Originals 03-041216

 

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Original Problems

 

3-4th of December, 2016

  • (04.12) No.1162 – Ján Kovalič & Imrich Bandžuch (h#3; Tibet Chess). Warm welcome to Imrich in Original problems section of JF!
  • (03.12) No.1161 – Erich Bartel (ser-h#16; Alphabetic Chess; Anti-Circe).

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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.


Originals 26-271116

 

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Original Problems

 

26-27th of November, 2016

  • (27.11) Fairings No.51 – Chris Feather, distributed by Stephen Emmerson, is added to the Articles section!
  • (27.11) No.1160 – Stephan Dietrich (#4; Triton; Marine Knight; Poseidon).
  • (26.11) No.1158, 1159 – Chris Feather. Two problems related in theme, No.1158 (ser-h#21*; Circe Equipollents; Alphabetic Chess) and No.1159 (ser-h#18; Circe Equipollents; Alphabetic Chess).

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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.


Award “Seven chess notes” – 2015 (RUS)

7chessnotes2015-annThe results of the annual competition 2015,
conducted by the magazine “Семь шахматных нот” (“Seven chess notes”)

“На конкурс поступило 59 задач-сказок от 21 автора из 10 стран: Болгария, Венгрия, Германия, Израиль, Италия, Россия, Сербия, Словакия, Франция, Чехия. В этом году уровень конкурса оказался немного ниже, чем в прошлые годы.” (the judge, Michael Grushko)


Originals 10-121116

 

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Original Problems

 

10-12th of November, 2016

  • (12.11) No.1157 – Peter Harris (hs#2; Maximummer; Sentinels Pion Advers; Anti-Circe; Super-Circe; Anti-Andernach).
  • (11.11) No.1156 – S.K.Balasubramanian & Vlaicu Crișan (h#2; Circe; Madrasi; Take & Make). Take&Make in all moves.
  • (10.11) No.1155 – Juraj Brabec (h#2.5; Grasshopper; LEO).

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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.


AWARD JF-2015/II

Preliminary Award JF-2015/II

Preliminary Award JF-2015/II

Dear Friends, I have a pleasure to announce

The Award of Julia’sFairies-2015/II
by Ofer Comay

The selection of 40 out of 127 fairy problems of different kinds! A tremendous work done by the judge, Ofer Comay, in so short period of time! 

This is the first Award of JF I have a pleasure to publish for you this year, dear readers and participants of JF’s competitions, and I’m sure you will enjoy this presentation of 40 problems selected as the very best! I have to tell that the both competitions of 2015, I and II, have the biggest number of problems since the first year of JF, 2012, with about 200 problems judged by N.Shankar Ram.

I’m very grateful to the judge, and I heartily congratulate all authors of rewarded problems! My special thanks to all commentators for your interesting questions, creative ideas, and all good words to the authors of published problems! Finally, I would very much like to invite all readers to give a feedback to the authors of published problems, to tell those good words about the problems you liked, remembering that not only the improvements or critics are of the main importance.

The Award is provisional and will become final after one month. – Julia


Originals 04-051116

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

4-5th of November, 2016

  • (05.11) No.1154 – Peter Harris (h#1.5; White Maximummer; Sentinels Pion Advers; Anti-Circe; Super-Circe; Anti-Andernach). “I have dedicated it to he whose comments I cannot follow!” (Author)
  • (04.11) No.1152, 1153 – Erich Bartel. Just 4 pieces in each problem: No.1152 (ser-h#27; Marguerite; Circe Equipollents); No.1153 (hs#3; Nightrider; Gnu; Madrasi RI).

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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.


Originals 11-311016

 

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Original Problems

 

11-31th of October, 2016

  • (31.10) No.1150, 1151 – Harald Grubert. Two miniatures: No.1150 (h#3.5; Eagle; Sparrow; Moose); No.1151 (h#3; Imitator). Warm welcome to Harald in Original Problems section of JF!
  • (26.10) No.1148, 1149 – N.Shankar Ram. Two problems in 2 moves: No.1148 (r#2); No.1149 (#2; Nightrider).
  • (25.10) No.1147 – Peter Harris (hs=5.5; Maximummer; Sentinelles Pion Advers). Dedicated to Seetharaman.
  • (24.10) No.1146 – Paul Rãican (PG 16.5; Masand).
  • (23.10) No.1145 – Ya’aqov Mintz (PG 4.5).
  • (19.10) No.1144 – Peter Harris (h#6; Royal piece; KoeKo). “In the January 2006 issue of The Problemist John Rice wrote an article “Kolner Kontaktschach (Koeko)” that featured a problem by the inventor HeinzZander and 6 of mine – 3 for illustration and 3 for solving. A book prize was offered for the best solutions and comments. (Eric Huber won the prize).” (P.H.)
  • (16.10) No.1143 – Peter Harris (h#7/h=6; Royal piece; KoeKo; Maximummer; Sentinelles Pion Advers).
  • (11.10) No.1142 – Andrey Zhuravlev, Valery Shanshin & Gennady Egorov (h#2; PWC). Warm welcome to all three authors in Original problems section of JF!

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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.


Encoding fairy chess symbols in Unicode

fairy-chess-unicode-annEncoding fairy chess symbols in Unicode

There is an initiative by Garth Wallace to make a proposal for Unicode Consortium to encode fairy chess symbols. WFCC have supported the idea, and we need community input. If interested, please join a discussion in a Google group:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/fairy-chess-unicode

Iļja Ketris [Posted @ MatPlus Forum, Oct 10, 2016]


Originals 01-091016

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

1-9th of October, 2016

  • (09.10) No.1141 – Peter Harris (h=1.5; Super-Circe; Anti-Andernach; Isardam). With gratitude for the dedication!
  • (07.10) No.1140 – Sébastien Luce (h#3; PWC; Take&Make). Black King in 4 corners.
  • (05.10) No.1139 – Oliver Sick (ser-#83; Argentinian Chess; Saltador; Faro; Loco; Senora). The first demonstration of Argentinian Chess on JF is No.1089,1090 by Oliver.
  • (04.10) No.1137, 1138 – Erich Bartel. Two miniatures: No.1137 (ser-s#14; Circe Equipollents; Alphabetic Chess; Fers; Grasshopper; Equihopper), No.1138 (ser-==10; Circe Equipollents; Madrasi; Nightrider).
  • (03.10) No.1136 – Georgy Evseev & Boris Shorokhov (h#2; PWC; Non-stop Equihopper). Four phases with cyclic anti-dual choice.
  • (03.10) No.1135 – Andrew Buchanan (h#5; Chess4E71) with some additions to the definition of Chess4E71 given in No.1127.
  • (01.10)  Fairings No.50 – Chris Feather, distributed by Stephen Emmerson, is added to the Articles section!
  • (01.10) No.1133, 1134 – Vito Rallo. Two miniatures: No.1133 (h#2; Annan Chess; Grasshopper); No.1134 (h#2; Messigny Chess).

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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.


Originals 19-270916

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

19-27rd of September, 2016

  • (27.09) No.1132 – Alberto Armeni (=3; Circe; Madrasi; Maximummer). Babson task.
  • (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.