WinChloe: Echecs database as of 12-Aug-2012

The latest update of the WinChloe Echecs database!

  • The latest update (as of 12-Aug-2012) of WinChloe Echecs database is available for those, who uses it. The number of problems has increased till 437957!
  • 53 of original problems published at Julia’sFairies are added to WinChloe Echecs database as of 12-Aug-2012 – you can see the list of them(pdf) I’ve exported from WinChloe! I’d like to add that WinChloe offers 2 possibilities of exporting diagrams: bitmap (graphics like I have on the site) and rtf-form (text form, which uses Echecs font to display the board and pieces, used in my exported list of problems here).
  • I’d like to write more about WinChloe program and I will do it part by part when have time. For now my WinChloe section has just some basic information about, but you can leave your comments/questions there – I’d try to answer (as also some other users of WinChloe maybe?)!

WCCC2012


My dear Friends,  
One of the most significant chess-events of the year is coming –  just one month left till

The 55th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC)
and 36th World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC)
in Kobe, Japan!

The Congress takes place from September 15th to September 22th, 2012.
(WCSC on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 18th and 19th.)

Attention: Composing tourneys are starting to appear there!

I like how the WCCC2012 site is decorated with the sakura-like flowers and colors.


Award of KoBulChess TT 2012

Julia
I’m happy to anounce the following event as of April, 23, 2012:


Kobulchess.com presents the

Award of the KoBulChess TT 2012 by Diyan Kostadinov

Visit Kobulchess.com to see the whole award!


Award of KoBulChess TT 2012

I was very pleased to receive a total of 74 problems by 17 authors from 11 countries for the 1st KoBulChess TT 2012. The level of the tourney is high with so many entries with original and interesting thematic complexes!

In the announcement of the tourney I was written that the tourney consist of 2 sections:

Section A: KoBul Kings problems without any other fairy pieces or conditions.

Section B: KoBul Kings problems with fairy pieces (no other fairy conditions were allowed).

I had received so many miniatures, so finally I’ve decided to split the first Section, to separate a section for the miniatures. So the award is split into the following sections:

   -section A1: direct #/=, H#/=, S#/=, HS#/= problems in 2-3 moves and 7+ pieces with white / black KoBul Kings without fairy pieces or another fairy conditions;

   -section A2: direct #/=, H#/=, S#/=, HS#/= miniatures in 2-3 moves with white / black KoBul Kings without fairy pieces or another fairy conditions

section B: direct #/=, H#/=, S#/=, HS#/= problems in 2-3 moves with white/black/neutral KoBul Kings with other fairy pieces, but other fairy conditions are not allowed.

   Definition: KoBul Kings – When a piece (not a pawn) of his own side is captured, a King transforms into a Royal piece of the same type as the captured one. When the King is in the form of any Royal piece and there is a capture of one of the pawns of his own side, he becomes a normal King again.

   Captures are illegal if they result in self-check by the transformed King. Castling is allowed only if the KoBul King is on his initial square in the form of a normal King and if he has not already moved; however he may already have been transformed. In the case of capture by a King in AntiCirce he is reborn on his initial square and may castle. If the capture is by a King which is in the form of some Royal piece, he is reborn on the initial square of that piece.

   Participants: Pierre Tritten, Petko Petkov, Velko Aleksandrov, Juraj Lorinc, Vlaicu Crisan, Eric Huber, Kostas Prentos, Emmanuel Manolas, Themis Argirakopoulos, Ioannis Garoufalidis, Manfred Rittirsch, Julia Vysotska, Luis Miguel Martin, Jacques Rotenberg, S.K.Balasubramanian, K.Seetharaman, Cornel Pacurar.

Visit Kobulchess.com to see the whole award!