Petko A. Petkov 75JT Award

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PAP 75JT AWARD

StrateGems-logoPetko A. Petkov 75th Jubilee Tourney Award
(by Petko A. Petkov)

StrateGems announces the Award of the jubilee tourney of its esteemed editor Petko A. Petkov (born February 27th, 1942 in Dobrich, Bulgaria). 

The director of the tournament, Chief Editor of StrateGems, Mike Prcic, thanks all participants and congratulates the winners.

“Forty-six composers, from sixteen countries participate in this tourney. I want to express my warm gratitude to the many of my friends-composers who sent exactly 100 memorable originals (for all three sections) for participation in my jubilee tourney. I also express my heartfelt thanks to the organizer of this remarkable event, StrateGems, as well to my dear friend Mike Prcic, who directed the tourney.” (Petko A. Petkov)


Originals 09-210317

 

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Original Problems

 

9-21th of March, 2017

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  • (21.03) No.1198 – Geoff Foster (s#22; Alphabetic Chess). “It might be the first time that ABC Chess has been used in a selfmate (there are no examples in WinChloe)!” (Author)
  • (18.03) No.1197 – Aleksey Oganesjan (h=4).
  • (18.03) No.1196 – Sébastien Luce (h==4,5; Jaguar). Dedicated to Abdelaziz Onkoud, the Jaguar of Tremblay.
    “Normally, playing chess is a quiet game…” (Author)
  • (15.03) No.1195 – Neal Turner (s#2; Royal Grasshopper; SAT).
  • (09.03) No.1194 – Karol Mlynka (h#2; Locust; Super-Transmuting King).
  • (09.03) No.1193 – Franz Pachl (hs#3; Neutral Nightrider & Zebra; Circe). So much grateful for the dedication! Is it fair I’ve got the both – the recent Award of JF made in amazingly short time and this beautiful problem?
  • (09.03) No.1192 – Václav Kotěšovec (ser-h#14; Grasshopper; Kangaroo).

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 JF-2017(I) is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Munich Fairy Chess Tournament 2017

mpk-Blaetter-annAnnouncement Munich Fairy Chess Tournament 2017
Argentinian chess or Argentinian pieces

Required are helpmates h#n in 2 or more moves on a 8×8 board with the fairy condition Argentinian chess or the Argentinian pieces señora, faro, loco as well as saltador. The theme is free. Further fairy pieces and fairy conditions are not accepted. Problems in more than one phase are allowed, whether with set play, multiple solutions, twinnings or some combination of those methods. →Announcement (PDF)

Judge: Franz Pachl | Tournament director: Rolf Kohring | Closing date: December 31th, 2017
Submissions should be sent to mpk-blaetter@gmx.de or Rolf Kohring, Bolkamer Straße 5a, D-83104 Tuntenhausen, Germany.


AWARD JF-2016/II

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Preliminary Award JF-2016/II

Dear Friends,
I believe I have a very nice surprise to you (same as it was for me), as who could expect to see the Award in a few months after the end of informal tournament? From 87 problems judged 34 problems rewarded, and the Award with diagrams is fully prepared for publication by the judge: 

The Award of Julia’sFairies-2016/II
by Franz Pachl

My sincerest gratitude to the judge, and congratulations to all authors of rewarded problems! As always, I’m inviting all readers to give a feedback to the authors of published problems, to tell what you like in the problems, remembering that not only the improvements or critics are of the main importance.

The Award is provisional and will become final after one month. – Julia


Andernach 2017 problem chess meeting

andernach-gestaltete43rd Fairy Chess Meeting in Andernach

The 43rd meeting of (fairy) chess friends will take place at Ratskeller, Hochstrasse in D-56626 Andernach as in the last few years, at the long Ascension weekend, May 25-28, 2017.

The (non)program will be as usual meeting, talking, composing, solving, …

As usual you should arrange your accomodation for yourself, but if necessary you may ask bernd ellinghoven (mail: be.fee(at)t-online.de) for support.