JF new logo and more…

I’m glad to present a new logo for JF! No, no, not my work, a professional one. ūüôā

And together with a new logo, a new look of Original Problems page, the one you can see if clicking on the ¬†upper menu. It’s not only about the list of informal competitions presented in the table now, but also about the links to the Awards added for each competition for your convenience (I hope!).


The judge of JF-10/2017-03/2018

The Judge of JF fairy tournament 10/2017-03/2018

After a long time… the one who was the first judge ever of JF’s fairy tournament, had to analyze about 200 fairy problems and finished the Award in a year after competition, is kindly accepting this job again! I’m very glad to announce the judge of current fairy tournament,¬†JF-10/2017-03/2018 – famous Indian composer, International Master of FIDE – Shankar Ram! To the words I’ve written about Shankar in 2012, he’s added the following:¬†

  • From 2012, Got back to composing, judging, article writing, getting in touch with chess problem friends
  • Current interest: Acquiring new gadgets and porting Popeye to them!

Wishing a pleasant work for the judge, and creative ideas to the authors! – Julia


The judges of the future fairy tournaments: JF-2018/II, 01.07-31.12.2018: Kjell Widlert | JF-2019/I, 01.01-30.06.2019: Michal Dragoun


Originals 11-131117

 

J’F

Original Problems

 

11-13th of November, 2017

  • (13.11)¬†No.1249¬†– Jacques Rotenberg (#2; Superguards). Warm welcome to Jacques in Original problems¬†section of JF!
  • (12.11)¬†No.1248¬†– Peter Harris (h#2,5; Circe; Sentinelles PionAdvers; Transmuted Kings; Anti-Andernach).
  • (12.11)¬†No.1146.2¬†‚ÄstPaul R√£ican¬†(PG 17; Masand).¬†Hopefully, the final version¬†to¬†No.1146, published after the end of tournament but before the award is made, accepted by the judge of¬†PG/Retros 2015-16¬†Thomas Brand.
  • (11.11)¬†No.1247¬†– Bosko Miloseski (h#3; Grasshopper). ODT by the pair of jumpers.
  • (11.11)¬†No.1246¬†– Daniel Novomesky (h#4; Bicolores). Checked by the piece of the own side…

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-10/2017-3/2018 is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst. 


Solving fairy proof games: “Jacobi” by Fran√ßois Labelle

Dear retro friends,

I would like to introduce “Jacobi”, a new program that can solve fairy proof games. The home page is at¬†http://wismuth.com/jacobi/¬†. The program is a web app that runs in your browser and requires no installation.

read more…

I hope that you find it useful! –¬†Fran√ßois Labelle


Originals 281017

 

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Original Problems

 

28th of October, 2017

The day of retro problems! ūüôā

  • (28.10)¬†No.1245.1-5¬†– Andreas Thoma (-N/#1; Proca Retractor; Anticirce Cheylan).¬†A selection (PDF) of 5 Proca Retractors with¬†Anticirce Cheylan condition with the same idea. For the competition I’ve¬†assigned numbers to original problems from No.1245.1 to 1245.5.
  • (22.06)¬†No.1244.1-15¬†– Andreas Thoma (-N/#1; Proca Retractor; Anticirce Cheylan).¬†A selection (PDF) of 15 Proca Retractors with¬†Anticirce Cheylan condition, each using not more than 4 pieces on the board was presented by Andreas and published on 22.06.2017. For the competition I’ve¬†assigned numbers to original problems from No.1244.1 to 1244.15.
  • (28.10)¬†No.1146.1¬†– Paul R√£ican (PG 17; Masand). The version¬†to¬†No.1146, published after the end of tournament but before the award is made, accepted by the judge of¬†PG/Retros 2015-16¬†Thomas Brand.

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-10/2017-3/2018 is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst. 


Czechoslovak Republic 100 JT

announce on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak Republic

International anonymous chess composing jubilee tournament

Czechoslovakia 100

Sections: a) Mate in 2 moves b) Helpmate in 2 moves c) Symbolic composition without any limitation of stipulation and conditions, which in any way evokes the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic → see PDF announcement

Closing date: 30.06.2018 |¬†Announcement of results: 28. 10. 2018 ‚Äď 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia


Originals 17;231017

 

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Original Problems

 

17;23rd of October, 2017

Thanks a lot to Shankar Ram, who kindly updates the list of problems of the current tournament,  JF-10/2017-3/2018!

I haven’t appointed yet the judge for the current period, but glad to announce the future judges:¬†

  1. JF-2018/II, 01.07-31.12.2018: Kjell Widlert
  2. JF-2019/I, 01.01-30.06.2019: Michal Dragoun
  • (23.10)¬†No.1243¬†– Peter Harris (h=2; Sentinelles PionAdvers, TransmutedKings, Circe Super, Isardam).
  • (17.10)¬†No.1242¬†– ńĹuboŇ° Kekely & Ladislav Packa (h#2.5; Anti-Circe, Transmuted kings). Why Anti-Circe is better than Circe here?..

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-10/2017-3/2018 is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst. 


Originals 02-091017

 

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Original Problems

 

2-9th of October, 2017

  • (09.10)¬†No.1241¬†– Vito Rallo (h#3; Circe Parrain).
  • (05.10)¬†No.1240¬†– Dmitri Turevski (hs#5.5). Two solutions – two maneuvers!
  • (04.10)¬†No.1239¬†– Hans Peter Rehm, Kjell Widlert & Klaus Wenda (#9; Nonstop-Equihopper, Leo, Pao, Vao, Grasshopper, Rookhopper, Wazir). “The interchange of places ‚Äúthere and back again‚ÄĚ…”
    Warm welcome to Hans Peter Rehm in Original problems section of JF!
  • (02.10)¬†No.1238¬†– Georgy Evseev (h#2; Leo, Camel, Giraffe). I like the dedication to the Baltic Sea.. and the incoming waves on the top of the board.

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-10/2017-3/2018 is not appointed yet. The judge of Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst. 


Originals 08;15;280917

 

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Original Problems

 

8;15;28th of September, 2017

  • (28.09) Fairings No.55¬†&¬†Fairings No.56¬†‚ÄstChris Feather, distributed by¬†Stephen Emmerson, is added to the¬†Articles¬†section!
  • (15.09)¬†No.1232.1¬†– Nicolas Dupont (PG 7.0; Checkmate position, Undefined pieces, Disparate). “The novelty is that this problem is correct, according to a non-official solving program¬†by¬†Fran√ßois Labelle! I also thank Paul Raican for valuable discussions.” (Author)
  • (15.09)¬†No.1237¬†– Paul R√£ican (PG 6.5; Undefined pieces; Volage Chess).
  • (08.09)¬†No.1236¬†– Joost de Heer (SPG 6.0; Extinction 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 Retro & PG problems 2017-2018: Dirk Borst. The next fairy tournament (JF-2017/II) will start on October, 1st, 2017.