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Updates as of 06 June, 2013:

  • (06.06) No.331 – Chandrasekaran KR –  An active play of white Knights in Superguards problem!

Now there are three sections under the Original Problems top menu: Julia’sFairies-2012 with all problems of the year 2012; Julia’sFairies-2013(I) with all problems of January-April, 2013; Julia’sFairies-2013(II) will contain problems of May-August, 2013. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2013(II)Diyan Kostadinov


Circe X – new fairy condition by Diyan Kostadinov

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Diyan Kostadinov introduces a new fairy condition – Circe X!

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Definition:  as a normal Circe – captured units (not Ks) reappear on their game-array squares, of the same colour (pieces), on the file of capture (pawns), or on the capture file’s promotion square (fairy pieces), but if the rebirth square is already occupied by another piece (A) it must immediately move (without capturing) vacating the square for landing of the captured piece (B). The capturing side decides where the piece A should move. If there is not possible legal movement, the capture is not allowed (or possible variation – the captured piece disappearing). 

→See schemes and examples at KobulChess!


Site Updates-040613

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Updates as of 02-04 June, 2013:

  • (04.06) No.330 – Michael Grushko & Semion Shifrin –  Surprising four-men with AUW!
  • (03.06) No.329 – S.K.Balasubramanian – Fireworks of Chinese-Indian effects!
  • (02.06) No.327,328 – Stephan Dietrich -Two serial problems with jumping units – mooses, eagles, sparrows!
  • (02.06) No.326.1 – Michel Caillaud & Julia Vysotska – Improved version to No.326 with a gratitude to commentators!

Now there are three sections under the Original Problems top menu: Julia’sFairies-2012 with all problems of the year 2012; Julia’sFairies-2013(I) with all problems of January-April, 2013; Julia’sFairies-2013(II) will contain problems of May-August, 2013. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2013(II)Diyan Kostadinov


AWARD SEETHARAMAN-64 JT

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SEETHARAMAN-64 JUBILEE TOURNEY’

for Superguards PROBLEMS

 

I received 50 problems from C.G.S.Narayanan in anonymous diagrams. It was nice to get so many entries though the Superguards condition was programmed only in Winchloe. It is gratifying to know that so many leading composers liked the new fairy condition and that 17 of them (from 13 countries) participated in the tourney.

Many correspondents helped and encouraged me with valuable inputs before I publicized the new Fairy condition ‘Superguards’. Apart from my Indian colleagues, special mention should be made of C.J.Feather, J.M.Rice (who suggested the name Superguards), Kevin Begley, Diyan Kostadinov, Petko A.Petkov, Christian Poisson & Julia Vysotska. I thank all the participants especially Mr.Jacques Rotenberg (20 entries!) and the Tourney Director. Congratulations to the award winners. Here is myaward which will be final after 15 days. →See the Award!