Originals 19-290419

 


Original Problems

 

19th, 23rd, 29th of April, 2019

  • (29.04) No.1403 – N.Shankar Ram (#3 ; Camel,(0,1)+(0,3) Leaper ; Kamikaze). With a gratitude to the author for his long solution fully prepared for animation! 
  • (29.04) No.1397.1 – Paul Rãican (PG 30.5 ; Duelist ; Berolina Pawns). “Here is my attempt to fix the demolished 1397: I introduced 24…Ra8-a5+ 25.BPa4xa5” (Author)
  • (29.04) No.1402 – Anatoly Stepochkin (h#2 ; Lion). Cyclic Zilahi / change of functions.
  • (23.04) No.1401 – Eric Huber (hs#3 ; Neutral pieces ; PartialParalysis, Leffie). “Leffie is the fairy condition of Quartz TT 13, launched in Quartz 46. The problem below is not thematical for the tourney (fairy pieces are not accepted).”  (Author)
  • (19.04) No.1400 – Mario Parrinello (h#2 ; Anda). “…dedicated to Bulgarian Grandmaster Petko Petkov… His new fairy conditions (ANDA and ANDA inverse) are very interesting and they promise great composing possibilities. …”  (Author)
  • (19.04) No.1399 – S.N. Ravi Shankar (h#2.5 ; Duellist Chess). “…two white mates possible in 3 moves from the initial position…”  (Author)

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-2019/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Not appointed yet. 


JF Award Retro & PG problems 2017-2018

Award Retro&PG 2017-18

I believe, even those who don’t have any close relations with Retro/PG problems will enjoy the introduction to this award! But what to say about the lovers of this genre?.. I think it’s so wonderful gift to all of you! Very much grateful to Dirk for so fast and interesting judgement (I have to tell that the first draft version of the award was sent to me 2 months ago, and I’m the only reason of the delayed publication)!


Congratulations to the winners and to all participants of this 2-years long competition! 


Originals 16-170419

 


Original Problems

 

16-17th of April, 2019

  • (17.04) No.1398 – Eric Huber (hs#3 ; Protean Chess, Anda). “A very simple problem that features two fairy conditions that make our (fairy) front pages. The new fairy condition Anda was presented by Petko Pekov on KoBulChess on April 10th  ; Francfort/Protean Chess is the theme of the hs#3 thematic tourney BIT 2019 with deadline on April 30th” (Author)
  • (16.04) No.1397 – Paul Rãican (PG 30 ; Duelist ; Berolina Pawns). Dedicated to quartzomaniacs: Vlaicu Crisan, Eric Huber, Cornel Pacurar, Arpad Rusz. (Author)

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-2019/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Not appointed yet. 


Krassimir Gandev passed away 12.04.2019

KobulChess reports as of April 12th, 2019:

Sad news: IM Krassimir Gandev passed away today

(12.04.2019) I am sad to inform that the great bulgarian chess composer IM Krassimir Gandev passed away today… He was with bad health for several years and today he lost the fight. Krassimir Gandev was fantastic composer and also good solver in the past. Here you can see more about him and some of his best compositions.

Gandev was born on 21st March 1946 in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria). 
He made his first steps in chess composition in 1966 when he met Petko Petkov in Sofia and the following active cooperation and contacts which he maintained with other famous Bulgarian composers and also with editors of foreign magazines contributed to his quick advancement in this art. His contribution in West Germany was exceptionally successful and his chess problems were published and accepted with great triumph in magazines such as “Schach Echo”, ”Feenschach” and “Die Schwalbe”. His style of composing was distinguished with his originality of ideas and perfect form… Read more →

Originals 080419

 

 


Original Problems

 

08th of April, 2019

  • (08.04) No.1396 – Julia Vysotska (hs#3,5). This problem composed for the 17th Baltic Solving Cup I dedicate to Marjan Kovačević, who highly supported the competition with his original problems, even hs#(!) problem, pushed “fairy” me to compose my own too; who’s offered an idea of U16 Baltic Cup and helped with selection of the problems; and after all – who has a Birthday today! Happy Birthday, Marjan! My best wishes.. and thank you!
  • (08.04) No.1395 – Marjan Kovačević (hs#3). The problem was composed for the 17th Baltic Solving Cup, 06.04.2019. With gratitude to Marjan for supporting Latvian tournament and for giving his first ever composed hs# problem for publication on JF!

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-2019/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Not appointed yet.