DANKA PETKOVA – 100 MT 2020

DANKA PETKOVA – 100 MT 2020

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Danka Petkova (1920-1993), mother and first chess teacher of the Bulgarian composer Petko Petkov, the grandmaster organises an International thematic tournament “Danka Petkova 100 M.T. 2020”.

The tournament will be held in three sections:

a) Direct mates in 2-4 moves.
b) Helpmates (stalemates, double ==) in 2-4 moves with at least two phases

(2 or more solutions, set play and solution, twins but no zeropositions.).
c) HS# (=, ==) in 2-4 moves with at least two phases.

The theme in each section is free , but with the obligatory use of at least one of the new Bul (Bulgarian) fairy pieces invented by Petko Petkov: Bul Grasshopper, Bul Lion, Bul PAO, Bul VAO. The colour of these 4 pieces can be white, black, neutral or semi-neutral. Also allowed are Royal pieces of Bul type. The usual kinds of G,LI, PAO and VAO are not allowed. No other fairy pieces or fairy conditions are allowed.

Originals must be sent to the organiser GM Petko Petkov: ppetkov2702@gmail.com no later than November 15th, 2020
The results will be published by the end of 2020 | Prizes: books by Petko Petkov | Examples and details  in PDF announcement.


Jubilee-60 MARIANI-PARRINELLO-SIMONI

~ ~ ~   60 Jubilees!  ~ ~ ~ 

Francesco SIMONI 60 JUBILEE – THEMATIC TOURNEY
Judge: Francesco Simoni (Italy)
Mario PARRINELLO 60 JUBILEE – THEMATIC TOURNEY
Judge: Petko A. Petkov (Bulgaria)
Stefano MARIANI 60 JUBILEE
FREE THEME TOURNEY

Judge: Paz Einat (Israel)
Helpmates in 3,5 or more moves showing the Perpetuum mobile theme are required. By making the key, a new problem comes out, which is solved by returning the key piece to the starting square. In addition…. -> Are required Helpselfmate (HS≠) in n moves with any kind of cyclic play; all fairy pieces and conditions are allowed. The problems must be cheked (C+) by any known solving program.  Are required ≠2, free theme. Fairy pieces or conditions are not allowed. 

All problems will be submitted to the judge anonymously. Deadline 31/12/2020.
Send originals by e-mail to the tournament director Antonio Garofalo: perseus@bestproblems.it

See examples in the PDF announcement (English and Italian).


229th theme tourney of the Schwalbe

schwalbe-logo229th theme tourney of the Schwalbe

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Franz Pachl,
the Schwalbe announces a THEME TOURNEY.

Required are helpselfmates in 2-4 moves where the mating move is performed by a neutral piece (not by a semi-neutral one!). Fairy pieces and conditions are allowed. Twins (including zero positions) and multiple solutions are allowed, but all phases must be thematic.
Tourney director: Rainer Kuhn, e-mail: rainer.kuhn@web.de | Judge: Franz Pachl (Ludwigshafen) | Prize money: 200 €
Closing date: July 08, 2020 (postmark or date of email) | The award will be published in the February issue of Die Schwalbe 2021.


ANATOLE F. IANOVCIC MT

ANATOLE F. IANOVCIC MT

The Romanian magazine Componist-Buletin Problemistic is announcing the Memorial Tournament dedicated to Anatole F. Ianovcic, in order to commemorate 35 years from his passing away.

The tourney is for direct problems with mate in 2 moves, containing at least one grasshopper and/or at least one nightrider (other fairy pieces/conditions are not allowed), showing the Ianovcic theme: in the initial position, two black pieces A and B are half-pinned; after the key, a white line-piece C (= Q, R, B, G, N) is pinned by B (it could be already pinned); in the thematic variation, A plays, self-pinning B and, due to a black interference, allows C to give mate with a Pelle move (a move on the pin-line).

Entries should be sent until November 1st 2020, at the tournament director Dinu-Ioan Nicula, e-mail: nicudin004@yahoo.com
Announcement with examples in PDF | Prizes in chess literature.


“Pata morgana” – блицконкурс ТТ-240 от SuperProblem

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Объявлен блицконкурс ТТ-240

Название конкурса: Pata morgana
Задание: =N, ser-=N, h=N.5, hs=N.5, ser-hs=N
Тема: в начальной позиции задачи =N, ser-=N, h=N.5 (hs=N.5, ser-hs=N) черные (белые) уже запатованы. Однако начинают игру белые (черные), которые не имеют выжидательного хода и потому вынуждены распатовать соперника.
Структура патового финала в решении может совпадать с таковой в начальной позиции, а может отличаться.
Любые виды близнецов разрешены, если они тематичны. Сказочные фигуры и условия не разрешены.
В зависимости от количества и качества присланных композиций, судья может разделить присуждение на несколько подразделов или, наоборот, объединить несколько подразделов в один.
Судья: Алексей Оганесян. | Срок присылки: до 7 мая 2020. | Скачать объявление (pdf, 227 KB)
Задачи отправлять Алексею Оганесяну на e-mail: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com
Итоги будут опубликованы на сайте http://superproblem.ru


Munich Fairy Chess Tourney 2020 – С10.10.2020

Announcement Munich Fairy Chess Tourney 2020

h#2 Point Reflection

The mpk-Blätter announce the Munich Fairy Tourney 2020 in two sections:
A) h#2 with the fairy condition Point Reflection
B) h#2 with the fairy condition Point Reflection plus one of the conditions Circe or Anticirce

The theme is free. Fairy pieces and/or further fairy conditions are not accepted. Problems in more than one phase are allowed, whether with set play, multiple solutions, twinnings or some combination of those methods.

In the case of low participation, the judge reserves the right to merge both sections into one single award.

Judge: Thomas Brand | Tournament director: Rolf Kohring | Closing date: October 10th, 2020 | Announcement in PDF

Submissions should be sent to mpk-blaetter@gmx.de (preferred) or Rolf Kohring, Bolkamer Straße 5a, D-83104 Tuntenhausen, Germany. The definition of the fairy condition Point Reflection can be looked up in the fairy chess lexicon of  ’Schwalbe’ as well as in the award of the 19. Sake tourney at WCCC 2019 


“Полновесная рефлексная защита” – блицконкурс ТТ-238 от SuperProblem

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Объявлен блицконкурс ТТ-238

Название конкурса: “Полновесная рефлексная защита
Задание: r#n (n>=3)
Тема: требуется составить рефлексный мат в 3-n ходов, включающий:
– полновесную угрозу, т. е. угрозу, кончающуюся матом белому королю точно на n-м ходу;
– по крайней мере одну “полновесную рефлексную защиту”, т. е. вариант, который защищает от указанной угрозы и содержит ложный след, начинающийся на 2-м ходу белых и кончающийся матом черному королю точно на n-м ходу. Причём в этом варианте 2-й, 3-й, … , (n-1)-й ходы белых должны совпадать с соответствующими ходами в угрозе.
Любые виды близнецов запрешены. Сказочные фигуры и условия не разрешены.
Судья: Miodrag Mladenović. | Срок присылки: до 19 марта 2020. | Скачать объявление (pdf, 239 KB)
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


Сергей Смотров – 50

Объявляется юбилейный конкурс “Сергей Смотров – 50”

Задание: s#12-N.
Тема: логическая задача на обратный мат в 12 и более ходов. Тематичны как ортодоксальные обратки, так и обратки с любым количеством сказочных фигур и/или условий. В зависимости от количества и качества присланных композиций, судья может разделить присуждение на несколько подразделов или, наоборот, объединить несколько подразделов в один.
Судья: Сергей Смотров |  Задачи следует отправлять судье на e-mail: sergsmotrov@yandex.ru 
Крайний срок присылки: 4 февраля 2020 | Итоги будут опубликованы на сайте http://superproblem.ru


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