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.


6th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2018 – Fairies

FIDE-logo6th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2018 – Fairies

I hope, it will be a nice surprise for many of you tonight, the preliminary results of section G-Fairies of the 6th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2018 by Vlaicu Crişan! The winners of the competition are: Gold medal – Borislav Gadjanski (Serbia), Silver medal –  Petko Petkov (Bulgaria), Bronze medal – Boris Shorokhov (Russia). 

My sincere congratulations to the authors of rewarded problems!


Originals 090418

 


Original Problems

 

9th of April, 2018

Some retro problems will be published by the end of this week, I apologize to the authors for the delay in publication.

  • (09.04) No.1294.1 – Dmitri Turevski & René J. Millour (#21; Black Maximummer, White Maximummer). A new version of problem No.1294 offered in the comments. The judge of JF-10/2017-3/2018, Shankar Ram, has accepted this version for his competition.

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.


JF-10/2017-03/2018: statistics by NSR

 


Original Problems

 

1st of April, 2018

Dear authors, readers, one more fairy tournament, JF-10/2017-3/2018, has just ended on the 31st of March. Some statistics already provided by the judge, N.Shankar Ram:

Problems (including 3 revisions): 53 | Composers: 42 | Countries: 19

Help Play: 41 | Antagonistic Play: 12 😞

With Fairy Pieces: 35 | Without Fairy Pieces: 18

With Fairy Conditions: 27 | Without Fairy Conditions: 26
(This justifies the recent WFCC plan to split the Album judging on the above basis!)

Tanagra (<=5 pieces): 17 | Miniature (>5, <=7): 7 | Meredith (>7, <=12): 10 | Other (>12): 19


The next fairy tournament starts after a break, on the 1st of July (the judge: Kjell Widlert). Some more retro problems will be published during this break same as information about other fairy events and competitions – Julia.


Originals 24-300318

 


Original Problems

 

24-30th of March, 2018

Dear authors, would like to remind that current fairy tournament, JF-10/2017-3/2018, ends on the 31st of March. The next one starts after a break, on the 1st of July (the judge: Kjell Widlert) – Julia

  • (30.03) No.1294 – Dmitri Turevski  (#21; Black Maximummer, White Maximummer).
  • (30.03) No.1293 – Hubert Gockel  (#2; AMU).
  • (30.03) No.1292 – Karol Mlynka  (h#3; Senora). Senora is Argentinian Queen, the opposite to Chinese Leo.
  • (24.03) No.1291 – Anatoly Stepochkin  (s#7; Cardinal; Maximummer, KoeKo). 4 twins with 5 pieces on the board.

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