Originals with New Year 2014 Greetings

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Original problems with New Year Greetings
December, 30th-31st,2013:

  • (31.12) No.474 – Themis Argirakopoulos – A pair of problems to celebrate 2014! A problem is dedicated to all visitors of this website for New Year!
  • (31.12) No.473 – Julia Vysotska & Petko A. Petkov – This light Meredith is composed for you, dear readers, as a special New Year greetings and also as a plaything for solvers to show your mastery!
  • (31.12) No.472 – Petko A. Petkov – Another excellent Disparate problem from Petko with a New Year Greetingsto all of us!  Enjoy also detailed author’s comments! Thank you, Petko!
  • (31.12) No.471 – Kenneth Solja – Author says: “This is my greetings problem for all composers with which I like to wish everyone Peaceful and Happy New Year 2014!” Thank you, Kenneth!
  • (30.12) No.466, 467, 468, 469, 470 – Peter Harris wishes a Happy New Year to all of you! Enjoy 5 problems dedicated to: commentator Seetharaman, Tadashi Wakashima, Manfred Rittirsch, Vlaicu Crisan, and to your editor. Thank you, Peter!

All problems published during September-December, 2013, you can found in the section Julia’sFairies-2013(III) under Original Problems menu on the top.
The judge for informal fairy tourney 2013(III)Eric Huber


Site Updates 26-291213

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Updates as of the 26-29th of December, 2013:

  • (29.12) No.465 – S. K. Balasubramanian & K. Seetharaman – Interesting play of pieces from three corners!
  • (26.12) No.456.2 – János Mikitovics – One more version-improvement to the problem No.456.
  • (26.12) No.464 – Stephan Dietrich – Another nice four-men with Poseidons from Stephan!

All problems published during September-December, 2013, you can found in the section Julia’sFairies-2013(III) under Original Problems menu on the top.
The judge for informal fairy tourney 2013(III)Eric Huber


Merry Christmas – 2013!

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Dear Friends,

I wish a Merry Christmas to all of you and to your families! Have a nice celebration tonight, and feel your Christmas Angel flying somewhere close to you, ready to support you and to make you happy!

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While my Angels have decorated a Christmas Tree at home, I’ve decided to decorate the site with something from myself, and have chosen this little thingy recently composed. See No.463 – my lovely Locust piece in the first stalemate I’ve composed, with a Merry Christmas wishes to all of you!!

– Julia

 

 

Site Updates 22-241213

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Updates as of the 22nd-24th of December, 2013:

  • (24.12) No.461, 462 – Peter Harris – An elegant Chameleon Four-men & An Aristocratic Miniature with difficult solution!
  • (23.12) No.460 – Georgy Evseev – A non-standard Chinese strategy!
  • (23.12) No.459 – Stephan Dietrich – One more interesting “Vielväterproblem”!
  • (22.12) No.458 – Ján Golha – An elegant problem without white pieces! Nice combination of conditions Take & Make and Anti-Take & Make.

All problems published during September-December, 2013, you can found in the section Julia’sFairies-2013(III) under Original Problems menu on the top.
The judge for informal fairy tourney 2013(III)Eric Huber


The AWARD of Julia’s Fairies Marine TT 2013

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Award JF Marine TT 2013

Dear Friends,

I’m so happy to tell you that The Award of Julia’s Fairies Marine TT 2013 is ready! Enjoy the beauty of Marine problems presented!

The competition was very strong and the Award shows the very best problems, but not mentioned problems are also very good, have something unique and deserves the publication!

I’m grateful to all participants for the activity and creative work, to Petko Petkov for the fast judging, to Geoff Foster for corrections of the mistakes and language, to Thomas Maeder for implementation of some Marine pieces missed in Popeye, to all readers of this Award as your interest is always important and motivating!

