Originals 19-230916

 

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Original Problems

 

19-23rd of September, 2016

  • (23.09) No.1131 – Chris Feather (ser-h#25; Alphabetic Chess). The author of Fairings himself!
  • (22.09) No.1130 – Pierre Tritten (ser-h#4; Circe Equipollents). “A mechanism used by Chris on Fairings 45(4).” (PT)
  • (22.09) No.1129 – Ľuboš Kekely (h#4; White Super-Transmuting King).
  • (20.09) No.1128 – Themis Argirakopoulos (h#2; Circe; Take&Make; Madrasi). Change of fairy conditions in the twins.
  • (19.09) No.1127 – Andrew Buchanan (h=3; Chess4E71). Warm welcome to Andrew with the presentation of his new fairy condition Chess4E71!

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 informal fairy tournament JF-2016(II) – Franz PachlThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


“TMP” League 2016

macedonian-problemistThe Macedonian Problemist (“TMP”) announces the formal tourney “TMP” League 2016 in four sections (free themes): #2 – Miodrag Mladenović; #3 – Aleksandr Sygurov; s#3-7 – Živko Janevski; h#4-8 – Zlatko Mihajloski (a reserve judge for any section – Hans Gruber). Entries for any of the above tourneys should be sent by 1 October 2016: Zoran Gavrilovski, ul. “Karpoševo vostanie” br. 4 (zgrada A3), vlez 3, stan 10, MK-1020 Skopje, Macedonia (or by e-mail to mprobl@yahoo.com).

The tourney brochure with the awards and the total ladder will be published in 2016 and all participants will receive the preliminary awards by e-mail. The authors of honoured problems will receive the tourney brochure by snail mail and the best-placed authors (in particular section(s) or the total ladder) will also receive some issues of “The Macedonian Problemist” as a modest magazine-prize.


Originals 02-180916

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

2-18th of September, 2016

  • (18.09) No.1022.1 – Vincenzo Tinebra (#2; Circe; Antelope; Giraffe; Grasshopper; Lion; Locust; Nightrider). The original problem is related to JF-2016(I), and the version was shown in the comments before the end of that period, so, in spite of the late official publication I’ve agreed with the judge to relate the version to the old period too. Dedicated to Stephen Emmerson.
  • (15.09) No.1126 – Valerio Agostini & Gabriele Brunori (h#2; Gnu; Black Oscillating Kings). The first time on JF the Oscillating Kings: After each move the Kings exchange their places.
  • (14.09) No.1124, 1125 – Erich Bartel. Two serial problems: No.1124 (ser-==6; Circe Chameleon; Madrasi RI; Alphabetic Chess), No.1125 (ser-s#15; Circe Equipollents; White Minimummer; Marguerite).
  • (11.09) No.1123 – Igor Kochulov (h#3; Lion; Koeko). Super AUW.
  • (03.09) No.1122 – Gani Ganapathi (PG 9).
  • (03.09) No.1121 – Anatoly Stepochkin (h#2; Grasshopper; Lion).
  • (02.09) No.1120 – Aleksey Oganesjan (hs#5). hs# Valladao of 9 pieces.

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 informal fairy tournament JF-2016(II) – Franz PachlThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


5th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2017 (C 1.2.2017)

FIDE-logo5th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2017 (C 1.2.2017)

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 5th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2017 in eight sections.

The tournament is coordinated with the WFCC Presidium and is a part of the joint efforts by FIDE and WFCC for the popularization and development of chess composition worldwide.

The tournament sections and judges are as follows: → more…


Originals 26-270816

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

26-27th of August, 2016

  • (27.08) No.1119 – Krassimir Gandev (h#2; Locust; Giraffe; Nightrider; Super Pawn; Dummy; Grasshopper). A task of 7 solutions.
  • (26.08) No.1118 – Anatoly Stepochkin (h#3; Rose; KoeKo).

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 informal fairy tournament JF-2016(II) – Franz PachlThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


Gligor Denkovski Memorial Tourney

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The announcement

Gligor Denkovski Memorial Tourney

To commemorate the 70th birthday of Gligor Denkovski (20 August 1946 – 15 January 2015), a formal composing tourney is announced in three sections.

Section A: Orthodox proof games, showing a combination of at least one typical retro theme and at least one theme or motif traditionally seen in other problem genres. Judge: Kostas Prentos.

Section B: Orthodox helpmate threemovers (h#2.5–3) with free theme. Judge: Nikola Predrag.

Section C: Orthodox selfmates (s#2–n) with free theme. Judge: Miodrag Mladenović.

Closing date for all sections is 31 March 2017.
Entries should be sent to Ivan Denkovski, email:
denkovski@hotmail.com


Originals 16-220816

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

16-22nd of August, 2016

  • (22.08) No.1117 – Miodrag Mladenović (hs=4.5). Without fairy pieces/conditions.
  • (21.08) No.1114.1 – Anatoly Stepochkin & Juraj Lörinc (h#2.5; Grasshopper; Lion). An improved version of No.1114.
  • (20.08) No.1116 – Gani Ganapathi (h#2; Locust; Castling Chess).
  • (18.08) No.1115 – Vitaly Medintsev (hs#4). Without fairy pieces/conditions.
  • (16.08) No.1114 – Anatoly Stepochkin (h#2; Grasshopper; Lion).
  • (16.08) No.1113 – Ladislav Packa (h#2.5*; Take&Make).
  • (16.08)  Fairings No.49 – Chris Feather, distributed by Stephen Emmerson, is added to the Articles section!

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 informal fairy tournament JF-2016(II) – Franz PachlThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


Longest Series Tournament

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Here we are… 5 years later ! I hope all of you are doing fine… I am glad to be back after such a long time, to organize once more a series tournament that is so much fun for many of us. Thanks to Arno for the gentle push.

This time around it will be somewhat different… it will basically be a 4-in-1 tournament, presenting 4 completely different themes. Each one of those could be part of a tournament all by itself.” →See more…


Originals 120816

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

12th of August, 2016

So much delighted to welcome two new authors in JF’s Original problems section:
Marjan Kovačević and Valery Gurov! Thank you very much!

  • (12.08) No.1112 – Valery Gurov, Georgy Evseev, Dmitri Turevski, Boris Shorokhov (h#2; Take&Make).
  • (12.08) No.1111 – Julia Vysotska, Marjan Kovačević (#2; Chameleon).

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 informal fairy tournament JF-2016(II) – Franz PachlThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.