Back-Home Thematic Tournament

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Thematic Tournament

The 5th ChessProblems.ca Thematic Tournament requires original chess compositions employing the Back-Home fairy condition, recently invented by Nicolas Dupont. Entries should be submitted to the tourney director, Nicolas Dupont, via email at tt5@chessproblems.ca. The closing date is December 31st, 2013. The tournament sections and judges are as follows:

Section 1: Help and Help-Self
Any type of help and help-self stipulations. Fairy units are allowed, but no additional fairy conditions.
Judges: Vlaicu Crisan and Eric Huber (Romania).

Section 2: Series-Movers
Any type of series and parry-series stipulations. Additional fairy conditions are allowed, but no fairy units.
Judge: Paul Raican (Romania).

Section 3: Proof Games
No fairy units or additional conditions are allowed.
Judge: Michel Caillaud (France).

See full announcement in pdf file or the original publication at http://tt5.chessproblems.ca/!

See also The back-home fairy condition article by Nicolas Dupont.

MARIO G. GARCIA 65 JT

MARIO G. GARCIA 65 JUBILEE TOURNEY

The Union Problemistas’s Argentina of Chess announces the tournament of composition to commemorate 65 Mario Guido García’s birthdays

Prizes: Books,honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded
The preliminary award of tourney will be sent to participants by e-mail and will be published on the website of Unión Argentina de Problemistas de Ajedrez (UAPA) http://www.problemistasajedrez.com.ar/   →Read more… (click to show/hide)


The AWARD – JF-2013/I

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The AWARD – JF-2013/I

June, 17th, 2013

Dear Friends,

First of all I should apologize for the delay with the Award for Julia’sFairies-2013/I! As I have written before, I’ve got it from the judge, Juraj Brabec, yet in May, but needed some time to prepare for publication. The original Award is in Russian and I’d like to thank Dmitri Turevski, who’s helped me a lot with correction of Russian terminology.

English version is not ready yet, but will be presented soon, with a help of Geoff Foster who’s so kind to help me with language corrections in many cases. For now just the introduction to the Award is translated. 

My congratulations to the winners! Thanks a lot to all participants!  

My gratitude to Juraj Brabec for so fast judging and so detailed and interesting comments in the Award!


Marco Bonavoglia 60 – Jubilee Tourney

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Required are proof games with multisolutions and/or twins, showing bicolor strategy (see examples below). Fairy conditions allowed, but no fairy pieces; depending on the number of entries there could be two sections in the final award (orthodox and fairies).

→See full announcement as pdf!

Any number of entries per composer, but no more than one non-computer-tested problem per composer. For C+ problem, please indicate the software used for checking.

The judge will receive all entries in anonymous form.

Send entries to Antonio Garofalo (perseus@bestproblems.it) by January 31st 2014

Judge: Marco Bonavoglia


AWARD SEETHARAMAN-64 JT

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SEETHARAMAN-64 JUBILEE TOURNEY’

for Superguards PROBLEMS

 

I received 50 problems from C.G.S.Narayanan in anonymous diagrams. It was nice to get so many entries though the Superguards condition was programmed only in Winchloe. It is gratifying to know that so many leading composers liked the new fairy condition and that 17 of them (from 13 countries) participated in the tourney.

Many correspondents helped and encouraged me with valuable inputs before I publicized the new Fairy condition ‘Superguards’. Apart from my Indian colleagues, special mention should be made of C.J.Feather, J.M.Rice (who suggested the name Superguards), Kevin Begley, Diyan Kostadinov, Petko A.Petkov, Christian Poisson & Julia Vysotska. I thank all the participants especially Mr.Jacques Rotenberg (20 entries!) and the Tourney Director. Congratulations to the award winners. Here is myaward which will be final after 15 days. →See the Award!


3-rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013

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3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013

 

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2013 in eight sections.

The tournament is coordinated with the WFCC Presidium and is a part of the joint efforts by FIDE and WFCC for the popularization and development of chess composition worldwide. →Read more…

The closing date is September 1st, 2013.


Zabunov-85MT 2013

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(20.05.2013) The website for chess composition KoBulChess.com organizing a memorial tourney on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the famous Bulgarian chess composer of the recent past FM Vladimir Zabunov (1928-1997).

