Originals 21-220518

 


Original Problems

 

21st-22nd of May, 2018

  • (22.05) No.1299 – Aleksey Oganesjan (#1). Author believes that this “retro-mini-problem” can be related to Retro section.
  • (21.05) No.1261.3 – Günther Weeth (-18 & #1 Proca Retractor ; Anti-Circe Calvet). On the occasion of the fairy chess friends’ meeting at Andernach (10.- 13.05.2018) both Kjell Widlert and Dirk Borst told me about the dual in JF 1261.2 (17.Ke4-f5, Sd7-f6+ 18.Bc5 and Bf6-d4 etc.). So another attempt at saving the problem turned out to be necessary. I do hope that now the job has successfully been done, after all that confusion on my side. Let me again apologize for causing so much trouble and let me warmly thank you for all your attention and patience. (Author)

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The next fairy tournament starts after a break, on the 1st of July, the judge: Kjell Widlert. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 300418

 


Original Problems

 

30th of April, 2018

  • (30.04) No.1298.A-E – Andreas Thoma – an article “Chasing the black king”, presenting 5 original problems (-N/#1 ; Proca Retractor ; Anticirce Cheylan). The article can be also found from the Articles page.
  • (30.04) No.1296.1 – Thomas Thannheiser after Bernd Gräfrath (PG 9; Losing Chess). Warm welcome to Thomas in Original problems of JF!
  • (30.04) No.1275.1 – K.Seetharaman & Jacques Rotenberg (h#2; Take&Make). The new version of original problem No.1275 (18.02.2018) is accepted by the judge, Shankar Ram, for the competition JF-10/2017-03/2018.
  • (30.04) Conflictio No.4 by Juraj Lörinc is added to the Articles page.

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The next fairy tournament starts after a break, on the 1st of July (the judge: Kjell Widlert). The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 15-180418

 


Original Problems

 

15-18th of April, 2018

  • (18.04) No.1237.1 – Paul Rãican (PG 6.5 ; Masked Units; Volage Chess). The new version of problem No.1237.
  • (18.04) No.1287.2 – Jacques Rotenberg, Sébastien Luce & Andrew Buchanan (h#2; Take&Make). The new version of original problem No.1287 (11.03.2018) is accepted by the judge, Shankar Ram, for the competition JF-10/2017-03/2018.
  • (18.04) Conflictio No.3 by Juraj Lörinc is added to the Articles page. “Any comments, brief notes or longer articles are welcome, especially if they relate to antagonistic problems.” (J.L.)
  • (15.04) No.1297 – Sergey Shumeiko (PG 7).
  • (15.04) No.1296 – Bernd Gräfrath (PG 11; Losing Chess).
  • (15.04) No.1295 – Peter Fayers (PG 5.5; Back-to-Back).
    Warm welcome to Peter in the Original problems of JF!

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The next fairy tournament starts after a break, on the 1st of July (the judge: Kjell Widlert). The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 090418

 


Original Problems

 

9th of April, 2018

Some retro problems will be published by the end of this week, I apologize to the authors for the delay in publication.

  • (09.04) No.1294.1 – Dmitri Turevski & René J. Millour (#21; Black Maximummer, White Maximummer). A new version of problem No.1294 offered in the comments. The judge of JF-10/2017-3/2018, Shankar Ram, has accepted this version for his competition.

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The next fairy tournament starts after a break, on the 1st of July (the judge: Kjell Widlert). The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


JF-10/2017-03/2018: statistics by NSR

 


Original Problems

 

1st of April, 2018

Dear authors, readers, one more fairy tournament, JF-10/2017-3/2018, has just ended on the 31st of March. Some statistics already provided by the judge, N.Shankar Ram:

Problems (including 3 revisions): 53 | Composers: 42 | Countries: 19

Help Play: 41 | Antagonistic Play: 12 😞

With Fairy Pieces: 35 | Without Fairy Pieces: 18

With Fairy Conditions: 27 | Without Fairy Conditions: 26
(This justifies the recent WFCC plan to split the Album judging on the above basis!)

Tanagra (<=5 pieces): 17 | Miniature (>5, <=7): 7 | Meredith (>7, <=12): 10 | Other (>12): 19


The next fairy tournament starts after a break, on the 1st of July (the judge: Kjell Widlert). Some more retro problems will be published during this break same as information about other fairy events and competitions – Julia.


