2. Retroblog Thematurnier – C16.04.2017

2retroblog-ex12. Retroblog Thematurnier 25.12.2016 – 16.04.2017

Stipulated are Proca defensive retractors with Anticirce Cheylan condition showing following theme: In a selfmate the squares at 8th row are occupied in a way that the mating move is only possible by Pawn capture to the first row (thus a specific promotion). (It is not a dual, if a Pawn may promote to different pieces or more than one Pawn may promote.) →See the Announcement (PDF)

Controller: Thomas Brand t.brand@gmx.net | Judge: Andreas Thoma | Closing date: 16. April 2017 | Prizes: books


Black Retro „Duals“ by Günther Weeth

Black Retro „Duals“
by Günther Weeth, Stuttgart

Even after more than a century of the composition of retro problems we are confronted with a certain problem, strange as it might appear to most of us. It shows off when it comes to the evaluation of defensive retractors.

Some retro experts strictly representing no other style than the classical orthodox one, thus being exclusively committed with the aesthetic demands of help retro play sometimes seem to be mistaken when it comes to evaluate defensive retractors. Every now and then you may come across their verdict on black retro moves obviously being ambiguous… → see the whole article


4th of January – Chess Composition Day

wfcc-logo-transparentHappy Chess Composition Day!

Ten years ago (WCCC Rhodes, 2007) our organization (PCCC at that time) established the International Day of Chess Composition. According to the proposal by the Grandmaster Valentin Rudenko (1938-2016), today we celebrate an important date in the history of chess composition. On January 4th 1869, the Czech (Bohemian at that time) magazine “Svetozor” published an article by Antonín König (1836-1911), a painter and the founder of the Bohemian school in chess composition. This article is known as one of the earliest sources considering chess composition as an independent form of Art.

Originals 02-030117 & Likes!

 

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Original Problems

 

2-3rd of January, 2017

A new feature – Likes!

Dear authors and visitors, I’m happy to welcome you on JF in the New Year 2017! Thinking about how much authors are interested in any feedback (well, the editor is interested in it too! 🙂 ), this year I’ve decided to add a “Like” button for JF’s publications. […]

  • (03.01) No.1180 – James Quah (#2; Quintessence).
  • (02.01) No.1179 – Michal Dragoun (hs#4.5).

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judges of JF-2017(I) and of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018 are not appointed yet.


Originals 29-301216

 

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Original Problems

 

29-30th of December, 2016

Happy New Year to all of us!!!

  • (30.12) No.1145.1 – Ya’aqov Mintz (PG 7.5). “A more economical version of PG No.1145”
  • (30.12) No.1178 – Karol Mlynka (hs=4; Back-to-Back; Chameleon Chess; Reverse Pawn). Dedicated to Ján Golha 60*.
  • (29.12) No.1177 – Michel Caillaud (h#2; Anti-Circe Couscous). Dedicated to Pierre Tritten, “almost exclusive composer for Anticircé couscous”.
  • (29.12) No.1176 – Juraj Lörinc & Daniel Novomesky (h#6; White Maximummer; Circe; Koeko; Grasshopper).

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of informal fairy tournament JF-2016(II) – Franz PachlThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


Originals 24-261216

 

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Original Problems

 

24-26th of December, 2016

Wishing a Merry Christmas to everybody – Julia

  • (26.12) No.1175 – Arnold Beine (h008.5; Black Maximummer; White Maximummer; Sentinels; Anti-Circe). Glad to welcome Arnold’s problem after 4 years since his previous publication on JF, No.204!
  • (25.12) No.1174 – Michel Caillaud (ser-==19). Inspired by No.1163 and dedicated to its author, Sébastien Luce!
  • (24.12) No.1173 – Sébastien Luce (ser-#19; PWC; Scarabeus). A Christmas Tree!
  • (24.12) No.1172 – Kostěj Šoulivý (h#2; Super-Circe; Empress; VAO; Grasshopper).
  • (24.12) No.1171 – Ladislav Packa (h=2; Anti-Circe Calvet/Cheylan). Dedicated to all visitors of JF!

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of informal fairy tournament JF-2016(II) – Franz PachlThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


Michael Grushko 60 JT

The Award, 8 pages

grushko

“Soon after the closing date (May 31,2015), I received 100 submissions in anonymous from the director, Paz Einat, whom I’d like to thank. Overall, there were 34 authors from 13 countries and I would like to thank all of them. The problems included 48 miniatures and 51 Tanagras. Being the admirer of low-figured tasks, I allocated them in the separate sections.” (M.Grushko)


Originals 03-181216

 

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Original Problems

 

3-18th of December, 2016

  • (18.12) No.1170 – N.Shankar Ram (#4; combinations of different Leapers: Antelope; Wazir; Zebra; Giraffe; Corsair; Leaper(0,5)).
  • (18.12) No.1163.1 – Sébastien Luce & Alain Bienabe (ser-==24; Alphabetic Chess). A joint improved version of No.1163.
  • (17.12) No.1169 – Pierre Tritten (h#2; Anti-Circe Couscous Cheylan).
  • (17.12) No.1167, 1168 – Vito Rallo: No.1167 (h#2.5; Messigny Chess; Take&Make); No.1168 (h#3; Messigny Chess).
  • (14.12) No.1166 – Igor Kochulov (hs#2.5; SAT).
  • (13.12) No.1165 – Adrian Storisteanu (-4w & !=1; Grasshopper).
  • (12.12) No.1164 – Henryk Grudziński (PG 14.5; Anti-Take&Make).
  • (07.12) No.1163 – Sébastien Luce (ser-==22; Alphabetic Chess).
  • (04.12) No.1162 – Ján Kovalič & Imrich Bandžuch (h#3; Tibet Chess). Warm welcome to Imrich in Original problems section of JF!
  • (03.12) No.1161 – Erich Bartel (ser-h#16; Alphabetic Chess; Anti-Circe).

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All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of informal fairy tournament JF-2016(II) – Franz PachlThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.