Theme: Help-selfmate in 2-4 moves (HS#2-4) with the Zabunov theme – the front piece from one battery makes an ambush move and becomes the rear piece of a newly created battery. Anti-batteries and other type specific fairy batteries can be used too.

Fairy pieces and conditions are allowed, but the problems must be computer checked by the solving program Popeye or WinChloe.

The judge of the tourney is GM Petko Petkov (Bulgaria).
Send problems to Diyan Kostadinov by email: dkostadinov@abv.bg

Deadline: 15.11.2013. The award will be published in KoBulChess.com till to the end of 2013.

See the whole announcement at KoBulChess.com website!


Messigny 2013 Fairy Tournament

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Nicolas Dupont

The theme is: problems with a fairy condition and a zugzwang goal Gz.

Remember that a zugzwang goal Gz (where G can be capture, check, mate, stalemate, etc.) is achieved when the side which hasn’t played the terminal move:

  • ♦ has one or more legal moves which achieve G;
  • ♦ and has no legal moves which fail to achieve G;
  • ♦ and is not in check.

→See Full Announcement

Entries should only contain orthodox pieces and a unique fairy condition, the choice of the problem’s type being free. They should have been checked with Popeye (at least “by parts” when too long) and have to be send to the following email address: RIFACE.2013@gmail.com

Closing date is 18:00 on Sunday, May,19th!!!


Announcement – Julia’sFairies Marine TT 2013

jv-marine2May, 14th, 2013 – opening day of Julia’s Fairies Marine TT 2013 !

I believe the time to open the marine season has already came – so, let me open it in a chess composition as well! Today I’m happy to announce the thematic tourney which has been prepared for several months and has became possible now thanks to the efforts of many people.

I’d like to gratitude Mr. Petko A. Petkov for his material about Marine pieces and future judging of the TT, Mr. Thomas Maeder for the fast implementation of Poseidon, Marine Knight and Marine Pawn in Popeye v4.63, Mr. Christian Poisson whose earlier implementation of these pieces has given more clear understanding of their behavior and also allowed us to have an examples of problems for the articles and TT,  and Mr. Geoff Foster for English correction in the articles about Marine pieces and in the announcement below, and those of you whom I’ve asked questions regarding Marine pieces!

I hope for your active participation as there were really a lot of efforts invested to make this TT happen!

Julia’s Fairies Marine TT 2013 is announced now and it’s closing date is around the end of Marine season – September, 30th:

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Have a nice Marine season! And good luck in the Julia’s Fairies Marine TT 2013!


Informal Tourneys – 2013

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Informal Tourneys and JUDGES – 2013!

I’m happy to announce the informal tourneys for fairy problems published on Julia’s Fairies website during 2013! The year 2013 is split into 3 periods and independent tourneys:
I – January-April, II – May-August, III – September-December.

Let me introduce our judges! All three are world famous arbitrators, so I add just a few words from myself.


I. January-April, 2013

JB DSC_0045-2The judge: Juraj Brabec. It was a nice surprise for me to know that Juraj has spend a whole year in Riga in 1970, for his postgraduate studies. He often has met Alfred Dombrovskis and has shown me a article in newspaper from 1970 about his meeting with Latvian problemists! I’m very pleased to hear that Juraj loves Riga a lot! Warm welcome to Juraj!!


II – May-August, 2013

Diyan KostadinovThe judge: Diyan Kostadinov. Diyan was my first judge for the very first composed (fairy) problem! And later Diyan has helped me a lot in the very first steps in composition. Diyan judges many tourneys, runs his own well known website, composes complicated problems and has agreed to judge for me! – My gratitude and warm welcome to Diyan!!


III – September-December

eric-huberThe judge: Eric Huber. For me Eric associates with a great work he was doing during all the year 2012, announcing composers’ birthdays with some introductory words and also selected problems – “Celebrating composers” posts I’d seen every day, without breaks, without day-offs or vacations! Amazing work! Somehow Eric also finds time for judging. I’m very thankful to him for accepting my invitation! Warm welcome to Eric!!