Originals June 2020

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

June, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Dear friends, I’m sorry for the unstable work of JF during the last week of June! Some changes from the hoster’s side, moving to the new platform, the same way some work I have to do as part of my code is not compatible with the new requirements.
Now the half-year competition JF-2020/I is over, all awaiting problems published. Please, wait with your next sending until the new tournament will be announced not earlier than in the middle of July! I need some time for technical work to keep JF up and running.

  • (30.06) No.1521 (PG 5.0 ; Transmission menace) Eric Huber (Romania).
  • (30.06) No.1520 (ser-h#25 ; Circe Equipollents) Chris Feather (England).
  • (29.06) No.1518, 1519Petko Petkov (Bulgaria). No.1518 (h=4 ; Bul Grasshopper) Dedicated to Christian Poisson! No.1519 (h#2 ; Bul VAO, Bul PAO) In Memoriam to my mother Danka Petkova.
  • (29.06) No.1517 (h#2 ; Rook-Lion, Bishop-Lion) Ladislav Salai jr. (Slovakia).
  • (29.06) No.1516 (hs#3.5 ; Circe Power Transfer) Cornel Pacurar & Adrian Storisteanu (Canada).
  • (13.06) No.1289.1 (h#2.5 ; Bishop-Lion, Rook-Hopper) Francesco Simoni (Italy). A version to the problem  No.1289 from the tournament JF-10/2017-3/2018 (the Award from 03.02.2019).
  • (13.06) No.1515 (hs#3.5) Valerio Agostini & Mario Parrinello (Italy).
  • (12.06) No.1514 (h#4 ; Bul Grasshopper) Sébastien Luce (France).
  • (11.06) No.1513 (hs#3 ; Grasshopper ; Make & Take) Stephan Dietrich (Germany).
  • (10.06) No.1496.1 (-14 & #1 Proca ; Anti-Circe) Paul Rãican & Klaus Wenda (Romania/Austria). Improved version after a cook 1.Kc5:Rd5(>Ke1) Rd8-d5+ -2.Pf7:Se8=B(>Bf1) & 1.Kb6# discovered in No.1496.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

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Originals May 2020

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

May, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: Paul Raican (Romania) & Klaus Wenda (Austria), Stephan Dietrich (Germany), Sébastien Luce (France), Valerio Agostini & Mario Parrinello (Italy), Francesco Simoni (Italy), Adrian Storisteanu (Canada)

  • (29.05) No.1512 (Ser-h#24 ; Neutral pieces ; Alphabetic Chess, Circe, Einstein Chess, Republican Chess, Take&Make Chess) Michael Grushko (Israel).
  • (27.05) No.1511 (h#2 ; LEO, PAO, VAO) Michael McDowell (Great Britain). “I seem to be going through a little burst of fairy composition at the moment!” (Author)
  • (27.05) No.1510 (PG 8.5 ; Alphabetic Chess) Andrew Buchanan (Hong Kong) & Thomas Thannheiser (Germany). “We are currently working together on “Shortest Shorstes Proofgames”. Enclosed our longest problem. We want to summarize the others in an article (coming soon) on the topic.” (Authors).
  • (24.05) No.1509 (PG 9 ; Fuddled Men) Stephen Emmerson (U.K.). Inspired by No.1505 by Bernd Gräfrath.
  • (24.05) No.1508 (h#2 ; Take & Make) Frank Richter & Daniel Papack (Germany). Warm welcome to Frank in Original problems section of JF!
  • (15.05) No.1507 (hs#4 ; Cardinal ; KoeKo) Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia).
  • (14.05) No.1506 (hs#3.5 ; Superguards, Take&Make) Vlaicu Crișan (Romania) & S.K.Balasubramanian (India).
  • (13.05) No.1505 (PG 10.5 ; Fuddled Men) Bernd Gräfrath (Germany). Dedicated to Siegfried Hornecker.
  • (12.05) No.1504 (s#13 ; Spiralspringer) Torsten Linß (Germany).
  • (12.05) No.1503.1-3 by Alexandre Leroux and No.1503.4 by François Labelle (Canada) – original PG problems presented in the article by Alexandre Leroux “Pandemic: a new fairy condition.  The article is included in the Articles section of JF. But 4 original problems marked 1503.1-4 will participate in the current Retro/PG tournament. My special gratitude to the author for wonderful technical preparation of the article, including html/animation and PDF version!
  • (05.05) No.1502 (PG 9.5 ; Anti-Take&Make) Paul Raican (Romania) & Michel Caillaud (France).
  • (03.05) No.1501 (hs#3 ; Masand) Kenneth Solja (Finland).

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

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Originals April 2020

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

April, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: Kenneth Solja (Finland), Paul Raican (Romania) & Michel Caillaud (France), Bernd Gräfrath (Germany)

  • (24.04) No.1500 (hs#3.5 ; Lion, Grasshopper ; Take & Make) Borislav Gadjanski (Serbia). What to say here? I believe, it’s a problem for no.1500! 
  • (23.04) No.1499 (Ser-h#19 ; neutral Lion, Grasshopper ; Alphabetic Chess, Couscous Circe, Take & Make) Michael Grushko (Israel).
  • (19.04) No.1498 A & B (h=4.5 / h=3 ; Masand / Masand Generalised) Sébastien Luce (France). Dedicated to Themis Argirakopoulos.
  • (13.04) No.1497 (ser-h=24) Ľuboš Kekely (Slovakia) with a long walk of the black King.
  • (13.04) No.1496 (-14 & #1 Proca ; Anti-Circe) Paul Rãican & Klaus Wenda (Romania/Austria).
  • (13.04) No.1495 (h#2 ; Neutral pieces, Camel, Zebra ; Annan Chess) Franz Pachl, Michael Barth & Sven Trommler (Germany).

(12.04) Happy Easter 2020! 

  • (12.04) No.1494 (–1b & h#1 ; Supercirce)  Manfred Rittirsch (Germany). Manfred’s first original for JF retro section! Welcome!
  • (12.04) No.1493 (h#2.5 ; Mantis)  Claude Beaubestre (France). Mantis = S + Locust, implemented in WinChloe.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

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Originals March 2020 (2)

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

March, 2020 (2)

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: Claude Beaubestre (France), Seetharaman Kalyan (India), Manfred Rittirsch (Germany), Franz Pachl & Michael Barth & Sven Trommler (Germany)

  • (31.03) No.1492 (#2 ; Orphans)  David L. Brown (USA). “…have these “Acidmates” been done before? Is this the first thematic appearance?” (Author)
    Warm welcome to David in Original problems of JF!
  • (31.03) No.1491 (s#5* ; Circe, Maximummer)  Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia). The fight of white and black Rook.
  • (31.03) No.1490 (#2* ; Breton Adverse)  Hubert Gockel (Germany). Mate transference in set-play / solution.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

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Originals March 2020

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

March, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: Nobody in the waiting list..

  • (21.03) No.1489 (–2(w,b) & h=1 ; Nightrider ; Circe Assassin)  Adrian Storisteanu (Canada). “I was looking at the diagram of the final position, with those white queen crown symbols, was reminded of what corona means, and decided this is a pretty timely composition. Created by chance, most probably a prankish subconscious at work!?” (Author)
  • (21.03) No.1488 (PG 13.5 ; Leffie, Back home)  Nicolas Dupont (France). “Come and go castling in a capture-free proof game (maybe a novelty)!” (Author)

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Originals February 2020 (2)

 

 

 

Original Problems
JF-2020/I

 

February, 2020 (2)

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: nobody in the waiting list…

  • (29.02) No.1487 (h#2 ; Face-To-Face, Breton)  Pierre Tritten (France). Change of move by black Knight: positive & negative effects…
  • (29.02) No.1486 (h#3 ; Circe, Point Reflection)  Claude Beaubestre (France). “I was working for the Munich Fairy Chess Tourney 2020 (which demands h#2) when I found this wenigsteiner matrix in h#3.” (Author)
  • (24.02) No.1485 (h#3 ; Neutral Double Grasshoppers)  Wilfried Neef (Germany). Warm welcome to Wilfried in Original problems section of JF!
  • (24.02) No.1484 (PG 9.5 ; Nanna)  Nicolas Dupont (France). Author presents a new fairy condition, Nanna, which is a kind of reverse of Annan.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

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Originals February 2020

 

 

Original Problems
JF-2020/I

 

February, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: nobody in the waiting list!

  • (09.02) No.1483 (h#5 ; Moose ; Functionary Chess) Daniel Novomesky (Slovakia). “…each pair consists of two absolutely identical mates, but…” (Author)
  • (09.02) No.1482 (h#1 ; Neutral piece ; Board 3×3) Seetharaman Kalyan & Charles Ouellet (India / Canada). Warm welcome to Charles in Original problems of JF!
  • (09.02) No.1481 (h#2 ; Circe Equipollents) Chris Feather (England). With my gratitude to Geoff Foster for keeping Chris informed about publications on JF!
  • (09.02) No.1480 (hs#4) Vitaly Medintsev (Russia). “Specific squares” d4/d3/c5 in a non-fairy fairy!
  • (05.02) No.1479 (h#4 ; Cardinal ; KoeKo) Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia). A “billiard ball” on the board.
  • (05.02) No.1478 (h#8 ; Black Must Check) Geoff Foster (Australia). “A rotated echo with battery cross-check mate.” (Author)
  • (05.02) No.1477 (h#6.5 ; Circe) Sergei Shumeiko (Russia). A hint for solvers: Kings exchange their places in the diagram and final positions.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

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Originals January 2020

 

 

Original Problems
JF-2020/I

 

January, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: nobody in the waiting list…

  • (19.01) No.1476 (ser-hs#3 ; Neutral pieces ; Super Circe, Point Reflection) Cornel Pacurar (Canada). “…under the general Power Transfer framework, Point Reflection is equivalent to Symmetry Circe Power Transfer Rex Inclusive (Author) 
  • (18.01) No.1475 (h#13 ; Grasshopper ; White Maximummer) Václav Kotěšovec (Czech Republic). Nice mating positions for the readers and so good preparation of the problem for easier publication! 
  • (16.01) No.1474 (hs#3) Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia). Any comment would be a hint for solvers, just see yourself not so fairy fairy!
  • (11.01) No.1473 (h#2.5 ; Lion) Georgy Evseev & Boris Shorokhov (Russia). “This is the first presentation (hopefully)…” (Authors)
  • (11.01) No.1472 (ser-=4 ; Interchange Circe) Claude Beaubestre (France). Author calls it a joke for a Happy New Year. 

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

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JF-2020/I, Eric Huber

 

Original Problems
JF-2020/I

 

(11.01.2020) The New Year 2020 came to us, and the new fairy tournament JF-2020/I starts on JF. Welcome to all of you!

I’m glad to welcome our judge of this period, Eric Huber! It is the 2nd time when Eric has accepted my invitation to judge JF’s tournament. Can’t believe that almost 7 years have passed since Eric’s 1st time (JF-2013(III)Award)!

Dear Eric, thank you very much for your support! And I hope that authors will do their best to make your work enjoyable!


Originals 28-311219

 


Original Problems

 

28-31st of December, 2019

My dear fiends, authors, visitors, commentators… Happy to have all of you visiting JF and sending your contributions! Happy New Year 2020 to all of you! 

I’m glad to present you some statistics by Shankar Ram: 


Your new works are very welcome in 2020!

With the best wishes – Julia.

  • (31.12) No.1471 (ser-!xz20) – Themis Argirakopoulos20 pieces forming number 20, solution in 20 moves.
  • (30.12) No.1470 (h#3 ; Anti-Circe) – János MikitovicsPublished with the gratitude for Happy New Year wishes.
  • (29.12) No.1469 (h#2.5 ; Neutral pawns ; Partial Paralysis, Leffie) – Eric HuberI believe I’m not the only one who enjoys authors’ explanations and comments to the problems. Thanks to Eric!
  • (29.12) No.1468 (h#2.5 ; Provocation Chess) – Luis Miguel MartínWelcome back! After a long break from April, 2014…
  • (28.12) No.1467 (h#16.5 ; Grasshopper ; Functionary Chess) – Daniel NovomeskyAfter Udo Degener, No. 1418.
  • (28.12) No.1465 & 1466 (phser-=11 ; Circe Power Transfer & ahser-s#7 ; Circe Power Transfer Rex Inclusive) – Cornel Pacurar. Two originals employing a new fairy condition – Circe Power Transfer – one Parry series and one AntiParry series

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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-2019/II: Petko Petkov. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan