With a gratitude to the judge, Hans Gruber, and with congratulations to the winners of JF’s informal tournament of the 2nd half of 2020!
“I leaned on Hans Peter Rehm’s advice that it is the main task of a judge to select those problems which she or he considers to be worth to be studied once more by the general audience and to argue why those problems are considered excellent or beautiful (or both). This means that awards should focus, like the FIDE-Album, on the positive selection, and they should single out compositions, not composers. However, my sincere thanks to the composers who gave me the pleasure that I could study the following problems.” (Hans Gruber, from the Award)
Coming soon (dear composers, please let me know if I’ve missed you in this list!) : Daniel Novomesky, János Csák & Béla Majoros, Eric Huber, Ján Golha
First of all, the problems featuring JF10JT theme, almost thematical. Thanks a lot to the composers for a long waiting for this publication!
(02.06) No.1715 (hs#2.5 ; Rose) – Hans Uitenbroek – “The idea was half a move too short for the Jubilee Tourney”
(02.06) No.1713.1 (h#2 ; Circe) – Aleksey Oganesjan – “with a little ‘cosmetic’ imrpovement to No.1713″
(28.05) No.1714 (h#3 ; Bishop-Locust, Rook-Locust, Royal piece ; Patrol Chess) – Maryan Kerhuel – “theme of JF10JT doubled in each solution, with 2 unpinnings of the same white S” – but with Patrol Chess
(28.05) No.1713 (h#2 ; Circe) – Aleksey Oganesjan – “Almost thematical for JF10JT, but having 2 pieces more” – Three steps for the unpin to happen.
(28.05) No.1712 (#2 ; Rose-Lion ; Anti-Circe) – Michel Caillaud – “Almost JF10JT theme, except that Rose-Lion was not among the allowed Fairy pieces.” – Published with a gratitude for the dedication!
Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson
Coming soon: New publications of original problems will appear after ECSC in Riga 13-15.05.22. Please, don’t hurry to send your new problems now, I might get lost in all different emails and can miss them. – Julia
10.04.2022: Julia’sFairies website celebrates its 10 years! I’m happy to have a real celebration on May 15th, with those of you who arrives to ECSC 2022. The Award of JF10JT will appear right after our prize giving ceremony.
(30.04) No.1711 (PG 11.5 ; All-in-Chess, Kk Chess) – Andrey Frolkin & Chris Tylor & Paul Raican – “The combination All in Chess and Kk Chess shown first time.” – Thank you for the dedication for the ten years of JF!
(30.04) No.1710 (hs#8.5) – Torsten Linß – “Critical moves with switchbacks, bristols, a few Klasinc manoeuvres and a model mate.”
(30.04) No.1709 (s#2 ; Royal Grasshopper ; SAT) – Neal Turner & Henry Tanner – “I’ve included a full commentary – unfortunately it still seems to be necessary.” (NT) – But the editor believes that it is always good to give a comment, and that many readers will appreciate it!
(30.04) No.1708 (hs#4.5 ; Lortap, White Maximummer) – Daniel Novomesky – after Peter Harris No.55
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 email@example.com
This year, the 43th RIFACE(International Meeting in France for Chess Problems Lovers) will take place, as usual. We stay right next to Paris, but this time in Issy-Les-Moulineaux. The hotel has chargeable parking.
Hotel Ibis « Paris Issy les Moulineaux Val de Seine » – 213, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau – 92130 Issy-Les-Moulineaux – 01.47.36.42.00 (GPS : N 48° 49’ 21.05’’ E2° 15’ 25.70’’)
PAY ATTENTION : the French Chess Solving Championship is registered for the World Solving Cup 2021-2022 and will take place Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 15:30 pm.
Thank you to register as soon as possible and no later than Saturday, April 30 2022! – Jerome Auclair
WFCC sanctions in reaction to hostilities in Ukraine are based on the voting result you can see on the official website. I’m glad about some of our decisions, I regret about the voting result related to 11.WCCT. And I’m very much disappointed about the ignorant behavior of some delegates who never appeared on any WFCC meeting and didn’t trouble themselves with the voting. I apologize to all composers who had trust in our organization. Please, stay patient, stay healthy, and I will try to keep JF out of politics, as a fairy garden where fairy composers are always glad to meet each other and to share their creativity.
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JF will continue to publish original problems by individuals from any countries. Our creativity, good will, positive emotions, support to each each other are needed to keep the peace where we can, to calm our minds and to warm our hearts.
This month JF celebrates its 10 years jubilee. Please, join me with the smile!
A Chess Problem Tribute to the James Webb Space Telescope!
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), launched by NASA on 25-Dec-2021, is the most powerful telescope ever launched into space and is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. It is expected to look farther than the Hubble and has created great excitement among the astronomer community. It will uncover details to study and understand the earliest formation and evolution of Galaxies, Stars and Planets, including the origins of life.
The layout of the JWST’s 18 mirrors immediately suggests a hexagonal chessboard which was covered in our classification project. So, here is a hexagonal chess problem to celebrate the JWST!
Chess Problem: Hexagonal Board with 19 squares: a1-a3-c5-e3-e1-c1
Rooks move through the sides of the squares. Bishops move through the corners. Pawns move vertically through the sides of the squares towards their bottom rank (here a1-e1 for BPs) and capture through the edges of the squares to the left or right.
In the last two years, the Andernach meeting had to be cancelled due to COVID19 — now it will take place again: May 26-29 at the Ristorante Bellini, Hochstraße 39, 56626 Andernach, Germany. We will meet there on May 26 from 17:00.
Please organize your own accommodation, but inform Thomas Brand (firstname.lastname@example.org) about your participation and possible contributions to the program. A solving tournament (a bit different than usual) is planned.
Until May many greetings – Hans Gruber and Thomas Brand