JuliasFaries Announcement-020812

02 Aug, 2012

Original Problems @ Julia’sFairies

  • Dear friends, let me present to you a new form of the main page of Original Problems section. If you click on the [Original Problems] tab on the upper menu – you will get a list of all problems published at Julia’sFairies site. The numbers of the problems work as links to them. Click on the number to see the problem on the page where it is published.
  • I’d like to tell a special THANKS! to PETER HARRIS – who has given me an idea of creating this table, suggested the structure of it and helped me with filling in the whole content.
  • I’ve added to the list of the original problems also the originals from the articles written for Julia’sFairies. Like, you will see now the numbers starting from letters “NB” for the problems inside the articles Block of Neutral Battery Piece I,II.
  • I’m sorry if I have made any mistakes in the table or links! I have mistakes from time to time, as I want to do everything as fast as possible. Also, this is my first experience in running the web-site. So, please let me know if you see anything working wrong, or if you have any other suggestions regarding the structure of the site or about the realization! 

Thank you for coming!

Sincerely, Julia

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Updates as of 27-31.Jul /2012:

  • (31.07) It was very nice to get after some break 2 problems from János Mikitovics! See No.60,61 – miniatures, hs#9!  
  • (28.07) A new version of problem No.52 is added – see No.52.1 by Valerio Agostini! I’m happy to send Valerio’s warm regards to the commentators and friends of the site! Thank you!
  • (27.07) An improved version of No.56 is added as a new joint problem – No.56.1 by two authors: Dieter Müller & Petko A.Petkov.
  • (27.07) See one new problem by Peter  HarrisNo.59. I appreciate his dedication of this problem to Petko Petkov!
  • See the unique h#-book by Christopher Feather BLACK TO PLAY – at the Articles page.
  • The main page of Original problems section contains  a list of all published problems now (a new version of it will come soon!)

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26 Jul, 2012

Chris Feather: Black to Play

  • I’d like to announce that an excellent book, that might be called h#-Bible,  BLACK TO PLAY (originally published in 1994 by Friedrich Chlubna, correction of 2012) by the world known expert of this genre Chris Feather  is available from now at Julia’sFairies. Click on the image below to see the whole book (85 pages available for online reading or download): 

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Updates as of 23-25.Jul /2012:

  • (25.07) Nice miniature by Peter Harris, No.58, is added to PAGE-21!
  • (25.07) It’s nice to see  again at the site 2 authors – S. K. Balasubramanian and Pierre Tritten – with their joint problem – No.57PAGE-21.
  • (24.07) 4 new problems are added today! I’m very happy to welcome at the site Václav Kot?šovec and Dieter Müller! And thankful to Peter Harris, who continue to support the site! Please see a very interesting problems: No.53 & No.54  by V.Kot?šovec (PAGE-20), No.55 by P.Harris and No.56 by D.Müller (PAGE-21).
  • (23.07) Welcome to the new author at the site – Valerio Agostini, Italy! See 2 problems by Mr.Agostini – No.51 & No.52 – on PAGE-20! Thank you for participating in the tourney and in this section! 
  • (23.07) One more new problem by Peter Harris  is added to PAGE-19. See No.50! – I’m very pleased to see this number! Thanks a lot to Mr.Harris and to all of you!!
  • The main page of Original problems section contains  a list of all published problems now.


I’m happy to announce an Informal Tourney
for Fairy Problems published in Julia’s Fairies
web-site in 2012!

Problems of any fairy type are allowed! ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

The judge for 2012: N.Shankar Ram – International Master of FIDE, famous Indian composer with more than 40 problems in FIDE Albums, twice placed First in the WCCT Fairy section – the 3rd and 4th WCCT.

Some more information I’ve got from Shankar: 51 years old, born and lives in Bangalore (India), qualified as mechanical engineer, works in I.T. and automation area of a manufacturing company, married for 15 years, has a son of 12. Other interests: computers, music (old indian film songs, western classical, computer generated), interactive fiction, science fiction, rubik’s cube, psychology, philosophy and general reading.

Please send your entries to Julia’s Fairies editor, Julia Vysotska, e-mail: julia@juliasfairies.com same as you’ve sent before for publishing in the site. Already published problems will participate in the tourney as well as the new entries.

The Award will be published in Julia’s Fairies in 2013.

You’re very welcome to participate!

Sincerely, Julia

Site Updates-210712

Updates as of 20-22.Jul /2012:

  • (22.07) My own new problem is added to PAGE-19 No.49Anti-Andernach this time. 
  • (20.07) For SOLVERS!  Two new problems by Peter Harris are added to PAGE-19. Author believes that the problems should be SOLVED first, and then analyzed. See No.47 and No.48. After conversations with Mr.Harris I’ve tried to add a possibility to show or hide the solution. It is added to PAGE-19 and PAGE-15 for now for testing. 
  • (20-21.07) I’m trying to add a possibility for visitors to edit comments. Also, have changed a list of Recent comments. Have some problems with avatars there – visitors’  photos sometimes are visible and sometimes not. Will test all comments-related things.. Please let me know if something goes wrong! Sorry for inconvenience!

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Updates as of 10-18.Jul /2012:

  • (18.07) It’s the first time when I had 3 new problems! to publish in one evening. Warm welcome to the new authors at site – Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) and Kenneth Solja (Finland)! See new problems at PAGE-18: No.44Karol Mlynka, No.45Kenneth Solja, No.46Peter Harris.
  • (17.07) For SOLVERS! One more problem by Peter Harris is added to PAGE-18. Author would like you to SOLVE his No.43! Please try!! I’m grateful to Mr.Harris for his activity!
  • (16.07) Fairy innovations by Zoran Janev are added to PAGE-17 with No.41,42. Thanks a lot to the author for sharing his ideas!
  • (11.07) The separate Tourneys section is created for the tourneys announced by Julia’sFairies and also for the other, external tourneys.
  • (10.07) I’ve added my own problem, Andernach Chess, to PAGE-16 with No.40
  • All articles by Petko A.Petkov and the last issue of Fairings by Christopher Feather published at the site are available from the Articles page. Your articles are very welcome!!

3 months!

My site is 3 months old today!!!

For these 3 months the site is visited by 1238 people from 65 countries. Thank for for coming! Thanks to those, who comes again! I’ll try to do my best to make this site useful and interesting to all of you! And, please, leave your comments for me to know what might be useful to add!