Originals 24-300318

 


Original Problems

 

24-30th of March, 2018

Dear authors, would like to remind that current fairy tournament, JF-10/2017-3/2018, ends on the 31st of March. The next one starts after a break, on the 1st of July (the judge: Kjell Widlert) – Julia

  • (30.03) No.1294 – Dmitri Turevski  (#21; Black Maximummer, White Maximummer).
  • (30.03) No.1293 – Hubert Gockel  (#2; AMU).
  • (30.03) No.1292 – Karol Mlynka  (h#3; Senora). Senora is Argentinian Queen, the opposite to Chinese Leo.
  • (24.03) No.1291 – Anatoly Stepochkin  (s#7; Cardinal; Maximummer, KoeKo). 4 twins with 5 pieces on the board.

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-10/2017-3/2018: Shankar Ram. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst


Originals 180318

 


Original Problems

 

18th of March, 2018

  • (18.03) No.1290 – Juraj Lörinc  (r#8; Royal piece, Rookhopper, LEO). Only LEO and 4 Rookhoppers on the board.
  • (18.03) No.1289 – Francesco Simoni  (h#3; Bishop-Lion, Rook-Lion). All in one: anti-batteries, critical moves, unpins, sacrifices… 
  • (18.03) No.1287.1 – Jacques Rotenberg & Sébastien Luce (h#2; Take&Make). A new joint version of Jacques’s problem No.1287 to be considered for the tournament.
  • (18.03) The problems No.1201,1201.1 – Andrew Buchanan  (h=3) – are moved from fairy tournament JF-2017/I to PG&Retro 2017-18 by request of the author “the problems are retro under Art 15 of the Codex“. Approved by the both judges, Tadashi Wakashima and Dirk Borst.

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-10/2017-3/2018: Shankar Ram. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst


Originals 10-110318

 


Original Problems

 

10-11th of March, 2018

  • (11.03) No.1288 – Paul Rãican  (s#8; Rose). With the gratitude from your editor for the dedication 🙂
  • (11.03) No.1287 – Jacques Rotenberg  (h#2; Take&Make).
  • (11.03) No.1286 – Peter Harris  (hs#2; Sentinelles, Transmuted Kings, Super-Circe; Double Grasshopper). Published with the hint for solvers.
  • (11.03) No.1285 – Sergej Smotrov  (hs#6). “18 Chameleon echo mates.” (Author)
  • (11.03) No.1284 A+B – Kostěj Šoulivý  (h#2; Super-Circe; Radial Leaper, Empress, Camel). A pair of problems featuring combination of the same fairy elements, author’s recent research.
  • (10.03) No.1283 – Vlaicu Crișan & S.K.Balasubramanian (hs#3.5). In comparison with Michal Dragoun, 6th Romanian Tzuica Ty, 1st Prize…
  • (10.03) No.1282.1 – Anatoly Stepochkin & Georgy Evseev (ser-h#12*; Grasshopper). A joint version to Anatoly’s problem No.1282.
  • (10.03) No.1261.2 – Günther Weeth (-18 & #1 Proca; Anti-Circe). Version to No.1261.

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-10/2017-3/2018: Shankar Ram. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst


Originals 24-270218

 


Original Problems

 

24-27th of February, 2018

  • (27.02) No.1282 – Anatoly Stepochkin (ser-h#10*; Grasshopper).
  • (26.02) No.1281 – Andrew Buchanan & Henrik Juel (h#2; Patrol Chess). Warm welcome to Henrik in Original problems section of JF!
  • (25.02) No.1280 – Sergey Shumeiko (h#2.5; Duelist Chess).
  • (25.02) No.1279 – Paul Rãican (PG 5; Undefined pieces, Annan, Chess 960).
  • (25.02) No.1278 – Jacques Rotenberg (h#2; Sentinelles PionAdvers; Transmuted Kings). Some differences in the implementation of the conditions in WinChloe and Popeye to analyze in this problem dedicated to Peter Harris.
  • (24.02) No.1277 – Václav Kotěšovec (hs#11; Nightriderhopper; Grasshopper). The author I’m always grateful to for careful preparing of his works for publication.

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-10/2017-3/2018: Shankar Ram. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst


Originals 18-190218

 


Original Problems

 

18-19th of February, 2018

  • (19.02) No.1276 – Ľuboš Kekely (h#2; Transmuted King, No capture).
  • (18.02) No.1275 – K.Seetharaman (h#2; Take&Make).
  • (18.02) No.1274 – Peter Harris (hs#3.5; Anti-Circe Cheylan, Isardam; Royal Double Grasshopper).
  • (18.02) No.1273 – Sébastien Luce (ser-h#41*; Alphabetic Chess ; Grasshopper, Antelope). Dedicated to Chris Feather.

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-10/2017-3/2018: Shankar Ram. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst