ANATOLE F. IANOVCIC MT

ANATOLE F. IANOVCIC MT

The Romanian magazine Componist-Buletin Problemistic is announcing the Memorial Tournament dedicated to Anatole F. Ianovcic, in order to commemorate 35 years from his passing away.

The tourney is for direct problems with mate in 2 moves, containing at least one grasshopper and/or at least one nightrider (other fairy pieces/conditions are not allowed), showing the Ianovcic theme: in the initial position, two black pieces A and B are half-pinned; after the key, a white line-piece C (= Q, R, B, G, N) is pinned by B (it could be already pinned); in the thematic variation, A plays, self-pinning B and, due to a black interference, allows C to give mate with a Pelle move (a move on the pin-line).

Entries should be sent until November 1st 2020, at the tournament director Dinu-Ioan Nicula, e-mail: nicudin004@yahoo.com
Announcement with examples in PDF | Prizes in chess literature.


Originals April 2020

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

April, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: Kenneth Solja (Finland), Paul Raican (Romania) & Michel Caillaud (France), Bernd Gräfrath (Germany)

  • (24.04) No.1500 (hs#3.5 ; Lion, Grasshopper ; Take & Make) Borislav Gadjanski (Serbia). What to say here? I believe, it’s a problem for no.1500! 
  • (23.04) No.1499 (Ser-h#19 ; neutral Lion, Grasshopper ; Alphabetic Chess, Couscous Circe, Take & Make) Michael Grushko (Israel).
  • (19.04) No.1498 A & B (h=4.5 / h=3 ; Masand / Masand Generalised) Sébastien Luce (France). Dedicated to Themis Argirakopoulos.
  • (13.04) No.1497 (ser-h=24) Ľuboš Kekely (Slovakia) with a long walk of the black King.
  • (13.04) No.1496 (-14 & #1 Proca ; Anti-Circe) Paul Rãican & Klaus Wenda (Romania/Austria).
  • (13.04) No.1495 (h#2 ; Neutral pieces, Camel, Zebra ; Annan Chess) Franz Pachl, Michael Barth & Sven Trommler (Germany).

(12.04) Happy Easter 2020! 

  • (12.04) No.1494 (–1b & h#1 ; Supercirce)  Manfred Rittirsch (Germany). Manfred’s first original for JF retro section! Welcome!
  • (12.04) No.1493 (h#2.5 ; Mantis)  Claude Beaubestre (France). Mantis = S + Locust, implemented in WinChloe.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson


Conflictio No.23,24 by Juraj Lörinc

Two issues of Conflictio by Juraj Lörinc
are added to the Articles page:

  • Conflictio No.23 (03.03.2020): “The 2nd TT Conflictio for new-strategical fairy twomovers (changes of play and move functions) is announced, it will be judged by Juraj Brabec.”
  • Conflictio No.24 (28.03.2020): “It contains the second part of the Shankar Ram’s research into the Jacobs theme. Additionally, the 3rd TT Conflictio for fairy problems showing Jacobs is announced, it will be judged by Narayan Shankar Ram.”

Originals March 2020 (2)

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

March, 2020 (2)

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: Claude Beaubestre (France), Seetharaman Kalyan (India), Manfred Rittirsch (Germany), Franz Pachl & Michael Barth & Sven Trommler (Germany)

  • (31.03) No.1492 (#2 ; Orphans)  David L. Brown (USA). “…have these “Acidmates” been done before? Is this the first thematic appearance?” (Author)
    Warm welcome to David in Original problems of JF!
  • (31.03) No.1491 (s#5* ; Circe, Maximummer)  Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia). The fight of white and black Rook.
  • (31.03) No.1490 (#2* ; Breton Adverse)  Hubert Gockel (Germany). Mate transference in set-play / solution.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson


“Pata morgana” – Quick TT-240 by SuperProblem

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Quick Composing TT-240 by SuperProblem

Tourney name: “Pata morgana
Stipulation: =N, ser-=N, h=N.5, hs=N.5, ser-hs=N
Theme: in a diagram position of =N, ser-=N, h=N.5 (hs=N.5, ser-hs=N) problem, Black (White) is stalemated. But White (Black) begins a play and, due to absence of waiting moves, he is forced to destroy this stalemate.
In solution, a structure of final stalemate can be the same or different compare to the one in the diagram position.
Any kinds of twins are allowed if its are thematic. Fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed.
Depending on quantity and quality of sent problems, the judge can divided an award into several subsections or, vice versa, can combine several sections into the one.
Judge: Aleksey Oganesjan. | Closing date: May 7, 2020 Download the announcement (pdf, 220 KB)
Entries to Aleksey Oganesjan via e-mail: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com
Award will be published on the website http://superproblem.ru


ChessProblems.ca Bulletin – issue 17, December 2019

Issue 17, December 2019, of the ChessProblems.ca Bulletin is available online at http://Bulletin.ChessProblems.caIncludes Originals, 4 articles (Andreas Thoma, Jeff Coakley & Andrey Frolkin, Arno Tüngler, Adrian Storisteanu), TT9 & TT10 Report, Blast from the Past IV.

The bulletin is published by Cornel Pacurar since March 2014 and is mainly dedicated to Fairies, Series-Movers in particular.


Originals March 2020

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

March, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: Nobody in the waiting list..

  • (21.03) No.1489 (–2(w,b) & h=1 ; Nightrider ; Circe Assassin)  Adrian Storisteanu (Canada). “I was looking at the diagram of the final position, with those white queen crown symbols, was reminded of what corona means, and decided this is a pretty timely composition. Created by chance, most probably a prankish subconscious at work!?” (Author)
  • (21.03) No.1488 (PG 13.5 ; Leffie, Back home)  Nicolas Dupont (France). “Come and go castling in a capture-free proof game (maybe a novelty)!” (Author)

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson


Originals February 2020 (2)

 

 

 

Original Problems
JF-2020/I

 

February, 2020 (2)

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: nobody in the waiting list…

  • (29.02) No.1487 (h#2 ; Face-To-Face, Breton)  Pierre Tritten (France). Change of move by black Knight: positive & negative effects…
  • (29.02) No.1486 (h#3 ; Circe, Point Reflection)  Claude Beaubestre (France). “I was working for the Munich Fairy Chess Tourney 2020 (which demands h#2) when I found this wenigsteiner matrix in h#3.” (Author)
  • (24.02) No.1485 (h#3 ; Neutral Double Grasshoppers)  Wilfried Neef (Germany). Warm welcome to Wilfried in Original problems section of JF!
  • (24.02) No.1484 (PG 9.5 ; Nanna)  Nicolas Dupont (France). Author presents a new fairy condition, Nanna, which is a kind of reverse of Annan.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson