Update to My Problems !
(01.09) 1 more problem is added to My Problems section. You can see it by direct link also – my problem No.9.
(31.08)Have added 3 more problems to my list in My Problems section. I hope, I haven’t done any mistakes when trying to do everything faster. Please let me know if any link doesn’t work. Thanks!!
(30.08) When created a site, I’ve planned to add my published problems here. But with all other activities never had time. Now I’ve decided at least to start!
For now the very first 5 my published problems (4 of them are orthodox helpmates) are added in My Problems section. Hopefully, I will add all the problems in 2-3 weeks. Most likely, I’m the most interested person in this section. It is my memory.. and seems like several first problems for me are the most meaningful. I have written some comments to them. And could write much more! The fact is that I remember the time of composing them much better, than for some recent problems I have. I believe, it is the same for many of you.. Or?
2 “solving days” in Riga – 23-24.Aug -
for those, who never solved before!
This post is dedicated to Latvians (Rigans really), who participates in the project IGRA.lv. (“igra” in Russian = game). This is not about chess at all! Commands, who participate in the game, have to do many very different things. This time a pre-game to get the additional bonus was to solve a fairy problem!
The problem above was composed for this game. So, it was impossible to find a ready solution in the internet. The only information the commands have got was that this is a helpmate (they had to find what it is), has 2 solutions of 2 moves, and a strange figure on d1,h1 was called a “shaman” with a given definition how it moves (in reality it was a simple Lion, but it was also not easy to find out it). The author was not mentioned as well.
Click here to see how the problem was presented to the commands by the organizers of this game (in Russian only). And click on the diagram to see the problem with solution.
- As I know, at least 2 commands have really solved the problem themselves. Congratulations to you!!! I hope you enjoyed the solving and the happiness at the moment when you have found the right solution!
- I was also surprised a lot to see about 10 of you at my site, and you were on the right way looking at fairy terms and at popeye solving program! As I was told, some of you have solved a problem using solving software! So, you have done 2 things: have found the right name of the fairy piece, have learned how to install and to use a program! Congratulations to you too!! It is not that easy if you do it for the first time.
As I know for now, about 7 commands have submitted the right solution. But I don’t know how many commands participated in total.
Dear participants, I had fun during your time of solving… And now I wish you good luck in the real game you have this night!!!
Thank you for solving! – Julia
My dear Friends,
One of the most significant chess-events of the year is coming – just one month left till
The 55th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC)
and 36th World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC)
in Kobe, Japan!
The Congress takes place from September 15th to September 22th, 2012.
(WCSC on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 18th and 19th.)
Attention: Composing tourneys are starting to appear there!
I like how the WCCC2012 site is decorated with the sakura-like flowers and colors.