DSCN7760My sincere congratulations to the winners
and to all participants!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Julia

 

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Updates as of the 21st of December, 2013:

  • (21.12) No.457 – Stephan Dietrich – Probably, a new invention in this well known matrix?! Marine pieces and Latvian chocolate – just before the publication of the Award of Marine TT!
  • (21.12) No.456.1 – János Mikitovics – An improvement to No.456 !
  • (21.12) No.447.1 – Pierre Tritten – Improvement to No.447 – by author’s words: “The economy is improved, thanks to hints given by Nikola Predrag!

All problems published during September-December, 2013, you can found in the section Julia’sFairies-2013(III) under Original Problems menu on the top.
The judge for informal fairy tourney 2013(III)Eric Huber


The 2nd Israel Open Chess Problem Composition Tourney

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The Israel Chess Composition Society is announcing the second thematic composition tourney which is open for all composers in the world. Prizes will be given to award winners.
Section 1: Two-movers. Dedicated to Aaron Hirschenson on occasion of his 70’s birthday. 
Section 2: Help-mates in three moves. Dedicated to the memory of Baruch Lender on occasion of his 100’s birthday

Entries to: Omer Friedland, Harimon 8, Givat Shmuel 54403, Israel, omrfree@gmail.com
Deadline: August 31, 2014.


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Updates as of the 4-19th of December, 2013:

  • (19.12) No.456 – János Mikitovics – Long play with an interesting final! And the first congratulation with Winter Holidays!
  • (14.12) No.455 – Nikola Predrag – This beautiful miniature by Nikola, who’s also so good commentator on the site, was sent to the tournament Marine TT 2013, but unfortunately couldn’t participate as it has 6 moves… “…Impressive is the beautiful, multiple realization of Umnov’s theme in the play of SKe7/Sc8. The finale is a surprising ideal mate!”(PAP)
  • (10.12) No.454 – Adrian Storisteanu & Cornel Pacurar – A very dynamic and surprising play in Miniature! Warm welcome to Adrian and Cornel! – It’s very nice to see Canadian authors in Original Problems section!
  • (09.12) No.453 – Peter Harris – A dance of 8 pieces around the both Kings finishes with 2 different selfmates! A problem is C+ by the old Popeye version, but…
  • (08.12) No.452 – Peter Harris – A paradoxical white Rex-solus problem without any white pieces on the board in the twin!
  • (08.12) No.451 – Karol Mlynka – A paradoxical two-men selfmate! 
  • (07.12) No.450 – János Mikitovics – A Miniature with a rich content! 
  • (07.12) No.449 – Peter Harris – A  dynamic and interesting long play with only 5 pieces (Aristocrat-Miniature).
  • (06.12) No.448 – János Mikitovics – A difficult for solving Meredith!
  • (06.12) No.447 – Pierre Tritten – Interesting Annihilation captures demonstrated by the black Queen!
  • (05.12) No.446 – Vito Rallo – А light h#3 with Grasshoppers. 
  • (04.12) No.445 – Vlaicu Crișan – A very complicated and interesting strategy in Take & Make problem!

All problems published during September-December, 2013, you can found in the section Julia’sFairies-2013(III) under Original Problems menu on the top.
The judge for informal fairy tourney 2013(III)Eric Huber


3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013 – Fairies!

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Almost all preliminary results of the 3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2013 are ready! The PDFs of the awards can be found under the Announcement, on the 3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013 page of WFCC website. Congratulations to the winners and all participants!

Today I’m happy to see the Award of Fairy Section! And using a chance, I congratulate fairy composers, winners and participants, and especially the Cup Winner – PROF. S. K. BALASUBRAMANIAN !!!

 

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Updates as of the 1st of December, 2013:

  • (01.12) No.444 – Michael Grushko & Semion Shifrin – A very nice “Tanagra” problem in aristocratic form!
  • (01.12) No.443 – N.Shankar Ram – A nonstandard Reflex-mate conception! Warm welcome to the judge of JF-2012 in Original Problems section! Use the opportunity to comment!!
  • (01.12) No.442 – Juraj Lörinc –  Three very nice mates by the black King! 

All problems published during September-December, 2013, you can found in the section Julia’sFairies-2013(III) under Original Problems menu on the top.
The judge for informal fairy tourney 2013(III)Eric Huber