Compositions tourneys

2# 3# n# hn# sn# studies fairy retro
Memorial tourney Radu Dragoescu C: 31.12.2010
h3#
Jubilee tourney Mohamed Moubarak Ryan - 55 C: 31.12.2010
3-7#
Jubilee tourney The Macedonian Problemist - 10 C: 31.12.2010
h2#
Jubilee tourney Ljubomir Anastasov - 70 C: 31.12.2010
h2#
Jubilee tourney Petre Stojoski - 60 C: 31.12.2010
h2#
Memorial tourney José Figueiredo and Mario Figueiredo C: 31.12.2010
h2#
Memorial tourney Mokhtar Kadiri C: 31.12.2010
h2-n#
Memorial tourney Danka Petkova - 90 C: 31.12.2010
fairy
Jubilee tourney Almiro Zarur - 90 & Ricardo Vieira - 50 C: 31.12.2010
h2#
Felix Sonnenfeld Centenary tourney C: 31.12.2010
h2#
Memorial tourney Arnold Pongrácz - 200 C: 31.12.2010
s6-8#
Jubilee tourney Mikhail Kostilev - 50 C: 30.12.2010
n#
Tourney "Argentina Bicentennial 1810-2010" C: 30.12.2010
studies
Jubilee tourney Harold van der Heijden - 50 C: 18.12.2010
studies
Memorial tourney Mark Gordian -110 C: 1.12.2010
2-6#, h2-6#
2nd Memorial tourney Vladimir Archakov C: 30.11.2010
3#, h3#
4th Memorial tourney Malgorzata Grudzinska C: 30.11.2010
h2,5#, h2#-fairy
Memorial tourney Viktor Kolpakov - 55 C: 29.11.2010
h2#, h3#
Jubilee tourney V. Stcherbina - 55 C: 18.11.2010
4-8#
Jubilee tourney Gennadi Kozjura - 55 C: 12.11.2010
s3-6#
Jubilee tourney Valery Gorbunov - 60 C: 3.11.2010
h2#, h3#, h4#
Tourney AN & YB C: 28.10.2010
3#, studies
Jubilee tourney Yosi Retter - 75 C: 1.10.2010
2#
Jubilee tourney Stefan Dittrich - 60 C: 30.9.2010
2#, n#
Jubilee tourney Rudolf Larin - 70 C: 27.9.2010
n#
Jubilee tourney Oleg Pervakov - 50 C: 16.9.2010
studies
16th Memorial tourney T. Amirov C: 15.9.2010
2#, 3#, n#
15th TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.9.2010
3#, n4-6#
Jubilee tourney Viktor Zhuk - 55 C: 1.9.2010
2#, 3#, n#, studies
PCCC 50th Anniversary Composing Festival C: 10.8.2010
any type
Memorial tourney Vasiliy K. Blucher - 120 C: 1.8.2010
2#, 3#, h2-5#
14th TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.8.2010
n4-6#
Jubilee tourney Miroslav Kasár - 30 C: 22.7.2010
3#
Jubilee tourney Emmanuel Manolas - 60 C: 12.7.2010
3#, h3#, s3#, fairy 3#
Jubilee tourney Sergey Osintsev - 50 C: 8.7.2010
studies
StrateGems miniatures tourney C: 7.7.2010
2#
13th TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.7.2010
3#, n4-6#
12th TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.7.2010
n4-6#
Tourney Csák - Majoros - Pásztor - 2009 (JT David Durham - 75) C: 30.6.2010
h3#, s5-10#
Memorial tourney Ahmed Bennis C: 30.6.2010
3#-7#
Jubilee tourney Vito Rallo - 70 C: 30.6.2010
h3#
Memorial tourney Valentino Ricci C: 30.6.2010
3#
Jubilee tourney Anatoly Karamanits - 60 C: 28.6.2010
n4-12#, h3,5-12#
Jubilee tourney Aaron Hirschenson - 65 C: 26.6.2010
2#
Memorial tourney marshal Aleksandr Mikhajlovitch Vasilevskiy - 115 C: 15.6.2010
2#, 3#, h2-5#
16th TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.6.2010
4#
Jubilee tourney Thierry Le Gleuher - 50 C: 1.6.2010
retro
3rd Thematic tourney Problemist of Ukraine C: 1.6.2010
2#, 3#, n#
11th TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.6.2010
3#, n4-6#, h2-3,5#, s3-5#
Memorial tourney Alexander Pituk C: 31.5.2010
2#
Wola Gulowska - 2010 C: 15.5.2010
2#, 3#, h2#, s2#, s4-6#
Jubilee tourney Yuri Blednov - 85 C: 15.5.2010
3#, h3#
The Belgrade Internet Tourney 2010 C: 1.5.2010
2#, h2#
Memorial tourney Ilja Starinov - 110 C: 1.5.2010
3#, h3#
Memorial tourney Aleksandr Tolush - 100 C: 1.5.2010
studies
Jubilee tourney Sergej Starostenko - 30 C: 1.5.2010
h#
Jubilee tourney Yuri Bilokin - 60 C: 1.5.2010
hn#
Memorial tourney Genrikh Kasparyan - 100 C: 15.4.2010
studies
Jubilee tourney Jaroslav - 1000 C: 15.4.2010
2#, 3#, n#, h3#
Springaren Winter Tourney C: 1.4.2010
all type problems
Jubilee tourney Kjell Widlert - 60 C: 1.4.2010
fairy n#
Memorial tourney Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - 140 C: 21.3.2010
studies
Tourney ECSC 2010 C: 12.3.2010
2#, h2#
27th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 3.3.2010
fairy any type
Tourney Gaivoronskiy Kuryer C: 1.3.2010
2#
FIDE World Cup of Composition 2010 C: 1.3.2010
2#, 3#, n#, studies, h#, s#, fairies, retros
12 th TT Kudesnik C: 25.2.2010
h2#
10 th TT Kudesnik C: 15.2.2010
h2#
Good Companions Quick-Composing Tourneys C: 15.2.2010
fairy, proof games
Jubilee tourney Toma Garai - 75 C: 1.2.2010
h3#
Memorial tourney in honour of Helmut Zajic C: 31.1.2010
fairy h3#
Christmas tourney 2009-2010 C: 17.1.2010 New
fairy all type problems
Jubilee tourney Mikhail Marandyuk - 60 C: 17.1.2010
3#, n#
Olympic tourney on chess problems composing Khanty - Mansiysk – 2010 C: 31.12.2009
2#, 3#, n#, studies, h#, s#, fairies, retros
28th Thematic tourney of Problem-Echo C: 31.12.2009
fairy
Jubilee tourney Marek Kolčák - 50 C: 28.12.2009
hn#, fairy hn#
Jubilee tourney Sergej Borodavkin - 40 C: 10.12.2009
s4-10#
Jubilee tourney Virgil Nestorescu - 80 C: 1.12.2009
3#, studies
20th Memorial tourney E.M. Birnov C: 30.11.2009
2#, 3#, n#, h2#, studies
26th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 11.11.2009
any type
Jubilee tournay Oleg Shalygin - 50 C: 4.11.2009
h2-6#
Memorial tourney Viktor Melnichenko C: 1.11.2009
2#, 3#, n#
The Danish Chess Problem Society - 61th theme tourney C: 31.10.2009
fairy
The Study Tourney NONA 2009 C: 20.10.2009
studies
Spišská borovička - 21st theme tourney C: 16.10.2009
2#, h2#, s2#, r2# etc
Theme tourney for fairy-miniature C: 15.10.2009
fairy any type
7th Romanian Tzuica Tourney C: 14.10.2009
hsn#, hsn=
Jubilee tourney Mark Erenburg - 50 C: 10.10.2009
s4-8#
Theme tourney for set-mate Zilahis C: 1.10.2009
hn# n=>3
Memorial tourney Jakov Vilner - 110 C: 1.10.2009
3#
Jubilee tourney Fadil Abdurahmanović - 70 C: 1.10.2009
h2#
Jubilee tourney Mike Prcic - 70 C: 1.10.2009
h#
Memorial tourney Mikhail Kuznetsov C: 1.9.2009
3#
Tourney OSTROLEKA EU PL C: 1.9.2009
3#
Jubilee tourney Tel Aviv - 100 C: 1.9.2009
studies
10th TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.9.2009
h2-3,5#
Memorial tourney G.Lkhagvasuren C: 31.8.2009
3#
Jubilee tourney Valerij Vlasenko - 70 C: 24.8.2009
studies#
Memorial tourney Aleksandr Baturin - 100 C: 15.8.2009
3#, h3#
League of Macedonian Problemists 2009 C: 10.8.2009
2#, 3#, s2-3#, h2,5#
Memorial tourney Aleksandr Sarychev - 100 C: 2.8.2009
studies
Jubilee tourney Vollenweider-Issler-Gfeller - 75 C: 31.7.2009
2#, 3#, h3#
4th Thematic tourney of the Macedonian Problemist C: 31.7.2009
h2#
Jubilee tourney Aleksandr Semenenko - 50 & Valery Semenenko - 50 C: 25.7.2009
h2#, h3#, hn#
Liga Problemista 2009 2nd round C: 1.7.2009
h3#
9th TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.7.2009
3#, 4-6#, h2#, h3#, s2-4#
Jubilee tourney Viktor Chepizny - 75 C: 1.7.2009
h2#, s3#
TT Informal tourney PROBLEM-ECHO 2009 C: 30.6.2009
3#, 4#, h2#
Jubilee tourney Roberto Osorio - 55 C: 30.6.2009
proof games
Memorial tourney Tarik Rrhioua C: 30.6.2009
h2-7#
Tourney Csák - Majoros - Pásztor - 2009 (JT János Csák - 60) C: 30.6.2009
h3#, s5-10#
Jubilee tourney Varusschlacht 2000 C: 30.6.2009
3#, 4#
Memorial tourney Richard Réti C: 30.6.2009
studies
Jubilee tourney Yuri Trepalin - 70 C: 1.6.2009
2#, h2#
8th TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.6.2009
h3-4#
Tourney Messigny 2009 C: 31.5.2009
2#, 3#, hn#, rn, fairies, PG
Memorial tourney Aleksej Kopnin C: 15.5.2009
2#, 3#, hn#, studies
Wola Gulowska - 2009 C: 15.5.2009
2#, 3#, h2#, s2#, s4-6#
25th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 5.5.2009
any type
7th TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.5.2009
3#
Memorial tourney Vladimir Bron -100 C: 1.5.2009
2#, 3#, n#, studies, hn#, sn#
Memorial tourney Rashid Chatjamov C: 1.5.2009
studies
Jubilee tourney Ľuboš Kekely - 50 C: 25.4.2009
studies
Internet Tourney of 5th European Chess Solving Championship C: 15.4.2009
2#,h3#
Tourney "100 issues harmonie" C: 10.4.2009
fairy sn#, rn#
Springarens Winter Tourney 2008 – 2009 C: 1.4.2009
all type
Jubilee tourney Aleksandr Elizarov - 75 C: 1.4.2009
fairy
Kudesnik - JT A.Dikusarov-80, V.Chepizhny-75, A.Shahnazarjan-70 C: 1.4.2009
3#, 4-5#
Jubilee tourney Cedric Lytton - 70 C: 31.3.2009
fairy
Tourney of 17th Slovak Chess Solving Championship C: 20.3.2009
2#,3#, n#, h#, s#, studies
Memorial tourney Klaus-Peter Zuncke C: 9.3.2009
3#, n#
Tourney Bagration - 1944 C: 1.3.2009
h3#, s2-10#
Jubilee tourney Viktor Kichigin - 60 C: 1.2.2009 New
4#
Jubilee tourney Albinas Bičiušas - 70 C: 25.1.2009
hn#, sn#
French composition tourney C: 18.1.2009 New
fairy
Studies in memoriam Bobby Fischer C: 17.1.2009
studies
Thematic tourney Zhigulevskie Zori 2008 C: 31.12.2008
3#, n#, h2-3#, s2-5#, studies
ARVES 20th Anniversary tourney C: 31.12.2008
studies
Tourney www.chessplayer.ro C: 31.12.2008
h2#
Tourney 110 years of "CAISSANA BRASILEIRA" C: 31.12.2008
3#
Thematic tourney of Die Schwalbe - take&make C: 31.12.2008
fairy
27th Thematic tourney of Problem-Echo C: 31.12.2008
h2-4#
9th thematic tourney Kudesnik C: 30.12.2008
n#
Jubilee tourney Norbert Geissler - 50 C: 30.11.2008
h3-n#
Jubilee tourney Vladimir Chernous - 75 C: 16.11.2008
h3#, s3-4#
7th TT Quartz C: 1.11.2008
PG/retro
Jubilee tourney Yves Tallec - 80 C: 31.10.2008
hn#
Jubilee tourney Živko Janevski - 55 C: 30.10.2008
h3#
Tourney Serock 2008 C: 15.10.2008
3#/s3#/h2,5#
24th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 10.10.2008
any type
Tourney OSTROLEKA EU PL C: 1.10.2008
2#
6th TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.10.2008
fairy h3#
Jubilee tourney Givi Mosiashvili - 60 C: 30.9.2008
2#
Memorial tourney Jean-Michel Trillon C: 30.9.2008
fairy
Jubilee tourney David Gurgenidze - 55 C: 26.9.2008
studies
5th TT Chess Leopolis C: 15.9.2008
h2-3#
Spišská borovička - 20th theme tourney C: 5.9.2008
2#, h2#, s2#, r2# etc
Thematic tourney Zhigulevskie Zori 2008 C: 1.9.2008
3#, n#, h2-3#, s2-5#, studies
Jubilee tourney Ivan Bondar - 50 C: 1.9.2008
2#, 3#, n#, studies
Memorial tourney Richard Büchner - 100 C: 1.9.2008
2#
15th Memorial tourney Amirov C: 1.9.2008
2#/3#/n#
4th TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.9.2008
h2-3,5#
Jubilee tourney Eugeniusz Iwanow - 75 C: 31.8.2008
s3#, h3=
Tourney Marian Wróbel - 100 C: 31.8.2008
3#
Jubilee tourney Leopold Szwedowski - 75 C: 31.8.2008
3#
Jubilee tourney Roméo Bédoni - 80 C: 31.8.2008
fairy
Jubilee tourney Dieter Werner - 50 C: 31.7.2008
sn#
Tourney Bakonyoszlop - 2008 C: 31.7.2008
2#/h2#/fairy h2#
The Study Tourney NONA 2008 C: 20.7.2008
studies
Jubilee tourney Pál Benkö - 80 C: 15.7.2008
studies
Jubilee tourney Boris Maslov - 70 C: 1.7.2008
2#
Tourney Csák - Majoros 2008 (Jubilee tourney József Pásztor - 50) C: 30.6.2008
h3#/s5-10#
Jubilee tourney Bruno Kampmann & Maryan Kerhuel - 60 C: 30.6.2008
fairy n#
Memorial tourney Santi Pirrone C: 30.6.2008
h2#
Memorial tourney Giorgio Mirri C: 30.6.2008
3#
Jubilee tourney Springaren - 60 C: 1.6.2008
h3-4#/s4-8#
Jubilee tourney Pavel Arinushkin - 75 C: 1.6.2008
2#/3#
Jubilee tourney Georgi Hadzi Vaskov - 60 C: 31.5.2008
2#
Jubilee tourney Michel Caillaud - 50 C: 31.5.2008
fairy s2-8#/PG
Jubilee tourney Juraj Brabec - 70 C: 26.5.2008
2#/fairy 2#
Wola Gulowska - 2008 C: 15.5.2008
2#/3#/h2#/s2#/s4-6#/fairy s2#
Jubilee tourney Alexej Fajzulin - 20 C: 1.5.2008
2#/3#/4-6#
Study composing tourney C: 1.5.2008
studies
Jubilee tourney Kursk 1943 C: 1.5.2008
h2#/h3#
Jubilee tourney Vadim Vinokurov - 55 C: 1.5.2008
h3#
Jubilee tourney Yuri Lazarev - 85 C: 1.5.2008
2#/3#/n#/hn#/sn#
Jubilee tourney Viktor Kaljagin - 55 C: 1.5.2008
studies
2nd TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.5.2008
h2-3,5#
3rd TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.5.2008
h2#
5th Belgrade Internet Composing tourney C: 28.4.2008
2#, h2#
Jubilee tourney Yuri Antonov - 60 C: 15.4.2008
2#
Jubilee tourney Alexander Fica - 60 C: 31.3.2008
n#
Jubilee tourney Tode Ilievski - 55 C: 31.3.2008
hn#
202nd TT Die Schwalbe - Jubilee tourney Gerhard Josten - 70 C: 31.3.2008
2#/3#/n#/studies
Jubilee tourney Paul Raican - 50 C: 31.3.2008
fairy/PG
Jubilee tourney Manne Persson - 90 C: 29.3.2008
h2#
Jubilee tourney Ján Valuška - 60 C: 21.3.2008
2#
23rd TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 3.3.2008
fairy
Jubilee tourney Aleksej Borisenko - 70 C: 1.3.2008
n5-20#/h5-20#
Jubilee tourney Aleksandr Melnichuk - 50 C: 1.3.2008
2#/3#/n#
Feather twins tourney C: 29.2.2008
hn#
Jubilee tourney Aleksandr Feoktistov - 60 C: 28.2.2008
n#/h3,5-4#/s3-8#
Memorial tourney Pentti Sola - 100 C: 28.2.2008
h2#/fairy
Jubilee tourney Yves Tallec - 80 C: 28.2.2008
hn#
Jubilee tourney Mário Matouš - 60 C: 20.2.2008
studies
Jubilee tourney Valentin Rudenko - 70 C: 19.2.2008
2#/3#/4#/h2#/s2#/fairy
Liga Problemista 2008 1st Round C: 1.2.2008
h2#
Theme tourney Problemist of Ukraine C: 31.1.2008
3#
Jubilee tourney Marcel Doré - 75 C: 31.1.2008
studies
Memorial tourney Byron Zappas C: 31.1.2008
2#
Christmas tourney C: 20.1.2008
fairy/PG/retro
Jubilee tourney Manfred Zucker - 70 C: 15.1.2008
n#/sn#
Memorial tourney Vladimir Tishenko C: 1.1.2008
3#
1st TT Problem Paradise C: 1.1.2008
fairy
199th TT Die Schwalbe Chess Olympics 2008 in Dresden C: 31.12.2007
2#/n#/hn#/s3#/studies
Jubilee tourney Romolo Ravarini - 90 C: 31.12.2007
h2#
Jubilee tourney Paz Einat - 50 & Ofer Comay - 50 C: 31.12.2007
2#/h3-n#
Jubilee tourney Aleksandar Popovski - 75 C: 31.12.2007
s3#
Jubilee tourney Zoran Gavrilovski - 40 C: 31.12.2007
2#/3#/h2#/s3#
Construction competition "Long helpmates" of "harmonie" C: 31.12.2007
hn#
Jubilee tourney Chris Feather - 60 C: 31.12.2007
h2#
Jubilee tourney Nikola Stolev - 60 C: 31.12.2007
h3#
201st TT Die Schwalbe C: 31.12.2007
hn#/shn#
Jubilee tourney Kenneth Solja - 50 C: 31.12.2007
hn#
200th TT Die Schwalbe C: 31.12.2007
studies
Memorial tourney Miroslav Havel - 50 C: 31.12.2007
3#/4#
Jubilee tourney Mohamed Jamal Elbaz - 50 C: 31.12.2007
2#/h2#
26th Thematic tourney Problem - Echo C: 31.12.2007
fairy h2#
Memorial tourney Lev Tamkov - 70 C: 1.12.2007 Updated
studies
Jubilee tourney Oto Mihalčo - 50 C: 1.12.2007
n#
Jubilee tourney Tadeusz Lehmann - 50 C: 30.11.2007
h2#
19th Memorial tourney E.M. Birnov C: 30.11.2007
2#/3#/n#/h2#/studies
Jubilee tourney Unto Heinonen - 60 C: 30.11.2007
h3#/fairy
22nd TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 11.11.2007
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Memorial tourney Hrvoje Bartolovic C: 3.11.2007
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Memorial tourney S. Fedorov - 80 C: 1.11.2007
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Liga Problemista 2007 4th Round C: 1.11.2007
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Corus Endgame Studies Composing Tourney C: 1.11.2007
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League of Macedonian Problemist 2007 C: 31.10.2007
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6th Thematic tourney of PAT A MAT C: 31.10.2007
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50th WCCC - tourneys C: 19.10.2007
Spišská borovička - 19th theme tourney C: 19.10.2007
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5th Romanian Tzuica tourney C: 17.10.2007
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Vodka tourney C: 17.10.2007
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9th Ukrainian Folk Crafts tourney C: 17.10.2007
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7th Japanese Sake tourney C: 17.10.2007
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5th Grappa tourney C: 17.10.2007
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French Champagne tourney C: 17.10.2007
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8th Moskovskaya Matreshka tourney C: 17.10.2007
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10th SABRA tourney C: 17.10.2007
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Jubilee tourney Frank Fiedler - 50 C: 18.10.2007
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Memorial tourney Alois Nagler - 100 C: 1.10.2007
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2nd Theme Tourney of Mat Plus C: 1.10.2007
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Memorial tourney Vladimir Korolkov - 100 C: 30.9.2007
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Jubilee tourney Enzo Minerva - 45 C: 16.9.2007
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Springaren summer tourney C: 15.9.2007
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Jubilee tourney Gennadi Chumakov - 65 C: 9.9.2007
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Jubilee tourney Ramutis Juozenas - 70 C: 1.9.2007
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1st TT Chess Leopolis C: 1.9.2007
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Jubilee tourney Valery Kopyl - 50 C: 1.9.2007
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Informal tourney PZR & Feniks C: 30.8.2007
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Blitz Tourney NONA 2007 C: 17.8.2007
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Jubilee tourney István Bilek - 75 C: 11.8.2007
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Liga Problemista 2007 3rd Round C: 1.8.2007
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Memorial tourney Valentin Lukjanov - 60 C: 1.8.2007
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Jubilee tourney Bo Lindgren - 80 C: 1.8.2007
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Jubilee tourney Mark Dvoretski - 60 C: 1.8.2007
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Tourney Serock 2007 C: 1.8.2007
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Kyiv Tetrathlon-Jubilee tourneys Mark Basistyj - 50 and Andrey Frolkin - 50 C: 1.7.2007
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Tourney Csák - Majoros 2007 (in memoriam Ferenc Istokovics-70) C: 30.6.2007
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Theme Tourney of www.magyarsakkszerzok.com C: 30.6.2007
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Jubilee tourney Horst Böttger – 70 & Reinhardt Fiebig - 70 C: 30.6.2007
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ECSC Composing Tourney C: 25.6.2007
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Memorial tourney Wladyslaw Rosolak C: 15.6.2007
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Tourney Scacchi & Dintorni C: 10.6.2007
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Jubilee tourney Alexej Ivunin - 60 C: 1.6.2007
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Jubilee tourney B. Olimpiev - 70 C: 1.6.2007
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Memorial tourney Piotr Stepanov C: 1.6.2007
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Memorial tourney Pavel Babitch C: 1.6.2007
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Memorial tourney A. Kozlov C: 1.6.2007
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Jubilee tourney Christer Jonsson - 60 C: 1.6.2007
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Jubilee tourney Viktor Bene - 60 C: 1.6.2007
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23th TT Scacchi e Scienze Applicate C: 31.5.2007
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Jubilee tourney Vazha Neidze - 70 C: 31.5.2007
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Jubilee tourney László Zoltán - 65 C: 22.5.2007
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Wola Gulowska - 2007 C: 15.5.2007
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21th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 5.5.2007
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Liga Problemista 2007 2nd Round C: 1.5.2007
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Jubilee tourney Nikolai Belchikov - 60 C: 1.5.2007
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Jubilee tourney Evgeni Dvizov - 70 C: 1.5.2007
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Tourney Stalingrad 1942 C: 1.5.2007
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The 4th Belgrade Internet Composing tourney C: 15.4.2007
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Jubilee tourney Viktor A. Razumenko - 70 C: 31.3.2007
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Jubilee tourney Stefan Parzuch - 70 C: 31.3.2007
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Jubilee tourney Jaroslav Polášek - 50 & Emil Vlasák - 50 C: 30.3.2007
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Jubilee tourney Krasimir Gandev - 60 C: 21.3.2007
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Jubilee tourney Lkhundevin Togookhuu - 60 C: 18.3.2007
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Jubilee tourney Iuri Akobia - 70 C: 15.3.2007
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Memorial tourney Ladislav Salai sr. C: 15.3.2007
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Jubilee tourney Evgenij M. Bogdanov - 55 C: 27.2.2007
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Liga Problemista 1/2007 C: 1.2.2007
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Tourney Ribinsk 7th days C: 1.2.2007
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Jubilee tourney Yuri Gordian - 70 C: 1.2.2007
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Jubilee tourney Vladimir Kozhakin - 50 C: 1.2.2007
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Jubilee tourney Dijan Kostadinov - 25 C: 21.1.2007
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Jubilee tourney Evgeni Dvizov - 70 C: 15.1.2007
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1st Theme Tourney of Mat Plus C: 15.1.2007
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Jubilee tourney Viktor J. Abrosimov - 65 C: 1.1.2007
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Tourney for Beginners C: 1.1.2007
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Jubilee tourney Petre Stojoski - 55 C: 31.12.2006
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Jubilee tourney Alfred Gschwend - 80 C: 31.12.2006
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Memorial tourney M. Bakkali C: 31.12.2006
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Memorial tourney K. Skalli C: 31.12.2006
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25th Thematic tourney Problem-Echo C: 31.12.2006
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Memorial tourney Alex Casa C: 31.12.2006
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Jubilee tourney Ján Golha - 50 C: 30.12.2006
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8th thematic tourney Kudesnik C: 30.12.2006
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Jubilee tourney Ľudovít Lačný - 80 C: 8.12.2006
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Jubilee tourney Jorge Joaquin Lois - 60 C: 5.12.2006
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Jubilee tourney Waldemar Tura - 64 C: 26.11.2006
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Warszawa 2006 Quick tourney C: 1.11.2006
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3rd tourney the magazine Albino C: 1.11.2006
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Jubilee tourney LVIV – 750 C: 1.11.2006
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Croatia 2006 Quick tourney C: 30.10.2006
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Memorial tourney Talip Amirov C: 25.10.2006
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197th TT Die Schwalbe Memorial Karl Fabel -100 C: 20.10.2006
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Tourney of magazine Olimpiya dunyasi C: 20.10.2006
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Jubilee tourney Dieter Müller - 60 C: 14.10.2006
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Jubilee tourney Hermann Weissauer - 85 C: 4.10.2006
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Tourney of magazine Kaspiy C: 1.10.2006
Jubilee tourney Salman Javadzade - 70 C: 30.9.2006
Jubilee tourney Mejnun Vahidov - 60 C: 30.9.2006
Moscow tourney 2006 C: 15.9.2006
13th Thematic tourney Harmonie C: 15.9.2006
8th TT Mystetski shakhy Jubileee tourney Aleksandr Skrynnik - 50 C: 14.9.2006
Jubilee tourney Nikolay V. Rezvov - 85 C: 1.9.2006
9th TT Mystetski shakhy Memorial tourney Dmitrij Kanonik C: 1.9.2006
Jubilee tourney Harry Fougiaxis - 40 C: 31.8.2006
Jubilee tourney Kostas Prentos - 40 C: 31.8.2006
Jubilee tourney Aurel Karpati - 90 C: 24.8.2006
20th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 8.8.2006
Spišská borovička - 18th theme tourney C: 4.8.2006
Becherovka -7th theme tourney C: 3.8.2006
Grappa - 4th theme tourney C: 2.8.2006
Moskovskaya Matreshka - 7th theme tourney C: 2.8.2006
Vodka theme tourney C: 2.8.2006
Ukrainian Folk Crafts - 8th theme tourney C: 2.8.2006
Romanian Tzuica - 4th theme tourney C: 2.8.2006
5 Days Composing Tourney for Joints C: 2.8.2006
9th SABRA theme tourney C: 2.8.2006
Champagne tourney C: 2.8.2006
Jubilee tourney Evgenij Shapovalov - 65 C: 1.8.2006
Jubilee tourney Jurij Gorbatenko - 60 C: 1.8.2006
Tourney Der Standard - 1000th Chess problem C: 31.7.2006
Tourney for longest help-stalemate C: 31.7.2006
Memorial tourney Mihal Olariu C: 31.7.2006
15th Thematic tourney Phénix C: 31.7.2006
Jubilee tourney Václav Kotěšovec - 50 C: 29.7.2006
Jubilee tourney Vladimir Shumarin - 65 C: 16.7.2006
Springaren summer tourney C: 15.7.2006
1st Thematic tourney Problemesis C: 30.6.2006
Tourney Csák - Majoros 2006 C: 30.6.2006
Memorial tourney C.M. Bent C: 30.6.2006
NONA 2006 C: 20.6.2006
Memorial tourney Alexander Hildebrand C: 15.6.2006
StrateGems Thematic Tourney C: 1.6.2006
Memorial tourney Jan Hannelius C: 1.6.2006
Memorial tourney Drago Biscan C: 31.5.2006
Wola Gulowska - 2006 C: 15.5.2006
Jubilee tourney Aleksandr Azhusin - 55 C: 9.5.2006
Memorial tourney Nikolay Glinski C: 1.5.2006
Memorial tourney Azat Sadykov C: 1.5.2006
Memorial tourney Elisey Lebedkin - 70 C: 1.5.2006
Memorial tourney Marsil Gafarov - 70 C: 1.5.2006
Jubilee tourney Vladimir Poponin - 50 C: 1.5.2006
Jubilee tourney Valeri Kirillov - 55 C: 1.5.2006
Jubilee tourney Vladimir Zheltonozhko - 64 C: 1.5.2006
Tourney First Saturday C: 30.4.2006
Memorial tourney Attila Schneider C: 30.4.2006
Die Schwalbe 196th TT - Memorial tourney Alois Johandl C: 30.4.2006
Jubilee tourney Viktor Volchek - 40 C: 17.4.2006
Memorial tourney Friedrich Chlubna C: 15.4.2006
The 3rd Belgrade Internet Composing tourney C: 5.4.2006
Tourney Serock 2006 C: 1.4.2006
22° T.T. Scacchi e Scienze Applicate C: 31.3.2006
Jubilee tourney Harri Hurme - 60 C: 31.3.2006
Jubilee tourney Zlatko Mihajloski - 60 C: 15.3.2006
Theme tourney The Problemist C: 28.2.2006
Jubilee tourney Imants Dulbergs - 70 C: 6.2.2006
19th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 2.2.2006
Jubilee tourney Velimir Kalandadze - 70 C: 31.1.2006
Internet memorial tourney Drago Biscan C: 31.1.2006
Jubilee tourney Alex N. Dashkovsky - 50 C: 14.1.2006
Jubilee tourney Michail Gershinsky - 70 C: 11.1.2006
Memorial tourney V. Kolpakov C: 1.1.2006
Jubilee tourney Leonid Lyubashevsky - 50 C: 1.1.2006
Jubilee tourney Michael Grushko - 50 C: 1.1.2006
Memorial tourney Vladimir M. Artchakov C: 31.12.2005
Die Schwalbe 195th TT - Jubilee tourney Achim Schöneberg - 50 C: 31.12.2005
15th Meeting of Solidarity C: 31.12.2005
24th Thematic tourney Problem - Echo C: 31.12.2005
Jubilee tourney Miroslav Bílý - 60 C: 31.12.2005
Tourney Hans Christian Andersen - 200 C: 31.12.2005
Endgame tourney C: 31.12.2005
Jubilee tourney Vladimir Persiyanov - 50 C: 30.12.2005
Jubilee tourney Boško Milošeski - 60 C: 24.12.2005
Memorial tourney Emil Palkoska - 50 C: 15.12.2005
Jubilee tourney Henry Tanner - 50 C: 9.12.2005
League of Macedonian Problemists 2004-2005 C: 1.12.2005
Tourney Efim Ruchlis - 80 C: 1.12.2005
18th Memorial tourney Z. Birnov C: 30.11.2005
Jubilee tourney Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission - 35 C: 20.11.2005
Jubilee tourney Pavlos Moutecidis - 75 C: 7.11.2005
Jubilee tourney John Nunn - 50 C: 30.10.2005
Jubilee tourney Gennadij Kozjura - 50 C: 15.10.2005
7th TT Mystetski shakhy C: 14.10.2005
18th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 10.10.2005
Memorial tourney Konstantin K. Sucharev C: 8.10.2005
Liga Problemista 2005 - 3rd round C: 30.9.2005
Memorial tourney Vladimir M. Artchakov C: 24.9.2005
Springaren summer tourney C: 15.9.2005
Moscow tourney 2005 C: 15.9.2005
Jubilee tourney Alexandr Mikholap - 35 C: 12.9.2005
Spišská borovička - 17th theme tourney C: 9.9.2005
6th Japanese Sake Tourney C: 7.9.2005
French Champagne Tourney C: 7.9.2005
"Uralsky Problemist" Study Tourney C: 7.9.2005
Vodka Tourney C: 7.9.2005
3rd Romanian Tzuica Tourney C: 7.9.2005
7th Ukrainian Folk Crafts Tourney C: 7.9.2005
Jubilee tourney N. Shishkin - 45 C: 1.9.2005
Tourney Serock 2005 C: 31.8.2005
Problem Online Proof game task tournament C: 12.8.2005
Jubilee tourney Nikolai Dimitrov - 75 C: 1.8.2005
Die Schwalbe - 80 (Die Schwalbe 192nd TT) C: 1.8.2005
Informal tourney PZR & Feniks C: 1.8.2005
Memorial tourney László Lindner C: 31.7.2005
Jubilee tourney Juraj G. Fokin - 80 C: 11.7.2005
193rd Thematic tourney Die Schwalbe C: 1.7.2005
2nd tourney the magazine Albino C: 1.7.2005
Jubilee tourney Nikolay Pletenev - 55 C: 1.7.2005
Jubilee tourney Asat Sadykov - 70 C: 1.7.2005
Memorial tourney Vladimir Rychkov - 50 C: 1.7.2005
Memorial tourney Jury Ljaljushkin - 70 C: 1.7.2005
Jubilee tourney Eduard Stoffelen - 70 C: 1.7.2005
Informal tourney PROBLEM-ECHO C: 30.6.2005
17th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 30.6.2005
Tourney Csák - Majoros 2005 (Jubilee tourney Majoros Béla - 50) C: 30.6.2005
Jubilee tourney O. Rabinovitch - 75 C: 10.6.2005
Tourney Legnica 2005 C: 1.6.2005
Jubilee tourney Toma Garai - 70 C: 27.5.2005
7th thematic tourney Kudesnik C: 20.5.2005
NONA 2005 C: 1.5.2005
Jubilee tourney G. Kasparyan - 95 C: 1.5.2005
The 2nd Belgrade Internet QCT C: 10.4.2005
12th thematic tourney Diagrammes C: 31.3.2005
Springaren Christmas tourney C: 15.3.2005
Tourney newspaper Rabotchij kraj -100 C: 1.3.2005
Memorial tourney S. A. Iljasov C: 1.3.2005
Jubilee tourney Kari Valtonen - 50 C: 1.3.2005
Latvian composing tourney C: 1.1.2005
3rd thematic tourney of magazine The Ural's Problemist C: 1.1.2005
23rd thematic tourney Problem-Echo C: 31.12.2004
Memorial tourney Ludvik Štěpán - 100 C: 31.12.2004
4th TT Pat a Mat C: 31.12.2004
Humor - Theme tourney C: 31.12.2004
Jubilee tourney Štefan Sovík - 60 C: 29.12.2004
Jubilee tourney Zdeněk Libiš - 50 C: 24.12.2004
Jubilee tourney prof. Oscar Bonivento - 90 C: 20.11.2004
Jubilee tourney Aleksej M. Ugnivenko - 65 C: 18.11.2004
Tourney Problem chess school Valentin Rudenko C: 15.11.2004
Jubilee tourney Evgenij Migdal - 50 C: 31.10.2004
Memorial tourney Alexander Pituk - 100 C: 26.10.2004
Memorial tourney A. V. Saryčev - 95 C: 15.10.2004
5th TT Mystetski shakhy JT Leonid Topko - 65 C: 14.10.2004
6th TT Mystetski shakhy C: 14.10.2004
Jubilee tourney Jouwert Turkstra - 70 C: 1.10.2004
Memorial tourney Edgar Holladay C: 1.10.2004
Tourney IMSCORP - 30 C: 1.10.2004
15th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 30.9.2004
Jubilee tourney Brian Stephenson - 50 C: 25.9.2004
Jubilee tourney Albert Michailovič Beljavskij - 70 C: 24.9.2004
Moscow tourney C: 15.9.2004
Spišská borovička - 16th thematical tourney C: 10.9.2004
Japanese Sake tourney C: 8.9.2004
2nd Romanian Tzuica tourney C: 8.9.2004
Novovoronež atomic station - 40 C: 1.9.2004
6th Thematic tourney Quartz C: 1.9.2004
Internet composing tourney - Halkidiki 2004 C: 31.8.2004
Jubilee tourney Nikolay D. Mansarlijskij - 50 C: 31.8.2004
Memorial tourney Mircea Manolescu C: 31.8.2004
Jubilee tourney Amatzia Avni - 50 C: 31.8.2004
Jubilee tourney Ladislav Salai sr. - 70 C: 19.8.2004
Jubilee tourney Karol Mlynka - 60 C: 11.8.2004
Jubilee tourney Viktor Alexandrovič Melničenko - 65 C: 1.8.2004
Memorial tourney Luigi Vitale C: 31.7.2004
Memorial tourney Dr. Milan R. Vukcevich C: 1.7.2004
Jubilee tourney Givi Mosiashvili - 55 C: 30.6.2004
Tourney Csák - Majoros 2004 (Jubilee tourney Csák János - 55) C: 30.6.2004
12th Thematic tourney Harmonie C: 30.6.2004
Jubilee tourney Evžen Pavlovský & Jaroslav Pospíšil - 70 C: 30.6.2004
Jubilee tourney Wolfgang Dittmann - 70 (Die Schwalbe 190th TT) C: 30.6.2004
Jubilee tourney Nikolaj Zujev - 50 C: 30.6.2004
Jubilee tourney Pál Benkö - 75 C: 15.6.2004
Jubilee tourney Sergej Alexandrovič Šedej - 64 C: 9.6.2004
The Belgrade International problem chess festival C: 5.6.2004
2nd thematic tourney of magazine The Ural's Problemist C: 1.6.2004
14th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 31.5.2004
Jubilee tourney David Gurgenidze - 50 C: 31.5.2004
Jubilee tourney Pietro Rossi - 80 C: 26.5.2004
Wola Gulowska - 2004 C: 15.5.2004
1st tourney the magazine Albino C: 15.5.2004
59 anniversaries of the Victory on fascist Germany C: 9.5.2004
Tourney the magazine Žigulevskie zory C: 1.5.2004
Memorial tourney Stepan Pavlovich Cyrulik C: 1.5.2004
Jubilee tourney Tchervonyi Girnyk-30 C: 1.5.2004
Jubilee tourney Milan Svrček-40 C: 23.4.2004
Jubilee tourney Jevgenij Fomičev-40 C: 13.4.2004
Tourney Serock 2004 C: 31.3.2004
Jubilee tourney Ivan Jarolín-50 C: 31.3.2004
Memorial tourney Dr. Slobodan Mladenovič C: 31.3.2004
191th TT Die Schwalbe C: 29.2.2004
Jubilee tourney Viktor Chepizhny-70 C: 18.2.2004
13th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 15.2.2004
Memorial tourney Malgorzata Grudzinska C: 31.1.2004
Jubilee tourney G. Bouma-80 C: 1.1.2004
Jubilee tourney Orbit - 5 C: 31.12.2003
Jubilee tourney Hans Peter Rehm-60 C: 28.11.2003
Memorial tourney S. Birnov C: 20.11.2003
Jubilee tourney Problem chess in Lahti-10 C: 31.10.2003
Israel Schiffmann centenary tourney C: 31.10.2003
Jubilee tourney Michal Hlinka-50 C: 25.10.2003
Tourney "Mystetski shakhy" 2000-2003 C: 14.10.2003
Thematical tourney RIA (Vinnitsa) C: 1.10.2003
14th Meeting of solidarity C: 1.10.2003
24° Thematical tourney Problemkiste C: 30.9.2003
Jubilee tourney Živko Janevski-50 C: 1.9.2003
League of Macedonian Problemists 2002-2003 C: 1.9.2003
5. Thematical tourney Quartz C: 1.9.2003
12th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 31.8.2003
Jubilee tourney Hemmo Axt-60 C: 31.8.2003
Spišská borovička-15th thematical tourney C: 1.8.2003
StrateGems 5th Anniversary Tourney C: 31.7.2003
Jubilee tourney Borisas Gelpernas-50 C: 31.7.2003
Jubilee tourney Mechislovas Rimkus-60 C: 31.7.2003
Jubilee tourney Fritz Hoffmann-70 C: 31.7.2003
Jubilee tourney "The Ural's Problemist" - 10 C: 1.7.2003
Jubilee tourney Juriy Lasarev-80 C: 1.7.2003
Jubilee tourney Valeriy Shavyrin-50 C: 1.7.2003
Jubilee tourney Viktor Kaljagin-50 C: 1.7.2003
Jubilee tourney Rashid Hatjamov-60 C: 1.7.2003
Memorial tourney Alexey Kopnin C: 1.7.2003
Jubilee tourney Hrvoje Bartolovič-70 C: 30.6.2003
Tourney Csák - Majoros C: 30.6.2003
Memorial tourney Jean Zeller C: 30.6.2003
Jubilee tourney Aharon Hirschenson-60 C: 27.6.2003
Jubilee tourney Bedrich Formánek-70 C: 6.6.2003
Blitz tourney Wroclaw 2003 C: 31.5.2003
Memorial tourney Henryk Zuk C: 25.5.2003
Wola Gulowska-2003 C: 15.5.2003
46th WCCC Moscow - Tourney C: 1.5.2003
Jubilee tourney "300 year Petrozavodsk" C: 1.5.2003
Jubilee tourney Tode Ilievski-50 C: 30.4.2003
Jubilee tourney Tadashi Wakashima-50 C: 30.4.2003
Jubilee tourney Newman Guttman-75 C: 4.4.2003
Jubilee tourney Gerhard Josten-65 C: 1.4.2003
19. Thematic tourney Scacchi e Scienze Applicate C: 31.3.2003
Memorial tourney Liburkin C: 31.3.2003
11th TT Chess Composition Microweb C: 28.2.2003
Memorial tourney B. Pustovov C: 10.2.2003
Jubilee tourney Karel Sobek-95 C: 6.2.2003
Jubilee tourney V. Metlickij-60 C: 15.1.2003
Jubilee tourney Enrico Paoli-95 C: 13.1.2003
Jubilee tourney J. Roslov-40 C: 9.1.2003
Jubilee tourney Youri Averbach-80 C: 1.1.2003
Jubilee tourney Alexander Popovski-70 C: 31.12.2002
Jubilee tourney Gianni Donati-50 C: 31.12.2002
Jubilee tourney Herbert Ahues - 80 C: 31.12.2002
Jubilee tourney Tim Krabbé - 60 C: 31.12.2002
Jubilee tourney Zoltán Labai - 60 C: 31.12.2002
Jubilee tourney Jozef Havran - 50 C: 31.12.2002
Thematical tourney Jornal do Solucionismo C: 31.12.2002
Jubilee tourney Vladislav Buňka - 65 C: 30.12.2002
Jubilee tourney Jiří Jelínek - 50 C: 15.12.2002
Jubilee tourney Nikola Stolev-55 C: 6.12.2002
Jubilee tourney Eero Bensdorff - 80 C: 1.12.2002
2. Thematical tourney Rozmaitosci szachowe C: 31.10.2002
Jubilee tourney Zvonimir Hernitz - 65 C: 30.10.2002
Composition tourney " Magadan - 2002 " C: 20.10.2002
Jubilee tourney Antonio Garofalo - 50 C: 19.10.2002
Composition tourney " Magadan - 2002 " C: 10.10.2002
Jubilee tourney Jan Hannelius - 85 C: 1.10.2002
10. Thematical tourney Chess Composition Microweb C: 30.9.2002
Spišská Borovička - 14th thematical tourney C: 6.9.2002
Jubilee tourney Menachem Witztum - 50 C: 2.9.2002
Jubilee tourney Alex Casa - 70 C: 1.9.2002
4. Thematical tourney Quartz C: 1.9.2002
Internet Composing Tourney Portoroz 2002 C: 31.8.2002
Memorial tourney Ernst Hasselkus ( Die Schwalbe 186. TT ) C: 30.8.2002
Jubilee thematical tourney " Pongrácz - 10 " C: 13.8.2002
Memorial tourney Lászlo Apró,Vilmos Schneider,Gábor Cseh C: 31.7.2002
Memorial tourney P. Drumare C: 31.7.2002
Memorial tourney Gábor Cseh C: 1.7.2002
Jubilee tourney Holger Helledie - 50 C: 1.7.2002
Jubilee tourney Viačeslav Pilčenko - 50 C: 1.7.2002
Jubilee tourney Michail Kormilcev - 50 C: 1.7.2002
Jubilee tourney Alexej Ivunin - 55 C: 1.7.2002
Jubilee tourney Vladimir Zheltonozhko - 60 C: 1.7.2002
Jubilee tourney Sonomun Chimedtseren - 70 C: 1.7.2002
Memorial tourney Jaroslav Brada C: 30.6.2002
Csák-Majoros-2002 C: 30.6.2002
Jubilee tourney SOKŠ - 50 C: 28.6.2002
Jubilee tourney Wladyslaw Rosolak - 65 C: 27.6.2002
9. Thematical tourney Chess Composition Microweb C: 17.6.2002
Jubilee tourney R.C.O. Matthews - 75 C: 16.6.2002
Memorial tourney Werner Speckmann ( Die Schwalbe 185. TT ) C: 31.5.2002
Wola Gulowska - 2002 C: 15.5.2002
Jubilee tourney Boris Nikolajewitsch Sidorow - 65 C: 1.5.2002
1° Thematical tourney Uralsky Problemist C: 1.5.2002
Jubilee tourney Gennadi Tschumakow - 60 C: 9.4.2002
Jubilee tourney Warszawskie Kolo Problemistov - 70 C: 1.4.2002
Jubilee tourney Petre Stojoski - 50 C: 1.4.2002
Jubilee tourney Petko A. Petkov - 60 C: 1.3.2002
Memorial tourney Paul Joita C: 1.3.2002
Memorial tourney Hilding Froberg C: 28.2.2002
Jubilee tourney Jochanan Afek - 50 C: 28.2.2002
8. Thematical tourney Chess Composition Microweb C: 15.1.2002
Jubilee tourney Andrej Jakovlevič Lobusov - 50 C: 31.12.2001
Jubileel tourney Nikola Veliky - 65 C: 31.12.2001
Jubilee tourney A. Vasilenko - 50 C: 31.12.2001
Jubileel tourney A. Sočnev - 40 C: 31.12.2001
Jubilee tourney S. Sacharov - 50 C: 31.12.2001
20. Thematical tourney Problem Echo C: 31.12.2001
2. Thematical tourney The Macedonian Problemist C: 31.12.2001
Memorial tourney Gia Nadarejšvili - 80 C: 31.12.2001
Thematical tourney Tavan Tsagarig C: 28.12.2001
Jubilee tourney N. Vlasenko - 60 C: 6.12.2001
13. International tourney composition "Treffen der Solidarität" C: 1.12.2001
Memorial tourney Radu Dragoescu

h3# - theme free
Judge: Stelian Lamba
Send to: Stelian Lamba, Bd. Alexandru Lapusneanu No. 189, Bloc 7, Scara B, Ap. 23, 900489 Constantza 10, Romania
stelian.lamba(AT)yahoo.com
Closing date: 31.12.2010

Jubilee tourney Mohamed Moubarak Ryan - 55

3-7# - theme free
Judge: Steven Dowd
Send to: Abdelaziz Onkoud , 8 square Moličre 3425, F-93240 Stains, France
azonkoud(AT)hotmail.com
Closing date: 31.12.2010

Jubilee tourney The Macedonian Problemist - 10

To mark the first decade of publication of The Macedonian Problemist, the journal promoting 'the best of Macedonia' announces a tourney for helpmates in 2 moves showing the following theme: "A white unpinned piece sacrifices on the square vacated by the black unpinning piece (sacrifice of the unpinned white piece with Umnov effect)."
Judge: Živko Janevski
Send to: Zoran Gavrilovski, P. fah 137, Skopje, MK-1001, Macedonia
mprobl(AT)yahoo.com
Closing date: 31.12.2010

Example:
Hrvoje Bartolović
Idee & Form 1993
h2#                         5+11
B: Rf4→g3
A: 1.Sh3 Qf2+ 2.exf2 Rb3#
B: 1.Bh3 Qg4+ 2.fxg4 Rf7#

Jubilee tourney Ljubomir Anastasov - 70

On the occasion of the 70th birthday of Ljubomir Anastasov (22nd June 2010), The Macedonian Problemist announces an international formal composing tourney to pay tribute to this doayen of Macedonian chess composition. Required are helpmates in 2 moves with set play with no more than one solution. Twins are allowed (no zeropositons), providing that there is only one solution and set play in each twin.
Judge: Petre Stojoski
Send to: Zoran Gavrilovski, P. fah 137, Skopje, MK-1001, Macedonia
mprobl(AT)yahoo.com
Closing date: 31.12.2010

Example:
Ljubomir Anastasov
Olympic tourney 1976 (v.)
1st Commendation
h2#*                         7+8
1... Rc2 2.Sb5 Bf3#
1.Qg5 Bg4 2.d5 Rb2#

Jubilee tourney Petre Stojoski - 60



On the occasion of the 60th birthday of the prominent Macedonian helpmate composer Petre Stojoski (15th June 2011), The Macedonian Problemist announces an international formal composing tourney for helpmates in 2 moves showing any theme in 2-n solutions with pin mates.
Judge: Petre Stojoski
Send to: Zoran Gavrilovski, P. fah 137, Skopje, MK-1001, Macedonia
mprobl(AT)yahoo.com
Closing date: 31.12.2010

Example:
Petre Stojoski
Falanga 1995
Prize
h2#*                         4+15
1.Rdd3 Qc1 2.Kf4 Rf2#
1.Red3 Rb6 2.Ke6 Qc8#

Memorial tourney José Figueiredo and Mario Figueiredo

To celebrate the birthdays of Brazilian composers José Figueiredo (Aug 13th, 1920 – July 11th, 1978) and Mario Figueiredo (Oct 20th, 1950 – Sept 20th, 1995), father and son, a theme-tourney is announced:
A Helpmate in 2 is required showing the following theme: At a certain stage (not necessarily in the diagram position), side A (White or Black) is responsible for an effect that is abandoned (by side A) or destroyed (by the opponent). The same effect must be present in the mating position by means of a maneuver by side A and/or the opponent.
Remarks:
a) Acceptable are set-play, multi-solutions and any kind of twinning except zeroposition. No fairy pieces/conditions.
b) Anticipatory recover of the thematic effect is allowed.
Judge: Mario Parrinello
Send to: Ricardo de Mattos Vieira, Av. Princesa Isabel, 273 apt. 1001 – Copacabana, 22011-010, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
or email
ricmatvieira(AT)hotmail.com
Closing date: 31.12.2010

Examples:
Scheme 1
Scheme 2
Scheme 3
h2#                         3+5
h2#                         3+8
h2#                         3+4
1.e3 Sg1 2.Se4 Sgf3#
B1/B2: unblock e4 / block e4
W1/W2: unguard of d4 /
guard of d4
1.c5 T:c5 2.Le4 g4#
B1 “destroys” a pin that is
recovered by W1
1.Sf5 Ld4 2.Td5 Tf4#
W1 opens a (virtual) black line
that was closed by B1

Memorial tourney Mokhtar Kadiri

h2# - theme free
Judge: Evgeniy Bogdanov
h2,5-3# - theme free
Judge: Michal Dragoun
h3,5-n# - theme free
Judge: Christopher Jones
Send to: Abdelaziz Onkoud , 8 square Moličre 3425, F-93240 Stains, France
azonkoud(AT)hotmail.com
Closing date: 31.12.2010

Memorial tourney Danka Petkova - 90

IGM Petko Petkov (Bulgaria) announces an international tournament "Danka Petkova - 90", dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of his mother Danka Petkova (1920 - 1993).
Tourney for Help-selfmates (HS#) or Help-stalemates (HS=) in 2 - 6 moves, theme free.
All fairy pieces, stipulations and conditions are allowed.
Judge: IGM Petko Petkov.
Prizes: chess books from P.A.Petkov.
Send to: Petko A. Petkov, 1504 - Sofia, bul. "Janko Sakazov" No. 38, whod "W", Bulgaria
ppetkow(at)mail.orbitel.bg
Closing date: 31.12.2010

Jubilee tourney Almiro Zarur - 90 & Ricardo Vieira - 50

A formal jubilee tourney for helpmates in two moves (H # 2) to commemorate the 90th birthday of Almiro Zarur (June 7th) and the 50th birthday of Ricardo de Mattos Vieira (August 3rd) is announced.
Theme – preventive strategic effect defined as follows: the thematic move (in bold in the examples) is carried out before the effect it provokes becomes fully apparent.
Remarks:
a) Acceptable are set-play, multi-solutions and any kind of twinning except zeroposition. No fairy pieces/conditions.
b) The thematic move may be by Black and/or White.
c) All solutions must present the theme at least once.
d) The evaluation will consider the subtlety and hiding of the maneuver.
Judges: Jorge Kapros and Jorge Lois
Send to: Ricardo de Mattos Vieira, Av. Princesa Isabel, 273 apt. 1001 – Copacabana, 22011-010, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
or email
ricmatvieira(AT)hotmail.com
Closing date: 31.12.2010

Examples:
F.Chlubna
Austria – Switzerland 1977
3rd Prize
Jorge M. Kapros
2657 USPB 87-88
01-04/1993
Ricardo de Mattos Vieira
Best Problems
2149 - Oct 2008
h2#                         3+7
B: Qf2 -> g1
C: Qf2 -> h1
h2#                         6+5
B: Sf -> c1
h2#                         10+8
A: 1.Sd5 Rf1 2.Rd8 Qf7#
B: 1.Bd3 Re1 2.Qd7 Qxg8#
C: 1.Bd4 Rb1 2.0-0-0 Qb7#
Line opening (departure
effect) and line closing
(arrival effect)
A: 1.Sc3 Bc5 2.Kc4 Se3#
B: 1.Se3 Rc5 2.Kd4 c3#
Block and indirect pin
1.Se2 Sf6 2.Rb5 Sxe2#
1.Sc7 Sf5 2.Qxc3 Sxc7#
Sacrifice

Felix Sonnenfeld Centenary tourney

To commemorate the 100th birthday of the great Brazilian composer Felix Alexander Sonnenfeld (March 18th 1910 – Feb 12th 1993) a theme-tourney is announced:
A Helpmate in 2 is required showing the following theme:
A white or black piece 'A' stands, at a certain stage, on the intersection square ('x') of two line pieces 'B' and 'C'. 'B' and 'C' can be both white, both black, or mixed colours (black & white). In both phases 'A' moves away from square 'x', opening the lines of 'B' and 'C' simultaneously and landing on different squares in each phase. Then, in phase 1 the thematic line of 'B' (only!) is closed again by any move of White or Black, whereas in phase 2 the same happens to 'C'.
Remarks:
a) Acceptable are set-play, multi-solutions, variations (e.g., 1.2.1.1), duplex and any kind of twinning except zeroposition. No fairy pieces/conditions.
b) Pawns are allowed as thematic pieces.
c) The opening and closing of the thematic lines may occur on any move.
d) 'B' is not supposed to close the thematic line of 'C' on square 'x' and vice-versa.
e) An anticipatory closing of any line to be opened later is permitted.
f) A cyclic execution with more than two phases is allowed. When the lines of n (thematic) pieces are simultaneously opened then at least one of these lines must be closed again in each phase.
g) Doubling (or multiplying) of the theme is allowed.
Judge: Uri Avner
Send to: Marcos Maldonado Roland, Rua Justiniano da Rocha, 201 apt. 304, 20551-010, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
marcosroland(AT)terra.com.br
Closing date: 31.12.2010
Example:
Ricardo Vieira
Mario Figueiredo
UBP – Colonelli Jub.Ty – 1982
4th Honourable Mention
(correction)
h2#                         5+7
1.Sc6 Be3! (Rf4?) 2.Qc7 Rf8#
1.Sg6 Rf4! (Be3?) 2.Re8 Ba5#

Memorial tourney Arnold Pongrácz - 200

On the occasion of 200 years jubilee since the birth of Arnold Pongrácz, the first Slovak chess composer (*18.7.1810 Nededza, †7.7.1890 Trnava), the Slovak Organization of Chess Composition (SOKŠ) announces an international memorial tourney.
s6-8# - theme free
Judge: Karol Mlynka
The award will be published at the SOKŠ web site www.soks.host.sk, as well as in the magazine PAT A MAT, which will then be sent to all participants.
Send to: Ján Golha, Lúky 1231/89, SK-952 01 Vráble, Slovakia
goja(AT)goja.sk
Closing date: 31.12.2010

Jubilee tourney Mikhail Kostilev - 50

n# - theme free
Judge: Mikhail Kostilev
Send to: Mikhail Kostilev, St. Mototostroitelev 29-134, Jaroslav region, Rybinsk, 152935, Russia
kosmel(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 30.12.2010

Tourney "Argentina Bicentennial 1810-2010"



studies - theme free
Judges: Harold van der Heijden & Mario Guido García
A maximum of 4 studies per composer.
Prizes: 600 euro and books
Organize: Chess School of Salta IE 7141(Salta, Argentina)
Send to: Julio Cesar Reynaga, Barrio Parque Belgrano II - Manz. C, casa 10 - 4400 Salta, Argentina
juliocesarreynaga(AT)cableexpress.com.ar or reynaga(AT)salnet.com.ar or julioreynaga(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 30.12.2010

Jubilee tourney Harold van der Heijden - 50



studies - Judge: Harold van der Heijden
A maximum of 4 studies per composer.
Only original studies (also no corrections or versions).
Artistic studies with "database material" are welcomed, but please do not send technical endings without artistic content (this also applies to endings with more material!)
Total prize fund: 600 EUR (co-sponsor: ARVES)
Extra prizes: endgame study books, endgame study databases: HHdblV (!)
The award will be published in EG
Send to: René Olthof, Achter 't Schaapshoofd 7, 5211 MC 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
raja(AT)newinchess.com
Closing date: 18.12.2010

Memorial tourney Mark Gordian - 110

Theme: a minimal problem with the stipulation “#2-6” or “h#2-6”. In the initial position, white has only one piece except the king: a fairy piece or pawn promoting in the course of the solution to a fairy piece of the type possessed by black. Twins are allowed, but no zero positions (several solutions are possible in helpmates). Fairy pieces of the following types are allowed for white as well as black: Nightrider (N); Grasshopper (G); Nightriderhopper; Rookhopper; Bishopper; Lion; Rooklion; Bishoplion; Chinese pieces (Leo, Pao, Vao, Nao, Mao, Moa). The total number of fairy pieces and pawns for black must not exceed eight; no extra-set pieces are allowed. No other fairy conditions are allowed.
Judge: Anatoly Vasilenko
Send to: Anatoly Vasilenko, 76, apt. 118, Pravda Prospect, Kyiv-208, 04208 Ukraine
a-vasylenko(AT)yandex.ru
Closing date: 1.12.2010
Examples:
M. Gordian
Die Schwalbe 1931
Prize
H.Mertes
Feenschach 1984
3#                         2+7
h5#                         2+2
1.h8=G ! (2.Ga8 3.Ga3#)
1... Ge5 2.Kc3 threat: 3.Gh1#
2... Gb2 3.Kd3#
1.Kd1 Ne3+ 2.Kc1 Kc4
3.Kb2 Kd3 4.Ka2 Kc2
5.Ka1 Kb3#

2nd Memorial tourney Vladimir Archakov

3# - Judge: Vladimir Sychov
h3# - Judge: Aleksandr Semenenko
The publication of results will be in 2011 in the newspaper: "Molodoj" (Volgograd, Russia) and on a site: www.efrosinin.t-k.ru. Dispatch of results to foreign participants only by e-mail.
Send to: rosini(AT)t-k.ru
Closing date: 30.11.2010

4th Memorial tourney Malgorzata Grudzinska

h2,5#
h2# - Circe miniatures
h2# - Circe with 8 or more pieces
Judge: Waldemar Tura
Zeropositions ana fairy pieces not allowed.
Send to: Henryk Grudzinski, Noskowskiego 4/200, 58-506 Jelenia Góra, Poland
hgrudzinski(AT)op.pl
Closing date: 30.11.2010

Memorial tourney Viktor Kolpakov - 55

h2#, h3#- Theme free
Zeropositions are allowed but no promoted or fairy pieces. Maximum - three entries per author in each section, not including joint problems.
Judge: Vitaly Medintsev
The award will be published at the beginning of 2011 on web site: www.vitalymedintsev.narod.ru. All participants will receive the award by e-mail.
Send to: Vitaly Medintsev, St. Tulyaeva, 18, kv. 181, Krasnodar, 350080, Russia
vitalymedintsev(AT)rambler.ru
Closing date: 29.11.2010

Jubilee tourney V. Stcherbina - 55

4-8# with logic element
Judges: V. Stcherbina & Mikhail Mishko
Send to: Valery Gorbunov, St. Zorka 10-7, Yasinovata, Ukraine
alexmatik55(AT)rambler.ru
Closing date: 18.11.2010

Jubilee tourney Gennadi Kozjura - 55



s3-6# with two and more model mates
Judge: Gennadi Kozjura
Send to: Valery Kopyl, St. Kagamlika 80, 36008 Poltava, Ukraine
kopyl(AT)nadija.poltava.ua
Closing date: 12.11.2010

Jubilee tourney Valery Gorbunov - 60



h2#, h3#, h4# - theme free
Judge: Valery Gorbunov
Send to: Mikhail Gershinsky, St. Kirova 122-B, kv. 54, 84700 Debaltsevo, Ukraine
gershinsky(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 3.11.2010

Tourney AN & YB

3# - them free
Judge: Dejan Glišić
studies - theme free
Judge: Siegfried Hornecker
Send to: Ben Jelloun Youness Younessbenjelloun(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 28.10.2010

Jubilee tourney Yosi Retter - 75



To celebrate Yosi Retter's 75th birthday (born 18.12.1934) the Israel Chess Composition Society announces an orthodox two-move theme tourney judged by the jubilarian, who will grant 3 prizes First Pr. $150, Second Pr. $100 and Third Pr.$50.
The theme: At least two tries are refuted by a black correction move. The corrections may be shown by different black pieces (as in the example) or by the same piece. Pawns are permitted as thematic pieces.
Send to: Raffi Ruppin, P.O.Box 450 IL-76103, Rehovot, Israel
ruppinr(AT)netvision.net.il
Closing date: 1.10.2010

Example:
Yosi Retter
4th Place, Macedonia 2008
2#                         8+6
1.Qa1? zz
1… exf5 2.Sf3# A
1… Sf~ 2.Rxe6# B
1… R~ 2.Qxd4#
1... Sd5!
1.Qh2? zz
1… exf5 2.Sg6# C
1… Sd~ 2.Rxe6# B
1… Sxf5 2.Sf3# A
1... Sc6!
1.Qg5! zz
1... Sd~ 2.Sf3# A
1... Sf~ 2.Sg6# C
1... exf5,fxg5,R~
2.Qxf6,Bg7,Qxf4 #

Jubilee tourney Stefan Dittrich - 60



2# - theme free, Judge: Mirko Degenkolbe
n# - theme free, Judge: Michael Barth
Send to: Dieter Müller, Grenzstraße 45a, 09376 Oelsnitz/E., Germany
muellerhaupt(AT)aol.com
Closing date: 30.9.2010

Jubilee tourney Rudolf Larin - 70



The editors of the Macedonian magazine "Vratnica-64" announce a formal tournament for moremover (#n), to celebrate the 70th birthday (27.09.1940) of the Russian chess problemist Rudolf Larin.
n# - theme free, Judge: Rudolf Larin
Send to: Boško Milošeski, Petar Acev 27/2-8, MK-1000 Skopje, Macedonia
vratnica64(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 27.9.2010

Jubilee tourney Oleg Pervakov - 50

studies - theme free
Judge: Oleg Pervakov
Prizes: 1000 USD
Send to: selivanovav(AT)gmail.com with subject O. Pervakov - 50
Closing date: 16.9.2010

16th Memorial tourney T. Amirov

2#, 3#, 4-6# - miniatures, theme free
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Vladimir Kozhakin, Pochtamt box 0/28, 685000 Magadan, Russia
vKozhakin(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 15.9.2010

15th TT Chess Leopolis

“CHESS LEOPOLIS” announces the thematic tournament of composing orthodox chess problem-miniatures in two sections: mate in 3 moves (#3), mate in 4 … 6 moves (#4 … #6). Theme: "At least, two white figures (pieces) return on initial positions in any of phases (in set play and/or in tries, and/or in solution). Must be at least two play-variants in solution".
All correct problems (at will of the authors) will be published in the magazine "CHESS LEOPOLIS"
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru and copy embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.9.2010

Example:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
МИНИАТЮРЫ - 2002
3#                         4+2
1.Kc8 ? Kc6!
1... a5 2.Kd7 Kb7 (a4) 3.Rb5#
1.Se8, Se6? Kb7!
1... a5 2.Sc7 Kb7 (a4) 3.Rb5#
1.Sa6? Kxa6!
1... Kb7 2.Sc7 Kb6 3.Rb5#
1.Rd4 !
1... Kc5 2.Se6+ Kb5 (Kb6) 3.Tb4#
1... a5 2.Rd5 Kb7 (a4) 3.Rb5#

Jubilee tourney Viktor Zhuk - 55

Edition of the newspaper "Zarja! announce the Jubilee tourney Viktor Zhuk-55" in four sections:
2# - theme free
3# - theme free
n# - theme free
studies - theme free
In each section only one composition from author can be accepted.
Judge: Vladimir Sychov
The award of tourney will be published in web page: www.brestchess.narod.ru
Send to: Edition of the newspaper "Zarja", pr-t Masherova, 75/1, 224013, Brest-13, Belarus
utro(AT)brest.by
Closing date: 1.9.2010

PCCC 50th Anniversary Composing Festival



To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the PCCC (which took place not long ago) 9 composing tourneys are hereby announced in the following sections:
Twomovers - Judge: Yakov Rossomakho, Russia
Threemovers - Judge: Don Smedley, England
Moremovers - Judge: Hans Peter Rehm, Germany
Studies - Judge: Harold van der Heijden, Netherlands
Selfmates (2 to 5 moves) - Judge: Hartmut Laue, Germany
Helpmates (2 or 3 moves) - Judge: Michal Dragoun, Czech Republic
Fairies (of all kinds and length, testable by the usual solving programs) - Judge: Tadashi Wakashima, Japan
Shortest proof games (SPGs) - Judge: Andrej Frolkin, Ukraine
Retros (excluding SPGs) - Judge: Andrej Kornilov, Russia
There is a common theme for all sections, as follows:
At least one pinning move and one unpinning move are required, which may occur at any phase or be divided between phases (thematically, one phase is enough, but more than one phase is allowed). "Pin" means that the move of the pinned piece is illegal due to the self exposure of the King to an immediate capture. The pinning may be partial, meaning that the pinned piece is still able to move in a limited way (e.g., along the pin-line).
This Composing Festival is announced by the decision of the PCCC/ICCU Presidium, taking benefit of the good atmosphere and the recent support promised by the FIDE. In view of that, prizes will be allocated for each section (possibly $300-$400 per section).
The awards will be published on the PCCC/ICCU website; a booklet is intended.
Send to: Dmitrij Baibikov dmitrij_baibikov(AT)mail333.com
Closing date: 10.8.2010

Memorial tourney Vasiliy K. Blucher - 120

2# - theme free, Judge: Evgeni Bogdanov
3# - theme free, Judge: Evgeni Bogdanov
h2-5# - theme free, Judge: Valery Kopyl
Send to: vkv-53(AT)yandex.ru
Closing date: 1.8.2010

14th TT Chess Leopolis

"CHESS LEOPOLIS" announces the thematic tournament of composing orthodox chess problem-miniatures with a mate in 4 … 6 moves (#4 … #6). Theme: "At least, two white figures (pieces) exchanged places in any of phases ( set play, try or solution ) ".
All correct problems (at will of the authors) will be published in the magazine «CHESS LEOPOLIS»
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru and copy embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.8.2010

Example:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
РОБІТНИЧА ТРИБУНА 1985
3#                         5+2
1.Rc3 !
1... Kd6 2.Sb3
2... e3 3.Rc5 e2 4.Qf6#
2... Ke5 3.Rc5 Kd6 4.Qf6#
3... d5 4.Rd5#

Jubilee tourney Miroslav Kasár - 30



3# - Theme: Minimum 2 mates with pinned black piece. Maximum 15 pieces.
Prizes: 30€, 20€, 10€
Judge: Miroslav Kasár
Send to: Oto Mihalčo, Cyprusová 1, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
oto.mihalco(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 22.7.2010

Example:
Miroslav Kasár
JT Metlickij 60
2nd Prize
3#                         8+4
1.Sc6! (2.Se7+ Ke6 3.Bf5#)
1... Sf5 2.Sb4+ Ke4 3.Rc4#
1... Sc4 2.e4+ Kc5 3.Be3#

Jubilee tourney Emmanuel Manolas - 60



The Greek committee for Chess Composition announces the "Jubilee Tourney Manolas – 60".
Theme free. Accepted are original three-mover chess problems in the following four sections:
A: direct mate #3, with at least three variations.
Judge Emmanuel Manolas.
B: helpmate h#3, with exactly three solutions, no zero-positions, no twins.
Judge Harry Fougiaxis.
C: selfmate s#3, with at least three variations.
Judge Ioannis Garoufalidis.
D: fairy #3, with accepted elements : {one fairy condition} or {one fairy condition and one fairy piece type} or {one or two fairy piece types}.
Judge Kostas Prentos.
Computer-checked problems may be submitted by each composer to more than one section. For each problem, the following information is expected : Name & e-mail & country of the composer, diagram & FEN notation & stipulation & solution of the problem.
The participants will receive a copy of the award by e-mail.
The award will be published in blogs http://chess-problems-gr.blogspot.com, http://kallitexniko-skaki.blogspot.com
Send to: manolas.emmanuel(AT)gmail.com with subject "JT-Manolas-60"
Closing date: 12.7.2010

Jubilee tourney Sergey Osintsev - 50

studies - theme free
Judge: Sergey Osintsev
Send to: Sergey Osintsev, P.O. Box 33, 620143 Ekaterinburg, Russia
osintsev64(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 8.7.2010

StrateGems miniatures tourney

2# - Theme: In the post-key play,the same Black unit will be captured by at least three different White units.
Judge: Robert Lincoln
Send to: Robert Lincoln, 2 Cambridge Ct., Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087, USA
linker91(AT)hotmail.com
Closing date: 7.7.2010

Example:
Robert A. Lincoln
Melnichuk-JT, 2007
Robert A. Lincoln
Original
2#                         4+3
2#                         5+2
1.Qd6 ! (2.Rgxf4#)
1... Kxf3 2.Qxf4#
1... Kf5 2.Rfxf4#
1... Be5 2.Qd3#
1.Se4 ! (2.Sf2#)
1... Bxg3 2.Qxg3#
1... Bg5 2.Rxg5#
1... Bf6+ 2.Sxf6#

13th TT Chess Leopolis

"CHESS LEOPOLIS" announces the thematic tournament of composing orthodox chess problem-miniatures with a mate in: 3 moves (#3), 4 … 6 moves (#4 … #6). Theme: "At least, three different white figures go at the same level of movement on the same place in play-variants of the same phase of a problem (set play, try or solution)".
All correct problems (at will of the authors) will be published in the magazine «CHESS LEOPOLIS»
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru and copy embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.7.2010

Example:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
РОБІТНИЧА ТРИБУНА 1985
3#                         5+2
1. h4 ! 1... Kg1 2.Qh3 e2 3.Bf2#
1... Kh1 2.Qf1+ Kh2 3.Bg3#
1... Kh2 2.Qf1 e2 3.Bg3#
1... e2 2.Qf2+ Kh1 3.Sg3#
2... Kh3 3.Qg3#

12th TT Chess Leopolis

"CHESS LEOPOLIS" announces the thematic tournament of composing orthodox chess problem-miniatures with a mate in 4 … 6 moves (#4 … #6). No less than two different variants of game in solution and with the active sacrifice of white figure (not pawn) at least in one of them.
All correct problems (at will of the authors) will be published in the magazine «CHESS LEOPOLIS»
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru and copy embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.7.2010

Example:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
Pod Wieza 1999
Special Prize
4#                         4+2
1.Kc4 !
1... b2 2.Kc3 Ka3 3.Ra1+ ba1~
4.Rxa1#
2... bc1~ 3.Rxc1 Ka3 4.Ra1#
2... b1~ 3.Rxb1 Ka3 4.Ra1#
1... Ka3 2.Ra1+ Kb2 3.Re1 Kc2
4.Re2#
1... Kb2 2.Rd5 Kxc1 3.Kb3 Kb1
4.Rd1#
2... Ka2 3.Kc3 (b2) 4.Ra5#
2... Ka3 3.Kc3 Ka4 4.Ra1#
3... Ka2 (b2) 4.Ra5#

Tourney Csák - Majoros - Pásztor - 2010 (Jubilee tourney David Durham - 75)

On the occasion of the 75th birthday of the Hungarian chess-problem composer master David Durham, a tourney will be held in the following sections.
s5-10# - theme free
Judge: József Pásztor
h3# - theme free
Judge: János Csák
Send to: Béla Majoros, Kossuth ut. 8, Bakonyoszlop, H-8418 Hungary
Closing date: 30.6.2010


Memorial tourney Ahmed Bennis

3#-7# - theme free
Judge: Alain Villeneuve
Send to: Abdelaziz Onkoud, 8 square Moliere 3425, F-93240 Stains
azonkoud(AT)hotmail.com
Closing date: 30.6.2010

Jubilee tourney Vito Rallo - 70



The editors of the Italian magazine 'Best Problems' announce a formal tournament for helpmates in 3 (not 2,5) moves, to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Italian chess problemist Vito Rallo.
Theme: "During the solution, at least one initially pinned black piece makes an interference which is exploited in the mate. Orthodox helpmates only -- no fairy pieces or conditions. Zeropositions and/or promoted pieces are not allowed. No duplex problems. Only one entry per composer".
Judge: Christopher Jones
Send to: Vito Rallo, Via A. Manzoni 162 C.S., 91100 Trapani, Italy
rallovito(AT)tin.it
Closing date: 30.6.2010

Example:
Chris J. Feather
Suomen Tehtäväniekat 1994
h3#                         5+7
1.Kc4 Bxc3 2.Rd6 Rd5
3.Bd3 Rc5#
1.Ke3 Rxd2 2.Bf6 Be5
3.Be4 Bf4#

Memorial tourney Valentino Ricci

Three moves direct (3#) are requested with at least 2 phases or more (for example setplay/solution; setplay/try/solution). They are also requested any type of changes among the phases: changes of mates, defenses, menaces, effects, etc.
1st Prize: 150 Euro, 2nd Prize: 100 Euro, 3rd Prize: 50 Euro, Honourable Mentions, Commendations.
The problems that don't reach the award return back to their authors.
Judge: Antonio Garofalo
Send to: Valerio Agostini, Via del giochetto, 2/F-2; 06122 Perugia, Italy
valerio.agostini(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 30.6.2010

Jubilee tourney Anatoly Karamanits - 60



The Dnipropetrovsk City Chess Composition Federation announces an International Problem Composing Tourney dedicated to the 60th birthday of FIDE Master Anatoly Karamanits.
n4-12# - theme free
h3,5-12# - theme free
Judge: Anatoly Karamanits
Send to: Anatoly Karamanits, St. Geroev 32, kv.72, 49106 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
anat(AT)artflex.dp.ua
Closing date: 28.6.2010

Jubilee tourney Aaron Hirschenson - 65



StrateGems announces jubilee tourney to celebrate Aaron’s 65th birthday. Required are orthodox two-movers in two phases (set and solution, try and solution, twins) which show changed mates (or reciprocal changes), after a black piece random and correction moves. The “random” move can be any move whose nature is of a random move even if it is a specific single move. For example, in example 2 the move 1...Se2 in both set and solution can be regarded as a random move, and it is corrected by 1...Sfe6! Similarly, 1...Sb3 is of random nature and is corrected by 1...Sce6!
1st Prize: 100 USD, 2nd Prize: 75 USD, 3rd Prize: 50 USD
Judge: Aaron Hirschenson
Send to: Aaron Hirschenson, 6 Nizana Street, Metar 85025 Israel
aaron43(AT)netvision.net.il
Closing date: 26.6.2010

Examples:
Aaron Hirschenson
Macedonian Problemist 2003
1st Prize
Paz Einat
Israel-France 1983
1st Place
2#                         12+7
2#                         9+7
1.Re7 ? zz 1... Rd5 !
1 … Be4~ a 2.Qe3# A
1 … Bd5 b 2.Sxf5# B
1.c5 ! zz
1 ... Be4~ a 2.Sxf5# B
1 ... Bd5 b 2.Qe3# A
1... Se2 2.Qe5# A
1... Sfe6 ! 2.Qc6# B
1.Sf3 ! (2.Rd4#)
1... Se2 2.Se7#
1... Sfe6 2.Sb6#
1... Sb3 2.Qe5# A
1... Sce6 ! 2.Qc6# B

Memorial tourney marshal Aleksandr Mikhajlovitch Vasilevskiy - 115

2# - theme free, Judge: Vasyl Dyachuk
3# - theme free, Judge: Evgeni Fomichev
h2-5# - theme free, Judge Vadim Vinokurov
Send to: vkv-53(AT)yandex.ru
Closing date: 15.6.2010

16th TT Chess Leopolis

"CHESS LEOPOLIS" announces the thematic tournament of composing orthodox four-movers (#4) with realisation of alternation 1-st (keys), 2-nd, 3-rd & 4-th (mates) moves of white figures (pieces), in any (minimum in two) of phases [in tries or in try(tries) & solution] on any of schemes (look the table)...
Movement
               Phases of problem           
   1 (Key)   
   A   
   B
   C
   D
2
   B   
C   D   A
   D        A
A         C
3
   C   
D   A   D
A   B      D
B      A   B
4#
   D   
A   C   C
B   A      B
C      B   A
Should not be play-variants in thematic phases of the problem with repeating thematic game from other phase.
All correct problems (at will of the authors) will be published in the magazine "CHESS LEOPOLIS"
Judge: Oleg Efrosinin
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru and copy embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.6.2010

Example:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
Echo 2009
4#                         10+4
1.Bf1 ? A
1... Kh6 2.g5 B Kh5
3.g4+ C Kh4 4.g3# D
3... Kg6 4.Bd3#
2... Kg6 !
1.g5 ! B
1... Kh5 2.g4+ C Kh4
3.g3+ D Kh3 4.Bf1# A

Jubilee tourney Thierry Le Gleuher - 50



Thierry Le Gleuher celebrates his 50th birthday this year. On this occasion he organises a retrograde analysis composing tourney with the following theme:
Add one or several pieces on the chessboard.
It's possible to specify the nature of the missing pieces, a part of their nature (officers, royal pieces), their colour, their position on the board, a choice between several squares... The theme can be made with Shortest Proof Games.
Fairy condition and fairy pieces are forbidden.
Composers will give priority to the depth of the reasoning leading to the final answer.
Judge: Thierry Le Gleuher
Send to: Alain Brobecker, apt 49, 22 rue Gay Lussac, 02300 Chauny, France
abrobecker(AT)yahoo.com with TLG50 in the title in format (.txt, .rtf or .pdf, but not .doc). The stipulation and the solution of the problem must be in English or French. The problems will then be anonymised before being sent to the judge.
Closing date: 1.6.2010

Examples:
Thierry Le Gleuher
Phénix 1995-96
Commendation
We must add the wK. Both Kings cannot be in check. On the d2-f4 diagonal, the wK would be in an impossible check. On d5, he forbids the discovered check by the wR. On d7 he allows this discovered check, but there is a trap: The black pawns b7, c7, f7 and g7 make an impassable barrier for the wK! The wK shall be added on d3 and the last moves were: n-2.Nd4b3+(dec) n-1.d2d4 e4xd3(ep) n.Ke3xd3.
Add 1 piece
8+14
Thierry Le Gleuher
Phénix 1995-96
3rd Honiurable Mention
The last move is O-O-O. The bB on d3 was promoted at b1 and the only white capture was e2xRf3 to allow the Rook going on f2. Black can have made only 4 captures since the missing pawn is white. If the wPa is still on his file, the bPa avoided it and has made 3 captures, but this is impossible. So the missing pawn is on the h-file, and the wPa couldn't promote on his file, so it was captured on his file so that the bPa could promote. The wBa2 proves that the bPa was promoted with a2xb1=B. The wQB was captured on f6 (dark square). The bKR must have got out before freeing the wKB then the wQB. We note that the wQ is not free at the beginning of the game and that we must start with h7xNg6. After the opening g7xBf6 we see that the bK cannot pass by g5 and g4 due to the pawns f4 and f3 already in position. So the bK must have gone through h6-h5-h4. The wPh must have gone at least as far as h4 to let the wKR pass, and must not hinder the bK on his way. The wP is on h7!
Where is the missing pawn?
11+15
Raymond Smullyan
The chess mysteries
of Sherlock Holmes, 1979
The last move is c7xXd8=R+. We cannot have captured a Rook or a black Queeen on d8 with the last move because of the illegal check to the wK! The piece captured on d8 can thus be only a bN (3 black Knights then) or a bB on dark square resulting from promotion (bBf8 taken at home). bPh was thus promoted (and h4 is not a bP) by capturing once at least (hxg-g1) and the bPs thus captured 5 times. The piece h4 cannot be black because a bQ or bR would give also check to wK (there is already check to the bK) and a bB or bN needs a black promotion moreover (impossible). The piece on h4 is thus white and the bPs took the other white available units. wBc1 (running on black squares) could not be taken by the bPs (all captures on white squares), it is thus on h4!
Add a piece on h4
10+10

3rd Thematic tourney Problemist of Ukraine

The Problemist of Ukraine announces a tourney in three sections for miniatures presenting the below themes.
2# - Theme: Change of black king’s flight squares with randomly changed play.
Judge: Vasil Markovcij
3# - Theme: At least three variations in a single phase or in different phases of the problem featuring moves by one or more white pieces to three adjacent squares on the same line (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal); no twins are allowed.
Judge: Alexej Fajzulin
n# - Theme: In the solution, white creates a battery which plays at least once.
Judge: Miron Gnatina
In each of the sections, the winner will then propose a theme for the next tourney and judge it.
We will also be thankful for sending us published problems presenting the themes.
We wish you success in your creative work!
Send to: Mykola Chernyavskiy, P.O. Box 7270, Lviv-70, 79070 Ukraine
tschern(AT)mail.lviv.ua
Closing date: 1.6.2010

Examples:
Vasil Markovcij
Troll 1997
Vasil Markovcij
Smena 1999
Prize
Vasil Markovcij
The Problemist 2009
2#                         5+2
2#                         4+2
2#                         5+2
1... Kc5 2.Qc3# A
1... ed 2.Qb4#
1.Rc6 !
1... Ke5 2.d4#
1... ed 2.Qf4#
1... e3 2.Qc3# A
1.Bc4 ? 1... d5 !
1... Kd4 2.Qf4#
1... Kf3 2.Bd5#
1.Bf1 ? 1... d5 !
1... Kd4 2.Rc4#
1... Kf3 2.Bg2#
1.Qf6 !
1... Ke3 2.Re2#
1... Kd5 2.Bb7#
1.Bf3 ? B 1... Kd2 !
1... Kf1 a 2.Qa1# A
1.Qa1 ? A 1... c3 !
1... Kf1 a 2.Bf3# B
1... Kd2 2.Sd3#
1.Sh3 !
1... Kf1 a 2.Rg1#
1... Kxd1 2.Qa1# A
Evgenij Bogdanov
ECHO 2000
3rd–4th HM
Evgenij Bogdanov
Reklama 2001 (v)
Evgenij Bogdanov
Miniatures 2002
Evgenij Bogdanov
Robotnichna tribuna 1992
3#                         4+2
3#                         5+2
3#                         3+2
3#                         3+3
1.Qd4 ? 1... Kf5 !
1… Kf3 2.Se1+ A Ke2 3.Qxd3#
1.Se1 ? A) 1... d2 !
1… Ke4 2.Bg3 d2 3.Qe5# B
1… Kg4 2.Qg5+ Kh3 3.Qg3#
1.Sd4 !
1… Ke3 2.Qe5+ B Kd2 3.Qe1#
1… d2 2.Qf5+ D Ke3 3.Bf2# C
1… Kg4 2.Qg5+ Kh3 3.Qg3#
1… Ke4 2.Bf2 C Kf4 (d2)
3.Qf5# D
1.Qa7 !
1… Kg4 2.Qh7 Kg3 3.Rg1#
1… g4 2.Qg7 g3 3.Rf1#
1… Kg6 2.Qf7+ Kh6 3.Rh1#
1… Ke5 2.Qe7+ Kf5 3.Qe6#
1… Kf6 2.Qf7+ Ke5 3.Qe6#
1… Kh5 2.Qg5#
1.Qf7 ? 1... Kh3 !
1… Kh4 2.Kf3 - 3.Qh7#
1… g2 2.Qf4+ Kh3 3.Sg5#
2… Kh5 3.Qg5#
1.Sg5 !
1… g2 2.Sf3 Kg3,Kh3 3.Qh4#
2… Kh5 3.Qg5#
1… Kh4 2.Kf4 Kh5 3.Qh7#
1… Kh5 2.Kf5 Kh6,Kh4 3.Qh7#
1.Qb6 !
1… Kg5 2.Qf6+ Kh5 3.Sg3#
1… Kh5 2.Qg6+ Kh4 3.Qh6#
1… g3 2.Qh6+ Kg4 3.e3#
1… Kh3 2.Qf2 g3 3.Qxg3#
Evgenij Bogdanov
Pod Wieza 1995-1997
Special Prize
Evgenij Bogdanov
Schachmatna misal 2002
5#                         4+3
4#                         5+2
1.Bf2 !
1… Kb6 2.Be2! Ka7
3.Rc7+ Kb8 4.Bb6
1… b6 2.Bc8+ Ka7
3.Rc3 Ka8 4.Bg3
1… b5 2.Rc7 Ka5
3.Bc5 Ka4 4.Bd1+
1.Rc3 ! (2.Rgc6 Ke5 3.R3c4)
1… Ke4 2.Rg5 Kd4 3.Rb3
1… Ke5 2.Rc4 Kf5 3.Rh6
1… c5 2.Re3 Kc4 3.Rb6

11th TT Chess Leopolis

"CHESS LEOPOLIS" announces the thematic tournament of composing chess problems in sections: #3, #(4 … 6), H#2, H#2˝ , H#3, H#3˝ and S#(3 … 5) -, with realization CYCLIC FORM of INTERATTRACTION - theme:
"Move of figure A carried out in the B-figure’s play-line into nearby place near figure B, move of figure B carried out in the C - figure’s play-line into nearby place near figure C, and move of figure C carried out in the A-figure’s play-line into nearby place near figure A".
No less than three figures of one colour (white or black) participate in the thematic play.
A form of realization of this theme can be any.
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru and copy embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.6.2010

Example:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
3964 Chess Leopolis 2009
3#                         12+5
1.Kc1? c6!
1… Kc4 (Ke4) 2.Rfd1 e6 3.Rd4#
1… Ke2 2. Kc2 e6 3.Rbe1#
1.Ke1? c6!
1… Kc4 (Ke4) 2.Rbd1 e6 3.Rd4#
1… Kc2 2. Ke2 e6 3.Rfc1#

Memorial tourney Alexander Pituk

Slovak Organization of Chess Composition (SOKŠ) has a pleasure in announcing an international composing tourney in memory of Alexander Pituk, the senior of Slovak chess composers.
2# - theme free
Judge: Zoltán Labai
The award will be put on show on July 12, 2010 during the Slovak Chess Championship held at Banská Štiavnica, the Pituk´s town of birth.
Send to: Ján Golha, Lúky 1231/89, SK-952 01 Vráble, Slovakia
goja(AT)goja.sk
Closing date: 31.5.2010

Wola Gulowska - 2010

The Gen. Fr. Kleeberg Community Centre in Wola Gulowska announces the twentieth formal competition on the following section:
2# - Judge: Leopold Szwedowski
3# - Judge: Jan Rusinek
s2# - Judge: Kazimierz Strzala
s4-6# - Judge: Waldemar Tura
h2# - Judge: Vladislav Nefjodov
Send to: Dom Kultury - Pomnik Czynu, Bojowego Kleeberczyków, 21-481 Wola Gulowska, Poland
wgdk(AT)interia.pl
Closing date:
15.5.2010


Jubilee tourney Yuri Blednov - 85

3# - theme free, Judge: Evgeni Bogdanov
h3# - theme free, Judge: Viktor Zaitsev
Send to: vkv-53(AT)yandex.ru
Closing date: 15.5.2010

The Belgrade Internet Tourney 2010

The Problemist of Ukraine announces a tourney in three sections for miniatures presenting the below themes.
The traditional composing tourney which forms part of the Belgrade Problem Chess Festival (May 14-16 2010) will be held in two groups:
A) Direct Twomovers
B) Helpmate Twomovers
Each composer may send only one problem per group. The awards will be published on the Internet on 16th May.
A: 2#
Theme: White Correction exploiting hidden weaknesses. A black defence x refutes a random try-move of a white piece P1. White could exploit a hidden weakness of the move x only after creating a weakness in his own position. To do this, White makes the key-move with P1, and closes a white line L1, either immediately (with his key-move, as in Example 1), or later (with the mating move, as in Example 2). The closure of the white line results in either: 1. unguard of a BK flight F1 (Example 1), or 2. unpin of a black piece U1 (Example 2). Now, the black move x either: 1. opens a guard on (or selfblocks) the newly created flight F1, or 2. interferes with (or allows the removal of) the unpinned black piece U1. The weakness created by the key-move may be immediate or potential. The threats in both phases do not have to be the same.
Judge: Darko Šaljić
B: h2#
Theme: A black piece is unpinned and then sacrificed on an empty square. All kinds of unpinning moves by black and by white are thematic, including masked unpinning and anticipatory unpinning. It is not allowed to use promoted pieces and zeroposition twins.
Judge: Nikola Stolev
Send to: Marjan Kovačević, Vukova 6, 11.080 Zemun, Serbia
kovacevic.marjan(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.5.2010

Examples:
Example 1
Example 2
2#                         7+5
2#                         7+4
1.B~? 2.Sxh5# 1... Sg3!
1.Bg4! ~ 2.Sxh5#
1... Sg3 2.e3#
P1 = Bf5
x = 1...Sg3
L1 = g6-g3
F1 = g3
1.Rf ~? 2.Qc8# 1... Se6!
1.Rd5! ~ 2.Qc8#
1... Se6 2.Bf8#
(1... f5 2.Qh4#
1... Sd7 2.Qxd7#
1... Be6 2.Rxf8#)
P1 = Tf5
x = 1...Se6
L1 = h8-d8
U1 = Lg8
Evgeny Fomichev
Valery Kirillov
Wola Gulowska 2002
1st Prize
Mario Parrinello
Idee & Form 2005
5th HM
Francesco Simoni
O. Bonivento 90 JT 2005
Commendation
Chris Feather
Scrapings 1999
Vitally Medintsev
Diagrammes 2007
Prize
h2#                         6+9
h2#                         6+9
h2#                         7+11
B: Pb5 ->c5
h2#                         6+10
h2#                         7+9
1.fxe2 Rxe5+ 2.Sc5 Rxc5#
1.gxf5 Bxd3+ 2.Sc4 Bxc4#
Indirect self-unpinning by
capturing the pinner
1.f2 Sc4 2.Sb2 Scxb2#
1.g5 Sc5 2.Sd7 Scxd7#
Indirect unpinning
1.Ka5 Re6 (Qxe3?)
2.Rd4 Kxd4#
1.Kb5 Qxe3 (Re6?)
2.Bd6 Kxd6#
Direct self-unpinning
a) 1.Kd5 Bxb6 2.Sed4 Rxd4#
b) 1.Kc5 Rg4 2.Sbd4 Bxd4#
Masked direct self-unpinning
1.Bb6 Sd3 2.Rc6+ dxc6#
1.Bf4 Kf6 2.Qe6+ dxe6#
Indirect self-unpinning
1.Sf2 fxg5 2.Bd5+ cxd5#
1.Be2 c5 2.Se5 fxe5#
Masked direct self-unpinning

Memorial tourney Ilja Starinov - 110

3# - theme: Silent victims of white figures
Judge: Vadim Vinokurov
h3# - theme: Cyclic form topic Zilahi with quiet victims of white figures
Judge: Vadim Vinukorov
Send to: vkv-53(AT)yandex.ru
Closing date: 1.5.2010

Memorial tourney Aleksandr Tolush - 100

studies - theme free
Judge: Yuri Roslov
Prize fund: 500€
Send to: Jakov Rossomakho, Ordinarnaja 12, kv.29, 197136 Sankt Peterburg, Russia
yross(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 1.5.2010

Jubilee tourney Sergej Starostenko - 30

h# - with ideal mates
Judge: Valery Kopyl
Send to: Valery Kopyl, St. Kagamlika 80, 36008 Poltava, Ukraine
kopyl(AT)nadija.poltava.ua
Closing date: 1.5.2010

Jubilee tourney Yuri Bilokin - 60

hn# - with ideal mates, minimum 2 solutions, without twins
Judge: Yuri Bilokin
Send to: Valery Kopyl, St. Kagamlika 80, 36008 Poltava, Ukraine
kopyl(AT)nadija.poltava.ua
Closing date: 1.5.2010

Memorial tourney Genrikh Kasparyan - 100

Armenian Chess Federation announces an international contest of chess compositions, “Genrikh Kasparyan - 100”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth Genrikh Kasparyan
studies- theme free, one composition from author
Judge: Vladimir Akopian
Jointly prepared compositions are not valid.
1st Prize – 300 US $, 2nd Prize – 250 US $, 3rd Prize – 200 US $, 4th prize – 100 US $, 5th prize – 80 US $, 6th prize – 70 US $
The chief arbiter of the contest will announce the preliminary results of the contest on June 1, 2010. Final results of the contest will be announced on July 1, 2010. The results will be published in the magazine ''Chess composition'' and in the weekly newspaper ''Shakhmatayin Hayastan'' (Chess in Armenia).
Send to: Armenian Chess Federation, Khanjyan str. 50, Yerevan 0025, Armenia
hkasparyan100(AT)chessfed.am
Closing date: 15.4.2010

Jubilee tourney Jaroslav - 1000

2#, 3#, n# - theme free
Judge: Evgeni Bogdanov
h3# - theme free
Judge: Valery Kirilov
Send to: A. Miroljubov, St. Motostroitelej, 9-154, 152935 Ribinsk, Jaroslav region, Russia
anm.58(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 15.4.2010

Springaren Winter Tourney

Tourney for all kind of problems where the King makes the last move.
Judge: Göran Forslund
Send to: Rolf Uppström, Godhemsgatan 24 C, SE-41468 Göteborg, Sweden
rolf.uppstrom(AT)springaren.se
Closing date: 1.4.2010

Jubilee tourney Kjell Widlert - 60



Tourney for direct mates (#n) with one or more neutral pieces. All other fairy forms are allowed : rules, pieces, boards etc.
Prize fund : at least 100 EUR
Judge: Kjell Widlert
Send to: Indrek Aunver, Ymergatan 6 A, SE-75325 Uppsala, Sweden
Indrek.aunver(AT)springaren.se
Closing date: 1.4.2010

Example:
Kjell Widlert
Probleemblad 1969
1st Honourable Mention
3#                         7+9+1
1.Qa4 !
(2.nPe8=nQ+ Kf5 3.Qf4#)
1... cxd5
2.nPe8=nR+ Kf6,f5 3.Qf4#
1... Kd7 2.nPe8=nB+
2... Kxc8/Kxe8/Ke6
3.Qa8/Sf6/Qe4#
1... Sd7
2.nPxd8=nS+ Ke5,f5 3.Qf4#


Memorial tourney Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - 140

The newspaper "Pravda Primorya" (Vladivostok) declares the international competition, devoted to the 140 anniversary from the date of V.I.Lenin's birth.
studies- theme free
Judge: Yuri Bazlov
Prize fund: 1st Place – 1000 US $, 2nd Place – 600 US $, 3rd Place – 400 US $, and three book prizes, honourable mentions and commendation.
Preliminary results of competition will be brought on April, 21st, 2010, published in the newspaper "Pravda Primorya", placed on a site www.pkokrf.ru and dispatched all participants to their electronic addresses. Leading of definitive results - after reception of all remarks sent not later than May, 21st, 2010.
Send to: bazlov(AT)bk.ru with subject МК of V.I.Lenin-140
Closing date: 21.3.2010

Tourney ECSC 2010



Twomovers are required that demonstrate different aspects of arrival correction strategy enacted by White:
A: Tertiary Arrival Correction
Example:
A. C. Reeves
British Chess Magazine 1965
2nd Honourable Mention
The arrival of a white piece on e5 unpins wRd6, introducing a threat of 2.Rd4.
Try 1.Be5? Bf2(x) 2.Sd2 but 1...Sc2!(y)
Try 1.Sce5? Sc2(y) 2.Bxd3 but 1...Bf2!(x)
Key 1.Sge5! Bf2(x) 2.Qg4; 1…Sc2(y) 2.Qxf3
The two tries and key must be made by different White units to the same square. The logic of tertiary correction is found when the consequences of the thematic defence x (1...Bf2) are analysed. A mate follows x in first try but this is refuted by y (1...Sc2!) The second try corrects by arranging a mate for y but now 1...x! refutes. The key again provides for y but now x is met by a changed mate. This change is crucial to the tertiary logic. The changed mate following y is pleasing but not a thematic necessity.

