Originals September 2020 (2)

JF Original Problems | September, 2020 (2)

The judge of JF-2020/II: Hans Gruber.
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: nobody in the waiting list…

  • (20.09) No.1540.1 (h#2 ; Anti-Köko) Manikumar S (India). Just a little improvement to the problem No.1540: a better twin suggested in the comments by Joost.
  • (19.09) No.1544 (s#2 ; Royal Grasshopper ; SAT) Neal Turner (Finland). If the problem should be C+? Promotion ignores the royalty of G.
  • (18.09) No.1543 (ser-hs+15) Ľuboš Kekely (Slovakia). “Double excelsior. Minor promotions.”
  • (18.09) No.1542 (hs#5.5) Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia).
  • (16.09) No.1541 (hs#3.5) Petko Petkov & Geoff Foster (Bulgaria / Australia).
    Happy birthday to me! ☺ ❀     Thank you!

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson


Originals September 2020

JF Original Problems | September, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/II: Hans Gruber.
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: nobody in the waiting list…

  • (13.09) No.1540 (h#2 ; Anti-Köko) Manikumar S (India). Warm welcome to Dr.Manikumar – first time in JF Problems! “Two of our composers in India: Manikumar in Chennai and Phanibhushan in Bangalore are also doctors(neonatologists). They are involved in newborn and pediatric care, including Covid positive cases.” (Shankar Ram @MatPlus forum)
  • (13.09) No.1539 (-5 & s#1 Proca ; Anti-Circe Cheylan) Andreas Thoma (Germany). Gladly joining Andreas with Happy birthday wishes to Klaus Wenda!
  • (10.09) No.1538 (h#2 ; Take&Make) Yevhen Trakhtman (Ukraine). Glad to see one of the youngest fairy composers already the 2nd time on JF!
  • (08.09) No.1537 (h#2 ; Isardam) Chris Feather (England). “Dedicated to Petko with the best wishes for the success of his latest publication: Anda Fairy Planet … Geoff Foster sent me a copy!”
  • (08.09) No.1536 (h#2 ; Neutral Bishop/Rook/Knight ; Take & Make) Julia Vysotska (Latvia) & Daniel Papack (Germany). The result of “work-shop” created by No.1530.
  • (05.09) No.1535 (ser-#4 ; Neutral Pawn ; Take & Make) Sébastien Luce (France). “…the four corners theme of the neutral Bishop of promotion…”
  • (05.09) No.1534 (h#2 ; LEO, PAO, VAO) Ladislav Salai jr., Emil Klemanič (Slovakia) & Michal Dragoun  (Czehia).  “Functions cycle of three leos…”

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson


Originals August 2020

JF Original Problems | August, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/II: Hans Gruber.
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: nobody in the waiting list

  • (29.08) No.1533 (hs#11.5) Torsten Linß (Germany). “I hope solvers (if there are any) and readers will enjoy the problem.”
  • (29.08) No.1532 (PG 16 ; Black Functionary, Black Passes if Stuck) David Antonini & Nicolas Dupont (France). Warm welcome to David Antonini – first time in JF Problems!
  • (19.08) No.1531 (h#2 ; Take & Make) Chris Feather (England). “The elements are familiar but I hope that there is no specific anticipation. If there is, I am sure that knowledgeable readers will let you (or me) know!”
  • (18.08) No.1530 (h#1.5 ; Neutral Bishop, Neutral Nightrider ; Take & Make) Julia Vysotska (Latvia). Maybe this toy is even solvable? 😉 No clever idea for the extension.
  • (17.08) No.1529 (#2 ; Breton Adverse) Hubert Gockel (Germany). “Two black Bishop stars, focal play, black correction, black King in mirror position.”
  • (11.08) No.1525.1 (h=10.5) Anatoly Stepochkin & Sergey Shumeiko (Russia). An improvement of No.1525 (Anatoly Stepochkin).
  • (05.08) No.1528 (hs#3.5* ; Grasshopper, Lion ; Take & Make) Borislav Gadjanski (Serbia). “Orthogonal-diagonal echo mates with zugzwang in the last move. Ten (5+5) T&M moves.”

All previously published problems & competitions you can find on the page  JF Tournaments or using search options in JF Problems

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson


Originals July 2020

Original Problems | July, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/II: Hans Gruber.
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: nobody in the waiting list

  • (30.07) No.1527 (PG 10.5 ; Transmission Menace) Kostas Prentos (USA). “The use of Transmission Menace was inspired by Eric Huber’s No.1521…”
  • (30.07) No.1526 (ser-h#15 ; Neutral pieces) Michael Grushko (Israel).

