Frank Richter + Sven Trommler = 100 JT

FrankRichter-smallSvenTrommler-smallJubilee tournament “Frank Richter + Sven Trommler = 100”

In March resp. April 2016 the problemists Frank Richter and Sven Trommler celebrate their 50th birthdays. On this occasion a jubilee tourney is announced in two sections:

A: Orthodox selfmates in 2-15 moves, free theme

B: Logical direct-play fairies (#n, s#n, r#n, etc.) in 4-15 moves.

Authors are kindly requested to indicate the software used in testing and to which extend the test was partial or full. Both sections will be judged jointly by Frank and Sven. The prize fund of 300€ will be divided among the sections according to the quality of the entries. These should be sent to the tourney director Arnold Beine, Grund 15, 65366 Geisenheim, Germany;, by 28 March 2016.

Jubilee tourney Oliver Ralík 70 C 19.12.2015

oliver-ralik-70jn-exJubilee tourney Oliver Ralík 70 C 19.12.2015

Theme: Composition with any stipulation, in which the same piece makes at least two distinctive patterns during solution. Authors are recommended to point the pattern in the comment to composition to ensure the intention is not missed.

Sections: a) Only orthodox pieces; b) Fairy pieces allowed.
In both sections fairy conditions are allowed. See detailed announcement with examples!

Judge: Juraj Lörinc

Deadline 19.12.2015, submissions to the director – jubilee Oliver Ralík, either by e-mail to or by letter to Oliver Ralík, Javorová 9, 949 01 Nitra, Slovakia.

Uri Avner MT – C 30.06.2015


Uri Avner Memorial Tourney

The Israeli Chess Composition Society informs that a chess problem composition tourney dedicated to the memory of Uri Avner is extended till June, 30, 2015.

The tourney is in two sections as follows:

Section 1: Helpmates in 2.5 or 3 moves. Judge: Francesco Simoni. Theme: “Pin-correction” – a black piece is unpinned (directly or indirectly) by white. Later in the solution the same piece becomes pinned on a different square. Fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed.

Section 2: Selfmates in 2 to 6 moves. Judge: Petko Petkov. Theme: Play of at least one white battery and one black battery. Use of other strategic motives is very desirable. Fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed.

Entries to the tourney director, Omer Friedland, by email to:

RIFACE, Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or, 22-25.05.2015

st-germain-au-mont-d-orThis year, the 36th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) will take place from Friday, May 22, 2015 (evening) to Monday, May 25, 2015 (noon) at Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or instead of the traditional location at Messigny.

Themes are the following:

RIFACE 2015 – Thème aidés.pdfThème féerique.pdfThème rétro.pdf

Address to send the entries :
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 24th May at 15:00

“Seven Chess Notes” magazine – results and announcement

7sn-annResults of Fairies
“Seven Chess Notes” magazine

Periods: 2007-2013
(RUS, PDF, 16 pages)

Announcement of Jubilee Tourney
10 years to the magazine of 7 note

Year 2015 | All section miniatures | fairy judge: Michael Grushko

Required are fairy-miniatures with free theme.

All originals should be computer tested with any of the following programs (mentioning the program used): Popeye, WinChloe, Alybadix. Send to: Valeri Ivanov, Karelia, Povenez, PO box 4, 186326, Russia •
Closing date for year 2015: 1.11.2015

FIDE ALBUM 2010-2012 – Results in section G-Fairies

fide-album-photoThe results of the 2010-12 Album Fairies section are published yesterday, April 8, 2015, on website. The section has got a record number of entries – 1524 ! 275 problems from 74 authors are selected. Congratulations and warm thanks to the director (Petko Petkov) and judges (Václav Kotěšovec, Manfred Rittirsch, Tadashi Wakashima) of this section for their huge work! Congratulations to the authors of selected problems!

Israeli Chess Composition Society: Theodor Tauber MT C31.12.2015 & Alex Ettinger 90MT Award


Theodor Tauber Memorial Tourney

The Israeli Chess Composition Society is announcing a chess problem composition tourney dedicated to the memory of Theodor Tauber (18.08.1950 – 3.09.2013).
Theme: At least one twin which changes the condition of the problem from orthodox to a fairy condition or from one fairy condition to another. Any type of problem is allowed with or without fairy pieces.
Judge: Hans Gruber. Closing date: December 31, 2015.
Send originals to Michael Grushko, Box 363 Kiriat-Bialik ,Israel ,27000 | or by email to:

Alex Ettinger 90 Memorial Tourney Award
Judge: Michael Grushko

A total of 88 problems competed in the tourney, submitted by 31 authors from 17 countries. There were 34 miniatures and 54 Tanagras (up to 5 pieces) and, being the admirer of low-figured tasks I allocated them into separate sections.