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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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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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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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.


Originals 07;20-21;27-281018

 


Original Problems

7th; 20th-21st; 27-28th of October, 2018

  • (28.10) No.1337.1 – Anatoly Stepochkin & Jacques Rotenberg (#7 ; Maximummer). A new version to No.1337.
  • (27.10) No.1340 – Kostas Prentos (SPG & #1 ; Undefined pieces, Anti-Andernach, Masand).
  • (27.10) No.1339 – Anatoly Stepochkin (hs#3).
  • (27.10) No.1334.1 – Pierre Tritten & Jacques Rotenberg (h#2 ; Breton adverse). More economical version to No.1334; also the improvement to the definition.
  • Conflictio No.9 by Juraj Lörinc is added to the Articles page.
  • (21.10) No.1338 – Kostas Prentos (PG 11 ; Masand).
  • (21.10) No.1337 – Anatoly Stepochkin (#7 ; Maximummer).
  • (20.10) No.1336 – Nicolas Dupont (PG 18.5 ; Madrasi, Rokagogo).
  • (20.10) No.1335 – Joost de Heer (SPG 8.5 ; BerolinaChess, PWC).
  • (20.10) No.1334 – Pierre Tritten (h#2 ; Breton adverse).
  • (20.10) No.1333 – K. Seetharaman (h#2.5 ; KoeKo; neutral piece).
  • (07.10) No.1332 – Miroslav Svítek & Karol Mlynka (#2 ; White Supertransmuting King ; Locust, Rookhopper, Bishophopper, Giraffe). Warm welcome to Miroslav in Original problems section of JF!
  • (07.10) No.1331 – Kostas Prentos (PG 18 ; Multicapture).

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


Originals 23;300918

 


Original Problems

23rd; 30th of September, 2018

  • (30.09) No.1330 – Juraj Lörinc & Ladislav Packa (#2; Señora, Faro, Lion). With the gratitude to Juraj for the problem carefully prepared for publication! (JV)
  • (30.09) No.1329 – Andreas Thoma (ser-#3; Wandelschach). The problem is dedicated to Christian Poisson for implementing Wandelschach condition in WinChloe (named “Changeants”).
  • (23.09) No.1328 – Mario Parrinello (PG 15 ; Glasgow Chess ; Berolina pawns).
  • (23.09) No.1327 – Franz Pachl & Dieter Müller (h#2 ; Take&MakeChess ; Grasshopper, Equihopper, Moose).

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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 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.