Quartz 44 is online & Quartz TT11

Quartz 44 is online & Quartz TT11

Quartz 44, December 2017, is online at:


Don’t miss Quartz TT11:
Since 1996, Glasgow Chess was very poorly represented and our belief is that this genre has a lot of potential. So, we are launching a thematic tournament, Quartz TT11, for problems with Glasgow Chess rules.
The tourney has two sections: a) fairy problems; b) retro problems.
In both sections, combinations with other genres, fairy units, are allowed, but Vielväterstellung problems are not allowed.
Send problems in an unlimited number to our Director, Dinu-Ioan Nicula, e-mail: nicudin004@yahoo.com, up to July 1, 2018

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Manfred Rittirsch
Manfred Rittirsch
January 19, 2018 09:22

The closing date was mistyped, should be July 1, 2018!

Paul Rãican
Paul Rãican
January 20, 2018 21:58

I’m glad to announce that we now have judges for each section:
a) Paz Einat (fairies)
b) Manfred Rittirsch (retros)

François Labelle
François Labelle
February 10, 2018 18:59

The 1st prize of TT10 (PG 7 & #1, All-in Chess) is cooked:

1.b3 Bb2 2.Bxg7 Bd4 3.Bxa7 Bc5 4.Bxe7 Kxe7 5.Kd6 Kc5 6.Kb4 Be7 7.Kxb3+ Kb2 & 8.Kc1#

The move 6…Be7 can also be played 1 or 2 plies earlier.

This cook was found using the upcoming version of Jacobi which will support All-in Chess as a condition.

Paul Rãican
Paul Rãican
February 12, 2018 15:36

Good job, Francois! I know some good All-in-Chess problems waiting to be verified.

François Labelle
François Labelle
February 16, 2018 19:21
Reply to  Paul Rãican

All-in Chess is now available in Jacobi v0.3. Remember that Jacobi is limited to help games. I tested

PS2772F Chris Tylor
The Problemist Supplement, September 2013
http://theproblemist.org/september-2013 (page 312)

Text representation:
pieces white Ka6 Rh4 Sf4 Ph3h5 black Ka4 Bg4 Pb3e6
stip h#2
cond AllInChess

According to Jacobi, both part (a) and (b) are cooked by mates using the move 2…Bd1#.

1.Be2+ Sxe2+ 2.Sd4 Sb5# (intention)
1.Sd5 Sc3+ 2.Sb1 Bd1#
1.Se2 Sc3+ 2.Sb1 Bd1#
(b) Pb3 -> a3
1.Sxe6 Bxe6+ 2.Bc4+ Bb3# (intention)
1.Sd3 Sc1 2.Kb6 Bd1#
1.Sd3 Kb6 2.Sc1 Bd1#
1.Se2 Sc1 2.Kb6 Bd1#
1.Se2 Kb6 2.Sc1 Bd1#
1.Kb6 Sd3 2.Sc1 Bd1#
1.Kb6 Se2 2.Sc1 Bd1#

February 16, 2018 22:23

Fix: Add white pawn on e2 and black pawn on e3.

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