Andon Petkov 100MT-2015 AWARD

I note with great appreciation and satisfaction that among the participants are many of the most famous authors of fairy problems in the world. The dozens of great compositions presented reveal the beauty of the genre HS#. The competition was very strong in both sections and I was very embarrassed when determining the order of the problems to receive prizes, HMs and Commendations.
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With a deep gratitude to Geoff Foster for language correction! (IGM PETKO PETKOV, International judge of FIDE)

Provisional Award of the MT120 ARNOLDO ELLERMAN, Section Fairies

prov-award-120aellerman-annThis tournament was announced by the Union of problemists Argentina Chess (UAPA).
Participants: Valerio Agostini (Italia), Vito Rallo (Italia), Antonio Garofalo (Italia), Antoly Stёpochkin (Russia), Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia), Karol Mlynka (Slovakia), Daniel Novomesky (Slovakia), Sven Trommler (Germany), Franz Pachl (Germany), Dieter Muller (Germany), Pierre Tritten (France), Hubert Gockel (Germany), Jorge Lois (Argentina), Igor Kochulov (Russia), Vaclav Kotěšovec (Rep. Checa), Lev Grolman (Russia), Kostěj Šoulivý ( Rep. Checa), Gabriele Brunori (Italia).

There were 38 problems: 18 composers of 7 countries. After the deadline (25-05-2014), the director sent at the judge all studies without the names of the authors.

I thank all participants of this tournament. Special thanks to Petko Petkov for his collaboration to act as judge, who has performed his assignment with remarkable dedication. (Director: Mario G. García)         →Go to the Award

2nd KoBulChess TT – Christmas tourney 2014 AWARD

christmastourney2nd KoBulChess TT – Christmas tourney 2014 AWARD

“(25.12.2014) Here is the Award of the 2nd KoBulChess TT – Cristmas Tourney 2014! Many thanks to all participants and to the judge IM Krassimir Gandev for his quick work. The award remains open for 1 month period.” (Diyan Kostadinov)

Theme: All type problems (#/=, H#/H=, S#/S=, HS#/HS= etc.) in 2-4 moves (up to 8 moves for Series and P-Series problems) with the fairy condition Circle SneK. Other fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed. Royal pieces can be used of course.

Entries: 22 | Countries: Greece, Italy, Germany, France | Participants: Pierre Tritten, Manfred Rittirsch, Mario Parrinello, Kostas Prentos, Emmanuel Manolas, Rainer Kuhn, Themis Argirakopoulos, Sebastien Luce, Ralf Kraetschmer, Alain Bienabe

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The AWARD of “Vladimir Zabunov – 85 MT”

The AWARD of “Vladimir Zabunov – 85 MT” is published on!


“Here is the Award of the Vladimir Zabunov – 85 MT 2014! The tourney was announced in 2013 which was the 85 anniversary year of Zabunov’s birthday. I thank all participants and congratulate the awarded composers! Many thanks to the judge IGM Petko Petkov for his Award which is open for claims for next 30 days.”
(Diyan Kostadinov)

Thanks a lot to the judge, Petko A. Petkov, and director of tournament, Diyan Kostadinov!

3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013 – Fairies!


Almost all preliminary results of the 3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2013 are ready! The PDFs of the awards can be found under the Announcement, on the 3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013 page of WFCC website. Congratulations to the winners and all participants!

Today I’m happy to see the Award of Fairy Section! And using a chance, I congratulate fairy composers, winners and participants, and especially the Cup Winner – PROF. S. K. BALASUBRAMANIAN !!!