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.

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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


Originals 280517

 

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Original Problems

 

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.


Originals 270517

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

27th of May, 2017

  • (27.05) No.1219 – N.Shankar Ram (hs#2.5 ; Madrasi Rex Inclusive).
  • (27.05) No.1218 – S.K.Balasubramanian (h#2 ; Andernach).
  • (27.05) No.1217 – Vladimir Kozhakin (h#2 ; Anti-Take&Make).
  • (27.05) No.1216 – Hubert Gockel (#2 ; Eiffel Chess).

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.


Formal thematic tourney with Viceking by A.P.I. – C31.12.2017

The A.P.I. organizes a formal thematic tourney in 2-4 moves with the piece called Vicekingsee description in the announcement.
Originals can be of any type (direct, helpmate, selfmate, helpselfmate, series etc. Are not allowed other types of fairy conditions and pieces). No zeropositions.
Director of tourney: Valerio AGOSTINI [valerio.agostini@gmail.com] | Judge: Antonio GAROFALO | Deadline: 31.12.2017
Originals must be sent within deadline to Director only by e-mail. The problems awarded will be published on Sinfonie Scacchistiche, which will be sent to every participant.


ECSC 2017 in Riga; break in publications…

ecsc2017riga-logoDear Friends, being one of the organizers of the 13th European Chess Solving Championship in Riga from Friday, May 12th to Sunday May 14th, I’m very much busy till the end of the event. I have to apologize for the delay in publications on JF. Please, send your original problems starting May 16th and I’ll be glad to publish them!

Of course, will continue to update WFCC website, especially during ECSC. Thank you! – Julia.

Originals 26-300417

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

26-30th of April, 2017

  • (30.04) No.1215 – György Bakcsi & Zoltán Laborczi (s=5; Black Must Capture). Warm welcome to György & Zoltán in Original problems section of JF!
    Zoltán Laborczi writes about his co-author: “György Bakcsi has always had weak eyes and now he has been completely blind for a long time, but he continues composing chess problems solely in his head.”
  • (26.04) No.1214 – Paul Rãican (phser-=82).
  • (26.04) No.1213 – Sergey Shumeiko (ser-h#6 ; Circe). Warm welcome to Sergey in Original problems section of JF!
  • (26.04) No.1212 – Peter Harris (hs#3 ; Nightrider ; Sentinels, Transmuted Kings, Anti-Circe, Isardam). Dedicated to Dirk Borst.
    Peter mentions that Probleemblad has published many of his problems, but actually he dedicates this problem to Dirk in recognition of his agreeing to be JF’s Retro judge.
    I’m grateful to Peter too, for his care about me and JF. I have to tell also, that Peter’s words reminded me I haven’t appointed a fairy judge for the current period (01.01-30.06.2017) yet. Not only because of being too overloaded this year, but also because of my own work under the award of The Problemist’s Fairy section (2014), which makes me understand too good what a big work I’m asking for inviting a judge. Maybe anybody is willing to? (JV)

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.