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.
Issue 15, December 2018, of the ChessProblems.ca Bulletin is available online at http://Bulletin.ChessProblems.ca
The bulletin is published by Cornel Pacurar since March 2014 and is mainly dedicated to Fairies, Series-Movers in particular.
Quartz 46, October 2018, is online at:
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:
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.
Issue 14, July 2018, of the ChessProblems.ca Bulletin is available online at http://Bulletin.ChessProblems.ca
Don’t miss ChessProblems.ca Bulletin TT6 Award p.674! The bulletin is published by Cornel Pacurar since March 2014 and is mainly dedicated to Fairies, Series-Movers in particular.
Getting back into my daily work after a week on a beautiful Ohrid lake…
These are the words I’ve heard from the congress participants: “one of the best congresses”, “absolutely wonderful place”, “much over my expectations”, “who could have expected it?..” etc… And I shared such emotions very much, initially having no special expectations, more like doubts about going to the little town of the unknown far away country.. but! what a beautiful place it was! Thinking later how the nice warm place, friendly people around, old town on the hill covered with the flowers, ancient churches, blue lake surrounded by the mountains, tasty food, live music… it all easily covers all little imperfections in organization 🙂
Yes, I’d say it was very fairy congress, but not only because of the paradise-like place.. Oh, no, the most amazing were the organizers! Absolutely invisible men! Reminded me René J. Millour’s 1st Prize winner, No.838, although Rene had 11 Invisibles, but we had only 2, still much more complicated to find!
Well, the serious or practical part of the event is already covered more or less in the recent posts at wfcc.ch. And I’ll put some more photos to the 42nd WCSC page soon. But here would gladly share the album I have, free to download if anybody is willing to.
Fairy informal tourneys in the frame of the 61st WCCC:
FIDE ALBUM 2013-2015
Results in section G – Fairies
A huge work under the results of FA 2013-2015 Fairy section is finished!
I believe, I may say from all of us a big Thank You! to the judges – Juraj Lörinc, Petko Petkov, Kjell Widlert – and the director of the section, Franz Pachl!
79 composers | 297 selected compositions | 1909 submitted entries | 1482 entries with > = 4,5 points | 297 entries with > = 8 points
Quartz 44, December 2017, is online at:
Don’t miss Quartz TT11:
Since 1996, Glasgow Chess was very poorly represented and our belief is that this genre has a lot of potential. So, we are launching a thematic tournament, Quartz TT11, for problems with Glasgow Chess rules.
The tourney has two sections: a) fairy problems; b) retro problems.
In both sections, combinations with other genres, fairy units, are allowed, but Vielväterstellung problems are not allowed.
Send problems in an unlimited number to our Director, Dinu-Ioan Nicula, e-mail: email@example.com, up to July 1, 2018
Issue 13, December 2017, of the ChessProblems.ca Bulletin is now available online at http://Bulletin.ChessProblems.ca
Don’t miss CP.ca TT8: Required are compositions with one of the new series stipulations introduced in the article p.601-609. See details p.597.
The bulletin is published by Cornel Pacurar since March 2014 and is mainly dedicated to Fairies, Series-Movers in particular!
Dear retro friends,
I would like to introduce “Jacobi”, a new program that can solve fairy proof games. The home page is at http://wismuth.com/jacobi/ . The program is a web app that runs in your browser and requires no installation.
It can solve proof games that Popeye struggles with, which by itself is a good enough reason to add Jacobi to your toolbox. There are also new possibilities like allowing undefined pieces in the diagram of a proof game.
That said, it is still far from being a “Natch/Euclide for fairy chess”. Jacobi’s introductory problem is in 9.5 moves, while Natch’s is in 22.5 and Euclide’s in 26.0. But this is the first version and performance might improve over time.
How to try Jacobi for people in a hurry:
– copy any example problem from the home page to your clipboard
– click on “Launch the latest version”
– paste the problem into the box below “Text representation”
– click on “Set problem from text”
– click on “Start”.
I hope that you find it useful! – François Labelle
Issue 12, August 2017, of the ChessProblems.ca Bulletin is now available online at http://Bulletin.ChessProblems.ca
The bulletin is published by Cornel Pacurar since March 2014 and is mainly dedicated to Fairies, in general, and to Series-Movers in particular!