2#                         8+10
Colin Sydenham
Die Schwalbe 1978/II
4th Prize
Colin Sydenham
The Problemist, 1977/II
1st Prize
2#                         11+9
2#                         5+2
1.d4 ? (2.Qe4,Rxe5#)
1... Rf5 2.Se7#
1... Sf5 !
1.S2d4 ? (2.Qe4,Rxe5#)
1... Sf5 2.Be6#
1... Rf5 !
1.S6d4 ! (2.Qe4,Rxe5#)
1... Rf5 2.Bb7#
1... Sf5 2.Be6#
1.Sxd7 ? (2.Se6#)
1... cxd3 x 2.Rxb4#
1... Sxd3 ! y
1.cxd7 ? (2.Se6#)
1... Sxd3 y 2.Sc6#
1... cxd3 ! x
1.Rbxb7 ! (2.Se6#)
1... cxd3 x 2.Qxb4#
1... Sxd3 y 2.Qxd5#

B: Tertiary Arrival Threat Correction
Example:
A. C. Reeves
The Problemist 2009
A “neutral” capture of bPd4 eliminates the possibility of an en passant defence.
Try 1.Bxd4? (>2.e4-A) but 1...Sc5!
Try 1.Sfxd4? (>2.Bxc6-B and not 2.e4?-A) but 1...Rxc5!
Key 1.Sexd4! (>2.e6-C and not 2.e4?-A nor 2.Bxc6?-B)
1...Rxc5 2.e4-A; 1…Sxc5 2.Bxc6-B
(1...Kxc5 2.Rb5)
The two tries and key must be made by different White units to the same square. The logic of tertiary threat correction is to be found in the sequence of threat avoidance; Try? (>2.A) Try? (>2.B-2.A?) and Key! (>2.C-2.A?/2.B?) The transfer of A and B to variation mates post-key is highly desirable but not a thematic necessity. Another feature here is that these transfers occur following the defences that refuted the tries. This is pleasing but once again not a thematic necessity.

2#                         10+10
Judge: David Shire

Required are h#2s in three or more parts. The parts taken together as a whole show one or more round trips, by a pawn or pawns (promoting if desired) and/or by any kind of piece(s). See the definition of "round trip" below.
Any form of twinning (including the use of a zeroposition) is allowed, except as follows:
1/ It must always be the black king which is mated &
2/ Changes in the colour of pieces are not allowed.
Thus the "duplex" form is specifically excluded.
Definition: in a round trip a piece leaves a square by a certain route and later in the problem returns to it by a different route. In other words the thematic sequence includes moves which are not simply the reverse of earlier moves. The itinerary need not describe a plane geometric figure. Thus Ra1-d1-h1-d1-a1 is NOT a round trip, because it consists of two moves followed by their reverses. Conversely Ra1-d1-h1- e1-a1 is a round trip, because no specific move is reversed.
Example:
A. C. Reeves
The Problemist 2009
B: After the first black move in [a], a1=>a8
C: After the first black move in [b], a1=>a8
D: After the first black move in [c], a1=>a8

A: 1.c4 Qb7+ 2.Kc5 Rd5#
B: 1.d5 Qe6+ 2.Kg5 Rxd5#
C: 1.e4 Qg2+ 2.Ke3 Rxe4#
D: 1.d3 Rb4 2.d2 Qc4#

h2#                         4+4
Judge: Chris J. Feather
Send to: Michael McDowell, 8 Commercial Road, Westcliff-on-sea, Essex, SS0 0QJ, Great Britain
mmcdchess(AT)freeuk.com
Closing date: 12.3.2010

27th TT Chess Composition Microweb

Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for any type of chess problems using fairy piece leo.
Any stipulations and any fairy conditions are allowed. Also leos might be neutral. The tourney might be divided to multiple sections if enough problems are received depending on the opinion of the judge.
Judge: Michal Dragoun
Send to: juraj.lorinc(AT)bigfoot.com
Closing date: 3.3.2010
Examples:

Jean-Marc Loustau
Jacques Rotenberg
diagrammes 1985-87
1st Prize
Uri Avner
TT Derby 2005
2nd HM
Petko A. Petkov
dedicated to D. Brown
StrateGems 2000
1st Comm
2#                         11+6
h2#                         6+9
h2#                         4+4
B: Pd5 -> d7
1... Be2 a 2.LEaxe2# A
1... Bc2 b 2.LE6e2# B
1... Be4 c 2.LEb2e2# C
1... d6 d 2.Rfxd3# D
1.LEee5 ? (2.Rfxd3# D)
1... d6 ! d
1.LEb2e5 ! (2.Rfxd3#)
1... Be2 a 2.LE6xe2# B
1... Bc2 b 2.LE5e2# C
1... Be4 c 2.LEae2# A
1... d6 2.f5#
1.Bd6 LEf2 2.Bb4+ Bf6#
1.Sd6 LEf7 2.Sb5+ d6#
A: 1.Sc8 Ke6 2.Sd6 nLEf6
3.nLEhh6+ Ke7#
B: 1.Sd5 Ke4 2.b6 nLEg2
3.nLEhh1+ Ke5#

Tourney Gaivoronskiy Kuryer

2# - Theme: A White and a Black pieces exchange squares.At least two thematic variations.Non-checking key.
Judge: Stanislav Kirilov
Send to: Gaivoronskiy Kuryer, 30 Kirov Str., Gaivoron, Kirovograd region, 26300, Ukraine
Closing date: 1.3.2010

Example:
2#                         5+11
1.Sxf6 ! (2.Rc4#)
1... d5 2.Sd7#
1... Bd5 2.Se4#
(1... Kxc3 2.Sd5#)


FIDE World Cup of Composition 2010

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its special "Chess Composition" project, is organising the first FIDE World Cup of Composition (FIDE-WCC) in 2010, a competition for the composition of problems and endgames in the following sections:
2# - Judge: Vasil Markovtsy (Ukraine)
3# - Judge: Yakov Vladimirov (Russia)
n# - Judge: Yuri Gordian (Ukraine)
Endgames - Judge: Oleg Pervakov (Russia)
h# - Judge: Chris Feather (England)
s# - Judge: Zivko Janevski (Macedonia)
fairies - Judge: Eric Huber (Romania)
retros - Judge: Andrey Kornilov (Russia)
In each section, only one composition from each author can be accepted (no joint compositions).
There is a free choice of theme in all sections, and any number of moves is acceptable in the h# and s# sections. In the fairies section only problems which it is possible to check with the Alybadix or Popeye programs are admissible. Every author should state the name of the computer program with which his composition has been tested. The Director of the FIDE-WCC competition is IGM Petko Petkov (FIDE international judge), who will not participate as author or judge.
Every author should send his composition - by E-mail only, but including the composer's postal address - to the Director P.A.Petkov: ppetkow(AT)mail.orbitel.bg
The Director will send all compositions to the judges on standardised anonymous diagrams by 01.04.2010. Every judge should make his award by 01.07.2010.
The final results will be published on the Internet by 01.09.2010.
In each section cups, prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded, as well as certificates signed by the FIDE President Mr Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
All participants will receive the final results booklet.
Closing date: 1.3.2010

12th TT Kudesnik

The editorial staff of «Kudesnik» magazine announces the 12th international thematic competition devoted to composing chess problems for helpmates in two moves (H#2), devoted to the fiftieth anniversary of creative work of the Honoured sport veteran of the Ukraine Zalokotskiy Roman Fedorovich. The competition subject is: positions of twins are being composed by re-arrangement of different black figures on one and the same field, there must be at least three phases (diagram + two twins).
One problem from one author (collective are not received)
Judge: A. Mitushin
Send to: Vladimir Kozhakin, Pochtamt box 0/28, 685000 Magadan, Russia
vKozhakin(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 25.2.2010
Example:

Roman Zalokotskiy
Суворовский натиск
1965
h2#                         4+10
B: Pc2 -> h7
C: Pa6 -> h7
D: Pe5 -> h7
A: 1.Qa4 Bf5 2.Qd7 Bg6#
B: 1.Qf2 Bd1 2.Qf7 Ba4#
C: 1.Rf4 Be2 2.Rf7 Bb5#
D: 1.Rf5 Bf3 2.Rf7 Bc6#

10th TT Kudesnik

The editorial staff of «Kudesnik» magazine announces the 10th international thematic competition devoted to composing chess problems for helpmates in two moves (H#2), the theme is Bykovinsko-preCarpathians (the field near the black baron is controlled by several white figures, but in the process of game this control is goes away by taking of one white figure, another white figure takes this control away by itself and the field in the finale becomes just a blocked black figure).
Judge: A. Mitushin
Send to: Vladimir Kozhakin, Pochtamt box 0/28, 685000 Magadan, Russia
vKozhakin(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 15.2.2010

Good Companions Quick-Composing Tourneys

The "Good Companions" hereby announce the following formal Quick-Composing tourneys.
Section A:
Parry-series movers of any type (see article in StrateGems, Jul-Sep 2009, p. 150). No fairy pieces or additional fairy conditions. In a parry-series mover, the series-side may give check during the series; when checked, the idle-side must immediately parry the threat; after a check-and-parry, the series-side continues the series. Limit 3 entries per composer.
Send to: Gianni Donati gianchess(AT)aol.com
Closing date: 15.2.2010
Examples:

Dan Meinking
George P. Sphicas
StrateGems 2009
Dan Meinking
StrateGems 2009
pser-h#14                         3+2
pser-s#11                         6+8
5.g1Q 6.Qg2+ e4 7.Qb2+ Kc7
8.Qh2+ e5 9.Qh7+ Kc8
10.Qf5+ e6 11.Qc5+ Kd8
12.Qg5+ e7 13.Qg8+ e8Q
14.Qg1 Qe2#
1.Bb1 2.Be3+ Kh5 3.Bc1
5.Bxe2+ Kh4 6.Bd1 8.Bf2+ Kh3
9.Bg1 10.Bh5 11.Rg4 (zz) Rxg1#

Section B:
Proof games in which a piece (not a pawn) undertakes a significant journey without capturing, and then is captured. No fairy pieces or fairy conditions. No limit on the number of entries per composer.
A promoted piece may also be thematic, even if captures occurred upon or before promotion.
Send to: Dan Meinking dmeinking(AT)roadrunner.com
Closing date: 15.2.2010
Example:

Gianni Donati
Original
PG in11,5                         15+15
1.e4 d5 2.Bb5+ Bd7 3.c4 d4
4.Sc3 dxc3 5.d4 Bc6 6.Bf4
Sd7 7.Qd2 Bd5 8.OOO Be6
9.Kb1 Bg4 10.Rc1 Bd1 11.Ka1
Ba4 12.Bxa4

Jubilee tourney Toma Garai - 75



The Editors of Orbit announce a formal tournament for the 75th jubilee of the famous US chess problemist, Grandmaster Toma Garai, in two sections:
h3# - theme free
Judge: Rolf Wiehagen
h3# - Theme: An initially free white piece is pinned on the first move. The pinned white piece is unpinned and gives mate.
Judge: Toma Garai
Zero-position, promoted pieces and fairy pieces are not acceptable in either section.
Send to: Živko Janevski P. box 163, 1480 Gevgelija, Macedonia
zivko(AT)t-home.mk
Closing date: 1.2.2010
Examples:

Toma Garai
Die Schwalbe 1990
Viktor Abrosimov
Aleksandr Pankratiev
6th HM Diagrammes 2001
h3#                         7+9
B: Kc2 -> d2
h3#                         3+7
A:
1.Bd2+ Bb5 2.Qd4 Sc5
3.Qb2 Bd3# B:
1.Be3+ Sg5 2.Rf2 Bf5
3.Re2 Sf3#
1.Kd3+ Sc4 2.Ke2 Bg4+
3.Kf1 Se3#
1.Kc5+ Bg4 2.Kb6 Sc4+
3.Ka6 Bc8#

Memorial Tourney in honour of Helmut Zajic

On the occasion of the 75th birthday of Helmut Zajic, who died last year, Die Schwalbe, in conjuction with Austrian problemists, announces a Memorial Tourney.
h3# - theme with fairy pieces, on a normal 8x8 board and without further conditions. The allowable fairy pieces are limited to those which can be found in the testing programs Popeye and/or Fairybadix.
Judge: Franz Pachl
Entries maximum of 3 problems per author
Prize fund:
There are money prizes of 200 EUR (contributed by Herta Zajic and Franz Pachl 100 EUR each) as well as book prizes to the value of 100 EUR (contributed by Klaus Wenda).
Send to: Klaus Wenda, Rasumofskygasse 28, A-1030 Wien, Austria
klaus.wenda(AT)chello.at
Closing date: 31.1.2010
Example:

H.Bernleitner
H.Zajic
The Problemist 2004
2nd Honourable Mention
h3#                         7+8
1.Be4 Gd5 2.Gd4 Sd6+
3.Kd8 Se6#
1.Bd5 Gc6 2.Gb6 Sd6+
3.Kf6 Sd7#
how unblocks and end
in echo-style model mates

Christmas tourney 2009-2010

A tourney is organized in parallel to the International Solving Contest 2010. The theme chosen by the judges is a fairy condition, IMMUN chess. A capture is possible if the Circe rebirth square of the captured unit (Rex Exclusiv) is empty (after capturing).
Other fairy conditions and pieces are accepted.
Section 1: All kinds of problems except Retros and Proof-games.
Judge: Guy Sobrecases
Section 2: Retro problems and Proof-games.
Judge Michel Caillaud
The awards will be announced at the end of the ISC, on January 24th, 2010.
Send to: eric.pichouron(at)free.fr
Closing date: 17.1.2010
Example:

Eligiusz Zimmer
Problemkiste 2004
h2#                         3+2
Immun Chess
1.Qb3 Bf7 2.Qa4 Bb4#
1.Kb3 Bb4 2.Qa4 Bf7#

Jubilee tourney Mikhail Marandyuk - 60



The Ukrainian commission for chess composition and the magazine "Problemist of Ukraine" announces the "Mikhail Marandyuk - 60" international Jubilee Tourney in celebration of the famous Ukrainian grandmaster's birthday.
3#, n# - theme free
Judge: Mikhail Marandyuk
Send to: Mikhail Marandyuk, St. Chapaeva, 25-23, 60300 Novoselitsa, Chernivtsi region, Ukraine
marandyuk(AT)cv.ukrtel.net
Closing date: 17.1.2010

Olympic tourney on chess problems composing Khanty - Mansiysk – 2010

International Chess Federation (FIDE) within the framework of the special project “Chess Composition” is organizing the Olympic FIDE Tourney on composing of studies and problems during the World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk (2010) .
2# – Judge: Jakov Rossomakho
3# – Judge: Jakov Vladimirov
n# – Judge: Alexander Azhusin
Studies – Judge: Sergey Tkachenko
h# – Judge: Valery Kopyl s# – Judge: Andrey Selivanov
fairy - Judge: Petko Petkov
retro - Judge: Andrey Frolkin
Theme free. Only one composition from one author can be accepted (no joint compositions).
Three Olympic medals and honorable certificates will be handed out in each nomination.
Certificates for winners will be signed by the FIDE President.
All participants will receive the booklet with final results.
Send to: Andrey Selivanov via e-mail: olympictourney(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 31.12.2009

28th Thematic tourney of Problem - Echo

Theme: Series helpmates with set play in one move are required (ser-h#n*).
A Maximum of two types of the following fairy pieces may be used, however, one must be at least used: grasshopper, night rider, non-stop-equihopper, equihopper. In the course of the solution at least one promotion occurs in a fairy piece.
Other fairy piece types than the mentioned as well as fairy conditions are not admitted. Neither pieces may be neutrally nor may own them other additional features, e.g., magically, paralyzing etc.. More solutions are allowed. Twins are only admitted if every solution owns a set play.
Judge: Michael Barth
Send to: Dieter Müller, Grenzstraße 45A, 09376 Oelsnitz/E., Germany
Muellerhaupt(AT)aol.com
Closing date: 31.12.2009

Example:
Dieter Müller
Harmonie 2008
ser-h12#*                         5+5
1... Gd7#
1.exf5 2.Ke6 3.d5 4.d4 5.d3
6.d2 7.d1=G 8.Gf3 9.Gf6 10.f4
11.Kf5 12.Gg6 Sd4#

Jubilee tourney Marek Kolčák - 50



Theme: Helpmate in any number of moves. Twin with identical solution, but with changed motivation of moves. Twining by mutual exchange of pieces is allowed. Rotation of the chessboard and zeroposition are not allowed. Using the other type of fairy condition instead of twinning is allowed.
Prizes in two categories 1. orthodox problems and 2. any fairy:
(in case of small number of problems they can be joined)
1.prize 100 €
2.prize 50 €
3.prize 30 €
Judge: Marek Kolčák
Send to: Ľubomír Širáň, Jašíkova 22, 821 03 Bratislava, Slovakia
lubomir.siran(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 28.12.2009

Examples:
Marek Kolčák
Šachové umenie 1985
3rd Honourable Mention
Marek Kolčák
25 JT BKKŠ 1998
2nd Honourable Mention
Marek Kolčák
Whisky tourney Turku 1995
2nd Prize
Marek Kolčák
Phenix 1999
2nd Honourable Mention
h2#                         5+10
B: Ke4 -> g5
h2#                         5+12
B: Kd4 -> e5
h2#                         5+12
B: Kb7 <-> Kf5
h3#                         5+12
B: Ke4 -> f5
A: 1.Sb4+ Sc6 2.e5 Se7#
B: 1.Sb4+ Sc6 2.e5 Se7#
A: 1.f5 Sf6 2.Bd3 Scd7#
B: 1.f5 Sf6 2.Bd3 Scd7#
A: 1.Reg4 Sf4 2.Bb8 d6#
B: 1.Reg4 Sf4 2.Bb8 d6#
A: Rf3 Rc2 2.Be3 Bb1
3.Sd5 Rc4#
B: Rf3 Rc2 2.Be3 Bb1
3.Sd5 Rc4#

Jubilee tourney Sergej Borodavkin - 40

s4-10# - theme free
Judge: Sergej Borodavkin
Send to: borod_serg(AT)mail.ru or borod(AT)email.ua
Closing date: 10.12.2009

Jubilee tourney Virgil Nestorescu - 80



The Romanian chess magazine Gambit announces the “Virgil Nestorescu - 80” Jubilee Tourney in celebration of the Romanian grandmaster’s birthday on February 8th.
3# - theme free, studies - theme free
Judge: Virgil Nestorescu
Send to: Valeriu Petrovici, CP 77-09, cod 03.3290, Bucharest 77, Romania
or d.i.nicula(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.12.2009

20th Memorial tourney E. M. Birnov

2# - Judge: Vjacheslav Pilchenko
3# - Judge: Aleksandr Sygurov
n# - Judge: Aleksandr Kuzovkov
studies - Judge: Richard Becker
h2# - Judge: Živko Janevski
The publication of results will be in 2008 in the newspaper: "Molodoj" (Volgograd, Russia) and on a site: www.efrosinin.t-k.ru. Dispatch of results to foreign participants only by e-mail.
Send to: rosini(AT)t-k.ru
Closing date: 30.11.2009

26th TT Chess Composition Microweb

Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for any type of chess problems using any Circe variation - Circe, Mirror Circe, Circe Parrain, Anticirce, Mars Circe, Supercirce etc.
Moreover there should be no captures in the thematic solution(s) and/or variation(s). (In the direct or self play it is allowed to have captures in unimportant variations.)
Judge: Juraj Lörinc
Send to: juraj.lorinc(AT)bigfoot.com
Closing date: 11.11.2009
Examples:

František Sabol
321 Pat a Mat 24 4/1999
Michel Caillaud
1st TT Becherovka 1999
1st Prize
Eric Huber
Quartz 16 - 2001
2#                         8+4
A: Orthodox
B: Circe
h2#                         3+2
A: Orthodox
B: Anticirce
hs5#                         4+4
Mars circe
B: Rc5 -> b4
A:
1.Rb1 ! ( 2.Kd2#)
1... Kf1 2.Qh1#
B:
1.Kd2 ! (2.Qh1#)
1... Kf1 2.Rb1#
A: 1.Re7 a8S 2.Rd7 f8Q#
B: 1.Kc8 f8S 2.Rc7+ a8Q#
A:
1.Rd8 Rc8 2.Rd2 Kd3 3.Kb7 Ke3
4.Ka6 Bb5 5.Rd4+ Rc1#
B:
1.e5 Ra4 2.Be1 Kd1 3.Rc2 Bf1
4.Bc3+ Ke1 5.Rc1+ Ra1#

Jubilee tourney Oleg Shalygin - 50

H#2-6 - theme: Roentgen - a pinning piece captures the pinned piece, and when the enemy King retreats, continues moving in the same direction.
Prize fund: 50 €.
Judge: Oleg Shalygin
Send to: borod_serg(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 4.11.2009
Examples:

Christopher Jones
Problem-Forum 2005
h3#                         5+9
1.Rxg4 Bxd6+ 2.Kf5 Bg3
3.Bb5 Re5#
1.Bxg5 Rxe2+ 2.Kf6 Re8
3.Sb5 Be5#

Memorial tourney Viktor Melnichenko

2# - theme free
3# - theme free
n# - theme free
Judges: Evgeni Reitsen & Valery Kopyl
Send to: Valery Kopyl, St. Kagamlika 80, 36008 Poltava, Ukraine
kopyl(AT)nadija.poltava.ua
Closing date: 1.11.2009

The Danish Chess Problem Society - 61th theme tourney

The Danish Chess Problem Society announces its 61th theme tourney demanding problems with grid chess and Rundlauf. The grid does not have to be standard. The Rundlauf must cover an area, travelling backwards by the same route (like switchback) is not considered Rundlauf.
All kind of problems are allowed, fairy pieces and conditions likewise.
There will be a total prize sum of 135€.
Judge: Dinu-Ioan Nicula
Send to: Leif Schmidt, Raadmand Billesvej 25, DK-2620 Roedovre, Denmark
leif.c.schmidt(AT)hotmail.com
Closing date: 31.10.2009

The Study Tourney NONA 2009

The Georgian Chess Club NTN (Nona, Tigran, Nana) announces an International Composing Blitz Tourney (studies) NONA 2009, which is enclosed in program of chess festival in honour of IGM Nona Gaprindashvili. The theme of tournament: Realization an echo mates or an echo stalemates in the main line (lines). Are nominated prizes, honourable and commendation mentions.
Judge: David Gurgenidze
The preliminary award of tourney will be published on 1.12.2009 in web page http://akobia.com or http://akobia.geoweb.ge (also, will be sent to participants by e-mail)
Send to: geochess(at)geo.net.ge
Closing date: 20.10.2009


Spišská borovička - 21st theme tourney

Peter Gvozdják announces his 21th thematical tourney Spisska Borovicka, competition for all kinds of original problems in 2 moves (#2, =2, h#2, s#2, r=2 etc...) and showing one of the CYCLONE themes. In addition, key must take at least one flight. (Nothing is said about possible flight giving.) Twins, more solutions, promoted pieces and any fairy pieces and/or conditions are allowed, but only computer-tested (C+) problems will be accepted.
Judge: Peter Gvozdják
There are two ways of entering:
1. You may send the entry by e-mail to Peter Gvozdják at peter.gvozdjak(AT)gmail.com. In that case the entry should be received latest on September 30th.
2. You may also give your problems at Rio de Janeiro congress personally to Peter Gvozdják. In that case he should receive your entry before Friday October 16th, 2009, 9.30 A.M.
Closing date: 16.10.2009
Example:

Milan Velimirovic
Problem 1971
2#                         10+10
1…Sd3 a 2.R×e8# A
1…d4 b 2.B×d4# B
1…Qe4 c 2.Sd7# C
1.Rf4 ! (2.d4#)
1…Sd3 a 2.Bd4# B
1…d4 b 2.Sd7# C
1…Qe4 c 2.R×e8# A

Theme tourney for fairy-miniature

fairy - miniature, with conditions: ParrainCirce & Einstein Chess
Judge: Michael Grushko
Send to: V.Ivanov, Karelia, Povenez, PO box 4, 186326, Russia
Closing date: 15.10.2009

Examples:
Michael Grushko
17th TT CCM C 30.6.2005
1st Commendation
Michael Grushko
The Ural Problemist 2005
1st Commendation
h4,5#                         1+1+3
ParrainCirce
Einstein Chess
B: Kh4 -> g4
C: Kh4 -> f4
h5#                         1+1+2
ParrainCirce
Einstein Chess
B: nPf4 -> f5
h5,5#
A:
1... Kf7
2.fxe4(nS) Ke6(d3)
3.g5 dxe4(nS)
4.Kh5(nSe5) Kf5
5.nSg3(Pn) nSg4(Pn)#
B:
1... e5
2.f4 fxe5(nS)+
3.Kh5(f6) nSxg6(nB)+
4.Kh6(g7) Ke7
5.gxf6(nS) Kxf6(g5)#
C:
1... exf5(nS)
2.Kxf5(f6) Ke7(nSe4)
3.Kxg6 Ke6(g5)
4.Kh7 Ke7
5.nSxf6(nB)+ Kf7(g6)#
A:
1.Kf3 Kd6
2.nPxf4=nS Ke5 (nPg3)
3.Kxg3 Ke4 (+nPg2)
4.Kh2 Kf3
5.nSxg2=nB+ Kf2 (+nPg1)#
B:
1.Ke7
2.Kxf5 Kf8 (+nPg6)
3.Kxg6 Ke7 (+nPf5)+
4.Kh7 nPe6
5.nPxf5=nS+ Kf8 (+nPg6)+
6.Kh8 nSg7=nP#

7th Romanian Tzuica Tourney

Theme: Help-selfmates (hs#n) or help-selfstalemates (hs=n) with Batteries. All fairy conditions and pieces are allowed. There must be at least two active (firing) batteries during each solution. Batteries can be already present in the diagram position or built during the play; they can be both white, both black or black & white.
Definition
In a help-selfmate problem in ‘n’ moves (denoted hs#n), White starts and Black collaborates with White in order to reach a position of s#1 (selfmate in one move) move ‘n’ (the last move).
Battery
A battery is an arrangement of two pieces capable of giving a discovered check. Judges: Vlaicu Crişan & Eric Huber
Prizes in bottles of Tzuica.
Send to: hubereric(AT)yahoo.fr by October 9th or give them during congress to Vlaicu Crişan until Wednesday, October 14th at 19:00.
Closing date: 14.10.2009

Example:
Vlaicu Crişan & Eric Huber
Rio de Janeiro 2009
hs2#                         5+6
B: Sc4 -> f8
A: 1.Rc3+ Kc6 2.Se3+ Bc5#
B: 1.Rg8+ Kd8 2.Sg6+ Bf8#
There are two pre-existing
batteries wBh2-wRg3 and
bRa1-bBa3 in the diagram
position. White builds another
battery wR-wS during each
solution.

Jubilee tourney Mark Erenburg - 50



s4-8# - Theme: Featuring active black counterplay. Promoted pieces or fairy pieces are not allowed.
Judge: Mark Erenburg
Award will be published. Prize fund 300 €.
Send to: mgrubnere1(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 10.10.2009

Example:
Stephan Gradstein
Limburgsch Dagblad 1938
1st Prize
s5#                         10+14
1. h8B!
(2.Bd4 - 3.Bxf2+ R/Bxf2#)
if now 2… Rb2/Bb3, then
3.Be5+! dxe5 4.Qg5+ Kh3
5. Sxf2+ R/Bxf2#
So, Black counterplays
1… Ba6! 2. Bd4 Rb5!
if now 3.Bh8?, then 3… Rb1!
So, White counterplays
3.Bb2! R- 4.Qg5+ Kh3
5.S1xf2+ R/Bxf2#

Theme tourney for set-mate Zilahis

Required are orthodox helpmates in 3 or more moves showing a Zilahi in two or more full-length phases, with at least one set mate in 1 by a thematic Zilahi piece.
No duplex or zeropositions. In the case of problems with twinning the set-mate requirement applies to each twin.
Maximum 3 entries per composer.
Judge: Chris Feather
Send to: Chris J. Feather, 10 Tinwel Road, GB-Stamford PE9 2QQ, England, (ideally on diagrams)
cfeather(AT)ukonline.co.uk (ideally on notation, please write "ORBIT TT" in the heading line !)
Closing date: 1.10.2009

Examples:
Chris Feather
Problem-Forum 2005
A. Styopochkin
JT V. Kirillov 2001
1st Commendation
Chris Feather
Broodings 2008
h5#*                         4+6
B: Kb2 -> e1
h5#*                         8+11
h4#                         5+8
A. 1... Rxg8#
1.Bxf7 Rxf7 2.Rg7 Kc3
3.Kh7 Kd4 4.Kg6 Ke5
5.Kg5 Rxg7#
B: 1... Rxg8#
1.Kxg7 Bxh5 2.Bf7 Bd1
3.Kg6 Ke2 4.Kh5 Kf3
5.Bg6 Kf4#
1... Rxb1#
1.bxc2 Rd1 2.c1=S Rd2
3.Sxd3 Rxb2 4.Bc2 Rxc2
5.Sb2 Rc1#
1.bxc1=B Bxb3 2.Kb2 Bxd5
3.Ra1 Bxc6 4.Ka2 Bb5
5.Bb2 Bc4#
1... Re1#
1... Re2#
1.cxd2+ Kxd2 2.c1=Q+ Kd3
3.Qd2+ Kc4 4.Qd6 Re1#
1.cx1=R+ Kc2 2.Ra1 Kd3
3.R⿤Ų K￿￿ 4��d6��e2#

Memorial tourney Jakov Vilner - 110

3# - theme free
Judge: Yuri Gordian
Send to: Yuri Gordian, Pochtamt box 66, 65026 Odessa, Ukraine
gordian37@mail.ru
Closing date: 1.10.2009

Jubilee tourney Fadil Abdurahmanović - 70



The Editors of Orbit announce a formal tournament for the 70th jubilee of the famous Bosnian chess problemist, Grandmaster Fadil Abdurahmanović.
h2# - theme free
Set-play, tempo tries and multi solutions are allowed. Twins are not allowed. Promoted pieces or fairy pieces are not allowed.
Judge: Živko Janevski
h4-8# - theme free
Set-play, tempo tries and one solution. Twins and multiple solutions are not allowed. Promoted pieces and fairy pieces are not allowed.
Judge: Fadil Abdurahmanović
Send to: Nikola Stolev Bukovič 3/a, naselba Lisiče, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
stolev(AT)t-home.mk
Closing date: 1.10.2009

Jubilee tourney Mike Prcic - 70



StrateGems announces Mike Prcic 70th birthday Jubilee tourney.
h# - theme Rundlauf
It could be any piece, any color, on board or promoted.
Each participant will receive the award booklet. All the awardees will receive prizes in books.
Judge: Mike Prcic
Send to: Mike Prcic, 2613 Northshore Lane, Westlake Village, CA 91361 USA
Tuzlak(AT)aol.com
Closing date: 1.10.2009

Memorial tourney Mikhail Kuznetsov

3# - theme free
Judge: Aleksandr Kuzovkov
Prize fund : 300$
Send to: Jakov Rossomakho, Ordinarnaja 12, kv.29, 197136 Sankt Peterburg, Russia
yross(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 1.9.2009

Tourney OSTROLEKA EU PL

3# - theme free
Judge: Leopold Szwedowski
3 prizes 111, 77 and 55 €.
Zeropositions, fairy conditions and pieces are not allowed.
Award will be ready by December 31st 2009.
Send to: Waldemar Tura, Szkolna 4c/6, 21-412 Adamów k/Łukowa, Poland
waldt(AT)neostrada.pl
Closing date: 1.9.2009

Jubilee tourney Tel Aviv - 100

The first Hebrew city in modern times celebrates its centenary this year. It has always been in the heart of chess (and chess composition) life in Israel. Its municipal chess club even brought up some of the country’s most established composers (Ofer Comay, Amatzia Avni, Gady Costeff, Yochanan Afek…) thus it is just natural that this special anniversary will be commemorated by an International tourney for composing endgame studies. There is no set theme.
Judge: Gady Costeff
Prize fund: 400 € courtesy the Municipal chess center in Tel-Aviv as well as chess composition books.
Entries on normal diagrams or by specifying the exact initial squares of the pieces (no database files of any kind, please) with solutions in the normal algebraic notation.
The provisional award will be published by the beginning of 2010.
Send to: Amatzia Avni, 9 Oranim st., Givaat Shmuel 54052 Israel
avniam(AT)zahav.net.il
Closing date: 1.9.2009

10th TT Chess Leopolis

Sections: h2#, h2,5#, h3#, h3,5#
Umnov's theme” with realisation of any of the next universal forms:
a) classical ( piece A exempts a place for the piece B of other colour, which occupies its place after the move of piece A; after that the piece А at once comes back to an initial position)
b) with delay of move of the piece B
c) with delay of return the piece A on an initial position
d) with delay of move of a piece B and with delay of return of a piece A on an initial position
Not less, than two solutions. Forms of twins and colour of a piece A can be any.
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru and copy embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.9.2009

Examples:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
1973
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
1980
h2#                         6+3
B: Sc5 <-> Pe5
h2#                         5+6
B: Pf4 <-> Se3
C: Bh1 -> b1
A: 1.Sxd3 c5 2.Sxc5
– comeback ! Rb4#
B: 1.Sxd3 e5 2.Sxe5
– comeback ! Rf4#
A: 1.Bd4 Sg2 2.Rfe3 Sxe3#
– comeback !
B: 1.Be5 Sg2 2.Rf4 Sxf4#
– comeback !
C: 1.Bd4 Sc2 2.Rde3 Sxe3#
– comeback !

Memorial tourney G.Lkhagvasuren

The Mongolian sports newspaper “Tavan tsagarig” (Five rings) announce Memorial tourney G.Lkhagvasuren-60 (1949-2006) for 3# with a third-pin.
3 prizes:100, 80 and 60 US $.
Judge: Lkhundevin Togookhuu
Send to: Lkhundevin Togookhuu, IV xop. 43-157 toot, Ulaanbaatar-24, 16066 Mongolia
jjelinek(AT)koop.cz with a copy to togookhuu_l(AT)yahoo.com
Closing date: 31.8.2009

Example:
G.Lkhagvasuren
S.Chimedtseren
Sachsische Zeitung 1989
1st Prize
3#                         11+8
1.Se2 ! (2.g4+ 3.Sg3#)
1... Qxe3 2.Qc8+ Re6 3.Rxf6#
1... Rxe3 2.Rxf6+ Sxf6 3.Sd4#
1... Sxe3 2.Sd4+ Qxd4 3.Qc8#


Jubilee tourney Valerij Vlasenko - 70

studies - theme free
Judge: Valerij Vlasenko
Send to: Valerij Vlasenko, Komsmolski 101-228, Kharkov region, 63460, Ukraine
karya81(AT)rambler.ru
Closing date: 15.8.2009


Memorial tourney Aleksandr Baturin - 100

3# - theme free, h3# - theme free
Judge: Valerij Kirillov
Send to: Vadim Vinokurov, St. Marshala Malinovskeho 12, apt.29, 153038 Ivanovo, Russia
vkv-53(AT)yandex.ru
Closing date: 24.8.2009


League of Macedonian Problemists 2009

2# - theme: The key takes a flight and the try does the same (not necessary the same square).
Judge: Piet le Grand
3# - theme: Black plays on his first move to a square adjacent (laterally or diagonally) to the black King, which is guarded by White. White uses the arrival of the black piece on that square as a self-block on the third move. Usage of the self-block on the second move is not permitted.
Judge: Henk le Grand
s2-3# - theme: Opening/closing of virtual black lines, which exist only in the threat or in virtual mating positions (not in the actual variations).
Judge: Frank Richter
h2,5# - theme: Transformation of a pin in the diagram position onto another line, on which a black piece is re-pinned. The play must end with a pin mate in each thematic phase: two or more solutions or twins required (but no zeropositions or successive twins).
Judge: Petre Stojoski
Each composer may participate with an unlimited number of problems, but only one of his entries per round will score points. Ten problems will be ranked in four rounds and will be awarded points as follows: 1st Place - 12 points; 2nd Pl. - 10 pts; 3rd Pl. - 9 pts; 10th Pl. - 2 pts; a correct, non-anticipated and thematic problem - 1 point. The overall ranking will be based on the sum of points from all rounds.
The awards will be published at the end of 2009. All participants will receive a copy of the award and the best five will win regular and special issues of The Macedonian Problemist.
Send to: Zoran Gavrilovski, p. fah 137, MK-1001 Skopje, Macedonia
mprobl(AT)yahoo.com
Closing date: 10.8.2009
Examples:

Piet le Grand
Probleemblad 2002
Henk le Grand
Example 2008
Frank Richter
Scheme 2008
Petre Stojoski
The Macedonian Problemist
2003
2#                         10+9
3#                         10+7
s2#                         7+9
h2,5#                         4+6
1... Bxe5/Sxe5 2.Bxc4/Sf4#
1.exd4? (2.Bxc4#) Sd6 !
1... Sxe5/Qxc3 2.d5/Sf4#
1.cxd4! (2.Sf4#)
1... Bxe5/Qxe3 2.d5/Bxc4#
1.Sxc7! (zz)
1... c4 2.Ba6 (3.Sb5#)
2...c3 3.dxc3#
1... d5 2.Kf5 ~ 3.Se6#
(1... f5 2.h7 ~ 3.h8Q/B#)
1.Ba3? (2.Qe7+ Rf6#) d6 !
1.Bf8! (2.Qe7+ Rf6#)
1... d6 (closes f6-b6 line)
2.Qxf2+ Bxf2#
(2.Qe7+? Rf6+ 3.Qe3!)
1... Rf2 2.Ke6 Bc4
3.Rd6 (3.d6?) Re4#
1... Re5 2.Kc5 Ba6
3.d6 (Rd6?) Rc4#

Memorial tourney Aleksandr Sarychev - 100

Azerbaijan Commission for Chess Composition announces an International Composing Tourney Aleksandr Sarychev-100 MT for studies - theme free.
Judge: Muradkhan Muradov
Price fund: 750$
Maximum 3th entries per author. All participants will receive the tourney results. The preliminary award - 15.10.2009. All got in award will send magazine " Shahmat bestechiliyi " with results.
Send to: Ilham Aliev, 8m/r, 18/29-51, Sumgayit, AZ-5008, Azerbaijan
bestechi(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 2.8.2009

Jubilee tourney Vollenweider-Issler-Gfeller - 75

2#,3#, h3# - theme free
Price fund: 2000 CHF
Send to: Thomas Maeder, Frohbergweg 6, CH-3012 Bern
maeder(AT)glue.ch
Closing date: 31.7.2009

4th thematic tourney of the Macedonian Problemist

h2# - Theme: Reciprocal or cyclic change of squares of white interferences of black lines and mates. There may be repetition of white moves at different stages, including reciprocal or cyclic change of moves. All kinds of interferences are allowed (including, e.g., masked or anticipatory, unpin, etc.). Indirect battery mates are allowed, but direct battery mates are not considered thematic.
Judge: Živko Janevski
Send to: Zoran Gavrilovski, p. fah 137, MK-1001 Skopje, Macedonia
mprobl(AT)yahoo.com
Closing date: 31.7.2009
Examples:

Georg Pongrac
Macedonian Problemist 2008
Christer Jonsson
3rd Prize
Feladvany lapja 1973
Árpád Molnár
2nd Place
Bayern - Budapest 1987
h2#                         4+10
B: Ke6 -> d6
h2#                         6+8
h2#                         7+10
B: Sb3 -> d3
A: 1.Se3 Se4 2.Bb4 Sd4#
B: 1.Be3 Sd4 2.Sf4 Se4#
Reciprocal interference on the
same line with reciprocal
white moves.
1.Qxd5 Rf3 (Re2+?)
2.Ke6 Re2#
1.Bxd5 Re2+ (Rf3?)
2.Kf7 Rf3#
Anticipatory self-pin,
captures.
A: 1.Qf4 Sd5 2.Sf5 Se5#
B: 1.Qe4 Be5 2.Sb5 Bd5#
Interferences on the same
black line, play by the black
unpinned piece.
Christer Jonsson
3rd Commendation
USPB 1993
Shaul Shamir & Evgeny Bourd
1st Place
Macedonia - Israel 2006
Jorge Kapros & Jorge Lois
Commendation
Budapesti Sakkszöv. 1979
h2#                         6+12
h2#                         8+10
B: Kd4 -> c4
h2#                         8+12
1.Qf7 Bd3 (Bd5?) 2.Bg4 Sd5#
1.Rd2 Bd5 (Bd3?) 2.Sg4 Sd3#
Interferences on the same
line.
A: 1.Sd5 (Sc~?) Sd6 (Sd2?)
2.Qxe5 Scb5#
B: 1.Sc5 (Sb~?) Sb5 (Se2?)
2.Qxb4 Sed6#
Anticipatory interferences.
1.Bc3 Bc6 2.exf2 Rxc3#
1.Rf6 Rc3 2.fxg3 Qxf6#
1.R7c6 Qf6 2.Kxe4 Bxc6#
Cyclic change of squares of
interference and mates.

Jubilee tourney Aleksandr Semenenko - 50 & Valery Semenenko - 50



The Dnipropetrovsk City Chess Composition Federation announces an international problem composing tourney dedicated to the 50th birthday of Grandmasters of Ukraine Aleksandr and Valery Semenenko.
h2#, h3#, hn# - theme free
There will be prizes for the winners.
Each participant will receive the tourney award in 2009.
Judges: Aleksandr Semenenko & Valery Semenenko
Send to: Valery Semenenko, 1, apt. 30, Gogol St., 49044 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
semenenko.valery(AT)mail.ru or a.semenenko(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 25.7.2009

Liga Problemista 2009 2nd round

Theme: Orthodox helpmates in 3 moves (h#3) with active sacriface of the white piece and one or more tempo move(s) in the solution. Tempo can be either black, or white, or black & white.
Active sacrifice means that the white piece moves and arrives to the square where it will be captured.
Set play, tries, multiple solutions and twins are allowed. Additional fairy condition and/or pieces are forbidden.
Judge: Borislav Gađanski
Send to: Milan Velimirović, Milentija Popovića 35/6, 11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia
or by email mivel(AT)sezampro.com with subject LP 2/2009
or online fill the input form Originals... Liga Problemista 2009 2nd Round Mat Plus site.
You should sign-in first (if you are not registered member) to be able to access this form.
Closing date: 1.7.2009

Examples:
Frans Hansson
Fairy Chess Review 1953
Michel Caillaud
StrateGeams 1999
Commendation
Zdravko Maslar
Die Schwalbe 1981
2nd Honourable Mention
Borislav Mikota
Problem 1959
h3#                         3+5
h3#                         10+7
h3#                         6+9
h3#*                         7+12
1.Rb4 Sc4+ 2.Qxc4 Ke5
3.Kc5 Sd7#
1.Rh1 Re1 2.Rxh3 Bxh3
3.dxe1=B Bf1#
1.Re1 Rc1 2.Rxe4 fxe4
3.dxc1=R Be2#
1.Sf3 Rh1 2.Qxh1+ Kxg3
3.Qa1 d4#
1... Kd3 2.f2+ Be3
3.Kf3 Bxb7#
1.f2 Bf8 2.Kf3 Kd3
3.Qxf8 Bxb7#

9th TT Chess Leopolis

CHESS LEOPOLIS announces 9TH thematic tournament.
Theme: The first move of black piece of each thematic variants (solutions) is carried out on the place of an active sacrifice of white figure from other thematic variant (solution). Not less, than two thematic variants (solutions).
Sections: 3#, 4-6#, h2#, h3#, s2-4#
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru and copy embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.7.2009

Example:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
Vetchernaja Gazeta 2005
s2#                         10+7
1.Re8! tempo
1… Sd2 2.Be2+ Sxe2#
(3.Qe1?, 2.Rf3?)
1… Se2 2.Qd2+ Sxd2#
(3.Bd1?, 2.Qc3?)
1… Sc3 2.Rf3+ Sxf3#
(3.Qe1, Bd1?, 2.Be2?)
1… Sf3 2.Qc3+ Sxc3#
(3.Bd1?, 2.Qd2?)

Jubilee tourney Viktor Chepizny - 75



The Editors of Orbit announce a formal tournament for the 75th jubilee of the famous Russian chess problemist, Grandmaster Viktor Chepizny in two groups:
A: h2# - theme free
B: s3 - theme free
Twins and multi solutions are allowed. Promoted pieces or fairy pieces are not allowed.
Judge: Viktor Chepizny
Send to: Nikola Stolev Bukovič 3/a, naselba Lisiče, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
stolev(AT)t-home.mk
Closing date: 1.7.2009

TT Informal tourney PROBLEM-ECHO 2009

Eine neue Ausgabe von PROBLEM-ECHO besteht aus 12 guten, korrekten Aufgaben der ausgeschriebenen Aufgabenart. Vier der Autoren werden als Preisrichter eingeladen und müssen alle 12 Aufgaben mit einer Punktewertung versehen. Für den Team-Preisbericht gelten Regeln, die den eingeladenen Preisrichtern zugehen. Mit dem Beschicken der Turniere erkennt der Autor die Richtlinien von "PE" an.
1. "PE"-Thema-Informal-Turnier 2009: 3#, 4# mit Fluchtfeldraub. Zum Fluchtfeld sollte es ein Satzspiel geben.
2. "PE"-Thema-Informal-Turnier 2009: h2# Der Mattzug erfolgt auf einem Feld, welches vorher in einer Phase von einer weißen und in einer anderen Phase von einer schwarzen Figur verlassen wurde.
Anmerkung: Die Preisberichte erscheinen noch Ende 2009. Unveröffentlichte Aufgaben sind danach frei.
Send to: Dieter Müller, Grenzstraße 45A, 09376 Oelsnitz, Germany
muellerhaupt(AT)aol.com
Closing date: 30.6.2009


Jubilee tourney Roberto Osorio - 55



Die Schwalbe and Orbit announce the Roberto Osorio's 55th Jubilee Tourney for orthodox proof games.
Theme: Embracing non-contemporary twin pieces; see article
The theme can be shown anywhere on the board and the diagram can show non standard material. Multiple phases allowed and very welcome.
Evaluation: The problems will be evaluated as a balance of their thematic contents, originality and general quality. Please indicate the thematic moves in the solution.
Judge: Roberto Osorio
The Award will be published simultaneously in Die Schwalbe and Orbit. The participants will receive a corresponding copy.
Send to: Jorge Lois jorgejlois(at)yahoo.com
Closing date: 30.6.2009


Memorial tourney Tarik Rrhioua

h2-7# - theme free
Judge: Abdelaziz Onkoud
Send to: Abdelaziz Onkoud, 8 square Moliere 3425, F-93240 Stains, France
azonkoud(AT)hotmail.com
Closing date: 30.6.2009


Tourney Csák - Majoros - Pásztor - 2009 (Jubilee tourney János Csák - 60)

On the occasion of the 60th birthday of the international chess problem composer master János Csák, a tourney will be held in the following sections.
s5-10# - theme free
Judge: József Pásztor
h3# - theme free
Judge: János Csák
Send to: Béla Majoros, Kossuth ut. 8, Bakonyoszlop, H-8418 Hungary
Closing date: 30.6.2009


Jubilee tourney Varusschlacht 2000

3#, 4# - theme: Schlagrömer (capture roman), (specialprice for white capture roman)
Judge: Wieland Bruch
Send to: Udo Degener, Stephensonstrasse 47, D-14482 Potsdam, Germany
udo-degener(AT)gmx.de
Closing date: 30.6.2009

Memorial tourney Richard Réti

Association of Chess Problemists in the Czech Republic announces the Study Composing Tourney dedicated to jubilee of IGM Richard Réti (28.5.1889 - 6.6.1929) in two sections:
1. composition of an introductory play to any of 56 original Réti´s studies published in the book by A. Mandler „Richard Réti: Sämtliche Studien“
2. composition of an original study in which the author exploits any from Réti´s themes (from the book see item 1 above)
Judge: Ilham Aliev
Price fund: 400 USD
Send to: Jiří Jelínek, Španielova 1313, CZ-163 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
jjelinek(AT)koop.cz with a copy to jjelinek(AT)chello.cz
Closing date: 30.6.2009

Examples:
Josef Pospíšil
Rochade Europa 2007
(version Die Welt 2000)
Evžen Pavlovský
The Independent č. 137/1987
draw                         6+3
win                         3+2
1.h6 Qxd4 2.h4 gxh6+
3.Kg8 Qxh4 4.h8Q Qd8+
5.Kg7 Qxh8 6.Kxh8 h5
(it is a diagram position of
Réti´s study from April 1922)
7.Kg7 draw

1.Ba2 Kg3 2.Bd5 Kf4
3.f6 Ke5 4.f7 Kxd5
5.f8Q h1Q 6.Qa8+ and 7.Qxh1
white wins


Jubilee tourney Yuri Trepalin - 70

2# - theme free, maximum 12 pieces
Judge: Boris Maslov
h2# - theme free, maximum 12 pieces
Judge: Vadim Vinokurov
Send to: Magazin Rabotchij kraj, Street Stepanova 7, 153000 Ivanovo, Russia
vkv-53(AT)yandex.ru
Closing date: 1.6.2009

8th TT Chess Leopolis

"CHESS LEOPOLIS" announces 8TH thematic tournament of composing H # (3 … 4).
Theme: “Visserman-theme with delay of unpining white figures”.
Motivation of delay, type of mates and form of realization (in two solutions at one set position or in the twins) can be any.
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru and copy embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.6.2009

Examples:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
Echo 2008
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
Echo 2008
h3#                         8+13
zero position
A: Bb3->c2
B: Kc1->a3
h3#                         11+12
zero position
A: Ba3->e1
B: Kf1->b3
A: 1.Bxd6+ Kd5 2.Bxg3 Bh6
3.Be5 Rg1#
B: 1.Rxg5+ Kf4 2.Rxa5 Bf8
3.Re5 Ra6#
A: 1.Bxb7+ Kc5 (Ke5?)
2.Bxf3 (Bd5?) Rf8 3.Bd5 Bh3#
B: 1.Rxf5+ Ke4 (Kc6?)
2.Rxb5 (Rd5?) Rb8 3.Rd5 Sc5#

Tourney Messigny 2009

2#,3# - Theme: In the course of the solution (set-play, tries, real play), two figures of the same type but of opposite colours, play on the same square without making a capture.
Judge: Claude Wiedenhoff
Send to: To be submitted to the judge Claude Wiedenhoff before Sunday May 31st 2009 6 P.M. or
lr.phenix(AT)free.fr
Closing date: 31.5.2009

Example:
Scheme
2#                         7+5
1.Sf2! (2.Sg4#)
1… d4 2.Se3#
1… Se3 2.d4#


hn#,rn# - Theme: Cross Checks in which the mating move is not included.
Judge: Yves Tallec
Send to: To be submitted to the judge Yves Tallec before Sunday May 31st 2009 8 P.M. or
lr.phenix(AT)free.fr
Example:
M. Persson
C. Feather
Wiener Arbeiter Zeitung 1978
1st Prize
h2#                         8+4
1.Rxa8+ Bb8+ 2.Kxe4 Rf4#
1.Rxf5+ Sf6+ 2.Kxf4 Sd3#


PG - Theme: We ask for a position in which the n last single moves are forced and being able to be obtained by a shorter proof game (SPG) completely determined (orthodox chess only).
Judge: Thierry Le Gleuher
Send to: To be submitted to the judge Thierry Le Gleuher before Sunday May 31st 2009 8 P.M. or
lr.phenix(AT)free.fr
Example:
Bruno KAMPMANN
Messigny 1998
Commendation
PG 5,0 ?                         15+16
1.f3 d5 2.Kf2 Qd6 3.Ke3 d4+
4.Kd3 Bf5+ 5.e4 dxe3 e.p.++
For this position (diagram),
only 2 last single moves
are forced.
Rétro:
1... d4xPe3ep++ 2.e2-e4


PG - Theme: Are requested problems of all types associating: - at least one fairy condition (which could be checked on Winchloe),and - at least one fairy piece combining at least two leapers or more (for example Gnou = Knight + Camel ; Squirrel = Knight + Dabbaba + Alfil ; Okapi = Knight + Zebra...) Other types of fairy figures such as Grasshopper, Princess or Chameleon (for example) are not accepted. (Semi)neutral pieces are accepted.
Judge: Laurent Riguet
Send to: All works should be submitted to the judge Laurent Riguet at latest on Sunday May 31st 2009 by 8 p.m. or
lr.phenix(AT)free.fr
Example:
Sven TROMMLER
JT H.P. Rehm-60
2nd Honourable Mention
4#                         9+13
Anticirce, GNU 3+2
1.Sc7! (2.GNe3+ Sxe3(Sb8)
3.GNc4+ GNxc4(GNc1) 4.GNf5‡)
1… GNe3 2.GNf5+ GNxf5(GNf1)
3.GNe3+ Sxe3(Sb8) 4.GNc4‡
1… Ce3 2.GNc4+ GNxc4(GNc1)
3.GNf5+ Sxf5(Sg8) 4.GNe3‡



Memorial tourney Aleksej Kopnin

2# - Judge: Rashid Usmanov
3# - Judge: Zuri Gorbatenko
hn# - Judge: Valery Gurov
studies - Judge: Oleg Pervakov
Send to: Shakhmatnaya Poesija, 454008 Čeljabinsk, a/ya 1375, Russia
usmanovr(AT)yandex.ru
Closing date:
15.5.2009


Wola Gulowska - 2009

The Gen. Fr. Kleeberg Community Centre in Wola Gulowska announces the nineteenth formal competition on the following section:
2# - Judge: Leopold Szwedowski
3# - Judge: Jan Rusinek
s2# - Judge: Kazimierz Strzala
s4-6# - Judge: Waldemar Tura
h2# - Judge: Vladislav Nefjodov
Send to: Dom Kultury - Pomnik Czynu, Bojowego Kleeberczyków, 21-481 Wola Gulowska, Poland
wgdk(AT)interia.pl
Closing date:
15.5.2009


25th TT Chess Composition Microweb

Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for any type of chess problems (both orthodox and fairies are accepted) in which:
(a) some piece X is pinned at some time (possibly in the initial position),
(b) X is then unpinned,
(c) X is later pinned again.
Any stipulations and any fairy elements are allowed. The tourney might be divided to multiple sections if enough problems are received depending on the opinion of the judge (e.g. orthodox - fairy, direct - help, or whatever any division judge deems suitable).
Judge: James Quah
Send to: juraj.lorinc(AT)bigfoot.com
Closing date: 5.5.2009
Examples:

Yves Cheylan
2nd Prize
diagrammes 1992
Harry Fougiaxis
3rd Comm
1st TT Phénix 1989-91
Zoran Gavrilovski
2nd Prize
Falanga 1995-96
2#                         16+11
locust 7+3
h2#                         6+10
B: Pc6 -> d6
2+6 locust
r2#                         5+14
1.Lxe6-f6! (2.Qxd7#)
1... Sxb4 2.Lxc4-d3#
1... Sxf4 2.Lxe4-d3#
1... Sxe5 2.Lxc3-d3#
1... Sxc5 2.Lxe3-d3#
1... Lxe5-e6 2.Lxc3-d2#
1... Lxg6-h7 2.Lxc4-d5#
1... Rxc5 2.Lxc5-d6#
1... Lxf4-f5 2.Qxe4#
A: 1.Sc3 Sd6 2.Sxc6 Sdf7#
B: 1.Se2 Sc6 2.Sxd6 S6a5#
1... Rxf5 2.Sxf6 Rxd4#
1... Qe1 2.Sxf2 Rxd4#
1.d5! (2.Rh1+ gxh1Q#)
1... Sf4 2.Sxf6 Se6#
1... Bb4 2.Sxf2 Be1#
1... Rxg4+ 2.Kxg4 Ra4#
1... Sh2 2.d6 Rxg4#

7th TT Chess Leopolis

"CHESS LEOPOLIS" announces 7th thematic tournament of composing orthodox #3.
Theme: "At least two phases with cyclic alternation of 2-nd & 3-rd moves of white figures".
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru and copy embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.5.2009

Examples:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
СЛОВО 1995
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
SSZ 2006
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
Probleemblad 1986
2nd Honourable Mention
3#                         5+4
3#                         6+9
3#                         7+10
1… Ke4 2.Qd2 A f4 3.Qd3# B
1.Qa3 ? Kf4 !
1… Kd2 2.Qd3+B Kc1 3.Qc2#C
1.Sf3 ! (2.Qd2 Ke4 3.Sg5#)
1… f4 2.Qc2 C e4 3.Qd2# A
1.Qd3 ? 1... d6 !
1… c4 2.Rf5+ A Ke6 3.Sd8# B
1… e6 2.Sd8 B c4 3.Sf7# C
1.Sd8 !
1… d5 2.Sf7+ C Kd4 3.Qd3# D
1… Ke4 2.Qd3+ D Ke5 3.Rf5#A
1… Bh5 2.Bd5+ A Kxd5 3.Qf5# B
1… Bh3 2.Bd3+ C Kxd3 3.Qf3# D
1.Rg8 ! (2.Rxg4+ Sf4 3.Qxf4#)
1… Bh5 2.Qf5+ B Kxf5 3.Bd3# C
1… Bh3 2.Qf3+ D Kxf3 3.Bd5# A

Memorial tourney Vladimir Bron - 100

2# - theme free
Judge: V. Pilchenko
Send to: V. Pilchenko, Sverdlovsk region, 624804 Suchoy Log-4, a/ya 41, Russia
3#, n# - theme free
Judge: V. Shavyrin
Send to: V. Shavyrin, St. Kraulya 55, kv. 87, 620109 Ekaterinburg, Russia
studies - theme free
Judge: S. Osinzev
Send to: S. Osinzev, 620143 Ekaterinburg, a/ya 331, Russia
hn# - theme free
Judge: V. Kirillov
Send to: V. Kirillov, Sverdlovsk region, St. Lenina 142, kv. 34, 624992 Serov, Russia
sn# - theme free
Judge: N. Pletenev
Send to: N. Pletenev, Sverdlovsk region, St. Dekabristov 17, kv. 1, 624140 Kirovograd, Russia
Closing date: 1.5.2009


Memorial tourney Rashid Chatjamov

studies - theme free
Judge: V. Kalashnikov
Send to: S. Osinzev, 620143 Ekaterinburg, a/ya 331, Russia
Closing date: 1.5.2009


Jubilee tourney Ľuboš Kekely - 50



Slovak organization of chess composition announces on occasion 50-th birthday of Ľuboš Kekely (born 25th of April 1959) composing tourney for studies with any theme.
Judge: Ľuboš Kekely
Price fund: 150 €.
Send to: Ladislav Salai, Kernova 6, SK-036 01 Martin, Slovakia
salai(AT)unidat.sk
Closing date: 25.4.2009


Internet Tourney of 5th European Chess Solving Championship



Section A:
Theme:
Paradoxical white correction. In the set-play there is a variation 1... a 2. A#.
A random move by a certain white piece F threatens 2. A#, but there is 1... a! refutation (1. F~ ? 2.A# 1... a!).
The key-move is made by the piece F. The solution completes the White correction theme as in the Scheme 1 (1. Fx! 2.A# 1... a 2. B#), or the Threat correction theme as in the Scheme 2 (1. Fx! 2. B# 1... c 2. A#).
Judge: Darko Šaljić

Section B:
Theme:
The first move by black (B1) interferes a white line, or captures a white piece, in order to unguard a distant flight A for the black King. The black King plays in both the second move (B2) and the third move (B3) to reach the thematic square A.
Multiple solutions, tries and twins are allowed. Zero-position and fairy pieces are not allowed.
Judge: Živko Janevski

Send to: mivel(AT)sezampro.comwith subject "ECSC Theme Tourney".
Being a registered member of Mat Plus site. Net you have the alternative to submit your entries online using the standard input form. Please ensure that correct section (ESCS-A or ECSC-B) is selected!
Closing date: 15.4.2009
Examples:

Scheme
Scheme
2#                         6+5
2#                         6+4
1... Rd3 (a) 2.Qf3# (A)
1.S~? (F~)~ 2.Qf3# (A)
1... Rd3! (a)
1.Sd5! (Fx!) ~ 2.Qf3# (A)
1... Rd3 (a) 2.Qf4# (B)
White correction
1... e3 (a) 2.Se5# (A)
1.Sd~? (F~)~ 2.Se5# (A)
1... e3! (a)
1.Sxe4! (Fx!) ~ 2.Sf2# (B)
1... fxe4 (c) 2.Se5# (A)
1... Kxe4 2.Bc2#
Threat correction
Živko Janevski
Probleemblad 2005
Živko Janevski
StrateGems 2005
Commendation
Živko Janevski
Orbit 2004
1st Commendation
h3#                         6+11
h3#                         10+6
h3#                         6+2
1.Bb5 Rxe5+ 2.Kxe5 d4+
3.Kd5 Ba2#
1.Bc2 dxe4+ 2.Kxe4 Rxe5+
3.Kd3 Ra3#
Thematic sqaures d5 & d3
1.Sxe3 fxe5+ 2.Kxe5 f4+
3.Kd4 Rd1#
1.Sxf3 2.cxd5 2.Kxd5 Rd1+
3.Ke4 Rd4#
Thematic squares d4 & e4
1.Kxb4 d7 2.Kc5 d8Q
3.Kxc6 Qd6#
1.Kxc4 c7 2.Kc5 c8Q+
3.Kxd6 Qc6#
Thematic squares c6 & d6

Tourney "100 issues harmonie"

Theme: sn# or rn# with any kind of fairy pieces and/or fairy conditions on 8x8 board
Judges: Torsten Linß & Frank Richter
Price fund: 100 EUR.
Award will be printed in harmonie 100 (December 2009)
Send to: Günter Jordan, Grillparzerweg 14, 07749 Jena, Germany
equihopper(AT)aol.com
Closing date: 10.4.2009


Springarens Winter Tourney 2008 – 2009

Tourney for problems, all kinds, with black or white halfpin in diagram position.
Judge: Lennart Werner
Send to: Rolf Uppström, Godhemsgatan 24 C, SE-41468 Göteborg, Sweden
rolf.uppstrom(AT)springaren.se
Closing date: 1.4.2009


Jubilee tourney Aleksandr Elizarov - 75

fairy - theme free, miniatures
Judge: Aleksandr Elizarov
Send to: Aleksandr Elizarov, Street Kirov, 4 "A" -16, Rybinsk, Yaroslav region, 152903, Russia
elizarov_af(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 1.4.2009


Kudesnik - JT A.Dikusarov-80, V.Chepizhny-75, A.Shahnazarjan-70

"Kudesnik" announces jubilee tourney on the occasion A. Dikusarov of the 80th birthday and V. Chepizny of the 75th birthdayy and A. Shahnazarjan of the 70th birthday in two groups:
3# - theme free, miniatures
4-5# - theme free, miniatures
Judge: Valeri Ivanov
Send to: Vladimir Kozhakin, Pochtamt box 0/28, 685000 Magadan, Russia
vKozhakin(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 1.4.2009


Jubilee tourney Cedric Lytton - 70

For problems with one or more than one fairy element (pieces, conditions and/or boards); twins and zeropositions allowed. The tourney is in two parts:
1. Traditional direct-mates in 2 or 3 moves, in which the merit depends on the keymove and the play following it;
2. Helpmates, selfmates and reflexmates in 2, 3, or 4 moves.
Judge: Cedric Lytton
Price fund: 100Ł.
Send to: Mark Ridley, 59 Otterburn Avenue, South Wellfield, Whitley Bay NE25 9QR
or by e-mail to Christopher Jones: cjajones1(AT)yahoo.co.uk
Closing date: 31.3.2009


Tourney of 17th Slovak Chess Solving Championship

Theme: The same position has in twins (triplets) different stipulations. There are allowed six stipulations used in WCSC ( i.e. 2#, 3#, n#, h#, s# and studies ), not exo.
Judge: Oto Mihalčo
Send to: oto.mihalco@zoznam.sk or oto.mihalco@gmail.com
Closing date: 20.3.2009

Example:
A. Kuzovkov
1994
2#                         14+7
B: h2#
A:
1.b7! zz
1... dxe6 2.Sxe6#
1... dxc6 2.Rxc6#
1... d6 2.Bb6#
1... d5 2.Sb3#
B:
1.dxe6 Sb3 2.Kd5 Sb4#
1.dxc6 Sf5 2.gxf5 d4#
1.d6 b7 2.d5 Sb3#
1.d5 Sa1 2.Kxd4 Sab3#

Memorial tourney Klaus-Peter Zuncke

Theme: Orthodox three- and moremovers are demanded with symmetric starting position and asymmetric solution.
Judge: Martin Minski
At estimation of the judge it is possible that the tourney is, when a great number of originals is sent, split into several parts, for example three- and moremovers or miniatures and problems with more than 7 pieces.
Send to: Michael Schlosser, Wielandstraße 7, D-09112 Chemnitz, Germany
michael.j.schlosser(AT)t-online.de
Closing date: 9.3.2009

Example:
Klaus-Peter Zuncke
Freie Presse 7.5.1982
2nd Prize
7#                         4+3
1.Bc7 [2.Ra5 3.Ra6+ 2.-Qg5
3.Rxg5] Kf6 2.Bd8+ Kg6
3.Rbg5+ Qxg5 4.Rxg5+ Kh6
5.Kf7 6.Rg4 7.Rh4#
The symmetric try 1.Bg7?
fails since the black king has
too much room on the left side
and is able to flee to the a-file.

Tourney Bagration - 1944

h3# - theme free
Judge: Aleksandr Semenenko
s2-10# - theme free
Judge: Valerij Kirillov
Send to: Vadim Vinokurov, St. Marshala Malinovskeho 12, apt.29, 153038 Ivanovo, Russia
vkv-53(AT)yandex.ru
Closing date: 1.3.2009


Jubilee tourney Viktor Kichigin - 60

4# - theme free, maximum 5 pieces
Judge: Viktor Kichigin
Send to: Viktor Kichigin, St. Vlasova 17-219, 614065 Perm, Russia
Closing date: 1.2.2009


Jubilee tourney Albinas Bičiušas - 70

The Lithuanian Chess Composers' Society announces Albinas Bičiušas 70th birthday tourney.
hn#, sn# - theme: follow my leader chess (FML), (no more than 15 moves). Without fairy pieces and conditions.
Judge: Albinas Bičiušas
Send to: Vilimantas Satkus, Parko g. 2A, LT-58351 Akademija, Kedainiai, Lithuania
vilimantas.satkus(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 25.1.2009

Examples:
Albinas BIČIUŠAS
Thema Danicum 2003
Commendation
Albinas BIČIUŠAS
Ural Problemist 2003
Albinas BIČIUŠAS
Šachmatija 2008
s9#                         4+6
FML
s9#                         2+4
FML
h12#                         3+4
FML
1.Qa7 Ra8 2.Qc5 Ra7 3.Qe7 c5
4.Sa3 c4 5.Qb4 Qe7 6.Kd4
Qe3+ 7.Kxc4 Qd4 8.Kb5 Qc4+
9.Ka4 b5#
1.Qh2 Bh5 2.Qe5 Rh2 3.Qh8+
Be5 4.Ke7 Bd6 5.Kf6 Be7+
6.Kg7 Bf6+ 7.Kh7 Bg7 8.Qe8
Bh8 9.Qg8 Be8#
1.Rh3 Rg3 2.Rh2 Rh3 3.Rg2 Rh2
4.h3 Bh4
(1.Rf3? Rg3 2.Rf2 Rf3 3.Rg2 Rf2
4.Rg3 Rg2 - and diagonal e1-h4
is closed for bishop)
5.Rg3 Rg2 6.Rg8 Rg3 7.h2 Rh3
8.Qe2 Re3 9.Qe1 Re2 10.Qc3
Be1 11.Qg7 Bc3 12.h1S Rh2#

French composition tourney

Initiated by Michel Caillaud, a tourney is organized in parallel to the International Solving Contest 2009. The theme chosen by the judges is a fairy condition, created by Romeo BEDONI:
PROVOCATEURS
A piece can capture only if it is observed by a piece of the opposite side.
Other fairy conditions and pieces are accepted.
The " Provocateurs " fairy condition cannot be tested with Popeye, but is implemented in Winchloé.
The controllers are happy users of Winchloé, and the composers are welcome to send their problems for testing.
The awards will be announced at the end of the ISC, on January 25th, 2009.
Section 1: All kinds of problems except Retros and Proof-games.
Judge: Axel Gilbert
Send to the controller: Jacques Rotenberg frenchtourneynonretro2009(AT)yahoo.fr
Section 2: Retro problems and Proof-games.
Judge Eric Pichouron
Send to the controller: Guy Sobrecases frenchtourneyretro2009(AT)yahoo.fr
Closing date: 18.1.2009

Example:
Romeo Bedoni
Phenix 2002
h2#                         2+3
Provocateurs
1.a1=S a8=Q 2.Sb3 Qa5#

Studies in memoriam Bobby Fischer

According to the mottoes „De mortuis nihil nisi bene“ all composers of endgame studies are appealed for a participation in the composition of such studies that are based on ideas of games played by Bobby Fischer. His 955 games can be requested as pgn-file by email at the organizer Gerhard Josten nc-jostenge(AT)netcologne.de
Alternatively the 60 games of Bobby´s book „My 60 Memorable Games“ can be ordered as pgn-file as well. There will be neither a judge nor awards, but all correct entries will be published in a brochure to be handed over to all participants after the conclusion. This brochure is entitled „Studies in memoriam Bobby Fischer“ and will contain no words on the personality of Bobby Fischer, but only show the submitted studies and the corresponding games. The studies have to be submitted by email.
The authors have to send two pgn-files to the organizer: A first one with the endgame study and a second one with the marking of the game and the corresponding position, from where the study has been developped (see example). The closing date is reached after the submission of the 60th study or at least on January 17, 2009. Multiple entries are allowed. On the website http://www.mynetcologne.de/~nc-jostenge/Bobby.htm all authors are named continuously and in chronological order.
Examples:
Composer´s name:
White to move and win

1.Kb6 [1.Ka6? Nc4 2.b6 Nd6 3.a5 Kc6 4.Ka7 Nc8+ 5.Kb8 Nxb6 6.axb6 Kxb6 =] 1...Nc4+ 2.Kc5 Nd6 3.a5 [3.Kd4? Ke6 4.Kc5 Kd7 5.a5 (Loss of time)] 3...Ne4+ [3...Nb7+ 4.Kb6 +-] 4.Kb6 Nd6 [4...Nc3 5.a6 +-] 5.a6 Nc8+ [5...Nc4+ 6.Kc5 +-] 6.Kc5 Kc7 7.Kd5 +-

The idea was taken from: Fischer, Robert James (2740) – Taimanov, Mark E (2620) 1-0
Candidates Match quarterfinal3(4), 1971
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qc7 5.Nc3 e6 6.g3 a6 7.Bg2 Nf6 8.O-O Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Bc5 10.Bf4 d6 11.Qd2 h6 12.Rad1 e5 13.Be3 Bg4 14.Bxc5 dxc5 15.f3 Be6 16.f4 Rd8 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.exd5 e4 19.Rfe1 Rxd5 20.Rxe4+ Kd8 21.Qe2 Rxd1+ 22.Qxd1+ Qd7 23.Qxd7+ Kxd7 24.Re5 b6 25.Bf1 a5 26.Bc4 Rf8 27.Kg2 Kd6 28.Kf3 Nd7 9.Re3 Nb8 30.Rd3+ Kc7 31.c3 Nc6 32.Re3 Kd6 33.a4 Ne7 34.h3 Nc6 35.h4 h5 36.Rd3+ Kc7 37.Rd5 f5 38.Rd2 Rf6 39.Re2 Kd7 40.Re3 g6 41.Bb5 Rd6 42.Ke2 Kd8 43.Rd3 Kc7 44.Rxd6 Kxd6 45.Kd3 Ne7 46.Be8 Kd5 47.Bf7+ Kd6 48.Kc4 Kc6 49.Be8+ Kb7 50.Kb5 Nc8 51.Bc6+ Kc7 52.Bd5 Ne7 53.Bf7 Kb7 54.Bb3 Ka7 55.Bd1 Kb7 56.Bf3+ Kc7 57.Ka6 Ng8 58.Bd5 Ne7 59.Bc4 Nc6 60.Bf7 Ne7 61.Be8 Kd8 62.Bxg6 Nxg6 63.Kxb6 Kd7 64.Kxc5 Ne7 65.b4 axb4 66.cxb4 Nc8 67.a5 Nd6 (This is the corresponding position)
68.b5 Ne4+ 69.Kb6 Kc8 70.Kc6 Kb8 71.b6+-.


Thematic tourney Zhigulevskie Zori 2008

Newspaper ZHIGULEVSKIE ZORI (Toliatti, Samara region, Russia) is announcing a formal thematic tourney in following sections:
3# - Judge: Aleksander Sygurov
n# - Judge: Aleksander Sygurov
h2-3# - Judge: Evgeni Fomichev
s2-5# - Judge: Evgeni Fomichev
studies - theme free - Judge: V.Razumenko
Theme in problem groups: "White monochrome magnet. Two white line pieces is placing in same line to move meet into neighboring fields".
Money prizes.
Send to: Viktor Zheltukhov, pr. Gvardeiskij 5, 445019-Toliatti, Samara region, Russia
or sygurov(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 31.12.2008

Example:
E.Fomichev & A.Sygurov
JT Victory-60 2005, 2nd HM
3#                         9+8
1.Qd8!
1... Ra6 2.Rc8 ! - 3.Qxc7#
1... a6 2.Qb8 ! - 3.Qa7#
1... S- 2.Rd7 ! - 3.Qxc7#
1... c4 2.Qd4+ Rc5 3.Qxc5#
The second courses white
are thematic.

ARVES 20th Anniversary tourney

The Dutch-Flemish Association for Endgame Study (Alexander Rueb Vereniging voor schaakEindspelStudies) ARVES organizes an international composing tourney for endgame studies.
Theme: A study in which White wins after forcing Black to incarcerate a minor piece (B/S). Voluntarily incarcerations for self-stalemate are not thematic.
Judge: Marcel Van Herck
Three money prizes will be awarded: 1st prize: 300 euro, 2nd prize: 200 euro, 3rd prize: 100 euro
Entries not more than three per composer.
Send to: Luc Palmans, Sieberg 55, 3770 Riemst, Belgium
palmans.luc(AT)skynet.be
Closing date: 31.12.2008

Example:
Alexei Troitzky
Sydsvenska Dagbladet
Snällposten 1912
Honourable Mention
win                         4+5
1.Kd8 Bf7 2.Kxe7 Bxh5 3.Sf4
g6 (thematic move) 4.Se2+
Kc4 5.Sg3 Kd5 6.Kd7 Ke5
7.Be3 Kd5 8.Kc7 Ke6 9.Kc6
Ke5 10.Kc5 Ke6 11.Bd4 Kd7
12.Kd5 Ke7 13.Be5 Kd7
14.Bd6! Ke8 15.Ke6 Kd8
16.Be5 Kc8 17.Kd6 Kb7
18.Bd4 Ka6 19.Kc6 Ka5
20.Bc3+ Ka4 21.Kc5 Kb3
22.Kd4 Kc2 23.Kc4 Kd1
24.Kb3 Kc1 25.Ba5 Kd1
26.Bb4 Kc1 27.Kc3 Kb1
28.Ba3 Ka2 29.Bb2 Kb1
30.Kb3 g5 31.Sxh5 wins.


Tourney www.chessplayer.ro

h2# - theme free
Judge: Eric Huber
All participants shall receive the award by email.
Send to: chessplayerro(AT)yahoo.com
Closing date: 31.12.2008


Tourney 110 years of "CAISSANA BRASILEIRA"

Clube de Xadrez Guanabara (Guanabara Chess Club), the most traditional chess association in Rio de Janeiro, invites chess composers around the world to participate in a composition tournament for direct threemovers, commemorative of 110 years of “Caissana Brasileira”, the first book published in Brazil dedicated to chess problems (see article “Caissana Brasileira, Arthur Napoleăo and Caldas Viana: first summits in Brazilian chess history”).
3# - theme: The white king makes the key, (three at maximum by author).
Judge: Jacques Rotenberg
Send to: Ricardo Vieira, Rua Princesa Isabel 273, apto. 1001, 22011-010 Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
ricmatvieira(AT)hotmail.com
Closing date: 31.12.2008

Example:
Caldas Viana
Caissana Brasileira 1898
(after Chess Monthly 1882)
1.Kg8!! zz.
1... Kd3 2.Qf4 Kc3 3.Qd2#
2... d4 3.Qxf3#
2... c3 3.Bb5#
1...d4 2.Qb7 Kd3 3.Qxf3#
2⿤Ų. ￿￿ 3��g7��br> 1... Kd4 2.Rd2+ Kc3 3.Qb2#
2... Ke4 3.Bc2#
2... Kc5 3.Qf8#


Thematic tourney of Die Schwalbe - take&make

for #n, s#n, h#n, =n, s=n, or h=n with the condition “take&make” which is defined as follows:
1. If a unit Y makes a capturing move to a square s, then, after capturing (“take”), Y must execute (from s) a further non-capturing move (“make”) obeying the (orthodox) move laws for the captured unit, as part of the complete capturing move. If there is no such move, Y cannot capture the unit.
2. Checks are orthodox, kings cannot be captured, pawns can never move to (or initially be placed on) the first rank of their own colour, pawn promotion takes place only if the pawn move ends on the 8th rank (and not immediately after the “take” part of a take&make capture).
3. In the combination take&make-Circe, a Circe rebirth takes place only after a complete take&make capture, not immediately after its “take” part.
The combination take&make-Circe is allowed but no further fairy elements (in particular, no fairy units, fairy boards, etc), and no zero positions.
Judge: Kjell Widlert, who will decide if, depending on number and quality of the entries, a subdivision in separate sections will be made.
Prize fund: 300 EUR
Send to: Arnold Beine, Grund 15, D65366 Geisenheim, Germany
arnold.beine(AT)web.de
Closing date: 31.12.2008

Examples:
Hans Peter Rehm
Andernach ty. 2006
2. place (direct play)
version
Michel Caillaud
Andernach ty. 2006
7. place (direct play)
Dirk Borst & Ruud Beugelsdijk
Andernach ty. 2006
3. place (help play)
Andreas Thoma
Die Schwalbe 2008
5#                         7+9
take&make
s6#                         11+5
take&make
h2#                         4+8
take&make
h4=                         4+8
take&make-circe
1.Rc7 ? Bf4 !
1.Rc3 ? Bg7 2.Rc7 Be5
3.Rxe5-d6+ Kxd6-d5 4.Bb3#
3... Kxd6-d3 !
1.Rc8 ! Se7
2.Rc3 Bg7
3.Rc7 Be5
4.Rxe5-d6+ Kxd6-d5/Kxd6-d3
5.Bb3/Se5#
1.Sg1 ? stalemate
1.e8R ! Sxe8-e6
2.d8R Sxd8-d6
3.c8R Sxc8-c6
4.b8R Sxb8-b6
5.Sg1 Sxa8-c6
6.Kf1 e2#
1.Qd1 Bxc4-e3
2.Rxc3-c4 Rxd1-h5#
(2.Bxc3-c4? . . . 3.Rxe3-g5)
1.Qh1 Rxc4-e5
2.Bxc3-c4 Bxh1-g1#
(2.Rxc3-c4? . . . 3.Bxe5-e3)
1.f1Q+ Ka2
2.Qf7+ gxf7-e8Q+
3.Kxe8-a8 (wQd1) Qg1
4.hxg1-b1R (wQd1) Qxb1-b6=

27th Thematic tourney of Problem - Echo

Theme: In a helpmate in two, three or four moves (h#2-4) a try fails, because white is lacking a move in course of the play. Zero position as well as fairy pieces and fairy conditions are not allowed.
Judge: Zvonimir Hernitz
Send to: Dieter Müller, Grenzstraße 45A, 09376 Oelsnitz/E., Deutschland
Muellerhaupt(AT)aol.com
Closing date: 31.12.2008

Example:
Michael Barth
Scheme
h2#                         3+4
1.Bb5 ??? 2.Ra4 Sb3#
1.Ba6+ Kc6 2.Ra4 Sb3#

9th thematic tourney Kudesnik

n# - theme: In orthodox problem (3#-7#) the white makes first move and repeat on mate move.
Judge: Vladimir Kozhakin
Send to: Vladimir Kozhakin, Pochtamt box 0/28, 685000 Magadan, Russia
vkozhakin(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 30.12.2008

Example:
Vladimir Kozhakin
1998
Vladimir Kozhakin
1976
5#                         5+2
3#                         5+2
1.Be5 !
1... Kh5 2.Bf4 Kg4
3.Bg5 Kh5/Kh3
4.Sf4+ Kg4 5.Se5#
1.Qc6 !
1... Ke5 2.Qc5+ Ke4 3.Bc6#

Jubilee tourney Norbert Geissler - 50

h3-n# - theme free, maximum 3 entries per author
Judge: Norbert Geissler
Send to: Dieter Werner, Chemin des Turaines 43, CH-1251 Geneva
ng50(AT)gmx.ch
Closing date: 30.11.2008

Jubilee tourney Vladimir Chernous - 75



The Ukrainian Commission for Chess Composition announces Chernous-75JT.
Section 1: h3# - There is a free theme. (Special distinctions will be given to entries with the Chernous Theme.)
Section 2: s3-4# - There is a solution ending with a mate by the promoted piece.
Judge: Vladimir Chernous
Send to: Vladimir Chernous, Ac.Zabolotny str. 41-a, flat 3, 65069 Odessa-69, Ukraine
Closing date: 16.11.2008

7th TT Quartz

Quartz launch the 7thTT Quartz dedicated to the genre Take&Make.
One section: Take&Make in Retros (proof games, Proca retractors, last moves, IC, …)
quarpaz1(AT)yahoo.fr
Closing date: 1.11.2008

Examples:
Dirk Borst
Andernach 2006
Michel Caillaud
Andernach 2006
PG14                         12+16
Take&Make
PG11                         13+12
Take&Make
1.a4 e5 2.Ra3 Bxa3-h3
3.d3 d5 4.Bh6 gxh6-c1B
5.e3 Sd7 6.Be2 Sb6
7.Bh5 Bcg4 8.Se2 Qb8
9.0-0 Bxb2-b4 10.Sf4 Bxd1-c1
11.Rd1 Bc8 12.g4 Kf8
13.Kg2 Kg7 14.Kh3 Bf8
1.b4 a5 2.b5 Ra6 3.bxa6-a8S
Sf6 4.Sxc7-c6 dxc6-a7
5.h3 Bg4 6.hxg4-c8Q Sc6
7.Qe6 Qc7 8.Qd6 exd6-d7
9.a3 Bb4 10.axb4-f8B Kd8
11.Bb4 axb4-e7

Jubilee tourney Yves Tallec - 80



To celebrate the 80th birthday of Yves Tallec, his friends are organising a tourney:
Helpmates in 2.5 to 10 moves
7 pieces minimum
Free choice of theme
No fairy pieces or conditions, and no zeroposition
Judge: Yves Tallec
Closing date: 31.10.2008
Send to: Guy Sobrecases, 83, Bd Port Royal, 75013 Paris, France
sobrecases(AT)yahoo.fr
Closing date: 31.10.2008

Jubilee tourney Živko Janevski - 55



The Macedonian Problemist announces a jubilee tourney to honour the 55th anniversary of the birth of Zivko Janevski (born on 4th August 1953) - the Macedonian Grandmaster for chess composition and one of the leading world composers.
The theme is as follows:
H#3 with mutual interference between black line pieces occurring on a square which is not adjacent to the black King. Set play, twins and multiple solutions are allowed, but no zero position, fairy pieces and conditions.
Judge: Nikola Stolev
All participants will receive a copy of the award within an issue of The Macedonian Problemist. The authors of honoured problems will receive the booklet 8 x 8 by Zivko Janevski (64 selected H#3s) as a supplement to The Macedonian Problemist.
Send to: Zoran Gavrilovski, p. fah 137, MK-1001 Skopje, Macedonia
mprobl(AT)yahoo.com
Closing date: 30.10.2008

Examples:
Venelin Alaikov
Shakhmatna misl 1981
1st Prize
Viktor Abrosimov
Shakhmat. kompozitsiya 2002
A. Azhusin & G. Chumakov
Schach-Aktiv 2002
h3#                         3+9
B: Pb6 -> a6
h3#                         3+9
h3#                         5+13
B: wKe4 <-> bKa5
A:
1.Rb1 Ke4 2.Rb5 Bd6
3.Rf3 Ra2#
B:
1.Ra1 Ke3 2.Ra4 Rb2
3.Bf3 Bc7#
1.Rg2 Bxd1 2.Kd5 Rc6
3.Be5 Bf3#
1.Bg2 Rxd1 2.Kc5 Bc6
3.Bd6 Rc1#
A:
1.Bd6 Kd3 2.Be7+ Kc4
3.Rd6 b4#
B:
1.Rd6 Kb4 2.R6d7+ Kc4
3.Bd6 d3#

Tourney Serock 2008

The Centre of Sports and Recreation in Serock announces the competition in following sections:
Orthodox threemovers - 3#
Orthodox selfmates - s3#
Orthodox helpmates - h2,5#
Judge: Waldemar Tura
Free theme in both sections. Zeropositions not allowed.
Three medals in the sections.
Send to: Osrodek Sportu i Rekreacji w Serocku, Poltuska 47, 05-140 Serock, Polland
serock2005(AT)poczta.fm
Closing date: 15.10.2008


24th TT Chess Composition Microweb

Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for any type of chess problems (both orthodox and fairies are accepted). The problem should use twinning by replacing a piece by any other piece on the same square and there should be at least three positions (twins may be made by replacing pieces on the same square or different squares).
Any stipulations and any fairy elements are allowed. The tourney might be divided to multiple sections if enough problems are received depending on the opinion of the judge (e.g. orthodox - fairy, direct - help, or whatever any division judge deems suitable).
Judge: Michael Barth
Send to: juraj.lorinc(AT)bigfoot.com
Closing date: 10.10.2008
Examples:

Henry Forsberg
1st Prize
Memorial W. Pauly 1934-35
Friedrich Chlubna
3rd Prize
The Problemist 1978
Manfred Rittirsch
1st HM (fairy section)
15th TT CCM C 30.9.2004
h2#                         3+2
B: bRa6 C: bBa6
D: bSa6 E: bPa6
h2#                         4+10
B: bBg8
C: bSg8
h2#                         6+14
Eiffel chess
B: bRg6 C: bBg6 D: bSg6 E: bPg6
A: 1.Qf6 Sc5 2.Qb2 Ra4#
B: 1.Rb6 Rb1 2.Rb3 Ra1#
C: 1.Bc4 Se1 2.Ba2 Sc2#
D: 1.Sc5 Sc1 2.Sa4 Rb3#
E: 1.a5 Rb3+ 2.Ka4 Sc5#
A: 1.Bd8 (Sf8?, Bc8?) Rxg5
2.Se4 Sh3#
B: 1.Sf8 (Bc8?, Bd8?) Bxd5
2.Be5 Rf3#
C: 1.Bc8 (Bd8?, Sf8?) Se7
2.Sf5 Sg6#
A:1.Rf3 (R~?)Qe4 2.Rc6 Bc4#
B: 1.Bg8 Rxe6 2.Bb6 (B~?) Rxb6#
C: 1.Se2 (S~?) Bf5 2.e5 Bd7#
D: 1.f5 (f~?) Se5 2.d4 Bc4#
E: 1.Qe5 (Q~?) gxf7 2.Re8 fxe8B#

Tourney OSTROLEKA EU PL

2# - theme free
Judge: Leopold Szwedowski
3 prizes 100, 75 and 50 Euro.
Zeropositions, fairy conditions and pieces are not allowed.
Send to: Waldemar Tura, Szkolna 4c/6, 21-412 Adamów k/Łukowa, Poland
waldt(AT)neostrada.pl
Closing date: 1.10.2008

6th TT Chess Leopolis

“CHESS LEOPOLIS” announces 6th thematic tournament of composing h3# problems with use of classic fairy pieces with realization of Visserman - theme. Any twins are permitted. “Circe” or “anti-circe” are not allowed.
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru and copy embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.10.2008

Examples:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
ПРОДОЛЖЕНИЕ СЛЕДУЕТ - 2
2005
версія POD WIEŽĄ - 2001
1st-2nd Prize
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
ВЕЧЕРНЯЯ ГАЗЕТА - 2001
1st Prize
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
РТ - РЕКЛАМА - 2002
1st Prize
h3#                         7+9
pao - d8,f8
Nightrider - c7
ALfil - c5
RookHopper - e8
Locust - e2
h3#                         7+9
Non-stop Equihopper - c4
Berolina Pawn - d5
ALfil - f3
Vao - h1
Pao - h5
Bishopper - h7
h3#                         5+12
Transmuted Kings
NightRiderHopper - a1,c5
Vao - d1,h1
LIon - g1
Pao - g3
1.Bxc4+ Ke5 2.Bd5 ALxe3
3.Kxe3 Kf5#
1.Rxc5+ Ke6 2.Rd5 Sxe3
3.Kxe3 Kf7#
1.Rxf3+ Kg6 2.Rf5 exd5+
3.Kxd5 Sf3#
1.Bxe4+ Kf6 2.Bf5 ALxd5+
3.Kxd5 Se4#
1.Rxf3+ Kb4 2.Rf4+ Kb8
3.VAe4 PAd3#
1.Bxg3+ Kh6 2.Bf4+ Kf8
3.Sc6 Bg4#

Jubilee tourney Givi Mosiashvili - 60

The Georgian Commission of Chess Composition (GCCC) announces an International Composing Tourney “Mosiashvili 60”.
2# - theme free
Judge: Givi Mosiashvili
The preliminary award of tourney will be published on the end of 2008 in web page of I.Akobia (also, will be sent to participants by e-mail). Web page of I.Akobia http://akobia.geoweb.ge or http://akobia.com
Send to: geochess(AT)geo.net.ge
Closing date: 30.9.2008

Memorial tourney Jean-Michel Trillon

Afin d’honorer la mémoire de Jean-Michel Trillon, décédé le 1 mars 2007, phénix organise un tournoi de composition comportant deux sections:
Section A: analyses rétrogrades féeriques.
Sont autorisés tous les types de pičces et de conditions féeriques. Dans le cas d’une partie justificative avec pičces féeriques, ces pičces devront ętre issues de promotion, sauf dans le cas du Cavalier Majeur.
Judges: Jean-Luc Seret & Denis Blondel
Example:
Jean-Michel Trillon
Rex Multiplex 1984
2#                        3+3
Echecs monochromatiques
Si l’on considčre le groupe des pičces évoluant sur cases noires (d’oů l’on exclut les Pions ayant pu ętre pris en passant par des Pions évoluant sur cases blanches, mais n’ayant jamais capturé), on constate qu’il est maintenant réduit ŕ deux pičces : le Roi é1 et la Tour h8. Une des deux, sans que l’on puisse préciser laquelle, a donc dű capturer l’antépénultičme pičce de ce groupe, et donc l’un (au moins) des deux petits roques est cassé, sans que l’on puisse préciser lequel. Les deux roques sont donc subordonnés. D’oů :
1.Tf1? (2.Da4#) 1… 0-0!
1.0-0! ~ 2.Da4#

Section B: multicoups stratégiques (mats directs ou inverses en n coups, n>=3).
Une structure logique du problčme n’est pas exigée, mais sera bienvenue. Sont autorisés tous les types de pičces et de conditions féeriques.
Judge: Jean-Luc Seret & Denis Blondel
Example:
Jean-Michel Trillon
(dédié ŕ B. Fargette)
Rex Multiplex 1986
Recommandé
3#                        8+10
Rex Multiplex
La case g7 doit ętre reprise
par les Blancs, d’oű :
1.h8=D? (2.Fd6#)
1… Fç5! 2.d8=D Tf1#
les Noirs matent
(thčme de Berlin)
1.h8=R! (2.d8=D ~ 3.F~,Cd7#)
1…Tf5 2.d8=R! ~ 3.Cd7#
(2.d8=D? Th5#
thčme de Berlin féerique)
1…Ré7 2.d8=D+ Ré6/Rf8
3.Dd7/Fé~,Cd7#
Send to: Laurent Riguet, 1 rue Jules Verne, 60560 Orry-la-Ville, France
lr.phenix(AT)free.fr
Closing date: 30.9.2008


Jubilee tourney David Gurgenidze - 55



The Georgian Commission of Chess Composition (GCCC) announces the Study Composing Tourney dedicated to jubilee of IGM David Gurgenidze -"GURGENIDZE 55".
On the tournament are two sections:
1. Miniatures (an initial position with 7 man).
2. "babies" (an initial position with 5 man).
Are nominated the prizes (the Georgian valuable souvenirs), honourable and commendation mentions.
Judge: David Gurgenidze
The preliminary award of tourney will be published on 15.12.2008 in web site http://akobia.com or http://akobia.geoweb.ge (also, will be sent to participants by e-mail)
Send to: geochess(at)geo.net.ge
Closing date: 26.9.2008


5th TT Chess Leopolis

CHESS LEOPOLIS” announces 5TH thematic tournament of composing H#2 & H#3 problems with the сhanges of all white moves (all black moves don’t change !!) in two or more twins. Any twins are permitted, but without the fairy figures and terms.
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru and copy embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 15.9.2008

Examples:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
Chess Leopolis 2007
Evgenij M. Bogdanov
Chess Leopolis 2007
h2#                         5+14
B: Kb5 -> g4
h2#                         6+5
Zero position
A: Sg7 -> f5
B: Pf2 -> f4 Ke4 -> d4
C: Ba6 -> d3 Ke4 ->e5
A: 1.Bc6 0-0 2.d5 Rb1#
B: 1.Bc6 0-0-0 2.d5 Rg1 #
A: 1.c5 f4 2. Bd5 Bd3#
B: 1.c5 Bd3 2. Bd5 Sf5#
C: 1.c5 Sf5 2. Bd5 f4#

Spišská borovička - 20th theme tourney

Peter Gvozdják announces his 20th thematical tourney Spisska Borovicka, competition for all kinds of original problems in 2 moves (#2, =2, h#2, s#2, r=2 etc...) and showing one of the CYCLONE themes. In addition, at least one variation with dual avoidance is required. Twins, more solutions, promoted pieces and any fairy pieces and/or conditions are allowed, but only computer-tested (C+) problems will be accepted.
Judge: Peter Gvozdják
There are two ways of entering:
1. You may send the entry by e-mail to Peter Gvozdják at peter.gvozdjak(AT)gmail.com. In that case the entry should be received latest on August 22nd.
2. You may also give your problems at Jūrmala congress personally to Peter Gvozdják. In that case he should receive your entry before Friday September 5th, 2008, 9.30 A.M.
Closing date: 5.9.2008
Example:

Ľudovít Lačný
Czechoslovakia-Sweden
C 1.7.1970 4th Place
2#                         10+9
1... Rxg4 a 2.Sxc7# A (c4?, Qd3?)
1... Rxc6 b 2.c4# B (Qd3?, Sxc7?)
1... bxc6 c 2.Qd3# C (Sxc7?, c4?)
1.Se4! th. 2.Qc4#
1... Rxg4 a 2.c4# B (Qd3?, Sxc7?)
1... Rxc6 b 2.Qd3# C (Sxc7?, c4?)
1... bxc6 c 2.Sxc7# A (c4?, Qd3?)

