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20-30th of July, 2015

  • (30.07) No.864, 865Erich Bartel. No.864 (hs#3; Circe Equipollents; Kangaroo; Camel) – Valladao with interesting play of Kangaroo; No.865 (ser-==22; PWC; Madrasi RI; Alphabetic Chess) – Excelsior in a difficult serial play.
  • (27.07) No.863N.Shankar Ram (ser-=8; Take & Make). Surprising thematic captures of the black Pawns!
  • (22.07) No.861, 862Erich Bartel. Promotions in stalemates with interesting fairy effects! No.861 (h=4*; Disparate PY); No.862 (h==5*; Circe; PWC; Madrasi RI; Alphabetic Chess).
  • (21.07) No.860Peter Harris (hs#3; Sentinels; Circe; Anti-Circe; Royal Locust). A very nice Tanagra problem with Royal Locusts in a difficult three-phase play. 
  • (20.07) No.859Miodrag Mladenović (r#3vvv). One of author’s favorite themes “Reflex tries and defenses“.

Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe’s graphics.


All previously published problems you can find in the subsections of Original Problems menu on the top. The judge of informal fairy tournament JF-2015(II) – not appointed yetThe judge of Retro and PG problems 2015-2016Thomas Brand.


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Paul Wiereyn
Paul Wiereyn
July 26, 2015 22:32

Dear Julia,
First I want to say that I like your website very much.
I am, however, missing, your discussion of my program APWin. It is a Windows-front for Alybadix/Fairybadix and Popeye and has many many features. Easy to use.
Since a few days a new version has been published on the website of Ilkka Blom: http://alybadix.bl.ee/apwin.htm
It is very easy to install when the instructions a/c are strictly followed and it includes a collection of 670,113 chess-problems! New (or old) problems can typed in very fast with a new option in the Popeye-part (fast input).
Info about all pieces and conditions can be obtained with one click and each blue field gives info after one click.
It also works together with Arena for solving Endgame studies (also in the collection) and a link to the internet is possible for solving 6 men problems. Duplicates can be found very fast etc etc.
I would appreciate it when you would test/discuss/mention this new version on your website, since I think that this free program is an important contribution to the world of chessproblems.
With kind regards,
Paul Wiereyn

seetharaman
seetharaman
July 26, 2015 23:10

I have been using APwin for the past two years and it is a wonderful front-end for Popeye .. Animated solutions is great feature of it which I find very helpful. Thanks… Keep up the good work!