Originals 16-231114 (Imitator)

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16-23rd of November, 2014: IMITATOR

  • (23.11) No.650 – Peter Harris – Two Queens “against” two Imitators!
  • (23.11) No.649 – Pierre Tritten – Zilahi theme realized with Imitator!
  • (23.11) No.648 – Stephan Dietrich – A nice serial play with three Knights followed by two Imitators!
  • (21.11) No.647 – Peter Harris – Two Imitators in a problem with a different stipulations in three phases!

An interesting fact about the inventor of Imitator: Gerrit Jansen (a pseudonym used by Theodorus Kok) presented the Imitator in the Fairy Chess Review, which was at that time edited by Thomas Dawson. → Read more in the Forum… 

  • (19.11) No.646 – Julia Vysotska – Imitator and nQ – mate by the one neutral piece in two phases!
  • (18.11) No.645 – Peter Harris –  Imitator in the interesting Tanagra where the both sides have only a pair K+Q!
  • (16.11) No.644 – Stephan Dietrich – Imitator in a long serial play with surprising final!
  • (16.11) No.643 – Juraj Lörinc – Original usage of two Imitators with AUW!

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. 


Imitator – exploring the features…

jv-scrIt is happened that after publishing No.638 I’ve started to discover IMITATOR for myself. I haven’t used it before, and to my surprise I’ve found it very interesting and really enjoy learning about it – from the definitions and inventor till the features and implementations. 

I’ve decided to write about it in the Forum as it is a separated theme, related mostly to the Imitator in general, but not to the published original. Also, what I’ve discovered is not an article yet, but just some thoughts and ideas. I’d like to find even more with your help! 

Today I’ve made an accent to the Сastling and en passant with Imitator in my post. But I have some other topics I’d like to show where I need some more help from you.

As I said, I think it’s good to use Forum for such thematic postings, but if anybody feels uncomfortable about registration for using Forum, you are welcome to leave your comments here, to this posting! Thank you! – Julia.


Originals 01-141114

1-14th of November, 2014:

  • (14.11) No.642 – S. K. Balasubramanian – A nicely shown synthesis of the two fairy conditions!
  • (12.11) No.641 – Peter Harris – Interesting and complicated miniature. And some words to the programmers again … :)
  • (10.11) No.640 – Nicolas Dupont – Yet another curious problem for the discussion, including null-moveep-capture and Circe Parrain effects!
  • (09.11) No.639 – Peter Harris – Tanagra-Aristocrat with an interesting play of the Royal Queens! A rare case: Peter’s problem without fairy conditions! 🙂
  • (07.11) Py2Web – A new version of the program allows to show the departure square for the move, like instead of 2.g4 it can show 2.g2-g4. Dear authors, you’d help me a lot if you send me numbers of your problems (or links to them) and moves needed to be shown with their departure square in the animated solution! As I remember it was needed for Back-to-Back condition and somewhere also…
  • (02.11) No.638 – Oliver Sick – What happens if there’re more than one Imitator on the board?
  • (01.11) No.637 – Peter Harris – Interesting thematic mates to the both Royal Pieces – rR in (a) and rR+rB in (b)!

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. 


Best Problems magazine invites the judges

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A magazine has to publish originals. The composers ask the awards, otherwise don’t send other originals. To have the awards, the judges are necessary.
Accordingly my appeal, published on this site (thanks Julia!).

