Messigny - the placeBeugelsdijk - Bakker - WissmannMessigny - the placeMessigny 2014: 08th – 11th of May!

You have a very limited time to submit your problems to the three tournaments announced! Entries have to be send to the following email address:

Closing date is 18:00 on May,10th!!! Only one problem by author in each competition!

FÉERIQUES / FAIRIES AIDÉS ORTHODOXES / HELPMATES Tournoi de composition d’analyses rétrogrades / RETRO
Directmates, helpmates or selfmates using the Messigny Chess condition and at least one fairy piece. No other fairy condition is allowed. (Judge: Jérôme Auclair) Helpmates of any length with echoed line of play reciprocal between a knight and any other type of figure (Judge: Laurent Riguet) Compose a retrograde analysis problem using the Shrink Chess сondition: An edge file or rank disappears if unoccupied. (Collegium of judges) 

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Paul Raican
Paul Raican
May 9, 2014 09:45

Question (C. Pacurar): Are help-selfmates and “direct de série” compositions excluded or allowed?
Answer (L. Riguet): Yes, you can compose hs or direct série !

Juraj Lörinc
May 10, 2014 09:47
Reply to  Paul Raican

Hmm… I am quite disappointed with this answer. It actually changes rules in the middle. In my view, the original announcement was clear enough that it asked for directmates, helpmates and selfmates only. Note to organizers – if you want to have wide set of possible stipulations in the tourney, say it at once, at the beginning, especially in such quick tourney. Imagine composers who work hard in limits set by original announcement and then rules change, completely new problems are admitted… sorry, this is not good.

Arno Tüngler
Arno Tüngler
May 10, 2014 19:17
Reply to  Juraj Lörinc

Dear Juraj, please don’t take those tournaments at these meetings not so serious – they are just fun and “usually” everything is possible. Those cooperative judges are very tolerant on what they will expect – if it is only interesting enough to attract their attention. Thta is at least my experience from Andernach. I remember one tournament where the quite restrictive requirements were so much lowered that my entry received the first honored mention after several prices with the comment: “this is the first entry following strictly the tournament requirements”… My entry was really weak but some of the prices were great problems that would probably never have been composed with stricter judges. One of those you can see in FIDE-Album 1986-88 as G104. It used PWC instead of the required Circe…