“The Magic Wonder Masand Chess” – Quick TT-216 by SuperProblem

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Quick Composing TT-216 by SuperProblem

Tourney name: “The Magic Wonder Masand Chess
Stipulation: sections – А) #2-6, s#2-6, r#2-6; B) h#2-6; C) hs#2-6. In all sections, instead a stipulation “mate” (#), following stipulations are allowed: “stalemate” (=) and “double stalemate” (==).
Theme:  fairy problem with the condition Masand: “When a piece X by its move gives direct check, all pieces of the same color which are controlled by X, and all pieces of opposite color which are attacked by X, change color (except kings). A Rook, changed color in a corner, can participate in castling”. Fairy pieces and another fairy conditions are not allowed. In all sections multiple solutions are allowed if all the solutions are thematic. Twins of any type are allowed. Zero-positions are not allowed. Only problems tested by the program which supports the Masand condition (Popeye or WinChloe) can be accepted for the tourney. Each participant should indicate by what program his problem was tested. Depending on the amount and quality of the entries, there may be one award for all stipulations, or separate awards for different stipulations.
Judge: Petko Petkov | Closing date: October 15, 2018 | Download the announcement in English
Entries to Aleksey Oganesjan via e-mail:
alexeioganesyan@gmail.com. All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form. Award will be published in 2018 on the website http://superproblem.ru.


Informal tourneys by Sinfonie Scacchistiche 2019

The official A.P.I. Magazine is organizing an informal composition Tourney for 2019 in sections:
Two-moves [≠2] : Valerio AGOSTINI (Italy)
n-moves [≠n] : Grigory ATAYANTS (Russia)
Helpmate 2 moves [H≠2] : Francesco SIMONI (Italy)
Helpmate n-moves [H≠n] : Antonio GAROFALO (Italy) | Selfmate n-moves [S≠] : Stephen TAYLOR (England)
Section studies [win/draw] : Marco CAMPIOLI (Italy) | MTy Marino BORTOLOTTI
HS≠ n-moves [HS≠2-6] : Eric HUBER (Romania), Vlaicu CRISAN (Romania) | Retro : Marco BONAVOGLIA (Italy)

The deadline: 30/09/2019
The originals have to be sent to the director Valerio AGOSTINI only by e-mail. The problems will be published in the magazine: every composer will receive the copies of the publications and the awards (PDF version). It’s mandatory the declaration of the computer control (C+) of Popeye, WinChloe, Alybadix or others, for every problems (not for studies, of course).


The memories of 61st WCCC in Ohrid

Getting back into my daily work after a week on a beautiful Ohrid lake… 

These are the words I’ve heard from the congress participants: “one of the best congresses”, “absolutely wonderful place”, “much over my expectations”, “who could have expected it?..”  etc… And I shared such emotions very much, initially having no special expectations, more like doubts about going to the little town of the unknown far away country.. but! what a beautiful place it was! Thinking later how the nice warm place, friendly people around, old town on the hill covered with the flowers, ancient churches, blue lake surrounded by the mountains, tasty food, live music… it all easily covers all little imperfections in organization 🙂

Yes, I’d say it was very fairy congress, but not only because of the paradise-like place..  Oh, no, the most amazing were the organizers! Absolutely invisible men! Reminded me René J. Millour’s 1st Prize winner, No.838, although Rene had 11 Invisibles, but we had only 2, still much more complicated to find! 

Well, the serious or practical part of the event is already covered more or less in the recent posts at wfcc.ch. And I’ll put some more photos to the 42nd WCSC page soon. But here would gladly share the album I have, free to download if anybody is willing to.



Fairy informal tourneys in the frame of the 61st WCCC:


Murfatlar Tourney for fairy PGs (WCCC2018)

Murfatlar Tourney for fairy proof games

Theme: Proof games with Berolina Pawns are required. The genre can be combined with another genre, but fairy pieces are not accepted.
Prizes: bottles of Murfatlar, an appreciated Romanian wine | Details: In PDF document
Send entries by email until September 3rd to Paul Rãican, at quarpaz1@yahoo.fr (or to him personally during Congress).


16th Romanian Tzuica Tourney (WCCC2018)

16th Romanian Tzuica Tourney

Theme: hs#n/hs=n, at least 3 (stale)mates on the same square
Scope: Any fairy piece and/or condition are allowed
Judges: Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber | Prizes: Bottles of Tzuica | Details: In PDF document
Audience: The tourney is open to everyone, but only congress participants can receive bottles.
Deadline: September 5th around 8 p.m. to Dinu-Ioan Nicula, or by email until September 2nd to Eric Huber hubereric@yahoo.fr


BIT2018 – Group C, Fairy – the award

The AWARD

The Preliminary Award of the Jubilee Tourney
Dinu-Ioan Nicula – 50

The tourney held in the frames of XIII Belgrade Problem Chess Festival 2018, as a part of Belgrade Internet Tourney 2018: Group C – fairy h#2, Lortap chess with fairy piece Locust.

…There were 36 entries, of 24 authors/pairs of authors, from 14 countries. Being very satisfied of the problems’ level, but also keeping into regard that it is a special occasion, I have decided to give awards to half of them! (Dinu-Ioan Nicula)

Prize winners:
1st and 2nd Prize – Petko Petkov, 3rd Prize – Juraj Lörinc, 4th Prize – S.K. Balasubramanian & Vlaicu Crisan, 5th Prize – Hubert Gockel.


Different from June,2018

 


 

June, 2018

While waiting for the new fairy tournament starting July,1st….

  • The Results of composing tournaments from RIFACE 2018.
  • Conflictio No.5 & Conflictio No.6 by Juraj Lörinc are added to the Articles page.
  • The words from Chris Feather about Fairings:
    “Dear Fairings reader,
    It seems that Fairings has reached its end: I have composed nothing this year and have no ideas for any further compositions. I hope to produce one more issue, towards the end of 2018, with versions, corrections and anything else needed to round off this project which started nine years ago. As you may readily understand, I am especially grateful to Stephen for his vital part in it.
    Many thanks for your interest and support; my best wishes to you.”

Composing Tournaments of the RIFACE 2018, C20.05.2018

The 39th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) will take place at Ecully, May 18-20, 2018.

Themes of composing tournaments:

RIFACE 2018 – Thème aidés.pdfThème féerique.pdfThème rétro.pdf

Address to send the entries : RIFACE.2018@gmail.com  for helpmates and fairies ; abrobecker@yahoo.com for retro problems
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 20th May
 at 15:00


Composing Tournament of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad 2018

The Chess Composing Tournament in the frame of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad 2018 (Batumi, Georgia) includes also fairy section: H. The Fairy– Judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)

In each section only three compositions by each author are accepted and joint compositions are not allowed. The closing date is September 20th, 2018. The compositions must be sent via email to the director’s address: admin@chessstar.com, Ferad Kakabadze (Ferhat Karmil) (Batumi). Three medals and certificates are awarded to the winners of each section.