević (hs#3* ; Neutral pieces ; Chameleon Chess). 2 complete cycles of changes in Miniature.
  • (24.06) No.1223.2 – Günther Weeth & Klaus Wenda (-7 & #1 Hoeg Retractor ; Anti-Circe ; Magic Wandering Unit II). A new version to the problem No.1223 from the tournament R2018-19: “Unfortunately, No. 1223.1 by Günther Weeth & Klaus Wenda was found to be cooked shortly before I finished my award and has not yet been corrected.”(Dirk Borst). Now the problem will participate in the current PG&Retro competition, R2019-20.
  • (24.06) No.1397.2 – Paul Rãican (PG 32 ; Duelist ; Berolina Pawns). “the first 22 moves are verified by Jacobi in 58 hours.” (Author)
  • (24.06) No.1413 – Andreas Thoma (-6 & #1 Proca Retractor ; Anti-Circe Cheylan). Two solutions.
  • (23.05) Conflictio No.15 (06.06.2019) & Conflictio No.16 (22.06.2019) by Juraj Lörinc are added to the Articles page.
  • (22.06) No.1411, 1412 – Petko A. Petkov. No.1411 (h#2 ; Neutral pieces; Bolero) &  No.1412 (#2vv ; Bolero Inverse). Problems presenting Bolero and Bolero Inverse conditions invented by the author, and also some more words about Bolero project.
    Above all, I express my sincere gratitude to Christian Poisson and to Geoff Foster, who gives me great help in the grammatical editing of my texts!” (Author)

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-2019/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan


Originals 150619

 


Original Problems

 

15th of June, 2019

  • (15.06) No.1410 – Vitaly Medintsev (hs#4). “Non-fairy” fairy.  😉 
  • (15.06) No.1409 – Pierre Tritten (h#2 ; Bolero). Bolero is a new fairy condition implemented in WinChloe.
  • (15.06) No.1408 – Daniel Papack (h#2 ; SuperGuards). Superguards specific cycle.
  • (15.06) No.1407 – Anatoly Stepochkin (h#2 ; Lion). HOTF.
  • (15.06) No.1406 – N.Shankar Ram (#5 ; Wazir, Equileaper ; Diagram Circe, Black must capture). Looks like a fundamental work with 120 variations! With a gratitude to Shankar for the solution fully prepared for animation!

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-2019/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan


Composing Tournaments of the RIFACE 2019, C09.06.2019

The 40th RIFACE 2019 (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) will take place at Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or, June 7-9, 2019.

Themes of composing tournaments:

Thème aidés.pdfThème féerique.pdfThème rétro.pdf

Address to send the entries : RIFACE.2019@gmail.com for Helpmates and Fairies problems ; abrobecker@yahoo.com for retro problems
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 9th June
 at 15:00


7th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2019 – Fairies

FIDE-logo7th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2019 – Fairies

Preliminary results of section G-Fairies of the 7th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2019 are published! The winners of the competition are: Gold medal – MARIO PARINELLO (Italy), Silver medal –  VLAICU CRIŞAN (Romania), Bronze medal – ROLF KOHRING (Germany). 

Congratulations to the authors of rewarded problems!


Originals 200519

 


Original Problems

 

20th of May, 2019

  • (20.05) No.1405 – Ľuboš Kekely & Juraj Lörinc (ser-h+++49 ; Grasshopper). “Very long walk of black king with five returns.” (Authors)
  • (20.05) Conflictio No.13 (04.04.2019) & Conflictio No.14 (29.04.2019) by Juraj Lörinc are added to the Articles page.
  • (20.05) No.1404 – Hubert Gockel (#2 ; Breton). Author believes that Breton is a very fruitful new condition. Implemented in WinChloe and Popeye v.4.81. 

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-2019/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan