ChessProblems.ca Bulletin – issue 17, December 2019

Issue 17, December 2019, of the ChessProblems.ca Bulletin is available online at http://Bulletin.ChessProblems.caIncludes Originals, 4 articles (Andreas Thoma, Jeff Coakley & Andrey Frolkin, Arno Tüngler, Adrian Storisteanu), TT9 & TT10 Report, Blast from the Past IV.

The bulletin is published by Cornel Pacurar since March 2014 and is mainly dedicated to Fairies, Series-Movers in particular.


Andernach 2020

46th FairyChessFriendsMeeting at Andernach, May 21-24, 2020

The first Andernach FairyChessFriendsMeeting took place in 1975, now we invite you to paricipate in the 46th meeting. Again we’ll meet at Hotel Stammbaum (Marktgasse 1, 56626 Andernach, Germany). All rooms are reserved for our meeting, for booking please contact the hotel or any other accommodation directly.

Thursday, May 21
Arrival at Ristorante Bellini (Hochstr. 39) or, provided the weather is fine, at Andernach market next door… Bellini is closed till 5 pm. Hotel Stammbaum is closed at Thursday, but hotel room access is ensured.

Friday, May 22
Till Sunday noon Stammbaum is exclusively reserved for us!
3 pm till 4 pm: Traditional Andernach Solving Tourney (as always every solution counts!) followed by the presentation of the solutions with some surprises.

9 pm: Lectures

Saturday, May 2312.30 pm: Schwalbe board meeting

Sunday, May 2411 am: Awards ceremony (composing, solving) | End of the 46th FairyChessFriendsMeeting.


Quartz 48 is online

Quartz 48, November 2019, is online at:

http://quartz.chessproblems.ca/pdf/48/Quartz48.pdf

By Paul Rãican:
The contest has one section: 1. Proof games with #color condition.
It is admitted, but not necessary, to add at most one other condition (but not fairy pieces). The tourney is informal. Send problems to the judge, until the 1st February 2020. Judge: P. Rãican.

#color (or simply #c) was introduced by Andrey Frolkin and Chris Tylor in feenschach 212/2015.
Definition: After a checkmate, the colour of the mating piece(s) is changed and the game resumes, if a legal position results. In a first phase, the authors introduced this condition in helpmates, but then, they also used it in proof games.

See, e.g., the problem No.1374 from Julias fairies. The genre may be tested by Jacobi, with condition #c.

“Vertrackte Retraktoren” – Andreas Thoma

2019

Только что получила такую красивую книгу Andreas Thoma “Vertrackte Retraktoren”! Хотя ретракторы и не являются моим основным интересом, так красиво оформленные 160 страниц книги, включающей 531 задачу, статьи и иллюстрации (Claus Grupen), заставляют взглянуть поближе!

Желающие приобрести книгу приглашаются писать Андреасу: juanthoma@t-online.de.


ChessProblems.ca Bulletin – issue 16, June 2019

Issue 16, June 2019, of the ChessProblems.ca Bulletin is available online at http://Bulletin.ChessProblems.caIncludes 5 articles (Andreas Thoma, Jeff Coakley & Andrey Frolkin, Arno Tüngler).

The bulletin is published by Cornel Pacurar since March 2014 and is mainly dedicated to Fairies, Series-Movers in particular.


62.WCCC in Vilnius

I believe many people share the same feeling, that the 62.WCCC was absolutely wonderfully organized in Vilnius! Thanks a lot to Lithuanian team and especially to Vilimantas and Vidmantas Satkus!

There’re some post on the official website, I tried to make during the congress. The final page for the 43.WCSC is just finished. The 4.YCCC was a great work to boast: Results (PDF) | Photo gallery

You’re free to use any of my photos from Vilnius 2019 album (with some accent on Latvian solvers, of course 😉 )

After finishing most of works related to the Congress coming back to publications on JF. Thank you for your patience! – Julia


Ушел из жизни Krassimir Gandev 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.Always remember that it is not a cure and it helps you as a Buy Adipex supporting pill. 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 →

Andernach 2019 problem chess meeting

45th FairyChessFriendsMeeting at Andernach
May 30 – June 02, 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT / “PROGRAM “

Thursday May 30: Arrival at Ristorante Bellini (Hochstr.39) or at the marketplace nearby; please note that Bellini is closed from 2:30 pm till 5:00 pm. Starting Friday May 31 as last year we meet at Hotel Stammbaum (Marktgasse 1, phone: Germany 2632 42670), being closed at Thursday, but room access is ensured. All 12 double rooms in Hotel Stammbaum are reserved for our meeting (75 EUR / day incl. breakfast), so you should book as soon as possible. From Friday after breakfast till Sunday noon the hotel will be reserved exclusively for us.