Originals 16-170319

 


Original Problems

 

16-17th of March, 2019

  • (17.03) No.1387 – Karol Mlynka (hs=2 ; Royal Grasshopper ; White Supertransmuting King). Promotions in a three-men problem.
  • (17.03) No.1386 – Arnold Beine & Juraj Lörinc (ser-h#18* ; Grasshopper). One solution destroys the setmate, the other enables the setmate… (Authors)
  • (16.03) No.1385 – N.Shankar Ram (r=2 ; (4,4) Leaper ; Anti-Super Circe Calvet, White Must Capture). 122 variations, 366 rebirths,…

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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 11-130319

 


Original Problems

 

11-13th of March, 2019

  • (13.03) No.1375.1 – Sébastien Luce (h=8 ; Neutral pawn). Correction to the problem No.1375.
  • (11.03) No.1384 – Michel Caillaud (s#6 ; Black play only to double check). Dedicated to Sébastien LUCE.
  • (11.03) No.1383 – Michel Caillaud & Sébastien Luce (s#26 ; Black play only to double check). “about a rare condition, implemented in Winchloé, and unearthed by Sébastien, that we discussed in our monthly meetings.” (M.C.)

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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 03-040319

 


Original Problems

 

3rd-4th of March, 2019

  • (04.03) No.1382 – Armin Geister & Daniel Papack (hs#4 ; MarsCirce). “On a logical basis our work shows a Marscirce specific strategy with a surprising solution” (Authors).
  • (03.03) No.1381 – Petko A. Petkov (hs#3.5 ; Nightrider, LEO). “In the memory of my father Andon Petkov” (Author)
  • (03.03) No.1380 – Kenneth Solja (h#2 ; Take & Make, Anti Take & Make).

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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 17-270219

 


Original Problems

 

17-27th of February, 2019

  • (27.02) No.1379 – Linden Lyons (=2 ; Grasshopper, Camel).
  • (24.02) This year I’m grateful again to Shankar Ram, who kindly offered his help in making index file for the current competition, JF-2019/I.
  • (24.02) No.1378 – Aleksandr Bulavka (=2 ; Royal Zebra ; Anchor Ring, Anti-Super Circe). Warm welcome to Aleksandr in Original problems section of JF!
  • (20.02) No.1377 – Sergey Shumeiko (Ser-h#57). Motto given by the author: “Everything had come from somewhere else, and it would all go somewhere else. I was nothing but a pathway for the person known as me” – Haruki Murakami.
    (With the gratitude to Stephen Emmerson who’s helped me to find English version of the quote given in Russian, see “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle”, Chapter 10 – let’s read not only chess related books!)
  • (20.02) No.1376 – Anatoly Stepochkin (h#2; Circe).
  • (20.02) No.1375 – Sébastien Luce (h=9; Neutral pawn). Only white King and neutral Pawn achieve black stalemate! (Author)
  • (20.02) No.1374 – Paul Rãican (PG 15 ; #Color).
  • (19.02) No.1373 – Bernd Gräfrath (PG 13.5 ; Losing Chess).
  • (19.02) Some more good news to many of you: the Award for Retro & PG problems 2017-2018 by Dirk Borst will be published soon! The version of problem No.1223 (1223.1), submitted on the 24th of January 2019, before the award is made, was accepted by the judge for his competition.
  • (18.02) Conflictio No.11 (19.01.2019) & Conflictio No.12 (08.02.2019) by Juraj Lörinc are added to the Articles page.
  • (18.02) No.1372 – Václav Kotěšovec (hs=5; Eagle).
  • (18.02) No.1371 – Sergej Smotrov (hs#5.5; KöKo, TransmutedKings ; Eagle, Nightrider). 
  • (17.02) I’m very sorry for the delay in publications for JF-2019/I! Problems by Sergej Smotrov, Václav Kotěšovec, Bernd Gräfrath, Paul Rãican, Sébastien Luce, Anatoly Stepochkin, Sergey Shumeiko will be published during the next week, but the first priority I’m glad to give to the recent judge, who had to work hard the last year to finish the Award JF-10/2017-03/2018 
    No.1370 – N.Shankar Ram (#3; Diagram Circe ; Camel, Non-Stop Equihoppers).

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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. 


Original problems 2019 starting February!

Dear composers, I’d like to announce that publication of Original problems for JF-2019/I  I will start from February, 1st. Would be grateful to you if you won’t hurry to send me your works before that date, please! 

The same time glad to tell you, that Shankar Ram is finishing his Award for JF-10/2017-3/2018. So, hopefully, it might be published in February as well.   — Julia


Originals 29-311218

 


Original Problems

 

29-30th,31st of December, 2018

Dear Friends, Happy New Year to all of you! Thank you for being with me on JF during this year, and about 6 (if really?) years before! Let’s have one more successful, creative, joyful and happy year! Let’s meet 2019!

  • (31.12) No.1369Themis Argirakopoulos (ser-!xZ19 / ser-!xZ20). 2019

  • (30.12) No.1322.2Günther Weeth (11 & #1 Proca Retractor Anti-Circe). Further improvement to No.1322,1322.1.
  • (30.12) No.1368Bojan Bašić (h#2.5 ; Transmuted Kings, Isardam). “…the capture would (re)activate the check…”
  • (30.12) No.1367Sergej Smotrov (hs#6.5 ; KöKo). 5 Chameleon echo mates.
  • (29.12) No.1366Julia Vysotska (hs#2 ; Masand). Pluses and minuses to compare: economy, use of black pieces, avoiding promoted pieces…
  • (29.12) No.1365Jean-Marc Loustau (#2 ; Breton). Dedicated to Pierre Tritten

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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 23-261218

 


Original Problems

 

23rd-26th of December, 2018

Wishing a Merry Christmas to all of you!

  • (26.12) No.1364 – Vladislav Nefyodov (h#3 ; Nao, Leo). Published with gratitude for the dedication!
  • (26.12) No.1363 – Claude Beaubestre (ser-Z(b8)13 ; Madrasi).
  • (26.12) No.1362 – Manfred Rittirsch (h#2 ; Anti-Circe). 
  • (26.12) No.1361 – Anatoly Stepochkin (hs#4 ; KoKo, Norsk Sjakk). Echo mates and again the difference of implementation in Popeye/WinChloe.
  • (26.12) No.1360 – Sergej Smotrov (hs#4). Mirror echo mates. (Author)
  • (24.12) No.1359Jean-Marc Loustau (#2 ; Rook-Lion, Bishop-Lion, Rose-Lion). When Popeye says “Yes” WinChloe replies “No”, when WinChloe says “Yes” Popeye replies “No”!
  • (24.12) No.1354.1 – Aleksey Oganesjan, René Millour & Sergey Shumeiko (hs#5). An improvement to No.1354 shown in the comments: “the key is improved, also Black tempo-move and try with reciprocal interference of wR and bB were added.” (Authors)
  • (23.12) Dear authors, I have about 10 of problems/versions to publish by the end of this year. Will try to do my best to have them all. But I celebrate Christmas and New Year at home too, and can’t spend all my free time here… Could accept only few more this year, in case if precisely prepared, please. – Julia
  • (23.12) No.1358 – Kenneth Solja (h#7 ; Royal Dynasty). Merry Xmas and Happy New Year 2019 to every chess composer (Author)
  • (23.12) No.1357 – Günther Weeth & Dmitrij Baibikov (-25 & #1 Proca Retractor Anti-Circe). With this problem authors replace for the tournament previously published problem No.1261.
  • (23.12) No.1322.1 – Günther Weeth (-11 & #1 Proca Retractor Anti-Circe). Version to No.1322 with a gratitude to Dmitry Baibikov.

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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 03-171218

 


Original Problems

 

3rd-6th; 16-17th of December, 2018

I’m glad to announce that the Award JF-2016-I (judge: Petko Petkov) will be published in December!

  • (17.12) No.1356 – Bojan Bašić (h#2 ; Maximummer ; Locust). Warm welcome to Bojan in Original problems section of JF!
  • (17.12) No.1355 – Arnold Beine (PG 4.0 then #1 ; Annan Chess ; Undefined pieces). Along with the problem author gives a very precise definition of Annan Chess condition.
  • (16.12) No.1354 – Aleksey Oganesjan (hs#6). “Four pieces – four corners”, supporting the recent creative work in No.1347 and No.1350. (Author)
  • (16.12) No.1353 – Michal Dragoun (h#2 ; Masand ; Nightrider, LEO). Function’s cycle of four recoloured pieces. (Author)
  • (16.12) No.1352 – Stephen Emmerson (PG 73 ; Alphabetic Chess). Author mentions he doesn’t know of a longer PG.
  • (16.12) No.1351 – Dmitrij Baibikov (Last 20 single moves? ; Grasshopper). Warm welcome to Dmitrij in Original problems section of JF!
  • Conflictio No.10 by Juraj Lörinc is added to the Articles page.
  • (06.12) No.1350 – Sergey Shumeiko (hs#9.5). By the author words, an interesting recently published problem by Vitaly Medintsev (No.1347) was his inspiration.
  • (06.12) Fairings No.58 – by Chris Feather (distribution: Stephen Emmerson), added to the Articles section. It might be that it is NOT the last issue of Fairings… In the Notes author writes:
  • (04.12) No.1349 – Arno Tüngler (ser-!=66). Can anybody find cooks in this new record? (Author)
  • (03.12) No.1347.1 – Vitaly Medintsev & René J. Millour (hs#8). More economical version to No.1347 (8→6 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 13-261118

 


Original Problems

 

13-26th of November, 2018

  • (26.11) No.1348 – Ivan Skoba (ser-#6/ser-=6 ; Neutral piece, Royal Rose-Lion ; Madrasi). Time waiting with neutral Pawns and Madrasi condition… (Author)
  • (23.11) No.1347 – Vitaly Medintsev (hs#8). Two critical maneuvers over the same square d5 with anti-Bristol and Bristol effects (only last 7 moves tested).
  • (22.11) No.1346 – Hubert Gockel (h#2, SuperGuards, Neutral pieces). “The curiosity is that only neutral Pawns (in contrast to S,B,R,Q) can capture and check in Superguards.” (Author)
  • (20.11) No.1345 – Paul Rãican (PG 9 #Color, Einstein). “#Color Chess was first time described by Andrey Frolkin in feenschach 212/2015. The genre was implemented by Francois Labelle in Jacobi.” (Author)
  • (15.11) No.1344 – Vladislav Nefyodov (h#3 ; NAO, Rook-Lion). “An idea of exchange of places with antidual tries” (Author)
  • (13.11) No.1343 – Julia Vysotska (hs#3.5 ; Half-neutral pieces). In 2 phases: the same half-neutral piece makes 4 moves on its orthogonal/diagonal; gives check + switchback mate.

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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 04-061118

 


Original Problems

 

4-6th of November, 2018

  • (06.11) No.1342 – Igor Kochulov (h#2* ; Neutral Triton ; Circe, AntiCirce).
  • (04.11) No.1341 – K. Seetharaman & S. K. Balasubramanian (h#2 ; Neutral Locust).
  • (04.11) No.1337.2 – Anatoly Stepochkin & René J. Millour (#7 ; Maximummer). Another version to No.1337.
  • (04.11) No.1334.2 – Pierre Tritten & Jacques Rotenberg (h#2 ; Breton adverse). One more improvement to No.1334 in reply to the comment by Aleksandr Bulavka.

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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.