Announcement of Tourneys of “The Macedonian Problemist” 2017

macedonian-problemistAnnouncements of Tourneys
of “The Macedonian Problemist” for 2017

  1. informal tourneys (closing date 12.2017) for: #2 – Pavel Murashev; #3-n – Boško Milošeski; s#2-n – Peter Sickinger; h#2 – Jorge Kapros & Jorge Lois; h#2½-3 – Christopher Jones; h#3½-n – Hans Gruber; fairies – Eric Huber & Vlaicu Crişan; retros – Thomas Brand.
  2. “The Macedonian Problemist” League (a formal tourney, free themes, closing date 15.10.2017) in four sections: #2 – Karol Mlynka; #3 – Henk le Grand; s#3-8 – Jiří Jelinek; h#2 – Živko Janevski (a reserve judge for any section – Hans Gruber). The tourney brochure with the awards and the total ladder will be published in 2017 and all participants will receive the preliminary awards by e-mail.

Free subscription prizes are stipulated for the best composers. Entries for any of the above tourneys should be sent to the editor’s e-mail address mprobl@yahoo.com or to his snail mail address: Zoran Gavrilovski, P. fah 137, Pošta 2, Skopje MK-1001, Macedonia.


Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2017 – HS#Max2.5 Award

Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2017
Group C – HS#Max2.5 – Awards

“This tourney was a very exciting one, for both participants and the organizers. The initial idea was to avoid computer testing, in order to make composers train their solving, while giving solvers the forgotten pleasure of looking for cooks… This concept soon had to be abandoned, because Christian Poisson was very quick to create the program for

HS#Max, the new fairy genre that includes only one new element when compared with HS#: the last two half-moves ask for S#1 Maximummer, instead of usual S#1.

The average marks of the first 4 compositions stood out, and were differentiated with slightest of margins, from 8.43 (the 4th place) to the 8.75 (the 1st place). Since there was no single judge, some comments given by solvers were summed up in the following award.”


RIFACE, Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or, 2-5.06.2017

st-germain-au-mont-d-orThe 38th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) will take place from Friday, June 2, 2017 (evening) to Monday, June 5, 2017 (noon) at Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or.

Themes are the following:

RIFACE 2017 – Thème aidés.pdfThème féerique.pdfThème rétro.pdf

Address to send the entries : RIFACE.2017@gmail.com.
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 4th June at 15:00


Kenneth Solja 60 JT – C30.6.2017

Kenneth Solja 60 JT

Entries are invited in three sections:
a) Orthodox #2 ; b) Orthodox h#4-n ; c) hs#2-4 with neutral pieces. Fairy pieces allowed but no fairy conditions. 

Entries must be C+ and authors are asked to state which program was used in checking.

The theme is free in each group | The judge is Kenneth Solja | Entries by 30.6.2017 to nealturnerfinland[at]hotmail.com


Welcome to the judge of JF-2017/I

I’m delighted to welcome the judge of informal tournament JF-2017/I (01.Jan.2017 – 30.Jun.2017) –Tadashi Wakashima – Several times the judge of the WCCI and FIDE Album in fairy section, an indefatigable promoter of chess composition in Japan, the delegate of Japan in WFCC and the chief editor of the Japanese magazine “Problem Paradise”. Many of you might remember Tadashi as the tireless organizer of the successful 55th WCCC in Kobe in September, 2012.

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42 fairy problems are published in the tournament JF-2017/I, and by the end of June I’d gladly accept about 8-10 good fairy problems. Please, not more than one problem per sending! – Julia


Formal thematic tourney with Viceking by A.P.I. – C31.12.2017

The A.P.I. organizes a formal thematic tourney in 2-4 moves with the piece called Vicekingsee description in the announcement.
Originals can be of any type (direct, helpmate, selfmate, helpselfmate, series etc. Are not allowed other types of fairy conditions and pieces). No zeropositions.
Director of tourney: Valerio AGOSTINI [valerio.agostini@gmail.com] | Judge: Antonio GAROFALO | Deadline: 31.12.2017
Originals must be sent within deadline to Director only by e-mail. The problems awarded will be published on Sinfonie Scacchistiche, which will be sent to every participant.


Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2017, C23.05.2017

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Composing Tourneys announced for the 12th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival 26th-28th May 2017 are split into 3 groups, including fairy Group C (HS#2.5 Max) which will be judged by solvers and composers themselves, in a special Composing-Solving-Judging contest on May 26th 2017, the first day of the Festival.

Group C – HS# Max 2.5, 2 Solutions Thematic condition: Help-selfmate Max is a new condition, with the help-play before the last two half-moves, presenting S#1 Maximummer (Black has to play the geometrically longest move).

The BIT 2017 will use the method of entering originals for the tourney directly to the Mat Plus website. Composers unable to use it may send their entries by email to the Mat Plus administrator: borislav.gadjanski@gmail.com. Deadline: May 23rd 2017.


Petko A. Petkov 75JT Award

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PAP 75JT AWARD

StrateGems-logoPetko A. Petkov 75th Jubilee Tourney Award
(by Petko A. Petkov)

StrateGems announces the Award of the jubilee tourney of its esteemed editor Petko A. Petkov (born February 27th, 1942 in Dobrich, Bulgaria). 

The director of the tournament, Chief Editor of StrateGems, Mike Prcic, thanks all participants and congratulates the winners.

“Forty-six composers, from sixteen countries participate in this tourney. I want to express my warm gratitude to the many of my friends-composers who sent exactly 100 memorable originals (for all three sections) for participation in my jubilee tourney. I also express my heartfelt thanks to the organizer of this remarkable event, StrateGems, as well to my dear friend Mike Prcic, who directed the tourney.” (Petko A. Petkov)


Munich Fairy Chess Tournament 2017

mpk-Blaetter-annAnnouncement Munich Fairy Chess Tournament 2017
Argentinian chess or Argentinian pieces

Required are helpmates h#n in 2 or more moves on a 8×8 board with the fairy condition Argentinian chess or the Argentinian pieces señora, faro, loco as well as saltador. The theme is free. Further fairy pieces and fairy conditions are not accepted. Problems in more than one phase are allowed, whether with set play, multiple solutions, twinnings or some combination of those methods. →Announcement (PDF)

Judge: Franz Pachl | Tournament director: Rolf Kohring | Closing date: December 31th, 2017
Submissions should be sent to mpk-blaetter@gmx.de or Rolf Kohring, Bolkamer Straße 5a, D-83104 Tuntenhausen, Germany.


AWARD JF-2016/II

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Preliminary Award JF-2016/II

Dear Friends,
I believe I have a very nice surprise to you (same as it was for me), as who could expect to see the Award in a few months after the end of informal tournament? From 87 problems judged 34 problems rewarded, and the Award with diagrams is fully prepared for publication by the judge: 

The Award of Julia’sFairies-2016/II
by Franz Pachl

My sincerest gratitude to the judge, and congratulations to all authors of rewarded problems! As always, I’m inviting all readers to give a feedback to the authors of published problems, to tell what you like in the problems, remembering that not only the improvements or critics are of the main importance.

The Award is provisional and will become final after one month. – Julia