Happy New Year 2016

julia-311215Happy New Year 2016 to all my visitors, authors, commentators, judges!..

My best wishes to all of you and your families in the next year! Be successful, be creative and happy! 

I’d like to tell a special thanks to the judges who’ve finished their JF’s awards this year – to Hans Gruber, Eric Huber, Dmitri Turevski, Kjell Widlert, Vlaicu Crişan! And also to those who accepted the judging in this year and still have to work a lot – to Kostas Prentos, Thomas Brand, Ofer Comay! 

Thanks a lot to Shankar Ram, who’s made a list of problems published in July-December’2015, sending me updates to the database every week! I believe we all are grateful to Sébastien Luce for entering JF’s problems of 2015 in WinChloe’s Echecs database.  The solutions of animated PG problems published this year look nicer thanks to the additional functions written by Stephen Emmerson.

Thanks a lot to all commentators! Dear friends, you make this site much more interesting and useful, and many of you have helped to get much better versions of published problems.

I often have different questions.. to the authors who send me their problems to publish, to the programmers, to the judges of current competitions, and to other composers who might (to my believe) know the subject I need a help in. I get a lot of your help, detailed explanations, examples… Thank you so much for your responsiveness!

I’ll be happy to see all of you again on JF and in person in 2016! Have a nice celebration and till the meeting in the New Year!

Julia


Originals 25-301215

 

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Original Problems

 

25-30th of December, 2015

  • (30.12) No.985 – Diyan Kostadinov (hs#3; Phantom Chess; White KoBul King). Fairy pin mates with the white KoBul King.
  • (28.12) No.983, 984 – Erich Bartel. A long march of the white King with echo stalemates in No.983 (Ser-s=19; Lion; Circe Equipollents) and 4 corners cycle in No.984 (Ser-s#36; Grasshopper; Circe Equipollents).
  • (28.12) No.965.2 – Michael Grushko (PG 16; Grasshopper). One more improvement to No.965 (a shorter version) after comment by Nikola Predrag.
  • (27.12) No.982 – Eric Huber (hs#2; Nightrider; Phantom Chess; Republican Chess type II). A play of two Nightriders forces an appearance of the wK in Republican Chess problem.
  • (27.12) No.981 – Krassimir Gandev (5→Ser-s=13; Berolina Super Pawn; Super Pawn). A combination of two series surprisingly ended with a New Year tree.
  • (26.12) No.980 – Michael Grushko (SPG 12; Anti-Take & Make). Anti-Take&Make в SPG задаче.
  • (26.12) No.959.1 – Ján Kovalič & Ladislav Packa (h#2; Take & Make). An improvement to No.959.
  • (25.12) No.979 – Oliver Sick (h=4,5). A Christmas Tree I’m happy to decorate the site with!

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 of informal fairy tournament JF-2015(II) – Ofer ComayThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


Originals 09-231215

 

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Original Problems
& Updates

 

