Originals 23-300617

 

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Original Problems

23-30th of June, 2017

  • (30.06) No.1235 – Ladislav Salai jr., Emil Klemanič, Ladislav Packa, Michal Dragoun (s#2 ; Rook-Lion, Bishop-Lion, Nightrider-Lion).
  • (30.06) No.1233.1 – Jean-Marc Loustau (#2 ; VAO, PAO, NAO). Improved version to No.1233.
  • (29.06) No.1234 – Peter Harris (h#3 ; Haaner Chess, TransmutedKings, Anti-Circe Cheylan, Super-Circe, Anti-Andernach Chess). The problem has author’s solutions till Popeye version 4.61, with testing time around 10min., all the next versions show no solutions, and the last version Popeye 4.77 takes hours for testing (JV).
  • (26.06) No.1233 – Jean-Marc Loustau (#2 ; VAO, PAO, NAO).
  • (24.06) No.1232 – Nicolas Dupont (PG 6.5 ; Checkmate position, Undefined pieces, Disparate).
  • (24.06) No.1231 – Michael Grushko (ser-h#8 ; Phantom Chess, Ghost Chess ; Grasshopper).
  • (24.06) No.1230 – Georgy Evseev & Boris Shorokhov (h=5 ; Circe). Full check for 5 moves is impossible on available computers. (Authors)
  • (23.06) No.1229 – Vladimir Kozhakin (#3 ; KoeKo).
  • (23.06) No.1228 – Gani Ganapathi & K.Seetharaman (ser-h#7 ; Circe Equipollents ; Royal Gnu).

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-2017(I)Tadashi Wakashima. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 150617

 

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Original Problems

 

15th of June, 2017

  • (15.06) No.1227 – Pierre Tritten & S.K.Balasubramanian (h#2 ; Back-to-Back).
  • (15.06) No.1225.1 – Gani Ganapathi & K.Seetharaman (hs#2.5). Improved version of No.1225.
  • (15.06) No.1226 – Stephen Emmerson (PG 6.5 ; Royal Dynasty).

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-2017(I)Tadashi Wakashima. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 03-060617

 

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Original Problems

 

3-6th of June, 2017

  • (06.06) No.1225 – Gani Ganapathi (hs#2.5).
  • (05.06) No.1224 – Narayan Shankar Ram & Juraj Lörinc (r#5 ; Nightrider-Hopper). …The real question is – how this complex of various themes packed into one problem would be appreciated by the public. We will see… (Authors)
  • (04.06) No.1223 – Günther Weeth & Klaus Wenda (-9 & #1 Klan Retractor ; Anti-Circe ; Magic Wandering Unit). The retro-problem is featuring “Der Magische Wanderstein” in English “Magic Wandering Unit” (an invention by my friend Günther Weeth). The rules (=convention) were published for the first time in feenschach 213/2015 in German language. Günther has made an English translation for JF readers (Klaus Wenda). Grateful so much to the both authors for the dedication! (JV)
  • (03.06) No.1222 – Peter Harris (hs#4.5 ; Anti-Circe, Isardam).

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-2017(I)Tadashi Wakashima. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 280517

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

28th of May, 2017

  • (28.05) No.1221 – Chris Feather (h#7 ; Alphabetic Chess).
    And some more problems by Chris in the latest issue of Fairings – Fairings 54, kindly distributed by Stephen Emmerson.
  • (28.05) No.1220 – Michael Grushko (ser-h#6 ; Phantom Chess, Ghost Chess; Grasshopper, Lion).

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-2017(I) is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 270517

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

27th of May, 2017

  • (27.05) No.1219 – N.Shankar Ram (hs#2.5 ; Madrasi Rex Inclusive).
  • (27.05) No.1218 – S.K.Balasubramanian (h#2 ; Andernach).
  • (27.05) No.1217 – Vladimir Kozhakin (h#2 ; Anti-Take&Make).
  • (27.05) No.1216 – Hubert Gockel (#2 ; Eiffel Chess).

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-2017(I) is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


ECSC 2017 in Riga; break in publications…

ecsc2017riga-logoDear Friends, being one of the organizers of the 13th European Chess Solving Championship in Riga from Friday, May 12th to Sunday May 14th, I’m very much busy till the end of the event. I have to apologize for the delay in publications on JF. Please, send your original problems starting May 16th and I’ll be glad to publish them!

