Arnold Beine 70 JT by the Schwalbe


237th theme tourney of the Schwalbe

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Schwalbe Fairy editor Arnold Beine Die Schwalbe announces a thematic tourney.

Theme: Required are fairy proof games (not A→B) with the following theme: A Schnoebelen piece is captured by a pawn, this pawn promotes and then is captured (no matter whether as Schnoebelen, Prentos or as Ceriani-Frolkin).
The theme calls for one or more fairy conditions that allow pawns to enter and leave the 1st/8th rank (e.g. Pointreflection, Annanchess+make&take, etc). No more than 3 fairy conditions are permitted.

Submissions should be sent to the director Rainer Kuhn, Hammanstr. 23, 67549 Worms, Gernmany.
E-Mail: | Deadline: Feb 28, 2025 | Judge: Arnold Beine | Prize fund: 150 EUR.

Conflictio @ Articles

The issues of Conflictio by Juraj Lörinc can be found in the ARTICLES menu of JF, Conflictio section.

Conflictio No.48 (Nov.23): “For some time, I have neglected looking into PAT A MAT issues. It was possible thanks to the fact that I have been receiving a lot of input from other authors of articles. Now the time has come to review three PAT A MAT issues at once 123-125.” (J.L.)


I am happy to announce a Jubilee Tourney to celebrate my 75th birthday. Send computer tested (Popeye or Winchloe) entries to N.Shankar Ram (email: The closing date for entries is March 31st 2024. The winners will receive book prizes. The award (to be judged by me) could be divided into different sections if justified and will be published in The Problemist.” – K.Seetharaman

Superguards: a unit (including K) cannot be captured if it is observed by a unit of its own colour.

    21st Romanian Tzuica Tourney

    Batumi 2-9 September 2023

    21st Romanian Tzuica Tourney
    Judges: Vlaicu Crişan & Eric Huber (Romania)

    Theme: Helpself compositions (hs#n/hs=n) with at least 2 solutions showing each at least one Battery Dismantling.

    (see the full Announcement in PDF)

    Prizes – diplomas that will save the planet and bottles of Tzuica | The tourney is open worldwide.
    Deadline: Wednesday, September 6th, 8 p.m | Send to: Eric Huber by e-mail at

    Günter Büsing 75 Jubilee Tourney

    Die Schwalbe and feenschach announce a joint

    Günter-Büsing-75 Jubilee Tourney

    Stipulated theme: Helpmate with at least three moves presenting a “helpmate of the future” (at least two pairs of solutions, each pair showing a separate theme).

    Two sections: I) orthodox; II) with any fairy elements.

    Send your contributions to the controller Thomas Brand (, closing date is March 31, 2023.

    Judges: Hans Gruber & Ulrich Ring | Prizes: 300 EUR.

    Examples can be found here:

    18th TT by Phénix (C 25.12.2022)

    Announcement of the 18th thematic tourney by Phénix


    On the occasion of Rex Multiplex 40 years anniversary the editorial staff of Phénix is organizing the
    fairy composition tournament Rex Multiplex-40.

    • Section I «Opposition». Judge : Bruno Kampmann
    • Section II «Coopération». Judge : Hans Gruber
    • Section III «Tanagras». Judge: Maryan Kerhuel
    • Section IV «Rétros». Judge: Thierry Le Gleuher

    Final date of entries is December 25th 2022 | Announcement with examples | The problems must be sent to the tourney Director : Laurent Riguet,

    RIFACE 2022 : composing tournaments

    The 43th RIFACE (International Meeting in France for Chess Problems Lovers) will take place in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, 4th-6th June, 2022.

    Themes of composing tournaments:

    Thème aidés.pdf | Thème féerique.pdf | Thème rétro.pdf

    Address to send the entries : for Helpmates and Fairies; for retro problems. Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 5th June at 15:00 (French time)

    Add-a-Year 65 JT (ECSC 2022)

    Add-a-Year 65 JT

    A quick composing tournament in the frames of ECSC 2022
    dedicated to Marjan Kovačević’s 65th jubilee

    Theme: Construct a position where adding one piece creates a #2 with unique key-move.
    There must be at least one genuine „Add-a-piece try“, failing because of a single cook (second key-move).

    The unusual title Add-a-Year 65 JT, was inspired by the words from birthday greetings I got from Michel today. I wanted this title to preserve the joyful mood I had with reactions to Add-a-Piece competition at the time of my 65th birthday. (Marjan Kovačević, 08.04.2022)

    Judge: Marjan Kovačević | Director: Borislav Gadjanski | Deadline: 29th April (midnight ECT).
    Send problems (with FEN, solution and tries) to

    Munich Fairy Chess Tourney 2022 – С130922

    Munich Fairy Chess Tourney 2022

    The mpk-Blaetter announces the Munich Fairy Tourney 2022 with the theme Influencer chess. Problems of any stipulation are required (direct-, self-, reflex-, help-, helpself-) with any target (-mate, -stalemate, -arrival square, -castling, …) or proof games, all alternating or in series, with any move number on a 8×8 board.

    See the definition and examples in PDF Announcement (German & English).

    The theme is free. | Further fairy pieces or fairy conditions are not accepted.
    Judge: Manfred Rittirsch | Tournament director: Rolf Kohring | Closing date: September 30th, 2022
    Submissions should be sent to (preferred) or Rolf Kohring, Bolkamer Straße 5a, D-83104 Tuntenhausen, Germany.