Award of JF, October 2017 to March 2018

Award JF-10/2017-03/2018

With a gratitude to Shankar Ram, who for the 2nd time kindly accepted judging of JF original fairy problems and has made his Award so fast! Enjoy the selection of the problems, the statistical summary of 19 kinds (!) provided by the judge, and the Award JF-10/2017-03/2018 itself fully designed by Shankar Ram!  Thanks a lot to all participants and congratulations to the winners!


16th TT by Phénix: Conditionsfromply / Conditionsuntilply (C 1.07.2019)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE
16th THEMATIC TOURNEY

The editorial board of Phénix are annoncing their 16th Thematic Tourney. It is asked to compose problems with these options of WinChloe : Conditionsfromply=n and / or Conditionsuntilply=n     

⇒ See an article by IGM Petko Petkov “THE WONDERFUL FAIRY OPTIONS OF WinChloe”
dedicated to Christian Poisson

There are four sections in the tournament:

  • Section A – direct mates (#2-n, s#2-n, r#2-n) with stalemate (=) and double-stalemate (= =) accepted
  • Section B – helpmates (h#2-n) with stalemate (=) et double-stalemate (= =) accepted
  • Section C – series (sd#2-n, sh#2-n, ss#2-n, sr#2-n), with stalemate (=) et double-stalemate (= =) accepted
  • Section D – hs# 2-n coups (with stalemate (=) et double-stalemate (= =) accepted)

Any number of problems by each author in each section. All problems must be tested by WinChloe (C+). In case of a small number of participants, sections might be reduced to only one award.

Limit date for sending : July 1st 2019, to the Tourney’s director : Laurent Riguet, 1 rue Jules Verne, F-60560 Orry la Ville or to the internet adress : travailphenix@gmail.com | The judge is Petko Petkov


The Final Award in TT-216 (The Magic Wonder Masand Chess, fairies)

superproblem-ru

Dear chess friends!

The Final Award in TT-216 (The Magic Wonder Masand Chess, fairies) has been published:

http://superproblem.ru/htm/tourneys/quick-tt/results/2018/tt-216_award.html

There are no changes compared to the provisional award. Please, check the correctness of names, positions and solutions. We thank all participants of the tourney and congratulate the Prize winners! Best wishes – Aleksey Oganesjan


Original problems 2019 starting February!

Dear composers, I’d like to announce that publication of Original problems for JF-2019/I  I will start from February, 1st. Would be grateful to you if you won’t hurry to send me your works before that date, please! 

The same time glad to tell you, that Shankar Ram is finishing his Award for JF-10/2017-3/2018. So, hopefully, it might be published in February as well.   — Julia


Originals 29-311218

 


Original Problems

 

29-30th,31st of December, 2018

Dear Friends, Happy New Year to all of you! Thank you for being with me on JF during this year, and about 6 (if really?) years before! Let’s have one more successful, creative, joyful and happy year! Let’s meet 2019!

  • (31.12) No.1369Themis Argirakopoulos (ser-!xZ19 / ser-!xZ20). 2019

  • (30.12) No.1322.2Günther Weeth (11 & #1 Proca Retractor Anti-Circe). Further improvement to No.1322,1322.1.
  • (30.12) No.1368Bojan Bašić (h#2.5 ; Transmuted Kings, Isardam). “…the capture would (re)activate the check…”
  • (30.12) No.1367Sergej Smotrov (hs#6.5 ; KöKo). 5 Chameleon echo mates.
  • (29.12) No.1366Julia Vysotska (hs#2 ; Masand). Pluses and minuses to compare: economy, use of black pieces, avoiding promoted pieces…
  • (29.12) No.1365Jean-Marc Loustau (#2 ; Breton). Dedicated to Pierre Tritten

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-2018/II: Kjell Widlert. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 23-261218

 


Original Problems

 

23rd-26th of December, 2018

Wishing a Merry Christmas to all of you!

  • (26.12) No.1364 – Vladislav Nefyodov (h#3 ; Nao, Leo). Published with gratitude for the dedication!
  • (26.12) No.1363 – Claude Beaubestre (ser-Z(b8)13 ; Madrasi).
  • (26.12) No.1362 – Manfred Rittirsch (h#2 ; Anti-Circe). 
  • (26.12) No.1361 – Anatoly Stepochkin (hs#4 ; KoKo, Norsk Sjakk). Echo mates and again the difference of implementation in Popeye/WinChloe.
  • (26.12) No.1360 – Sergej Smotrov (hs#4). Mirror echo mates. (Author)
  • (24.12) No.1359Jean-Marc Loustau (#2 ; Rook-Lion, Bishop-Lion, Rose-Lion). When Popeye says “Yes” WinChloe replies “No”, when WinChloe says “Yes” Popeye replies “No”!
  • (24.12) No.1354.1 – Aleksey Oganesjan, René Millour & Sergey Shumeiko (hs#5). An improvement to No.1354 shown in the comments: “the key is improved, also Black tempo-move and try with reciprocal interference of wR and bB were added.” (Authors)
  • (23.12) Dear authors, I have about 10 of problems/versions to publish by the end of this year. Will try to do my best to have them all. But I celebrate Christmas and New Year at home too, and can’t spend all my free time here… Could accept only few more this year, in case if precisely prepared, please. – Julia
  • (23.12) No.1358 – Kenneth Solja (h#7 ; Royal Dynasty). Merry Xmas and Happy New Year 2019 to every chess composer (Author)
  • (23.12) No.1357 – Günther Weeth & Dmitrij Baibikov (-25 & #1 Proca Retractor Anti-Circe). With this problem authors replace for the tournament previously published problem No.1261.
  • (23.12) No.1322.1 – Günther Weeth (-11 & #1 Proca Retractor Anti-Circe). Version to No.1322 with a gratitude to Dmitry Baibikov.

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-2018/II: Kjell Widlert. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Award JF-2016/I by Petko Petkov

Dear authors and readers,

For those of you who are not sleeping yet I’ve prepared  something special for this night – to read or to celebrate! With the gratitude to the judge, IGM Petko Petkov, for his enthusiastic and tremendous work to make this Award (among some more others) ready before the end of 3-years cycle!

 

For polishing English I’m very thankfull to Stephen Emmerson, who was so kind to offer me his help, and who’s nice style of writing we all can enjoy now.

 

Congratulations to the winners! Sincerely glad for all of you! Wishing you to be the same successful in the New Year 2019!
And.. of course, your best works are always welcome on JF! – Julia


Originals 03-171218

 


Original Problems

 

3rd-6th; 16-17th of December, 2018

I’m glad to announce that the Award JF-2016-I (judge: Petko Petkov) will be published in December!

  • (17.12) No.1356 – Bojan Bašić (h#2 ; Maximummer ; Locust). Warm welcome to Bojan in Original problems section of JF!
  • (17.12) No.1355 – Arnold Beine (PG 4.0 then #1 ; Annan Chess ; Undefined pieces). Along with the problem author gives a very precise definition of Annan Chess condition.
  • (16.12) No.1354 – Aleksey Oganesjan (hs#6). “Four pieces – four corners”, supporting the recent creative work in No.1347 and No.1350. (Author)
  • (16.12) No.1353 – Michal Dragoun (h#2 ; Masand ; Nightrider, LEO). Function’s cycle of four recoloured pieces. (Author)
  • (16.12) No.1352 – Stephen Emmerson (PG 73 ; Alphabetic Chess). Author mentions he doesn’t know of a longer PG.
  • (16.12) No.1351 – Dmitrij Baibikov (Last 20 single moves? ; Grasshopper). Warm welcome to Dmitrij in Original problems section of JF!
  • Conflictio No.10 by Juraj Lörinc is added to the Articles page.
  • (06.12) No.1350 – Sergey Shumeiko (hs#9.5). By the author words, an interesting recently published problem by Vitaly Medintsev (No.1347) was his inspiration.
  • (06.12) Fairings No.58 – by Chris Feather (distribution: Stephen Emmerson), added to the Articles section. It might be that it is NOT the last issue of Fairings… In the Notes author writes:
  • (04.12) No.1349 – Arno Tüngler (ser-!=66). Can anybody find cooks in this new record? (Author)
  • (03.12) No.1347.1 – Vitaly Medintsev & René J. Millour (hs#8). More economical version to No.1347 (8→6 pieces!)

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-2018/II: Kjell Widlert. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


WCO 2018 – Batumi, Fairy Award

FIDE OLYMPIC TOURNEY – BATUMI, 2018
AWARD – FAIRIES
JUDGE: PETKO A.PETKOV

From the tournament director I received 41 originals by 23 authors from 10 countries.
There was no limit to the number of problems an author could send (a novelty for this tournament!). This fact does not bother me. However, I would suggest in the future that in such cases a maximum of 2 or 3 problems in a section must be set.
I’m glad to say that the level of the competition is very high! This assessment, of course, applies in the highest degree to the problems awarded with prizes.
I express my gratitude to problem-friend Geoff Foster for the English version of my text!

→The Award in PDF


Quartz 45 & 46 are online

Quartz 46, October 2018, is online at:

http://quartz.chessproblems.ca/pdf/46/Quartz46.pdf

The content: Virgil Nestorescu, b. Feb 8th 1929 – d. June 21 2018 | Anticipation or development of old ideas? | Provocation Chess in proof games | Leffie, a new fairy genre | Launching Quartz TT13 | En bref.

Quartz 45, June 2018, is online at:

http://quartz.chessproblems.ca/pdf/45/Quartz45.pdf

The content: Exchange between Q and K in proof games(II) | A historical condition: Checking zigzag | Launching TT12 Quartz | En bref | AUW and e.p. in series problems type consequent.