Krassimir Gandev passed away 12.04.2019

KobulChess reports as of April 12th, 2019:

Sad news: IM Krassimir Gandev passed away today

(12.04.2019) I am sad to inform that the great bulgarian chess composer IM Krassimir Gandev passed away today… He was with bad health for several years and today he lost the fight. Krassimir Gandev was fantastic composer and also good solver in the past. Here you can see more about him and some of his best compositions.

Gandev was born on 21st March 1946 in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria). 
He made his first steps in chess composition in 1966 when he met Petko Petkov in Sofia and the following active cooperation and contacts which he maintained with other famous Bulgarian composers and also with editors of foreign magazines contributed to his quick advancement in this art. His contribution in West Germany was exceptionally successful and his chess problems were published and accepted with great triumph in magazines such as “Schach Echo”, ”Feenschach” and “Die Schwalbe”. His style of composing was distinguished with his originality of ideas and perfect form… Read more →

Originals 080419

 

 


Original Problems

 

08th of April, 2019

  • (08.04) No.1396 – Julia Vysotska (hs#3,5). This problem composed for the 17th Baltic Solving Cup I dedicate to Marjan Kovačević, who highly supported the competition with his original problems, even hs#(!) problem, pushed “fairy” me to compose my own too; who’s offered an idea of U16 Baltic Cup and helped with selection of the problems; and after all – who has a Birthday today! Happy Birthday, Marjan! My best wishes.. and thank you!
  • (08.04) No.1395 – Marjan Kovačević (hs#3). The problem was composed for the 17th Baltic Solving Cup, 06.04.2019. With gratitude to Marjan for supporting Latvian tournament and for giving his first ever composed hs# problem for publication on JF!

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-2019/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Not appointed yet. 


Originals 23-270319

 


Original Problems

 

23rd-27th of March, 2019

  • (27.03) No.1394 – Nicolas Dupont (PG 12.5 ; Annan Chess). Interchange vs color-change.
  • (26.03) No.1393 – Eugene Rosner (#2 ; Alsatian Antipodean Circe). C- as Alsatian Circe is not implemented neither in Popeye nor in WinChloe.
  • (24.03) No.1392 – Sébastien Luce (h#2 ; Neutral Bishop). “Four battery mates by neutral Bishop and white Pawn in four different directions.” (Author)
  • (24.03) No.1391 – Vito Rallo (h#3 ; Parrain Circe). Parrain Circe seems to be popular this week! The both problems, No.1391 and No.1388 received about the same time.
  • (23.03) No.1389 & No.1390 – Chris Feather (h#2 ; Messigny Chess / ser-h#15 ; Messigny Chess, Alphabetic Chess). In his postal mail with 2 problems Chris writes: “Fortunately, in response to my announcement (via Stephen Emmerson) that Fairings would cease publication, various friends wrote to me urging me to try to continue composition. Among them our old friend Petko’s message was the most encouraging, and I am extremely grateful to him, because as a result I have been able to resume composition.”
  • (23.03) No.1388 – Aleksandr Tyunin (h#3 ; Parrain Circe). Warm welcome to Aleksandr in Original problems section of JF!

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-2019/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Not appointed yet. 


“It’s time for neutral pieces” – Quick TT-222 by SuperProblem

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Quick Composing TT-222 by SuperProblem

Tourney name: “It’s time for neutral pieces
Stipulation: hs#3.5-N
Theme: In a diagram position of one- or multi-phases-problem hs#3.5-N, there are at least four neutral pieces. Every neutral piece should not be artificial, meaning that if any neutral piece is translated to black or white then the solution will no longer be valid, or it will have cooks, in one phase or more. Neutral King is allowed. Twins and zero-positions are allowed. Fairy pieces are allowed. Fairy conditions are not allowed. Only problems tested by the program can be accepted for the tourney. Each participant should indicate by what program his problem was tested.
Judge: Ofer Comay | Closing date: May 23, 2019 | Download the announcement in English
Entries to Aleksey Oganesjan via e-mail:
alexeioganesyan@gmail.com. All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form. Award will be published on the website http://superproblem.ru.


Originals 16-170319

 


Original Problems

 

16-17th of March, 2019

  • (17.03) No.1387 – Karol Mlynka (hs=2 ; Royal Grasshopper ; White Supertransmuting King). Promotions in a three-men problem.
  • (17.03) No.1386 – Arnold Beine & Juraj Lörinc (ser-h#18* ; Grasshopper). One solution destroys the setmate, the other enables the setmate… (Authors)
  • (16.03) No.1385 – N.Shankar Ram (r=2 ; (4,4) Leaper ; Anti-Super Circe Calvet, White Must Capture). 122 variations, 366 rebirths,…

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-2019/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Not appointed yet. 


Originals 11-130319

 


Original Problems

 

11-13th of March, 2019

  • (13.03) No.1375.1 – Sébastien Luce (h=8 ; Neutral pawn). Correction to the problem No.1375.
  • (11.03) No.1384 – Michel Caillaud (s#6 ; Black play only to double check). Dedicated to Sébastien LUCE.
  • (11.03) No.1383 – Michel Caillaud & Sébastien Luce (s#26 ; Black play only to double check). “about a rare condition, implemented in Winchloé, and unearthed by Sébastien, that we discussed in our monthly meetings.” (M.C.)

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-2019/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Not appointed yet. 


BIT 2019, Group C (fairy!)

BIT-2019

Belgrade Internet Tourneys, Group C – Protean Chess HS#3

The Serbian Problem Chess Society invites composers around the world to take part in the Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2019 in the frames of the 14th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival – 24-26. May 2019.

As in the previous years, there will be three groups: BIT A (#2), BITB (h#2), BIT C (Protean Chess, HS#3) with the same closing date: Tuesday, 30. April 2019

Group C will be dedicated to the memory of IGM Nenad Petrović (7.9.1907-9.11.1989), who passed away 30 years ago:
HS#3, 2 solutions, Protean Chess. No other fairy conditions or fairy pieces are allowed, except royal pieces (only one for each side!): Royal Queen (rQ), Royal Rook (rR), Royal Bishop (rB), Royal Knight (rS) and Royal Pawn (rP). These royal pieces may be present in the initial position (example 2) or may appear during the play. Royal Pawn promotions are allowed. “Supernumerary” pieces in initial position (e.g. 2 white Queens, 3 white Bishops, 3bR, 4 bS, etc…) are permitted if this form is thematically necessary for the problem.
Judge: IGM Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)

See detailed announcement (PDF) with examples, definitions of fairy terms and also competitions Group A&B.


Originals 03-040319

 


Original Problems

 

3rd-4th of March, 2019

  • (04.03) No.1382 – Armin Geister & Daniel Papack (hs#4 ; MarsCirce). “On a logical basis our work shows a Marscirce specific strategy with a surprising solution” (Authors).
  • (03.03) No.1381 – Petko A. Petkov (hs#3.5 ; Nightrider, LEO). “In the memory of my father Andon Petkov” (Author)
  • (03.03) No.1380 – Kenneth Solja (h#2 ; Take & Make, Anti Take & Make).

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-2019/I: Michal Dragoun. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Not appointed yet.