Lennart Werner 50 JT

Jubilee Tourney Lennart Werner 50 years

To celebrate the 50th birthday of FIDE Master Lennart Werner on July 16, 2019, the Swedish Chess Problem Club and the magazine Springaren announce a jubilee tourney.

Theme: h#3–n Circe with 2 or more phases (solutions, twins, set-play) (no fairy pieces or other fairy conditions)

Closing date: May 1, 2020 | Judge: Lennart Werner | Prize fund: € 100 | Examples in PDF

Address: Rolf Uppström, rolf.uppstrom@springaren.se  | Godhemsgatan 24c, SE-41468 Göteborg, Sweden


5th Retroblog TT on Fuddled Men proofgames

5th Retroblog TT on Fuddled Men proofgames

With “Fuddled Men”, no unit can make two moves in succession. This restriction also holds for the effect on the opponent’s king.

In an article Bernd Gräfrath demonstrates this fairy condition with six original proof games, and in order to encourage the further exploration of this thematic field, the Retroblog announces a thematic tourney for proof games with Fuddled Men. Both article and announcement of the thematic tourney you will find at
https://www.thbrand.de/downloads/5rbtt_fuddled.pdf

Please send you entries until March 31, 2020 to me; Bernd will judge the tourney. Much fun and good luck! – Thomas Brand


“…а сейчас – время полунейтральных фигур!” – блицконкурс ТТ-232 от SuperProblem

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Объявлен блицконкурс ТТ-222

Название конкурса: “…а сейчас – время полунейтральных фигур!
Задание: #2 (сказ.)
Тема: в начальной позиции или после вступительного хода двухходовки есть одна или несколько ортодоксальных полунейтральных фигур в нейтральной фазе.
Тематическая полунейтральная фигура должна сыграть как минимум 4 раза:
1) сыграть за белых, ставя маты как минимум с двух различных полей
и
2) сыграть за черных на как минимум два различных поля, что ведет к различным матам.
Это тематическое содержание может быть реализовано суммарно в нескольких задачных фазах (иллюзорная игра, ложные следы, действительное решение, близнецы), но зеро-позиции не разрешены.
Разрешено использовать тематическую фигуру как переднюю фигуру батареи.
Другие сказочные фигуры (кроме ортодоксальных полунейтральных) и сказочные условия не разрешены.

Судьи: Vlaicu Crişan, Julia Vysotska, Marjan Kovačević. | 
Срок присылки: до 24 октября 2019 | Скачать объявление на русском
Задачи отправлять Алексею Оганесяну на e-mail: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com | Все полученные задачи будут представлены судье в анонимной форме | Итоги будут опубликованы на сайте http://superproblem.ru


feenschach-70 Jubilee Tourney – C29.02.2020

feenschachlogo feenschach-70 Jubilee Tourney

feenschach turns 70 this year, and so feenschach editorial team announced a Jubilee Tourney dealing with the new fairy condition make&take invented at Andernach 2019.

Stipulated are problems with the condition “make&take”. Additional fairy pieces and/or conditions will be accepted.

Closing date: February 29, 2020. | Judges: Thomas Brand, bernd ellinghoven, Hans Gruber.
Controller: Ulrich Ring – please send your contributions via email to feenschach-70@rxng.de
“Internal duals” (ambiguous paths to the capture target) should be avoided. The extent to which they reduce the value is decided by the judges on a case-by-case basis.
Prizes: feenschach subscriptions or FEE=NIX books (if still available) | Announcement in PDF in German / English.


17th TT by Phénix (C 1.04.2020)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE
17th THEMATIC TOURNEY

The team of Phénix announces its 17th Thematic Tourney. Compositions of problems are requested with the Breton condition (or one of its three variations).

Breton : When a piece is captured, one piece of same nature and the same capturing camp must also disappear (if there is one). The choice of the eliminated piece is made by the captured camp. | Adverse Breton : When a piece is captured, another piece (of same nature) of the captured camp must also disappear (if there is one). | Chromatic Breton : When a piece is captured, a piece of same nature and of the capturing camp (if there is one) must change color. | Adverse Chromatic Breton : When a piece is captured, another piece of same nature and of the captured camp (if there is one) must change color.

  • Section A – directs mates. Judges : Maryan Kerhuel and Laurent Riguet
  • Section B – fairy stipulations, conditions of any kind are accepted. Judges : Éric Huber and Vlaicu Crişan

Limitation of 5 problems per author in each section. | Final date of entries is April 1st 2020 | Announcement in English | Announcement in French | The problems must be sent to the tourney Director : Laurent Riguet, travailphenix@gmail.com


The 19th Japanese Sake Tourney

 

The 19th Japanese Sake Tourney

IN THE FRAMES OF WCCC 2019

  • Theme: H#2 Point Reflection. Fairy pieces and/or other fairy conditions are not allowed.
  • Definition: Point Reflection: When two pieces of any color stand on the squares which are symmetric with respect to the central point of the chessboard (eg. a1-h8, b3-g6), they exchange their roles (i.e. powers of movement). A Pawn on the first rank and its corresponding piece on the eighth rank cannot move by themselves. Only non-reflected K and R can castle, and only non-reflected Ps can make en passant. Implemented in Popeye 4.83 to be released soon.
  • Judges:  Tadashi Wakashima, Toshiki Kobayashi and Hitoshi Yanami.
  • Prizes: Bottles of Sake
  • Audience: The tourney is open to everyone, but only congress participants can receive bottles.
  • Deadline: Thursday, 22 August 2019 | Send to: tadashi@hcn.zaq.ne.jp
  • Details: In the attached PDF document

Tzuica Tourney 2019 Announcement

Dear all,
We have the great pleasure of announcing the 17th Tzuica Tourney.

Tzuica Tourney 2019

IN THE FRAMES OF WCCC 2019

  • Theme: hs#n/hs=n, at least 3 (stale)mates by the same piece on different squares
  • Scope: Any fairy piece and/or condition are allowed
  • Judges: Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber
  • Prizes: Bottles of Tzuica
  • Audience: The tourney is open to everyone, but only congress participants can receive bottles.
  • Deadline: August 21st (Wednesday) 10 p.m. to any Romanian participant, or by email to Eric Huber hubereric@yahoo.fr 
  • Details: In the attached PDF document

Best wishes,
Eric Huber & Vlaicu Crisan (both attending the Congress this year!)


Composing Tournaments of the RIFACE 2019, C09.06.2019

The 40th RIFACE 2019 (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) will take place at Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or, June 7-9, 2019.

Themes of composing tournaments:

Thème aidés.pdfThème féerique.pdfThème rétro.pdf

Address to send the entries : RIFACE.2019@gmail.com for Helpmates and Fairies problems ; abrobecker@yahoo.com for retro problems
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 9th June
 at 15:00


“Это время нейтральных фигур” – блицконкурс ТТ-222 от SuperProblem

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Объявлен блицконкурс ТТ-222

Название конкурса: “Это время нейтральных фигур
Задание: hs#3.5-N
Тема: В начальной позиции одно- или многофазной hs#3.5-N присутствуют по крайней мере четыре нейтральные фигуры. Каждая из них во всех фазах не должна быть искусственной, т. е. никакую из нейтральных фигур нельзя превратить в белую или черную без возникновения нерешаемости и (или) побочных решений. Нейтральный король разрешен. Близнецы и зеро-позиции разрешены. Сказочные фигуры разрешены. Сказочные условия не разрешены. На конкурс принимаются только проверенные компьютером задачи. Участник должен указать, какой программой была проверена его задача.
Судья: Ofer Comay | 
Срок присылки: до 23 мая 2019 | Скачать объявление на русском
Задачи отправлять Алексею Оганесяну на e-mail: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com | Все полученные задачи будут представлены судье в анонимной форме | Итоги будут опубликованы на сайте http://superproblem.ru


BIT 2019, Group C (fairy!)

BIT-2019

Belgrade Internet Tourneys, Group C – Protean Chess HS#3

The Serbian Problem Chess Society invites composers around the world to take part in the Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2019 in the frames of the 14th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival – 24-26. May 2019.

As in the previous years, there will be three groups: BIT A (#2), BITB (h#2), BIT C (Protean Chess, HS#3) with the same closing date: Tuesday, 30. April 2019

Group C will be dedicated to the memory of IGM Nenad Petrović (7.9.1907-9.11.1989), who passed away 30 years ago:
HS#3, 2 solutions, Protean Chess. No other fairy conditions or fairy pieces are allowed, except royal pieces (only one for each side!): Royal Queen (rQ), Royal Rook (rR), Royal Bishop (rB), Royal Knight (rS) and Royal Pawn (rP). These royal pieces may be present in the initial position (example 2) or may appear during the play. Royal Pawn promotions are allowed. “Supernumerary” pieces in initial position (e.g. 2 white Queens, 3 white Bishops, 3bR, 4 bS, etc…) are permitted if this form is thematically necessary for the problem.
Judge: IGM Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)

See detailed announcement (PDF) with examples, definitions of fairy terms and also competitions Group A&B.