JF 1st TT Award

Dear Friends,

I’m so much happy to tell you that the Award of Julia’sFairies 1st T.T HSP-2012 is ready!!! Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks a lot to all participants! See the Award by IGM Petko A. Petkov and enjoy a very nice problems!

Use PDF-version of the Award for download or print!

These are preliminary results. A term of 7 days is given for possible remarks or objections, and after this term the results will be announced as final results.

My gratitudes to the judge, Petko A. Petkov, for this great work and to Geoff Foster for English correction!

What can I say more? This is my first tournament, and of course I worried about everything happening.. I’m very thankful to all of you for so active participation, for so beautiful problems! I believe I’m more happy, then the winners! I’ll be drinking champagne for all of you this evening!


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14 Responses to JF 1st TT Award

  1. SeetharamanSeetharaman says:

    Congrats to the winners and thanks to the judge Petkov for a very quick award ! I am of course disappointed that I could not get a prize even for a “remarkable problem with rich content”. So high is the quality of the participating problems!

  2. Raju RajendiranRajendiran Raju says:

    Congradulations & Thanks for all those who behaind this (make this ) Theme Tourney a Very Grand & Sucessful . in addition to this award including Definitions for fairy Conditions & fairy pieces is most welcomed by newcomers & visitors like me !

  3. Diyan Kostadinov says:

    I am happy for you Julia that your first TT is very successful! Congratulations to the winners and good luck to all in the future!
    Raju, you can see some definitions in “Fairy terms” section.

    • Raju RajendiranRajendiran Raju says:

      Thank u Mr.Diyan for remembering me i forget that topic ( not terms ?! ) Wishes !!

    • JuliaJulia says:

      Thanks, Diyan! But actually my Fairy section is too long time under construction.. I can’t find time for all things I’d like to make here! But it was a right point by Rajendiran Raju! – I will prepare an appendix to the Award with all definitions tomorrow!
      Also, I’d like to add that downloadable PDF-version of the award will be prepared also tomorrow. Most probably, I’ll send it also in emails to the addresses I have. Sorry for a little delay with it! I just wanted the winners to see their results as soon as possible!

      • Raju RajendiranRajendiran Raju says:

        Thank U Very Much !! What We Expecting that’s u have done , it is very nice . Out of 64 problems 26 in the award remaining 38 ?? ( where i can see ?, is it possible that also added in the PDF , i am right !? if it is need not necessary , live it !! )

        • JuliaJulia says:

          No, remaining problems won’t be shown. As these problems are not in the Award, they remain to be original problems, and authors can send them anywhere, to any magazine for publication (or to juliasfairies website for publication as well! 🙂 )

  4. Raju RajendiranRajendiran Raju says:

    I Accepted ur Words Madam & Satisfied , ( already JF 2012 Originals 185 , now u may got + or – 38 !? )

  5. Geoff Foster says:

    In Pierre Tritten’s hs#2 (Commendation), would it be better to have a black rook-locust on f7 instead of the bRb7 and bPf7?

  6. Petko A.PetkovPETKO PETKOV says:

    About Pierre Tritten’s hs#2 (Commendation)
    Yes, you’re right, Geoff! With black Rb7 there are two “virtual” interceptions of the black Rb7 from the white pieces. But these interceptions de facto are not needed in the solutions. Therefore, better is to use a black rook-locust on f7 instead of the bRb7 and bPf7!
    Now I see that it is possible also one other improvement: White: Kd6, Rd4,Sc3 (3); Black: Kf6, Pg5(2); Neutral: LOa1,LOb2,LOh7 (3) – hs#2, 2 sol.

  7. Geoff Foster says:

    Thanks Petko! You said that an optimal interpretation probably requires more moves. How might the problem be extended?

  8. Geoff Foster says:

    This is the version suggested by Petko.

    Pierre Tritten, commendation, Julia’s Fairies 1st TT HSP-2012 (v)
    gf-diag-award-comment-tritten.png
    HS#2 2 solutions
    Locusts
    1.Ra4 nLOnxa4-a5 2.Sb5+ nLOnxb5-b6#
    1.Rb4 nLOxb4-b5 2.Sa2+ nLOxa2-a3#

    It is a nice problem, but the half-battery seems a bit artificial, because the white rook could start on c4 instead. It would be much beter if the white pieces took turns in making the first move.

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