Quick Composing TT-222 by SuperProblem
Tourney name: “It’s time for neutral pieces“
Theme: In a diagram position of one- or multi-phases-problem hs#3.5-N, there are at least four neutral pieces. Every neutral piece should not be artificial, meaning that if any neutral piece is translated to black or white then the solution will no longer be valid, or it will have cooks, in one phase or more. Neutral King is allowed. Twins and zero-positions are allowed. Fairy pieces are allowed. Fairy conditions are not allowed. Only problems tested by the program can be accepted for the tourney. Each participant should indicate by what program his problem was tested.
Judge: Ofer Comay | Closing date: May 23, 2019 | Download the announcement in English
Entries to Aleksey Oganesjan via e-mail: email@example.com. All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form. Award will be published on the website http://superproblem.ru.
The preliminary results in section H-Retros and Proofgames (PDF) of the 7th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2019 are published! The prize winners are: VLAICU CRIŞAN (1st Prize), NICOLAS DUPONT (2nd Prize), VALERY SEMENENKO (3rd Prize), PER OLIN (4th Prize). Congratulations!!!
Belgrade Internet Tourneys, Group C – Protean Chess HS#3
The Serbian Problem Chess Society invites composers around the world to take part in the Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2019 in the frames of the 14th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival – 24-26. May 2019.
As in the previous years, there will be three groups: BIT A (#2), BITB (h#2), BIT C (Protean Chess, HS#3) with the same closing date: Tuesday, 30. April 2019.
Group C will be dedicated to the memory of IGM Nenad Petrović (7.9.1907-9.11.1989), who passed away 30 years ago:
HS#3, 2 solutions, Protean Chess. No other fairy conditions or fairy pieces are allowed, except royal pieces (only one for each side!): Royal Queen (rQ), Royal Rook (rR), Royal Bishop (rB), Royal Knight (rS) and Royal Pawn (rP). These royal pieces may be present in the initial position (example 2) or may appear during the play. Royal Pawn promotions are allowed. “Supernumerary” pieces in initial position (e.g. 2 white Queens, 3 white Bishops, 3bR, 4 bS, etc…) are permitted if this form is thematically necessary for the problem.
Judge: IGM Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)
See detailed announcement (PDF) with examples, definitions of fairy terms and also competitions Group A&B.
VITO RALLO – 80 Jubilee
We are pleased to announce the 80° anniversary of Vito RALLO.
The tournament required H#3 Circe Parrain, where “the piece captured in the last move gives mate thanks to a specifics rebirth”.
There are two sections, one with fairy pieces, one without.
Please send original to firstname.lastname@example.org
All problems received will be published on BEST PROBLEMS Italian Magazine.
Merit Diploma to the winners.
Last available day for sent: August 3, 2019. | Judge: Vlaicu CRISAN.
Our judge for fairy tournament JF-2019/I (February-June’ 2019) will be Michal Dragoun (01-03-1974) from Czechia, a double Grandmaster of Problem chess (in both composing and solving), and International Judge for helpmates and fairies. Michal mostly composes helpmates, helpselfmates and other fairies. He was World champion in composing both helpmates (2010-12) and fairies (2004-06). We all wish him to enjoy your good compositions!
The judge for the new PG/Retro competition is not appointed yet.
With a gratitude to Shankar Ram, who for the 2nd time kindly accepted judging of JF original fairy problems and has made his Award so fast! Enjoy the selection of the problems, the statistical summary of 19 kinds (!) provided by the judge, and the Award JF-10/2017-03/2018 itself fully designed by Shankar Ram! Thanks a lot to all participants and congratulations to the winners!
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE
16th THEMATIC TOURNEY
The editorial board of Phénix are annoncing their 16th Thematic Tourney. It is asked to compose problems with these options of WinChloe : Conditionsfromply=n and / or Conditionsuntilply=n ⇒
⇒ See an article by IGM Petko Petkov “THE WONDERFUL FAIRY OPTIONS OF WinChloe”
dedicated to Christian Poisson
There are four sections in the tournament:
- Section A – direct mates (#2-n, s#2-n, r#2-n) with stalemate (=) and double-stalemate (= =) accepted
- Section B – helpmates (h#2-n) with stalemate (=) et double-stalemate (= =) accepted
- Section C – series (sd#2-n, sh#2-n, ss#2-n, sr#2-n), with stalemate (=) et double-stalemate (= =) accepted
- Section D – hs# 2-n coups (with stalemate (=) et double-stalemate (= =) accepted)
Any number of problems by each author in each section. All problems must be tested by WinChloe (C+). In case of a small number of participants, sections might be reduced to only one award.
Limit date for sending : July 1st 2019, to the Tourney’s director : Laurent Riguet, 1 rue Jules Verne, F-60560 Orry la Ville or to the internet adress : email@example.com | The judge is Petko Petkov
Dear chess friends!
The Final Award in TT-216 (The Magic Wonder Masand Chess, fairies) has been published:
There are no changes compared to the provisional award. Please, check the correctness of names, positions and solutions. We thank all participants of the tourney and congratulate the Prize winners! Best wishes – Aleksey Oganesjan
Dear authors and readers,
For those of you who are not sleeping yet I’ve prepared something special for this night – to read or to celebrate! With the gratitude to the judge, IGM Petko Petkov, for his enthusiastic and tremendous work to make this Award (among some more others) ready before the end of 3-years cycle!
For polishing English I’m very thankfull to Stephen Emmerson, who was so kind to offer me his help, and who’s nice style of writing we all can enjoy now.
Congratulations to the winners! Sincerely glad for all of you! Wishing you to be the same successful in the New Year 2019!
And.. of course, your best works are always welcome on JF! – Julia
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form. Award will be published in 2018 on the website http://superproblem.ru.