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15-21th of April, 2014:

  • (21.04) No.530 Karol Mlynka  – Non-standard AUW with a use of royal neutral Pawn!
  • (18.04) No.529 Rainer Kuhn  – Welcome to a new author with a nice Tanagra problem with two fairy conditions!
  • (16.04) No.528 Nicolas Dupont  – A big surprise! The first PG problem with Disparate condition!
  • (15.04) No.527 Daniel Novomesky - An elegant Tanagra-Aristocrat with excellent Isardam effects!
  • (15.04) Fairings No.37 by Chris Feather is added to the Articles section. The guests of this issue are: Geoff Foster and Klaus Wenda

All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of  Original Problems menu on the top. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2014(I)Vlaicu Crișan. The judge for Retro and PG problems 2013 – 2014Hans Gruber. 


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10th of April, 2014:

Today Julia’sFairies website celebrates its 2 years! And this morning I’m happy to publish and to show you this composition by IGM Petko Petkov:

  • (10.04) No.526 - An excellent Disparate composition, model mates, thematic try-play and instructive detailed comment by the author! The problem is dedicated to me, with author’s comment “in a honor of the two-years anniversary of Julia’sFairies website and successful creative work”. Thank you so much, dear Petko

All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of  Original Problems menu on the top. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2014(I)Vlaicu Crișan. The judge for Retro and PG problems 2013 – 2014Hans Gruber. 


ann-apetkov-100mtANDON PETKOV – 100 MT
announced by Petko A. Petkov:

To mark the 100th anniversary of birth of my father, Andon Petkov, and the 70th anniversary of his tragic death, I announce

An international tournament for composing of HS#(HS=, HS==) problems

on the theme: HS# with a use of fairy elements – fairy pieces, or(and) fairy conditions – in two sections – a) Problems up to 3 moves; b) Problems in more than 3 moves.

All originals should be computer tested with any of the following programs: Popeye, WinChloe, Alybadix. Please send your originals by e-mail till October 1st, 2014, to the following address: Petko Petkov, ppetkov2702@gmail.com

The award will be published by the end of 2014.

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1st-2nd of April, 2014:

  • (02.04) No.525 Andreas Thoma - An interesting Retro created with Pawns only! Congratulations to Andreas with the first publication in Original Problems section of JF!
  • (01.04) No.524 Michael Grushko - A four-men typical for Israeli maestro!

All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of  Original Problems menu on the top. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2014(I)Vlaicu Crișan. The judge for Retro and PG problems 2013 – 2014Hans Gruber. 


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25-30th of March, 2014:

  • (30.03) No.523 Petko A. Petkov -  Transformation of initial double battery in a complicated Disparate problem! Petko dedicates this problem to the memory of his father, Andon Petkov (1914-2014).
  • (29.03) No.522 Karol Mlynka - Mixed AUW with only 3 pieces! The problem is dedicated to the 60th birthday of Slovak composer Ivan Jarolín on the 31st of March. Best wishes from JF website as well!
  • (27.03) No.521 Chris Feather - An exotic four-men with neutral AUW and three fairy conditions! Enjoy author’s detailed comments to Mars Circe condition and to the both solutions of the problem! This problem I’ve got by postal mail.. and have thought again that there’s something special in the paper envelopes!
  • (26.03) No.509.1 Henryk Grudzinski - An improvement to No.509 after comment by Paul Rãican!
  • (25.03) No.520 Cornel Pacurar - A perfect three-phase play with a surprising construction of only 5 pieces!
  • (25.03) No.519 János Mikitovics - A nice hs# Miniature, Aristocrat with a difficult play!

All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of  Original Problems menu on the top. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2014(I)Vlaicu Crișan. The judge for Retro and PG problems 2013 – 2014Hans Gruber. 


The AWARD of “Vladimir Zabunov – 85 MT” is published on KoBulChess.com!

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“Here is the Award of the Vladimir Zabunov – 85 MT 2014! The tourney was announced in 2013 which was the 85 anniversary year of Zabunov’s birthday. I thank all participants and congratulate the awarded composers! Many thanks to the judge IGM Petko Petkov for his Award which is open for claims for next 30 days.”
(Diyan Kostadinov)

Thanks a lot to the judge, Petko A. Petkov, and director of tournament, Diyan Kostadinov!

WinChloe – a new release and update of Echecs database
as of 12-Mar-2014!

  • A new version of WinChloe solving program (by Christian Poisson)  is released on 12th of March, 2014! See Readme of WinChloe 3.25 for features added or corrected.
  • The latest update (as of 12-Mar-2014) of WinChloe Echecs database is available for those, who uses it. The number of problems has increased till 516022!  
  • 316 of original problems published at Julia’sFairies are added to WinChloe Echecs database as of 12-Mar-2014. Thanks a lot to all who does this huge work of updating and to the author, Christian Poisson!!

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11-20th of March, 2014:

  • (20.03) No.518 Francesco Simoni - Meredith-Aristocrat with recently implemented Face To Face fairy condition!
  • (18.03) No.517 János Mikitovics - An interesting Miniature with difficult solution!
  • (12.03) No.516 Igor Kochulov - Duplex in Take&Make problem composed with neutral pieces only!
  • (12.03) No.515 Franz Pachl & Michael Barth – A difficult h#2 with exotic Take&Make content!
  • (12.03) No.514 Mario Parrinello - An excellent hs#3, Take&Make with 5 thematic half-moves in each solutions! 
  • (11.03) No.512, 513 Kjell Widlert – a noted Swedish composer, editor of “Springaren” magazine and also the last time one of the best commentators on JF! Two problems by Kjell have an uncommon fairy conditions and minimal white material.
  • (11.03) No.511 Eric Huber – A nice dedication and complicated to solve three-man in typical Eric’s style! Not long ago I welcomed Eric as a judge of JF-2013/III, but this time I’m happy to welcome his first publication in Original Problems section of JF!

All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of  Original Problems menu on the top. The judge for informal fairy tourney 2014(I)Vlaicu Crișan. The judge for Retro and PG problems 2013 – 2014Hans Gruber.