Thematic tourney Zhigulevskie Zori 2008

Newspaper ZHIGULEVSKIE ZORI (Toliatti, Samara region, Russia) is announcing a formal thematic tourney in following sections:
3# - Judge: A.Sygurov
n# - Judge: A.Sygurov
h2-3# - Judge: E.Fomichev
s2-5# - Judge: E.Fomichev
Theme in problem groups: "White monochrome magnet. Two white line pieces is placing in same line to move meet into neighboring fields". See an example.
studies - free theme - Judge: V.Razumenko
Entries (in 2 copies) should be sent only by ordinary post. Please report your e-mail.
Send to: Viktor Zheltukhov, pr. Gvardeiskij 5, 445019-Toliatti, Samara region, Russia
Closing date: 1.9.2008

Examples:
E.Fomichev & A.Sygurov
JT Victory-60 2005, 2nd HM
3#                         9+8
1.Qd8!
1... Ra6 2.Rc8 ! - 3.Qxc7#
1... a6 2.Qb8 ! - 3.Qa7#
1... S- 2.Rd7 ! - 3.Qxc7#
1... c4 2.Qd4+ Rc5 3.Qxc5#
The second courses white
are thematic.

Jubilee tourney Ivan Bondar - 50

Edition of the newspaper "Zarja" (Brest) has announced anniversary competition of the drawing up, to the devoted 50-years anniversary known Belarus problemist Ivan Bondar.
2#, 3#, n# - theme free, no more than two problems from the author in each section.
studies - theme free, no more than 10 problems from the author.
Judge: Ivan Bondar
Send to: St. Masherova 75/1, 224013 Brest, Belarus with a mark: "Chess"
utro(AT)brest.by
Closing date: 1.9.2008


Memorial tourney Richard Büchner - 100

In memory of Richard Büchner (1908-1929) SCHACH announces an international tourney "Richard Büchner 100"
2# - theme free
Judge: Udo Degener
Send to: Mirko Degenkolbe, Postfach 1112, D - 08393 Meerane
vierundsechzig(AT)t-online.de
Closing date: 1.9.2008

15th Memorial tourney Amirov

2#, 3#, 4-6# - miniatures, theme free
Judge: Viktor Melnitchenko
Send to: Vladimir Kozhakin, Pochtamt box 0/28, 685000 Magadan, Russia
vKozhakin(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 1.9.2008

4th TT Chess Leopolis

Chess Leopolis announces 4th thematic tournament of composing h2#-h3,5# problems with realization of Zilahi - theme (any form) with a double check, as mate, in all thematic phases.
Any twins are permitted, but without the fairy pieces and terms.
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru
embogdanov(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 1.9.2008

Jubilee tourney Eugeniusz Iwanow - 75



Section A: s3# - theme free
Section B: h3= - theme free
3 prizes in in every competition.
Zeropositions, fairy conditions and pieces are not allowed.
Judge: Eugeniusz Iwanow
Send to: Stefan Parzuch, ul. Wilanowska 6/27, 05–120 Legionowo, Poland
kkszach(AT)interia.pl
Closing date: 31.8.2008

Tourney Marian Wróbel - 100

3# - with model mates
Judge: Leopold Szwedowski
Send to: Stefan Parzuch, ul. Wilanowska 6/27, 05–120 Legionowo, Poland
kkszach(AT)interia.pl
Closing date: 31.8.2008

Jubilee tourney Leopold Szwedowski - 75



3# - theme free
Judge: Leopold Szwedowski
Send to: Stefan Parzuch, ul. Wilanowska 6/27, 05–120 Legionowo, Poland
kkszach(AT)interia.pl
Closing date: 31.8.2008

Jubilee tourney Roméo Bédoni - 80

Ami de longue date des revues Rex Multiplex et Phénix, Roméo Bédoni célčbre cette année son 80° anniversaire. A cette occasion, la rédaction de Phénix organise un tournoi de composition, composé de deux sections.
Section A: mats ou pats aidés présentant des promotions échangées entre deux Pions de la męme couleur (voir les I et II ci-dessous). Pičces et/ou conditions féeriques autorisées, ainsi que jumeaux et zéro-positions.
Judge: Guy Sobrecases
Examples:
R. Bédoni
1° Match de l'Amitié 1965
2° Place
R. Bédoni
feenschach 1978
h2#                        5+9
h2#                         3+4
B: Ke4 ->d4
1... e8=B 2.Sa5 a8=Q#
1.Sd6 a8=B 2.Se4 e8=Q#
A:
1.c1=S gxh8=Z 2.Sd3 bxa8=C#
B: bKe4-->d4
1.c1=B bxa8=Z 2.Be3 gxh8=C#

Section B: problčmes en échecs Disparates (une invention de R. Bédoni présentée dans Phénix 134 [voir les III et IV ci-dessous]). Tous genres acceptés, ainsi que les pičces féeriques, mais pas d’autres conditions féeriques additionnelles.
(En échecs Disparates, dčs qu’une pičce a joué, aucune pičce adverse de męme nature n’a le droit de riposter. La condition «Disparates» peut ne s’appliquer qu’a` un des deux camps.)
Judge: Laurent Riguet
Examples:
R. Bédoni
Phénix 2004
R. Bédoni
Phénix 2004
3#                        1+2
Echecs Disparates
B: 3=
7#                         1+8
Echecs Disparates
maximum
A:
1.Ke6 ! a5 2.Kf5 a4 3.Kg4#
B:
1.Kc6 ! a5 2.Kb5 a4 3.Kxa4=
1.Kb3 ! Ga2 2.Kc2 Gb1 3.Kc1
Gh5 4.Kd2 Gc1 5.Kxc1 Gh6
6.Kd2 Gc1 7.Kxc1=
Send to: Denis Blondel, 19 rue de Rome, 94510 La Queue en Brie, France
denisblondel(AT)wanadoo.fr
Closing date: 31.8.2008

Jubilee tourney Dieter Werner - 50

Theme : orthodox logical selfmate moremovers.
Judge: Dieter Werner
Send to: Norbert Geissler dw50(AT)ng37.de
Closing date: 31.7.2008


Tourney Bakonyoszlop - 2008

In memory of the forced migrations that affected the population 60 years ago (in 1948), thee self-goverment of Bakonyoszlop announces an international chess problem composing competition in the following sections.
2# - theme free
Judge: Zoltán Labai
h2# - theme free
Judge: János Csák
h2# - in which at least one of the following four fairy pieces must feature: Charybdis, Mao, Moa, Skylla. No other fairy pieces or fairy conditions may be used. A zero-position is not allowed.
Judge: József Pásztor
Send to: Béla Majoros, Kossuth ut. 8, Bakonyoszlop, H-8418 Hungary
Closing date: 31.7.2008


The Study Tourney NONA 2008

The Georgian Chess Club NTN (Nona, Tigran, Nana) announces an International Composing Tourney (studies) NONA 2008, which is enclosed in program of chess festival in honour of IGM Nona Gaprindashvili. No set theme. Are nominated prizes, honourable and commendation mentions.
Judge: David Gurgenidze
The preliminary award of tourney will be published on 1.8.2008, the definitive on 1.9.2008 in web site http://akobia.com or http://akobia.geoweb.ge (also, will be sent to participants by e-mail)
Send to: geochess(at)geo.net.ge
Closing date: 20.7.2008


Jubilee tourney Pál Benkö - 80



On the occasion of the 80 th birthday of IGM Pal Benko on July 14 th 2008 the magazine Magyar Sakkvilag organizes an international formal thematic tourney to honour the excellent chess player and chess composer.
Theme: Starting from the initial position of the play White and Black don’t capture any men in the main line during the first eight moves at least.
Judge: Pál Benkö
Prizes: $300 and books, the Sakkvilag’s one-year subscription.
The preliminary award of tourney will be published on September 1 st 2008 at the web page of the Magyar Sakkvilag
http://www.sakkvilag.hu/page.php?mit=dpage&page=downloads&category=7
and that of János Mikitovics
http://www.magyarsakkszerzok.com/study.htm
Send to: János Mikitovics, Bokenyfoldi ut 17, H-1165 Budapest, Hungary
mmateo(AT)t-online.hu
Closing date: 15.7.2008

Example:
Pál Benkö
1st IT of Attila Schneider 2000
1st Prize
Pál Benkö
Magyar Sakkélet 2000
1st Prize
Win                        5+5
Win                         4+4
Thematic 1–11:
1.Qe5+ Kc1 2.Rb8 Rc4+
3.Kd3 Rd4+ 4.Kc3 Qd6
5.Qe3+ Rd2 6.Rb4 f5
7.Ra4 Qc6+ 8.Rc4 Qd5
9.Rc8 Qd7 10.Rc5 Qd6
11.Kb3+ Kb1
Non thematic 12->:
12.Rc1+ Kxc1 13.Qe1+ Rd1
14.Qc3+ Kb1 15.Qb2#
Thematic 1–8:
1.Rd2! Rf8 2.Kc2! Rhg8
3.Kb2 h6 4.h3! h5
5.h4 Rh8 6.Ka2 Rhg8
7.Ra7 Rh8 8.Rb2 Rf2
Non thematic:
9.Rxf2 wins

Jubilee tourney Boris Maslov - 70



"Rabočij kraj" newspaper and Commission for Chess Composition of Ivanovo region, with participation of Rodniki regional committee for sports and Ivanovo regional organization for disabled, announce the international tourney for composing two-mover problems, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Ivanovo master of sports and chess composition, champion of Ivanovo region, twice 3rd price winner of Moscow Open, winner of oblast, regional and international tourneys Boris Grigorevič Maslov.
The tourney has two sections.
Section 1: 2# - theme free
Section 2: 2# - with theme:"Key moves or threats and refutations in tries, defenses and mates in the solution are on the same square. Key moves and threats may be combined. At least two variants with all the thematic components present".
Judge: Boris Maslov
Both tourneys will have prizes, honorable mentions and commendations. Miniatures will also be rewarded.
The results shall be published in "Rabočij kraj" in 2008.
Send to: Gagarina 8-19, Rodniki, Ivanovo region, 155251 Russia
Russian participants willing to have the results mailed back to them must enclose a blank envelope.
Closing date: 1.7.2008

Example:
2#                        7+3
1.Qh6 ? (2.f8Q#) 1... Kd8 !
1.Qxb6 ? (2.d8Q#) 1... Kf8 !
1.Qg3 ! zz
1... Kd8 2.f8Q#
1... Kf8 2.d8Q#

Tourney Csák - Majoros 2008 (Jubilee tourney József Pásztor - 50)

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Hungarian chess problem composer master József Pásztor, a tourney will be held in the following sections.
s5-10# - theme free
h3# - theme free
Judge: János Csák
Send to: Béla Majoros, Kossuth ut. 8, Bakonyoszlop, H-8418 Hungary
Closing date: 30.6.2008


Jubilee tourney Bruno Kampmann & Maryan Kerhuel - 60

Pour fęter leurs 60 ans et bientôt 45 ans de composition, Bruno Kampmann, né le 08/12/1948 & Maryan Kerhuel né le 12/07/1947 jugeront un concours thématique.
En souvenir des « Echecs Artistiques » d’André Chéron, qui les a tant marqués, ils proposent un concours sur le thčme Seeberger noir, bien oublié de nos jours, et qui a servi ŕ illustrer les différents types d’incorrection thématique (voir le problčme ci-dessous).
Sont acceptés les multicoups directs féeriques (n#, n>=4). Jumeaux, pičces et/ou conditions féeriques acceptés.
Send to: Laurent Riguet, 1 rue Jules Verne, 60560 Orry-la-Ville, France
lr.phenix(AT)free.fr
Closing date: 30.6.2008
Example:
Les problčmes doivent présenter au moins une variante du thčme Seeberger noir (immobilisation en combinaison logique). La pureté de but, non exigée, sera un plus. Les juges apprécieraient si l’immobilisation de la (ou des) piçces noires avait lieu par des moyens non orthodoxes (suppression de sautoir, paralysie, …).
Denis Blondel
(dédié ŕ J.-M. Trillon)
Rex Multiplex 1982
4#                        7+5
1.Cé7? (2.C×d5#)
1… ç6 ! 2.f6 S~!
Il faut donc immobiliser
la Sauterelle noire:
1.Sb8! variante-menace:
1...Sç5 2.Sh8 Sé5 3.Cf6 ç6
4.S×é5#
d’oů:
1...S×b8 2.Cé7 (3.C×d5#) ç6
3.f6 (blocus : la Sauterelle
noire ne dispose plus de sautoir)
3...ç5 4.C×d5# (2.Cf6? ç6!)

Memorial tourney Santi Pirrone

h2# - Theme: The white piece which will give mate is pinned in the initial position. In the course of the solution it is unpinned by white moves which, over the problem taken as a whole (twins or two solutions), show a Grimshaw. The mates are achieved with the help of a further black Grimshaw, as in the example given.
Judge: Antonio Garofalo
Send to: Antonio Garofalo, Via Collodi 13, 70124 Bari, Italy
ant.garofalo(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 30.6.2008

Example:
Antonio Garofalo
Probleemblad 1996
h2#                         7+10
B: wSe6
A: 1.Rc4 Rc3 2.Kxe1 Qxe2#
B: 1.Bc4 Bc3 2.Kg3 Qxf4#

Memorial tourney Giorgio Mirri

3# - Theme: Centred around Grimshaw defences on Black`s first move, as in the scheme shown above, where the Grimshaw effects are on f6.
Judge: Antonio Garofalo
Send to: Antonio Garofalo, Via Collodi 13, 70124 Bari, Italy
ant.garofalo(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 30.6.2008

Example:
Scheme
3#                         2+3
1.Rd1 (2.Rd4+ Kc3 3.??#)
1... Bf6 2.xx
1... Rf6 2.yy

Jubilee tourney Springaren - 60

Theme : A Knight makes the first move and plays a prominent part in the following play. (Swedish for Knight is Springaren) Section A: h3-4#
Judge: Christer Jonsson
Section B: s4-8#
Judge: Bo Lindgren
Send to: Indrek Aunver, Ymergatan 6 A, 2 tr, SE-75325 Uppsala, Sweden
indrek.aunver(AT)springaren.se
Closing date: 1.6.2008


Jubilee tourney Pavel Arinushkin - 75

2# - Moscow theme - Threat of a double check is parried simultaneously by overlapping of a line of the open check and protection of a field (or lines) from which makes a check the second figure.
Угроза двойного шаха папируется одновременно перекрытием линии открытого шаха и защитой поля (или линии), с которого делает шах вторая фигура.
3# - theme free, maximum 15 pieces
Judge: Pavel Arinushkin
The publication of results will be in 2008 in the newspaper: "Molodoj" (Volgograd, Russia) and on a site: www.efrosinin.t-k.ru. Dispatch of results to foreign participants only by e-mail.
Send to: Newspaper "Molodoj", a/ya 148, 400066 Volgograd, Russia or
rosini(AT)t-k.ru or rosini(AT)rol.ru
Closing date: 1.6.2008

Example:
Pavel Arinushkin
10th Memorial Birnov 1990
Commendation
2#                         8+9
1.Sg4 ! (2.Rd4#, 2.Re5#)
1... Sb7 2.Qe6#
1... Sb7 2.Qf5#
Moscow theme

Jubilee tourney Georgi Hadzi-Vaskov - 60



The initiative board of The Macedonian Association for Chess composition and the editorial board of the magazine "Vratnica-64", on the occasion of the 60th years birthday and 45 years of activity in the area of chess poetry of Georgi Hadzi-Vaskov,master and international judge FIDE for chess composition (the first man from Macedonia), announce International Chess Composition for MATES IN TWO, with only one additional condition - DUPLEX
Each author may send unlimited number of compositions,independently composed with one or more coauthors.
Judge: Georgi Hadzi-Vaskov
The results will be published in "Vratnica-64" and each participant will receive a special diploma and a brochure with the results of this tournament and the tournament GHV-50!
Each laureate will be awarded and each participant will receive special-diploma and medals(first-golden,second-silver,third-bronze). Send to: Metodij Hadzi Vaskov, bul. Koco Racin br.14/6-17, MK-1000 Skopje, Macedonia
mhv001(AT)yahoo.com
Closing date: 31.5.2008
Example:

Georgi Hadzi-Vaskov
Vratnica-64 2006
2#                         10+11
Duplex
A:
1... e3 2.Bxd3#
1... g3 2.Bh3#
1.f3 ! (2.fxg4#)
1... exf3 2.Bxd3#
1... g3 2.Bh3#
1... gxf3 2.Bh3#
B:
1... e7 2.Qxg6#
1.Bxh7 ? (2.Bxg6#)
1... gxh7 2.g6#
1... f8=S!(R+)!,(Q+)!
1.Bxf7 ! (2.Bxg6#)
1... h8=S 2.Rxh8#
1... gxf7 2.g6#
1... exf7 2.Qxg6#

Jubilee tourney Michel Caillaud - 50



Michel Caillaud, one of the first contributors to Rex Multiplex and Phénix, is celebrating his 50th birthday this year. The Phénix editorial team is delighted to mark this occasion by organising a tourney, in two sections as follows:
Section A :
Fairy selfmates in 2 to 8 moves
In section A, "limiting" fairy conditions (such as Maximummer, Follow-my-leader etc.) are excluded. Only "modifying" fairy conditions are accepted (such as Circé, Madrasi etc.). A maximum of 2 fairy elements per problem is allowed. For this purpose a family of pieces, such as Chinese pieces, is considered as one fairy element.
Judge: Michel Caillaud
Examples:
Michel Caillaud
Jacques Rotenberg
Christian Poisson
Wola Gulowska 1996
2nd Prize
Jérôme Auclair
Michel Caillaud
Belfort 1994, 1st Prize
s2#                         11+7
s8#                         8+4
Circe Parrain
1.Ga6 ! zugzwang
1... b1=Q 2.Ga4+ Qb5#
1... b1=S 2.Gd6+ Sd2#
1... b1=R 2.Gd6+ Rxd1#
1... b1=B 2.Gd6+ Bd3#
1... b1=G 2.Ga1 Bg2#
1.Bg6! h×g6 2.Bg5(Bf5) g×f5
3.Bf4(Be4) f×e4 4.Be3(Bd3)+
e×d3 5.Bb6(Ba6) c×b6
6.Bb5(Bc5) b×c5 7.Bc4(Bd4)
c×d4 8.B×d3(Be3)+ d×e3(e2)#

Section B : Proof games with multiple phases (multiple solutions, twins etc.) In section B, all fairy conditions are allowed, but not mandatory. A maximum of 2 fairy elements per problem is allowed. No fairy pieces.
Judge: Michel Caillaud
Examples:
Mark Kirtley
Michel Caillaud
StrateGems 1999
Commendation
Michel Caillaud
Probleemblad 2002
PG 7,0#                         15+13
PG 7,5#                         15+15
A: Orthodox
B: Circé
1.g4 h5 2.g5 Rh6 3.g×h6 e5
4.h×g7 Ke7 5.g×f8=Q+ Kf6!
6.Qg7+ Ke6 7.Qg6+ f×g6
1.g3 e5 2.g4 Be7 3.g5 Bf6
4.g×f6 h5 5.f×g7 Ke7
6.g×h8=S Ke6 7.Sg6 f×g6
A: 1.a4 h6 2.Ra3 h5 3.Rd3 Sh6
4.Rd6 e×d6 5.f3 Qg5 6.f4 Qg3+
7.h×g3 Rg8 8.Rh3
B: 1.h4 h5 2.Rh3 Sh6 3.Rd3 Rg8
4.Rd6 e×d6 5.a4 Q×h4(h2)
6.Ra3 Kd8 7.Rh3 Qg3 8.h×g3
Send to: Guy Sobrecases, 83, Bd Port Royal, 75013 Paris, France
sobrecases(AT)yahoo.fr
Closing date: 31.5.2008

Jubilee tourney Juraj Brabec - 70



The Slovak Chess Composition Organization (SOKŠ) has announced a tourney for neo-strategic twomovers to mark the 70th birthday of Juraj Brabec (born 26th May 1938). Compositions should display at least three phase change play of Brabec type (two thematical moves, i.e. defences or mates of one phase are separated one by one to other phases, e.g. aA bB - aC(D,B) - bC(D,A) or aA bB - c(d,b)A - c(d,a)B or aA bB - aC(B) - c(a)B). Any extension to other variations, phases and themes is permitted. There are two sections of the tourney: a) orthodox compositions, b) fairy compositions with any fairy units or/and fairy conditions.
Judge: Juraj Brabec
Prizes: 50, 30, 20 and 10 €.
Send to: Ivan Jarolín, Černyševského 39, SK-851 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
ijarolin(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 26.5.2008

Example:

Juraj Brabec
Shahmaty in USSR 1962
2nd-3rd Prize
h3#                         4+8
1... Bxd4 a 2.Sd3# A
1... Bxb2 b 2.Sc2# B
1.Qe4 ? (2.Sc2# B) 1... fxg5 !
1... Bxd4 a 2.Bxd2# C
1... Qxd4 c 2.Sd3# A
1.Qb1 ! (2.Sd3# A)
1... Bxb2 b 2.Bxd2# C
1... Qxd2 d 2.Sc2# B

Wola Gulowska - 2008

The Gen. Fr. Kleeberg Community Centre in Wola Gulowska announces the nineteenth formal competition on the following section:
2# - Judge: Leopold Szwedowski
3# - Judge: Jan Rusinek
s2# - Judge: Kazimierz Strzala
s4-6# - Judge: Waldemar Tura
h2# - Judge: Vladislav Nefjodov
s2# - Circe, Circe echange, Anticirce - Judge: Janusz Skrzek
Send to: Dom Kultury - Pomnik Czynu, Bojowego Kleeberczyków, 21-481 Wola Gulowska, Poland
wgdk(AT)interia.pl
Closing date:
15.5.2008


Jubilee tourney Alexej Fajzulin - 20

2#, 3#, 4-6# - theme free
Judge: Alexej Fajzulin
Send to:
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru
embogdanov(AT)km.ru
Closing date: 1.5.2008


Study composing tourney

The Problemist of Ukraine announces an international pawn study composing tourney.
Judge: Mikhail Zinar
Prize fund: 400 USD.
Send to: Tkachenko Sergei, a/ya 73, 65069 Odessa-69, Ukraine
tkachesser(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 1.5.2008


Jubilee tourney Kursk 1943

h2#, h3# - theme free
Judge: Aleksandr Semenenko
Send to: Vadim Vinokurov, St. Marshala Malinovskeho 12, apt.29, 153038 Ivanovo, Russia
vkv-53(AT)yandex.ru
Closing date: 1.5.2008


Jubilee tourney Vadim Vinukorov - 55



Section A:
h3# - theme free
Section B:
h3# - theme: "cyclic support of mating pieces". The theme is illustrated by example
Judge: Vadim Vinokurov
Send to: Vadim Vinokurov, St. Marshala Malinovskeho 12, apt.29, 153038 Ivanovo, Russia
vkv-53(AT)yandex.ru
Closing date: 1.5.2008
Example:

Vadim Vinokurov
JT Toma Garai 2005
3rd Honourable Mention
h3#                         4+8
1.Bc3 dxc3 2.Ke3 Rf2
3.Bd3 Bd4# P --> B
1.Ra1 Rf4 2.Re1 Rxe4
3.Re2 Rd4# B --> R
1.e6 Bh6 2.Kd4 Rxd8+
3.Ke5 d4# R --> P

Jubilee tourney Yuri Lazarev - 85

2# - theme free
Judge: Vjatcheslav Piltchenko
Send to: Vjacheslav Piltchenko, Sverdlovsk region, 623804 Suhoj Log-4, p/box41, Russia
3#, n# - theme free
Judge: Valery Shavyrin
Send to: Valery Shavyrin, St. Kraulja 55 kv.87, 620109 Ekaterinburg, Russia
hn#, sn# - theme free
Judge: Valery Kirillov
Send to: Valery Kirillov, St, Lenina 142 kv.34, 624992 Serov, Russia
Closing date: 1.5.2008


Jubilee tourney Viktor Kaljagin - 55

Studies - theme free
Judge: Viktor Kaljagin
Send to: Viktor Kaljagin, St.Tatishteva 70, kv.3, 620028 Ekaterinburg, Russia
Closing date: 1.5.2008


2nd TT Chess Leopolis

Chess Leopolis announces 2nd thematic tournament of composing h# (2 … 3˝) problems with realization of Zalokotsky - Ugnivenko theme. At least two solutions with the delay of adopting the sacrifices of black figure(s), minimum, in one move.
Any twins are permitted, but without the fairy figures and terms.
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
All correct problems will be published in the magazine Chess Leopolis.
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru
embogdanov(AT)km.ru
Closing date: 1.5.2008
Examples:

Evgenij Bogdanov
Vetchernaja gazeta 2004
1st Prize
Evgenij Bogdanov
1556 Chess Leopolis 2007
h3#                         5+14
B: Rc6 -> c5
C: Rc6 -> c4
h3#                         4+9
B: Sg4 -> f8
A:
1.Rc5 Rxd6 2.Kxd6 b4
3.Se5 bxc5#
B:
1.Sc4 Rxd5 2.Kxd5 b3
3.Qe5 bxc4#
C:
1.Qc3 Rxd4 2.Kxd4 Ka7
3.e5 bxc3#
A:
1.Sd4 Sxe5 2.Kxe5 Ke3
3.Bd6 cxd4#
B:
1.Bd5 Sxe6 2.Kxe6 c4
3.Sd6 cxd5#

3rd TT Chess Leopolis

Chess Leopolis announces 3rd thematic tournament of composing H#2 problems with realization cyclic form of Monkey theme in three or more solutions. Any twins are permitted, but without the fairy figures and terms.
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
All correct problems will be published in the magazine Chess Leopolis.
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov(AT)mail.ru
embogdanov(AT)km.ru
Closing date: 1.5.2008
Examples:

Evgenij Bogdanov
1497 Chess Leopolis 2007
Evgenij Bogdanov
1547 Chess Leopolis 2007
h3#                         5+14
B: Kb4 -> f8
C: Kb4 -> f2
h3#                         6+9
B: Kd6 -> g3
C: Kd6 -> a5
A:
1.Bb3 Be5 2.Ba4 Bd6#
B:
1.Bd5 Be3 2.Bg8 Bh6#
C:
1.Bd3 Bc3 2.Bf1 Be1#
A:
1.Be6 Be3 2.Bd7 Bf4#
B:
1.Be4 Bc3 2.Bg2 Be1#
C:
1.Bc4 Be5 2.Ba6 Bc7#

5th Belgrade Internet Composing tourney

On occasion of the Fifth Belgrade Festival (May 2-4, 2008) the Society of Serbian problemists announces thematic composiong tourney in two sections. Only one problem per author is allowed in each section. Participants of the Festival will receive awards in the official bulletin and get points in the competition for for the overall Festivel winner. All other will get results by e-mail and find them on the Mat Plus site.
Section A: Twomovers
The key-move made by white piece W vacates square S and allows the black piece B to cross over the sqare S. White replies with shut-off battery-mate closing a line of the black piece B. Fairy pieces and/or conditions are not allowed.
Judge: Darko Šaljić
Example:
Scheme
2#                         5+3
1.Sd4 ! ~ 2.Sxb3#
1... Bc4 2.Bd3#
W = Se2
S = e2
B = Bf1

Section B: Helpmate Twomovers (h#2)
The same white piece act in two different batteries, once as the front piece and once as the rear piece. Twins, fairy pieces and fairy conditions are not allowed. Only set-play, more solutions and thematic tries are acceptable.
Judge: Živko Janevski
Example:
Scheme
h2#                         4+5
1.Rh7 Rf5 2.Rh6 Bf6#
1.Rh6 Rxg6 2.Rh7 Rxg7#
The WR is rear piece in first
and front piece in second
solution.
Problems for both sections should be sent by e-mail only to the director Milan Velimirovic: mivel(AT)sezampro.com
Members of the MatPlus.Net community (Mat Plus) can submit their entries by filling the Input Form on the site (Originals..BIT 2008). Non-members are invited to sign-in and join the community!
Closing date: 28.4.2008


Jubilee tourney Yuri Antonov - 60

2# - theme free
Judge: Yuri Antonov
The publication of results will be in 2008 in the newspaper: "Molodoj" (Volgograd, Russia) and on a site: www.efrosinin.t-k.ru. Dispatch of results to foreign participants only by e-mail.
Send to: Newspaper "Molodoj", a/ya 148, 400066 Volgograd, Russia or
rosini(AT)t-k.ru or rosini(AT)rol.ru
Closing date: 15.4.2008


Jubilee tourney Alexander Fica - 60



n# - theme free
Judge: Alexander Fica
Send to: Jiří Jelínek, Španielova 1313, 163 00 Praha, Czech republic
jjelinek(AT)koop.cz
Closing date: 31.3.2008

Jubilee tourney Tode Ilievski - 55

The Editors of Orbit announce a formal tournament for the 55th birthday of our regular collaborator Tode Ilievski.
hn#(n>=3,5) - theme free
Not allowed are zero positions, duplex, promoted and fairy pieces.
The results will be published in Orbit.
Judge: Tode Ilievski
Send to: Živko Janevski, P.Box 163, 1480 Gevgelija, Macedonia
zivko(AT)mt.net.mk
Closing date: 31.3.2008

202nd TT Die Schwalbe - Jubilee tourney Gerhard Josten - 70



On the occasion of the 70th birthday of the endgame composer Gerhard Josten Die Schwalbe announces its 202nd thematic tourney.
Required are problems in which
a) White to move mates (direct mate) and
b) Black to move draws (endgame study).
Three prizes are offered with 150, 100 and 50 Euro. Judges are Ralf Krätschmer for the part of the problem and Gerhard Josten for the part of the endgame study. Both results will be summarised. The closer the single results for the problem and the study are lying to each other, the higher the overall ranking of the composition will be in order to guarantee the equivalence of both parts. Joint compositions are welcome.
Send to: Michael.Roxlau(AT)t-online.de (pgn-file if possible)
Closing date: 31.3.2008

Example:
3#                  8+10
B: Black to move and draw
A:
1.Qh3! (2.Se6#)
1... exf4 2.Sf3+ Ke4/Kc5/Kd3
3.Qh7/Qc8/Qf5(Qh7)#
1... Kc5 2.d4+ ~/Kxd4
3.Qc8/Se6#
1... Sc5 2.Qd3+ S5xd3/S1xd3
3.Se6/Se2#
B:
1... Rxd2!

(1... e1Q? 2.Sf3+ Ke4 3.Qg4+-)
2.Sd5 (2.Qh3 exf4 3.Se6+ Ke4
4.Sg5+ Kd4 5.Se6+ Ke4=)
e4 3.Dg4 (3.Sf3+ exf3 4.Qg4+
Kd3 5.Qf5+ Kd4 6.Qg4+ =)
Sc5 4.Sf3+ Kd3 5.Se1+ Kd4
6.Sf3+ Kd3 draw

Jubilee tourney Paul Raican - 50



Quartz wants to mark the 50th anniversary of Paul Raican (b.1957 Jan. 06) by a Jubilee Tourney with two sections:
Section A:
Orthodoxes proof games in which at least two pieces serve as shields against checks, then turn back at their home (v. the article)
Section B:
Fairy problems direct reflex. The fairy element can be a fairy piece or a fairy condition. Invented by Jean Zeller, the direct reflex adds to an ordinary moremover the following condition: if White (or Black) has a move allowing checkmate at the next move, it must be done, except if it can checkmate the opposite King ( "coup matant" has priority against " coup aidant").
Judge: Paul Raican
Send to: quarpaz1(AT)yahoo.fr
Closing date: 31.3.2008

Examples:
Satoshi Hashimoto
Probleemblad 4/2004
Paul Raican
Problem Paradise 14/1999
PG 22,5                  14+15
dir-reflexe#3                  6+10
Interchange Circe
1.e4 d5 2.Be2 d4 3.Bh5 d3
4.Qe2 dxe2 5.d4 Qd7
6.Bg5 Qh3 7.Kd2 e1=R 8.Sf3
7.Re3 9.Se5 Rb3 10.axb3 Bg4
11.Ra6 Sd7 12.Rg6 f5 13.Sf7
Rd8 14.Ra6 Sdf6 15.Bg6 Sh5
16.Bf6 gf6 17.g3 Bh6+ 18.Kc3
Bg5 19.Ra1 h6 20.Bh7 Rd6
21.Se5 Ra6 22.Sf3 Kf7 23.Sg1
1.Bb2!
[2.Ba3 force bxc2(Bb3)
3.BFxc3(pa3)#]
1... Bc4 2.dxc6(pd5) dxc6(pd7)
3.dxc8=S(Sd7)#
1... c4 2.dxc6(pd5)
Sxc6(pb8=Q) 3.Db4#
1... Kxd5(pd6) 2.Bxc3(pb2)
Cxd6(pc8=S) 3.Sb6#
1... Ke7 2.d6+
Sxd6(pc8=Q) 3.Qf8#
Quatre promotions du Pbd5 !
1.Bxc3(pa1=B)? Bxc3(Ba1) !
1.Bxc3(pa1=S)? Sxc2(Ba1) !

Jubilee tourney Manne Persson - 90

h2# - theme free, twins and set play allowed, zero-positions not allowed.
Judges: Chris Feather and Christer Jonsson
Send to: Chris Feather, 10 Tinwell Road, Stamford, PE9 2QQ, England
cfeather(AT)ukonline.co.uk
Closing date: 29.3.2008


Jubilee tourney Ján Valuška - 60



The Slovak Chess Composition Organization (SOKŠ) has announced a tourney for orthodox twomovers with free theme to mark the 60th birthday of Ján Valuška (born 21st September 1947).
Judge: Ján Valuška
Prizes: 50, 30, 20 and 10 €.
Send to: Ivan Jarolín, Černyševského 39, SK-851 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
ijarolin(AT)gmail.com
Closing date: 21.3.2008


23rd TT Chess Composition Microweb

Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for any fairy problems featuring tries. The emphasis of the theme tourney is put on the motivation for the failure of tries and/or their refutations, and not on the additional play in the tries (like e.g. changes in variations of #2 tries).
Judge: Juraj Lörinc
Send to: juraj.lorinc(AT)bigfoot.com
Closing date: 3.3.2008
Examples:

Christer Jonsson
14th Place 3rd WCCT
1984-1988
Adrian Storisteanu
Thémes-64 1977
Commendation
Juraj Lörinc
Kotesovec 40 C 29.7.1996
Commendation
2#                         4+3
Lion h8
h2#                         4+14
B: Gb3 -> c4
s4#                         2+1
royal lion f8
1.Kh6? zz, 1...Ld8!
1.Re3? th. 2.Re1#, 1...La1!
1.Rf3? th. 2.Rf1#, 1...La1!
1.Rh3? th. 2.Rg1#, 1...Lxh3!
1.Be5? zz, 1...Le8!
1.Bf6? zz, 1...Lf8!
1.Bc5? th. 2.Ra1#, 1...Lc8!
1.Bb6? th. 2.Ra1#, 1...Lb8!
1.Ba7? th. 2.Ra1#, 1...La8!
1.Bc3? zz, 1...Lc8!
1.Bb2? zz, 1...Lb8!
1.Rgg3? zz, 1...Lh4!
1.Rg4? zz, 1...Lh5!
1.Rg5? zz, 1...Lh6!
1.Rg6! zz
1...L~ 2.Ra1#
A:
1.Sb5 Rxb2! 2.Gxb2! Sxa2#
not 1...Ra1? 2.Rb1 Sxa2+??
B:
1.Bd3 Sxa2+! 2.Gxa2! Rxb2#
not 1...Se2? 2.Ra1 Rxb2+??
1.Rf2? g5 2.rLIf1 g4 3.Rh2 g3
4.Rh3 g2#, 1...g6!
1.Rf3? g6 2.rLIf2 g5 3.Rh3 g4
4.Rh4 g3#, 1...g5!
1.Rf5? g6!
1.Rf6? gxf6!
1.Rf7! zz
1...g5 2.rLIf1 g4 3.Rh7 g3
4.Rh3 g2#
1...g6 2.rLIf2 g5 3.Rh7 g4
4.Rh4 g3#

Jubilee tourney Aleksej Borisenko - 70

n5-20#, h5-20# - theme free
Judge: Aleksej Borisenko
Send to: Aleksandr A. Derevtchuk, St. Geroev Stalingradu 140, kv. 33, 49033 Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
alder2007(AT)ukr.net
Closing date: 1.3.2008

Jubilee tourney Aleksandr Melnichuk - 50

2#, 3#, n# - miniatures, theme free
Judge: Aleksandr Melnichuk
Send to: Aleksandr Melnichuk, St. Plekhanova 33-194, 152934 Rybinsk, Jaroslavski region, Russia
Kosmel(AT)mail.ru
Closing date: 1.3.2008

Feather twins tourney

The tourney is for orthodox helpmates of any length,with the following requirements:
1. A black and a white unit, each standing on its game-array starting square in the diagram position, are interchanged in the twinning. Any units, including pawns and kings, may be used for this twinning.
2. More than two phases are allowed provided that in each ease twinning is from the diagram position and conforms with requirement 1.
3. Zeropositions are not allowed.
4. Any number of solutions is allowed in each twin position.
5. The twinning is used in order to achieve some kind of paradoxical effect.
6. A close correspondence between the parts of the problem is not required, but there should be some kind of thematic connection between them.
Judge: Chris Feather
Entries should be sent to Chris Feather by one of the following methods:
a) preferably by E-mail to: cfeather(AT)ukonline.co.uk giving the problem(s) in any known notation (not diagrams, please!) and including the sender´s postal address. or
b) by letter to Chris J. Feather, 10 Tinwell Road, Stamford, PE9 2QQ, England giving the problem(s) on diagrams and including the sender´s address.
Closing date: 29.2.2008
Example:

Chris Feather
Broodings 27 2005
Chris Feather
Broodings 25 2005
Chris Feather
Boris Shorokhov
Shahmatnaya Poezia 2005
Chris Feather
Boris Shorokhov
Probleemblad 2005
h4,5#                         2+7
B: Pc2 <-> Pc7
h4,5#                         2+8
B: Pf2 <-> Pf7
h4,5#                         2+12
B: Pc2 <-> Pc7
h4,5#                         2+9
B: Pe2 <-> Pe7
A:
1... c4 2.Kf6 cxd5 3.Ke7 dxe6
4.Kd8 e7+ 5.Kc8 e8=Q#
B:
1... c8=S 2.Kf4 Sb6 3.Ke3
Sxa4 4.Kd2 Sc5 5.Kc1 Sb3#
A:
1... f4 2.Bf5 fxe5 3.Bd7 e6
4.Kg8 exd7 5.Kf8 d8=Q#
B:
1... f8=B 2.f1=B Be7 3.Bc4
Bxf6 4.Bg8 Bxe5 5.Bf6 Bxf6#
A:
1... c4 2.Kf5 cxb5 3.Ke6 b6
4.Kd7 b7 5.Kc6 b8=S#
B:
1... c8=S 2.Kf4 Sb6 3.Ke3
Sxa4 4.Kd2 Sxc5 5.Kc1 Sb3#
A:
1... e4 2.Kg6 exd5 3.Kf7 d6
4.Ke8 dxc7 5.Qf7 c8=Q#
B:
1... e8=Q+ 2.Kg4 Qxe5 3.f2
Qxd4 4.Kf3 Qh8 5.Qe4 Qh3#

Jubilee tourney Aleksandr Feoktistov - 60



n#, h3,5-4#, s3-8# - theme free
Judge: Aleksandr Feoktistov
Send to: Aleksandr Feoktistov, 142060 Moscow region, Domodedovski r-n pos. Jugni d.16 kv.67, Russia
Feok(AT)rambler.ru
Closing date: 28.2.2008


Memorial tourney Pentti Sola - 100

In order to honour the centenary of Pentti Sola (28.5.1907-9.4.1940), Suomen Tehtäväniekat announces an international composing competition in two sections:
Section A:
Helpmates in two moves, no set theme, twins and different parts allowed, zero-positions not allowed.
Judge: Chris Feather
Fairy chess problems featuring Finnish Novotny and/or Finnish Plachutta.
Judge: Marko Ylijoki
Send to: Neal Turner, Vanha Hämeenkyläntie 26 A, FI-00390 Helsinki, Finland
nealturnerfinland(AT)hotmail.com
Closing date: 28.2.2008

Example:
Jan Hannelius
Suomen Sosialidemokraatti
16.8.1969
2#                         8+6
A random move by wS
(1.Se2/Sf3/Sxb3) threatens
two mates, 2.f7/d4#, but is
defeated by 1.-b4!, opening
the lines of bR and bB. The
key is the capture of the
pawn with the same threats:
1.Sxb5! (2.f7/d4#)
1.-Rxb5/Bxb5 2.f7/d4#.
Please note that this problem
would not be eligible for this
competition, as it is an orthodox
problem.

Jubilee tourney Yves Tallec - 80



To celebrate the 80th birthday of Yves Tallec, his friends are organising a tourney, in two sections:
Section A:
Helpmates in 2.5 to 10 moves
7 pieces minimum
Free choice of theme
No fairy pieces or conditions, and no zeroposition
Judge: Yves Tallec
Closing date: 31.10.2008

Section B:
Helpmates with twinning in which at least one group of pieces of the same kind (excluding Kings) changes colour.
At least one piece on each side changes its colour.
No piece changes its position.
No fairy pieces or conditions and no zeroposition
Problems of any length and with any number of pieces are allowed.
Judge: Yves Tallec
Send to: Guy Sobrecases, 83, Bd Port Royal, 75013 Paris, France
sobrecases(AT)yahoo.fr
Closing date: 28.2.2008

Example:
J.F. Baudoin & Yves Tallec
5829 Diagrammes 2006
h2#                         6+6
B: All knights change colour
A: 1.Sc3 Sd3 2.Sed5 f6#
B: 1.f6 Sd5 2.Sd3 Sbc3#

Jubilee tourney Mário Matouš - 60

studies - theme free
Judge: Mário Matouš
Send to: Emil Vlasák, Stavbařů 3, 400 11 Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
emil(AT)vlasak.biz with copy evcomp(AT)quick.cz, your e-mail will be confirmed immediately.
A classical post can be also used, in this case please check the entries-list on the web below.
The award will be published in Československý šach, Šachová skladba and on the web http://www.vlasak.biz/matous60.htm
Closing date: 20.2.2008

Jubilee tourney Valentin Rudenko - 70



The Chess Federation of Ukraine, in association with the Ukrainian Commission for Chess Composition, as well as
- The President of the Urbanist´s Union of Ukraine (M.M.Dyomin, Kyiv)
- Dnipropetrovsk City Council of People´s Deputies
- The Valentin Rudenko Author´s School (Dnipropetrovsk)
- The Project Management Company (Dnipropetrovsk, V.Ye. Migdal)
- Company "Nadiya" (V.Kopyl)
Announce an international chess problem tourney dedicated to the 70th birthday of International Grandmaster, Honored Coach and Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine for Chess Composition, International Judge - VALENTIN RUDENKO
The tourney has 7 sections.

1. 2# - theme free. Special distinctions: for best rendition of the Rudenko Theme in synthesis with any reversal theme. (Rudenko theme: 2nd white move of each of two threats in one phase becomes 2nd white move in variants of another phase.)

2. 3# - theme free. Special distinctions: for best rendition of the Rudenko Paradox Theme in at least two variants (Rudenko Paradox: defense of a black piece consists in attack on the square from which a white piece delivers mate in the threat; in response to the defense this move by white becomes his 2nd move sacrifice on the attacked square.)

3. 4# - theme free. Special distinctions: for best rendition of the En Passant Defense Theme in at least two variants. (En Passant Defence: one of the white moves in the threat is a "double" move by pawn; black defense consists in preparation of that pawn´s e.p. capture.)

4. h2# - Theme: each of two or move set variants must be interrelated with one of the actual solutions through a mechanism of change of any type.

5. s2# - theme free. Special distinctions: for best rendition of Janus Theme in no less than two variants. (Janus Theme: same tactical idea of black´s first move is used both for strengthening (defending against the threat) and weakening (motivating white´s 2nd move response.))

6. Fairy chess - Type: combi-pawn in the initial game array. It is different from the standard pawn in that besides "diagonal" squares it also controls "horizontal" squares adjacent to the pawn. Theme: direct 2# with change of play of any type in at least two variants. Conditions: chessboard 8x8, chess set 2x16 pieces, at least one of the pawns of a side being a combi-pawn.

The judge of all the sections is the jubilarian himself.

7. Scacchographical (descriptive) orthodox compositions: 2#,3#,n# - Judge:Y. Reytsen

The total prize fund of the tourney is 2200 USD.
A special issue of the magazine Problemist of Ukraine presenting the tourney award will be sent to all the participants.
Problems (two copies of each entry, with indication "C+" if approprinte)
Send to: Valentin F. Rudenko, 2, apt. 102, Polya St., Dnipropetrovsk, 49000 Ukraine
Closing date: 19.2.2008

Examples:
1.
Rudenko Theme
2.
Rudenko Paradox
3.
2#                         8+8
3#                         8+13
4#                         9+8
1.. Rxe5 2.Qd7# A
1... Bxe5 2.Qc4# B
1.Re1 ! (2.Qd7# A, Qc4# B)
1... Rxe5 2.Bf5#
1... Bxe5 2.Qd6#
1.Sc2 ! 2.Sfe3+
2... Rxe3 3.Qd4# A
2... Bxe3 3.Qd3# B
1... Sb5 2.Qd4+ A Sxd4 3.Sd6#
1... Sc5 2.Qd3+ B Sxd3 3.Sd6#
1.Bg6 ! (2.d4+ cxd4 3.Re4+
Bxe4 4.f4#)
1... c4 2.Sxc4 Kd5 3.Se3+ Ke5
4.d4#
1... hxg4 2.Rxg4 Bf3 3.d4+
cxd4 4.Rg5#
2... c4 3.Rg5+ Kd4 4.Sc2#
1... d5 2.gxh5 d4 3.Re4+ Bxe4
4.f4#
4.
Janus Theme
5.

