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Updates as of 27-30.Jan, 2013:

  • (30.01) No.242, 243 – Peter Harris demonstrates Haaner Chess in his two problems!
  • (29.01) No.230.1 – Václav Kotěšovec & Nikola Predrag – A new version of No.230 based on the comments!
  • (27.01) No.222.1 – Valerio Agostini – A new version of No.222 composed after comments!
  • (27.01) No.240, 241 – Vito Rallo – A nice Einstein-Miniature & a good activity of the both Kings! 
  • (27.01) New issue of Fairings Fairings No.30 by Chris Feather is added to the Articles page!

You can see, that now there are two sections under the Original Problems top menu: Julia’sFairies-2012 with all problems of the year 2012; Julia’sFairies-2013(I) which will contain the problems of January-April, 2013. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2013(I)Juraj Brabec


Some info – 27.01.2013

jv-greenMy dear visitors, this post is about some absolutely different things.. and nothing too serious!

Firstly, I’d like to show you (in case if it is not that visible) the Search option on the top part of the right menu. It doesn’t searches inside the comments, but it does the search inside pages and posts. So, if you’re looking for some term or author’s name or anything also, you can enter it in the Search field and press OK button near it to get the results. All results – pages and posts which contain your searching phrase – will be shown on one screen, one after another. Maybe in some cases it can be helpful.

Secondly, Forum. It is not active, but still if you write something there – it is visible in the right part of any screen of the site, and as I can see – most of visitors read all new comments, including comments in the Forum. So, you can show any your problem there if you like, or add the announcement of some tourney (including orthodox) etc. You can also see number of views for any topic in the Forum. 

Thirdly, about published problems. I can also see the statistic about views of any published problem (actually – a page with published problems). If you’re interested in a number of views of your problem – write me – and I will send you this number. For now, number of  views for published problem varies from 100 till 480 in average.  

And some entertainment at the end – I’ve added some pictures with a prizes for the tournaments I’ve had – many-many sweets and diplomas prepared! I’ve done these photos for my own memory as for me it was quite unusual and great experience. But maybe you’ll like to see them as well! See SWEETS as a Prizes of  Julia’sFairies 1st T.T HSP-2012 (see also Award); and CHOCOLATES as a Prizes of Christmas Blitz-Tourney JF-2012 (see the Award)! 🙂


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Updates as of 12-25.Jan, 2013:

  • (25.01) No.239 – Branko Koludrovic (Croatia)Arno Tüngler (Germany) are welcome at Julia’s Fairies! This is unusual problem for the site, and publication of it I consider as an exception.
  • (23.01) No.237, 238 – Mario Parrinello with two fine problems: Locust and marine pieces for the first time on the site in No.237; and Grasshopper with his Contra-piece in No.238!
  • (23.01) No.236 – Newman Guttman and his lovely Equihoppers!
  • (21.01) No.235 – János Mikitovics – A nice fairy 5-men!
  • (21.01) No.234 – Pierre Tritten  shows Take&Make of 3 solutions which can be combined in two pairs, showing different thematic in every pair!
  • (20.01) No.233 – welcome to Dominique Forlot, France! A problem should be nice for solvers!
  • (19.01) No.232 – Tibor Érsek & János Mikitovics. A difficult for solving Maximummer!
  • (19.01) No.230, 231 – Václav Kotěšovec. See two fine problems by the world famous author: Lacny theme with Royal Zebra & Miniature with Fairy duet Grasshopper-Kangaroo.
  • (15.01) No.229 – Nikolaj Zujev. A problem for the solvers – simple, but complicated solution!
  • (15.01) No.228 – Michael Grushko. Interesting neutral AUW with only 5 pieces!
  • (15.01) No.227 – Daniel Novomesky shows a power of Double Grasshoppers! 
  • No.226 – Julia Vysotska. My own problem, neutral battery with my lovely Chameleon piece. 
  • See two fine problems by Petko A. Petkov:
      • No.225 – An excellent Meredith with very difficult thematic!
      • No.224 – An interesting cyclical play of the neutral trio!

You can see, that now there are two sections under the Original Problems top menu: Julia’sFairies-2012 with all problems of the year 2012; Julia’sFairies-2013(I) which will contain the problems of January-April, 2013. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2013(I)Juraj Brabec


Informal Tourneys – 2013

JF-LOGO-1 Informal Tourneys and JUDGES – 2013!

