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19-25th of July, 2016

Waiting list of 2 problems… I apologize for slow publishing till August, 9th.

  • (25.07) No.1105 – Aleksey Oganesjan (hs#2.5). Aristocratic miniature.
  • (22.07) No.1102, 1103, 1104 – Karol Mlynka: No.1102 (h#2; White Super-Transmuting King; Magic King), No.1103 (pser-h#6; White Super-Transmuting King; Circe Parrain; Einstein Chess), No.1104 (h#2.5; Superpawn; White Super-Transmuting King (in check!); Circe PWC; Black Transmuted King).
  • (21.07) No.1100, 1101 – Erich Bartel: No.1100 (ser-s#27; Circe Equipollents; Alphabetic Chess; Double Grasshopper), No.1101 (ser-==8; Circe Equipollents; Madrasi; Giraffe; Gnu; Nightrider).
  • (20.07) No.1099 – Semion Shifrin (h#2; Take&Make). Dedicated to the all participants of 10th WCCT, section G.
  • (19.07) No.1098 – Ladislav Salai jr., Emil Klemanič, Michal Dragoun (h#2; Lion; Camel). Cycle of four squares.
  • (19.07) No.1097 – Peter Harris (h#1.5; Super-Circe; Super-Andernach; Isardam).
  • (19.07) No.1096 – Daniele Gatti (h=4).

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(II) – Franz PachlThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


30-day tourney Marianka Festival Cup 2016

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Slovak organization of chess composition announces on the occasion of the 8th International Chess Composition Festival 30-day tourney Marianka Festival Cup 2016 C 17.8.2016.

Theme: Twomover in three phases with two variations each using any kind of fairy pieces, but no fairy conditions. Any combinations of mate changes and transferences are allowed, except change of two mates in three phases (Z-32-26). It is also allowed to extend the thematical content (number of phases, variations, move functions etc.). Anybody can take part in the tourney, including composers not present in Marianka. The closing date is the 17.8.2016, entries to the director and judge Juraj Brabec (only by e-mail) – to brabec@brabec.sk. The results will be announced at the end of the festival on Sunday 21.8.2015, the winner will get the Marianka 2016 Festival Cup. See examples in Marianka Cup 2016 announcement (PDF).

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7-9th of July, 2016

Dear friends, the week starting tomorrow, 10-17.07, I’m on family vacation and most probably won’t be able to publish anything. Also, I’ll be slow in publications the last weeks before WCCC (need some time for the own composing) and during it. For now I have a waiting list of 7 problems… Please, be patient! Thank you!!

  • (09.07) No.1095 – Hubert Gockel & Eugene Rosner (#2; Anti-Circe).
  • (09.07) No.1094 – Dieter Müller (#5; Grid Chess).
  • (07.07) No.1093 – Anatoly Stepochkin (h#3; Lion; KoKo).
  • (07.07) No.1092 – Krassimir Gandev (ser-s=17; Royal piece; Berolina Super Pawn; Super Pawn; Grasshopper; 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(II) – Franz PachlThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


37th RIFACE, the results

st-germain-au-mont-d-orSee the RESULTS of the 37th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) which took place from Friday, May 13, 2016 to Monday, May 16, 2016 at Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or.

The 1st HM in Retros has been cooked, after the final judgment, by François Labelle with : 1. d4 a5 2. Ff4 a4 3. h4 axh3 4. Fd6 hxg2 5. Ch3 g1=C 6. f4 Cf3+ 7. exf3 h5 8. Fe2 Th6 9. O-O c6 10. Rh2 Db6 11. Fc7 Td6 12. Tfg1 g6 13. Df1 Fe1 14. Tah1 Ch6 15. c4 O-O-O-O” (Jérôme Auclair).


The judge of JF-2016/II

pachl_franz_dorisI’m very glad to announce the judge of informal tournament JF-2016/II – Franz Pachl – an International Judge with 90 problem-tourneys judged, an International Grand Master with 140 album points. Franz has composed near 1.400 problems, of which 1.000 are honoured. His favorite genre is fairy-chess. 

Franz was born on 8.01.1951, married since 1972, has a son Markus (1975) and a grandson Neo (2011). (On the photo: Franz with his wife Doris).

 Warm welcome to Franz!

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You’re welcome to participate in the second informal tournament of this year – JF-2016/II, July-December!
Any fairy problem can participate, and I’m here for you to publish it faster. – Julia


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3th of July, 2016

  • (03.07) No.1091 – Peter Harris (h#2; Super-Circe; Super-Andernach Chess; Transmuted Kings). Dedicated to Petko Petkov.
  • (03.07) No.1089, 1090 – Oliver Sick. Presentation of Argentinian Chess with two original problems dedicated to Manfred Rittirsch: No.1089 (h#5; Argentinian Chess); No.1090 (ser-hs#12; Argentinian Chess; Circe; 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(II) – not appointed yetThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


End of JF-2016/I

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Dear Friends,

JF‘s informal tourney for fairy problems published in January-June’2016 – JF-2016/I is ended on June, 30th. The judge of this period – Petko Petkov – has a list of 96 fairy problems (all original problems published on JF this year, till 30.06.2016, except Retro&PG problems). I’d like to thank all authors who participate in this tournament and all of you who’s given the spirit, creativity, ideas, advises and experience in your works and comments in this period! Thanks a lot to Petko Petkov for his current and future work! 

I’m sorry to tell you that the judge of the next period, July-December’2016, is not appointed yet. Of course, I’ll gladly accept and publish your works, at your own risk 🙂 .

Judging is something not easy to ask for… even hoping that it’s not only a hard work to be done, but it’s also a challenge, a honor, a pleasure in analyzing of many interesting works, and a final satisfaction about the result. Please, let me know if any of you would be willing to take JF-2016/II. I’d be very grateful for it!

And the last thing.. and one of the most important of the year – WCCC2016! Good luck to all of you who will participate in composing/solving competitions! Have a nice trips and a nice stay in Belgrade who’s coming! Myself, I’ll be very glad to come and to meet all of you! (222 participants as of now!) – Julia