THE AWARD of Christmas Blitz JF-2014

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The Award of Christmas Blitz JF-2014

Dear Friends,

I’m happy to present you THE AWARD of Christmas Blitz JF-2014! The number of participants, of beautiful problems was really a great surprise for me and for the judge! Thank you so much, dear participants of the Blitz, for your activity, efforts, creative ideas! And of course, many thanks to our judge, Petko A. Petkov! 

I have to tell that the Award was written in a very short period of time, so I apologize for any mistakes done in the text, diagrams, solutions.. I’d be grateful if you send me emails about anything to be corrected!white-dark-laima-christmas

I heartily congratulate all the winners and participants! And I wish a Happy New Year to all of you! Let it be successful, interesting and motivating for you, full of pleasant surprises and happiness! – Julia.


Originals 26-281214

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26-28th of December, 2014

  • (28.12) No.675 – René J. Millour – 8 Invisible pieces and author’s presentation of the Invisible system in his problem! Welcome to René’s first publication on JF!
  • (26.12) No.674 – Kostas Prentos – Excelsior + Valladao! 
  • (26.12) No.672, 673 – Cornel Pacurar – Imitators in two interesting serial miniatures!

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of  Original Problems menu on the top. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2014(III) – Kjell Widlert. The judge for Retro and PG problems 2013 – 2014Hans Gruber. 


Christmas Blitz JF2014: The Participants

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Dear Friends, I’m so happy to tell you that this tournament is just fantastic! Number of problems, quality of problem is amazing! Congratulations and gratitude to all participants from myself and from the judge, IGM Petko A. Petkov! 

We’ll try to publish the Award on the 31st of December, but for now please see The LIST of PARTICIPANTS (press to show/hide):


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7-20th of December, 2014

  • (20.12) No.671 – Aleksey Oganesjan – One solution, but quite complicated strategy! Warm welcome to Aleksey in the Original Problems  section of JF!
  • (20.12) No.670 – Karol Mlynka – AUW in a problem with Imitator and Pressburger King!
  • (17.12) No.669 – Diyan Kostadinov  – Author’s invented Circle SneK condition shown in a problem with non-standard twin!
  • (15.12) No.668 – Sébastien Luce – A long serial problem with promotion into 3rd Imitator. Inspired by No.665,  Peter Harris.
  • (15.12) No.666.1 – Eugene Rosner – An improved version to No.666 (added on the same page).
  • (14.12) No.667 – Nicolas Dupont – PG problem demonstrating a new variation of Anti-Take&Make
  • (13.12) No.666 – Eugene Rosner – A sister Retro-problem to No.652. From the author’s words “rooks launching bishops into retroanalytically-questionable neighborhoods!
  • (12.12) No.664, 665 – Peter Harris – Imitator in two miniatures with difficult solutions!
  • (09.12) No.663 – Sébastien Luce – A miniature with Malefic Phantom, neutral pieces, AUW!
  • (08.12) No.662 – Diyan Kostadinov – Double AUW with only 3 men! Author demonstrates his recently implemented invention – Circle SneK Adverse.
  • (08.12) No.661 – Peter Harris – An interesting combination of the three pieces, Imitator and Transmuted Kings in two phases!
  • (07.12) No.660 – Neal Turner – A long SAT-play of 4 pieces in 2 solutions!
  • (07.12) No.659 – Valerio Agostini – A combination of two fairy conditions, where the main role is given to the pawns!

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of  Original Problems menu on the top. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2014(III) – Kjell Widlert. The judge for Retro and PG problems 2013 – 2014Hans Gruber. 


Christmas Blitz JF2014

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Theme: IMITATOR(S) on the board!

Rules: 

  • Stipulations:
    a) H#, H=, H== in 2-4 moves
    b) Ser-H#, Ser-H=, Ser-H==, Pser-h#(=,==) till 8 moves
    c) HS#, HS=, HS== in 2-4 moves.
  • Problems with one or more Imitators on the board. Other fairy pieces are not allowed, EXCEPT Chameleon pieces of the classical type S-B-R-Q-S and Royal pieces (from orthodox/Chameleon types).
  • Colour of pieces: white, black, neutral and half-neutral pieces are allowed.
  • Other Fairy conditions allowed:
    a) No promotions to Imitator
    b) Chameleon Chess (type S-B-R-Q-S…)
    c) Maximummers, Minimummers and their combinations.
  • Computer tested problems only! Please mention the program used for testing!

See EXAMPLES of Imitator-problems and also some information about Imitator in the Forum’s post “Imitator – definition, features, implementation“.

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

Term: 20 days! Please send your problems till December, 24th, 24:00 to julia@juliasfairies.com

The Award will be published on Julia’s Fairies website on the 31st of December, 2014.

Prize winners will get a Christmas chocolate and printed Diplomas in January, 2015.

You are very welcome to participate!


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2-3rd of December, 2014

  • (03.12) No.658 – Geoff Foster – Phantom Chess where all the pieces are neutral!
  • (02.12) Fairings No.41 by Chris Feather is added in the Articles section.
  • (02.12) No.657 – Sébastien Luce – Long solo-play of the Royal white piece!

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of  Original Problems menu on the top. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2014(III) – Kjell Widlert. The judge for Retro and PG problems 2013 – 2014Hans Gruber. 


2nd KoBulChess TT – Christmas Tourney 2014

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2nd KoBulChess TT – Christmas Tourney 2014

Here is the announcement of the second thematic tourney of the website KoBulChess which is a Christmas Tourney 2014.
Theme: All type problems (#/=, H#/H=, S#/S=, HS#/HS= etc.) in 2-4 moves with the fairy condition Circle SneK. Other fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed. Royal pieces can be used of course.
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26-30th of November, 2014

  • (30.11) No.656 – Peter Harris – Five solutions after an interesting addition to No.649! But might it be considered as an independent problem?
  • (30.11) No.653, 654, 655 – Chris Feather – Three nice neutral miniatures representing Phantom Chess condition. Unusual batteries, unusual checks, unusual notations :)  Enjoy!
  • (28.11) No.652 – Eugene Rosner Retro-problem, where the analysis is based on the determination if the position is orthodox legal after each move by the both sides.
  • (26.11) No.651 – Karol Mlynka – Pressburger King as a very active forward battery piece!

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of  Original Problems menu on the top. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2014(III) – Kjell Widlert. The judge for Retro and PG problems 2013 – 2014Hans Gruber.