Originals 07-120719

 


Original Problems

 

7-12th of July, 2019

  • (12.07) No.1422 – Aleksey Oganesjan (hs#7). “Tempo-triangulation of wK…” (Author)
  • (10.07) No.1421 – Sven Trommler & Franz Pachl (hs#4 ; Nightrider, NAO, PAO). Sven, welcome back to JF after 7 years since your previous publication, joint problem No.87 in 2012!
  • (08.07) No.1420 – Klaus Wenda (-6 & s#1 Proca Anti-Circe ; Grasshopper, Bishophopper, MWU II). Queen with the power of a MWU.
  • (08.07) No.1419 – Daniel Papack & Computer (h#2.5 ; Neutral pawns ; Chameleon Chess). “After No.1414, found with the help of the computer by testing…” (Author)
  • (07.07) No.1418 – Udo Degener (h#13.5 ; Grasshopper ; Functionary Chess). Warm welcome to Udo in 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 judge of JF-2019/II: Petko Petkov. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan


Judges for JF 2019/II-2020/I

Dear friends, I’m glad to announce to you fairy judges for the current and next period, the both will be judging JF’s competitions for the 2nd time:

ppetkov_dobrichThe judge of the current fairy period, JF-2019/II (July-December’2019) will be GM Petko A. Petkov – multiple World Champion in Composing and Olympic Champion (1990), inventor of many fairy-conditions, author of more than 120 theoretical articles, International Judge and a leader in the world rank list with 471.75 points in the FIDE Albums (1914-2015) with 64 years practice in chess composition! Would like to mention, that this year Petko finished the award for JF-2016/I and I’m grateful to him for the very kind offer to JF again, almost without any break! 

The judge for the next fairy period, JF-2020/I (January-June’2020) will be Eric Huber – another very supportive person, one of the first judges on JF (has judged JF-2013/III), International Judge of fairy problems,  organizer  (together with Vlaicu Crişan) of the yearly Tzuica Tourney, dedicated to helpselfmates. Let’s meet Eric in 2020!


JF-2019/I ends ; JF-2019/II starts…

The first half of the year 2019 is over, and the tournament JF-2019/I is closed on the 30th of June with 43 fairy problems (plus some versions). While the quantity is not so big, I believe the quality of the problems would make the competition enjoyable for the judge, Michal Dragoun! Thanks a lot to all participants and to the judge for accepting this work! Special gratitude to Shankar Ram, who was updating the index page of the tournament, menu Original Problems -> Julia’s Fairies – 2019

I’m sorry, the judge is not appointed yet for the second half of this year. Still, a new fairy tournament JF-2019/II (01.07-31.12.2019) is opened for the submissions and I’d gladly publish your good problems!

Have to tell, I’ll be less active on JF during July-August. Family vacation, some own composing for WCCC’s unofficial tournaments, 4th YCCC composing TT for juniors, and the Congress itself… So, I’d appreciate it very much if you include the notation and full solutions (with departure and arrival squares) in your entries! It would make my work much faster.

Thank you very much in advance! Wishing to all of you to have a wonderful summer! – Julia


Originals 22-300619

 


Original Problems

 

22nd-30th of June, 2019

  • (30.06) No.1417 – Vitaly Medintsev (hs#7). Author reports 465 hours of testing by Popeye v3.70!
  • (29.06) No.1415, 1416 – Claude Beaubestre. No.1415 (ser-h#14 ; Bolero inverse Rex Inclusiv) &  No.1416 (h#2.5 by the Black ; Bolero). 
  • (26.06) No.1414 – Julia Vysotska & Marjan Kovačević (hs#3* ; Neutral pieces ; Chameleon Chess). 2 complete cycles of changes in Miniature.
  • (24.06) No.1223.2 – Günther Weeth & Klaus Wenda (-7 & #1 Hoeg Retractor ; Anti-Circe ; Magic Wandering Unit II). A new version to the problem No.1223 from the tournament R2018-19: “Unfortunately, No. 1223.1 by Günther Weeth & Klaus Wenda was found to be cooked shortly before I finished my award and has not yet been corrected.”(Dirk Borst). Now the problem will participate in the current PG&Retro competition, R2019-20.
  • (24.06) No.1397.2 – Paul Rãican (PG 32 ; Duelist ; Berolina Pawns). “the first 22 moves are verified by Jacobi in 58 hours.” (Author)
  • (24.06) No.1413 – Andreas Thoma (-6 & #1 Proca Retractor ; Anti-Circe Cheylan). Two solutions.
  • (23.05) Conflictio No.15 (06.06.2019) & Conflictio No.16 (22.06.2019) by Juraj Lörinc are added to the Articles page.
  • (22.06) No.1411, 1412 – Petko A. Petkov. No.1411 (h#2 ; Neutral pieces; Bolero) &  No.1412 (#2vv ; Bolero Inverse). Problems presenting Bolero and Bolero Inverse conditions invented by the author, and also some more words about Bolero project.
    Above all, I express my sincere gratitude to Christian Poisson and to Geoff Foster, who gives me great help in the grammatical editing of my texts!” (Author)

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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/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan


Originals 150619

 


Original Problems

 

15th of June, 2019

  • (15.06) No.1410 – Vitaly Medintsev (hs#4). “Non-fairy” fairy.  😉 
  • (15.06) No.1409 – Pierre Tritten (h#2 ; Bolero). Bolero is a new fairy condition implemented in WinChloe.
  • (15.06) No.1408 – Daniel Papack (h#2 ; SuperGuards). Superguards specific cycle.
  • (15.06) No.1407 – Anatoly Stepochkin (h#2 ; Lion). HOTF.
  • (15.06) No.1406 – N.Shankar Ram (#5 ; Wazir, Equileaper ; Diagram Circe, Black must capture). Looks like a fundamental work with 120 variations! With a gratitude to Shankar for the solution fully prepared for animation!

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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/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan


Originals 200519

 


Original Problems

 

20th of May, 2019

  • (20.05) No.1405 – Ľuboš Kekely & Juraj Lörinc (ser-h+++49 ; Grasshopper). “Very long walk of black king with five returns.” (Authors)
  • (20.05) Conflictio No.13 (04.04.2019) & Conflictio No.14 (29.04.2019) by Juraj Lörinc are added to the Articles page.
  • (20.05) No.1404 – Hubert Gockel (#2 ; Breton). Author believes that Breton is a very fruitful new condition. Implemented in WinChloe and Popeye v.4.81. 

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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/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan


Vlaicu Crișan – the judge of PG/Retros 2019-20

Dear composers, I’m very glad to announce the judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan!

5 years ago Vlaicu was the judge of fairy problems on JF, JF-2014(I) ( problems | award ). And now I’m grateful to Vlaicu for his enthusiasm in acceptance of judging PG/Retros on JF!

Vlaicu is an International master of the FIDE for chess composition (since 2016), and international solving master (since 2007). His interest to retro compositions started from solving originals published in the retro column of French magazine Phénix. After being a regular solver for many years, Vlaicu was invited to judge the retros informal tournament for 2004 and that was his first award in retro sections. A couple of years later, Vlaicu was invited to judge the section of retros from StrateGems 2016 informal tournament. The third experience will be this year, with PG section of the Quartz TT 13 (Leffie).

While I’m very glad about JF’s PG/Retros becoming the 4th experience, Vlaicu comments: “I am quite grateful to accept another experience with Julia’s Fairies informal tournament 2019-2020, as the fourth name in the already impressive list of the previously appointed judges: Hans Gruber, Thomas Brand and Dirk Borst. Well, I can only hope the composers will indulge me and your fairy retro column with many outstanding compositions!”


Originals 19-290419

 


Original Problems

 

19th, 23rd, 29th of April, 2019

  • (29.04) No.1403 – N.Shankar Ram (#3 ; Camel,(0,1)+(0,3) Leaper ; Kamikaze). With a gratitude to the author for his long solution fully prepared for animation! 
  • (29.04) No.1397.1 – Paul Rãican (PG 30.5 ; Duelist ; Berolina Pawns). “Here is my attempt to fix the demolished 1397: I introduced 24…Ra8-a5+ 25.BPa4xa5” (Author)
  • (29.04) No.1402 – Anatoly Stepochkin (h#2 ; Lion). Cyclic Zilahi / change of functions.
  • (23.04) No.1401 – Eric Huber (hs#3 ; Neutral pieces ; PartialParalysis, Leffie). “Leffie is the fairy condition of Quartz TT 13, launched in Quartz 46. The problem below is not thematical for the tourney (fairy pieces are not accepted).”  (Author)
  • (19.04) No.1400 – Mario Parrinello (h#2 ; Anda). “…dedicated to Bulgarian Grandmaster Petko Petkov… His new fairy conditions (ANDA and ANDA inverse) are very interesting and they promise great composing possibilities. …”  (Author)
  • (19.04) No.1399 – S.N. Ravi Shankar (h#2.5 ; Duellist Chess). “…two white mates possible in 3 moves from the initial position…”  (Author)

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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/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Not appointed yet. 


Originals 16-170419

 


Original Problems

 

16-17th of April, 2019

  • (17.04) No.1398 – Eric Huber (hs#3 ; Protean Chess, Anda). “A very simple problem that features two fairy conditions that make our (fairy) front pages. The new fairy condition Anda was presented by Petko Pekov on KoBulChess on April 10th  ; Francfort/Protean Chess is the theme of the hs#3 thematic tourney BIT 2019 with deadline on April 30th” (Author)
  • (16.04) No.1397 – Paul Rãican (PG 30 ; Duelist ; Berolina Pawns). Dedicated to quartzomaniacs: Vlaicu Crisan, Eric Huber, Cornel Pacurar, Arpad Rusz. (Author)

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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/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Not appointed yet. 


Originals 080419

 

 


Original Problems

 

08th of April, 2019

  • (08.04) No.1396 – Julia Vysotska (hs#3,5). This problem composed for the 17th Baltic Solving Cup I dedicate to Marjan Kovačević, who highly supported the competition with his original problems, even hs#(!) problem, pushed “fairy” me to compose my own too; who’s offered an idea of U16 Baltic Cup and helped with selection of the problems; and after all – who has a Birthday today! Happy Birthday, Marjan! My best wishes.. and thank you!
  • (08.04) No.1395 – Marjan Kovačević (hs#3). The problem was composed for the 17th Baltic Solving Cup, 06.04.2019. With gratitude to Marjan for supporting Latvian tournament and for giving his first ever composed hs# problem for publication on JF!

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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/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Not appointed yet.