Due to the Corona pandemic, the Andernach 2020 meeting has to be cancelled, or better: postponed;
new date is planned for Friday, August 21 to Sunday August 23 of course in Andernach, of course in Hotel Stammbaum.
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: email@example.com
Announcement with examples in PDF | Prizes in chess literature.
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.”
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Award will be published on the website http://superproblem.ru
Issue 17, December 2019, of the ChessProblems.ca Bulletin is available online at http://Bulletin.ChessProblems.ca. Includes 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.
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