Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2017, C23.05.2017

BIT2017-GroupCBelgrade Internet Tourneys 2017

Composing Tourneys announced for the 12th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival 26th-28th May 2017 are split into 3 groups, including fairy Group C (HS#2.5 Max) which will be judged by solvers and composers themselves, in a special Composing-Solving-Judging contest on May 26th 2017, the first day of the Festival.

Group C – HS# Max 2.5, 2 Solutions Thematic condition: Help-selfmate Max is a new condition, with the help-play before the last two half-moves, presenting S#1 Maximummer (Black has to play the geometrically longest move).

The BIT 2017 will use the method of entering originals for the tourney directly to the Mat Plus website. Composers unable to use it may send their entries by email to the Mat Plus administrator: borislav.gadjanski@gmail.com. Deadline: May 23rd 2017.


Originals 16-220417

 

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Original Problems

 

16-22nd of April, 2017

  • (22.04) No.1211 – Gani Ganapathy & Juraj Lörinc (#2 ; AMU). With gratitude for the dedication to JF’s 5Y! (JV)
  • (22.04) No.1184.1 – Paul Rãican (-8 & s#1 Proca Retractor; Anti-Circe). Improved version of No.1184.
  • (17.04) No.1210 – Boris Shorokhov & Dmitri Turevski (h#5.5 ; Relegation Chess).
  • (16.04) No.1201.1 – Andrew Buchanan (h=3; C- ?). Improved version of No.1201.

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-2017(I) is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


CGSN – 70: Selected Chess Compositions

cgsn70-annCGSN – 70: Selected Chess Compositions
N.Shankar Ram

This e-booklet is a small tribute to CGSN, to celebrate his 70th birthday, which was on 24-Mar-2017. The 70 compositions included here form approximately 25% of his total oeuvre. I hope my selection captures his best and delights all readers.

CGSN, C.G.S.Narayanan, Chithathur Gopalan Sathyanarayanan is one of the world’s eminent chess problem composers. His main area of interest being the orthodox 2-mover, in the modern style, with changed mates and cyclic relationships. He is also strong in the orthodox 3-mover, which he started composing in the late 90s. He also composes to a smaller extent in other areas like helpmates, selfmates and fairies. Whatever be the area, his problems are marked by excellent construction, originality, economy and good solving difficulty. He avoids the hyper modern style where the content takes priority over other aspects…


Originals 10-160417

 

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Original Problems

 

10-16th of April, 2017

Problems for JF’s 5 years jubilee, published with gratitude:

  • (16.04) No.1209 – Claude Beaubestre (h#4 ; Einstein Chess, Equipollents Circe).
  • (15.04) No.1208 – Peter Harris (hs#2; Sentinels, Super-Circe, Anti-Andernach, Isardam).
  • (14.04) No.1207 – Michael Grushko (ser-h#8 ; Phantom Chess, Ghost Chess).
  • (14.04) No.1206 – Ladislav Packa (h=2 ; Anti-Circe).
  • (14.04) No.1205 – Petko A. Petkov (s#6 vv ; Immun Chess).
  • (12.04) No.1204 – Kenneth Solja (h#4.5* ; KoeKo White Maximummer).
  • (11.04) No.1203 – Igor Kochulov (hs#3.5 ; LEO, PAO, VAO, NAO).

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-2017(I) is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


JF’s 5 years jubilee

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JF’s 5 years jubilee

It feels like so recently I proudly wrote about JF’s first year, but today this website celebrates the first real jubilee, 5 years.. and I don’t know where to start from..

What is JF for me? As a growing baby, requiring time and care, it is making me glad, and more and more busy, in the same time. I have some figures and facts to be proud of, like number 1200 in the section of originals (an average of 2 publications in 3 days); then average of 120 visits per day (about 80 unique ones) from 27-30 countries; 15 informal competitions and 5 thematic ones; animated solutions implemented since June 2014 with Dmitri Turevski’s help…
more…

JV-BelgradeRunning the site, publishing different kinds of fairy problems, and announcements, I feel like learning all the time. But getting to know all of you who help me, who contribute to JF, who are part of “JF’s community”, means even more! The names, so many, from so different countries, turned into alive persons. And I know, this is in the both directions. Some years ago (2, 3?) I started seeing the references to Julia’s Fairies publications as simply: JF… The independent life of these two letters still means a lot to me.


