Retro and PG problems 2017 – 2018

JF-LOGO-1Retro and PG problems 2017 – 2018

Dear Retro & PG composers,

In April 2013 I’ve published the first PG problem on JF (No.299 by Nicolas Dupont, who convinced me to publish this genre 🙂 ), and since that have organized two competitions of two-years period in Retro&PG genres: Retro and PG 2013-2014 (judge:  Hans Gruber),  Retro and PG 2015-2016 (judge: Thomas Brand).

Dirk Borst 2016Today I’m very glad to announce a new Retro and PG tournament 2017-2018:

The judge: Dirk Borst – a talented Dutch composer, very experienced in fairy and retro problems, also in fairy proof games! Dirk is known not only as a composer, but also as a noted judge, and a fairy editor of Probleemblad magazine.  Warm welcome to Dirk and my gratitude for accepting the judge’s work! 


Quick Composing TT-184: Rebirth square paradox

superproblem-ruQuick Composing TT-184 by SuperProblem
Tourney name: “Rebirth square paradox”

Stipulation: fairies
Theme: When rebirth of pieces applies in fairy conditions, an empty rebirth square usually means an advantage for the transported piece’s party, as it preserves the piece’s power. This tournament, however, is looking for the exceptions. It requires chess problems of any kind applying any fairy condition involving rebirth of pieces, where the vacation of a rebirth square of a piece belonging to the party which is going to fulfill the problem’s aim (e.g. white in n#/h#n or black in s#n/hs#n) means a disadvantage and/or the obstruction of such a square means an advantage for that party because of the potential rebirth (not) taking place.
All stipulations, fairy pieces and additional fairy conditions are allowed.
 
Judge: Klaus Wenda. Closing date: February 16, 2017
Entries to Aleksey Oganesjan via e-mail: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com
Award will be published on the website http://superproblem.ru.  Download the announcement in English [pdf, 244 KB]


Michael Grushko 60 JT

The Award, 8 pages

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“Soon after the closing date (May 31,2015), I received 100 submissions in anonymous from the director, Paz Einat, whom I’d like to thank. Overall, there were 34 authors from 13 countries and I would like to thank all of them. The problems included 48 miniatures and 51 Tanagras. Being the admirer of low-figured tasks, I allocated them in the separate sections.” (M.Grushko)


Award “Seven chess notes” – 2015 (RUS)

7chessnotes2015-annThe results of the annual competition 2015,
conducted by the magazine “Семь шахматных нот” (“Seven chess notes”)

“На конкурс поступило 59 задач-сказок от 21 автора из 10 стран: Болгария, Венгрия, Германия, Израиль, Италия, Россия, Сербия, Словакия, Франция, Чехия. В этом году уровень конкурса оказался немного ниже, чем в прошлые годы.” (the judge, Michael Grushko)


AWARD JF-2015/II

Preliminary Award JF-2015/II

Preliminary Award JF-2015/II

Dear Friends, I have a pleasure to announce

The Award of Julia’sFairies-2015/II
by Ofer Comay

The selection of 40 out of 127 fairy problems of different kinds! A tremendous work done by the judge, Ofer Comay, in so short period of time! 

This is the first Award of JF I have a pleasure to publish for you this year, dear readers and participants of JF’s competitions, and I’m sure you will enjoy this presentation of 40 problems selected as the very best! I have to tell that the both competitions of 2015, I and II, have the biggest number of problems since the first year of JF, 2012, with about 200 problems judged by N.Shankar Ram.

I’m very grateful to the judge, and I heartily congratulate all authors of rewarded problems! My special thanks to all commentators for your interesting questions, creative ideas, and all good words to the authors of published problems! Finally, I would very much like to invite all readers to give a feedback to the authors of published problems, to tell those good words about the problems you liked, remembering that not only the improvements or critics are of the main importance.

The Award is provisional and will become final after one month. – Julia


“TMP” League 2016

macedonian-problemistThe Macedonian Problemist (“TMP”) announces the formal tourney “TMP” League 2016 in four sections (free themes): #2 – Miodrag Mladenović; #3 – Aleksandr Sygurov; s#3-7 – Živko Janevski; h#4-8 – Zlatko Mihajloski (a reserve judge for any section – Hans Gruber). Entries for any of the above tourneys should be sent by 1 October 2016: Zoran Gavrilovski, ul. “Karpoševo vostanie” br. 4 (zgrada A3), vlez 3, stan 10, MK-1020 Skopje, Macedonia (or by e-mail to mprobl@yahoo.com).

The tourney brochure with the awards and the total ladder will be published in 2016 and all participants will receive the preliminary awards by e-mail. The authors of honoured problems will receive the tourney brochure by snail mail and the best-placed authors (in particular section(s) or the total ladder) will also receive some issues of “The Macedonian Problemist” as a modest magazine-prize.


5th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2017 (C 1.2.2017)

FIDE-logo5th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2017 (C 1.2.2017)

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 5th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2017 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.

The tournament sections and judges are as follows: → more…


Gligor Denkovski Memorial Tourney

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The announcement

Gligor Denkovski Memorial Tourney

To commemorate the 70th birthday of Gligor Denkovski (20 August 1946 – 15 January 2015), a formal composing tourney is announced in three sections.

Section A: Orthodox proof games, showing a combination of at least one typical retro theme and at least one theme or motif traditionally seen in other problem genres. Judge: Kostas Prentos.

Section B: Orthodox helpmate threemovers (h#2.5–3) with free theme. Judge: Nikola Predrag.

Section C: Orthodox selfmates (s#2–n) with free theme. Judge: Miodrag Mladenović.

Closing date for all sections is 31 March 2017.
Entries should be sent to Ivan Denkovski, email:
denkovski@hotmail.com


Longest Series Tournament

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Here we are… 5 years later ! I hope all of you are doing fine… I am glad to be back after such a long time, to organize once more a series tournament that is so much fun for many of us. Thanks to Arno for the gentle push.

This time around it will be somewhat different… it will basically be a 4-in-1 tournament, presenting 4 completely different themes. Each one of those could be part of a tournament all by itself.” →See more…


The memories of Belgrade…

jv-BelgradeThe memories of Belgrade…

wccc2016-logo…The end of the Congress and the end of the season in many ways. For many of us WCCC & WCSC is something to plan and to prepare for  a long time before. And each of us has different reasons, wishes, demands, ambitions… something to wait for, something to hope for. 

And after months of waiting the week of a Congress comes and suddenly days start to run several times faster, and it turns out there’s not so much time for everything planned… and let it be, let’s save it for the next time! → more…

Grateful to the organizers for their huge work and warm attention. Liking Serbian people a lot. Keeping in my heart the images of the warm twilight on the Danube, slowly turning into the night’s brilliance of the moon and lights of the castle, the city line and the numerous bridges we were passing…

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