Originals 23-280914

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23-28th of September, 2014:

  • (28.09) No.611 – S. K. Balasubramanian & Pierre Tritten – A pawn is accompanied by one of the black S/B on its trip till mate!
  • (28.09) No.610 – Sébastien Luce –  “All roads go to Rome!”(S.B.).  See where two roads of author’s solutions go and also some words to the discussion about puzzles and problems.
  • (27.09) No.609Peter Harris – Four(!) fairy-conditions create a surprising final. The problem has author’s Introduction!
  • (26.09) No.608 – Chris Feather – A great maneuvers of Roses with very active usage of PWC condition! 
  • (25.09) No.607 – Peter Harris – “Difficulty overshadows Surprise”(P.H.). Enjoy solving and author’s comment!
  • (23.09) No.606 – Julia Vysotska – Chameleons with Back-to-Back condition!

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. 


Originals 19-230914 (PH)

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19-23rd of September, 2014:

Series of problems by Peter Harris:

  • (23.09) No.605 – Surprising mates with thematic effects!
  • (22.09) No.604 – Three-men problem in a typical Peter’s style!
  • (21.09) No.603 – A dynamics of  Isardam and Anti-Circe effects!
  • (19.09) No.602 – In the beginning there’re just two Kings on the board! 

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. 


Quick Composing TT-121

superproblem-ru-logoQuick Composing TT-121 is announced – 20-09-2014

Tourney name: “A single unit gives mate by double check”
Stipulation: fairies
Theme: The double check may be given by a fairy piece such as Double-Grasshopper (or DG family such as Double-Rookhopper, Double-Bishopper), Rose (or Rose family), Spider, Reflecting Bishop (or Reflecting family), Moose, Sparrow, Ubi-Ubi… The double check may also be the effect of a fairy condition.
All stipulations, fairy pieces and fairy conditions are allowed.
Judges: Vlaicu Crişan & Eric Huber.
Closing date: October 20, 2014
Entries to Aleksey Oganesjan via e-mail: alex_rox@mail.ru
All received problems will be presented to the judges in anonymous form.
Award will be published on the website http://superproblem.ru
Download the announcement in English [pdf, 69 KB]


Arnold Beine 60 JT

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= 216th TT of Die Schwalbe

On the occasion of the 60th birthday of its fairy-editor Arnold Beine Die Schwalbe announces a TT.

Theme: Required are problems with one of the following stipulations: #/=, h#/h=, s#/s=, r#/r=, hs#/hs= in 2 – n moves with Annan Сhess and neutral pieces. At least one neutral piece stands on or moves to a square between a white (or neutral) and a black (or neutral) piece, where it causes an Annanchess-effect for both sides; both effects play a certain role within the solution. Fairy pieces are permitted, but no other fairy-conditions. All entries must be tested by Popeye (version 4.63 or higher). →Read more…

Judge: Franz Pachl. For prizewinners there is a prize fond up to 300 Euro.
Entries until 31.12.2014 to the tourney director Arnold Beine, Grund 15, 65366 Geisenheim; arnold.beine@web.de


Originals 12-150914

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12-15th of September, 2014:

  • (15.09) No.600 – Karol Mlynka – A three-men Aristocrat with a nice play!
  • (15.09) No.599 – Sébastien Luce – A long back-forward journey of Locust!
  • (13.09) No.598 – Kenneth Solja – Interesting start position with Rex Solus!
  • (12.09) No.597 – Franz Pachl Dieter Müller – Rich thematic play of the excellent Andernach-Lions’ trio!
  • (12.09) No.596 – Daniel Novomesky – Model mates (a) and Ideal mates (b) with rich additional motives!
  • (12.09) No.595 – Gani Ganapathi – Surprising transformations of the black royal S in SneK Chess!

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. 


Participants of JF-2014/II & the judge of JF-2014/III

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Dear Friends,

The second informal tournament of this year – JF-2014/II – has finished on the 31st of August, 2014. Thanks a lot to all participants and to the judge, Dmitri Turevski, for his future work! I will check again all published problems and versions participating in the tournament, but I’d like to ask all participants to look at the problems’ list as well. By default, only the last published version of the problem participates in the competition. Please let me know if you’d like some specific version to participate!  

As I’ve written in the post of January,1st, this year I’ve decided keep the same system as in 2013, and to split the informal tourneys for fairy problems published on Julia’s Fairies website into 3 periods and independent tourneys: 
I – January-April, II – May-August, III – September-December. 


You’re welcome to participate in the 3rd informal tournament of this year – JF-2014/III, September-December!
Any fairy problem can participate, and I’m here for you to publish it as soon as I can, usually in 1-2 days.

KjellWidlertI’m happy to introduce you the judge of this period – Kjell Widlert – An International Judge, IM in composing and solving, the fairy and solution editor of the Swedish magazine “Springaren”, a world famous fairy expert and composer of original style, who has also composed a large number of problems in collaboration with other composers during chess composition meetings, and, of course, one of the best commentators on JF! Also, Kjell has been the Swedish delegate to the PCCC/WFCC “for the last 100 years or so :-)”(K.W.), and was a Vice President for 20 years. Warm welcome to Kjell! 


My Participation in WCCC2014 Tournaments

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It’s my 4th participation in WCCC’s tournaments, and the most active for now. I like thematic competitions, fast judging, limited time.. and the whole dynamics and special emotions around the Congress.

Happy to have 5 problems in the Awards and some more ideas for the future composing!
With a gratitude to all organizers of these competitions! – Julia. → Read more…


Originals 040914

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04th of September, 2014:

  • (04.09) No.594 – Ladislav Salai jr. & Michal Dragoun – An interesting task-problem with 8 different mates by the w.EQ!
  • (04.09) No.593 – Kostas Prentos & Emmanuel Manolas – Surprising mates by Bg6 and Re2 with use of Andernach Lions!

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) will be appointed soon! The judge for Retro and PG problems 2013 – 2014Hans Gruber.