Originals June 2020




Original Problems JF-2020/I


June, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Dear friends, I’m sorry for the unstable work of JF during the last week of June! Some changes from the hoster’s side, moving to the new platform, the same way some work I have to do as part of my code is not compatible with the new requirements.
Now the half-year competition JF-2020/I is over, all awaiting problems published. Please, wait with your next sending until the new tournament will be announced not earlier than in the middle of July! I need some time for technical work to keep JF up and running.

  • (30.06) No.1521 (PG 5.0 ; Transmission menace) Eric Huber (Romania).
  • (30.06) No.1520 (ser-h#25 ; Circe Equipollents) Chris Feather (England).
  • (29.06) No.1518, 1519Petko Petkov (Bulgaria). No.1518 (h=4 ; Bul Grasshopper) Dedicated to Christian Poisson! No.1519 (h#2 ; Bul VAO, Bul PAO) In Memoriam to my mother Danka Petkova.
  • (29.06) No.1517 (h#2 ; Rook-Lion, Bishop-Lion) Ladislav Salai jr. (Slovakia).
  • (29.06) No.1516 (hs#3.5 ; Circe Power Transfer) Cornel Pacurar & Adrian Storisteanu (Canada).
  • (13.06) No.1289.1 (h#2.5 ; Bishop-Lion, Rook-Hopper) Francesco Simoni (Italy). A version to the problem  No.1289 from the tournament JF-10/2017-3/2018 (the Award from 03.02.2019).
  • (13.06) No.1515 (hs#3.5) Valerio Agostini & Mario Parrinello (Italy).
  • (12.06) No.1514 (h#4 ; Bul Grasshopper) Sébastien Luce (France).
  • (11.06) No.1513 (hs#3 ; Grasshopper ; Make & Take) Stephan Dietrich (Germany).
  • (10.06) No.1496.1 (-14 & #1 Proca ; Anti-Circe) Paul Rãican & Klaus Wenda (Romania/Austria). Improved version after a cook 1.Kc5:Rd5(>Ke1) Rd8-d5+ -2.Pf7:Se8=B(>Bf1) & 1.Kb6# discovered in No.1496.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson

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6 Responses to Originals June 2020

  1. shankar ram says:


    1289 _was_ in the award.
    It got 5th commend!
    1289.1 is a definite improvement.

    • JuliaJulia says:

      Thank you, Shankar! Have corrected my comment (well, Ctrl+F doesn’t work for the images 😊). I believe it is up to the current judge if to accept this problem for the tournament or not.

  2. shankar ram says:

    Julia, Great to see JF back online!
    How did you do it?

    • JuliaJulia says:

      Dear Shankar, thank you for your support! For now have agreed with the hoster (grateful to them!) about some improvements they made to make it work, awaiting their report to understand what I have to care about in the future too.. this is of consultancy price.
      Have got some time to update the code for PHP 7.x myself, will try to.
      Tired from reading and learning. Most probably, won’t publish any problems at least for several weeks of July to have time to update the site. I’m not professional; doing finance during the day and learning WP tricks during the nights is not an easy job.
      But I’m glad it works now! Of course, the recent events put me almost in panic..

      • shankar ram says:

        It put all of the fairy chess world into a tizzy too!
        I looked at the Wayback Machine. But only found a snapshot of 25-Dec-2019!
        Hope the next version of PHP won’t create a similar scare 😉
        We are there for you.

  3. Seetharamanseetharaman kalyan says:

    Normally the hosted SHOULD give you test site months in advance to do d out the issues and correct them. Seems that didn’t happen. Demanding thousand EUR is atrocious

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