Site Updates-170812

Updates as of 16-17.Aug /2012:

  • (17.08) One problem by Peter Harris, shown in the comments, is added to the original problems, as it deserves so! – see No.99! 
  • (17.08) The second series of problems by Emmanuel Manolas is added! See selfmates with Maximummer this time – No.96, 97, 98! 
  • (17.08) Welcome to the new author from India – Gani Ganapathi! See his nice miniature No.95
  • (16.08) See a new problem – No.94 – by three Italian authors: Valerio Agostini, Gabriele Brunori & Antonio Garofalo! Thanks a lot to the authors!
  • I’d like to remind, that you can click on the Original Problems tab on the top to see the whole list of published problems. Problem numbers are links to the problems – click on any number to see the problem. Standard search using Ctrl+F also works for the list.


My dear Friends,  
One of the most significant chess-events of the year is coming –  just one month left till

The 55th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC)
and 36th World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC)
in Kobe, Japan!

The Congress takes place from September 15th to September 22th, 2012.
(WCSC on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 18th and 19th.)

Attention: Composing tourneys are starting to appear there!

I like how the WCCC2012 site is decorated with the sakura-like flowers and colors.

Site Updates-150812

Updates as of 10-15.Aug /2012:

  • (15.08) Welcome to the new author at the site – Jaroslav Štúň, Slovakia! See No.93 – nice miniature, anti-batteries.
  • (15.08) See one new problem by János Mikitovics – No.92 – nice miniature, shows Masand condition.
  • (14-15.08) Please see new problems with KoBul Kings condition by the well-known author from Greece, Emmanuel ManolasNo.88, No.89, No.90, No.91. I believe, you’ll like Emmanuel’s series! Thanks a lot to the author!
  • (14.08) I’m happy to present you a problem by the world-known German authors – No.87 – by Dieter Müller, Franz Pachl & Sven Trommler! Warm welcome and thanks a lot to the all of you!!
  • (14.08) Welcome to the new author from Spain, Luis Miguel Martín! See 2 nice problems: No.85 and No.86.
  • (13.08) 2 new problems by Peter Harris are added – No.83, 84. The second problem, No.84, is dedicated to Hans Gruber to occasion of his Birthday (24.08).
  • (11.08) Welcome to new author, Anatolij Kornilov, Russia! See Anatolij’s first try with ser-hs# problem – No.82!
  • (11.08) I’m very touched about the dedication of No.81 by Peter Harris! Thank you, Peter! – for the problem, for your activity and help!
  • (10.08) Welcome to Antonio Garofalo, Italy!! 2 new problems by Antonio Garofalo are added – No.79, No.80.
  • See the list of published problems on the main page of Original problems and my post about it! Hope, you like it!
  • See the unique h#-book by Christopher Feather BLACK TO PLAY – at the Articles page.

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Updates as of 02-09.Aug /2012:

  • (09.08) 3 new problems are added! Actually, 2 of them I’ve got on 08.08, but late in the evening: No.76 by Peter Harris and No.77 by Seetharaman Kalyan. And the one of today is No.78 by Gabriele Brunori who would like to get your comments to improve his problem!
  • (08.08) Again, 4 new problems are added! Please see: No.72, 73 by  Zoran JanevNo.74 by János MikitovicsNo.75 by Peter Harris. I appreciate your activity a lot!!
  • (07.08) 4 new problems are added! Please see: No.68 by  Peter Harris, No.69 by János Mikitovics, No.70, 71 by Valerio Agostini. Thanks a lot to all authors!!
  • (06.08) See a problem No.67 by Seetharaman Kalyan – composed after comments to  No.63.
  • (06.08) See the improvement of No.34No.34.1 – added by the same authors: Themis Argirakopoulos, Pierre Tritten & S.K.Balasubramanian
  • (05.08) One more new problem by Peter Harris is added – see No.66!
  • (04.08) See new exotic problem by Peter HarrisNo.65 ! Mr.Harris always shows some new fairy condition to learn!
  • (03.08) It’s a pleasure for me to add a problem by one of the first and most active visitors of the site – Seetharaman Kalyan! See a direct mate (a very rare genre here!) with MAO – No.64.
  • (02.08) 2 new problems are added!  First of all – welcome to Gabriele Brunori, Italy! See his problem No.62. The second one is my own, Anti-Andernach, No.63.
  • (02.08) New issue of Fairings by Chris Feather is added to the Articles. See Fairings No.25!
  • See the new design of the main page of Original problems and my post about it! Hope, you like it!
  • See the unique h#-book by Christopher Feather BLACK TO PLAY – at the Articles page.