Originals 05-080417

 

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Original Problems

 

5-8th of April, 2017

  • (08.04) No.1202 – Vitaly Medintsev (hs#3.5). “…model chameleon-echo mates.” (Author)
  • (08.04) No.1201 – Andrew Buchanan (h=3; C- ?). “C+ Popeye 4.75, together with retro logic…” (Author)
  • (08.04) No.1200 – Geoff Foster (s#11; Alphabetic Chess). “The white Bishop does a ‘staircase’…” (Author)
  • (05.04) No.1199 – Eugene Rosner (#2*; AMU). “…pure AMU defenses for the thematic mates” (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-2017(I) is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Petko A. Petkov 75JT Award

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PAP 75JT AWARD

StrateGems-logoPetko A. Petkov 75th Jubilee Tourney Award
(by Petko A. Petkov)

StrateGems announces the Award of the jubilee tourney of its esteemed editor Petko A. Petkov (born February 27th, 1942 in Dobrich, Bulgaria). 

The director of the tournament, Chief Editor of StrateGems, Mike Prcic, thanks all participants and congratulates the winners.

“Forty-six composers, from sixteen countries participate in this tourney. I want to express my warm gratitude to the many of my friends-composers who sent exactly 100 memorable originals (for all three sections) for participation in my jubilee tourney. I also express my heartfelt thanks to the organizer of this remarkable event, StrateGems, as well to my dear friend Mike Prcic, who directed the tourney.” (Petko A. Petkov)


Originals 09-210317

 

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Original Problems

 

9-21th of March, 2017

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  • (21.03) No.1198 – Geoff Foster (s#22; Alphabetic Chess). “It might be the first time that ABC Chess has been used in a selfmate (there are no examples in WinChloe)!” (Author)
  • (18.03) No.1197 – Aleksey Oganesjan (h=4).
  • (18.03) No.1196 – Sébastien Luce (h==4,5; Jaguar). Dedicated to Abdelaziz Onkoud, the Jaguar of Tremblay.
    “Normally, playing chess is a quiet game…” (Author)
  • (15.03) No.1195 – Neal Turner (s#2; Royal Grasshopper; SAT).
  • (09.03) No.1194 – Karol Mlynka (h#2; Locust; Super-Transmuting King).
  • (09.03) No.1193 – Franz Pachl (hs#3; Neutral Nightrider & Zebra; Circe). So much grateful for the dedication! Is it fair I’ve got the both – the recent Award of JF made in amazingly short time and this beautiful problem?
  • (09.03) No.1192 – Václav Kotěšovec (ser-h#14; Grasshopper; Kangaroo).

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-2017(I) is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Munich Fairy Chess Tournament 2017

mpk-Blaetter-annAnnouncement Munich Fairy Chess Tournament 2017
Argentinian chess or Argentinian pieces

Required are helpmates h#n in 2 or more moves on a 8×8 board with the fairy condition Argentinian chess or the Argentinian pieces señora, faro, loco as well as saltador. The theme is free. Further fairy pieces and fairy conditions are not accepted. Problems in more than one phase are allowed, whether with set play, multiple solutions, twinnings or some combination of those methods. →Announcement (PDF)

Judge: Franz Pachl | Tournament director: Rolf Kohring | Closing date: December 31th, 2017
Submissions should be sent to mpk-blaetter@gmx.de or Rolf Kohring, Bolkamer Straße 5a, D-83104 Tuntenhausen, Germany.


AWARD JF-2016/II

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Preliminary Award JF-2016/II

Dear Friends,
I believe I have a very nice surprise to you (same as it was for me), as who could expect to see the Award in a few months after the end of informal tournament? From 87 problems judged 34 problems rewarded, and the Award with diagrams is fully prepared for publication by the judge: 

The Award of Julia’sFairies-2016/II
by Franz Pachl

My sincerest gratitude to the judge, and congratulations to all authors of rewarded problems! As always, I’m inviting all readers to give a feedback to the authors of published problems, to tell what you like in the problems, 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