Julia’s Fairies 1st RIGA BLACK BALSAM TT

RigasBalzams-BlackCurrantJulia’s Fairies is pleased to announce its composing tournament within the
58th World Congress of Chess Composition

1st RIGA BLACK BALSAM TT

Judge: Julia Vysotska

Theme: Help-play with Half-neutral pieces. Thematic play of half-neutral pieces in H#/=/==, HS#/=/== problems in 2-5 moves; Ser-H#/=/==, Ser-HS#/=/== problems up to 10 moves. Other fairy pieces (also standard neutral pieces) are allowed. Fairy conditions are NOT allowed.

Computer tested problems only! Half-neutral pieces are fully implemented in the last version of Popeye and also most of problems can be tested by WinChloe, except half-neutral King (and Royal piece).

Please send entries to Julia Vysotska by e-mail at julia@juliasfairies.com until July, 31st, 2015
or during the Congress, for participants only, until 17:00 of August, 3rd, 2015.

Prizes are bottles of RIGA BLACK BALSAM Currant.
The tourney is open worldwide, however the prizes are for congress participants only.

See Examples with animated solutions in the detailed announcement or use PDF file to print out.

Welcome to participate! – Julia

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5 Responses to Julia’s Fairies 1st RIGA BLACK BALSAM TT

  1. shankar ram says:

    Whoa! Now Latvia joins the club with it’s drink!
    (btw, No Mohito, Julia? ;-))

  2. shankar ram says:

    An interesting concoction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riga_Black_Balsam
    An ad also says: “If you haven’t tasted it, you haven’t been in Riga!”

    • JuliaJulia says:

      Yes, really, it is the most famous drink in Latvia, known from 18th century. The prizes will be Riga Black Balsam Currant, which is a mix of traditional Riga Black Balsam with a natural black currant juice. A mild, tasty thing.. very nice for cold winter evenings if you add it to a tea.. 🙂
      Anyway, enjoy half-neutral pieces first! Everybody is very welcome to participate!

  3. seetharaman says:

    Reminds me of a problem of T.R.Dawson!

  4. JuliaJulia says:

    Igor Kochulov has turned my attention to one problem by Petko Petkov published on Juraj Lörinc’s website, which is also light and nice example of half-neutrals – http://www.jurajlorinc.com/chess/immobi04.htm#uloha5
    I’d like to remind you that it is very important that half-neutral pieces should be used in a schemes where usual neutral pieces doesn’t work.

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