Originals 230918

 


Original Problems

23rd of September, 2018

  • (23.09) No.1328 – Mario Parrinello (PG 15 ; Glasgow Chess ; Berolina pawns).
  • (23.09) No.1327 – Franz Pachl & Dieter Müller (h#2 ; Take&MakeChess ; Grasshopper, Equihopper, Moose).

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-2018/II: Kjell Widlert. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 15-180918

 


Original Problems

15-18th of September, 2018

  • (18.09) No.1326 – Stephen Emmerson (PG 4.5; Horizontal Symmetry Circe). 
  • (16.09) No.1325 – Daniel Papack (h#2; Circe, AntiCirce). Composed by Daniel after his joint work no.1313. Leaving the decision to the judge, if it can be considered as an independent original or version (JV).
  • (16.09) No.1324 – Michael Barth & Franz Pachl (hs#2.5; Disparate).
  • (16.09) Conflictio No.8 by Juraj Lörinc is added to the Articles page.
  • (15.09) No.1323 – Nicolas Dupont (Exact PG 10; Minimummer).
  • (15.09) No.1322 – Günther Weeth (-11 & #1 Proca; Anti-Circe).
  • (15.09) No.1318.1 – Alberto Armeni & Ladislav Packa (h#2 ; Anti-Circe). A new version to Alberto’s problem No.1318 saves 3 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 JF-2018/II: Kjell Widlert. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


“The Magic Wonder Masand Chess” – Quick TT-216 by SuperProblem

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Quick Composing TT-216 by SuperProblem

Tourney name: “The Magic Wonder Masand Chess
Stipulation: sections – А) #2-6, s#2-6, r#2-6; B) h#2-6; C) hs#2-6. In all sections, instead a stipulation “mate” (#), following stipulations are allowed: “stalemate” (=) and “double stalemate” (==).
Theme:  fairy problem with the condition Masand: “When a piece X by its move gives direct check, all pieces of the same color which are controlled by X, and all pieces of opposite color which are attacked by X, change color (except kings). A Rook, changed color in a corner, can participate in castling”. Fairy pieces and another fairy conditions are not allowed. In all sections multiple solutions are allowed if all the solutions are thematic. Twins of any type are allowed. Zero-positions are not allowed. Only problems tested by the program which supports the Masand condition (Popeye or WinChloe) can be accepted for the tourney. Each participant should indicate by what program his problem was tested. Depending on the amount and quality of the entries, there may be one award for all stipulations, or separate awards for different stipulations.
Judge: Petko Petkov | Closing date: October 15, 2018 | Download the announcement in English
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 in 2018 on the website http://superproblem.ru.


Informal tourneys by Sinfonie Scacchistiche 2019

The official A.P.I. Magazine is organizing an informal composition Tourney for 2019 in sections:
Two-moves [≠2] : Valerio AGOSTINI (Italy)
n-moves [≠n] : Grigory ATAYANTS (Russia)
Helpmate 2 moves [H≠2] : Francesco SIMONI (Italy)
Helpmate n-moves [H≠n] : Antonio GAROFALO (Italy) | Selfmate n-moves [S≠] : Stephen TAYLOR (England)
Section studies [win/draw] : Marco CAMPIOLI (Italy) | MTy Marino BORTOLOTTI
HS≠ n-moves [HS≠2-6] : Eric HUBER (Romania), Vlaicu CRISAN (Romania) | Retro : Marco BONAVOGLIA (Italy)

The deadline: 30/09/2019
The originals have to be sent to the director Valerio AGOSTINI only by e-mail. The problems will be published in the magazine: every composer will receive the copies of the publications and the awards (PDF version). It’s mandatory the declaration of the computer control (C+) of Popeye, WinChloe, Alybadix or others, for every problems (not for studies, of course).


The memories of 61st WCCC in Ohrid

Getting back into my daily work after a week on a beautiful Ohrid lake… 

These are the words I’ve heard from the congress participants: “one of the best congresses”, “absolutely wonderful place”, “much over my expectations”, “who could have expected it?..”  etc… And I shared such emotions very much, initially having no special expectations, more like doubts about going to the little town of the unknown far away country.. but! what a beautiful place it was! Thinking later how the nice warm place, friendly people around, old town on the hill covered with the flowers, ancient churches, blue lake surrounded by the mountains, tasty food, live music… it all easily covers all little imperfections in organization 🙂

Yes, I’d say it was very fairy congress, but not only because of the paradise-like place..  Oh, no, the most amazing were the organizers! Absolutely invisible men! Reminded me René J. Millour’s 1st Prize winner, No.838, although Rene had 11 Invisibles, but we had only 2, still much more complicated to find! 

Well, the serious or practical part of the event is already covered more or less in the recent posts at wfcc.ch. And I’ll put some more photos to the 42nd WCSC page soon. But here would gladly share the album I have, free to download if anybody is willing to.



Fairy informal tourneys in the frame of the 61st WCCC:


Murfatlar Tourney for fairy PGs (WCCC2018)

Murfatlar Tourney for fairy proof games

Theme: Proof games with Berolina Pawns are required. The genre can be combined with another genre, but fairy pieces are not accepted.
Prizes: bottles of Murfatlar, an appreciated Romanian wine | Details: In PDF document
Send entries by email until September 3rd to Paul Rãican, at quarpaz1@yahoo.fr (or to him personally during Congress).


Originals 05-110818

 

 


Original Problems

5-11th of August, 2018

  • (11.08) No.1321 – Karol Mlynka (h#2 ; White Supertransmuting King). Author also gives “the newest definition of Pressburger King.”
  • (11.08) No.1320 – Stephen Emmerson (#3 ; Locust). After Salai jr., Klemanič, Packa & Dragoun (No.1319).
  • (11.08) No.1319 – Ladislav Salai jr., Emil Klemanič, Ladislav Packa, Michal Dragoun (#3 ; Locust).
  • (10.08) No.1318 – Alberto Armeni (h#2 ; Anti-Circe).
  • (09.08) No.1317 – Anatoly Stepochkin (s#4 ; Maximummer).
  • (08.08) No.1316 – Gani Ganapathi & Nicolas Dupont  (PG 11.5 ; Immun Chess).
  • (08.08) No.1315 – K. Roméo Bedoni & Sébastien Luce (ser-h#21 ; Grasshopper; Alphabetic Chess). “First achievement of eight promotions in Grasshopper in series movers.” (Authors).
    Warm welcome to Roméo in Original problems section of JF!
  • (07.08) No.1314 – K. Seetharaman & S. K. Balasubramanian (h#2.5 ; Grasshopper; Take & Make).
  • (07.08) No.1313 – Armin Geister & Daniel Papack (hs#2 ; Circe, AntiCirce). “We would like to dedicate our work in memory of Grigorij Golin. Our chess friend was born in Riga (1921) and lived in Berlin for many years…” (Authors).
    Warm welcome to Armin & Daniel in Original problems section of JF!

  • (05.08) No.1312 – Daniel Novomesky (h#4 ; Lion). Let it be the day of nicely prepared problems and cute finals as well! 
  • (05.08) No.1311 – Václav Kotěšovec (ser-h#20 ; Kangaroo). You have to see the finals made by the 6 Kangaroos… but myself, on the first place, I always feel grateful to Václav for his care about the editor when sending problems: diagram & solutions, WinChloe db, Popeye notation and already prepared animation – as the selection of desserts for any taste! Thank you!
  • Conflictio No.7 by Juraj Lörinc is added to the Articles page.

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-2018/II: Kjell Widlert. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.