JuliasFaries Announcement-020812

02 Aug, 2012

Original Problems @ Julia’sFairies

  • Dear friends, let me present to you a new form of the main page of Original Problems section. If you click on the [Original Problems] tab on the upper menu – you will get a list of all problems published at Julia’sFairies site. The numbers of the problems work as links to them. Click on the number to see the problem on the page where it is published.
  • I’d like to tell a special THANKS! to PETER HARRIS – who has given me an idea of creating this table, suggested the structure of it and helped me with filling in the whole content.
  • I’ve added to the list of the original problems also the originals from the articles written for Julia’sFairies. Like, you will see now the numbers starting from letters “NB” for the problems inside the articles Block of Neutral Battery Piece I,II.
  • I’m sorry if I have made any mistakes in the table or links! I have mistakes from time to time, as I want to do everything as fast as possible. Also, this is my first experience in running the web-site. So, please let me know if you see anything working wrong, or if you have any other suggestions regarding the structure of the site or about the realization! 

Thank you for coming!

Sincerely, Julia

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Updates as of 27-31.Jul /2012:

  • (31.07) It was very nice to get after some break 2 problems from János Mikitovics! See No.60,61 – miniatures, hs#9!  
  • (28.07) A new version of problem No.52 is added – see No.52.1 by Valerio Agostini! I’m happy to send Valerio’s warm regards to the commentators and friends of the site! Thank you!
  • (27.07) An improved version of No.56 is added as a new joint problem – No.56.1 by two authors: Dieter Müller & Petko A.Petkov.
  • (27.07) See one new problem by Peter  HarrisNo.59. I appreciate his dedication of this problem to Petko Petkov!
  • See the unique h#-book by Christopher Feather BLACK TO PLAY – at the Articles page.
  • The main page of Original problems section contains  a list of all published problems now (a new version of it will come soon!)

JuliasFaries Announcement-260712


26 Jul, 2012

Chris Feather: Black to Play

  • I’d like to announce that an excellent book, that might be called h#-Bible,  BLACK TO PLAY (originally published in 1994 by Friedrich Chlubna, correction of 2012) by the world known expert of this genre Chris Feather  is available from now at Julia’sFairies. Click on the image below to see the whole book (85 pages available for online reading or download): 

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Updates as of 23-25.Jul /2012:

  • (25.07) Nice miniature by Peter Harris, No.58, is added to PAGE-21!
  • (25.07) It’s nice to see  again at the site 2 authors – S. K. Balasubramanian and Pierre Tritten – with their joint problem – No.57PAGE-21.
  • (24.07) 4 new problems are added today! I’m very happy to welcome at the site Václav Kot?šovec and Dieter Müller! And thankful to Peter Harris, who continue to support the site! Please see a very interesting problems: No.53 & No.54  by V.Kot?šovec (PAGE-20), No.55 by P.Harris and No.56 by D.Müller (PAGE-21).
  • (23.07) Welcome to the new author at the site – Valerio Agostini, Italy! See 2 problems by Mr.Agostini – No.51 & No.52 – on PAGE-20! Thank you for participating in the tourney and in this section! 
  • (23.07) One more new problem by Peter Harris  is added to PAGE-19. See No.50! – I’m very pleased to see this number! Thanks a lot to Mr.Harris and to all of you!!
  • The main page of Original problems section contains  a list of all published problems now.


I’m happy to announce an Informal Tourney
for Fairy Problems published in Julia’s Fairies
web-site in 2012!

Problems of any fairy type are allowed! ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

The judge for 2012: N.Shankar Ram – International Master of FIDE, famous Indian composer with more than 40 problems in FIDE Albums, twice placed First in the WCCT Fairy section – the 3rd and 4th WCCT.

Some more information I’ve got from Shankar: 51 years old, born and lives in Bangalore (India), qualified as mechanical engineer, works in I.T. and automation area of a manufacturing company, married for 15 years, has a son of 12. Other interests: computers, music (old indian film songs, western classical, computer generated), interactive fiction, science fiction, rubik’s cube, psychology, philosophy and general reading.

Please send your entries to Julia’s Fairies editor, Julia Vysotska, e-mail: same as you’ve sent before for publishing in the site. Already published problems will participate in the tourney as well as the new entries.

The Award will be published in Julia’s Fairies in 2013.

You’re very welcome to participate!

Sincerely, Julia