I’m happy to announce the informal tourneys for fairy problems published on Julia’s Fairies website during 2013! The year 2013 is split into 3 periods and independent tourneys:
I – January-April, II – May-August, III – September-December.

Let me introduce our judges! All three are world famous arbitrators, so I add just a few words from myself.


I. January-April, 2013

JB DSC_0045-2The judge: Juraj Brabec. It was a nice surprise for me to know that Juraj has spend a whole year in Riga in 1970, for his postgraduate studies. He often has met Alfred Dombrovskis and has shown me a article in newspaper from 1970 about his meeting with Latvian problemists! I’m very pleased to hear that Juraj loves Riga a lot! Warm welcome to Juraj!!


II – May-August, 2013

Diyan KostadinovThe judge: Diyan Kostadinov. Diyan was my first judge for the very first composed (fairy) problem! And later Diyan has helped me a lot in the very first steps in composition. Diyan judges many tourneys, runs his own well known website, composes complicated problems and has agreed to judge for me! – My gratitude and warm welcome to Diyan!!


III – September-December

eric-huberThe judge: Eric Huber. For me Eric associates with a great work he was doing during all the year 2012, announcing composers’ birthdays with some introductory words and also selected problems – “Celebrating composers” posts I’d seen every day, without breaks, without day-offs or vacations! Amazing work! Somehow Eric also finds time for judging. I’m very thankful to him for accepting my invitation! Warm welcome to Eric!!


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Updates as of 08-10.Jan, 2013:

  • No.223 – A complicated problem with one more condition added in the twin by János Mikitovics!  
  • No.222 – An elegant Grimshaw by Valerio Agostini & Gabriele Brunori! Nice to see so many problems from Italy!
  • No.221 – A nice Miniature by Valerio Agostini!  
  • No.220 – A problem with a rich strategy by Francesco Simoni! Also, I believe that most of visitors appreciate such detailed authors’ comments!

You can see, that now there are two sections under the Original Problems top menu: Julia’sFairies-2012 with all problems of the year 2012; Julia’sFairies-2013(I) which will contain the problems of January-April, 2013.


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Updates as of 01-06.Jan, 2013:

As you can see, now I’ve made two sections under the Original Problems top menu: Julia’sFairies-2012 with all problems of the year 2012; Julia’sFairies-2013(I) which will contain the problems of January-April, 2013.

Welcome to see problems published in 2013! –

  • No.219 – The question about number of moves in this problem by Paul Rãican made me (and Paul?) think… But finally it is published in Paul’s birthday, 06-Jan! Happy birthday, Paul!
  • No.218 – “Half-check Chess” by Kostas Prentos & his wife Diane Barnard ! Warm welcome to Diane!
  • No.217 (and version 217.1) – A synthesis of Masand and Circe by János Mikitovics!
  • No.216 – Welcome to well known American composer, Newman Guttman, and to his lovely Equihoppers!
  • No.215Welcome to well known German composer, IM, Manfred Rittirsch! See 3+3 thematic promotions of nP and bP.
  • No.214 – Petko A. Petkov – a problem with neutral Locusts, which opens year 2013 !

Year 2013!

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Greetings to everybody in the year 2013!

I’d like to tell a few words about the previous year:  

Julia’s Fairies website  was created on the 10th of April, 2012.  So, it is still very young, but it is growing so rapidly, that sometimes I can’t follow it!   Starting from  few visitors per day in April it turned into  150-170 visits  per day in December, 2012.  The two thematic tourneys seem to be quite successful and I’m very happy about them!  Number of published original problems in 2012 is 213

But now I’m opening a “new season“. And I’d like to welcome you to send your original problems as before! This year I’ve decided to split the year into 3 periods: I – January-April, II – May-August, III – September-December. The judges are not appointed yet, but hopefully will be soon! 

Of course, I’ll have few thematic tourneys during the year as well!

I’ve started to restructure the Original Problems section, adding new periods and new sub-menus. Hopefully, everything will work! But please let me know if something goes wrong! 

And now – please see just published problem, which opens the year 2013 – No.214Petko A. Petkov!