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Original Problems

23-30th of June, 2017

  • (30.06) No.1235 – Ladislav Salai jr., Emil Klemanič, Ladislav Packa, Michal Dragoun (s#2 ; Rook-Lion, Bishop-Lion, Nightrider-Lion).
  • (30.06) No.1233.1 – Jean-Marc Loustau (#2 ; VAO, PAO, NAO). Improved version to No.1233.
  • (29.06) No.1234 – Peter Harris (h#3 ; Haaner Chess, TransmutedKings, Anti-Circe Cheylan, Super-Circe, Anti-Andernach Chess). The problem has author’s solutions till Popeye version 4.61, with testing time around 10min., all the next versions show no solutions, and the last version Popeye 4.77 takes hours for testing (JV).
  • (26.06) No.1233 – Jean-Marc Loustau (#2 ; VAO, PAO, NAO).
  • (24.06) No.1232 – Nicolas Dupont (PG 6.5 ; Checkmate position, Undefined pieces, Disparate).
  • (24.06) No.1231 – Michael Grushko (ser-h#8 ; Phantom Chess, Ghost Chess ; Grasshopper).
  • (24.06) No.1230 – Georgy Evseev & Boris Shorokhov (h=5 ; Circe). Full check for 5 moves is impossible on available computers. (Authors)
  • (23.06) No.1229 – Vladimir Kozhakin (#3 ; KoeKo).
  • (23.06) No.1228 – Gani Ganapathi & K.Seetharaman (ser-h#7 ; Circe Equipollents ; Royal Gnu).

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-2017(I)Tadashi Wakashima. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Wenigsteiner selection by Andreas Thoma

A couple of ,,Wenigsteiner” to enjoy for beginners and masters
Andreas Thoma

Dedicated to Julia

I want to thank Julia for the friendly way, she handles all the problems, we bother her with. Though I do not know whether she is a “proca-fan”, I hope she likes one or the other.

The author presents a selection (PDF) of 15 Proca Retractors with Anticirce Cheylan condition, each using not more than 4 pieces on the board. Please, see the first page with diagrams only if you would like to try solving. The second page gives some hints, and the third page presents the solutions.

Published with the gratitude to Andreas! (Julia)

See the definitions of Proca Retractor and  Anticirce Cheylan.


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15th of June, 2017

  • (15.06) No.1227 – Pierre Tritten & S.K.Balasubramanian (h#2 ; Back-to-Back).
  • (15.06) No.1225.1 – Gani Ganapathi & K.Seetharaman (hs#2.5). Improved version of No.1225.
  • (15.06) No.1226 – Stephen Emmerson (PG 6.5 ; Royal Dynasty).

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-2017(I)Tadashi Wakashima. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Announcement of Tourneys of “The Macedonian Problemist” 2017

macedonian-problemistAnnouncements of Tourneys
of “The Macedonian Problemist” for 2017

  1. informal tourneys (closing date 12.2017) for: #2 – Pavel Murashev; #3-n – Boško Milošeski; s#2-n – Peter Sickinger; h#2 – Jorge Kapros & Jorge Lois; h#2½-3 – Christopher Jones; h#3½-n – Hans Gruber; fairies – Eric Huber & Vlaicu Crişan; retros – Thomas Brand.
  2. “The Macedonian Problemist” League (a formal tourney, free themes, closing date 15.10.2017) in four sections: #2 – Karol Mlynka; #3 – Henk le Grand; s#3-8 – Jiří Jelinek; h#2 – Živko Janevski (a reserve judge for any section – Hans Gruber). The tourney brochure with the awards and the total ladder will be published in 2017 and all participants will receive the preliminary awards by e-mail.

Free subscription prizes are stipulated for the best composers. Entries for any of the above tourneys should be sent to the editor’s e-mail address mprobl@yahoo.com or to his snail mail address: Zoran Gavrilovski, P. fah 137, Pošta 2, Skopje MK-1001, Macedonia.


Originals 03-060617

 

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Original Problems

 

3-6th of June, 2017

  • (06.06) No.1225 – Gani Ganapathi (hs#2.5).
  • (05.06) No.1224 – Narayan Shankar Ram & Juraj Lörinc (r#5 ; Nightrider-Hopper). …The real question is – how this complex of various themes packed into one problem would be appreciated by the public. We will see… (Authors)
  • (04.06) No.1223 – Günther Weeth & Klaus Wenda (-9 & #1 Klan Retractor ; Anti-Circe ; Magic Wandering Unit). The retro-problem is featuring “Der Magische Wanderstein” in English “Magic Wandering Unit” (an invention by my friend Günther Weeth). The rules (=convention) were published for the first time in feenschach 213/2015 in German language. Günther has made an English translation for JF readers (Klaus Wenda). Grateful so much to the both authors for the dedication! (JV)
  • (03.06) No.1222 – Peter Harris (hs#4.5 ; Anti-Circe, Isardam).

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-2017(I)Tadashi Wakashima. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.


Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2017 – HS#Max2.5 Award

Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2017
Group C – HS#Max2.5 – Awards

“This tourney was a very exciting one, for both participants and the organizers. The initial idea was to avoid computer testing, in order to make composers train their solving, while giving solvers the forgotten pleasure of looking for cooks… This concept soon had to be abandoned, because Christian Poisson was very quick to create the program for

HS#Max, the new fairy genre that includes only one new element when compared with HS#: the last two half-moves ask for S#1 Maximummer, instead of usual S#1.

The average marks of the first 4 compositions stood out, and were differentiated with slightest of margins, from 8.43 (the 4th place) to the 8.75 (the 1st place). Since there was no single judge, some comments given by solvers were summed up in the following award.”


RIFACE, Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or, 2-5.06.2017

st-germain-au-mont-d-orThe 38th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) will take place from Friday, June 2, 2017 (evening) to Monday, June 5, 2017 (noon) at Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or.

Themes are the following:

RIFACE 2017 – Thème aidés.pdfThème féerique.pdfThème rétro.pdf

Address to send the entries : RIFACE.2017@gmail.com.
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 4th June at 15:00


Kenneth Solja 60 JT – C30.6.2017

Kenneth Solja 60 JT

Entries are invited in three sections:
a) Orthodox #2 ; b) Orthodox h#4-n ; c) hs#2-4 with neutral pieces. Fairy pieces allowed but no fairy conditions. 

Entries must be C+ and authors are asked to state which program was used in checking.

The theme is free in each group | The judge is Kenneth Solja | Entries by 30.6.2017 to nealturnerfinland[at]hotmail.com


Welcome to the judge of JF-2017/I

I’m delighted to welcome the judge of informal tournament JF-2017/I (01.Jan.2017 – 30.Jun.2017) –Tadashi Wakashima – Several times the judge of the WCCI and FIDE Album in fairy section, an indefatigable promoter of chess composition in Japan, the delegate of Japan in WFCC and the chief editor of the Japanese magazine “Problem Paradise”. Many of you might remember Tadashi as the tireless organizer of the successful 55th WCCC in Kobe in September, 2012.

JF-LOGO-1

42 fairy problems are published in the tournament JF-2017/I, and by the end of June I’d gladly accept about 8-10 good fairy problems. Please, not more than one problem per sending! – Julia


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28th of May, 2017

  • (28.05) No.1221 – Chris Feather (h#7 ; Alphabetic Chess).
    And some more problems by Chris in the latest issue of Fairings – Fairings 54, kindly distributed by Stephen Emmerson.
  • (28.05) No.1220 – Michael Grushko (ser-h#6 ; Phantom Chess, Ghost Chess; Grasshopper, Lion).

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of JF-2017(I) is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst.