Originals 09-111217

 


Original Problems

 

9-11th of December, 2017

  • (11.12) No.1259 – Oliver Sick (h#3; Argentinian Chess). “Argentinian Valladao.” (Author)
  • (09.12) No.1258 – Georgy Evseev (h#2.5; Transmuted Kings). “A royal queen is to be checkmated, in the end.” (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-10/2017-3/2018: Shankar Ram. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst


Originals 031217

 


Original Problems

 

3rd of December, 2017

  • (03.12) No.1257 – Nicolas Dupont (PG 17; Black reflex #).
  • (03.12) No.1256 – Gani Ganapathi (h#2; Friend).
  • (03.12) No.1255 – Vito Rallo (h#2.5; HurdleColourChanging Grasshopper).
  • (03.12) No.1254 – Bosko Miloseski (s#2; Maximummer).

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-10/2017-3/2018: Shankar Ram. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst


Originals 19-201117

 


Original Problems

 

19-20th of November, 2017

  • (20.11) No.1247.1 – Bosko Miloseski (h#3; Grasshopper). A new version to No.1247.
  • (20.11) No.1253 – Bernd Gräfrath (PG 11; Losing Chess). Dedicated to François Labelle for the help with his program, Jacobi.
  • (20.11) No.1252 – Gani Ganapathi (PG 6; Disparate). “The final position of Black and White are mirrored!” (Author)
  • (19.11) No.1251 – Vitaly Medintsev (hs#3,5). The black Queen smartly intercepts the roles of Bishop/Rook.
  • (19.11) No.1250 – Mario Parrinello & Ofer Comay (h#2; Sirene; Neutral Sirene; Nightrider-Locust). “…inspired by Mario’s 8th Prize in StrateGems 2015… shows similar mates like in the original problem, but the strategy is different.” (Ofer Comay)

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-10/2017-3/2018: Shankar Ram. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst


JF new logo and more…

I’m glad to present a new logo for JF! No, no, not my work, a professional one. 🙂

And together with a new logo, a new look of Original Problems page, the one you can see if clicking on the  upper menu. It’s not only about the list of informal competitions presented in the table now, but also about the links to the Awards added for each competition for your convenience (I hope!).


The judge of JF-10/2017-03/2018

The Judge of JF fairy tournament 10/2017-03/2018

After a long time… the one who was the first judge ever of JF’s fairy tournament, had to analyze about 200 fairy problems and finished the Award in a year after competition, is kindly accepting this job again! I’m very glad to announce the judge of current fairy tournament, JF-10/2017-03/2018 – famous Indian composer, International Master of FIDE – Shankar Ram! To the words I’ve written about Shankar in 2012, he’s added the following: 

  • From 2012, Got back to composing, judging, article writing, getting in touch with chess problem friends
  • Current interest: Acquiring new gadgets and porting Popeye to them!

Wishing a pleasant work for the judge, and creative ideas to the authors! – Julia


The judges of the future fairy tournaments: JF-2018/II, 01.07-31.12.2018: Kjell Widlert | JF-2019/I, 01.01-30.06.2019: Michal Dragoun


Originals 11-131117

 

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Original Problems

 

11-13th of November, 2017

  • (13.11) No.1249 – Jacques Rotenberg (#2; Superguards). Warm welcome to Jacques in Original problems section of JF!
  • (12.11) No.1248 – Peter Harris (h#2,5; Circe; Sentinelles PionAdvers; Transmuted Kings; Anti-Andernach).
  • (12.11) No.1146.2 – Paul Rãican (PG 17; Masand). Hopefully, the final version to No.1146, published after the end of tournament but before the award is made, accepted by the judge of PG/Retros 2015-16 Thomas Brand.
  • (11.11) No.1247 – Bosko Miloseski (h#3; Grasshopper). ODT by the pair of jumpers.
  • (11.11) No.1246 – Daniel Novomesky (h#4; Bicolores). Checked by the piece of the own side…

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-10/2017-3/2018 is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst


Solving fairy proof games: “Jacobi” by François Labelle

Dear retro friends,

I would like to introduce “Jacobi”, a new program that can solve fairy proof games. The home page is at http://wismuth.com/jacobi/ . The program is a web app that runs in your browser and requires no installation.

read more…

I hope that you find it useful! – François Labelle


Originals 281017

 

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Original Problems

 

28th of October, 2017

The day of retro problems! 🙂

  • (28.10) No.1245.1-5 – Andreas Thoma (-N/#1; Proca Retractor; Anticirce Cheylan). A selection (PDF) of 5 Proca Retractors with Anticirce Cheylan condition with the same idea. For the competition I’ve assigned numbers to original problems from No.1245.1 to 1245.5.
  • (22.06) No.1244.1-15 – Andreas Thoma (-N/#1; Proca Retractor; Anticirce Cheylan). A selection (PDF) of 15 Proca Retractors with Anticirce Cheylan condition, each using not more than 4 pieces on the board was presented by Andreas and published on 22.06.2017. For the competition I’ve assigned numbers to original problems from No.1244.1 to 1244.15.
  • (28.10) No.1146.1 – Paul Rãican (PG 17; Masand). The version to No.1146, published after the end of tournament but before the award is made, accepted by the judge of PG/Retros 2015-16 Thomas Brand.

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-10/2017-3/2018 is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst


Czechoslovak Republic 100 JT

announce on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak Republic

International anonymous chess composing jubilee tournament

Czechoslovakia 100

Sections: a) Mate in 2 moves b) Helpmate in 2 moves c) Symbolic composition without any limitation of stipulation and conditions, which in any way evokes the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic → see PDF announcement

Closing date: 30.06.2018 | Announcement of results: 28. 10. 2018 – 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia


Originals 17;231017

 

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Original Problems

 

17;23rd of October, 2017

Thanks a lot to Shankar Ram, who kindly updates the list of problems of the current tournament,  JF-10/2017-3/2018!

I haven’t appointed yet the judge for the current period, but glad to announce the future judges: 

  1. JF-2018/II, 01.07-31.12.2018: Kjell Widlert
  2. JF-2019/I, 01.01-30.06.2019: Michal Dragoun
  • (23.10) No.1243 – Peter Harris (h=2; Sentinelles PionAdvers, TransmutedKings, Circe Super, Isardam).
  • (17.10) No.1242 – Ľuboš Kekely & Ladislav Packa (h#2.5; Anti-Circe, Transmuted kings). Why Anti-Circe is better than Circe here?..

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-10/2017-3/2018 is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst