Originals 15-180918

 


Original Problems

15-18th of September, 2018

  • (18.09) No.1326 – Stephen Emmerson (PG 4.5; Horizontal Symmetry Circe). 
  • (16.09) No.1325 – Daniel Papack (h#2; Circe, AntiCirce). Composed by Daniel after his joint work no.1313. Leaving the decision to the judge, if it can be considered as an independent original or version (JV).
  • (16.09) No.1324 – Michael Barth & Franz Pachl (hs#2.5; Disparate).
  • (16.09) Conflictio No.8 by Juraj Lörinc is added to the Articles page.
  • (15.09) No.1323 – Nicolas Dupont (Exact PG 10; Minimummer).
  • (15.09) No.1322 – Günther Weeth (-11 & #1 Proca; Anti-Circe).
  • (15.09) No.1318.1 – Alberto Armeni & Ladislav Packa (h#2 ; Anti-Circe). A new version to Alberto’s problem No.1318 saves 3 pieces.

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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-2018/II: Kjell Widlert. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 05-110818

 

 


Original Problems

5-11th of August, 2018

  • (11.08) No.1321 – Karol Mlynka (h#2 ; White Supertransmuting King). Author also gives “the newest definition of Pressburger King.”
  • (11.08) No.1320 – Stephen Emmerson (#3 ; Locust). After Salai jr., Klemanič, Packa & Dragoun (No.1319).
  • (11.08) No.1319 – Ladislav Salai jr., Emil Klemanič, Ladislav Packa, Michal Dragoun (#3 ; Locust).
  • (10.08) No.1318 – Alberto Armeni (h#2 ; Anti-Circe).
  • (09.08) No.1317 – Anatoly Stepochkin (s#4 ; Maximummer).
  • (08.08) No.1316 – Gani Ganapathi & Nicolas Dupont  (PG 11.5 ; Immun Chess).
  • (08.08) No.1315 – K. Roméo Bedoni & Sébastien Luce (ser-h#21 ; Grasshopper; Alphabetic Chess). “First achievement of eight promotions in Grasshopper in series movers.” (Authors).
    Warm welcome to Roméo in Original problems section of JF!
  • (07.08) No.1314 – K. Seetharaman & S. K. Balasubramanian (h#2.5 ; Grasshopper; Take & Make).
  • (07.08) No.1313 – Armin Geister & Daniel Papack (hs#2 ; Circe, AntiCirce). “We would like to dedicate our work in memory of Grigorij Golin. Our chess friend was born in Riga (1921) and lived in Berlin for many years…” (Authors).
    Warm welcome to Armin & Daniel in Original problems section of JF!

  • (05.08) No.1312 – Daniel Novomesky (h#4 ; Lion). Let it be the day of nicely prepared problems and cute finals as well! 
  • (05.08) No.1311 – Václav Kotěšovec (ser-h#20 ; Kangaroo). You have to see the finals made by the 6 Kangaroos… but myself, on the first place, I always feel grateful to Václav for his care about the editor when sending problems: diagram & solutions, WinChloe db, Popeye notation and already prepared animation – as the selection of desserts for any taste! Thank you!
  • Conflictio No.7 by Juraj Lörinc is added to the Articles page.

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


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


Originals 07-090718

 

 


Original Problems

 

7-9th of July, 2018

  • (09.07) No.1310 – Ya’aqov Mintz (PG 10).
  • (08.07) No.1309 – Paul Rãican (-17 & =1 Proca; Circe Assassin). First Assassin Proca Retractor ever composed with stalemate in the forward play! (Author)
  • (07.07) No.1308 – Theodoros Giakatis & Kostas Prentos (h#2; Take&Make). An improved version, without fairy pieces, of No.44 from SuperProblem TT-206. See the last diagram of the award. (Authors). Warm welcome to Theodoros in Original problems section of JF!
  • (07.07) No.1307 – Anatoly Stepochkin (hs#5; GridChess, KoeKo; Nightrider). The moves in two long solutions are determined by 16 big squares splitting the board.
  • (07.07) No.1306 – Ľuboš Kekely (h=2.5; ChecklessChess). Cute final positions.
  • (07.07) No.1305 – S. K. Balasubramanian (h#2; Superguards). Only three pieces!
  • (07.07) No.1304 – Aleksander Sygurov (ser-h#4). Warm welcome to Aleksander in Original problems section of JF!

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


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


Originals 010718

 

 


Original Problems

 

1st of July, 2018

Dear authors, readers, I’m very glad to announce that the next fairy tournament on JF, July-December’2018 starts today! Please, welcome our judge, Kjell Widlert, and enjoy the competition!

  • (01.07) No.1303 – Daniel Novomesky (hs#2; Maximummer). 3 solutions!
  • (01.07) No.1302 – Hans Uitenbroek (h#3; Superguards; Nightrider).
    Warm welcome to Hans in Original problems section of JF!
  • (01.07) No.1301 – Michael McDowell & Brian Stephenson (h#4; Bishophopper, Rookhopper). Would the final position be considered an ideal mate? .. Is it enough for a piece to function solely as a hurdle? (Authors).
    Warm welcome to the both authors in Original problems section of JF!
  • (01.07) No.1300 – Julia Vysotska & Marjan Kovačević (hs#3). This problem was composed for Latvian Solving Championship in April, 2018 (WSC, 2017-2018). Hope, solvers might enjoy it! (Authors)

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


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


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)

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


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.

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


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!

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


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.

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


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.