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Updates as of 30.Oct-02.Nov, 2012:

Isn’t it a week of Superguards-problems? 🙂

  • (02.11) See one more nice composition with superguards by C.G.S.Narayanan – No.161 ! Gratitude to the author!
  • (31.10) I’m happy to show you one more superguards original problem! I believe, it will be very useful for those, who are going to participate in the Superguards Tourney. Thanks a lot to the great Master, Petko A. Petkov! And enjoy a Meredith problem – No.160 !
  • (30.10) Welcome to India’s leading composer – C.G.S.Narayanan! See the first superguards problem published anywhere (not counting the examples in Tourney announcement) – No.159 !
  • Superguards Tourney and the announcement by A.P.I. about new closing date for Enzo Minerva-50 JT 2012 are added to the Tourneys section.
  • Also, I’ve added a page with tourneys’ results available from the top of the Tourneys page. There’re just a few results for now. But hopefully, will be more soon!  
  • (31.10) I’ve added 2 more of my published problems, h# with Mao/Moa again, which are like a series of problems together with recently shown No.30:
    No.31 – MAO, MOA, Locust, Lions pieces;
    No.32 – MAO, MOA, PAO, VAO pieces. 

Superguards-tourney


To celebrate his birthday and his fairy invention Superguards,
K.Seetharaman, (India) announces
a Theme Tourney for problems featuring Superguards,

the new Fairy Condition.

Definition of Superguards:

Any piece (including Kings and pawns), which is observed by another piece of the same color cannot be captured. Pinned pieces also observe.

The tourney will have two sections:

Section A is for Directmates in Two or Three moves.

Section B is for Helpplay problems of up to three moves, of the following types:

Helpmates, Helpselfmates, Help-stalemates and Help-selfstalemates.

Twins allowed in Section A. Twins and multisolutions (but no Zero positions) allowed in Section B. No other fairy conditions or fairy pieces are allowed.

Judge: K.Seetharaman

Computer-tested problems may be sent to the Tourney Director Mr.C.G.S.Narayanan (India) by email. <cgsnarayanan@hotmail.com> At present Superguards problems can be checked in WinChloe. (version 3.20).

Book prizes will be awarded.

All participants will receive the award by email.

Closing date of the Tourney March 18, 2013.  

→See the the full announcement with examples of Superguards problems HERE!

Welcome to participate!!


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Updates as of 28.Oct, 2012:

Today I’ve added some more of my published problems. You can see 30 of them in My Problems section, or the last problems added directly from here:

  • No.24 – Playing with AndernachChess
  • No.25 – AndernachChess in HS-problem
  • No.26 – Composed for Olympic Tourney, but didn’t get anything; I still like it!
  • No.28 – Neutral PAOs are “eating” each other
  • No.30 – A complicated problem with MAO, MOA and Locust pieces!

The first snow is here, in Riga, starting Friday… 🙂


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Updates as of 24-25.Oct, 2012:

  • (25.10) Let me show you my own funny problem – promotions into Chameleons with Anti-Andernach effects – No.158. Your comments are always welcome!
  • (25.10) Warm welcome to Chris Feather in Original problems section! I’ve a pleasure to show you a 4-men problem by Chris – No.157! Enjoy! And thanks a lot to the author!
  • (24.10) I’m happy to see Pierre Tritten on the site again! Enjoy h#2 without fairy pieces, but with a dynamic Take & Make strategy – No.156! Thank you, Pierre!

You can click on the Original Problems tab on the top to see the whole list of published problems. Problem numbers are links to the problems – click on any number to see the problem. Standard search using Ctrl+F also works for the list.


(16.10) The Thematic tourney Julia’sFairies-HSP-2012 is closed. See my post about participants of the tourney! Thanks again to all authors! And.. I’d appreciate your ideas for the next tourneys!! But for now – we’re waiting for the results!


New: Forum

Dear Friends,

I’ve just added a Forum to the site!

Still not sure if it might be interesting or not, but probably have to try to find out! 🙂

For now I’ve created some groups there, but any changes are possible of course! I’d appreciate your suggestions about the topics to add! 

TOP menu of the site is almost full and I don’t like to create the second line for it for now, so I’ve added a link to the Forum on the right part, right above Recent Posts.

You need a registration to post anything to the forum. If you have registered on the site (on the bottom part of the right area) – the same registration works for the forum. The Login on the welcome screen of the forum can be used instead of general Login on the site. 

I’ve tested it a little. But, I’m afraid, some errors are still possible. Please be patient! And I’d be grateful for your help in testing!

Sincerely, Julia


Sant’Ambrogio-2012

The 5th Sant’Ambrogio 2012
Chess Problems Meeting

The 5th Sant’Ambrogio 2012 Chess Problems Meeting will take place in Milan from Thursday December 6th to Sunday December 9th.
 
All chess problems/studies composers, solvers, enthusiasts from Italy and the world are invited to the 5th Sant’Ambrogio Chess Problems Meeting that will take place in Milan, Admiral Hotel from Thursday December 6th to Sunday December 9th.
On Friday night there will be a quick composing tourney (judge Mario Parrinello) Two composing tourneys will be announced on December 6th (judges Chris Feather and Antonio Garofalo) The Italian Quick Solving Championship will take place on Saturday 8th at 15:00. The rest of the program is free.
The purpose is to have three/four days for meeting each other and talking of chess composition! Of course there will be mini-lectures, composing tourneys etc. ” 
 

Go to Eteroscacco on line website to see all the information about Sant’Ambrogio 2012.  
 