All previously published problems & competitions you can find on the page  JF Tournaments or using search options in Original Problems

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson


Originals July 2020


Original Problems

July, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/II: Hans Gruber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

  • (26.07) No.1525 (h=8.5) Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia).
  • (22.07) No.1524 (-34 & #1 Proca ; Anti-Circe) Dmitrij Baibikov (Israel). Read some more of introductory words by author in the publication “…I have long wanted to return the record to JF. I hope that my task is correct and that I succeeded.”
  • (20.07) No.1523 (h#3.5* ; Castling Chess) Borisas Gelpernas (Lithuania).
  • (20.07) No.1522 (#2 ; VAO, PAO, NAO) Franz Pachl (Germany).

All previously published problems & competitions you can find on the page  JF Tournaments or using search options in Original Problems

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson


JF changes to English version

Some important information: This month I’m going to transform JF from bilingual to only English version.
I’m sorry for any inconvenience it might create! But have to tell it was always double work for me making each page twice, although many things remained not translated on Russian pages; plus some functions don’t work well on bilingual sites.  → read more..


Updated in Original Problems

Dear visitors/composers,
The serious update to Original Problems section has been done during the last few days. The change of code with some better ideas/implementation for keeping and presenting the tournaments with the lists of related problems. But the changes in implementation (good ones!) created some changes in the hierarchies and design and referencing links too. Applying too many changes in a short time period I’m not sure that haven’t missed something, more like sure I have! So, please, I’d be very much grateful to all of you for checking at list your own problems – if they are included in related tournaments, if the links to them work from posts and tables or published problems.

Where to look for the news? Two top menus updated:

  • Original Problems – has some general information on the main page, and two submenus for the search options. The search is also an easiest way to find your own problem by the number, to to see some selections of the problems by the given criteria. I’ll try to add some more search possibilities later.
  • Tournaments – presents current list of all informal tournaments on JF, Fairy and PG/Retro. Selecting the tournament from the list you can see the problems participating in the tournament.

Critical / important thing to check: The links to all original problems (starting No.214, Y2013) are updated the way that their URLs contain one hierarchy level less, and will always look like https://juliasfairies.com/problems/no-NNNN/ (where NNNN – the number of your problem) – this is how you can always find your problem if even some direct links are broken. I hope I’ve done most of the updates on JF’s pages. PDF files (like, links in PDF awards) will be updated too. Please, please, report to me whatever bugs you see! I’m sorry for the inconvenience, but after 8 years of work, starting from zero knowledge and getting some more in a process, and also because of the necessity of update pushed by the upgrade of the environment, I had no other choice!

Please, don’t worry! Your problems are all on the place, nothing disappeared!
Whatever doesn’t work now – will be fixed!

– Julia, your editor


Originals June 2020

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

June, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Dear friends, I’m sorry for the unstable work of JF during the last week of June! Some changes from the hoster’s side, moving to the new platform, the same way some work I have to do as part of my code is not compatible with the new requirements.
Now the half-year competition JF-2020/I is over, all awaiting problems published. Please, wait with your next sending until the new tournament will be announced not earlier than in the middle of July! I need some time for technical work to keep JF up and running.

  • (30.06) No.1521 (PG 5.0 ; Transmission menace) Eric Huber (Romania).
  • (30.06) No.1520 (ser-h#25 ; Circe Equipollents) Chris Feather (England).
  • (29.06) No.1518, 1519Petko Petkov (Bulgaria). No.1518 (h=4 ; Bul Grasshopper) Dedicated to Christian Poisson! No.1519 (h#2 ; Bul VAO, Bul PAO) In Memoriam to my mother Danka Petkova.
  • (29.06) No.1517 (h#2 ; Rook-Lion, Bishop-Lion) Ladislav Salai jr. (Slovakia).
  • (29.06) No.1516 (hs#3.5 ; Circe Power Transfer) Cornel Pacurar & Adrian Storisteanu (Canada).
  • (13.06) No.1289.1 (h#2.5 ; Bishop-Lion, Rook-Hopper) Francesco Simoni (Italy). A version to the problem  No.1289 from the tournament JF-10/2017-3/2018 (the Award from 03.02.2019).
  • (13.06) No.1515 (hs#3.5) Valerio Agostini & Mario Parrinello (Italy).
  • (12.06) No.1514 (h#4 ; Bul Grasshopper) Sébastien Luce (France).
  • (11.06) No.1513 (hs#3 ; Grasshopper ; Make & Take) Stephan Dietrich (Germany).
  • (10.06) No.1496.1 (-14 & #1 Proca ; Anti-Circe) Paul Rãican & Klaus Wenda (Romania/Austria). Improved version after a cook 1.Kc5:Rd5(>Ke1) Rd8-d5+ -2.Pf7:Se8=B(>Bf1) & 1.Kb6# discovered in No.1496.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson


Originals May 2020

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

May, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: Paul Raican (Romania) & Klaus Wenda (Austria), Stephan Dietrich (Germany), Sébastien Luce (France), Valerio Agostini & Mario Parrinello (Italy), Francesco Simoni (Italy), Adrian Storisteanu (Canada)

  • (29.05) No.1512 (Ser-h#24 ; Neutral pieces ; Alphabetic Chess, Circe, Einstein Chess, Republican Chess, Take&Make Chess) Michael Grushko (Israel).
  • (27.05) No.1511 (h#2 ; LEO, PAO, VAO) Michael McDowell (Great Britain). “I seem to be going through a little burst of fairy composition at the moment!” (Author)
  • (27.05) No.1510 (PG 8.5 ; Alphabetic Chess) Andrew Buchanan (Hong Kong) & Thomas Thannheiser (Germany). “We are currently working together on “Shortest Shorstes Proofgames”. Enclosed our longest problem. We want to summarize the others in an article (coming soon) on the topic.” (Authors).
  • (24.05) No.1509 (PG 9 ; Fuddled Men) Stephen Emmerson (U.K.). Inspired by No.1505 by Bernd Gräfrath.
  • (24.05) No.1508 (h#2 ; Take & Make) Frank Richter & Daniel Papack (Germany). Warm welcome to Frank in Original problems section of JF!
  • (15.05) No.1507 (hs#4 ; Cardinal ; KoeKo) Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia).
  • (14.05) No.1506 (hs#3.5 ; Superguards, Take&Make) Vlaicu Crișan (Romania) & S.K.Balasubramanian (India).
  • (13.05) No.1505 (PG 10.5 ; Fuddled Men) Bernd Gräfrath (Germany). Dedicated to Siegfried Hornecker.
  • (12.05) No.1504 (s#13 ; Spiralspringer) Torsten Linß (Germany).
  • (12.05) No.1503.1-3 by Alexandre Leroux and No.1503.4 by François Labelle (Canada) – original PG problems presented in the article by Alexandre Leroux “Pandemic: a new fairy condition.  The article is included in the Articles section of JF. But 4 original problems marked 1503.1-4 will participate in the current Retro/PG tournament. My special gratitude to the author for wonderful technical preparation of the article, including html/animation and PDF version!
  • (05.05) No.1502 (PG 9.5 ; Anti-Take&Make) Paul Raican (Romania) & Michel Caillaud (France).
  • (03.05) No.1501 (hs#3 ; Masand) Kenneth Solja (Finland).

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson


Originals April 2020

 

 

 

Original Problems JF-2020/I

 

April, 2020

The judge of JF-2020/I: Eric Huber
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan

Coming soon: Kenneth Solja (Finland), Paul Raican (Romania) & Michel Caillaud (France), Bernd Gräfrath (Germany)

  • (24.04) No.1500 (hs#3.5 ; Lion, Grasshopper ; Take & Make) Borislav Gadjanski (Serbia). What to say here? I believe, it’s a problem for no.1500! 
  • (23.04) No.1499 (Ser-h#19 ; neutral Lion, Grasshopper ; Alphabetic Chess, Couscous Circe, Take & Make) Michael Grushko (Israel).
  • (19.04) No.1498 A & B (h=4.5 / h=3 ; Masand / Masand Generalised) Sébastien Luce (France). Dedicated to Themis Argirakopoulos.
  • (13.04) No.1497 (ser-h=24) Ľuboš Kekely (Slovakia) with a long walk of the black King.
  • (13.04) No.1496 (-14 & #1 Proca ; Anti-Circe) Paul Rãican & Klaus Wenda (Romania/Austria).
  • (13.04) No.1495 (h#2 ; Neutral pieces, Camel, Zebra ; Annan Chess) Franz Pachl, Michael Barth & Sven Trommler (Germany).

(12.04) Happy Easter 2020! 

  • (12.04) No.1494 (–1b & h#1 ; Supercirce)  Manfred Rittirsch (Germany). Manfred’s first original for JF retro section! Welcome!
  • (12.04) No.1493 (h#2.5 ; Mantis)  Claude Beaubestre (France). Mantis = S + Locust, implemented in WinChloe.

All previously published problems & informal competitions you can find on the top menu page of Original Problems or its subsections. 

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson