News by KoBulChess.com!!
ChessComposer – the first ever Chess composition app for smartphones is here!
(23.11.2013) The KoBulChess team is proud to announce the first ever Chess composition app for smartphones – the ChessComposer! Now you can compose EVERYWHERE and EVERYTIME directly on your phone with no need of any other chess set anymore!
23.11, 9pm: 54 people had died after the roof of a supermarket “Maxima” collapsed in Latvian capital, Riga. The roof smashed down on customers during peak shopping hours around 6:00 pm on Thursday in the Riga suburb of Zolitude. Search teams have stopped working this evening, after the last remaining section of the roof caved in. No more hope for any alive people to be found.. The tragedy shocked the Baltic states. Latvian government has declared three days of mourning starting on Saturday and planning to hold a moment of silence on Monday.
Julia’sFairies website expresses its deepest condolences to the victims of the tragic accident, their families and friends.
You are welcome to download the new issue of Problemas, the bulletin of the Spanish Society of Chess Problemists (SEPA), at the Society’s web page:http://sepa64.blogspot.com.es/p/revista-problemas-nueva-epoca.html
The October 2013 issue consists of 24 pages and includes 17 articles with a total of 89 diagrams. We hope you’ll find it interesting! If you need further information feel free to get in touch with me. (Joaquim Crusats)
I’d like to comment this issue: it has a special meaning for me as it contains the first article I’ve written myself: “The Chameleon – a colorful piece to start off with” (pages 80-81). I’m thankful to Joaquim for the invitation to write it and I’m very grateful to Geoff Foster who always helps me with English correction! (Julia)
The 56th WCCC & 37th WCSC in Batumi
22nd-28th of September, 2013!
(29.09) Two new Awards available: Award 1° Azemmour and 4th Bulgarian Wine Tourney 2013 ! Congratulations to the winners and participants!
(28.09) I don’t see any official announcement yet, but have heard that the next Congress will take place in BERN, Switzerland, in the end of August 2014.
(27.09) Composing tourneys – almost nothing is published… I have only 11th Tzuika Award and VODKA TOURNEY – 2013 is published on A.Selivanov’s website.
(27.09) Problems & Solutions are added for Open Solving. WCSC results are published at WFCC website! Congratulations to the World Champion – Piotr Murdzia! To the team’s Champion – Poland! And to all other medal winners and participants!!
(25.09) For now I know just two things about the Congress: it was raining in Batumi the first days; and the results of Open Solving Tournament Batumi, 23rd September 2013, are just published at WFCC website! Congratulations to the winners – Ofer Comay and Arno Zude! And congratulations to all participants!
I wish to all participants of the meeting to have a great time in Georgia! Quick composing competition is waiting for you already tonight, and an Open solving competition the next morning will continue to keep you up! I wish a good luck to composers and solvers in these first competitions, I admire the ability of solvers to go through a very hard two days of WCSC on 24th-25th of September, I wish to all of us to be successful in the composing competitions announced for the 56th WCCC!
I’d like to invite the participants of the Congress to send your comments and maybe some photos of the events – I’d be happy to publish them here!
The Italian Problemist Association (API) organizes
The 4th Mini-Tour called NEUTRAL PIECES
Will be admitted any type of problems from 2 to 6 moves. Every problems must to have one or more neutral piece(s) in initial position. (See original announcement in Italian/English in PDF here!)
More solutions and twins are allowed, but not zero-position and duplex. It’s allowed also only one fairy condition. Problems must be C+, please point out the software used. Sent to this address: email@example.com
Sinfonie Scacchistiche with the problems (and award) published will be sent to all participants. Deadline: August 31, 2014.
The scores and tables of results of two sections of WCCI 2010-2012 are updated: Results of Section D – Endgame studies and Results of Section G – Fairies.
The results of WCCI will be declared final on September 15th, 2013.
The End of Informal Tourney JF-2013-II & the beginning of JF-2013-III
Dear Friends, yesterday was the last day of the informal tourney Julia’sFairies-2013-II !
I will inform you later about the list of problems participating in this tourney (some improved problems, PG-problems will be excluded). The number of problems is around 50 (from No.311 till No.365).
THANKS A LOT to all participants and active commentators!
GRATITUDE to our judge, DIYAN KOSTADINOV, for taking this big work! I’d like to mention, that Diyan runs also two thematic tourneys himself now, Zabunov-85MT 2013 and The 4th Bulgarian Wine Tourney 2013(PDF), and regular informal tourneys on the website KoBulChess, so taking one more judging is really impressive! Diyan, we’ll be patient and can wait for the Award as long as needed! Have a pleasant judging!
And now all of you are very welcome to participate in Julia’sFairies-2013-III: from 01-September-2013 till 31-December-2013.
Welcome to our judge of autumn-winter period – ERIC HUBER!
PROVISIONAL AWARD OF THE
“MARIO G. GARCIA 65″
This tournament was announced by the “Union of problematicists Argentina Chess (UAPA). Had three sections: 1º – H # 2 – 2º – H # 2.5-3 – 3º – H # n
There were 83 problems: H # 2 (41), H#2,5-3 (27) and H#n (15) , 46 composers of 17 countries. → Read full Award!
Reminder! The last days to submit your problems to the
3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013
The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2013 in eight sections.
The tournament is coordinated with the WFCC Presidium and is a part of the joint efforts by FIDE and WFCC for the popularization and development of chess composition worldwide. →Read more…
The closing date is September 1st, 2013.
Orbit 1st Fairy TT for Alphabetic Chess Help-play problems
One month left before closing! Requested are helpmates or series-helpmates in any number of moves, no zero-position, no fairy pieces, optionally one of the conditions Circe, Madrasi or PWC may be used in addition to ABC.
Problems must be computer-tested by Popeye or WinChloe.
The judge is Michael McDowell, problems are to be sent to Pierre Tritten’s Orbit address: firstname.lastname@example.org until 30/09/13.