Enjoy the last year’s bulletin(4MB!!) of Sant’Ambrogio 2011 Chess Problems Meeting.
 

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Updates as of 15-21.Oct, 2012:

  • (21.10) After 2 months I’m happy to present you one more problem by  Semion ShifrinEnjoy an interesting thematic play of LEOs and NAOs in No.155!
  • (20.10) Welcome to world-known Serbian author Borislav GadjanskiSee a problem where all pieces are Chinese! –  No.154.
  • (17.10) I’m happy to show you a nice problem by Nikola Predrag! See an interesting play of black batteries and Dentist-theme presented in No.153! 

You can click on the Original Problems tab on the top to see the whole list of published problems. Problem numbers are links to the problems – click on any number to see the problem. Standard search using Ctrl+F also works for the list.


(20.10) Slowly I’m trying to add my published problems on the site. Mostly for myself, I guess 🙂 . But anyway, the new problems added to My problems are: No.18, No.19, No.20, No.22. (I’m using the order of composing; if some numbers are not shown yet – it means, that a problem is not published yet and will be shown under this number later, after publication)


(16.10) The Thematic tourney Julia’sFairies-HSP-2012 is closed. See my post about participants of the tourney! Thanks again to all authors! And.. I’d appreciate your ideas for the next tourneys!! But for now – we’re waiting for the results!


(15.10) New issue of Fairings by Chris Feather Fairings No.27 – Oct/2012 –  is added to the Articles page!


(15.10) Dear Visitors and Commentators! Today I’ve installed several plugins to prevent spam comments (several hundreds per day) and registration of spam-users (I had about 900 of them!). Otherwise I had to delete them manually. But of  course, I’m afraid that either your comments can be considered as spam in some cases, or new registrations. I apologize for all possible inconveniences and I’d be grateful if you  write me in case of any problems with commenting on the site. You know, I appreciate your comments here a lot, as I believe all the authors do.


JF-HSP-2012-Closed

 The 1st Thematic Tourney by

Julia’s Fairies

JULIA’S FAIRIES – HSP – 2012

Closed on 15-Oct-2012!

I’m so much happy to tell you that 64 problems by 39 authors from 20 countries are submitted to the tourney! I appreciate your efforts a lot and I’m so thankful to all participants! I wish to all of you to be successful there!!

You can see a list of participants here! I hope that everything is right, but in case if you’ve sent an entry to me and haven’t find yourself in this list – please, let me know!

The Award will be published on Julia’s Fairies site in December of 2012. Also, it will be sent by email to all participants. Same as you, I will be waiting for it a lot! And I hope that the winners will get the sweets by Christmas!


RULES: Help-self problems (HSP) of any possible types: Help-self mates (HS#), HS=, HS==, HR#, HR=, etc.
in any number of moves.

THEME: Battery-play with fairy elements

JUDGE: IGM Petko A. Petkov – International Judge of FIDE 

→The announcement…


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Updates as of 13-15.Oct, 2012:

  • (15.10) Warm welcome to Georgi Hadzi-Vaskov, Macedonia! See a nice problem No.152
  • (13.10) I’m just back home from a wonderful Italy! And I have something new for you, my dear readers! – please see just published 2 more fine problems by GM Petko A. Petkov – No.150, 151! Thanks a lot to Mr.Petkov!

You can click on the Original Problems tab on the top to see the whole list of published problems. Problem numbers are links to the problems – click on any number to see the problem. Standard search using Ctrl+F also works for the list.


(15.10) New issue of Fairings by Chris Feather Fairings No.27 – Oct/2012 –  is added to the Articles page!


(15.10) It’s the last day for submitting your entries for Thematic tourney Julia’sFairies-HSP-2012! All your problems coming on the night from 15th to 16th of October will be accepted as well! I’m very grateful to all participants!! 


(15.10) Dear Visitors and Commentators! Today I’ve installed several plugins to prevent spam comments (several hundreds per day) and registration of spam-users (I had about 900 of them!). Otherwise I had to delete them manually. But of  course, I’m afraid that either your comments can be considered as spam in some cases, or new registrations. I apologize for all possible inconveniences and I’d be grateful if you  write me in case of any problems with commenting on the site. You know, I appreciate your comments here a lot, as I believe all the authors do.


6 months!

Julia’s Fairies – 6 months!

 

On the 10th of October JuliasFairies.com becomes 6 month old!

I’m so happy that it has become well-known for this half a year! I’m so thankful for your activity, for almost 150 original problems published here, for about 55 problems I already have for my first Thematic tourney, for your comments and for your mails! This all means a lot to me, and motivates a lot! Thank you, dear authors, commentators and readers!

 

Let me show you the wonderful gift I’ve got from the one who supports me and this site a lot, who shares his knowledge with all of us, who is simply the best in fairies, and who is the best teacher I ever had – 2 problems by GM Petko A. Petkov:
No.148 – dedicated to me;
No.149 – dedicated to the 6th month Jubilee of the site Julia’s Fairies!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, dear Petko! I’m afraid I can’t find more words – I’m very touched and happy!..

I wish the success to the site, and to all of you in your composing and in your life!

Your, Julia