Quartz 48 is online

Quartz 48, November 2019, is online at:

http://quartz.chessproblems.ca/pdf/48/Quartz48.pdf

By Paul Rãican:
The contest has one section: 1. Proof games with #color condition.
It is admitted, but not necessary, to add at most one other condition (but not fairy pieces). The tourney is informal. Send problems to the judge, until the 1st February 2020. Judge: P. Rãican.

#color (or simply #c) was introduced by Andrey Frolkin and Chris Tylor in feenschach 212/2015.
Definition: After a checkmate, the colour of the mating piece(s) is changed and the game resumes, if a legal position results. In a first phase, the authors introduced this condition in helpmates, but then, they also used it in proof games.

See, e.g., the problem No.1374 from Julias fairies. The genre may be tested by Jacobi, with condition #c.

“Vertrackte Retraktoren” by Andreas Thoma

2019

Have just received a wonderful book by Andreas Thoma “Vertrackte Retraktoren”! Though  retractors  are not my main interest, so nicely made 160 pages of the book, including 531 problem, articles and comics (by Claus Grupen)  invite to have a closer look!

You’re welcome to buy it from Andreas, just contact him by e-mail: juanthoma@t-online.de.


62.WCCC in Vilnius

I believe many people share the same feeling, that the 62.WCCC was absolutely wonderfully organized in Vilnius! Thanks a lot to Lithuanian team and especially to Vilimantas and Vidmantas Satkus!

There’re some post on the official website, I tried to make during the congress. The final page for the 43.WCSC is just finished. The 4.YCCC was a great work to boast: Results (PDF) | Photo gallery

You’re free to use any of my photos from Vilnius 2019 album (with some accent on Latvian solvers, of course 😉 )

After finishing most of works related to the Congress coming back to publications on JF. Thank you for your patience! – Julia


Krassimir Gandev passed away 12.04.2019

KobulChess reports as of April 12th, 2019:

Sad news: IM Krassimir Gandev passed away today

(12.04.2019) I am sad to inform that the great bulgarian chess composer IM Krassimir Gandev passed away today… He was with bad health for several years and today he lost the fight. Krassimir Gandev was fantastic composer and also good solver in the past. Here you can see more about him and some of his best compositions.

Gandev was born on 21st March 1946 in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria).
He made his first steps in chess composition in 1966 when he met Petko Petkov in Sofia and the following active cooperation and contacts which he maintained with other famous Bulgarian composers and also with editors of foreign magazines contributed to his quick advancement in this art.Always remember that it is not a cure and it helps you as a Buy Adipex supporting pill. His contribution in West Germany was exceptionally successful and his chess problems were published and accepted with great triumph in magazines such as “Schach Echo”, ”Feenschach” and “Die Schwalbe”. His style of composing was distinguished with his originality of ideas and perfect form… Read more →

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.


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.