VITO RALLO – 80 JT (C 03.08.2019)

VITO RALLO – 80 Jubilee
Thematic Tournament

We are pleased to announce the 80° anniversary of Vito RALLO.
The tournament required H#3 Circe Parrain, where “the piece captured in the last move gives mate thanks to a specifics rebirth”.
There are two sections, one with fairy pieces, one without.
Please send original to vitorallo@virgilio.it
All problems received will be published on BEST PROBLEMS Italian Magazine.
Merit Diploma to the winners.
Last available day for sent: August 3, 2019. | 
Judge: Vlaicu CRISAN.


(English) 16th TT by Phénix: Conditionsfromply / Conditionsuntilply (C 1.07.2019)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE
16th THEMATIC TOURNEY

The editorial board of Phénix are annoncing their 16th Thematic Tourney. It is asked to compose problems with these options of WinChloe : Conditionsfromply=n and / or Conditionsuntilply=n     

⇒ See an article by IGM Petko Petkov “THE WONDERFUL FAIRY OPTIONS OF WinChloe”
dedicated to Christian Poisson

There are four sections in the tournament:

  • Section A – direct mates (#2-n, s#2-n, r#2-n) with stalemate (=) and double-stalemate (= =) accepted
  • Section B – helpmates (h#2-n) with stalemate (=) et double-stalemate (= =) accepted
  • Section C – series (sd#2-n, sh#2-n, ss#2-n, sr#2-n), with stalemate (=) et double-stalemate (= =) accepted
  • Section D – hs# 2-n coups (with stalemate (=) et double-stalemate (= =) accepted)

Any number of problems by each author in each section. All problems must be tested by WinChloe (C+). In case of a small number of participants, sections might be reduced to only one award.

Limit date for sending : July 1st 2019, to the Tourney’s director : Laurent Riguet, 1 rue Jules Verne, F-60560 Orry la Ville or to the internet adress : travailphenix@gmail.com | The judge is Petko Petkov


“The Magic Wonder Masand Chess” – Quick TT-216 by SuperProblem

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Объявлен блицконкурс ТТ-216

Название конкурса: “Masand – шах магической силы
Задание: разделы – А) #2-6, s#2-6, r#2-6; B) h#2-6; C) hs#2-6.
Во всех разделах вместо задания «мат» (#) допускаются задание «пат» (=) и «обоюдный пат» (==).
Тема: сказочная задача с условием Masand: «Когда фигура Х своим ходом дает прямой шах, то меняют цвет все чужие фигуры, которые Х атакует, и все свои фигуры, которые Х защищает (исключение составляют короли). При этом ладья, сменившая цвет в углу доски, может участвовать в рокировке». Сказочные фигуры и другие сказочные условия не разрешеныВо всех разделах допускаются множественные решения, если они все тематичныБлизнецы любого типа разрешены. Зеро-позиции не разрешеныНа конкурс принимаются только задачи, проверенные программой, поддерживающей условие Masand (Popeye или WinChloe). Каждому участнику следует указать, какой программой проверена задача. В зависимости от количества и качества присланных задач, присуждение может быть отдельным для каждого раздела или общим.
Судья: Petko Petkov | 
Срок присылки: до 15 октября 2018 | Задачи отправлять Алексею Оганесяну на e-mail: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com | Все полученные задачи будут представлены судье в анонимной форме | Итоги будут опубликованы в 2018 году на сайте http://superproblem.ru | Скачать объявление на русском [pdf, 339 KB]


Informal tourneys by Sinfonie Scacchistiche 2019

The official A.P.I. Magazine is organizing an informal composition Tourney for 2019 in sections:
Two-moves [≠2] : Valerio AGOSTINI (Italy)
n-moves [≠n] : Grigory ATAYANTS (Russia)
Helpmate 2 moves [H≠2] : Francesco SIMONI (Italy)
Helpmate n-moves [H≠n] : Antonio GAROFALO (Italy) | Selfmate n-moves [S≠] : Stephen TAYLOR (England)
Section studies [win/draw] : Marco CAMPIOLI (Italy) | MTy Marino BORTOLOTTI
HS≠ n-moves [HS≠2-6] : Eric HUBER (Romania), Vlaicu CRISAN (Romania) | Retro : Marco BONAVOGLIA (Italy)

The deadline: 30/09/2019
The originals have to be sent to the director Valerio AGOSTINI only by e-mail. The problems will be published in the magazine: every composer will receive the copies of the publications and the awards (PDF version). It’s mandatory the declaration of the computer control (C+) of Popeye, WinChloe, Alybadix or others, for every problems (not for studies, of course).


The 18th Japanese Sake Tourney (WCCC2018)

The 18th Japanese Sake Tourney

Theme: H#2 with Total Invisibles.
Any other fairy pieces and/or conditions are not allowed.
Judges: Tadashi Wakashima, Toshiki Kobayashi | Send to: tadashi@hcn.zaq.ne.jp | Closing Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Prizes: Bottles of Sake. Only congress participants can receive bottles. | Details: In PDF document.


Murfatlar Tourney for fairy PGs (WCCC2018)

Murfatlar Tourney for fairy proof games

Theme: Proof games with Berolina Pawns are required. The genre can be combined with another genre, but fairy pieces are not accepted.
Prizes: bottles of Murfatlar, an appreciated Romanian wine | Details: In PDF document
Send entries by email until September 3rd to Paul Rãican, at quarpaz1@yahoo.fr (or to him personally during Congress).


16th Romanian Tzuica Tourney (WCCC2018)

16th Romanian Tzuica Tourney

Theme: hs#n/hs=n, at least 3 (stale)mates on the same square
Scope: Any fairy piece and/or condition are allowed
Judges: Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber | Prizes: Bottles of Tzuica | Details: In PDF document
Audience: The tourney is open to everyone, but only congress participants can receive bottles.
Deadline: September 5th around 8 p.m. to Dinu-Ioan Nicula, or by email until September 2nd to Eric Huber hubereric@yahoo.fr


Composing Tournaments of the RIFACE 2018, C20.05.2018

The 39th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) will take place at Ecully, May 18-20, 2018.

Themes of composing tournaments:

RIFACE 2018 – Thème aidés.pdfThème féerique.pdfThème rétro.pdf

Address to send the entries : RIFACE.2018@gmail.com  for helpmates and fairies ; abrobecker@yahoo.com for retro problems
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 20th May
 at 15:00


Composing Tournament of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad 2018

The Chess Composing Tournament in the frame of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad 2018 (Batumi, Georgia) includes also fairy section: H. The Fairy– Judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)

In each section only three compositions by each author are accepted and joint compositions are not allowed. The closing date is September 20th, 2018. The compositions must be sent via email to the director’s address: admin@chessstar.com, Ferad Kakabadze (Ferhat Karmil) (Batumi). Three medals and certificates are awarded to the winners of each section.


BIT 2018, Group C (fairy!)

BIT 2018

Belgrade Internet Tourneys, Group C – Fairy h#2

This tourney is devoted to the 50th birthday of the judge, Dinu-Ioan Nicula, and marked by Latin „L“ (for number 50). Thematic condition: „L-problem“ symbolized by Lortap and Locust. Helpmate in 2 using Lortap condition, and Locust(s) fairy piece. Other fairy elements are not allowed.

Entries (not more than 3 per composer – single or joint) should be sent directly to the judge Dinu-Ioan Nicula: nicudin004@yahoo.com by 19. May 2018.

Selected problems from BIT 2018 Group C will be subject of the Composing-Solving contest on Friday, 25. May 2018.

See detailed announcement (PDF) with examples and competitions Group A&B.