09-23rd of December, 2015

  • (23.12) No.978 – Juraj Lörinc (semi-r#4; Lion; PAO; VAO). 3+1 variations in semi-r# problem.
  • (20.12) No.969.1 – Sébastien Luce (h#12,5; Maximummer; White Maximummer). A new version to No.969 after comments: White & Black Valladao.
  • (19.12) No.976, 977 – Chris Feather (h#3.5; Circe Equipollents; Isardam). Isardam specific mate positions reached with a help of Equipollents Circe: setplay in No.976 & duplex in No.977.
  • (17.12) Fairings No.46 – Chris Feather, distributed by Stephen Emmerson, is added to the Articles section!
  • (17.12) Some photos are added to the Tourneys/Gallery section: diplomas & sweet prizes of the last JF’s competitions sent in December. 🙂
  • (16.12) No.975 – Aleksey Oganesjan & Vitaly Medintsev (hs#4). Inspired by No.973 inspired by No.962… – a joint composition created as the result of sequence of inspirations and a work of four authors. 
  • (15.12) No.974 – Aleksey Oganesjan (hs#2*). “Perpetuum mobile” in hs#.
  • (15.12) No.973 – Ladislav Packa & Daniel Novomeský (hs#5). Inspired by No.962, orthodox version, with a Happy birthday wishes to Aleksey Oganesjan!
  • (15.12) No.965.1 – Michael Grushko (PG 19 ; Grasshopper). An improved version to No.965.
  • (15.12) No.972 – Petko A. Petkov (hs#3; Super-Pawn; Berolina Super-Pawn). Two kinds of Super pawns in a triple batteries’ transformation.
  • (13.12) No.971 – Nicolas Dupont (PG 27). 2+2 thematic parts in PG problem.
  • (12.12) No.970 – Aleksey Oganesjan (h#6; Circe). Circe in a minimal Pawn Miniature.
  • (12.12) No.969 – Sébastien Luce (h#13,5; Maximummer; White Maximummer). Double Valladao.
  • (11.12) No.968 – Petko A. Petkov (h#2,5; Take&Make Chess; Anti-Take&Make; Super-Pawn; Berolina Super-Pawn; Grasshopper). Rich thematic complex in two phases with combination of conditions Take&Make + Anti-Take&Make.
  • (10.12) No.966, 967 – Erich Bartel. Four promotions in each problem: AUW in No.966 (h==5; PWC; Madrasi RI; Alphabetic Chess) & fourfold N in No.967 (h==4.5; PWC; Madrasi RI; Alphabetic Chess; Nightrider).
  • (09.12) No.965 – Michael Grushko (PG 19,5 ; Grasshopper). Fairy promotions in PG problem.
  • (09.12) No.964 – Krassimir Gandev (h#2; Dabbaba; Nightrider; 2,4-leaper). Two pairs of solutions with reciprocal play.

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 of informal fairy tournament JF-2015(II) – Ofer ComayThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


Originals 031215

 

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Original Problems

 

03rd of December, 2015

  • (03.12) No.962.1 – Aleksey Oganesjan (hs#3,5). An improved version of No.962, after comment by N.Predrag.
  • (03.12) No.963 – Pierre Tritten (ser-h#5). A sequence of reciprocal pins and unpins in two phases.

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 of informal fairy tournament JF-2015(II) – Ofer ComayThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


Soft upgrade on JF

faviconDear Friends, today the soft upgrade (WordPress platform with related plugins) was done for JF. I’m sorry for any inconveniences you might have as the result! Some loses in the functionality are already found and fixed. Please, let me know if you find something that has stopped working as before! Thank you! – Julia.

Originals 02-271115

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02-27th of November, 2015

  • (27.11) No.962 – Aleksey Oganesjan (hs#3,5). Underpromotions and bicolor Bristol in HS# Meredith without fairy pieces.
  • (27.11) No.961 – Gani Ganapathi & Georgy Evseev (h#2; Take&Make). Take & Make specific echo-mates in Miniature form. Composed after No.440 (by G.Ganapathi).
  • (26.11) No.960 – Erich Bartel & Seetharaman K. (hs#4.5; VAO). Valladao in a joint problem presented as an extension to No.864 (by E.Bartel).
  • (26.11) No.959 – Ján Kovalič (h#2; Take & Make). A cycle of moves’ repetitions in Take & Make problem. Warm welcome to Ján in Original Problems section of JF!
  • (24.11) No.958 – Vlaicu Crișan (h#2; Take & Make; Anti-Take & Make). Nice unpins and selfblocks in a light presentation of Take&Make + Anti-Take&Make combination.
  • (24.11) No.956, 957 – Erich Bartel. A King in three corners in No.956 (h=7.5; Alphabetic Chess; Grasshopper; Contra-Grasshopper) and fairy AUW in No.957 (h==6; PWC; Madrasi RI; Alphabetic Chess; Zebra, Giraffe, Okapi, Bison).
  • (22.11) No.955 – N.Shankar Ram (s#7; Kamikaze Chess; Diagram Circe; Ibis; Triton). ”6×6 cycle of W & B moves” (NSR).
  • (17.11) No.954 – Sébastien Luce (ser-h#11; Dynamo). Dynamo fairy condition in Miniature.  The problem is published in memory of the victims of the Bataclan (13-11-2015). My condolences to the people of France!
  • (15.11) Fairings No.45 – Chris Feather, distributed by Stephen Emmerson, is added to the Articles section!
  • (14.11) No.952, 953 – Vladimir Kozhakin. Non-identical solutions in h# and hs# problems: No.952 (h#2; PWC; Take & Make) and No.953 (hs#4).
  • (14.11) No.951 – Oliver Sick (h#4.5; Masand). Echo-mates in Masand Miniature.
  • (13.11) No.950 – N.Shankar Ram (#4; Kamikaze Alfil+Dabbaba Rider). Alfil+Dabbaba Riders (implemented in WinChloe only!) in a complex presentation of Jacobs theme.
  • (12.11) No.948, 949 – Erich Bartel. Serial problems with Ortho+fairy AUW in No.948 (ser-==16; Madrasi RI; Alphabetic Chess; Nightrider; Antelope; Lion; Root-50-leaper) and Valladao in No.949 (ser-s#7; Anti-Circe; Grasshopper).
  • (11.11) No.592.1 – Igor Kochulov (#2; Einstein Chess; Anti-Circe). An improved version to No.592 (JF-2014/III); the problem wasn’t included in the Award JF-2014/III (“unfortunately with a flight-taking key”, K.Widlert), and a new version will participate in the current competition.
  • (09.11) No.930.1 – Paul Rãican (PG 11.5; Sentinels). Correction to No.930 after comment by Georgy Evseev.
  • (08.11) No.931.1 – Paul Rãican (PG 11; Annan Chess). Correction to  No.931 after comment by Gregor Werner.
  • (03.11) No.945, 946, 947 – Pierre Tritten (ser-h#3; Circe Couscous). Three ‘passive’ white AUWs, showing all combinations of promotions (B+Q, R+S in (1); B+S, R+Q in (2); B+R, S+Q in (3)). (Author)
  • (02.11) No.944 – Petko A. Petkov (hs#4; Chameleon). Masked half-battery and model pin-mates in a play of five Chameleon pieces in two phases.

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 of informal fairy tournament JF-2015(II) – Ofer ComayThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


Originals 19-311015

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19-31st of October, 2015

  • (31.10) No.935.1 – Sébastien Luce & Paul Rãican (ser-h#13; PWC; Einstein Chess). A new version to No.935: “All white units contributes to checkmate. Four corners theme is replaced with come-and-go path: a2-a3-f8-h8-f8-a3-a2.“ (PR)
  • (29.10) No.943 – Gani Ganapathi (hs#3; Paralysing piece). Paralysing pieces in reciprocal under-promotions.
  • (28.10) No.942 – Erich Bartel (h#4; Equihopper; Eagle; Sparrow). A four-corner quadruplet!
  • (26.10) No.941.1 – Sébastien Luce & Vlaicu Crişan (h#3; Circe Antipodes; Anti-Circe (Cheylan)). An improved version to No.941.
  • (25.10) No.941 – Sébastien Luce (h#3; Circe Antipodes; Anti-Circe (Cheylan); Royal Fairy Bishop). A combination of Circe Antipodes and Anti-Circe.
  • (24.10) No.940 – Erich Bartel (ser-h=13; Anti-Circe; Alphabetic Chess; Disparate PY). Disparate-stalemate in a serial problem.
  • (22.10) No.939 – Karol Mlynka (hs#3). Black Royal battery play; pins.
  • (21.10) No.938 – Pierre Tritten (h#2; Take & Make). Take&Make effects in each half-move!
  • (20.10) No.937 – Ladislav Packa (hs#3). Black minimal with interesting finals.
  • (19.10) No.936 – Georgy Evseev (#3; Disparate). Cycle in a Disparate #3.

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 of informal fairy tournament JF-2015(II) – Ofer ComayThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.