The AWARD of Julia’s Fairies Marine TT 2013
First of all I’d like to congratulate the main initiator of this competition and the editor of the beloved website, Julia Vysotska – for the organization of this big tournament – undoubtedly the largest and strongest tournament dedicated to Marine pieces in the whole history of chess composition!
There were a number of beautiful problems from 12 countries, with the participants including almost all the leading figures of the fairy genre in the world. This is further confirmation of the ability of Julia’s Fairies to organize big international competitions, which are of great importance for the development of the fairy genre!
According to the rules, the competition was divided into three groups and it would be very logical to expect that the majority would be H#-problems. But also quite strong was the HS# section. Also, although with a small number of problems, some good examples were shown in the Series problems section as well.
So here is the Award, in three sections:
My congratulations to the winners and all participants!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you!
IGM PETKO A.PETKOV
International judge of FIDE