Petko A. Petkov 75th Jubilee Tourney

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“StrateGems is pleased to announce a jubilee tourney for our esteemed editor Petko A. Petkov (born February 27th, 1942 in Dobrich, Bulgaria). Petko has been on our staff since 2002 (SG20) as Fairies Editor. Two issues later he became Selfmates Editor as well. His mastery in both genres has steadily attracted some of the top composers in both genres.”

→Read more in the announcement of the tourney in 3 sections with details and examples (PDF)

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No limit regarding the number of entries sent by a composer | Only originals tested C+ with either Popeye, WinChloe or Gustav (for long selfmates) | Due date: December 1, 2016 | Send your entries to: Mike Prcic, Tuzlak@aol.com with note: for P.A.Petkov 75 JT | The judge: P.A. Petkov | The prizes will be in books and in e-subscriptions to StrateGems.


Originals 14-270516

 

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Original Problems

 

14-27th of May, 2016

  • (26.05) No.1081 – Georgy Evseev (h#11; Active Chess; Rose-Hopper; Royal Rose-Hopper). Dedicated to Shankar Ram. “Active Chess” is not implemented, offered by the author to unify solutions by different solving programs.
  • (27.05) No.1071.1 – Vito Rallo & Mario Parrinello (h#2; Kangaroo-Lion; Andernach). A version of problem No.1071 “dedicated to Laco Packa and Georgy Evseev who made good efforts in improving the problem. Many thanks.” (Authors)
  • (26.05) No.1080 – Aleksey Oganesjan (hs#2.5). Shown for the first time?
  • (24.05) No.1077, 1078, 1079 – Karol Mlynka: Three problems with author’s favorite Super-Transmuting King: No.1077 (#5; White Super-Transmuting King; Royal Bishop-Locust); No.1078 (h#3; White Super-Transmuting King); No.1079 (ser-h#6; White Super-Transmuting King; Annan Chess).
  • (23.05) No.1076 – Andreas Thoma (-9 & #1 Klan Retractor; Anti-Circe Calvet). “The first two men retro with Klan.” (Author).
  • (22.05) No.1074, 1075 – Erich Bartel: No.1074 (h==8; PWC; Madrasi RI; Alphabetic Chess; Equihopper); No.1075 (h=4; Circe; Contra-Grasshopper).
  • (21.05) No.1073 – N.Shankar Ram (h=2*; Kangaroo-Rose). Kangaroo-Rose exists in WinChloe only and can make a cycle move to the own square.
  • (17.05) No.1072 – Peter Harris (h#2,5; Royal Princess; Sentinels). With a gratitude for the dedication to my princesses!
  • (17.05) No.1071 – Vito Rallo & Mario Parrinello (h#2; Kangaroo-Lion; Andernach).
  • (14.05) No.1070 – Krassimir Gandev (s#7; Royal Dummy; Berolina Super Pawn; Super Pawn; Reverse Pawn; Rook-Locust).
  • (14.05) No.1068, 1069 – Ladislav Packa: No.1068 (h#2; vertical/horizontal cylinder; Grasshopper; Lion); No.1069 (#2; Anti-Circe).

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-2016(I) – Petko A. PetkovThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


RIFACE, Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or, 13-15.05.2016

st-germain-au-mont-d-orThe 37th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) will take place from Friday, May 13, 2016 (evening) to Monday, May 16, 2016 (noon) at Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or.

Themes are the following:

RIFACE 2016 – Thème aidés.pdfThème féerique.pdfThème rétro.pdf

Address to send the entries : RIFACE.2016@gmail.com.
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 15th May at 15:00


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Original Problems

 

4-12th of May, 2016

  • (12.05) No.1067 – Kostěj Šoulivý (h#2; Empress; LEO; Zebra; Super-Circe).
  • (10.05) No.1066 – Peter Harris (hs#3,5; Royal piece; Lortap). Dedicated to Karl-Heinz Siehndel.
  • (08.05) No.1064,1065 – Krassimir Gandev. A festival of fairy pieces in two h#2 problems: No.1064 (h#2; Circe; Berolina Pawn; NAO; PAO; Dolphin), No.1065 (h#2; Royal Giraffe; Locust; Grasshopper-3; VAO; PAO).
  • (06.05) No.1063 – Peter Harris (hs#3; Chameleon Chess; Andernach; Isardam). Duplex with author’s comment.
  • (04.05) No.1062 – Peter Harris (h=2; Circe Chameleon; Chameleon Chess). With a gratitude for the dedication.
  • (04.05) No.1061 – Michael Grushko (hs#6; Circe Chameleon; Chameleon Chess; Einstein Chess; Republican Chess). Just 4 pawns in the initial position and combination of fairy conditions inspired by recent publications and discussions.

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-2016(I) – Petko A. PetkovThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


The Award of Krassimir Gandev 70 JT 2016

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The Award of Krassimir Gandev 70 JT 2016

“One of the best bulgarian composer of all time – IM Krassimir Gandev celebrated his 70th Anniversary a month ago. Now you can see here the Award of his Jubilee tourney 2016. The level is very high and the judge Gandev said that preparing this award was the most difficult in his practice!(KoBulChess, 02.05.2016)