5th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2017 (C 1.2.2017)

FIDE-logo5th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2017 (C 1.2.2017)

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 5th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2017 in eight sections.

The tournament is coordinated with the WFCC Presidium and is a part of the joint efforts by FIDE and WFCC for the popularization and development of chess composition worldwide.

The tournament sections and judges are as follows: → more…


Originals 26-270816

 

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Original Problems

 

26-27th of August, 2016

  • (27.08) No.1119 – Krassimir Gandev (h#2; Locust; Giraffe; Nightrider; Super Pawn; Dummy; Grasshopper). A task of 7 solutions.
  • (26.08) No.1118 – Anatoly Stepochkin (h#3; Rose; KoeKo).

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.


Gligor Denkovski Memorial Tourney

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The announcement

Gligor Denkovski Memorial Tourney

To commemorate the 70th birthday of Gligor Denkovski (20 August 1946 – 15 January 2015), a formal composing tourney is announced in three sections.

Section A: Orthodox proof games, showing a combination of at least one typical retro theme and at least one theme or motif traditionally seen in other problem genres. Judge: Kostas Prentos.

Section B: Orthodox helpmate threemovers (h#2.5–3) with free theme. Judge: Nikola Predrag.

Section C: Orthodox selfmates (s#2–n) with free theme. Judge: Miodrag Mladenović.

Closing date for all sections is 31 March 2017.
Entries should be sent to Ivan Denkovski, email:
denkovski@hotmail.com


Originals 16-220816

 

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Original Problems

 

16-22nd of August, 2016

  • (22.08) No.1117 – Miodrag Mladenović (hs=4.5). Without fairy pieces/conditions.
  • (21.08) No.1114.1 – Anatoly Stepochkin & Juraj Lörinc (h#2.5; Grasshopper; Lion). An improved version of No.1114.
  • (20.08) No.1116 – Gani Ganapathi (h#2; Locust; Castling Chess).
  • (18.08) No.1115 – Vitaly Medintsev (hs#4). Without fairy pieces/conditions.
  • (16.08) No.1114 – Anatoly Stepochkin (h#2; Grasshopper; Lion).
  • (16.08) No.1113 – Ladislav Packa (h#2.5*; Take&Make).
  • (16.08)  Fairings No.49 – Chris Feather, distributed by Stephen Emmerson, is added to the Articles section!

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.


Longest Series Tournament

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Here we are… 5 years later ! I hope all of you are doing fine… I am glad to be back after such a long time, to organize once more a series tournament that is so much fun for many of us. Thanks to Arno for the gentle push.

This time around it will be somewhat different… it will basically be a 4-in-1 tournament, presenting 4 completely different themes. Each one of those could be part of a tournament all by itself.” →See more…


Originals 120816

 

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Original Problems

 

12th of August, 2016

So much delighted to welcome two new authors in JF’s Original problems section:
Marjan Kovačević and Valery Gurov! Thank you very much!

  • (12.08) No.1112 – Valery Gurov, Georgy Evseev, Dmitri Turevski, Boris Shorokhov (h#2; Take&Make).
  • (12.08) No.1111 – Julia Vysotska, Marjan Kovačević (#2; Chameleon).

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.


The memories of Belgrade…

jv-BelgradeThe memories of Belgrade…

wccc2016-logo…The end of the Congress and the end of the season in many ways. For many of us WCCC & WCSC is something to plan and to prepare for  a long time before. And each of us has different reasons, wishes, demands, ambitions… something to wait for, something to hope for. 

And after months of waiting the week of a Congress comes and suddenly days start to run several times faster, and it turns out there’s not so much time for everything planned… and let it be, let’s save it for the next time! → more…

Grateful to the organizers for their huge work and warm attention. Liking Serbian people a lot. Keeping in my heart the images of the warm twilight on the Danube, slowly turning into the night’s brilliance of the moon and lights of the castle, the city line and the numerous bridges we were passing…

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Original Problems

 

9-10th of August, 2016

  • (10.08) No.1110 – Jean-Marc Loustau (#2; Nightrider; NAO; PAO; VAO).
  • (10.08) No.1109 – S.N. Ravi Shankar (#9; All-in-Chess(C-); Growing Men).
  • (09.08) No.1107, 1108 – Vito Rallo. Two miniatures: No.1107 (h#2.5; Andernach Chess); No.1108 (h#3.5; KoeKo).
  • (09.08) No.1106 – Daniele Gatti (r#2). Reflexmate with tries.

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.


WCCC2016 Unofficial Composing Tournaments: The Awards

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14th Romanian Tzuica Tourney

  • Theme: hs#n/hs=n, Rundlauf of at least 4 moves (see PDF document)
  • The AWARD by Vlaicu Crişan & Eric Huber

16th Japanese Sake Tourney

  • Theme: H#2, Colorless Chess (see PDF document)
  • The AWARD by Tadashi Wakashima, Toshiki Kobayashi, Masato Yoshii

See Prize giving for composing and solving tourneys on youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNFsm7tQH10