Originals March 2020 (2)

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

March, 2020 (2)

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: Claude Beaubestre (France), Seetharaman Kalyan (India)

  • (31.03) No.1492 (#2 ; Orphans)  David L. Brown (USA). “…have these “Acidmates” been done before? Is this the first thematic appearance?” (Author)
    Warm welcome to David in Original problems of JF!
  • (31.03) No.1491 (s#5* ; Circe, Maximummer)  Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia). The fight of white and black Rook.
  • (31.03) No.1490 (#2* ; Breton Adverse)  Hubert Gockel (Germany). Mate transference in set-play / solution.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

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“Pata morgana” – Quick TT-240 by SuperProblem

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Quick Composing TT-240 by SuperProblem

Tourney name: “Pata morgana
Stipulation: =N, ser-=N, h=N.5, hs=N.5, ser-hs=N
Theme: in a diagram position of =N, ser-=N, h=N.5 (hs=N.5, ser-hs=N) problem, Black (White) is stalemated. But White (Black) begins a play and, due to absence of waiting moves, he is forced to destroy this stalemate.
In solution, a structure of final stalemate can be the same or different compare to the one in the diagram position.
Any kinds of twins are allowed if its are thematic. Fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed.
Depending on quantity and quality of sent problems, the judge can divided an award into several subsections or, vice versa, can combine several sections into the one.
Judge: Aleksey Oganesjan. | Closing date: May 7, 2020 Download the announcement (pdf, 220 KB)
Entries to Aleksey Oganesjan via e-mail: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com
Award will be published on the website http://superproblem.ru


ChessProblems.ca Bulletin – issue 17, December 2019

Issue 17, December 2019, of the ChessProblems.ca Bulletin is available online at http://Bulletin.ChessProblems.caIncludes Originals, 4 articles (Andreas Thoma, Jeff Coakley & Andrey Frolkin, Arno Tüngler, Adrian Storisteanu), TT9 & TT10 Report, Blast from the Past IV.

The bulletin is published by Cornel Pacurar since March 2014 and is mainly dedicated to Fairies, Series-Movers in particular.


Originals March 2020

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

March, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: Nobody in the waiting list..

  • (21.03) No.1489 (–2(w,b) & h=1 ; Nightrider ; Circe Assassin)  Adrian Storisteanu (Canada). “I was looking at the diagram of the final position, with those white queen crown symbols, was reminded of what corona means, and decided this is a pretty timely composition. Created by chance, most probably a prankish subconscious at work!?” (Author)
  • (21.03) No.1488 (PG 13.5 ; Leffie, Back home)  Nicolas Dupont (France). “Come and go castling in a capture-free proof game (maybe a novelty)!” (Author)

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson


Originals February 2020 (2)

 

 

 

Original Problems
JF-2020/I

 

February, 2020 (2)

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: nobody in the waiting list…

  • (29.02) No.1487 (h#2 ; Face-To-Face, Breton)  Pierre Tritten (France). Change of move by black Knight: positive & negative effects…
  • (29.02) No.1486 (h#3 ; Circe, Point Reflection)  Claude Beaubestre (France). “I was working for the Munich Fairy Chess Tourney 2020 (which demands h#2) when I found this wenigsteiner matrix in h#3.” (Author)
  • (24.02) No.1485 (h#3 ; Neutral Double Grasshoppers)  Wilfried Neef (Germany). Warm welcome to Wilfried in Original problems section of JF!
  • (24.02) No.1484 (PG 9.5 ; Nanna)  Nicolas Dupont (France). Author presents a new fairy condition, Nanna, which is a kind of reverse of Annan.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

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Andernach 2020

46th FairyChessFriendsMeeting at Andernach, May 21-24, 2020

The first Andernach FairyChessFriendsMeeting took place in 1975, now we invite you to paricipate in the 46th meeting. Again we’ll meet at Hotel Stammbaum (Marktgasse 1, 56626 Andernach, Germany). All rooms are reserved for our meeting, for booking please contact the hotel or any other accommodation directly.

Thursday, May 21
Arrival at Ristorante Bellini (Hochstr. 39) or, provided the weather is fine, at Andernach market next door… Bellini is closed till 5 pm. Hotel Stammbaum is closed at Thursday, but hotel room access is ensured.

Friday, May 22
Till Sunday noon Stammbaum is exclusively reserved for us!
3 pm till 4 pm: Traditional Andernach Solving Tourney (as always every solution counts!) followed by the presentation of the solutions with some surprises.

9 pm: Lectures

Saturday, May 2312.30 pm: Schwalbe board meeting

Sunday, May 2411 am: Awards ceremony (composing, solving) | End of the 46th FairyChessFriendsMeeting.


Munich Fairy Chess Tourney 2020 – С10.10.2020

Announcement Munich Fairy Chess Tourney 2020

h#2 Point Reflection

The mpk-Blätter announce the Munich Fairy Tourney 2020 in two sections:
A) h#2 with the fairy condition Point Reflection
B) h#2 with the fairy condition Point Reflection plus one of the conditions Circe or Anticirce

The theme is free. Fairy pieces and/or further fairy conditions are not accepted. Problems in more than one phase are allowed, whether with set play, multiple solutions, twinnings or some combination of those methods.

In the case of low participation, the judge reserves the right to merge both sections into one single award.

Judge: Thomas Brand | Tournament director: Rolf Kohring | Closing date: October 10th, 2020 | Announcement in PDF

Submissions should be sent to mpk-blaetter@gmx.de (preferred) or Rolf Kohring, Bolkamer Straße 5a, D-83104 Tuntenhausen, Germany. The definition of the fairy condition Point Reflection can be looked up in the fairy chess lexicon of  ’Schwalbe’ as well as in the award of the 19. Sake tourney at WCCC 2019 


“Full-length reflex defense” – Quick TT-238 by SuperProblem

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Quick Composing TT-238 by SuperProblem

Tourney name: “Full-length reflex defense
Stipulation: r#n (n>=3)
Theme: required to compose Reflexmate in 3-n moves with:
– full-length threat, i. e. with the threat that ends with a mate to White King on n-th Black move exactly;
– at least one “full-length reflex defense”, i. e. with at least one variation that defenses from the threat and has a White try that starts on 2nd move and ends with a mate to Black King on nth White move exactly. At that, in this try 2nd, 3rd, … and (n-1)-th White moves must coincide with the same ones in the full-length threat.
Any kinds of twins are not allowed. Fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed.
Judge: Miodrag Mladenović. | Closing date: March 19, 2020 | Download the announcement (pdf, 228 KB)
Entries to Aleksey Oganesjan via e-mail: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com
All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form.
Award will be published on the website http://superproblem.ru


Final Award in SUPERPROBLEM Quick Composing TT-232

Final Award in Quick Composing TT-232

“Dear chess friends!

The Final Award in TT-232 (…and now it’s time for half-neutrals!; #2, fairies) has been published.

There are no changes compared to the provisional award. Please, check the correctness of names, positions and solutions.

We thank all participants of the tourney and congratulate the Prize winners!”

Aleksey Oganesjan


The Prize winners: 1st Prize – Petko Petkov; 2nd Prize – Jean-Marc Loustau & Michel Caillaud; 3rd and 4th Prizes  – Hubert Gockel;
1st Special Prize – Michel Caillaud & Jean-Marc Loustau; 2nd Special Prize – Kjell Widlert.