These are the tourney that need judges:
urgent: BP 2011-2012 #2 | BP 2012-2013 Fairy | BP 2013-2014 #2
other: BP 2014-2016 S#2/3 | BP 2014-2015 H#2 | BP 2014-2015 H#3/n | BP 2014-2015 Fairy

I will be very thankful to whoever it will accept to judge the tournaments above writings.
Antonio Garofalo, Best Problems Magazine


Originals 29-311014

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29-31st of October, 2014:

  • (31.10) No.636 – Geoff Foster – Valladao theme with Anti-Take&Make condition! (Inspired by No.627)
  • (31.10) No.635 – Paul Rãican – Rich play with only two neutral pieces on the board! (Inspired by No.620)
  • (30.10) No.634 – Lev Grolman – Four fold cyclic white batteries’ creation!
  • (29.10) No.633 – Cornel Pacurar – A nice miniature with interesting retro-play in two phases!
  • (29.10) No.632 – Manfred Rittirsch – Specific line opening of the black Q after thematic R-moves; Grid Chess effect!

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. 


JF Migration: at the new home!

faviconDear Friends, I was going to do software updates on Julia’s Fairies, but have changed the order of my plans. So, software updates are postponed to the future, but these days I’ve migrated the site to another hosting company, eLinks Hosting (LV). The team of eLinks has about 17 years of experience in Web design/graphics and starting from the hosting for their clients has grown into company with international hosting services. These days I’ve had a great experience with support team of eLinks, who has done the migration so professionally and fast, almost without my own participation! I’m happy that JF has safely moved to the new home, from Dallas to the datacenter in Germany. I hope, it will be a nice home!

Tonight I have 2 new problems for publication. I’m grateful to the authors, as always, but this time I’d like to ask you to wait for publication till tomorrow, as I just need to explore the new home a little, and also to celebrate the event with some wine. I really was worried a lot the last days… Please write me emails if you’ll find that anything works wrong! Thank you! – Julia


Originals 23-261014

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23-26th of October, 2014:

  • (25.10) No.631 – Kenneth Solja – Interesting play of the three neutral Pawns in a Tanagra position!
  • (25.10) No.630 – Oliver Sick – Nice realization of AUW theme with seldom combination of fairy conditions!
  • (23.10) No.629 – Karol Mlynka – Nice fairy promotions of the black Pawns!
  • (23.10) No.628 – Paul Rãican – Reflexmate with exotical thematic material: Eagle + Locust!

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 10-181014

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10-18th of October, 2014:

  • (18.10) No.627 – Sébastien Luce – Valladao theme in Symmetry Circe!
  • (18.10) No.626 – Pierre Tritten – Continuation of the theme ”one neutral Royal piece on the board”. It is also a Happy Birthday problem for Sébastien Luce! Congratulations!
  • (17.10) No.625 – Peter Harris – White has only two Roses, but how much dynamic they are! My gratitude to Peter for the dedication to my girls, Daniela Dominika!
  • (14.10) No.624 – Peter Harris – Two solutions with promotions into all figures and quite different mating pictures. A problem inspired by S.K. Balasubramanian‘s comments to No.621 with a special dedication!
  • (13.10) No.623 – Gani Ganapathi – Nice thematic sacrifices of the black S!
  • (12.10) No.622 – Ladislav Packa – Short, but interesting idea showing Disparate condition in PG problem!
  • (12.10) No.621 – Sébastien Luce – A problem inspired by No.620 – Just one royal piece on the board and serial mate in two phases!
  • (11.10) No.620 – Peter Harris – The only neutral Royal piece is on the board! How it can be mated?
  • (11.10) No.619 – Klaus Wenda – Proca retractor with a rich content! 
  • (10.10) No.618 – Krassimir Gandev – A very seldom fairy piece Bob in a help-selfmate!

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. 


Michael Grushko 60 JT

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Bulletin of The Israel Chess Composition Society
Michael Grushko 60 Jubilee Tourney – Announcement

Required are fairy-miniatures with free theme. All types of problems are accepted but with at least one fairy condition. All originals should be computer tested with any of the following programs: Popeye, WinChloe, Alybadix.
Judge: Michael GrushkoPlease send entries to the director, Paz Einat (paz@pazeinat.com; 45a Moshe Levi St. Nes Ziona, 74207, Israel) with the remark MG-60 JT. Closing date: 31.05.2015   → See the whole announcement!