Of course, will continue to update WFCC website, especially during ECSC. Thank you! – Julia.

Originals 26-300417

 

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Original Problems

 

26-30th of April, 2017

  • (30.04) No.1215 – György Bakcsi & Zoltán Laborczi (s=5; Black Must Capture). Warm welcome to György & Zoltán in Original problems section of JF!
    Zoltán Laborczi writes about his co-author: “György Bakcsi has always had weak eyes and now he has been completely blind for a long time, but he continues composing chess problems solely in his head.”
  • (26.04) No.1214 – Paul Rãican (phser-=82).
  • (26.04) No.1213 – Sergey Shumeiko (ser-h#6 ; Circe). Warm welcome to Sergey in Original problems section of JF!
  • (26.04) No.1212 – Peter Harris (hs#3 ; Nightrider ; Sentinels, Transmuted Kings, Anti-Circe, Isardam). Dedicated to Dirk Borst.
    Peter mentions that Probleemblad has published many of his problems, but actually he dedicates this problem to Dirk in recognition of his agreeing to be JF’s Retro judge.
    I’m grateful to Peter too, for his care about me and JF. I have to tell also, that Peter’s words reminded me I haven’t appointed a fairy judge for the current period (01.01-30.06.2017) yet. Not only because of being too overloaded this year, but also because of my own work under the award of The Problemist’s Fairy section (2014), which makes me understand too good what a big work I’m asking for inviting a judge. Maybe anybody is willing to? (JV)

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-2017(I) is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 16-220417

 

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Original Problems

 

16-22nd of April, 2017

  • (22.04) No.1211 – Gani Ganapathy & Juraj Lörinc (#2 ; AMU). With gratitude for the dedication to JF’s 5Y! (JV)
  • (22.04) No.1184.1 – Paul Rãican (-8 & s#1 Proca Retractor; Anti-Circe). Improved version of No.1184.
  • (17.04) No.1210 – Boris Shorokhov & Dmitri Turevski (h#5.5 ; Relegation Chess).
  • (16.04) No.1201.1 – Andrew Buchanan (h=3; C- ?). Improved version of No.1201.

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-2017(I) is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 10-160417

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

10-16th of April, 2017

Problems for JF’s 5 years jubilee, published with gratitude:

  • (16.04) No.1209 – Claude Beaubestre (h#4 ; Einstein Chess, Equipollents Circe).
  • (15.04) No.1208 – Peter Harris (hs#2; Sentinels, Super-Circe, Anti-Andernach, Isardam).
  • (14.04) No.1207 – Michael Grushko (ser-h#8 ; Phantom Chess, Ghost Chess).
  • (14.04) No.1206 – Ladislav Packa (h=2 ; Anti-Circe).
  • (14.04) No.1205 – Petko A. Petkov (s#6 vv ; Immun Chess).
  • (12.04) No.1204 – Kenneth Solja (h#4.5* ; KoeKo White Maximummer).
  • (11.04) No.1203 – Igor Kochulov (hs#3.5 ; LEO, PAO, VAO, NAO).

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-2017(I) is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


JF’s 5 years jubilee

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JF’s 5 years jubilee

It feels like so recently I proudly wrote about JF’s first year, but today this website celebrates the first real jubilee, 5 years.. and I don’t know where to start from..

What is JF for me? As a growing baby, requiring time and care, it is making me glad, and more and more busy, in the same time. I have some figures and facts to be proud of, like number 1200 in the section of originals (an average of 2 publications in 3 days); then average of 120 visits per day (about 80 unique ones) from 27-30 countries; 15 informal competitions and 5 thematic ones; animated solutions implemented since June 2014 with Dmitri Turevski’s help…
more…

JV-BelgradeRunning the site, publishing different kinds of fairy problems, and announcements, I feel like learning all the time. But getting to know all of you who help me, who contribute to JF, who are part of “JF’s community”, means even more! The names, so many, from so different countries, turned into alive persons. And I know, this is in the both directions. Some years ago (2, 3?) I started seeing the references to Julia’s Fairies publications as simply: JF… The independent life of these two letters still means a lot to me.