Originals 07-090718

 

 


Original Problems

 

7-9th of July, 2018

  • (09.07) No.1310 – Ya’aqov Mintz (PG 10).
  • (08.07) No.1309 – Paul Rãican (-17 & =1 Proca; Circe Assassin). First Assassin Proca Retractor ever composed with stalemate in the forward play! (Author)
  • (07.07) No.1308 – Theodoros Giakatis & Kostas Prentos (h#2; Take&Make). An improved version, without fairy pieces, of No.44 from SuperProblem TT-206. See the last diagram of the award. (Authors). Warm welcome to Theodoros in Original problems section of JF!
  • (07.07) No.1307 – Anatoly Stepochkin (hs#5; GridChess, KoeKo; Nightrider). The moves in two long solutions are determined by 16 big squares splitting the board.
  • (07.07) No.1306 – Ľuboš Kekely (h=2.5; ChecklessChess). Cute final positions.
  • (07.07) No.1305 – S. K. Balasubramanian (h#2; Superguards). Only three pieces!
  • (07.07) No.1304 – Aleksander Sygurov (ser-h#4). Warm welcome to Aleksander in Original problems section of JF!

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The  judge of JF-2018/II: Kjell Widlert. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


BIT2018 – Group C, Fairy – the award

The AWARD

The Preliminary Award of the Jubilee Tourney
Dinu-Ioan Nicula – 50

The tourney held in the frames of XIII Belgrade Problem Chess Festival 2018, as a part of Belgrade Internet Tourney 2018: Group C – fairy h#2, Lortap chess with fairy piece Locust.

…There were 36 entries, of 24 authors/pairs of authors, from 14 countries. Being very satisfied of the problems’ level, but also keeping into regard that it is a special occasion, I have decided to give awards to half of them! (Dinu-Ioan Nicula)

Prize winners:
1st and 2nd Prize – Petko Petkov, 3rd Prize – Juraj Lörinc, 4th Prize – S.K. Balasubramanian & Vlaicu Crisan, 5th Prize – Hubert Gockel.


Originals 010718

 

 


Original Problems

 

1st of July, 2018

Dear authors, readers, I’m very glad to announce that the next fairy tournament on JF, July-December’2018 starts today! Please, welcome our judge, Kjell Widlert, and enjoy the competition!

  • (01.07) No.1303 – Daniel Novomesky (hs#2; Maximummer). 3 solutions!
  • (01.07) No.1302 – Hans Uitenbroek (h#3; Superguards; Nightrider).
    Warm welcome to Hans in Original problems section of JF!
  • (01.07) No.1301 – Michael McDowell & Brian Stephenson (h#4; Bishophopper, Rookhopper). Would the final position be considered an ideal mate? .. Is it enough for a piece to function solely as a hurdle? (Authors).
    Warm welcome to the both authors in Original problems section of JF!
  • (01.07) No.1300 – Julia Vysotska & Marjan Kovačević (hs#3). This problem was composed for Latvian Solving Championship in April, 2018 (WSC, 2017-2018). Hope, solvers might enjoy it! (Authors)

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The  judge of JF-2018/II: Kjell Widlert. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Different from June,2018

 


 

June, 2018

While waiting for the new fairy tournament starting July,1st….

  • The Results of composing tournaments from RIFACE 2018.
  • Conflictio No.5 & Conflictio No.6 by Juraj Lörinc are added to the Articles page.
  • The words from Chris Feather about Fairings:
    “Dear Fairings reader,
    It seems that Fairings has reached its end: I have composed nothing this year and have no ideas for any further compositions. I hope to produce one more issue, towards the end of 2018, with versions, corrections and anything else needed to round off this project which started nine years ago. As you may readily understand, I am especially grateful to Stephen for his vital part in it.
    Many thanks for your interest and support; my best wishes to you.”

Originals 21-220518

 


Original Problems

 

21st-22nd of May, 2018

  • (22.05) No.1299 – Aleksey Oganesjan (#1). Author believes that this “retro-mini-problem” can be related to Retro section.
  • (21.05) No.1261.3 – Günther Weeth (-18 & #1 Proca Retractor ; Anti-Circe Calvet). On the occasion of the fairy chess friends’ meeting at Andernach (10.- 13.05.2018) both Kjell Widlert and Dirk Borst told me about the dual in JF 1261.2 (17.Ke4-f5, Sd7-f6+ 18.Bc5 and Bf6-d4 etc.). So another attempt at saving the problem turned out to be necessary. I do hope that now the job has successfully been done, after all that confusion on my side. Let me again apologize for causing so much trouble and let me warmly thank you for all your attention and patience. (Author)

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The next fairy tournament starts after a break, on the 1st of July, the judge: Kjell Widlert. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Composing Tournaments of the RIFACE 2018, C20.05.2018

The 39th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) will take place at Ecully, May 18-20, 2018.

Themes of composing tournaments:

RIFACE 2018 – Thème aidés.pdfThème féerique.pdfThème rétro.pdf

Address to send the entries : RIFACE.2018@gmail.com  for helpmates and fairies ; abrobecker@yahoo.com for retro problems
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 20th May
 at 15:00


Composing Tournament of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad 2018

The Chess Composing Tournament in the frame of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad 2018 (Batumi, Georgia) includes also fairy section: H. The Fairy– Judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)

In each section only three compositions by each author are accepted and joint compositions are not allowed. The closing date is September 20th, 2018. The compositions must be sent via email to the director’s address: admin@chessstar.com, Ferad Kakabadze (Ferhat Karmil) (Batumi). Three medals and certificates are awarded to the winners of each section.


Originals 300418

 


Original Problems

 

30th of April, 2018

  • (30.04) No.1298.A-E – Andreas Thoma – an article “Chasing the black king”, presenting 5 original problems (-N/#1 ; Proca Retractor ; Anticirce Cheylan). The article can be also found from the Articles page.
  • (30.04) No.1296.1 – Thomas Thannheiser after Bernd Gräfrath (PG 9; Losing Chess). Warm welcome to Thomas in Original problems of JF!
  • (30.04) No.1275.1 – K.Seetharaman & Jacques Rotenberg (h#2; Take&Make). The new version of original problem No.1275 (18.02.2018) is accepted by the judge, Shankar Ram, for the competition JF-10/2017-03/2018.
  • (30.04) Conflictio No.4 by Juraj Lörinc is added to the Articles page.

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The next fairy tournament starts after a break, on the 1st of July (the judge: Kjell Widlert). The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


BIT 2018, Group C (fairy!)

BIT 2018

Belgrade Internet Tourneys, Group C – Fairy h#2

This tourney is devoted to the 50th birthday of the judge, Dinu-Ioan Nicula, and marked by Latin „L“ (for number 50). Thematic condition: „L-problem“ symbolized by Lortap and Locust. Helpmate in 2 using Lortap condition, and Locust(s) fairy piece. Other fairy elements are not allowed.

Entries (not more than 3 per composer – single or joint) should be sent directly to the judge Dinu-Ioan Nicula: nicudin004@yahoo.com by 19. May 2018.

Selected problems from BIT 2018 Group C will be subject of the Composing-Solving contest on Friday, 25. May 2018.

See detailed announcement (PDF) with examples and competitions Group A&B.

Originals 15-180418

 


Original Problems

 

15-18th of April, 2018

  • (18.04) No.1237.1 – Paul Rãican (PG 6.5 ; Masked Units; Volage Chess). The new version of problem No.1237.
  • (18.04) No.1287.2 – Jacques Rotenberg, Sébastien Luce & Andrew Buchanan (h#2; Take&Make). The new version of original problem No.1287 (11.03.2018) is accepted by the judge, Shankar Ram, for the competition JF-10/2017-03/2018.
  • (18.04) Conflictio No.3 by Juraj Lörinc is added to the Articles page. “Any comments, brief notes or longer articles are welcome, especially if they relate to antagonistic problems.” (J.L.)
  • (15.04) No.1297 – Sergey Shumeiko (PG 7).
  • (15.04) No.1296 – Bernd Gräfrath (PG 11; Losing Chess).
  • (15.04) No.1295 – Peter Fayers (PG 5.5; Back-to-Back).
    Warm welcome to Peter in the 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 next fairy tournament starts after a break, on the 1st of July (the judge: Kjell Widlert). The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.