6.
s2#                         7+8
h2#                         5+9
2#                         6+7
combi-pawn a3,e2,b5,f2,f5
1.Re4 ! (2.Bc2 Bxc2#)
1... h1Q 2.Rc3+ (Bc2+?)
Qxc3# (3.Bxc2?)
1... Bb4 2.Qd2+ (Bc2+?
Bxc2#? 3.Qb1) Bxd2#
1... Rxe7 A 2.Sxd4 a Sc3#
1... Rxf6 B 2.cxd4 b Rf5#
1.Sxd4 a Rxf6 B 2.e5 Sc3#
1.cxd4 b Rxe7 A 2.Sc5 Sb4#
1... Rd3 2.e2xd3#
Qxd2 2.e2xd2#
1... f4 2.Qe5#
1... b4 2.Qc5#
1.e4 ! (2.Qd4#)
1... fxe4 2.Sxe4#
1... Rd3 2.Qc6#
1... Qxd2 2.Qb3#

Liga Problemista 2008 1st Round

Theme: Helpmate in 2 moves with (only one!) twin. A twin is built by removal of the white king off the board. Multiple solutions and/or set-play in each twin are allowed.
Judges: Belgrade Problemists' Circle coordinated by Milan Velimirovic
Send to: Milan Velimirović, Milentija Popovića 35/6, 11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia
or by email mivel(AT)sezampro.com with subject LP1/2008
or online fill the input form Originals... Liga Problemista 2008 1st Round Mat Plus site.
You should sign-in first (if you are not registered member) to be able to access this form.
Closing date: 1.2.2008

Example:
Scheme
h2#                         9+11
B: remove WK
A:
1.h6 Kf5 2.Kh7 Kf6#
B:
1.h5 Re7+ 2.Kh6 Rh7#

Theme tourney Problemist of Ukraine

The board of the "Problemist of Ukraine" annonces a theme tourney.
3# - theme: "Remote change": Remote change in at least two phases, and mating moves change in at least two thematic variations with the same first black and second white moves.
Send to: Viktor Melnitchenko, a/ya 11, Kotovsk, Odessa region, 66302, Ukraine
Closing date: 31.1.2008

Examples:
Viktor Melnitchenko
Schachmatna misal 2007
Viktor Melnitchenko
Problemist of Ukraine 2007
Viktor Melnitchenko
Problemist of Ukraine 2007
Viktor Melnitchenko
Problemist of Ukraine 2007
3#                         10+9
3#                         9+11
3#                         11+8
3#                         9+9
1... Sxc3 2.Sd2+ Kd3 3.Se5#
1... d4 2.Sc5+ Kd5 3.Be6#
1.Be2! (2.f3+ S,Bxf3 3.Bd3#)
1... Sxc3 2.Sd2+ Kf5 3.Bg4#
1... d4 2.Sc5+ Kd5 3.Bc4#
1... b4 2.Rd6+ Kc5 3.Qc8#
1... Bxe5 2.f4 exf3 ep 3.Qe4#
1.Sb3! (2.c4 bxc4 3.Rd6#)
1... b4 2.Rd6 Kc4 3.Qc8#
1... Bxe5 2.f4 exf3 ep 3.e4#
1... Sd~ 2.Rf5+ Kd6 3.c5#
1... Sxe4 2.d4+ Bxd4 3.Bf4#
1.Sf4! (2.Re6+ fxe6 3.Sg6#)
1... Sd~ 2.Rf5+ Kd6 3.Bc5#
1... Sxe4 2.d4+ Bxd4 3.Sd3#
1.f4? (2.Qxd7+ Ke4 3.Qd4#)
1... d6 2.Qf7+ Ke4 3.Qxc4#
1... Rd1!
1.f3! (2.Qxd7+ Ke5 3.Bd4#)
1... d6 2.Qf7+ Ke5 3.Sc6#

Jubilee tourney Marcel Doré - 75

To celebrate his 75th anniversary, the French composer Marcel Doré announces an international tourney for composing endgame studies displaying any of the following encounters: N vs. B, N vs. R, B vs. R, N vs. N (only this material is allowed in the initial position) with at least three pawns (2 +1 or 1+2). There is no set theme; however, capture of a thematic piece if happens, should occur only at the end of the solution (but pawns can be captured without any restriction). Likewise promotion is allowed only at the end of the solution, unless the promoted piece is immediately captured, to ensure that the material balance remains unchanged during most of the play.
Judge: Yochanan Afek
Prizes: 1st Prize: 300 Euros; 2nd Prize: 200 Euros; 3rd Prize: 100 Euros
Entries not more than three per composer.
Send to: Alain Pallier, 4, Impasse Saint-Charles, 84000 Avignon, France
alain.pallier(AT)wanadoo.fr
Closing date: 31.1.2008


Memorial tourney Byron Zappas



The Greek chess composition committee organises a thematic tournament for direct twomovers, to celebrate the 80th birthday of GM Byron Zappas.
Theme: #2 featuring a combination of threat correction and black correction.
Judge: ?
Send to: Harry Fougiaxis, Delvinou 4, GR-11363 Athens, Greece
harryfou(AT)ath.forthnet.gr
Closing date: 31.1.2008

Examples:
Byron Zappas
Eretria 2005
Valentin Lukyanov
Shakhmaty 1972
3rd Prize
2#                         9+9
2#                         8+11
1.Bf~? (2.Sc4#)
1… S~ 2.Rxe4#
1… Sxc3! 2.Bxc3#
(secondary) black correction
1… Sxg3!
1.Bxe4! (2.Sd3#)
threat correction
1… S~ 2.Sf7#
1…Sxc3! 2.Bxc3#
(secondary) black correction
1…Sxg3! 2.Qxg3#
(secondary) black correction
1.S~? (2.Be3, Rd1#)
1… Sf1!
1.Sg5? (2.Rd1#)
1… Sxe5!
1.Sd2? (2.Be3#)
1… Qxe5!
1.Sd6! (2.Sb5#)
threat correction
1… Sc~ 2.Qc4#
1… Sxe5! 2.Be3#
(secondary) black correction
1…Qxe5 2.Rd1#
1…Rxd6 2.Qxd6#

Christmas tourney

Initiated by Michel Caillaud, a Christmas tourney is organized in parallel to the International Solving Contest 2008.
The theme chosen by the judges is a fairy condition, created by Frederick H. Von Meyenfeldt:
ELLIUORTAP, (or Lortap Chess - anti patrol Chess)
A piece can capture only if it is not controlled (by a piece of its side).
Section 1: Any problems but Retro and Proof-games.
Judge: Jacques Rotenberg
Section 2: Retro problems and Proof-games.
Judge Eric Pichouron
Other fairy conditions and pieces are accepted. The " Elliuortap " fairy condition cannot be tested with Popeye, but is implemented in Winchloé. The controller is a happy user of Winchloé, and the composers are welcome to send their problems to him for testing.
The awards will be announced at the end of the ISC, on January 27th, 2008.
Send to: Guy Sobrecases sobrecases(AT)yahoo.fr
Closing date: 20.1.2008

Examples:
Frederick H. Von Meyenfeldt
Probleemblad 1989
2#                         8+7
Elliuortap (Lortap Chess)
1… S~ 2.Kc4#
1.Se5 !
1… Sxc2 2.Kc5#
1… Sb3 2.Sc3#
1… h5 2.Sf3#
1… fxe5 2.Kc4#
1… Kxe5 2.Bd4#

Jubilee tourney Manfred Zucker - 70



Section A: n# - theme free
Judge: Volker Zipf
Section B: sn# - Theme: Sacrificial minimal in the selfmate; that is, white has only the king left in the final position (maximum ten moves!)
Judge: Manfred Zucker
No fairy pieces or conditions.
Prize fund is now 150 Euro per section, with the possibility of an increase.
Send to: Mirko Degenkolbe, PF 11 12, D-08393 Meerane, Germany
Vierundsechzig(AT)T-Online.de
Closing date: 15.1.2008

Examples:
Manfred Zucker
scheme
Manfred Zucker
Schach 1994
s4#                         3+7
s10#                         3+6
1.Sd4 ! e5
2.Se2 e6
3.Qd5 ! exd5
4.Sg3+ Sxg3#
1.Sxb4 ? Kc1
2.Sd3+ Kb1 ?
3.Qd2 an, but 2... Kd1 !
1.De2 ? stalemate !
1.Sf4 ! Kc1 2.Qb2+ Kd1
3.Qe2+ Kc1 4.Sd3+ Kb1
And only now:
5.Sxb4 ! Kc1
6.Sd3+ Kb1 7.Qd2 b4
8.Sc1 b5 9.Sxa2 Rxa2
10.Qb2+ Rxb2#

Memorial tourney Vladimir Tishenko

3# - theme free
Judge: Anatoly Mitjushin
Send to: Vitaly I. Shevchenko, P.O. 5827, 69096 Zaporozhye 96, Ukraine
shinkarenko78(AT)mail.zp.ua
Closing date: 1.1.2008


1st TT Problem Paradise

The Japanese magazine Problem Paradise has announced ist first Theme Tourney for single solution series-helpmates containing a neutral pawn white promotes for White as a set mate and for Black during the course of the play. Both in the set play and in the actual play, the same neutral pawn should promote into the "same" neutral piece. Neutral may be moved or captured by either side. Other fairy pieces and/or conditions are allowed, provided they can be tested by Popeye.
Judge: Chris Feather
Send to: Tadashi Wakashima, Hatal-14-10-A, Ikeda-Shi, Osaka 563-0021, Japan
tadashi(AT)wombat.zaq.ne.jp
Closing date: 1.1.2008

Example:
Chris Feather
Broodings 31 2006
ser-h15#                         6+3+1
1... nPa8=nN#
1.nPa5 2.nPa4 3.nPa3 4.nPa2
5.nPa1=nN 6.nNd7 7.nNxh5
8.nNd3 9.h5 10.h4 11.hxg3
12.Kh4 13.Kh3 14.Kh2
15.nNf2 g5#

199th TT Die Schwalbe Chess Olympics 2008 in Dresden

In cooperation with the organizing committee for the Chess Olympics 2008 in Dresden, Die Schwalbe announces the Olympic Chess Composition Tournament Dresden 2008. The tournament is organized in 5 sections (2#, n#, studies, s#3 and h#), the themes set are indicated below. Each composer may participate with at most three compositions in each section.

Section 1: 2# - theme free
Judge: Wieland Bruch
Send to: Udo Degener, Stephenson strasse 47, D-14482 Potsdam, Germany
Udo-Degener(AT)gmx.de

Section 2: n# - theme: In a thematical try and/or the solution a black piece A leaves a square; thus this square is unblocked or a black line is opened for a later defense action by Black. In the next move the black piece A is captured. See examples.
Judge: Wilfried Neef
Send to: Frank Reinhold, Weidenstr. 22, D-01458 Ottendorf-Okrilla, Germany
frank.reinhold(AT)sz-online.de

Wilfried Neef
Schach-Aktiv 1998
1st Honourable Mention
Frank Reinhold
Freie Presse 1991
Prize
Rolf Trautner
Die Schwalbe 2005
7#                         11+10
8#                         9+12
7#                         5+12
1.Bxe8? Rxa2+ !
1.fxg3 ! Bb6+ 2.Sxb6 Rg1
3.Rd2 cxd2 4.Sd5 exd5
5.Bxe8 Rxa2+ 6.Kb6 7.Bxf7#
Black square-vacation
sacrifice, followed by two
(non-thematic) consecutive
white square-vacation
sacrifices.
1.Sxb5+? Sxb5!
1.Be1? d2! 2.Bxd2 c3
3.Bxc3 Sc6 4.Bb4+ Sxb4
5.c4 Bxc4!
1.Bg1! g4 2.Be3 g5
3.Bd2 c3 4.Bxc3 Se6
5.Bb4+ Sxb4 6.c4 bxc4
7.Sb5+ Kd5 8.Sf6#
In the solution, the black
square-vacation sacrifice
on d2 is prevented.
1.Rc8? Bd2+! 2.Kb6 Ba5+!
3.Kxa5 Qd2+ 4.Kb6 Qh6!
1.Bf6! exf6 2.Rc8 Bd2+
3.Kb6 Ba5+ 4.Kxa5 Qd2+
5.Kb6 Qh6 6.Rxg8+ Kxg8
7.Qe8#

Section 3: studies - theme free
Judge: Yochanan Afek
Send to: Martin Minski, Dolziger Str. 1a, D-10247 Berlin, Germany

Section 4: s3# - theme: A try (1.X?) fails because the White move X closes/opens a line 1 of a long-range piece (this includes a pawn capable of advancing two squares) which gives Black a refutation 1.- a! After a foreplan 1.Y! b, though, the closing/opening of the line 1 by 2.X! followed by 2.- a, can be exploited by White. The thematic line may also be a pinline. See examples.
Judge: Hemmo Axt
Send to: Volker Gülke, Leimsiede 13, D-23558 Lübeck, Germany
volker.guelke(AT)travedsl.de

Hartmut Laue
Original
Hartmut Laue
Schach-Aktiv 2006
s3#                         10+13
s3#                         9+13
thematic opening of
a black line
1.Bb1? X (2.Bxc3+) b2! a
(exploits the opening
of line d1-b3; 2.Sb3+? Bxb3!)
1.dxc6! Y
(2.Qxb6+ Sc5 3.Bxc3+)
1... Sd8 b 2.Bb1 X (3.Bxc3+)
b2 a 3.Qxb6+ Rc5#
(White exploits the opening
of line d1?a4:)
thematic closing of
a white line)
1.Be3? X (2.Bxg4+) Rxg5! a
(2.e4+?? - Black exploits
closing of line e2-e4)
1.Bf4! Y
(2.Sd4+ Bxd4 3.Bxg4+)
1... c3 b 2.Be3 X (3.Bxg4+)
Rxg5 a 3.Rxd5+ Qxd5#
(White exploits closing
of line e2-e4)

Section 5: hn# - theme: A long-range piece passes a critical square which is thereafter occupied by a piece of opposite colour. (This allows, inter alia, bicoloured Indians, Maslar theme, Rehm theme and combinations thereof.) See examples.
Judge: Hans Peter Rehm
Send to: Sven Trommler, Voglerstr. 14, D-01277 Dresden, Germany

Frans Hanson
The Fairy Chess Review1935
Zdravko Maslar
feenschach 1986 (v)
Fadil Abdurahmanovic
bernd ellinghoven
Hans Peter Rehm
feenschach 1998
3rd Prize
h5#                         2+3
h3#                         6+7
h5#                         2+10
1.Rh7! Sg7! 2.Kb5 Kd7
3.Ka6 Kc6 4.Ba5 Se6
5.Ta7 Sc5#
Complete bi-coloured
(black-white) Indian.
1.Bxb6 Rh1! 2.Bg1! Bd1+
3.Kf1 Rxg1#
1.Rgxb6 Bh7! 2.Rg6! Rc2+
3.Kd3 Bxg6#
Double setting of the
Maslar-theme in white-black.
1... Bd6! 2.Bf6 Kg3 3.Bd8 Kh3
4.Bc7 Bg3 5.Bf4 Bh4#
Complete black-white
"Rehmer".

It is intended to present the awards during the Chess Olympics 2008 in Dresden. A prize funds of (presumably) 1.250 EUR is available.
Closing date: 31.12.2007


Jubilee tourney Romolo Ravarini - 90

To celebrate Prof. Romolo Ravarini, who will be 90 on 28th July 2007, the Problemists and Solvers Section of A.S.I. (Italian Chess Association) in collaboration with "L'Italia scacchistica" organizes an international thematic tourney for helpmates in two moves.
Theme: "In the mating move, a white piece goes to a square already guarded by three black pieces (with the exception of the black King and pinned black pieces)". Zeropositions, fairy pieces or conditions are not allowed.
Judge: Prof. Romolo Ravarini
Prizes for a value of euro 300, Honourables Mentions and Commendations will be available. The award will be appear on "L'Italia Scacchistica".
Entries - two copies for each problem
Send to: Prof. Oscar Bonivento, Via Luigi Silvagni 6, I-40137 Bologna, Italy
Closing date: 31.12.2007

Example:
József Korponai
The Problemist 1974
2nd Prize
h2#                         6+13
1.Sd2 Qc3 2.Sd5 Qd3#
1.Se6 Qd6 2.Sd4 Qe5#

Jubilee tourney Paz Einat - 50 & Ofer Comay - 50

    

To mark the happy arrival of the Israeli duo to this significant milestone we are announcing a composing tourney in two sections. We will judge together both sections. The tourney opens on Paz's 50th birthday (November 2006) and the award published on Ofer's 50th birthday (December 2007).

Prizes: for each section: 1st Prize - 150€, 2nd Prize - 100€, 3rd Prize - 50€

Section 1 - Twomovers
Theme: Orthodox mate in two problems showing reciprocal changes and an additional theme or idea are required. The additional theme/idea must be outside the reciprocal changes mechanism itself. Promoted pieces and illegal positions are allowed.
Judges: Paz Einat & Ofer Comay
Send to: Paz Einat, 45a Moshe Levi St., Nes Ziona 74207, Israel
paz(AT)pazeinat.com

Section 2 - Helpmate in 3 or more
Orthodox helpmates in three or more moves in which at least one white line and one black line are opened or closed during each solution or during a try (dual avoidance). Fairy pieces are not allowed. Zero position and/or promoted pieces are allowed.
Judges: Paz Einat & Ofer Comay
Send to: Ofer Comay, 5 Hakalanit Street, Gan Haim 44910, Israel
ofer(AT)charactell.com
Closing date: 31.12.2007
Examples:


Aaron Hirschenson
Olympic Tourney 1964
3rd Prize
Marjan Kovacevic
Phenix 1989
1st Prize
Daniel Papack
Hlas Ludu 1995
1st Prize
2#                         9+10
2#                         11+12
2#                         11+7
1.Qc1 A ? (2.Qh6#)
1... Rxb5 a 2.Ba4# X
1... Rxd5 b 2.Be4# Y
1... Bxd5 !
1.Ba4 ? X (2.Rxb6#)
1... Rxb5 a 2.Qc1# A
1... Rxd5 b 2.Sya8# B
1... Qxb5 !
1.Be4 Y ! (2.Sb4 #)
1... Rxb5 a 2.Sxa8# B
1... Rxd5 b 2.Qc1# A
Reciprocal changes
Zaguroiko
Keys <--> Mates
1... Bf3 a 2.Se6# A
1... Be5 b 2.Be3# B
1.Kh5 ? (2.Qd6#)
1... Bf3 ! a
1.Kf7 ? (2.Qd6#)
1...Be5 ! b
1.Kf5 ! (2.Qd6#)
1... Bf3 a 2.Be3# B
1... Be5 b 2.Se6# A
Reciprocal changes
White correction
(The unpins are a part of the
RC mechanism and are not an
additional theme/idea)
1.Rf5 ? A (2.Qh8# B)
1... Kc3 a 2.Sb3# C
1... Qa8 b 2.Sc2# D
1... dxe6 !
1.Qh8 ! B (2.Rf5# A)
1... Kc3 a 2.Sc2# D
1... Qa8 b 2.Sb3# C
Reciprocal changes
Reversal
Narajan Shankar Ram
The Problemist 1984
1st Prize
Gabor Cseh
Problem-Echo 1995
1st Prize e.a.
h3#                         4+9
B: Rd4 -->h4
h3#                         3+10
B: Pe4 --> d6
a)
1.Rg3 Bxd7 2.Qe4 Bc6
3.Be2 Rf7#
(2.Qe4 closes the line
of BRd4)
(2… Bc6 opens the line
to WRb7)

b)
1.Be2 Rxd7 2.Qf4 Rf7
3.Rg3 Bc6#
(2.Qf4 closes the line
to bRh4)
(2… Rf7 opens the line
to wBe8)
a)
1.Qe3 Bxe6+ 2.Kd4 Bb3
3.Sc6 Rd5#
(3.Sc6 opens the line to wRh5
and closes the line to bBa8)
b)
1.Rc7 Rxe5+ 2.Kc6 Ra5
3.Sd4 Bd5#
(3.Sd4 opens the line to wBf7
and closes the line to bRd1)

Jubilee tourney Aleksandar Popovski - 75

The Editors of Orbit announce a formal tournament for the 75th birthday of doyen of Macedonian Problem Chess Aleksandar Popovski.
s3# - with free theme
Not allowed are zero positions, duplex, promoted and fairy pieces.
The results will be published in Orbit.
Judge: Zoran Gavrilovski
Send to: Nikola Stolev, Bukovic 3a, n.Lisiče, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
stolev(AT)mt.net.mk
Closing date: 31.12.2007

Jubilee tourney Zoran Gavrilovski - 40



The Editors of Orbit announce a formal tournament for the 40th birthday of our regular collaborator Zoran Gavrilovski.
h2# - with free theme.
Not allowed are zero positions, duplex, promoted and fairy pieces.
The results will be published in Orbit 2008.
Judge: Zoran Gavrilovski
Send to: Živko Janevski, P.Box 163, 1480 Gevgelija, Macedonia
zivko(AT)mt.net.mk
The Macedonian Problemist announces formal composing tournaments in three sections to mark the 40th birthday of its general editor Zoran Gavrilovski.
2# - theme free
Judge: Boško Milošeski
3# - theme free
Judge: Zlatko Mihajloski
s3# - theme free
Judge: Živko Janevski
The results will be published in Macedonian Problemist 2008.
Send to: Zoran Gavrilovski, p.fah 137, Skopje MK-1001, Macedonia
mprobl(AT)yahoo.com
Closing date: 31.12.2007

Construction competition "Long helpmates" of "harmonie"

The german magazin is looking for orthodox helpmates with at least 22 moves. Expressly accepted are thereby entries with a dual (only one!) or a change in the sequence of moves (only one!) or a double line during the solution or in the mating move (only one!) - see example. Problems with two duals etc. will not be accepted! Promoted figures may stand on the board, the position must be however legal. The goal is it to possibly find in co-operation of several authors another pattern with which the existing record mark by 28 moves can be perhaps over-bid. Naturally also correct problems may be sent.
The entries are printed in chronological order into the next issues of "harmonie". The authors may select thereby whether the (in fact incorrect) problems are to be anonymizated or not. The assignment of usual tournament honors is not intended yet. The harmonie-editor will co-ordinate with the h#-judges of the informal tourney whether the correct problems are judged by them with or whether it will give a separate competition.
Send to: Frank Richter, Ahrenshaeger Str. 20, 18320 Trinwillershagen, Germany
frank.richter.nbk(AT)t-online.de
Closing date: 31.12.2007

Example:
Mirko Degenkolbe
Original
after Hegermann
h29#                         10+9
1.Kxa8 b4 2.Bg1 Kxg1
3.Kb8 Kh1 ... 12.Kf4 Kg1
13.Kxe4 Kh1 14.Kd4,Kd5 Kg1
15.Kc4 Kh1 16.Kxb5 Kg1
17.Kb6 b5 18.Kxb5 Kh1
19.Kc4 Kg1 ... 24.b1Q Kh1
25.Qf5 Kg1 26.Qf7 exf7
27.Kc3 e8Q 28.Kd2 Qc8
29.Ke1 Qc1#

Jubilee tourney Chris Feather - 60



The Editors of Orbit announce a formal tournament for the 60th birthday of our regular collaborator Chris Feather.
h2# - theme free
Not allowed are zero positions, duplex, promoted and fairy pieces.
The results will be published in Orbit.
Judge: Živko Janevski
Send to: Nikola Stolev, Bukovic 3a, n.Lisiče, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
stolev(AT)mt.net.mk
Closing date: 31.12.2007

Jubilee tourney Nikola Stolev - 60



The Editors of Orbit announce a formal tournament for the 60th birthday of our editor Nikola Stolev.
h3# - theme free
Not allowed are zero positions, duplex, promoted and fairy pieces.
The results will be published in Orbit.
Judge: Nikola Stolev
Send to: Živko Janevski, P.Box 163, 1480 Gevgelija, Macedonia
zivko(AT)mt.net.mk
Closing date: 31.12.2007

201st TT Die Schwalbe

Die Schwalbe announces its 201st thematic tourney for help- or series-help-mate/ stalemate compositions which end in pseudo-identical final positions. No fairy pieces/conditions allowed.
Judges: Zvonimir Hernitz and Zdravko Maslar
Send to: Eckart Kummer, Dietzgenstrasse 12, 13156 Berlin, Germany
eckart.kummer(AT)web.de
Closing date: 31.12.2007

Example:
Pentti Sola
Dt. Märchenschachztg. 1932
Zdravko Maslar
Schach-Echo 1975
Zvonimir Hernitz
Problem 1981
h3#                         4+3
h3#                         4+4
h2#                         3+2
1... Rd1 2.Re1 Rdd2
3.Re3 Rdf2#
1.Rh2 Rd2 2.Re2 Rg2
3.Re3 Rdf2#
1... f6 2.Ree8 g6
3.Rf8 f7#
1.Rf8 f6 2.Ree8 g6
3.Rc8 f7#
1.Rxe2 Sc5 2.Ra2 Sb3#
1.Rxa4 Sd4 2.Ra2 Sb3#
G. Fuhlendorf
Dt. Märchenschachztg. 1931
1st Prize
Zvonimir Hernitz
Ideal Mate Review 1993
Zvonimir Hernitz
Zdravko Maslar
Die Schwalbe 02/2007
h3#                         6+5
h2=                         4+2
ser-h4#                         4+3
1... Rxd4 2.Kc5 Rh5+
3.Kxd4 Rd5#
1.Kc5 Rxe3 2.dxe3 Rh5+
3.Kd4 Rd5#
1... exd7 2.Kc7 d8=R=
1.Rd8 exd8=R+ 2.Kc7 e7=
1.d1=R 2.Rxf1 3.Rf6
4.Re6 Rd1#
1.dxc1=R 2.Rc7 3.Re7
4.Re6 Rd1#

Jubilee tourney Kenneth Solja - 50

To celebrate the 50th birthday of Kenneth Solja, Suomen Tehtäväniekat announces an international composing competition for moremover helpmates, i.e. helpmates in at least four moves.
Judge: Kenneth Solja
Send to: Neal Turner, Vanha Hämeenkyläntie 26 A, FI-00390 Helsinki, Finland
nealturnerfinland(AT)hotmail.com
Closing date: 31.12.2007

200th TT Die Schwalbe

The 200th Theme Tourney of Die Schwalbe is for Draw-studies with fourfold castling. Required are studies with the stipulation "Draw", in the solution of which all four kinds of castling occur. The ideal is that not only should White need to castle ao as to avoid losing but also that Black should do so in order to ensure that he does not loser either.
The prize money is 100 euros for each prize, 50 for an Honourable Mention and 25 for a Commendation.
Judge: Werner Keym
Send to: Werner Keym, Herzog-Wolfgang-Straße 15, 55590 Meisenheim, Germany
w.keym(AT)gmx.net
Closing date: 31.12.2007

Memorial tourney Miroslav Havel - 50

3#, 4# - with model mates
Judge: Nils Adrian Bakke
Send to: Jiří Jelínek, Španielova 1313, 163 00 Praha 6, Czech republic
jjelinek(AT)koop.cz
Closing date: 31.12.2007

Jubilee tourney Mohamed Jamal Elbaz - 50



To celebrate the 50 years of Mohamed Jamal Elbaz, Problemaz, the chess problem magazine devoted to all the friends of chess problem composition in Morocco, organizes an International Composing Tourney which is reserved for helpmates in 2 moves and mates 2 moves
2# - theme free - Judge: Piet le Grand
Maximum 3 problems per author
h2# - theme free - Judge: Abdelaziz Onkoud
Maximum 3 problems per author
Send to: Abdelaziz Onkoud, 8 square Moliere 3425, F-93240 Stains, France
azonkoud(AT)hotmail.com
Closing date: 31.12.2007


26th Thematic tourney Problem - Echo

Hilfsmatt in zwei Zügen (h#2) mit einem oder mehreren Equihoppern. In Stellung b) wird mindestens ein Equihopper durch einen Grashüpfer ersetzt. Sonstige Märchenfiguren und/oder –bedingungen sind nicht erlaubt.
Judge: Franz Pachl
Send to: Dieter Müller, Grenzstraße 45A, 09376 Oelsnitz/E., Deutschland
Muellerhaupt(AT)aol.com
Closing date: 31.12.2007

Example:
Franz Pachl
Harmonie 2006
h2#                         5+5
B: Grashopper e1
a) 1.Rd2 Be6 2.Rd3 e3#
b) 1.Bd3 Se6 2.Bc2 e4#

22nd TT Chess Composition Microweb

Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for any problems using locust-like fairy pieces ("normal" locusts, rook locusts, bishop locusts, but also marine pieces like triton, nereide, etc. - it is important that they capture by jump over captured piece and land on some other empty square), in which there is present in the diagram or created during play a battery of the following kind: wLa1 - bKd4 - wSe5, where any jump of knight behind king causes check by locust. A mate is given from that battery.
Any stipulations and any other fairy elements are allowed.
Judge: Michal Dragoun
Send to: juraj.lorinc@bigfoot.com
Closing date: 11.11.2007
Examples:

Harry Fougiaxis
1st TT Phénix 1989-91
3rd Commendation
Torsten Linß
Dieter Müller
8721 Thema Danicum 106
4/2002
h2#                         6+10
B: Pc6 -> d6
h2#                         5+7
B: Se4 <-> Se5
A:
1.Sc3 Sd6 2.Sxc6 Sdf7#
B:
1.Se2 Sc6 2.Sxd6 S6a5#
A:
1.d5 Sf6+ 2.Sc4 Sd7#
B:
1.Bc5 Sc4+ 2.Sc3 Se3#
only the second
solution is thematical

Memorial tourney Hrvoje Bartolovic

Croatian Chess federation with full cooperation of the Croatian Chess Problemist's Association anounce Memorial tourney of FIDE GM Hrvoje Bartolovic (Zagreb, Jun. 15, 1932 - Zagreb, Nov. 3, 2005.) in 4 sections.

2# - In set play there are at least 2 mates of indirect battery. In the solution this battery is destructed and a new indirect battery, which as well mates at least 2 times, is created.
Judge: Viktor Chepizhny

3# - Orthodox direct-mates in 3 moves with at least 2 phases of play (try and key), using a half-battery either set in the diagram position or formed on White's first move. Composers should aim for an original combination with one or more strategic themes, or they might like to work with an indirect and/or masked half-battery.
Judge: John Rice

Example:
Hrvoje Bartolovic
Magyar Sakkélet 1956
3#                         7+13
1.Sdxb6? ~ 2.Sd6+ Kb2 3.Sa4#
1... Kb4 2.Sd6+ Kc5 3.Qc7#
2... Qc4 3.Qxc7#
1... Sc~ 2.Se5+ Kb2 3.Sd3#
1... Txb6 2.Sxb6+ Kb2 3.Sa4#
1... a4!
1.Scxb6? ~ 2.Sf6+ Kb2 3.Sa4#
1... Txb6 2.Sxb6+ Kb2 3.Sa4#
(1... Sc~ 2.Sf4+, Sb4+)
(1... Ra7 2.Sc7+, Se7+)
1... Kb2!
1.Sdxe3! ~ 2.Sxd2+ Kb2 3.Sd1#
1... Ka4 2.Sd6+ Qc4 3.Qxc4#
1... Kb4 2.Sd6+ Kc5 3.Qc7#
2... Qc4 3.Qxc4#
1... Sc~ 2.Se5+ Kb2 3.Sxd3#
1... Bxe3 2.Sxe3+ Kb2 3.Sd1#

s2# - Black correction play.
Judge: Waldemar Tura

Example:
Hrvoje Bartolovic
Trybuna Robotnicza 1956
1st Prize
s2#                         8+5
1. Qxh5! zugzwang
1... Q ~ 2.Qh4+ Qxh4#
1... Qg5! 2.Qh6 Qxh6#
1... Qh3! 2.Qh6+ Qh6#
1... Qg3! 2.Qxh2 Qxh2#

h2# - Mate by pinned piece witch was not pinned in the initial position. Two or more solutions.
Judge: Fadil Abdurahmanović

Example:
Fadil Abdurahmanović
Orbit 2005
1st Prize
h2#                         5+13
1.Qb4 Bd3 2.Kd6 Be4#(Bb5?)
1.Qe5 Rd3 2.Kb5 Rc3#(Rd6?)

Send to: Zvonimir Hernitz, R. Bicanica 32, Zagreb, Croatia
zvonimir.hernitz@zg.t-com.hr
Closing date: 3.11.2007

Memorial tourney S. Fedorov - 80

h2# - theme free
Judge: J. Trepalin
Send to: Vadim Vinokurov, St. Marshala Malinovskeho 12, apt.29, 153038 Ivanovo, Russia
vkv-53@yandex.ru
Closing date: 1.11.2007


Liga Problemista 2007 4th Round

Theme: showing an anticipatory white half-pin. Each of the two half-pinned pieces should become fully pinned in (at least) one mating position, whereas the other half-pinned piece must abandon the pin-line (and vice versa). "Anticipatory" means that the classical half-pin arrangement does not exist in the post key position. The half-pin arrangement should become evident at some later stage, either actually or virtually. Example A shows an actual half-pin arrangement to be seen after the 2nd black move; example B demonstrates a virtual arrangement, where one thematic white piece leaves the half-pin line before the half-pin arrangement is fully formed. C provides a further example.
Remark: the use of the black King in examples A and B as masking piece does not mean that other pieces are forbidden for the same purpose.
Judge: Uri Avner
Send to: Milan Velimirović, Milentija Popovića 35/6, 11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia
or by email mivel@sezampro.com with subject LP4/2007
or online fill the input form Originals..LP4 Mat Plus site - ensure that correct section (LP2007, Round 4) is selected!
You should sign-in first (if you are not registered member) to be able to access this form.
Closing date: 1.11.2007

Examples:
Uri Avner
Wola Gulowska 1992
3rd Honourable Mention
Uri Avner
Israel Ring Tourney 1992-3
1st Prize
Uri Avner
Variantim 2007
Dedicated to the memory of
Shlomo Seider
s3#                         9+11
s3#                         11+11
s3#                         12+6
1.Re3 ! (~)
1... e4 2.Qh4+ Ke5
3.Sxf3+ Sxf3#
1... Bg5 2.Se6+ Kf5
3.Rxf3+ Sxf3#
(1... g5 2.Qxh6 e4
3.Bd4 Se2#)
(1... g6 2.Qxh6+ g5
3.Bd6 Se2#)
1.Qe5 ! ~ 2.Rc5+ Kb6
3.Rxa5+ Sxd4#
1... Qxb4 2.Bxb3+ Qc5
3.Sxc3+ Sxc3#
1... Qxa3 2.Qb8+ Ka4
3.Sxc3+ Sxc3#
1.Ba4! waiting
1...Rxa3 2.Rc4+ Qxc4
3.d4+ Qxd4#
1...Qxa3 2.Se4+ Kd5
3.c4+ Sxc4#
(1...b1=any 2.Sd7+ Kd5
3.Rf5+ Sxf5#)

Memorial tourney Lev Tamkov - 70

studies - theme free
Judge: Vladimir Sychov
Send to: "Zviazda", "Shahmaty - Memorial Tamkova", St. B.Hmelnitskogo, 10a, 220013, Minsk, Belarus
Closing date: 1.12.2007


Jubilee tourney Oto Mihalčo - 50



On occasion of Oto Mihalco's jubilee, the Slovak Organisation of Chess Composition has a pleasure in announcing a theme tourney for moremovers with the following theme:
"During the solution, a black piece comes to the square where it is later imprisoned and completely immobilised."
Judge: Oto Mihalčo
Prizes - 200 Euro plus chess books.
Send to: Ing. Jozef Holubec, ul. Povstania čského ľudu 34 , 040 22 Košice, Slovakia
holubecjozef@inmail.sk
Closing date: 1.12.2007

Example:
Oto Mihalčo
The Problemist 2000
Commendation
6#                         11+9
1.c4 ! (2.Bxd5#)
1... bxc4 2.Se3 (3.Bxd5#)
2... Be6 3.Bxe6 (4.Bxd5)
3... Ra7+ 4.Ke8 (5.Rb6#,Bxd5#)
4... Rb7 5.Bd7+
5... Rxd7 6.Rb6#
2... Rxd4 3.Bf7 ! waiting
3... e4 4.Sf5 theme (5.Sxd4#)
4... Bxf5 5.Be8+ Bd7 6.Bxd7#
3... d2 4.Sc2 (5.Sb4#)
4... c3 5.b4 (6.b5#)
5... Rb6/a5 6.R(x)b6
5... Rxb4 6.Sxb4#
complete immobilisation
of black rook on d4, switchback

Jubilee tourney Tadeusz Lehmann - 50



h2# - Theme: Black piece in the first move pins white piece (not pawn). Zeroposition are not allowed.
Judge: Tadeusz Lehmann
Send to: Zbigniew Szczep, Rzeznicka 46/5, 80-822 Gdańsk, Polland
z.szczep@problemista.pl
Closing date: 30.11.2007

19th Memorial tourney E. M. Birnov

2# - Judge: Anatoli Vasilenko
3# - Judge: Evgeni Fomitchev
n# - Judge: Alexandr Feoktistov
studies - Judge: Nikola Kralin
h2# - Judge: Anatoli Mitjushin
The publication of results will be in 2008 in the newspaper: "Molodoj" (Volgograd, Russia) and on a site: www.efrosinin.t-k.ru. Dispatch of results to foreign participants only by e-mail.
Send to: rosini@t-k.ru
Closing date: 30.11.2007

Jubilee tourney Unto Heinonen - 60

To celebrate the 60th birthday of Grandmaster in Composition Unto Heinonen, Suomen Tehtäväniekat announces an international composing competition for helpmates in three moves. There are two groups:
a) Orthodox helpmates
b) Fairy helpmates with fairy pieces and/or fairy conditions. The allowed fairy pieces are Grasshopper and Nightrider, of fairy conditions Madrasi, Circe or Anti-Circe are allowed.
There must be at least set play and solution, two solutions or two parts (twins). Several solutions and parts are allowed, zero positions are not allowed.
The required theme: In a h#3, the last Black move is a check. With the mating move White does not capture the checking piece. Judge: Unto Heinonen
Send to: Neal Turner, Vanha Hämeenkyläntie 26 A, FI-00390 Helsinki, Finland
nealturnerfinland@hotmail.com
Closing date: 30.11.2007


Corus Endgame Studies Composing Tourney

The organizing board of Corus Chess Tournament announces an international composing tourney for endgame studies. No set theme.
Five money prizes will be awarded: 1st-750 Euros 2nd-500 Euros; 3rd-250 Euros; 4th-150 Euros; 5th-100 Euros; Book prizes are offered to the other studies in the final judge’s award. The award will be published in January 2008 towards the next edition of Corus Chess Tournament and will be sent to all participants.
Entries - not more than three per composer
Judge: Yochanan Afek
Send to: Harold van der Heijden, Michel de Klerkstraat 28, 7425 DG Deventer, The Netherlands
heijdenh@studieaccess.nl
Closing date: 1.11.2007


League of Macedonian Problemist 2007

2# - theme: In a #2 there are two tries. These tries are defeated by black promotion moves.
Judge: Piet le Grand
3# - theme: In a #3 Black on his 1st move unpins a white piece. White uses this unpin only on the 3rd move. Masked pin or 1/2-pin is not permitted, unless turned into pin by the key.
Judge: Henk le Grand
h2# - theme: H#2 with reciprocal or cyclic change of squares on which a white piece is sacrificed on move 1, and a different white piece gives mate on move 2. No thematic white move may be repeated between phases. Arrival of different white pieces of the same kind on the thematic squares is allowed. Multiple solutions and twins permitted, but not zero-position or duplex.
Judge: Nikola Stolev
s2# or s3# - theme: S#2 or S#3 in which Black in at least 2 variations defends against the threat by opening a white line or by unpinning a white piece which attacks a mating square or a mating line.
Judge: Živko Janevski
Each composer may participate with an unlimited number of problems. Ten problems will be ranked in each round and will be awarded points as follows: 1st Place - 12 pts; 2nd Pl. - 10 pts; ... 10th Pl. - 2 pts; a correct, non-anticipated and thematic problem - 1 point. Only one composer's entry per round will score points. The overall ranking will be based on the sum of points from all 4 rounds.
The results will be published in Macedonian Problemist 2007.
Send to: Zoran Gavrilovski, p.fah 137, Skopje MK-1001, Macedonia
mprobl@yahoo.com
Closing date: 31.10.2007
Examples:


Alfreds Dombrovskis
Chervony girnik 1979
3rd Prize
Henk & Piet le Grand
The Problemist 2005
Zoran Gavrilovski
The Macedonian Problemist
2006
2#                         8+2
3#                         10+12
3#                         10+8
1.h8S? (2.Rf5# A)
1... b1Q/B ! x
1.h8Q? (2.Bd2# B)
1... b1S ! y
1.Kg7 ! (2.Bd2/Rf5#)
1... b1Q/B x 2.Bd2# B
1... b1S y 2.Rf5# A
1.Be2! (2.e4+ Kc4 3.Sc1#)
1... Rd6 2.Sb4+ cxb4 3.Qc4#
1... Re5 2.c4+ bxc4 3.Qd4#
1... Bxf4+ 2.Sxf4+ Ke4 3.Bd3#
1.f3/f4 ? Qxg1 !
1.Rd3 ? Qh3 !
1.Rd1! (2.Rc1+ Kxd4 3.Rc4#)
1... Qh3 2.Se6+ (2.S:b3+?)
fxe6 3.f3#
1... Qh6 2.Sxb3+ (2.Se6+?)
Bxb3 3.f4#
1... Qxf2/Qf4 2.Qxf2/Rxf4 etc.
Borislav Gadjanski
Sarajevo TT 1984
1st Prize
Chris Feather
Mat 1976
1st Prize
Zoran Gavrilovski
The Macedonian Problemist
2006
h2#                         5+11
h2#                         6+11
h2#                         6+12
B: -Pg4 C: Pc2
1.Qd2 Sd4 2.exd4 Qf3#
1.Re2 Sf3 2.exf3 Qd4#
1.Qxg1 Sxc5+ 2.Kxc5 Rxc4#
1.Qxh4 Bxc4+ 2.Kxc4 Qxc5#
A: 1.Be1 exd3+ 2.Sxd3 Rxe3#
B: 1.g4 Sxe3 2.Rxe3 Rxf4#
C: 1.Ba2 gxf4 2.Qxf4 cxd3#
Eugeniusz Iwanow
Problemista 1972
W. Günther
Die Schwalbe 1939
Živko Janevski
Orbit 2004
4th H. M.
s2#                         9+6
s2#                         7+10
s3#                         10+15
1.Qe7 ? 1... f6 !
1.Re5 ? 1... f5 !
1.h7! (2.h8R+ Bh4#)
1... fxe6 2.Sef2+ Bxf2#
(2.h8R+? Bh4+ 3.Qf1!
line opening
2.Sgf2+? B:f2+ 3.Rg1!)
1... fxg6 2.Sgf2+ B:f2#
(2.h8R+? Bh4+ 3.Qf1!
line opening
2.Sef2+? B:f2+ 3.R:e1!)
1.f8S! (2.Sg6+ Qxg6#)
1... R~ 2.Be5+! Qxe5#
(2.Sg6+? Q:g6+ 3.Bf6!
line opening)
1... Rb3 2.Qf3+! Rxf3#
(2.Sg6+? Qxg6+ 3.Bf6!
line opening
2.Be5+? Q:e5+ 3.Q:e5!
unpin)
1... Rc4 2.Qd4+! Rxd4#
(2.Sg6+? .. 3.Bf6!
2.Be5+? .. 3.Q:e5!)
1... Bb1 2.Qe5+ Qxe5#
1.Sa4 ! (2.Bc3+ Qxc3
3.Qe3+ Qxe3#)
1... d6 2.Rxd5+ cxd5
3.Qxc5+ dxc5#
(2.Bc3+? Qxc3 3.Qe3+
Qxe3 4.Rxe3!)
1... Rd6! 2.Sb5+ cxb5
3.Rd5+ Rxd5#
(2.Bc3+? ... 4.Rxe3!;
2.Rd5+? cxd5!)
1... Sd6!! 2.Re4+ fxe4
3.Qc4+ Sxc4#
(2.Bc3+? ... 4.Rxe3!;
2.Rxd5+/Sb5+?)
1... Qxc1+ 2.e3+ Kd3
3.Bf1+ Qxf1#
1... Qb1 2.Qd2+ Qd3
3.Qe3+ Qxe3#


6th Thematic tourney PAT A MAT

PAT A MAT announces it 6th thematic tourney for any fairy chess composition with Pressburger King.
All stipulations, pieces and conditions are allowed.Theme free.
Pressburger King (Supertransmuting King) - King which definitively takes the nature of the checking piece.
Judge: Juraj Brabec
Prizes: Subcription of PAT A MAT.
Send to: Ján Golha, Lúky 1231/89, 952 01 Vráble, Slovakia
jan.golha@carrier.utc.com
Closing date: 31.10.2007
Examples:


Karol Mlynka
JT Brabec-60 C 26.5.1998
2nd Honourable Mention
Version
Karol Mlynka
2025 idee & form 10/2005
Karol Mlynka
18th TT CCM C 10.10.2005
Commendation
2#                         10+15
White Pressburger King
r3#                         3+1
B: a1 <--> h1
Circe Turncoats
Black Pressburger King
sh5#                         1+6
Anti Andernach chess & PWC
White Pressburger King
1... Sxe3+ a 2.Kxc6=B# A
1... Bxc4+ b 2.Kb7=G# B
1... Sd2+ c 2.Kf6=S# C
1.Kxe5 ? (2.Qxf7#) 1... Bxc4!
1... f6+ d 2.Ke6=P# D
1... Rxe3+ e 2.Kd5=R# E
1... cxb4+ f 2.Ke7=Q# F
1.Kd5 ! (Qxf7#)
1... Sxe3+ a 2.Kf6=S# C
1... Bxc4+ b 2.Kxc6=B# A
1... Sd2+ c 2.Kb7=G# B
A:
1.h7! zugzwang
1... Ka3 2.h8Q Ka2
3.Qa1+ Kxa1=Q (+bQd1)#
2... Kb4 3.Qd4+
Kxd4=Q (+bQd1)#
1... Ka1 2.h8R Ka2
3.Rh2+ Kxh2=R (+bRa1)#
B:
1.a7! zugzwang
1... Kh3 2.a8Q Kh2
3.Qa2+ Kxa2=Q (+bQd1)#
2... Kg4 3.Qf3+
Kxf3=Q (+bQd1)#
1... Kh1 2.a8R Kh2
3.Ra2+ Kxa2=R (+bRh1)#
1.Kc2 2.Rd1=wR
3.Kxd1 (+wRc2) 4.Sa3=wS
5.Re7=wR+ Kg4=B#
1.Ke2 2.Rf1=wR
3.Kxf1 (+wRe2) 4.Sc3=wS
5.Rg7=wR+ Kh3=B#


50th WCCC - tourneys



Spišská borovička - 19th theme tourney - Open to all (during the congress and via email)

Peter Gvozdják announces already his 19th thematical tourney Spisska Borovicka, competition for all kinds of original problems in 2 moves (#2, =2, h#2, s#2, r=2 etc...) and showing one of the CYCLONE themes. In addition, at least one checking defence is required. Twins, more solutions, promoted pieces and any fairy pieces and/or conditions are allowed, but only computer-tested (C+) problems will be accepted.
Judge: Peter Gvozdják
There are two ways of entering:
1. You may send the entry by e-mail to Peter Gvozdják at atelier2pg@netax.sk. In that case the entry should be received latest on October 7th.
2. You may also give your problems at Rhodes congress personally to Peter Gvozdják. In that case he should receive your entry before Friday October 19th, 2007, 9.30 A.M.
Closing date: 19.10.2007
Example:

Ján Valuška
Slovenský denník 1992
Special Honourable Mention
2#                         9+8
1.c4? (2.Bc2# A)
1... Qf4+ a 2.Re3# B
1... Sxd5 b 2.Rf4# C
1... a1S!
1.Qf1! (2.Re3# B)
1...Qf4+ a 2.Rxf4# C
1...Sxd5 b 2.Bc2# A

5th Romanian Tzuica tourney - Open to all (during the congress and via email)

Theme
Help-selfmates (hs#n) or help-selfstalemates (hs=n) with Zugzwang. All fairy conditions and pieces are allowed.
Definition
In a help-selfmate problem in ‘n’ moves (denoted hs#n), White starts and Black collaborates with White in order to reach a position of s#1 (selfmate in one move) at move ‘n’ (the last move).
Zugzwang
Here a black Zugzwang at the last move, like in a selfmate. White’s last move is not a check and Black has no move, but one that (stale)mates.
Prizes in bottles of Tzuica.
Entries to Eric Huber by email at hubereric@yahoo.fr by October 10th, or during the congress to Vlaicu Crisan or Eric Huber by Wednesday October 17th, 18:00.
Closing date: 17.10.2007
Example:

Vlaicu Crisan
hs3#                         4+3
1.Td1 a1=L 2.Sd4 Ka2
3.Sb5 zz Lb2#
1.Sxc3 a1=T+ 2.Sb1+ Ka2
3.Td2 zz Txb1#

Vodka tourney - Open to all (during the congress and via email)

Theme
Selfmates in 2 to 6 moves featuring at least two pairs of variations with anti-identical ideas.
Judge: Andrey Selivanov
Prizes: Russian vodka, books and souvenirs.
Entries (computer-tested, printed or drawn on diagrams with full solution) to Andrey Selivanov by Wednesday, October 17, 20:00 during the congress, or via email to the address selivanof@yandex.ru
Closing date: 17.10.2007
Example:

Petko A. Petkov
Živko Janevski
Special Prize Orbit 2002 (v)
s3#                         9+8
1.T1h3 !
(2.Tg3+ fxg3 3.Dd4+ Sxd4#)
1… Se7 2.Qg6+ Sxg6
3.R5h4+ Sxh4#
1… Sd8 2.Qe6+ Sxe6
3.Rg5+ Sxg5#
transformation of the
black battery after Sc6 plays
1… Sb6 2.Qxc6+ S~
3.Qe6+ Rxe6#
1… Sd6 2.Se5+ Sxe5
3.Qf5+ Sxf5#
transformation of the black
battery with (the other) Sc4

9th Ukrainian Folk Crafts tourney - Open only to congress participants !

Organisers
Chess Federation of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Commission for Chess Composition
Theme: Poltava Twins – 3
H#3: The twin b) is formed by shifting the white king in such a way that the king renders impossible the solution in twin a). In the solution of b), a white long-range piece arrives on the square that was occupied by the white king in a), forming a white battery which delivers mate. Model mates are required. It is preferable that both twins feature a common theme (e.g. Bristol in example 1).
There will be three prizes, honourable mentions and commendations. The prizes are products of the Artistic Ceramics Opishnia Plant; vases bearing chess symbols.
Computer-tested entries in diagrams with full solution to Y. Reytsen or N. Kucherenko by Wednesday, October 17th, 10:00.
Closing date: 17.10.2007
Examples:

Aleksey Ivunin
Yevgen Reytsen
Poltava 2007 (version)
Aleksandr Semenenko
Valery Semenenko
Poltava 2007
1st Prize
h3#                         5+5
B: Kf8 -> h7
h3#                         5+7
B: Kh1 -> e5
a) 1.Dd3 Lb2 2.Ld4 Lc1
3.Kc3 Sd5#
b) 1.Lh8 Lg7 2.Da4 Lf8
3.Lc3 Sc6#
a) 1.Dxg3 Lh2 2.Dg8 Le5
3.Da2 Td1#
b) 1.Lxh3 Th4 2.Le6 Th1
3.La2 Ld4#

7th Japanese Sake tourney - Open only to congress participants !

Theme: h2# - Disguised King(s)
No other fairy conditions or pieces are allowed.
Disguised King - Definition:
One of the Black pieces (K included) is a royal piece, which we call “Disguised King.” At the start, we don’t know DK’s whereabouts.
(1) K can be captured if it is not DK.
(2) P cannot promote into K.
(3) P cannot double-step when it is DK and can be captured en passant.
(4) Castling is not allowed when either K or R is DK and the DK is attacked or its path is observed by opponent’s pieces.
When this condition is applied to White as well, we denote it as “Disguised Kings.”
Judges: Tadashi Wakashima, Kohey Yamada, Masaki Yoshioka
Closing date: Wednesday night, 17.10.2007, 9:00 PM.
Examples:

Kohey Yamada
Original
Tadashi Wakashima
Original
Kohey Yamada
Original
h1,5#                         1+3
h1,5#                         3+3
h2#                         1+4
In the diagram,
Ph6 is obviously not DK.
1… Kg7 2.e6 (Rh8≠DK;
therefore, Pe6=DK.) Kf6#
1… Kf7 2.Rh7+ (Pe7≠DK;
therefore, Rh7=DK.) Kg8#
In the diagram,
Pd6 is obviously not bDK.
1…Kf7 (Kf7, Pe5≠wDK;
therefore, Bh5=wDK.)
2.0-0-0 (Kc8≠bDK;
therefore, Rd8=bDK.) Ke8#
In the diagram, both Pf7 and Pg7
are not DK because White King
had to pass through the square
f8 to arrive at h8.
1.g5 Kh7 2.g4 (Bh5=DK) Kxh6#

5th Grappa tourney - Open only to congress participants !

Theme
In a h2# White parries a check at W1 by interposing a piece between the checking black piece and the white King, hence resulting in a self-pin; the self-pinned white piece neither is captured nor delivers mate in the course of the phase in which it is self-pinned.
At least two phases are required (set play, twins, solutions, duplex), but zero-positions are not allowed. No fairy pieces or conditions are permitted.
Three prizes in bottles of grappa, the renowned Italian liqueur.
Judge: Mario Parrinello
Entries (computer-tested, printed or drawn on diagrams with full solution) to Mario Parrinello by Wednesday, October 17, 21:00.
Closing date: 17.10.2007
Example:

Mario Parrinello
L' Italia Scacchistica 2003
Commendation
h2#                         6+7
1.Sd6+ Bf7 2.Se4 Sc4#
1.Bf3+ Rd1 2.Be4 Sd7#

French Champagne tourney - Open only to congress participants !

Theme: Any kind of retro with at least two en passant captures.
There will be two sections:
a) proofgames
b) any other kind of retros
Fairy conditions allowed (maximum two in one phase of a problem).
Judge: Michel Caillaud
Prizes in bottles of French champagne.
Maximum 3 entries per composer per section. (a problem with three co-authors counts as 0.33 entry per composer)
Entries to Michel Caillaud by Wednesday 17 October, 21:00.
Closing date: 17.10.2007
Example:

Thierry Le Gleuher
Messigny TT 1998
2nd Prize
Thomas R. Dawson
Magyar Sakkvilág 1934
1st Prize
PG 10,5                         16+12
h2#                         6+16
B: a2=a1
1.d4 d6 2.Le3 Lg4 3.Sd2 Lf3
4.exf3 a6 5.Lxa6 Kd7
6.Ld3 Kc6 7.c4 Kb6 8.d5+ c5
9.dxc6 e.p.+ Ka6 10.c5+ b5
11.cxb6 e.p.+
A:
1.dxe3 e.p. Txa4+ 2.Kg5 Tg4#
B:
1.cxb3 e.p.+ Kxb6 2.Le2 Txf4#

8th Moskovskaya Matreshka tourney - Open only to congress participants !

Theme:
Helpmates in 2 moves are required. No fairy conditions or pieces are allowed. In the diagram position, there are two pieces between a white line-piece and the black king (half-pin, half-battery or masked battery). In the twin, these two pieces exchange their places. Pawns and the white king may be used as thematic pieces.
Judge: Valery Gurov
Five prizes in bottles of "Moskovskaya Matreshka" vodka and souvenirs.
Maximum 3 entries per composer per section. Entries (computer-tested, printed or drawn on diagrams with full solution) to Valery Gurov by Wednesday, October 17, 21:00.
Closing date: 17.10.2007
Example:

László Anyos
Vízügyi Chess Club Ty 1986
3rd Prize
h2#                         6+6
B: Se5 <-> Rf5
A: 1.Sxc6 Rxd6+ 2.Ke5 Bf4#
B: 1.Rxe6 Sb4+ 2.Ke5 Bb2#

10th SABRA tourney - Open only to congress participants !

Orthodox H#2 are required with the following theme:
The initial position shows a direct black battery with black piece A as front piece. The final position of phase 1 shows a black piece B located on the battery line instead of piece A. The final position of phase 2 shows a white piece C located on the battery line instead of piece A. Pawns are allowed as thematic units.
Judge: Menachem Witztum
Prizes: One bottle of SABRA - the liqueur of Israel for your enjoyment, and two bottles of selected Israeli liquers.
Entries should be submitted to Paz Einat until Wednesday 17.10.2007 at 19:00.
Closing date: 17.10.2007
Example:

Menachem Witztum
Original
h2#                         6+12
B: Sg5 -> g6
A: 1.Bc4 e3 2.Se5 Be4#
B: 1.Sd4+ Bc6 2.Be6 e4#



Jubilee tourney Frank Fiedler - 50

In recognition of the 50th Birthday of Frank Fiedler (18.10.1957) a composition tourney for chess puzzles and chess problems of all kinds is being held - these compositions should be as accessible and entertaining as possible for a promotion of problem chess. The submissions should be of a type that shows an interesting beginning position, and encourages solving, as well as showing a surprising solu-tion. The theme is open, including fairy chess, as much as it can be appealing to a general chess public.

To determine this a judging team of the celebrant and five over-the-board players of differing strengths (One titled player or Elo/DWZ >= 2300, then one player each from the ranges of 2299-2000, 1999-1700, 1699-1400 und < 1400), who all have an understanding and interest in problem chess (for example, as solvers), but have never composed a problem themselves.

The judges will make their evaluations separate from each other and the evaluations they make will be independent of their ability to solve the problems, giving each a score of 4 to 0. The best problems by total points will be placed in the categories of "Prize", "Honorable Mention", and "Commended." The celebrant will of course, in cooperation with the tournament director, search for anticipations and other flaws, placing them as appropriate. The tournament director is:

Mirko Degenkolbe, PF 11 12, D-08393 Meerane, Germany
Pontius_Pilatus@T-Online.de

Entries should be received by October 18 2007 at the latest. For the best ex-amples, the celebrant has provided a prizefund of 300 Euro in the form of cash and book prizes.

As a gift for participation, all competitors will be sent a brochure that includes the award and about 100 selected compositions of the celebrant. Any problems not selected are returned to the authors for any use they see fit.

Closing date: 18.10.2007

Examples:


Giegold
Breuer
Dr. Mandler
2#                         6+6
4#                         5+2
3#                         3+1
1.Qb6!! (2. Sd6#)
1... Qxb6 2.Sa3#
1... Qxb5 2.Qe6#
1... Sf7 2.d3#
A position, that could easily
come up in a game, but how
many players would see the
focal point of the black queen
in just two moves?!
1.Ba7!! f6 2.Sb6 Ke3
3.Sc4+ Kf3 4. Sd2#
A puzzling Indian with
a symmetrical beginning!
Given normal chess conditions,
this problem is easily solved:
1.Qd7! Ka8 2.Qc8+ Ka7 3.Bc5#
model mate (mm).
But the use of a cylinder board
turns this 4-man problem into
a real puzzler:
1.Kf2! (keeping the lines open!)
1... Kc8 2.Bh2 Kd8 3.Qd1#(mm)
1... Ka8 2.Bd2 Kh8 3.Qh1#(mm)
Nabokov
Fiedler
Forsberg
Retractor                         4+5
s3#                         7+3
3#                         3+1
Retract: Pd7xSc8R,
then 1. Pd7xRe8S# .
Two rooks turn into a knight on
each side. A stunning puzzle
for the ages....
Vladimir Nabokov,
the well-know writer of the
equally famous "Lolita,"
published this little retractor
in 1932 under the Pseudonym
V. Sirin.
a) Set: 1... Bxc3#(mm)
Solution: 1.Bd4! Bc3
2.Qh1+ Kb2 3.Qd1 Bxd4#(mm)
b) Set: 1... Bxd4#(mm)
Solution: 1.Be5! Bd4
2.Qb1+ Kc3 3.Sf1 Bxe5#(mm)
c) Set: 1... Bxe5#(mm)
Solution: 1.Bf6! Be5
2.Qb3+ Kd4 3.Qc2 Bxf6#(mm)
Attractive progressive
3er with the Loschinski Magnet
- not difficult, but perfect
harmony between solutions!
a) 1.Qf6! Sc5 2.Qb2 Ra4#(mm)
b) bRa6
1.Rb6! Rb1 2.Rb3 Ra1#(mm)
c) bBa6
1.Bc4! Se1 2.Ba2 Sc2#(mm)
d) bSa6
1.Sc5! Sc1 2.Sa4 Rb3#(mm)
e) bPa6
1.a5! Tb3+ 2.Ka4 Sc5#(mm)
A fascinating mutiple setting
with a model mate ending
with only 5 pieces - the original
setting of Forsberg twinning!
An excellent demonstration
for the beginner to helpmates.
Minz
Orbán
Witt
h4=                         3+3
PG8,0                         16+15
                         4+0
1.g1B! f8S 2.Ba7 b6
3.b1R bxa7 4.Rb8 axb8Q=
(ideal stalemate)
A harmless-looking setting;
but a cute solution with AUW
and an ideal stalemate end.
Not 1.e4 e6 2.Bb5 c6? 3.Bxc6
dxc6 or 1.e4 e6 2.Bc4? c6
3.Bxe6 dxe6, as a 4 move
proof game is called for.
Perhaps the most difficult of
all 4 move proof games, where
the solution is either
immediately seen or searched
for for hours!
Solution:
1.e4 e6 2.Bb5 Ke7!
3.Bxd7 c6 4.Be8! Kxe8
a) 1.c2-c3 2.Kc7-c8 3.Bh7-f5
4.Rh2-h8 5.Bf5-h3
b) 1.Sc2-e1 2.Kc7-d8 3.Rh2-h5
4.Bh7-c2 5.Bc2-a4
The Pythagorean Theorem is
the instrument of the wise
here! All moves are unique,
although they can be
interchanged.
Here this is not a drawback,
and the coupling of solution
a with b is what makes
this problem special.
The middlepoint of the white
pieces are the outside points
of a square. How can one with
5 moves make an identically
large square on another place
on the board?


Memorial tourney Alois Nagler - 100

2# - theme free, maximum 17 pieces
Judge: Wolfgang Berg
3# - theme free, maximum 17 pieces
Judge: Udo Degener
Prize fund - 4000 CHF
Send to: Beat Züger, Bitzistrasse 13, CH-8854 Siebnen
bzueger@bluewin.ch
Closing date: 1.10.2007


2nd Theme Tourney of Mat Plus

Theme: Selfmate threemovers (s#3) are required with cyclic white moves from white third-pin. Any combination of white thematic pieces (Q, R, B, S, P) is allowed, promoted pieces are disallowed (obtrusive bishop is an exception).
Judge: Miodrag Mladenović
Send to: Milan Velimirovič, Milentija Popoviča 35/6, 11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia
mivel@sezampro.com
or original for section TT on Web site Mat Plus
(menu: Originals, then submenu: New; select "2nd Theme Tourney" in dropdown list "Section") for registered members.
Closing date: 1.10.2007


Examples:
Gerard Smits
Die Schwalbe 1981
2nd Prize
Miodrag Mladenović
The Problemist 2002
s3#                         8+10
s3#                         9+14
1.Bf6 !
(2.Rxg3+ Kxg3+
3.Qg2+ Bxg2#)
1... h4/Bg~ 2.Rxg3+ A
P/Bxg3 3.Re3+ B Kxe3#
1... e4 2.Re3+ B
Kxe3 3.Qd3+ C exd3#
1... Sh4 2.Qd3+ C
Qxd3 3.Rxg3+ A Kxg3#
1.Qc7 !
(2.Rxd5+ A Kxd5+
3.Qc4+ B Rxc4#)
1... g3 2.Qc4+ B ~
3.Sf5+ C Qxf5#
1... Sg3 2.Sf5+ C Sxf5
3.Rxd5+ A Kxd5#

Memorial tourney Vladimir Korolkov - 100

studies - theme free
Judges: Leonard Kaznelson & Vladimir Kaznelson
Prize fund - 900 EUR
Send to: Jakov Rossomacho, Ordinarnaja 12, kv.29, 197136 Sankt Peterburg, Russia
yross@mail.ru
Closing date: 30.9.2007


Jubilee tourney Enzo Minerva - 45

To celebrate Enzo Minerva's 45th birthday, Best Problems is organising a tourney, for Proof Games (SPG) showing the Valladăo theme.
Judge: Enzo Minerva
Prizes will be in the form of chess books and/or magazines.
Send to: Antonio Garofalo, via Collodi n.13, 70124 Bari, Italy
antgarofalo@tiscali.it
Closing date: 16.9.2007


Springaren summer tourney

Theme - The Knight mates in tries and solution ! No fairy pieces or conditions. No more than three problems per composer.
Judge: Christer Jonsson
Send to: Indrek Aunver, Ymergatan 6A, SE-75325 Uppsala, Sweden
indrek.aunver@springaren.se
Closing date: 15.9.2007


Jubilee tourney Gennadi Chumakov - 65

Tver' regional House of Chess announces a theme tourney on the occasion of 65th anniversary of Gennadi Chumakov.
hn# - with set play
Judge: Rauf Aliovsadzade
Monetary and book prizes will be awarded.
Special prizes and distinction for problems featuring Chumakov theme ("Black pieces, which block squares around black king, are captured in the set play".)
Send to: Gennadi Chumakov, PO Box 9, 170000 Tver, Russia
chumakov@tvcom.ru
Closing date: 9.9.2007


Jubilee tourney Ramutis Juozenas - 70

3# - with model mates
Judge: Ramutis Juozenas
Maximum 2 problems per author
Send to: Vilimantas Satkus, Parko g. 2A, LT-58531 Akademija, Kedainiai, Lithuania
Closing date: 1.9.2007


1st TT Chess Leopolis

Chess Leopolis – announces 1st Theme Tournament of composing problems with Bogdanov - Zalokotsky – theme in any form: classic or cyclic ( direct or reverse ).
Sections: h2# & h3#
Any twins are permitted.
Judge: Evgenij Bogdanov
Universal sens (for the problems of any kind or type) of Bogdanov - Zalokotsky - theme:
Black and white figures, minimum, in two phases (in the tries or in the solutions of one task or twins) or in the forks of game, beginning from any level, go in the same variant (solution) on different routes, each of which corresponds to the route of play thematic figure other color from other (previous or following) variant of game (solution) in that direction or in opposite (reverse) to it.
In thematic game can take part or same white and black figures or different. In threemoves and moremoves problems can be used the courses of thematic figures with a delay, but, it is desirable, at the same levels in all variants of game (solutions).
All correct problems will be published in the magazine Chess Leopolis.
The problems should be sent till August 10, 2007 to address:
Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B. Meretyna street 10, apt. 11, Lviv - 16, UA - 79016, Ukraine
or email
embogdanov@mail.ru
embogdanov@km.ru
Closing date: 1.9.2007
Examples:

Evgenij Bogdanov
1973
Jevgenij Bogdanov
1996
Evgenij Bogdanov
2006
h3#                         3+9
h3#                         3+8
Zero position
h2#                         3+9
Zero position
1. Te8 - h8 (A) Td3 - a3 (B)
2. Th3 (C) Ta8 (D)
3. Thd3 Te8 #
1. Te8 - a8 (D) Td3 - h3 (C)
2. Ta3 (B) Th8 (A)
3. Tad3 Te8 #
a) Pe3 -> e5
1. Se4 - d6 (A) Sb6 – a8 (B)
2. Sc8 (C) Sc7 (D)
3. Scb6 Se6 #
b) Se4 -> e6
1. Se6 – c7 (D) Sb6 – c8 (C)
2. Sa8 (B) Sd6 (A)
3. Sab6 Se4 #
a) Sd5 -> h3
1. Sh3 – f2 Sg4 – e5
2. Sf2 – g4 Se5 x g6 #
b) Pd2 -> d4
1. Sg6 – e5 Sg4 – e3
2. Se5 – g4 Se3 x d5 #
c) Bg5 -> e5
1. Sd5 – e3 Sg4 – f2
2. Se3 – g4 Sf2 – h3 #

Jubilee tourney Valery Kopyl - 50



2# - theme free
h2# - with element retro
h3# - with at least 3 white pieces and King
h2# - theme free
hn# - theme free
s3# - theme free
sn# - theme free
Judge: Valery Kopyl
Prize fund - 400 EUR in each section.
Send to: Valery Kopyl, St. Kagamlika 80, 36008 Poltava, Ukraine
slkopil@e-mail.pl.ua
Closing date: 1.9.2007


Informal tourney PZR & Feniks

2# - Theme free
Judge: ?
3# - Theme free, 16 pieces maximum!
Judge: ?
Problems will be published in PZR-Bilten and some of them will be reproduced in Feniks, the biggest Croatian puzzle magazine.
All of participants will receive a copy of PZR-Bilten and tourney results edition.
Send to: Dejan Glisic (PZR & Feniks), Petra i Tome Erdödy 12A, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
diglisic@net.hr
Closing date: 30.8.2007


Blitz Tourney NONA 2007

The Georgian Chess Club NTN (Nona, Tigran, Nana) announces an International Composing Blitz Tourney (studies) NONA 2007, which is enclosed in program of chess festival in honour of IGM Nona Gaprindashvili.
No set theme. Are nominated money prizes, honourable and commendation mentions.
Judge: David Gurgenidze
The preliminary award of tourney will be published on 01.09.2007 in web site http://akobia.com or http://akobia.geoweb.ge (also, will be sent to participants by e-mail)
Send to: geochess@geo.net.ge
Closing date: 17.8.2007


Jubilee tourney István Bilek - 75



Theme: In an endgame study with win or draw stipulation some (more is better) unprotected pieces (not pawns) are not captured. At least two variants are required. The theme can be shown in the start position or during the play.
Judges: István Bilek and Pál Benko
Prizes: Ist Prize: 150 EUROS; 2nd Prize: 100 EUROS; 3rd Prize: 50 EUROS.
Send to: János Mikitovics, 17 Bökényfóldi, H-1165 Budapest, Hungary
mmateo@t-online.hu
Closing date: 11.8.2007
Examples:


János Mikitovics
Original 2007
Enserink, H
Skrinnik/2p - 2006
=                         5+6
+                         7+8
1.Nd7+! [1.Nxe6? d3!-+
{Thematic} (1...bxa6+ 2.Kc4=)]
1... Ka8 2.axb7+ [2.Nxf6? dxe3!-+
{Thematic};2.Nb6+ Ka7-+]
2... Kxb7 3.exd4 Bxd4
[3... Nxd4+4.Kc5 Bg7 5.Kd5 Nf3
6.Nc5+ Kb6 - 7.Ne6! (7.Ne4?!
Nh2 8.Nd6 Bf8 9.Ne4 Kb5 10.g3
Bg7 11.Nf2 Bc3 12.Nd3 Ka4!
13.Kc4 Ba5 14.Nc5+ Ka3 15.Kd3
Kb2-+) 7... Ba1 8.Ke4 Nh2 9.g3
Kb5 10.Nf4 Kc4 (10... Kc511.Ng2
Kd6 12.Kf5 Bd4 13.Nf4=) 11.Nd5!
Bd4 12.Ne7! Bf2 13.Nd5 Bxg3
14.Ne3+=]
4.Kc4 Kc6 [4... Bf2 5.g3=;
4... Bg7 5.Nc5+= (5.Ne5 g3-+
(5... Bxe5 6.Kd5=) ) ] 5.Nf8!=
[5.Nb8+ Kd6+- (5... Kc7 6.Kd5=) ]
1.Bxg2 Rxg2+ 2.Kxc3
[Thematic 2.Rxg2? Bxe4+!]
2...Rxh2 3.b7 Rc2+ 4.Kd4
[Thematic 4.Kxc2? Bxe4+!]
4... Rc8 5.Nf2
[Thematic 5.bxc8Q? e5+!]
5... b4 6.a6

[Non thematic 6.bxc8Q e5+]
6... b3 7.Ng4+

[Non thematic 7.bxc8Q e5+]
7... Bxg4 8.a7

[Non thematic 8.bxc8Q e5+]
8... b2 9.b8Q+

Liga Problemista 2007 3rd Round

Theme: Anticirce h2# with specific batteries.
The front piece of the battery stands on the rebirth square of the rear piece of the battery and plays afterwards.
In example:
* set play: 1... Qg1+ (wQ leaves wR rebirth square) 2.Kc5 Qg8# (wQ leaves wS rebirth square);
* actual play: 1.b3 Rf1+ (wR leaves wQ rebirth square) 2.Kc4 Rf4# (wR leaves wB rebirth square).
The battery may already exist in the initial position, or it can be created during the play.
Twins, set play and multiple solutions are allowed, but not zero position. Fairy pieces are not allowed.
Judge: Eric Huber
Send to: Milan Velimirović, Milentija Popovića 35/6, 11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia
or by email mivel@sezampro.com with subject LP3/2007
or online fill the input form Originals..LP3 Mat Plus site - ensure that correct section (LP2007, Round 3) is selected!
You should sign-in first (if you are not registered member) to be able to access this form.
Closing date: 1.8.2007

Example:
Vlaicu Crisan
h2#                         5+5
Anticirce

Memorial tourney Valentin Lukjanov - 60

2#, 3# - theme free
Judge: Viktor Melnitchenko
Send to: Viktor Melnitchenko, Pochtamt box 11, 66300 Kotovsk, Odessa region, Ukraine
n# - theme free
Judge: Yuri Gordian
Send to: Yuri Gordian, Pochtamt box 66, 65026 Odessa, Ukraine
gordian37@mail.ru
Closing date: 1.8.2007


Jubilee tourney Bo Lindgren - 80



n5-10# - theme free
Judge: Bo Lindgren
Send to: Indrek Aunver, Ymergatan 6A,SE-75325 Uppsala
indrek.aunver@springaren.se
Closing date: 1.8.2007


Jubilee tourney Mark Dvoretski - 60

Studies - theme free
Judges: Mark Dvoretski & Oleg Pervakov
Prize fund 1500 $ (1st Prize: 500 $, 2nd Prize: 300 $, 3rd Prize: 200 $, 4th Prize: 100 $, 5th Prize 50 $)
2 copies of each problem is required on diagrammes.
Send to: Oleg V. Pervakov, St. Rjabinovaja, dom 4, kv. 63, 121471 Moscow, Russia
oper60@inbox.ru
Closing date: 1.8.2007


Tourney Serock 2007

The Centre of Sports and Recreation in Serock (Poland) announces the competition in following sections:
Orthodox threemovers - 3#
Orthodox selfmates - s3#
Orthodox helpmates - h2,5#
Judge: Waldemar Tura
Free theme in both sections. Zeropositions not allowed.
Three medals in the sections.
Send to: Osrodek Sportu i Rekreacji w Serocku, Poltuska 47, 05-140 Serock, Polland
serock2005@poczta.fm
Closing date: 1.8.2007


Kyiv Tetrathlon-Jubilee tourneys Mark Basistyj - 50 and Andrey Frolkin - 50

The contest is held in the traditional format, asking for 4 merediths as per sections below. Individual and joint participations are permitted. Limit one composition per theme per author. The winner is determined by the least sum of places which would four correct submissions take and is eligible for monetary prize. Every participant who wins any of 9 first places in any section is awarded with the book «Vocabulary of chess composition terms» (Kyiv, 2004), at most one per participant. If more than one participants are eligible in two or more sections, then we award 10, 11 places etc.
Judge for two-movers: Mark Basistyj (Kyiv), for helpmates: Andrey Frolkin (Kyiv).
Send to: Basistyj M.B., a/ja-11, Kyiv, 02156, Ukraine
Closing date: 1.7.2007
Theme 1.
Meredith two-mover. At least two tries (with at least two recurring variants in each), refuted with arbitrary and specific moves by the same black piece (pawn).
M.Basistyj, A.Vasilenko
JT Mel'ničenko-65, 2004
6th Prize
2#                         8+4
1.Qa5? (2.Bh6#), 1… R--!
1… Re5 2.Qe5#
1… c5 2.Sd5#
1.Sc4? (2.Bh6#), 1… Rd4!
1… R-- 2.Se3#
1… Re5 2.Se5#
1… Rc4 2.Qc4#
1.Qc6!

Theme 2
In at least one try of meredith two-mover both front pieces of white indirect half-battery (which may turn into direct battery should BK make thematic move) play in key and mating move, with rear piece taking part in the mate. In the key, the rear piece moves away and destroys the half-battery, followed by a changed mate to the thematic move(-s) in the try.
M.Basistyj
"Politika",
1st HM, 1998-2003
2#                         8+4
1.Bc6? (2. Bd4# A)
1... Kc5 c 2.Bxc7#
1... Bxc6 ! a
1.Qb1? (2.Sd7# B)
1... Kc5 c 2.Qg1#
1... c6 ! b
1.Qc8? (2. Qxc7#)
1... c6 b 2.Sd7# B
1... Bc6 a 2.Bd4# A
1... Kc5 ! c
1.Qd7! (2.Qxc7#)
1... Kc5 c 2.Bd4# A
1... B:d7 2.Sd7# B
1... Bc6 a 2.Qxc6#
1... c6 b 2.Qa7#
Theme shown in one variation.
Accompanied with double
Dombrovskis paradox,
changed mates on Levman
defences, full Rukhlis, Pikabish.

Theme 3
Meredith helpmate in 2-5 moves with at least two captures of pieces, promoted in retroplay (or a single piece by different moves) in one or more phases (set play, any twins, including zero-position). If the theme is shown in solution, non-thematic set play is permitted. Twins with different number of moves are permitted, e.g. a) h#3, b) h#2,5.
A.Vasilenko
feenschach, 1993
A.Frolkin
Problemist Ukrainy, 2006
h2#                         4+4
b) Black Bd8
h2#                         8+4
b) Sf4>g6
c) Bb8>f2
d) see text
a) 1.Kxd8 fg 2.Ke8 g8Q#
b) 1.Kxc8 fe 2.Kb8 edQ#
Promoted bishops
on d8 in both twins.
a) 1.Rxh3 Sxh3 2.Bh2 Sf2#
b) 1.Rxg2 Sh4 2.Bh2 Bxg2#
c) 1.Sxe2 Sxe2 2.Bg1 Sg3#
Th2 is promoted. If BS is not
promoted, then f2-f3 has to
be retracted before, but then
the position of BK is not legal.
Therefore, both rook and knight
are promoted.
d) from c) bBf4 h3#
All thematic pieces are captured,
which is thematic, and may be
separate stipulation.
Solution:
d) 1.Sxh3 Kg4 2.Rxg2+ Kxh3
3.Bg1 Bxg2#

Theme 4
Meredith helpmate showing the "arithmetical paradox". Twin b) is a position after any move of the solution of twin a), when N moves are left to the mate, and number of moves in the solution is not equal N. Move order should be preserved, but the twin is considered a new position. Twin c) may be derived from b), etc.
A.Frolkin
Problemist Ukrainy, 2006
A.Frolkin
Problemist Ukrainy, 2006
h2#                         5+6
b) After first move of B and W
h4#                         2+8
b) after 1st move of black–h#2,5
a) 1.Ka4+ b4 2.cb e.p.+ Sc3#
b) en passant capture is
not legal now.
1.Bc7 Sd2 2.Be5 Rxa5#
a) 1.Rh8 Sxf6+ 2.Kf8 Sxg4
3.Kg8 Kg5 4.Kh7 Sf6#
b) Castling is now legal:
1… Sf2 2.0-0 Sxg4 3.Qh8 Sxf6#

Tourney Csák - Majoros 2007 (in memoriam Ferenc Istokovics-70)

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of thr birth of the Hungarian chess problem composer Ferenc Istokovics, János Csák and Béla Majoros are jointly organizing a chess problem composing competition.
Originals are invited in the following categories.
s5-10# - theme free
h3# - theme free
Judge: János Csák
Send to: Béla Majoros, Kossuth ut. 8, Bakonyoszlop, H-8418 Hungary
Closing date:
30.6.2007


Theme Tourney of www.magyarsakkszerzok.com

On the occasion of the appearence of its home-page, www.magyarsakkszerzok.com which provides details on chess-problem composers in Hungary, an international theme-tourney is annoucned in two categories: orthodox h#3 and orthodox h#4.
h3# - Theme: In the solutions of these twin problems, White always gives mate from the sguare to which Black moves in his first move in the other variant (if there 2 twin diagrams) or in another variant (if there are more than 2 twin diagrams). Battery mates are permitted. It is advantageous if the pairs of squares repeat only cyclically. Zero position are not allowed.
Judge: János Csák
h4# - Theme: In variant A, Black piece X captures White piece Y so that Black piece X can occupy the place of White piece Z.
In variant B, at some point in the play White piece Y occupies the place of White piece Z. Zero position are not allowed.
Judge: Attila Benedek
Prizes will be awarded, amounting in total to 400 EUROS.
Each author may submit a maximum of 3 problems in category 1, and a maximum of 3 in category 2.
Send to: János Mikitovics, 17 Bökényföldi, Budapest, H-1165 Hungary
mmateo@t-online.hu
Closing date: 30.6.2007
Example:


János Mikitovics
Original 2006
János Mikitovics
Original 2006
János Mikitovics
Original 2006
h3#                         2+4
h3#                         2+8
B: wRf6
C: then Qb6->h6
h4#                         3+4
1.Sc7(Thematic) a8Q
2.Ba5 Qb8 3.Ka6 Qxb7#
1.Ba5 Kb8 2.Sb6 a8S
3.Ka6 Sc7#(Thematic)
A:
1.Ka6 (Thematic-I.) fxe7
2.Qd8+ exd8=Q 3.Ka7 Qa5#
B:
1.Ka5 (Thematic-II.) Kb8
2.Qb4 Ka7
3. b5 Ra6# (Thematic-I.)
C:
1.Sb6+ Kc7 2.Ka6 Rf5
3.Ka7 Ra5# (Thematic-II.)
1.Kd1 Kc3 2.Rxd3+(Thematic) Kb2
3.Rd4(Thematic) Kb1 4.Rd2 Sc3#
1.Kc1 Kc3 2.Kd1 d4(Thematic)
3.Rc2+ Kd3 4.Rc1 Sb2#

Jubilee tourney Horst Böttger – 70 & Reinhardt Fiebig - 70

Section A: - h3# - theme free
Section B: - hn# - theme free
Fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed.
Judges: Horst Böttger & Reinhardt Fiebig
Prizefund: 200 Euro (Division to be determined by the celebrant judges)
Tourney results will be presented in HARMONIE Issue 93 (March 2008). Every participant will receive a copy.
Send to: Mirko Degenkolbe, Postfach 11 12, D-08393 Meerane, Germany
Pontius_Pilatus@T-Online.de
Closing date: 30.6.2007


ECSC Composing Tourney

Association of Czech problemists announces at occasion of 3rd European Chess Solving Championship composing tourney in two sections:
- threemovers
- helpmates in two moves (twins, duplexes are allowed, zeroposition not).
Theme (the same for both sections): active sacrifice of one Knight on at least two squares or/and active sacrifice of at least two Knights.
Problems should be sent to appropriate director not later than 15. 6. 2007 (by post) or 25. 6. 2007 (by e-mail).
Director and judge for threemovers section: Jirí Jelínek, Španielova 1313, 163 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
jjelinek@chello.cz
Director and judge for helpmates section: Michal Dragoun, Kettnerova 1939/3, 155 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic
m.dragoun@centrum.cz
Closing date: 25.6.2007
Examples:


Aleksandr Kuzovkov
Shahmaty in USSR 1983
3rd Prize
Michal Dragoun
Šachová skladba 2004
3rd Honourable Mention
3#                         10+12
h2#                         7+6
1.Se7-f5 thr. 2.Sf5-e3+
1.- Sg1-d4 2.Sf5-d6+
1.- Kc4-d3 2.Sf5-g3+
1.- Kc4-d5 2.Sf5-d4+
1.- Rh3-d3 2.Bg6-f7+
1.Sa8xc7 Se5-g6
2.Sc7-e8
f7xe8J#
1.Sh6xf7 Se5-g4
2.Sf7-d8
c7xd8Q#

Memorial tourney Wladyslaw Rosolak

2# - theme “White to play”
Judge: Leopold Szwedowski
s3# - theme free
Judge: Eugeniusz Iwanow
h3# - theme free
Judge: Piotr Murdzia
Zeropositions are not allowed.
In each group there are 3 prizes.
Send to: Stefan Parzuch, Wilanowska 6/27, 05-120 Legionowo, Poland
kkszach@interia.pl
Closing date: 15.6.2007


Tourney Scacchi & Dintorni

The Italian chess review SCACCHI & DINTORNI calls its first international torney for studies, free theme.
Judge: Marco Campioli
The review SCACCHI & DINTORNI will publish only the studies included in the award. Every participant will receive a copy of the verdict (by priority post or by e-mail).
Send to: Marco Campioli, via De Amicis 10, I - 41049 Sassuolo MO, Italy
marcocampioli@interfree.it
Closing date: 10.6.2007


Jubilee tourney Alexej Ivunin - 60

hn# - theme free
Judge: Alexej Ivunin
Send to: Alexej Ivunin, St, Sheinkmana 108 kv.127, 620144 Ekaterinburg, Ukraine
Closing date: 1.6.2007


Jubilee tourney B. Olimpiev - 70

studies - theme free
Judge: B. Olimpiev
Send to: Viktor Kaljagin, St, Tatisheva 70 kv.3, 620028 Ekaterinburg, Ukraine
Closing date: 1.6.2007


Memorial tourney Piotr Stepanov

sn# - theme free
Judge: Valery Kirillov
Send to: Valery Kirillov, St, Lenina 142 kv.34, 624992 Serov, Ukraine
Closing date: 1.6.2007


Memorial tourney Pavel Babitch

n# - theme free
Judge: Valery Shavyrin
studies - theme free
Judge: Viktor Kaljagin
Send to: Viktor Kaljagin, St, Tatisheva 70 kv.3, 620028 Ekaterinburg, Ukraine
Closing date: 1.6.2007


Memorial tourney A. Kozlov

2# - theme free
Judge: Vjatcheslav Piltchenko
3# - theme free
Judge: Valery Shavyrin
Send to: Valery Shavyrin, St, Kraulja 55 kv.87, 620109 Ekaterinburg, Ukraine
Closing date: 1.6.2007


Jubilee tourney Christer Jonsson - 60

h3,5# - theme free
Judge: Christer Jonsson
Set play, twins are allowed, but zeropositions are not allowed.
Send to: Indrek Aunver, Ymergatan 6A,SE-75325 Uppsala
indrek.aunver@springaren.se
Closing date: 1.6.2007


Jubilee tourney Viktor Bene - 60

h2# - theme free
Judge: Viktor Bene
Send to: Indrek Aunver, Ymergatan 6A,SE-75325 Uppsala
indrek.aunver@springaren.se
Closing date: 1.6.2007


23th TT Scacchi e Scienze Applicate

2# - Theme:
Two or more phases with at least two changed mates and change of the passive effects on the same black variations. A reciprocal interference is required as follows: in SET play or in a TRY a black piece A moves into a square X to interfere a black piece B; vice versa, in the ACTUAL play, the piece B moves into the square X to interfere the piece A.
Judge: Daniele Giacobbe
Send to: Francesco Simoni, Via Bellinzona 22, I-40135 Bologna, Italia
francesco_simoni@fastwebnet.it
Closing date: 31.5.2007
Example:

Daniele Giacobbe
Best Problems 2003-2004
2#                         7+10
1... e6 2.Qxd7#
1... Be6 2.Qxh2#
Interference by the B to the P
1.Qxe4 (2.Sf5#)
1... e6 2.Sf7#
1... Be6 2.Qxb4#
1... Sh6 2.Qxe7#
1... dxc6 2.Qxc6#
Interference by the P to the B

Jubilee tourney Vazha Neidze - 70

The Georgian Commission of Chess Composition (GCCC) announces an Composing Tourney (studies) Neidze - 70.
1. Main section - no set theme
2. Special section with the task - "study within a study" (other study, on any theme, must be made in any Thematic try try)
Judge: Vazha Neidze
The preliminary award of tourney will be published on 1.7.2007 in web site http://akobia.com or http://akobia.geoweb.ge (also, will be sent to participants by e-mail)
Send to: geochess@geo.net.ge
Closing date: 31.5.2007
Example:


David Gurgenidze
1990
The example of Special section
=                         3+4
1.Ra2+ !
Thematic try 1.Rxe1+!? and
"Black to play - win":
1... Kxb2 2.Kd7 c3 3.Kc6 c2
4.Kb5 Kc3 5.Ka4 b3 6.Ka3 b2
7.Ka2 c1Q 8.Rxc1+ bxc1R!–+
(Thematic)
1... Kb1 2.Rxe1+ Kxa2 3.Re4
Kb3 4.Kd7 c3 5.Kc6 c2 6.Kb5
c1Q 7.Rxb4+ Ka3 8.Ra4+=

Jubilee tourney László Zoltán - 65



Theme: Win or drawendgame studies are required where the play ofboth white and black renders the same theme.
Judge: László Zoltán
Prizes: Ist Prize: 150 EUROS; 2nd Prize: 100 EUROS; 3rd Prize: 50 EUROS.
Send to: János Mikitovics, 17 Bökényfóldi, H-1165 Budapest, Hungary
mmateo@t-online.hu
Closing date: 22.5.2007
Example:


László Zoltán
Chess Life 1975
János Mikitovics
Original 2007
+                         5+7
=                         8+9
1.Nc4+{Thematic} Ke6
2.Nxb6 Nd7+{Thematic}
3.Ke8 Nxb6 4.Nf8+ Ke5
5.Nd7+{Thematic}Kd4
6.Nxb6 h3 7.c8V +
1.Be3!
[Thematic/8.WCCT/D
1... Bd2! 2.Nb4!] A) 2... a3 [B)
2... Bxe3 3.Nxd3 Ba7 4.Nd6!
(4.Nf6? Kxg3-+) 4... Nxd6 5.Nf2+!
Bxf2 6.b8Q Ne4 7.Qe5! Nxg3+
8.Qxg3+ Bxg3 9.c7
(Thematic: wK's stalemate) Bxc7= ]
3.Nxd3 Bxe3 4.b8Q a2 5.Qe5!
Nd4!! 6.Qxe3!! a1Q+ 7.Qc1!!
Qxc1+! 8.Nxc1 Ne2!

