Andernach 2019 problem chess meeting

45th FairyChessFriendsMeeting at Andernach
May 30 – June 02, 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT / “PROGRAM “

Thursday May 30: Arrival at Ristorante Bellini (Hochstr.39) or at the marketplace nearby; please note that Bellini is closed from 2:30 pm till 5:00 pm. Starting Friday May 31 as last year we meet at Hotel Stammbaum (Marktgasse 1, phone: Germany 2632 42670), being closed at Thursday, but room access is ensured. All 12 double rooms in Hotel Stammbaum are reserved for our meeting (75 EUR / day incl. breakfast), so you should book as soon as possible. From Friday after breakfast till Sunday noon the hotel will be reserved exclusively for us.


VITO RALLO – 80 JT (C 03.08.2019)

VITO RALLO – 80 Jubilee
Thematic Tournament

We are pleased to announce the 80° anniversary of Vito RALLO.
The tournament required H#3 Circe Parrain, where “the piece captured in the last move gives mate thanks to a specifics rebirth”.
There are two sections, one with fairy pieces, one without.
Please send original to vitorallo@virgilio.it
All problems received will be published on BEST PROBLEMS Italian Magazine.
Merit Diploma to the winners.
Last available day for sent: August 3, 2019. | 
Judge: Vlaicu CRISAN.


The judge of JF-2019/I : Michal Dragoun

Our judge for fairy tournament JF-2019/I (February-June’ 2019) will be Michal Dragoun (01-03-1974) from Czechia, a double Grandmaster of Problem chess (in both composing and solving), and International Judge for helpmates and fairies. Michal mostly composes helpmates, helpselfmates and other fairies. He was World champion in composing both helpmates (2010-12) and fairies (2004-06). We all wish him to enjoy your good compositions!

The judge for the new PG/Retro competition is not appointed yet.


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.