36th RIFACE, the results

st-germain-au-mont-d-orSee the RESULTS of the 36th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) which took place from May 22, 2015 to May 25, 2015 at Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or (instead of the traditional location at Messigny).

“La 36° R.I.F.A.C.E. (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne), qui habituellement avait lieu à Messigny, s’est tenue cette année à St-Germain au Mont d’or (près de Lyon), du 22 au 25 mai 2015.
Participants : Jérôme AUCLAIR, André BANTEGNIE, Christine BAYS, Lionel BELIN, Marco BONAVOGLIA, Michel CAILLAUD, Mathias CARNO, Yves CHEYLAN, Alexandros DIMITRIADIS, Axel GILBERT, Maryan KERHUEL, Jörg KUHLMANN, Bernard MONTANGERAND, Laurent RIGUET, Philippe ROBERT, Philippe ROUZAUD, Pierre TRITTEN, Pascal WASSONG, Garen YACOUBIAN.”


The Ural’s Problemist-2012 (fairies)

up-logoThe Ural’s Problemist-2012 – Fairy section:

“В 2012-м году в журнале было опубликовано 47 задач сказочного жанра. Боюсь ошибиться, но, кажется, уровень турнира по сравнению с прошлыми годами вырос. Жаль, что это произошло в последний год существования журнала.” (The judge)

The Award by Alexander Bulavka (PDF, in Russian)


“Seven Chess Notes” magazine – results and announcement

7sn-annResults of Fairies
“Seven Chess Notes” magazine

Periods: 2007-2013
(RUS, PDF, 16 pages)


Announcement of Jubilee Tourney
10 years to the magazine of 7 note

Year 2015 | All section miniatures | fairy judge: Michael Grushko

Required are fairy-miniatures with free theme.

All originals should be computer tested with any of the following programs (mentioning the program used): Popeye, WinChloe, Alybadix. Send to: Valeri Ivanov, Karelia, Povenez, PO box 4, 186326, Russia • IVA.53@mail.ru
Closing date for year 2015: 1.11.2015


Israeli Chess Composition Society: Theodor Tauber MT C31.12.2015 & Alex Ettinger 90MT Award

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Theodor Tauber Memorial Tourney

The Israeli Chess Composition Society is announcing a chess problem composition tourney dedicated to the memory of Theodor Tauber (18.08.1950 – 3.09.2013).
Theme: At least one twin which changes the condition of the problem from orthodox to a fairy condition or from one fairy condition to another. Any type of problem is allowed with or without fairy pieces.
Judge: Hans Gruber. Closing date: December 31, 2015.
Send originals to Michael Grushko, Box 363 Kiriat-Bialik ,Israel ,27000 | or by email to: bargrushko@bezeqint.net


Alex Ettinger 90 Memorial Tourney Award
Judge: Michael Grushko

A total of 88 problems competed in the tourney, submitted by 31 authors from 17 countries. There were 34 miniatures and 54 Tanagras (up to 5 pieces) and, being the admirer of low-figured tasks I allocated them into separate sections.


4th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2015 – Fairies

FIDE-logoThe preliminary results in section G-Fairies
of the 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2015!

I’m very happy to show the results, G-Fairies (PDF, 155KB) by Tadashi Wakashima, available among the others on the bottom of the 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2015 page of wfcc.ch website. Thanks a lot to the director of this competition, Aleksey Oganesjan, and to all judges! My sincere congratulations to the winners!

About my own problem: Starting the 14th Japanese Sake Tourney in August, 2014, I was exploring Back-To-Back condition being sure that there’re lots of possibility in it. Many of JF’s readers know that now I’ve came to combination of BTB with neutral pieces, but my problem for the 4th FIDE World Cup was composed in the autumn, 2014, and my intention that time was a strategic HS# problem  showing as much as possible different BTB effects. You’re very welcome to comment! – Julia.