Originals 11-311016

 

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11-31th of October, 2016

  • (31.10) No.1150, 1151 – Harald Grubert. Two miniatures: No.1150 (h#3.5; Eagle; Sparrow; Moose); No.1151 (h#3; Imitator). Warm welcome to Harald in Original Problems section of JF!
  • (26.10) No.1148, 1149 – N.Shankar Ram. Two problems in 2 moves: No.1148 (r#2); No.1149 (#2; Nightrider).
  • (25.10) No.1147 – Peter Harris (hs=5.5; Maximummer; Sentinelles Pion Advers). Dedicated to Seetharaman.
  • (24.10) No.1146 – Paul Rãican (PG 16.5; Masand).
  • (23.10) No.1145 – Ya’aqov Mintz (PG 4.5).
  • (19.10) No.1144 – Peter Harris (h#6; Royal piece; KoeKo). “In the January 2006 issue of The Problemist John Rice wrote an article “Kolner Kontaktschach (Koeko)” that featured a problem by the inventor HeinzZander and 6 of mine – 3 for illustration and 3 for solving. A book prize was offered for the best solutions and comments. (Eric Huber won the prize).” (P.H.)
  • (16.10) No.1143 – Peter Harris (h#7/h=6; Royal piece; KoeKo; Maximummer; Sentinelles Pion Advers).
  • (11.10) No.1142 – Andrey Zhuravlev, Valery Shanshin & Gennady Egorov (h#2; PWC). Warm welcome to all three authors in Original problems section of JF!

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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.


Encoding fairy chess symbols in Unicode

fairy-chess-unicode-annEncoding fairy chess symbols in Unicode

There is an initiative by Garth Wallace to make a proposal for Unicode Consortium to encode fairy chess symbols. WFCC have supported the idea, and we need community input. If interested, please join a discussion in a Google group:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/fairy-chess-unicode

Iļja Ketris [Posted @ MatPlus Forum, Oct 10, 2016]


Originals 01-091016

 

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Original Problems

 

1-9th of October, 2016

  • (09.10) No.1141 – Peter Harris (h=1.5; Super-Circe; Anti-Andernach; Isardam). With gratitude for the dedication!
  • (07.10) No.1140 – Sébastien Luce (h#3; PWC; Take&Make). Black King in 4 corners.
  • (05.10) No.1139 – Oliver Sick (ser-#83; Argentinian Chess; Saltador; Faro; Loco; Senora). The first demonstration of Argentinian Chess on JF is No.1089,1090 by Oliver.
  • (04.10) No.1137, 1138 – Erich Bartel. Two miniatures: No.1137 (ser-s#14; Circe Equipollents; Alphabetic Chess; Fers; Grasshopper; Equihopper), No.1138 (ser-==10; Circe Equipollents; Madrasi; Nightrider).
  • (03.10) No.1136 – Georgy Evseev & Boris Shorokhov (h#2; PWC; Non-stop Equihopper). Four phases with cyclic anti-dual choice.
  • (03.10) No.1135 – Andrew Buchanan (h#5; Chess4E71) with some additions to the definition of Chess4E71 given in No.1127.
  • (01.10)  Fairings No.50 – Chris Feather, distributed by Stephen Emmerson, is added to the Articles section!
  • (01.10) No.1133, 1134 – Vito Rallo. Two miniatures: No.1133 (h#2; Annan Chess; Grasshopper); No.1134 (h#2; Messigny Chess).

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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.


Originals 19-270916

 

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19-27rd of September, 2016

  • (27.09) No.1132 – Alberto Armeni (=3; Circe; Madrasi; Maximummer). Babson task.
  • (23.09) No.1131 – Chris Feather (ser-h#25; Alphabetic Chess). The author of Fairings himself!
  • (22.09) No.1130 – Pierre Tritten (ser-h#4; Circe Equipollents). “A mechanism used by Chris on Fairings 45(4).” (PT)
  • (22.09) No.1129 – Ľuboš Kekely (h#4; White Super-Transmuting King).
  • (20.09) No.1128 – Themis Argirakopoulos (h#2; Circe; Take&Make; Madrasi). Change of fairy conditions in the twins.
  • (19.09) No.1127 – Andrew Buchanan (h=3; Chess4E71). Warm welcome to Andrew with the presentation of his new fairy condition Chess4E71!

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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.


“TMP” League 2016

macedonian-problemistThe Macedonian ambien Problemist (“TMP”) announces the formal tourney “TMP” League 2016 in four sections (free themes): #2 – Miodrag Mladenovi?; #3 – Aleksandr Sygurov; s#3-7 – Živko Janevski; h#4-8 – Zlatko Mihajloski (a reserve judge for any section – Hans Gruber). Entries for any of the above tourneys should be sent by 1 October 2016: Zoran Gavrilovski, ul. “Karpoševo vostanie” br. 4 (zgrada A3), vlez 3, stan 10, MK-1020 Skopje, Macedonia (or by e-mail to mprobl@yahoo.com).

The tourney brochure with the awards and the total ladder will be published in 2016 and all participants will receive the preliminary awards by e-mail. The authors of honoured problems will receive the tourney brochure by snail mail and the best-placed authors (in particular section(s) or the total ladder) will also receive some issues of “The Macedonian Problemist” as a modest magazine-prize.


Originals 02-180916

 

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2-18th of September, 2016

  • (18.09) No.1022.1 – Vincenzo Tinebra (#2; Circe; Antelope; Giraffe; Grasshopper; Lion; Locust; Nightrider). The original problem is related to JF-2016(I), and the version was shown in the comments before the end of that period, so, in spite of the late official publication I’ve agreed with the judge to relate the version to the old period too. Dedicated to Stephen Emmerson.
  • (15.09) No.1126 – Valerio Agostini & Gabriele Brunori (h#2; Gnu; Black Oscillating Kings). The first time on JF the Oscillating Kings: After each move the Kings exchange their places.
  • (14.09) No.1124, 1125 – Erich Bartel. Two serial problems: No.1124 (ser-==6; Circe Chameleon; Madrasi RI; Alphabetic Chess), No.1125 (ser-s#15; Circe Equipollents; White Minimummer; Marguerite).
  • (11.09) No.1123 – Igor Kochulov (h#3; Lion; Koeko). Super AUW.
  • (03.09) No.1122 – Gani Ganapathi (PG 9).
  • (03.09) No.1121 – Anatoly Stepochkin (h#2; Grasshopper; Lion).
  • (02.09) No.1120 – Aleksey Oganesjan (hs#5). hs# Valladao of 9 pieces.

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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.


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).

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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