Popeye 4.77: выпуск 24.05.2017

Выпуск Popeye 4.77 анонсирован 24 мая, 2017!

Новые возможности, изменения сравнительно с версией PY 4.75, примеры и руководства, а также файлы для скачивания – на GitHub, выпуск PY 4.77.

Или используйте данные ссылки для прямого скачивания PY 4.77 для Windows: pywin64.exe | pywin32.exe | руководство на английском

Спасибо Томасу Мэдеру и команде разработчиков Popeye!


ECSC 2017 в Риге; пауза в публикациях…

ecsc2017riga-logoДорогие друзья, являясь одной из организаторов 13ого ECSC в Риге с 12ого по 14ое мая, я буду очень занята до окончания мероприятия. Прошу принять мои извинения за задержку публикаций на JF. Пожалуйста, присылайте Ваши задачи начиная с 16ого мая, и я буду рада их опубликовать!

Конечно, я буду продолжать регулярно обновлять сайт WFCC, особенно во время ECSC. Спасибо! – Юлия.

Andernach 2017 problem chess meeting

andernach-gestaltete43rd Fairy Chess Meeting in Andernach

The 43rd meeting of (fairy) chess friends will take place at Ratskeller, Hochstrasse in D-56626 Andernach as in the last few years, at the long Ascension weekend, May 25-28, 2017.

The (non)program will be as usual meeting, talking, composing, solving, …

As usual you should arrange your accomodation for yourself, but if necessary you may ask bernd ellinghoven (mail: be.fee(at)t-online.de) for support.


Invitation to Dresden: 60th WCCC & 41th WCSC

WCCC2017_logo60th WCCC & 41th WCSC

Dear all,
We proudly inform you that the official web site for the 60th WCCC /41st WCSC held in Dresden (August 05-12, 2017)  is online — please use it for information on the event and for registration.

The address is https://www.wccc2017.de

Thank you very much for your support, and see you at Dresden! ∼ Thomas Brand

WCCC Official Composing Tourney (Concurrently 222nd Schwalbe Theme Tourney)

Theme: Fairy #3 – #8 with Dresden idea:

A strong defence by one black piece is eliminated, but another, yet weaker defence by a second black piece, newly brought into play, substitutes for it. Depending on how the strong defence is eliminated there are three main types of the Dresden theme.

Judge: Jörg Kuhlmann | Closing date: Sunday, 16 July 2017, 12:00 p.m., by entering problems directly to the directors Gunter Jordan and Sven Trommler, using this mail address: tourney_wccc2017@web.de | See full announcement (PDF)

13ый ECSC в Риге!

ecsc2017riga-logoThe Latvian Society for Chess Composition, in co-operation with the Riga Chess Federation, has the honor of inviting the European national teams and individual solvers to participate in the 13th European Chess Solving Championship. The event will be held from Friday, May 12th to Sunday May 14th, 2017, at the Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, in Riga.

Directors of the competitions: ECSC: Luc Palmans (Belgium), Open solving and Solving show: Vidmantas Satkus (Lithuania), Baltic Combined: Ilja Ketris (Latvia).

Please, register by March, 31st at the  ECSC 2017 Official website. See you in Riga!

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


4ое января – Международный день шахматной композиции

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.