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

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Pеtko Petkov
August 3, 2019 22:00

Very interesting tournament! In recent years, in my opinion, all the conditions of the “Breton Family” are among the most interesting new inventions in the fairy world! Congratulations to the organizers!
Meanwhile, I perceive the regulations in relation to “ Section A” in this way: only direct mats (#2-n) are allowed – without any additional fairy – conditions and fairy pieces. In other words, all other direct problems, as =2-n, R# 2-n or R=2, etc, can participate in the “Section B”. Is correct my interpretation?

Kjell Widlert
August 3, 2019 22:44

Are the definitions really correct? “The choice of the eliminated piece is made by the captured camp” – in that case, the example problem by Loustau would have no solution as there would be no threat (after 2.Qxb3, the captured side [Black!] can choose to remove some other white P than Pc6. So I assume the choice of which piece to eliminate is made by the *capturing* side, and surely the same for all the other Breton variants.
Am I right?

François Labelle
August 5, 2019 16:05