Reminder – JF Marine TT

marine-tt-announcement-enDear Friends,

Let me remind you that just two weeks are left to submit your problems to  Julia’s Fairies Marine TT 

For more information about Marine pieces read also the articles by IGM Petko A. Petkov “Do you know the Marine Pieces?” – Part IPart IIPart III.


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Judge: IGM Petko A. Petkov – International Judge of FIDE.

Please send your problems till 24:00 September, 30th, 2013 by e-mail only to Julia, julia@juliasfairies.com

The Award will be published on Julia’s Fairies website before the end of 2013. And I’ll try to send Prizes to the Prize Winners and Diplomas to the authors of awarded problems before Christmas! Good luck to everybody!


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!!


Participants – Christmas Blitz 2012

christmas-bellsDear Friends,

I’m happy to show you a list of participants of my Christmas Blitz 2012! For those, who participates – please check again if everything is correct about you! I hope so!

Download (PDF, 1.91MB)

There’s also my name in the list. I know, I shouldn’t participate as an organizer, but I’m just the 2nd author in a joint problem, where the main author who submitted it has used some motives from my already published problem (feenschash, #10539). So, this problem was allowed to participate by the judge.

The Award will be ready in few days!

Thanks again to all of you! And have a Happy New Year holidays!!


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christmas-bellsChristmas Blitz-Tourney JF-2012

Give mate with a neutral piece!

Rules: H#2 problem, where mate is given after the last move of neutral piece! Number of neutral pieces on the board is unlimited, although it is desirable for them to be not only technical units, but figures connected to the theme of the problem. All fairy pieces programmed in Popeye, WinChloe or Alybadix are allowed. Fairy conditions are not allowed. Not allowed are also pieces with special additional functions, as “kamikaze”, “paralyzing”, etc. Computer tested problems only! Please mention the program used for testing!

See the schemes and examples of the problems!

Judge: IGM Petko A. Petkov – International Judge of FIDE. Thanks a lot to Mr.Petkov who has agreed to judge one more tourney and in so short term!

Term: 10 days! Please send your problems till December, 27th, 24:00 by e-mail only to Julia, julia@juliasfairies.com

The Award will be published on Julia’s Fairies website on December, 31st, 2012.
I believe, it will beautify the site for the New Year’s celebration! 

Chocolates on the picture are your prizes! I believe you’ll find some associations with neutral pieces! 🙂

Welcome to participate and have fun with these problems!


Reminder-JULIA’S FAIRIES – HSP – 2012

Dear Friends,

Let me remind you that just 20 days left till the closing date of  
the 1st thematic tourney by Julia’sFairies – 

JULIA’S FAIRIES – HSP – 2012

RULES: Help-self problems (HSP) of any possible types: Help-self mates (HS#), HS=, HS==, HR#, HR=, etc. in any number of moves.

THEME: Battery-play with fairy elements

JUDGE: IGM Petko A. Petkov – International Judge of FIDE

→Read full announcement…

You are very welcome to send your entries!   And thanks a lot to the active participants!


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I’m happy to announce an Informal Tourney
for Fairy Problems published in Julia’s Fairies
web-site in 2012!

Problems of any fairy type are allowed! ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

The judge for 2012: N.Shankar Ram – International Master of FIDE, famous Indian composer with more than 40 problems in FIDE Albums, twice placed First in the WCCT Fairy section – the 3rd and 4th WCCT.

Some more information I’ve got from Shankar: 51 years old, born and lives in Bangalore (India), qualified as mechanical engineer, works in I.T. and automation area of a manufacturing company, married for 15 years, has a son of 12. Other interests: computers, music (old indian film songs, western classical, computer generated), interactive fiction, science fiction, rubik’s cube, psychology, philosophy and general reading.


Please send your entries to Julia’s Fairies editor, Julia Vysotska, e-mail: julia@juliasfairies.com same as you’ve sent before for publishing in the site. Already published problems will participate in the tourney as well as the new entries.

The Award will be published in Julia’s Fairies in 2013.

You’re very welcome to participate!

Sincerely, Julia


Julia’s Fairies – HSP – 2012


The site Julia’s Fairies

announces its 1st  Thematic Tourney

JULIA’S FAIRIES – HSP – 2012

RULES: Help-self problems (HSP) of any possible types: Help-self mates (HS#), HS=, HS==, HR#, HR=, etc. in any number of moves.

THEME: Battery-play with fairy elements

  • All pieces (white, black, neutral, half-neutral, etc) and conditions are allowed!
  • The thematic “Fairy element” (pieces, conditions) should be demonstrated in play at least in one battery or (plus) anti-battery of any type.
  • The problems should be computer-tested.

 JUDGE: IGM Petko A. Petkov – International Judge of FIDE


Julia

Please send your originals until the 15th of October, 2012 to the Tournament director and editor of Julia’s Fairies site – Julia Vysotska, e-mail: julia@juliasfairies.com


The Award will be published at the site in December, 2012.


Special Present  from Julia’s Fairies 

to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes: Selection of Latvian sweets!


Examples:

N 1.Petko A. PETKOV

The Macedonian Problemist 2003
2nd Honorable Mention 
HS#3      2 solutions      (7+10)
Grasshoppers – b8, d8, g8 

N 1:

1.Rxg5 f2 2.Ra5 Bxb7 3.Re4+ Rd5#;

1.Qxf3 g4 2.Qa8 Rxb5 3.Re5+ Bd5#

Fairy elements: white direct battery created by Re6 (forward piece) and Gg8 (rear fairy-piece); black anti-batteries – Bd5/Gd8 and Rd5/Gd8. Any anti-battery is always thematic as “fairy element”. 

N 2. Wilfried SEEHOFER

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HS#4                          (2+2)
Anti-Circe 

N 2:

1.e8=R Rc8 2.Re1 Re8 3.Kd6 Kc6 4.Rb1+ Re1#

Fairy element – creation and play of two Anti-Circe genre specific batteries (some authors call them Ecto-batteries) – white battery Re1/Kd6 and black battery Re8/Kc6. After play of Rooks (as forward pieces) two Kings are activated and give check (mate). A good example of fairy-battery which is created by orthodox pieces only, but which demonstrates fairy-element according to the rules of condition Anti-Circe!   

Good luck to everybody!