Dear Friends,

I’m so much happy to tell you that the Award of Julia’sFairies 1st T.T HSP-2012 is ready!!! Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks a lot to all participants! See the Award by IGM Petko A. Petkov and enjoy a very nice problems!

Use PDF-version of the Award for download or print!

These are preliminary results. A term of 7 days is given for possible remarks or objections, and after this term the results will be announced as final results.

My gratitudes to the judge, Petko A. Petkov, for this great work and to Geoff Foster for English correction!

What can I say more? This is my first tournament, and of course I worried about everything happening.. I’m very thankful to all of you for so active participation, for so beautiful problems! I believe I’m more happy, then the winners! I’ll be drinking champagne for all of you this evening!

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December 12, 2012 07:06

Congrats to the winners and thanks to the judge Petkov for a very quick award ! I am of course disappointed that I could not get a prize even for a “remarkable problem with rich content”. So high is the quality of the participating problems!

December 12, 2012 23:21
Reply to  Julia

Thank you. I am happy that my other entry (with Mr.Ganapathy) also got into the award as commended.

Rajendiran Raju
Rajendiran Raju
December 12, 2012 11:42

Congradulations & Thanks for all those who behaind this (make this ) Theme Tourney a Very Grand & Sucessful . in addition to this award including Definitions for fairy Conditions & fairy pieces is most welcomed by newcomers & visitors like me !

Diyan Kostadinov
December 12, 2012 11:52

I am happy for you Julia that your first TT is very successful! Congratulations to the winners and good luck to all in the future!
Raju, you can see some definitions in “Fairy terms” section.

Rajendiran Raju
Rajendiran Raju
December 12, 2012 12:02

Thank u Mr.Diyan for remembering me i forget that topic ( not terms ?! ) Wishes !!

Rajendiran Raju
Rajendiran Raju
December 13, 2012 10:08
Reply to  Julia

Thank U Very Much !! What We Expecting that’s u have done , it is very nice . Out of 64 problems 26 in the award remaining 38 ?? ( where i can see ?, is it possible that also added in the PDF , i am right !? if it is need not necessary , live it !! )

Rajendiran Raju
Rajendiran Raju
December 13, 2012 11:25

I Accepted ur Words Madam & Satisfied , ( already JF 2012 Originals 185 , now u may got + or – 38 !? )

Geoff Foster
Geoff Foster
December 16, 2012 02:45

In Pierre Tritten’s hs#2 (Commendation), would it be better to have a black rook-locust on f7 instead of the bRb7 and bPf7?

December 16, 2012 08:44

About Pierre Tritten’s hs#2 (Commendation)
Yes, you’re right, Geoff! With black Rb7 there are two “virtual” interceptions of the black Rb7 from the white pieces. But these interceptions de facto are not needed in the solutions. Therefore, better is to use a black rook-locust on f7 instead of the bRb7 and bPf7!
Now I see that it is possible also one other improvement: White: Kd6, Rd4,Sc3 (3); Black: Kf6, Pg5(2); Neutral: LOa1,LOb2,LOh7 (3) – hs#2, 2 sol.

Geoff Foster
Geoff Foster
December 16, 2012 09:20

Thanks Petko! You said that an optimal interpretation probably requires more moves. How might the problem be extended?

Geoff Foster
Geoff Foster
December 16, 2012 23:37

This is the version suggested by Petko.

Pierre Tritten, commendation, Julia’s Fairies 1st TT HSP-2012 (v)
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HS#2 2 solutions
1.Ra4 nLOnxa4-a5 2.Sb5+ nLOnxb5-b6#
1.Rb4 nLOxb4-b5 2.Sa2+ nLOxa2-a3#

It is a nice problem, but the half-battery seems a bit artificial, because the white rook could start on c4 instead. It would be much beter if the white pieces took turns in making the first move.

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