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)

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


Originals 16-220417

 

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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.

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


Originals 10-160417

 

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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).

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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-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.


Originals 05-080417

 

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Original Problems

 

5-8th of April, 2017

  • (08.04) No.1202 – Vitaly Medintsev (hs#3.5). “…model chameleon-echo mates.” (Author)
  • (08.04) No.1201 – Andrew Buchanan (h=3; C- ?). “C+ Popeye 4.75, together with retro logic…” (Author)
  • (08.04) No.1200 – Geoff Foster (s#11; Alphabetic Chess). “The white Bishop does a ‘staircase’…” (Author)
  • (05.04) No.1199 – Eugene Rosner (#2*; AMU). “…pure AMU defenses for the thematic mates” (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-2017(I) is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Originals 09-210317

 

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Original Problems

 

9-21th of March, 2017

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  • (21.03) No.1198 – Geoff Foster (s#22; Alphabetic Chess). “It might be the first time that ABC Chess has been used in a selfmate (there are no examples in WinChloe)!” (Author)
  • (18.03) No.1197 – Aleksey Oganesjan (h=4).
  • (18.03) No.1196 – Sébastien Luce (h==4,5; Jaguar). Dedicated to Abdelaziz Onkoud, the Jaguar of Tremblay.
    “Normally, playing chess is a quiet game…” (Author)
  • (15.03) No.1195 – Neal Turner (s#2; Royal Grasshopper; SAT).
  • (09.03) No.1194 – Karol Mlynka (h#2; Locust; Super-Transmuting King).
  • (09.03) No.1193 – Franz Pachl (hs#3; Neutral Nightrider & Zebra; Circe). So much grateful for the dedication! Is it fair I’ve got the both – the recent Award of JF made in amazingly short time and this beautiful problem?
  • (09.03) No.1192 – Václav Kotěšovec (ser-h#14; Grasshopper; Kangaroo).

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


Originals 23-270217

 

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Original Problems

 

23-27th of February, 2017

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  • (27.02) No.1191 – János Mikitovics (h=5; AntiCirce Cheylan; Circe Diametral; Bishop-Moose). Dedicated to Petko Petkov 75!
  • (25.02) No.1190 – Chris Feather (ser-h#23; Alphabetic Chess). 
    “…a unit on h8 is doomed to stay there for ever… or is it?!” (Author)
  • (23.02) Fairings No.53 – Chris Feather, distributed by Stephen Emmerson, is added to the Articles section!
  • (23.02) No.1189 – Alberto Armeni (h#2; Take&Make). Theme of the 10th WCCT.

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


Originals 01-110217

 

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Original Problems

 

1-11th of February, 2017

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  • (11.02) No.1188 – Michael Barth & Franz Pachl (h#2; Circe; Zebra; Moose). And here I’d like to welcome Michael on JF, again after about the same break of 3 years as for Francesco’s No.1187.
  • (11.02) No.1187 – Francesco Simoni (h#2; LEO; Lion; Nightrider; Contra-Grasshopper). I’m glad to welcome Francesco’s problem after almost 3 years since his previous publication on JF.
  • (07.02) No.1186 – Bruno Kampmann (#9*/#8*; Lortap; Grasshopper). Warm welcome to Bruno in Original problems section of JF!
  • (06.02) No.1185 – Erich Bartel (hs#10*; Maximummer; Circe Equipollents; White Minimummer; Grasshopper; Marguerite).
  • (04.02) No.1184 – Paul Rãican (-9 & s#1 Proca; Anti-Circe).
  • (04.02) No.1183 – Claude Beaubestre (h#2; Take&Make).
  • (01.02) No.1182 – Paul Rãican (h#3.5; Circe; Grasshopper). Inspired by No.1176, Lörinc & Novomesky.

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judges of JF-2017(I) and of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018 are not appointed yet.


Originals 12-140117

 

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Original Problems

 

12-14th of January, 2017

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  • (14.01) Fairings No.52 – Chris Feather, distributed by Stephen Emmerson, is added to the Articles section!
  • (14.01) No.1181.1 – Ralf Krätschmer & Franz Pachl (hs#4.5; Circe; Neutral piece) – a new version to the problem No.1181.
  • (12.01) No.1181 – Ralf Krätschmer & Franz Pachl (hs#4.5; Circe; Neutral piece).

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judges of JF-2017(I) and of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018 are not appointed yet.