Originals 13-150919

 


Original Problems

13-15th of September, 2019

  • (15.09) No.1442 – Joost de Heer (SPG 6.5 ; Assassin Chess).
  • (14.09) No.1441 – Daniel Papack (#2 ; Immun Chess RexInclusiv). “Inspired by H. Gockel” (Author)
  • (13.09) No.1440 – Günther Weeth & Klaus Wenda (-14 & #1 ; Proca Retractor Anti-Circe Cheylan). Dedicated to Andreas Thoma, inspired by his article „Chasing the black King
  • (13.09) No.1439 – Andreas Thoma (-5 & s=1 ; Proca Retractor Anti-Circe Cheylan). Klaus Wenda zum 78. Geburtstag gewidmet / Dedicated to Klaus Wenda’s 78th birthday

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-2019/II: Petko Petkov. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan


feenschach-70 Jubilee Tourney – C29.02.2020

feenschachlogo feenschach-70 Jubilee Tourney

feenschach turns 70 this year, and so feenschach editorial team announced a Jubilee Tourney dealing with the new fairy condition make&take invented at Andernach 2019.

Stipulated are problems with the condition “make&take”. Additional fairy pieces and/or conditions will be accepted.

Closing date: February 29, 2020. | Judges: Thomas Brand, bernd ellinghoven, Hans Gruber.
Controller: Ulrich Ring – please send your contributions via email to feenschach-70@rxng.de
“Internal duals” (ambiguous paths to the capture target) should be avoided. The extent to which they reduce the value is decided by the judges on a case-by-case basis.
Prizes: feenschach subscriptions or FEE=NIX books (if still available) | Announcement in PDF in German / English.


Originals 05-100919

 


Original Problems

05-10th of September, 2019

Problems by János Mikitovics, Andreas Thoma, Günther Weeth & Klaus Wenda, Joost de Heer coming soon!

  • (10.09) No.1438 – Linden Lyons (=2 ; Grasshopper). Setplay, tries and variations.
  • (08.09) No.1437 – Anatoly Stepochkin (hs#3.5). Without fairy elements for relaxing Sunday’s night!
  • (08.09) No.1436 – Chris Feather (ser-h#23 ; Circe Equipollents). “I think it should be enjoyable for solvers – at least, I hope so!” (Author)
  • (07.09) No.1435 – Michael Barth & Franz Pachl (h#2 ; Senora, Faro, Loco, Saltador). 13 Argentinian pieces on the board!
  • (07.09) No.1434 – Bernd Gräfrath (PG 13 ; Duellist Chess). “NOT SENT to the Murfatlar tourney at the WCCC 2019 in Vilnius!” (Author)
  • (06.09) No.1433 – Jean-Marie Chorein (ser-h=43). Warm welcome to Jean-Marie in Original Problems of JF!
  • (06.09) Conflictio No.18 (31.08.2019) by Juraj Lörinc is added to the Articles page. “It contains the article by Narayan Shankar Ram on Jacobs theme, enjoy. And please, let me know what you think about such long articles – is the size of the file acceptable (about 1 MB) or should I divide it into more issues next time?” (J.Lorinc). Replaced with the new version on 07.09: “Various kinds of improvements were possible thanks to feedback of some of you. The most important change is correct diagram No 342 that was plainly wrong in the first version and I would also like to point swap of diagrams 242 and 306.” (J.Lorinc)
  • (05.09) No.1432 – Václav Kotěšovec (h#9 ; Eagle ; White Maximummer). 4-fold exact echo in four corners. (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-2019/II: Petko Petkov. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan


62.WCCC in Vilnius

I believe many people share the same feeling, that the 62.WCCC was absolutely wonderfully organized in Vilnius! Thanks a lot to Lithuanian team and especially to Vilimantas and Vidmantas Satkus!

There’re some post on the official website, I tried to make during the congress. The final page for the 43.WCSC is just finished. The 4.YCCC was a great work to boast: Results (PDF) | Photo gallery

You’re free to use any of my photos from Vilnius 2019 album (with some accent on Latvian solvers, of course 😉 )

After finishing most of works related to the Congress coming back to publications on JF. Thank you for your patience! – Julia


The 19th Japanese Sake Tourney Award

Theme: H#2 Point Reflection. Fairy pieces and/or other fairy conditions are not allowed.

THE AWARD

The 19th Japanese Sake Tourney

IN THE FRAMES OF WCCC 2019

We received 65 problems, a new record for our Sake tourney. The level was very good overall, in spite of the lack of outstanding problems. We decided to give 4 Prizes, 3 Honorable Mentions and 14 Commendations (without order). The new condition Point Reflection, which was invented by a young Japanese composer Hiryu Todoroki, got praises from many composers as “great,” “inspiring,” “very interesting and promising.”

Tadashi Wakashima, Toshiki Kobayashi and Hitoshi Yanami


16th TZUICA TOURNEY AWARD – 2019

Theme: Helpself compositions (hs#n/hs=n) with at least three (stale)mates by the same piece on different squares.

THE AWARD

Tzuica Tourney 2019

IN THE FRAMES OF WCCC 2019

69 problems by 35 composers from 14 countries have taken part in this tourney. We initially thought that the theme was rather difficult, but the number of entries seems to have proven that we were wrong. As usual we awarded problems that showed the theme intensively and we praised rich strategy as well as a good and pleasant construction, with all white or black officers used in the solutions. Interplay must also play a role in the solution. Some entries with small constructional blemishes, such as unused white / black figures in at least one phase have been sadly left out of the present award. We hope, however, their authors will be able to find out improved settings and even win prizes in other tournaments.

Eric Huber & Vlaicu Crisan


Originals 03-060819

 


Original Problems

03rd-06th of August, 2019

  • (06.08) No.1431 – Manfred Rittirsch (h#2.5** ; Double Grashopper ; Circe Parrain). “The move count of the attached problem did not match the Rallo-80 JT requirements… Dedicated to Vito Rallo for his 80th Birthday” (Author)
  • (04.08) No.1430 – Chris Feather (ser-h#25 ; PWC, AntiCirce Diagram). The new effect?
  • (04.08) No.1429 – Dmitri Turevski (h#2 ; Nightrider, Zebrarider ; Andernach, Take&Make). Logical; tries.
  • (03.08) No.1428 – N.Shankar Ram (#3 ; Nightrider, Zebra). “Only 2 “classical” fairy pieces used…” (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-2019/II: Petko Petkov. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan


17th TT by Phénix (C 1.04.2020)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE
17th THEMATIC TOURNEY

The team of Phénix announces its 17th Thematic Tourney. Compositions of problems are requested with the Breton condition (or one of its three variations).

Breton : When a piece is captured, one piece of same nature and the same capturing camp must also disappear (if there is one). The choice of the eliminated piece is made by the captured camp. | Adverse Breton : When a piece is captured, another piece (of same nature) of the captured camp must also disappear (if there is one). | Chromatic Breton : When a piece is captured, a piece of same nature and of the capturing camp (if there is one) must change color. | Adverse Chromatic Breton : When a piece is captured, another piece of same nature and of the captured camp (if there is one) must change color.

  • Section A – directs mates. Judges : Maryan Kerhuel and Laurent Riguet
  • Section B – fairy stipulations, conditions of any kind are accepted. Judges : Éric Huber and Vlaicu Crişan

Limitation of 5 problems per author in each section. | Final date of entries is April 1st 2020 | Announcement in English | Announcement in French | The problems must be sent to the tourney Director : Laurent Riguet, travailphenix@gmail.com