Originals 281017

 

J’F

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

 

J’F

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

 

J’F

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

 

J’F

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.


Albinas BińćiuŇ°as ‚Äď 80JT

sachmatijaAlbinas BińćiuŇ°as ‚Äď 80JT

The Lithuanian chess composers’ society announces a jubilee tourney Albinas BińćiuŇ°as ‚Äď 80.

Theme: h#2 with Take & Make and Annan Chess condition. Neither fairy pieces nor other conditions are allowed. Entries on diagrams must be sent by 30th of October, 2017, to director of tourney Borisas Gelpernas, Vytenio g. 27-15, LT-03112 Vilnius, Lithuania or by e-mail: Borisas2011@gmail.com. Write your post address.

The judge will be Albinas BińćiuŇ°as.
Prizes: Lithuanian books of chess composition. The award will be announced in ‚Äě҆achmatija‚Äú in the beginning of 2018.


JF-2017/II : Oct-2017 to Mar-2018

Dear authors, and readers, coming back to the next fairy tournament, JF-2017/II,¬†I’m very sorry¬†to announce that I need to postpone it again¬†due to all other obligations I have. So, next informal fairy tournament on JF will start on October, 1st, 2017 and end on March, 31st, 2018. I’ll announce the judge during September.

New problems for Retro&PG 2017-18 will be published regularly again starting September. No breaks in publishing fairy announcements on JF upon request. 

In 2018, I plan to have a break between informal fairy tournaments again, and the next tournament is planned¬†from July, 1st to December, 31st, 2018, closing the year and WCCI and FIDE Album cycles. Awards of JF’s tournaments, articles, announcements are welcome for the period¬†of break in publishing original problems, April – June 2018.

The breaks are made for judging¬†I need to finish as the¬†last year of tries to¬†combine it all¬†showed me it doesn’t work, either my evenings are devoted to judging or to publications, and judging goes too slowly with all interruptions. – Julia.


The Award of JF-2015/I

August, 2017

The Award of JF-2015/I

“In total, I selected 40 problems, the most I have ever awarded in any tourney I judged. I consider myself a rather strict judge, but this time I had no difficulty finding problems to include in the award. My main difficulty was to leave out many other candidates that were also good and interesting. I can say that it was the strongest tourney I have ever judged. Congratulations for making this happen.” (The judge of JF-2015/I, Kostas Prentos)

Only the first and the longest informal competition on JF, April-December 2012, had more problems and authors than January-June 2015. In 2013-2014 we had six 4-months tourneys, and the 2015/I was the first 6-months tourney. At the end of that period, I felt guilty about giving so much work to Kostas Prentos as the judge. Now, he writes in the award, “neither of us expected such a large number of entries: 169 original compositions and versions, by 57 composers”.

Today, it is time for readers to enjoy the Award of JF-2015/I, appearing like a booklet of selected problems… The 23 pages of the award include not only detailed comments for 40 rewarded problems (the comment to the 1st Prize takes 1,5 pages!), but also some remarks for 44 problems left out of the award… What an appreciation for the work of all composers!

And the last, more technical detail: the award you see was fully prepared by Kostas, with all the diagrams and links to original publications, leaving me without work… and words to thank him!

My sincere congratulations to the authors of rewarded problems and gratitude for all the comments, always highly appreciated by the authors and judges. 


60th WCCC: Informal FAIRY composing tourneys

WCCC2017_logoThe four week composing tourneys of the 60th WCCC have been announced as of 18 July 2017.

Of them Fairy/Proof game composing tourneys:

Potica-Tourney (fairy-h#, Marko Klasinc & Janez Nastran, 6 days, open worldwide) is one more fairy tournament within 60th WCCC, to be announced at August, 5th.

Closing date for all tourneys: Thursday, 10 August 2017, 20:00 (Dresden local time)