56th WCCC – 11th Romanian Tzuica Tourney

56th WORLD CONGRESS OF CHESS COMPOSITION
Batumi, Georgia September 21-28, 2013

11th Romanian Tzuica Tourney
Judges: Vlaicu Crişan & Eric Huber (Romania)

Theme:

Help-selfmates (hs#n) or help-selfstalemates (hs=n) with at least two switchbacks in each phase and at least two phases.

See Definitions and Examples in original PDF announcement!

Prizes are bottles of Tzuica (The tourney is open worldwide, however the prizes for congress participants only).
Entries to Eric Huber by e-mail at hubereric@yahoo.fr until September 22nd, or during Congress to the Romanian delegate Dinu-Ioan Nicula until Wednesday, September 25th, 9 p.m.


56th WCCC – 4th Bulgarian Wine Tourney 2013

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4th Bulgarian Wine Tourney 2013

(30.07.2013) Here is the announcement of the 4th Bulgarian Wine Tourney – WCCC Batumi 2013.

Theme: direct #, H#, S#, HS# problems in 2 to 3 moves with the combination of fairy conditions Take & Make and Anti Take & Make. Neutral pieces are allowed, but other type fairy pieces or fairy conditions are not allowed.

The problems should be computer checked by WinChloe or Popeye (please write the used program).

Prizes: Bottles of Bulgarian wine, Bulgarian souvenirs.

Closing date: 25th September 2013, 23:00h local time

Judge: Diyan Kostadinov (Bulgaria)

The tourney is open to everybody, but only congress participants can receive bottlesand souvenirs.

E-mail entries should be sent to Diyan Kostadinov by September 25th  (dkostadinov@abv.bg).

See the whole announcement at KoBulChess.com website!


Site Updates-290713

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Updates as of 29th of July, 2013:

  • (29.07) No.353 – Sébastien Luce – АUW in Miniature with three conditions!
    I’d like to turn your attention to an interesting fairy condition used here – Disparate. It is not included in Popeye‘s manual, but it is implemented there. 

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


MAT PLUS CHALLENGE FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2012 – PAPE THEME

MatPlus-logoMAT PLUS CHALLENGE FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2012
– PAPE THEME –
http://www.milanvel.net/pub/pape_tt.pdf
COMMUNICATION

There have been 157 entries for this challenge, which were available to all participants at the Mat Plus site. Milan’s intention was to publish an article including all the correct entries in Mat Plus. We have decided that it would be appropriate to eventually publish this article dedicated to the memory of Milan. Owing to the impossibility to associate each diagram to its composer, we have decided to proceed as follows:

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feenschach/Die Schwalbe Theme Tourneys extended!

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Die Schwalbe
Theme Tourneys
extended!

The joint theme tourneys of feenschach / Die Schwalbe to celebrate the birthdays of Hemmo Axt, Zdravko Maslar, and Hans Peter Rehm  have been extended: New closing date is October 31, 2013 !

All themes are open for orthodox and fairy, even retro presentation. You may find the description in German and English with some example problems e.g. at http://www.thbrand.de/downloads/f67-69TT.pdf

Also do not miss the Werner Speckmann 100 memorial tourney by Die Schwalbe for n# with Empress (combination of Rook and Knight); you may find details at http://www.dieschwalbe.de/kompositionsturniere.htm

Closing date is August 21, 2013 (Werner Speckmanns centenary).

Have fun and good luck!


Site Updates-240713

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Updates as of 22-24th of July, 2013:

  • (24.07) The Award JF-2013/I is available in PDF format now!
  • (22.07) No.352 – Ivan Skoba Series autostalemate in 49 moves with conditions Madrasi, Consequent. Looks difficult!
  • (22.07) No.351 – Lev Grolman & Georgy Evseev – Cyclical Zilahi in a play of 6 Nightriders (3 white and 3 black)!

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


The AWARD – JF-2013/I – FINAL version

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FINAL Award JF-2013-I

FINAL version
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I’m happy to announce that Final version of the Award for Julia’sFairies-2013/I is ready! I’ll add also PDF version of it soon! Diplomas will be sent as well in a week! My gratitude to the judge, Juraj Brabec, for his work under the Award!

Your original problems are always appreciated at Julia’s Fairies! /Julia


Objections and final award JF-2013/I

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Julia’s Fairies 2013-I
Final result

To the Preliminary Award of Julia’s Fairies 2013-I received one objection, regarding 9th Prize (No.273, Skoba&Golha). A problem with the same content was earlier published by Cornel Pacurar (PS2514F,  The Problemist Supplement 09/2011).

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Juraj Brabec

The judge’s decision is: 

The problems have the same main content – the black Rook helps the white King and pawn to gradually move to the other end of the board. But there are also differences in favour of No.273:

  • mate with a promotion into Rook;
  • in a) a Rook is captured on black squares, in b) – on white.

In my opinion this is enough to justify the independent existence of problem No.273. But, of course, it is not enough for such a high score, so it loses its prize and is instead awarded with 4th-11th commendation. As a result, the Award has 8 prizes, 10 hon.mentions, 11 commendations.


No other objections were received, so the Award of Julia’s Fairies 2013-I becomes final as mentioned above.


The Final Award of Julia’sFairies-2013/I will be published in few days, but for now the appendix about changes mentioned above is added to Preliminary Award.


My debut in WCCI 2010-2012

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It was my first participation in WCCI, and of course, I’m happy, and excited, and very interested in all results…. Everyone can imagine!

I’ve participated in Fairy section (judges: Juraj Lörinc, Franz Pachl, Petko Petkov, Tadashi Wakashima, Klaus Wenda), the place No.21 (considered a lucky number!) in the list of results, 29.50 points in total. →See the whole text with problems and scores!

Problems were ordered by my understanding which one is better, the judges views were a bit different. But I’m very happy that No.2 –  with my favorite Chameleon piece(!) – goes to FIDE Album!