(Thematic: bK's stalemate) 9.Nxe2=

Wola Gulowska - 2007

The Gen. Fr. Kleeberg Community Centre in Wola Gułowska announces the eighteenth formal competition on the following section:
2# - Judge: Leopold Szwedowski
3# - Judge: Jan Rusinek
s2# - Judge: Kazimierz Strzala
s4-6# - Judge: Waldemar Tura
h2# - Judge: Vladislav Nefjodov
s2# - Madrasi - Judge: Janusz Skrzek
Send to: Dom Kultury - Pomnik Czynu, Bojowego Kleeberczyków, 21-481 Wola Gulowska, Poland
wgdk@interia.pl
Closing date:
15.5.2007


Liga Problemista 1/2007

Theme: Helpmates in 2 moves are required with the theme: a white unit captures a black unit and it is subsequently captured by another black unit, which is self-pinned. Pawns are allowed as thematic units.
Judge:Harry Fougiaxis
Send to: Slobodan Šaletic, Siniše Stankovica 13, 11132 Beograd, Serbia
or by email mivel@sezampro.com with subject LP1/2007
or online fill the input form Originals..LP1 Mat Plus site - ensure that correct section (LP2007, Round 1) is selected!
You should sign-in first (if you are not registered member) to be able to access this form.
Up to three entries per author are allowed. Joint compositions are not accepted!
Although the number of examples which follow might suggest the opposite, the judge, the tourney director and the administrator of MatPlus pages feel that there is still a lot of possibilities for original composing.
Closing date: 1.2.2007

Example:
Chris Feather
Schach-Echo 1980-81
2nd Prize
Andrey Lobusov
Hungarian Chess Federation
Ty 1984
2nd Prize
Toma Garai
Buletin Problemistic 1986-87
3rd Prize
Chris Feather
Moultings 1991
h2#                         7+13
h2#                         5+15
h2#                         7+10
h2#                         7+9
1.Sexc3 Qxd5+ 2.Sxd5 Rc1#
1.Sdxc3 Rxe4 2.Sxe4 Qc1#
1.Rf7 Qxd4+ 2.Sxd4 Bxf7#
1.Bd2 Qxe6+ 2.Sxe6 Rxd2#
1.Kc4 Sxd3 2.Rxd3 Rh4#
1.Kc6 Sxe6 2.Rxe6 Bg2#
1.Sb6 Sxe6 2.Rxe6 Sxh1#
1.Qa6 Sxd5 2.Bxd5 Sxe2#
Mario Parrinello
Scacco! 1995
2nd Prize
Toma Garai
diagrammes 1994
1st Honourable Mention
Franz Pachl
Phoenix 2000
3rd Commendation
Mario Parrinello
C.J. Feather-50 JT 1997-98
3rd Prize
h2#                         4+9
h2#                         5+8
B: Pa3-›b3
h2#                         6+10
h2#                         6+14
1.Bf1 Rgxg5+ 2.Rxg5 Qf3#
1.Se7 Qxg5+ 2.Bxg5 Rh7#
a) 1.Kb3 Bxb4 2.Rcxb4 Qg8#
b) 1.Ka3 Rxb4 2.Raxb4 Qxa5#
1.Kd6 Rxf4 2.Sxf4 Rd1#
1.Kf5 Bxd5 2.Sxd5 Rf1#
1.Kf3+ Rdxd3+ 2.Rxd3 c7#
1.Kd4+ Raxd3+ 2.Sbxd3 Qb4#
Mario Parrinello
Scacco! 1995
2nd Prize
Toma Garai
diagrammes 1994
1st Honourable Mention
Franz Pachl
Phoenix 2000
3rd Commendation
Mario Parrinello
C.J. Feather-50 JT 1997-98
3rd Prize
h2#                         7+14
B: -Pb5
h2#                         9+9
h2#                         6+10
h2#                         7+14
a) 1.Kxa5 Rxb4 2.Saxb4 Ra7#
b) 1.Kxb3 Bxb4 2.Scxb4 Qd1#
1.Rc2 Sxb3 2.Qxb3 Bxb4#
1.Rd2 Sxb4 2.Qxb4 Rxb3#
1.Bc2 axb4 2.Bxb4 Rd5#
1.Rc2 Rdxb4+ 2.Rxb4 a4#
1.Kd3 Sxf5 2.Rexf5 Rd7#
1.Kb4 Sxb5 2.Rxb5 Qe7#
Franz Pachl
Thema Danicum 2001
1st Prize
Franz Pachl
idee & form 2000-01
2nd Prize
Mario Parrinello
StrateGems 2003
5th Prize
Mario Parrinello
StrateGems 2003 (v)
h2#                         7+15
B: Kc1-›b1
h2#                         8+8
B: wPf3
h2#                         6+13
B: Ba3-›b2
h2#                         6+10
B: Bb2-›c1
a) 1.Sxf8 Bxd3 2.Bxd3 Rxe5#
b) 1.Qxd5 cxd3 2.Sxd3 Bxh6#
a) 1.Ke4 Rxd5 2.Bxd5 Re8#
b) 1.Kd4 Bxd5 2.Sxd5 Ba7#
a) 1.Kd6 Rxc5 2.Sxc5 Rg6#
b) 1.Ke4 Bxd4 2.Sfxd4 Bg6#
a) 1.Kd4 Rxc3 2.Sxc3 Rg4#
b) 1.Ke2 Bxd2 2.Sfxd2 Bg4#
a) 1.Kxa5 Rxb4 2.Saxb4 Ra7#
b) 1.Kxb3 Bxb4 2.Scxb4 Qd1#
1.Rc2 Sxb3 2.Qxb3 Bxb4#
1.Rd2 Sxb4 2.Qxb4 Rxb3#
1.Bc2 axb4 2.Bxb4 Rd5#
1.Rc2 Rdxb4+ 2.Rxb4 a4#
1.Kd3 Sxf5 2.Rexf5 Rd7#
1.Kb4 Sxb5 2.Rxb5 Qe7#
Mario Parrinello
Moskovskaya Matreshka 2003
Honourable Mention
Udo Degener
harmonie 1992
Michal Dragoun
Umenie 64 2000
Toma Garai
Themes-64 1985
h2#                         7+15
B: Kh3‹-›Ph4
h2#                         5+14
B: wRf2
h2#                         6+11
h2#                         5+14
a) 1.Sb7 Rxg4 2.Rxg4 Qxf3#
b) 1.Sb6 Bxg4 2.Qxg4 Qxh6#
a) 1.Kd4 Sxe3 2.Rdxe3 Qa1#
b) 1.Kf5 exf3 2.Sxf3 Qh5#
1.Rxf5 Qxd4+ 2.Bxd4 Re2#
1.Bxf5 Rdxd4+ 2.Rxd4 Qxb7#
1.Kb3 dxc4 2.Rxc4 Bd1#
1.Kb5 Bxc5 2.Rxc5 Be8#
Mario Parrinello
Shakhmatisty Rossy 1995-96
Waldemar Tura
Szachista 1996
1st Prize
Toma Garai
D. Wertheim MT 1994-97
3rd Prize
Toma Garai
Sredba na Solidarnosta 1985
1st Commendation
h2#                         7+10
h2#                         6+15
h2#                         6+13
h2#                         8+11
1.Qa2 Qxh4+ 2.Bxh4 Rxf5#
1.Qxc2 Rfxh4+ 2.Sxh4 Qe8#
1.b1B Rfxf5+ 2.Sxf5 Qc3#
1.b1S Bxf5 2.Bxf5 Qxe3#
1.Ke2 Bxd3+ 2.Sxd3 Rh2#
1.Kd1 Rxe1+ 2.Sxe1 Qd6#
1.Kxc6 Bxc5 2.Sbxc5 Qa8#
1.Kd4 Rxc5 2.Sdxc5 Qd2#
Toma Garai
Orbit 2003
Chris Feather
The Problemist 1980
1st Honourable Mention
Chris Feather
Thema Danicum 1984
Zivko Janevski
Die Schwalbe 2001
h2#                         6+12
h2#                         9+9
h2#                         8+12
h2#                         7+8
1.f5 Rxd4 2.Rexd4 Qxe2#
1.dxe6 Qxd4+ 2.Rdxd4 Rxc5#
1.S3xd4 Sxf5 2.Sxf5 Qa1#
1.S5xd4 gxf3 2.Sxf3 Bc3#
1.Bg8 Sxc6 2.Sxc6 Re7#
1.Se7 Bxc4 2.Sxc4 Rg8#
1.Ke3 Sxc5 2.Sxc5 Re7#
1.Kc4 Sxe4 2.Sxe4 Rc7#

21th TT Chess Composition Microweb

Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for any problems using fairy condition Madrasi Rex Inclusiv, in which
· at least one king makes at least one move and
· kings are paralysed at least once
in the course of play. Both condition should be satisfied, but not necessarily in solution, can be only in try or in set play.
Any stipulations and any other fairy elements are allowed.
Judge: Juraj Lörinc
Send to: juraj.lorinc@bigfoot.com
Closing date: 5.5.2007
Examples:

Juraj Lörinc
Chess Composition Microweb
25.12.2006
Juraj Lörinc
Chess Composition Microweb
25.12.2006
Juraj Lörinc
Chess Composition Microweb
25.12.2006
Juraj Lörinc
Chess Composition Microweb
25.12.2006
2#                         9+6
Madrasi Rex Inclusiv
2#                         4+6
Madrasi Rex Inclusiv
h3#                         3+2
Madrasi Rex Inclusiv
ser-h9#                         1+6+1
Madrasi Rex Inclusiv
1.LIh7 ? zz
1... Ke3 2.LIa7#
1... Kd3 2.LId7#
1... Kc3 !
1.LIh5 ? zz
1... Kc3 2.LIe5#
1... Ke3 2.LIc5#
1... Kd3 !
1.LIh6 ! zz
1... Kc3 2.LIf6#
1... Ke3 2.LIb6#
1... Kd3 2.LId6#
1.PAd8 ? zz
1... Kxb2, Kb3, Kb4
2.PAd2#, PAd4#, PAd3#
1... Ge8 !
1.PAe8 ? zz
1... Kxb2, Kb3, Kb4
2.PAe2#, PAe4#, PAe3#
1... Gf8 !
1.PAf8 ? zz
1... Kxb2, Kb3, Kb4
2.PAf2#, PAf4#, PAf3#
1... Gg8 !
1.PAg8 ? zz
1... Kxb2, Kb3, Kb4
2.PAg2#, PAg4#, PAg3#
1... Gh8 !
1.PAh8 ! zz
1... Kxb2, Kb3, Kb4
2.PAh2#, PAh4#, PAh3#
1.Kd7 Kf4 2.Ke6 Ke4
3.Kf5 NHd6#
1.Kb6 Kd5 2.Ka5 Kc5
3.Kb4 NHd3#
1.Kb2 2.nGb1 3.nGd1 4.Ga3
5.Gd3 6.Gb3 7.nGa4 8.Rf1
9.Rf6 nGd4#

Liga Problemista 2007 2nd Round

Theme: Direct mates in 2 moves are required with the theme: At least one changed mate or threat from the same white battery in at least three phases.
Judge:Dragan Stojnić
Send to: Milan Velimirović, Milentija Popovića 35/6, 11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia
or by email mivel@sezampro.com with subject LP2/2007
or online fill the input form Originals..LP2 Mat Plus site - ensure that correct section (LP2007, Round 2) is selected!
You should sign-in first (if you are not registered member) to be able to access this form.
Up to three entries per author are allowed. Joint compositions are not accepted!
Closing date: 1.5.2007

Examples:
Dragan Stojnic
Kolpakov MT 2006
5th Prize
Anatoly Slesarenko
Alex Casa 70 JT 2003
3rd Prize
Zoltán Labai
Peter Gvozdják
Troll 1991-2
2nd Prize
Dragan Stojnic
Problem Forum 2004
3rd Prize
2#                         12+12
2#                         10+12
2#                         12+7
2#                         13+10
1... Sf8 2.Rxe3#
1.Be~? ~ 2.Se6# 1... Sf8!
1.Bb3? Sf8 2.Re6# 1... Sxf4!
1.Bxf5? Sf8 2.Rec5# 1... Bxf7!
1.Bd5! ~ 2.Se6#
1... Sf8 2.Rxf5#
1... Sxf4,Bxf7 2.Qxe3,Sxf5#
1.Bc6? ~ 2.Re4/Rd5/Rxe6#
1... bc6!
1.Sb6? ~ 2.Rd5#
1... Kc3 2.Re3#
1... Sxf2!
1.Qg5? ~ 2.Re6:#
1... Re4 2.Rd5#
1... Rf4!
1.Bxc4! ~ 2.Re4#
1... Bxa4 2.Rd5#
1... Bf5/Bxg6 2.Rxe6#
1... Kxc4 2.Qd3#
1.Sd2? ~ 2.Rg3#
1... Kc3 2.Rd7#
1... Bb8!
1.Bc2? ~ 2.Rd7#
1... Kc3 2.Rc7#
1... Bxb3!
1.Sd6! ~ 2.Rc7#
1... Kc3 2.Rg3#
1... Kc5 2.Qxf2#
1.Bxc2? ~ 2.Sd3# 1... Ra1!
1.Bc4? Ra1 2.Rxf4# 1... Ba4!
1.Be4? Ra1 2.Rc4# 1... Bd5!
1.Bf5? Ra1 2.Rd3# 1... Bxe6!
1.Bg6! ~ 2.Sd3#
1... Ra1 2.Rd3#
1... Bb~,Bd5,Bxe6,Qa6
2.Sc4,Re4,Qg7,h8QB#

Jubilee tourney Nikolai Belchikov - 60



2# - theme free
Judge: Nikolai Belchikov
Send to: PO Box 187, 222518 Borisov-8, Minsk region, Belarus
Closing date: 1.5.2007


Jubilee tourney Evgeni Dvizov - 70

studies - theme free
Judge: Evgeni Dvizov
Send to: PO Box 187, 222518 Borisov-8, Minsk region, Belarus
Closing date: 1.5.2007


Tourney Stalingrad 1942

h2#, h3# - theme free
Judge: V. Kirillov
Send to: Vadim Vinokurov, St. Marshala Malinovskeho 12, apt.29, 153038 Ivanovo, Russia
vkv-53@yandex.ru
Closing date: 1.5.2007


The 4th Belgrade Internet Composing tourney

Theme tourneys on occassion of 4th Belgrade Chess Problems Festival (May 4th-6th 2007).
Group A: Twomovers
Judge: Miodrag Mladenović
Theme: There are at least two tries and solution. In the first try there is checkmate A after defense by black piece X. In the second try there is same mate A after defense by different black piece Y. In the solution there is same mate A after different black defense by different black piece Z. In the example below the thematic white checkmate is Se6#(A), the thematic black pieces are bPe5(X), bRg4(Y) and bSf6 (Z). Please note that set-play cannot be thematic phase. Fairy pieces and/or conditions are not allowed.
Example:
Scheme
2#                         7+9
1.Qa6 ? (2.Qd3#)
1... e4 2.Se6#
1... Rb5 !
1.Qc1 ? (2.Qe3#)
1... Re4 2.Se6#
1... Bg1 !
1.Qa1 ! (2.Qxc3#)
1... Se4 2.Se6#

Group B: Helpmate Twomovers (h#2)
Judge: Slobodan Šaletić
Theme: White piece moves on the mating move to the square vacated by another white piece. At least two phases are required (solutions, twins, zero). Fairy pieces and/or conditions are not allowed.
Example:
Slobodan Šaletić, Scheme
h2#                         10+4
1.Kd6 d5 2.Kxd6 Rd4#
1.Rd6 Re6 2.fxe6 e4#

Only one entry per author is allowed in each group !
Send to: Milan Velimirović, Milentija Popovića 35/6, 11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia
Closing date: 10.4.2007 (post stamp!)
mivel@sezampro.com (with subject "BIT2007")
or original on Web site Mat Plus (menu: Originals, then submenu: New; select "Belgrade Internet Tourney 2007") for registered members.
Closing date: 15.4.2007


Jubilee tourney Viktor A. Razumenko - 70

studies - theme free
Judge: Viktor A. Razumenko
Prize fund - 10000 RUB
Send to: Jakov Rossomacho, Ordinarnaja 12, kv.29, 197136 Sankt Peterburg, Russia
yross@mail.ru
Closing date: 31.3.2007


Jubilee tourney Stefan Parzuch - 70



h2# - theme free, zeroposition are not allowed
Judge: Stefan Parzuch
Send to: Stefan Parzuch, Wilanowska 6/27, 05-120 Legionowo, Poland
kkszach@interia.pl
Closing date: 31.3.2007


Jubilee tourney Jaroslav Polášek - 50 & Emil Vlasák - 50

Studies - theme free
Judges: Jaroslav Polášek & Emil Vlasák
The prizes are 4000Kč, 3000Kč, 2000Kč, 1000Kč
Send to: Michal Hlinka, Heydukova 1, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
Hlinka.Michal@post.sk
Closing date: 30.3.2007


Jubilee tourney Krasimir Gandev - 60

Helpmate in 2 or 3 moves with fairy pieces, featuring play of one or more anti-batteries (black and/or white) . All fairy pieces (Grasshopper, Leo, Pao,Vao, Lion , Kangaroo etc.) and conditions are allowed.
Judge: Krasimir Gandev
Send to: Petko A. Petkov, Janko Sakazov N 38, vhod W, 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria
ppetkow@mail.orbitel.bg
Closing date: 21.3.2007


Jubilee tourney Lkhundevin Togookhuu - 60



The Mongolian Chess federation and sports newspaper-"Tavan tsagarig" announces the Jubilee Tourney "Togookhuu-60".
h3# - theme: Mating moves are made by different pieces from the same square.
Judge: Lkhundevin Togookhuu
Send to: P.O.Box-457, Ulaanbaatar-24, 210524, Mongolia
togookhuu_l@yahoo.com
togookhuul@chinggis.com
Closing date: 18.3.2007
Example :

Lkhundevin Togookhuu
Problemesis 2006
h3#                         6+9
B: Pe2 ? Pg6
A: 1.Qg2 Rg4 2.Qe2 Bf1
3.Qb5 Rg4-g6#
B: 1.Qh5 Bg4 2.Qg6 Rh6
3.Qb6 Bg4-e2#

Jubilee tourney Iuri Akobia - 70



The Georgian Commission of Chess Composition announces an International Composing Tourney "Akobia - 70".
studies - theme free
Judge: Iuri Akobia
The prize fund - 300 USD
The preliminary award of tourney will be published in web site http://akobia.com or http://akobia.geoweb.ge (also, will be sent to participants by e-mail)
Send to: geochess@geo.net.ge
Closing date: 15.3.2007


Memorial tourney Ladislav Salai sr.

Section A: 2# - theme free - Judge: Juraj Brabec
Section B: fairy 2# - theme free - Judge: Ladislav Salai jr.
Send to: Luboš Kekely, 023 32 Snežnica 128, Slovakia
kekely@zmail.sk
Closing date: 15.3.2007


Jubilee tourney Evgenij M. Bogdanov - 55

2#, 3# 4-6#, s3# - theme free
Judge: Evgenij M. Bogdanov
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B.Meretyna street b.10, ap. 11, Lviv-16, UA-79016, Ukraine
embogdanov@mail.ru
embogdanov@km.ru
Closing date: 27.2.2007


Tourney Ribinsk 7th days

2#, 3# 4-7# - theme free, miniatures
Judge: V. Kozhakin
Send to: Nikolajevitch Melnitchuk, St. Plechanova 33-194, Yaroslavskij region, 152 935 Rybinsk, Russia
Kosmel@mail.ru
Closing date: 1.2.2007


Jubilee tourney Yuri Gordian - 70



The Chess Federation of Ukraine announces international tourney Yuri Gordian - 70 in the following sections:
n4-6#, s4-8#, h4-8# - theme free
Judge: Yuri Gordian
In the sections of selfmates and helpmates special distinctions are determined for realization of a theme: "A full value mutate problem with set play that has common contents with the actual play and which is of equal length with the actual solution”.
The prize fund is 300$.
Send to: Yuri Gordian, Pochtamt box 66, 65026 Odessa, Ukraine
Ю.М.Гордиан, а/я 66, Одесса-26, 65026, Украина
gordian37@mail.ru
Closing date: 1.2.2007


Jubilee tourney Vladimir Kozhakin - 50



The Chess Federation of Magadan region announces Jubilee tourney Vladmir Kozhakin - 50 in the following sections:
2# - Judge: V. Melnichenko
2# - miniatures - Judge: V. Melnichenko
3# - Judge: Y. Gordian
3# - miniatures - Judge: V. Melnichenko
studies with the task + - "win" - Judge - O. Pervakov
h2# - Judge - Y. Gordian
For the prizes will be books from the personal library of the hero of the anniversary.
Not more than 3 compositions per section on diagrammes (2 copies) on sheets A5 (155x210).
Send to: Vladimir V. Kozhakin, Pochtamt box 0/28, 685000 Magadan, Russia
vkozhakin@mail.ru
Closing date: 1.2.2007


Jubilee tourney Dijan Kostadinov - 25



s3-8# - theme free
Judge: Dijan Kostadinov
Send to: Petko A. Petkov, Janko Sakazov N 38, vhod W, 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria
ppetkow@mail.orbitel.bg
Closing date: 21.1.2007


Jubilee tourney Evgeni Dvizov - 70

studies - theme free
Judge: Evgeni Dvizov
Send to: Newspaper "Zvjazda", St. Chmelnickovo 10a, 220013 Minsk, Belarus
Closing date: 15.1.2007


1st Theme Tourney of Mat Plus

Theme: There are only Kings & Pawns in diagram position. Show at least one line effect like interference, pin, battery. Obviously, at least one promotion is necessary. Any genre is allowed, but with orthodox pieces moving in orthodox manner (e.g. direct mate, stalemate, help(stale)mate, selfmate, reflexmate, even maximmumers, series movers or single-board, but not Circe, Madrasi or any other non-orthodox moving type).
Example:
Milan Velimirovič
Scheme
Milan Velimirovič
Scheme
h2#                         4+4
3#                         5+4
1.h1B g8Q 2.Bc6 Qg1#
Interference of BPc7
1.h8Q? stalemate! (Pin)
1.h8R! d3 2.Rh1 dc2 3.Kxc2#
Battery
Milan Velimirovič
Scheme
h5#                         6+7
1.f1B a6! 2.Bxa6! Kg1
3.Kd3 Kf1 4.Kc4 Ke2
5.Bb5 d3# Critical move and
interference

Judge: Milan Velimirovič
Send to: Milan Velimirovič, Milentija Popoviča 35/6, 11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia
mivel@sezampro.com with subject: Theme Tourney
or original for section TT on Web site Mat Plus
(menu: Originals, then submenu: New; select "Theme Tourney" in dropdown list "Section") for registered members.
Results will be published in the first issue of revived Mat Plus.
Closing date: 15.1.2007


Jubilee tourney Viktor J. Abrosimov - 65

h2#, h3#, h4-6# - Judge: Viktor J. Abrosimov
Maximum two of compositions from the autor in section.
Prize fund - 1000 USD
Send to: Viktor J. Abrosimov, St. Totmina 13, kv.11, 660115 Krasnojarsk, Russia
Closing date: 1.1.2007


Tourney for Beginners

Permanent Commission of the FIDE for Chess Compositions (PCCC) and Russian Chess Federation announce a tournament for beginner composers. The tournament is to be held in six sections:
a) twomovers - Judge: Marjan Kovacevic (Serbia-Montenegro)
b) threemovers - Judge: Valery Shavyrin (Russia)
c) moremovers - Judge: Hans Peter Rehm (Germany)
d) studies - Judge: David Gurgenidze (Georgia)
e) helpmates - Judge: Valery Semenenko (Ukraine)
f) selfmates - Judge: Waldemar Tura (Poland)
A composer may participate in the tournament if his problems have never been selected for FIDE Albums (up to the Album 1998-2000). The total number of problems from one author is not limited, joint problems are allowed provided all authors satisfy the above condition. Book prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be available. The problems will be forwarded to the judges without the authors' names. The results will be published in the magazine "Shakmatnaja Compozitsia". Every participant will receive a copy of the issue. Entries (each problem on a separate A5 sheet, one copy is enough) should be sent to:
Yakov Vladimirov, Petrozavodskaya 17 kor. 2, kv. 157, 125502, Moscow A502, Russia
Closing date: 1.1.2007


Jubilee tourney Petre Stojoski - 55

h2# - theme free, with three twins A, B, C. Zeroposition are not allowed.
Judge: Petre Stojoski
Send to: Bosko Miloseski, Petar Acev 27/2-8, MK-1000 Skopje, Macedonia
vratnica64@yahoo.com
Closing date: 31.12.2006


Jubilee tourney Alfred Gschwend - 80

To mark the 80th birthday of Alfred Gschwend on 4 February 2007, his Austrian problem-colleagues announce a composing tourney for orthodox helpmates (without fairy pieces or conditions) in 2 - 4 moves, with the following theme:
Analogies of the composer´s choice are to be shown with identical thematic material in different phases. Further analogies apart from those required by the theme should be avoided (see examples). The required differentiation should be limited to the subtlest possible thematic features, which implies that as a means of differentiation the normally desirable interchange of function between pieces should not occur. The individual phases may involve set play, multiple solutions, twins (no zeropositions) or duplex.
Two examples are given in order to clarify and illustrate what the theme requires.
In the H#2 (example A) the same black unit (Se4), without moving from its diagram square, is unpinned by the same white unit (pawn f2). The differentiation of the unpin is brought about solely through differing pin-lines (one orthogonal, one diagonal). The unpinned unit then interferes with the same black piece on the same line, but in opposite directions (=differentiation) in the two phases.
Each phase of the H#3 (example B) shows successive pinning of the same white unit (Sg3) by the same 3 black pieces (Bh4, Re4 and Qb4). The differentiation arises from direct unpinning in one phase and indirect in the other.
Entries (maximum 3 per composer) are to be sent on printed or stamped diagrams (two copies).
Cash and book prizes up to a value of 400 EUR will be available, with a first prize of 100 EUR in cash.
Judge: Alfred Gschwend
Send to: Dr. Klaus Wenda, Rasumofskygasse 28, 1030 Wien, Austria
klaus.wenda@chello.at
Closing date: 31.12.2006
Examples :

Example A
Alfred Gschwend
Schach Echo 1970
3rd Honourable Mention
Example B
Alfred Gschwend
K.Müllner
Bayern-Österreich 1972
6th Place
h2#                         7+9
h3#                         4+11
B: Re4 -> e8
1.Kd5 f3 2.Sf6 Rd4#
1.Bb2 f4 2.Sc3 Se5#
1.Bg5 Sxe2 2.Rf4 Sxc3 3.Qb6 Sa2#
1.Rf2 Sxe2 2.Be7 Sxc3 3.Rd2 Sa4#

Memorial tourney M. Bakkali

h2# - theme free
Judge: Yves Tallec
Send to: Abdelaziz Onkoud , 8 Square Moličre , N 3425, 93240 Stains, France
azonkoud@hotmail.com
Closing date: 31.12.2006


Memorial tourney K. Skalli

h3-4# - theme free
Judge: Yves Tallec
Send to: Abdelaziz Onkoud , 8 Square Moličre , N 3425, 93240 Stains, France
azonkoud@hotmail.com
Closing date: 31.12.2006


25th Thematic tourney Problem-Echo

Theme: Orthodoxe Mehrzüger mit Opferschlüssel, die ein weiteres weißes Opfer unmittelbar vor dem Mustermatt zeigen.
Die Opfer müssen aktiv sein. Ob still oder mit Schachgebot ist egal. Eine verzögerte Annahme des Schlüsselopfers ist ebenfalls erlaubt.
Judge: Rolf Ulbricht
Send to: Dieter Müller, Grenzstraße 45A, D-09376 Oelsnitz, Germany
Closing date: 31.12.2006
Example :

H. Grasemann
H. Lepuschütz
Schach 1953
1st Prize
4#                         7+11
1.Bb8 ! (2.Bxc7#)
1... Rbxb8 2.Se5 (3.Sd3/Sg6#)
Qa6 3.Rb5 Qxb5 4.Sg6#
1... Rh:b8 2.Se5 (3.Sd3/Sg6#)
Qa6 3.Rd6 Qxd6 4.Sd3#

Memorial tourney Alex Casa

2# - theme free
Judge: Philippe Robert
3# - theme free
Judge: Jean Morice
Send to: Claude Wiedenhoff, 22 rue Schlittweg - Ottersthal, F-67700 Saverne, France
cl.wied@infonie.fr
Closing date: 31.12.2006


Jubilee tourney Ján Golha - 50



My jubilee tourney is organized in three sections:
Section A: 2# - theme free
Section B: fairy 2# - theme free
Section C: h3# or h4# with condition Circe Parrain. Fairy pieces, neutral pieces, multiple solutions, twins, duplex are allowed, but other conditions or zeroposition are not allowed.
Judge: Ján Golha
Send to: Ivan Jarolín, Černyševského 39, SK-85101 Bratislava 5, Slovakia
ijarolin@gmail.com
Closing date: 30.12.2006


8th thematic tourney Kudesnik

Formal tourney is organized for miniature problems #4-8 containing not less than three variations.
Judge: Valerij Smirnov
2 copies of each problem is required on diagrammes.
Send to: Vladimir Kozhakin, Pochtamt box 0/28, 685000 Magadan, Russia
vkozhakin@mail.ru
Closing date: 30.12.2006


Jubilee tourney Ľudovít Lačný - 80

On occasion of Ludovít Lačný’s jubilee, the Slovak Organization of Chess Composition has a pleasure in announcing a theme tourney.
The problems with the stipulation "help directmate in 2" (hd#2) are required. Black plays one move, after which a „normal“ twomover begins (White starts and mates the Black in 2 moves).
The theme is cyclic idea of any kind. Multiple solutions are allowed, but not the twins. No fairy conditions or units.
First Prize wins 80 EUR, the following ones then 65-50-35-20. The complete prize fund is 500 EUR, of that 250 EUR in cash and 250 EUR in books. (All prize awarded problems win also the book Cyclone. Moreover, there are a lot of other books.)
Judge: Peter Gvozdják
Send to: Ivan Jarolín, Černyševského 39, SK-85101 Bratislava 5, Slovakia
ijarolin@gmail.com
Closing date: 8.12.2006
Example:

Ľudovít Lačný
Original
Ľudovít Lačný Photo 15.10.2005
hd2#                         9+10
3 solutions
1.Qd5 !
1… Qxd3+ A 2.S2xd3+ Bxd3# B
1.Qb5 !
1… Bxd3+ B 2.S2xd3+ exd3# C
(2... Kxc3 Se4#)
1.dxc3 !
1… e:d3+ C 2.S2xd3+ Qxd3# A
(2... Kb5 Qxb7#)
(2... Kd4 Se2#).

Jubilee tourney Jorge Joaquin Lois - 60

Jorge Lois

h#3 - theme: The "pinned pinner"
At some time of the solution (including the diagram position) piece A is pinning piece B. Some moves after that piece B is pinning piece A.
Multiple phases (solutions and twins) are allowed provided that each one is thematic. Zeroposition and fairy pieces are not allowed.
Judge: Jorge Joaquin Lois

Proofgames - theme: "Invisible Platzwechsel"
At one point of the PG piece A occupies square X and piece B simultaneously occupies square Y, say DIAGRAM 1 ((A,X),(B,Y)). Some moves after that piece A is on Y and B is simultaneously on X, say DIAGRAM 2 ((A,Y),(B,X)). Please indicate the thematic moves in the solution.
a) DIAGRAMS 1 and 2 may be the initial array and/or the final position or any other
b) X,Y,… may be any square of the board including the home squares of A,B,…
c) A and B color may be the same or not
d) Fairy stipulations are not allowed
e) Cyclic effects are allowed, involving pieces A, B and C (or more) with DIAGRAM 1 ((A,X),(B,Y),(C,Z)) and DIAGRAM 2 ((A,Y),(B,Z),(C,X))
f) The "Invisible" condition: the Platzwechsel should be not obvious by comparing the initial array and the final Diagram. So, if Diagram 1 and Diagram 2 are the initial and final positions (X and Y are home squares) something has to hide the Pw as it's discussed in the examples. Of course, there are different grades of "invisibility" since, at the end, everything is deductible. For instance, a mutual sibling (TT or NN) is a high quality invisible Pw.
g) Evaluation: the problems will be evaluated as a balance of their thematic contents, originality and general quality
Judge: Jorge Joaquin Lois

Send to: Roberto Osorio retrosdelsur@fibertel.com.ar
Closing date: 5.12.2006
Examples:

Jorge Kapros & Jorge Lois
Thema Danicum 1995
1st Honourable Mention
Jorge Kapros & Jorge Lois
Gambit 1996/97
1st-2nd Prize ex-aequo
h3#                         4+7
B: Pb4 -› c2
h3#                         5+9
2 solutions
a)1.Ra3 Ba2 2.Rb3 Se6+
3.Kc4 Bxb3#
b)1.Rb1 Ra3 2.Rb3 Sf3+
3.Kc3 Rxb3#
1.Bb7 Re5 2.Bg2 Bc6
3.Bc5 Re1#
1.Ra1 Be6 2.Rg1 Rc1
3.Sd7 Bd5#
Jorge Lois & Roberto Osorio
Problemesis 04/2006
Juha M. Saukkola
Probleemblad 09/1997
PG 15,5                         15+15
PG 17,5                         15+12
1.f4 Sf6 2.f5 Se4
3.f6 Rg8 4.fxe7 f5
5.Sh3 Kf7 6.e8=S Be7
7.Sf2 Bh4 8.Sf6 gxf6
9.Rg1 Rg3 10.Sh1 Rf3
11.Sg3 Rf2 12.Sh5 Qg8
13.Sf4 Qg3 14.Sh3 Kg6
15.Rh1 Kh5 16.Sg1
wN and wR make a double
Pw recovering the initial
position. So, there is
a sequence of Diagram
1/Diagram 2 (1 Pw after
10.Sf2-h1) and
Diagram 2/Diagram 3
(another Pw after last move)
being both totally "invisible".
In this PG there is a 3rd Pw,
a white and black one
between wN and bR
(Diagrams after Rg8-g3
10.Sf2-h1 and after
11.Sh1-g3 Rf3-f2 ).
which is thematic too.
1. g4 a5 2. g5 a4
3. g6 a3 4. gxh7 axb2
5. hxg8=L Th6 6. a4 Tha6
7. a5 T6a7 8. a6 c6
9. axb7 Sa6 10. b8=L Lb7
11. h4 Dc8 12. Lh2 e5
13. h5 Le7 14. h6 Lh4
15. hxg7 f6 16. La2 d5
17. g8=T+ Kf7 18. Tg2
This example shows a cyclic
Pw between the initial array
and the final diagram with
a, g and h pawns. It has
a low grade of invisibility
but it's not "absolutely
obvious", since in principle
the order of promotions
and final location of the
promoted pieces could be
different.

Jubilee tourney Waldemar Tura - 64

Waldemar Tura

s2# - with antidual
s4-6# - theme free
h3# - with set play
fairy s2# - theme free, board 8x8, zeroposition are not allowed.
Send to: Waldemar Tura, Szkolna 4c/6, 21-412 Adamov k. Lukova, Polland
rozmait@interia.pl
Closing date: 26.11.2006

Warszawa 2006 Quick tourney

On the occasion of the EUROPEAN CHESS SOLVING CHAMPIONSHIP in WARSZAWA (Poland) 10 – 12 November 2006 the Organisation Commitee announces an International Composing Tourney in three sections:
h2# - with set play
Judge: Waldemar Tura
Example:
J.A.Rusek
Gazeta Czestochowska 1971
h2#                         3+1
1... Kd4 2.Kd6 Rb6#
1.Ke5 Kc4 2.Ke4 Re2#

s2# - with flight/s giving key (for bK or/and wK).
Judge: Eugeniusz Iwanow
Example:
J.A.Rusek
Gazeta Czestochowska 1960
3rd Honourable Mention
s2#                         6+11
1.Sc7! (2.Qxb5+ Sxb5#)
1... Rb3 2.Qe4+ Sxe4#
1... b4 2.Qd5+ Sxd5#

s3# - in black’s first move two (or more) units plays on the same square.
Judge: Waldemar Tura
Example:
J.A.Rusek
Gazeta Czestochowska 1978
1st Prize
s3#                         11+4
1.a8R!
1... Kxf3 2.Bb1+ e3
3.Qf1 Rxf1#
1... exf3 2.Qxf2+ Kxf2
3.Sg2 fxg2#

Award will be announced 12 November 2006 and send to all competitors.
Entries (by post) by 24 October 2006 (date of post stamp)
Send to: Waldemar Tura, Szkolna 4c/6, 21-412 Adamov k. Lukova, Polland
legnica2005@poczta.fm
Closing date: 1.11.2006

3rd tourney the magazine Albino

s4-6# - theme free
Judge: Alexander Mikholap
Send to: Alexander Mikholap, ul. Pugatcheva 2, kv. 1 , 213910 Klitchev, Mogilevskaya region, Belarus
albino@bk.ru
Closing date: 1.11.2006

Jubilee tourney LVIV - 750

2# - theme free
Judge: O. Fajzulin
3# - theme free
Judge: I. Novinsky
4-6# - theme free
Judge: N. Sitnik
Send to: Evgenij M. Bogdanov, B.Meretyna street b.10, ap. 11, Lviv-16, UA-79016, Ukraine
embogdanov@mail.ru
embogdanov@km.ru
Closing date: 1.11.2006


Croatia 2006 Quick tourney

Croatian Chess Federation & Croatian Chess Problemist's Association anounce quick, CROATIA CHESS PROBLEM COMPOSITION OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2006, for two sections:
#2 - Black selfblock(s) on a field which has double guard by White in diagram position or after the key.
Judge: Judge: Marjan Kovačevič
Example:
Marjan Kovačevič
scheme
2#                         3+3
1. Le5 !
1... h2 2.Sg3#
Field h2 in has double guard
in diagram position. If we
remove w.Lf4 to field d4,
double guard on field h2
appears after the key.

h#2 - With the first move Black pins an White piece. This White piece mates, no matter still pined or unpined during course of the solution(s). All types of pin are allowed, e.g. direct, masked. Checkmate by double check is not allowed.
Judge: Fadil Abdurahmanovič
Example:
Fadil Abdurahmanovič
Orbit 2005/2
1st Prize
h2#                         5+13
1.Db4 Ld3 2.Kd6 Le4# (Lb5?)
1.De5 Td3 2.Kb5 Tc3# (Td6?)

Awards will be announced till 15. December 2006.
Entries (by post) by 30 October 2006 (date of post stamp)
Send to: Dušan Tadič, 10000 Zagreb, Brače Domany 4, Croatia
dutadic@inet.hr or hups@mail.inet.hr
Closing date: 30.10.2006

Memorial tourney Talip Amirov

2#, 3# n4-8# - theme free
Judge: ?
Maximum 3 problems per author.
Send to: V.S. Kovalenko, st. Kurtchatova 10, kv. 128, 692802 Bolsoj Kamen, Russia
Send to: vskovalenko@mail.ru
Closing date: 25.10.2006

197th TT Die Schwalbe Memorial Karl Fabel -100

Die Schwalbe announces the Karl Fabel-100 memorial tournament for retrocompositons with twins. Twinning is by change of position or of stipulation/conditions; proofgames and illegal clusters are not accepted.
Judge: Thomas Brand
Prize fund: 100 EUR and books.
Send to: Günter Lauinger, Gradmannstrasse 35, D-88213 Ravensburg, Germany
Closing date: 20.10.2006

Tourney of magazine Olimpiya dunyasi

2# - theme free
Judge: ?
3# - theme free
Judge: ?
h2# - theme free
Judge: ?
studies - theme free
Judge: ?
The publication and award will be sent participants by e-mail.
Maximum 3 problems per author.
Send to: ilhamaliev@mail.ru
Closing date: 20.10.2006


Jubilee tourney Dieter Müller - 60

The stipulation requires h#2 and/or h#3 problems on the 8x8 board, without fairy pieces or conditions. The phases of the problem must be formed by displacement of the whole position at least 2 squares horizontally or vertically. In the process no piece may be moved over the edge of the board.
Judge: Dieter Müller
Send to: Mirko Degenkolbe, Postfach 11 12, D-08393 Meerane, Germany
Pontius_Pilatus@T-Online.de
Closing date: 14.10.2006
Examples:


György Bakcsi
Skakbladet 1983
Prize
Herman Menkis
Ideal-Mate-Review 1996
Honourable Mention
h2#                         3+6
B: all three rows to the right
h3#                         3+3
B: all three rows upward
a) 1.Kb5 Bxc4+ 2.Ka4 Bb3#
b) 1.Kg5 Qxf4+ 2.Kh4 Qh2#
a) 1.Kxg2 Kxf4 2.Kh1 Kg3
3.Sg1 Sf2#
b) 1.Kxg7 g6 2.Kh8 Kxf7
3.Sh7 g7#

Jubilee tourney Hermann Weissauer - 85

3# - theme free
Judge: Martin Wessels
4#-10# - theme free
Judge: Manfred Zucker
Prize fund 500 € for section. (1st Prize: 200 EUR, 2nd Prize: 175 EUR, 3rd Prize: 75 EUR, 4th Prize: 50 EUR)
Maximum four entries per composer and section.
Each participant will receive a copy of the award, which will also be published in Die Schwalbe.
Send to: Helmuth Morgenthaler, Borsigstrasse 11, D-67063 Ludwigshafen, Germany
morgeh@rheinneckarweb.de
Closing date: 4.10.2006


Tourney of magazine Kaspiy

2# - theme free
Judge: Rauf Aliovsadzade
3# - theme free
Judge: Yuri Gordian
h2# - theme free
Judge: ?
studies - theme free
Judge: Araz Almamedov
The publication and award will be sent participants by e-mail.
Maximum 3 problems per author.
Send to: abdullaev-elmar@bk.ru
Closing date: 1.10.2006


Jubilee tourney Salman Javadzade - 70

2# - theme free, miniatures
Judge: Salman Javadzade
3# - theme free, miniatures
Judge: Salman Javadzade
Maximum 3 problems per author.
Send to: abdullaev-elmar@bk.ru
Closing date: 30.9.2006


Jubilee tourney Mejnun Vahidov - 60

3# - theme free
Judge: Mejnun Vahidov
Maximum 3 problems per author.
Send to: abdullaev-elmar@bk.ru
Closing date: 30.9.2006


Moscow tourney 2006

2# - theme free, maximum 15 pieces
Judge: Yakov Vladimirov
3# - theme free, maximum 15 pieces
Judge: F. Davidenko
n# - theme free, maximum 15 pieces
Judge: Aleksandr Feoktistov
hn# - theme free, maximum 15 pieces
Judge: V. Barsukov
sn# - theme free, maximum 15 pieces
Judge: G. Evseev
studies - theme free
Judge: Andrey Vysokosov
2 copies of each problem is required on diagrammes.
Send to: V.P. Shumarin, a/ya 9, 115487 Moscow-487, Russia
Closing date: 15.9.2006

13th Thematic tourney Harmonie

S# showing at least one move of the rear piece of a direct black battery.
Judge: Frank Richter
Send to: Eckart Kummer, Dietzgenstrasse 12, D-13156 Berlin, Germany
The tourney director will not accept sendings by e-mail, he likes to get only printed diagrams.
Closing date: 15.9.2006
Examples:


Janusz Szatajdziewicz
1439 Land og Folk 1974
Frank Richter
StrateGems 2004
s2#                         3+4
s3#                         8+7
1.Kd1
1... Rg1/Kg1 2.Rf2(+) Kxf2#
1.Rc5 !
(2.Rxb5+ Kxb5 3.Qb4+ Bxb4#)
1... Ra8 2.Qb7+ Kxc5
3.Qc7+ Bxc7#
1... Ra7 2.Qxf6+ Kxc5
3.Qb6+ Bxb6#
Dieter Werner
Die Schwalbe 2002
4th Prize
s10#                         10+10
1.Rc6 ! (2.Re4+ Kd3 3.Re2+
Se4 4.Re3+ Bxe3#)
1... Rh2 2.Re4+ Kd3 3.Rd4+
Ke3 4.Rg6 (5.Qe5+ Kxf3
6.Qe2+ Rxe2#) Rh1 5.Qe5+
Kxf3 6.Qh5+ Ke3 7.Rc6 ~
8.Re4+ Kd3 9.Re2+ Se4
10.Re3+ Bxe3#

8th TT Mystetski shakhy Jubilee tourney Aleksandr Skrynnik - 50

Studies - theme:
On any move of the solution white refuses to capture black Queen (Rock). Motive of refusal - not stalemate.
Judge: Aleksandr Skrynnik
Send to: Viktor Syzonenko, P.O. Box 390, Kryvyi Rih 50008, Ukraine
zone64@ukr.net
zone64@rambler.ru
Closing date: 14.9.2006
Examples:


A. d'Orville
Problemes d'echecs 1842
Viktor Syzonenko
Shakhmatna Misl 5/2004
+                         6+5
=                         4+3
1.Rd3+ Ka4 2.Qxb4+ Kxb4
3.Rh4+ Rc4 4.Rxc4+ Kxc4
5.Se5+ Kb4 6.Sc6+ Kc4 7.Rc3#
(Theme: 7.Rd4+? Kc5
8.Sxd8? Kxd4=;
Theme: 7.Sxd8? Kxd3=)
1.Sc7+ Ka5 2.Rc5+ Ka4
3.Rc4+ Kb3 4.Rc3+ (4.Rb4+?
Ka3 5.Rf4 Rb6 6.Rc4 Rh6
7.Sb5+ Kb3 8.Rc2 Rh1+
9.Ke2 Kxc2-+)
4... Kxc3 5.Sd5+ Kd3
6.Sb4+ Kc3 (6... Kxe3 7.Sxa2=)
7.Sd5+ Kd3 8.Sb4+ Kc3 9.Sd5+=
(Theme: 6.Sxf6? Ta1#
Theme: 7.Sxa2+? Kb2
8.Sb4 Td6+ 9.Ke2 Kc3
10.Sa2+ Kb3 11.Sc1+ Kc2
12.Sa2 Tb6-+)

Jubilee tourney Nikolay V. Rezvov - 85

Studies - theme free
Judge: N.V. Rezvov & V.M. Tchernous
Send to: V.M. Tchernous,St. Akademika Zabolotnogo 41A, kv. 3, 65069 Odessa-69, Ukraine
Closing date: 1.9.2006

9th TT Mystetski shakhy Memorial tourney Dmitrij Kanonik

2# - theme free
Judge: Andrey Zhuravlev
3# - theme free
Judge: Yuri Gorbatenko
n# - theme free
Judge: Anatoly Styopochkin
h# - theme free
Judge: Vladislav Nefyodov
s# - theme free
Judge: Valery Kirillov
Send to: Viktor Syzonenko, P.O. Box 390, Kryvyi Rih 50008, Ukraine
zone64@ukr.net
zone64@rambler.ru
Closing date: 1.9.2006

Jubilee tourney Harry Fougiaxis - 40



Theme: Helpmates in 2 moves with fairy pieces, featuring play of at least two white batteries and/or anti-batteries.
1.At least one of the pieces of the thematic batteries must be fairy.
2.The batteries may already exist in the diagram position, or be created during the solution. The batteries can be direct, indirect, or masked.
3.Fairy conditions are allowed, but they are not mandatory.
Judge: Harry Fougiaxis
Send to: Kostas Prentos, Kleanthous 23, GR-54453, Thessaloniki, Greece
prentos@the.forthnet.gr
Closing date: 31.8.2006


Jubilee tourney Kostas Prentos - 40



Theme: Shortest proofgames: A promoted piece is captured by a piece (not by pawn). No fairy pieces or conditions are allowed.
Judge: Kostas Prentos
Send to: Harry Fougiaxis, Megistis 22-24, GR-11361, Athens, Greece
harryfou@ath.forthnet.gr
Closing date: 31.8.2006


Jubilee tourney Aurel Karpati - 90

ORBIT announces a formal tourney to mark the 90th birthday of Aurel Karpati.
There are two sections:
H2# - Meredith, free theme.
H3# or H4#, with the following theme: in the same solution there is a tempo move for each side.
Judge: Toma Garai
Send to: Nicola Stolev, Bukovic 3/a, naselba Lisice, 1000, Skopje, Macedonia
stolev@mt.net.mk
The results will appear in ORBIT and all participants will receive a copy. Videos with the best games in chess history (by British TV), chess problem books and diplomas are offered to top performers.
Closing date: 24.8.2006
Example:

Aurel Karpati
Die Schwalbe 1952 TT
1st Prize
h3#                         4 + 12
1.e1S h8S 2.Bh7 Sg6
3.Kxg6 Sxe7#
(Note that here the antidual
white promotion makes a
second white tempo move
needed, but that is beyond
the thematic requirement.)

20th TT Chess Composition Microweb

Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for orthodox and fairy helpmates (h#) of any length showing triple avoidance (or more) in the multisolution form. Two sections are announced:
A: orthodox helpmates - Judge: Chris J. Feather
B: fairy helpmates - any fairy elements are allowed - Judge: Juraj Lörinc
Send to: juraj.lorinc@bigfoot.com
Closing date: 8.8.2006
Examples:

Vilmos Schneider
Budapest Committee
of sports 1955
2nd Prize
Matti Myllyniemi
Europe Echecs 1979
h2#                         4+14
h2#                         4+8
1.Be5 Bc4+ (Bxe4?, Bb3?)
2.Kd1 Sfe3#
1.Bg5 Bxe4 (Bb3?, Bc4+?)
2.Qd1 Sg3#
1.Sf5 Bb3 (Bc4+?, Bxe4?)
2.Kd3 Sf4#
1.Qe7 Sxe7 (Sd6?, Sb6?)
2.Sdf5 (Shf5?, Rf5?) Sc6#
1.Qb5 Sd6 (Sb6?, Sxe7?)
2.Shf5 (Rf5?, Sdf5?) Sxf7#
1.Qd7 Sb6 (Sxe7?, Sd6?)
2.Rf5 (Sdf5?, Shf5?) Sxd7#
Zivko Janevski
Kotelec 1988
Francesco Simoni
feenschach 1988
4th Prize
h2#                         8+3
h2#                         7+10
1.d1S! Re4 (Bc3?, Rc3?)
2.Kxd5 Re6#
1.d1R! Bc3 (Rc3?, Re4?)
2.Kc5 Be5#
1.d1B! Rc3 (Re4?, Bc3?)
2.Ke5 Rc6#
1.Qg2 Bf5 (Bg4?, Se5?)
2.Qxg5 Qf1#
1.Qb5 Bg4 (Se5?, Bf5?)
2.Qxg5 Qf3#
1.Qg4 Se5 (Bf5?, Bxg4?)
2.Qxg5 Sd3#

Spišská borovička - 18th theme tourney



Peter Gvozdják announces already his 18th thematical tourney Spisska Borovicka, competition for all kinds of original problems in 2 moves (#2, =2, h#2, s#2, r=2 etc...) and showing one of the CYCLONE themes. In addition, the White correction is required. Twins, more solutions, promoted pieces and any fairy pieces and/or conditions are allowed.
Judge: Peter Gvozdják
There are two ways of entering:
1. You may send the entry by e-mail to Peter Gvozdják at atelier2pg@netax.sk. In that case the entry should be received latest on July 15th.
2. You may also give your problems at Wageningen congress personally to Peter Gvozdják. In that case he should receive your entry before Friday August 4th, 2006, 9.30 A.M.
Closing date: 4.8.2006
Example:

Peter Gvozdják
original
Chess Composition Microweb
23.4.2006
s2#                         12+9
1.Se5~? (zz)
1...Ke6 a 2.f5+ A Bxf5#
1...Kg6 b 2.Be4+ B Bxe4#
1...Kg4 c 2.Qxd7+ C Bf5#
1...d3!
1.Sd3! (zz)
1...Ke6 a 2.Be4 B Bb1~#
1...Kg6 b 2.Qxd7 C Bb1~#
1...Kg4 c 2.f5 A Bb1~#

Becherovka -7th theme tourney



Theme: fairy reflexmate or semi-reflexmate (at least one fairy piece and/or condition is required) with at least two model mates.
Judge: Michal Dragoun
Prizes : Bottles of Becherovka
Entries (with composer’s address; the full results will be sent to all participants in August) should be given to Michal Dragoun by 3rd August, 22:00 hrs.
Closing date: 3.8.2006
Example:

Nils Adrian Bakke
feenschach 1997
r2#                         2+2
Andernach Chess
1.Qg5 ?
1... Kb6 2.Qxg6=bQ Qe8#
1... Ka7 !
1.Kb8 !
1... g5 2.Qxg5=bQ Qd8#

Grappa - 4th theme tourney



Theme - h2# with reciprocal captures: in one phase a white piece A captures a black piece B; in another phase the black piece B captures the white piece A. The captures may occur on the first or on the second move. At least two phases are required (set play, twins, multiple solutions, duplex) but Zeropositions are not allowed. No fairy pieces or conditions.
Judge: Francesco Simoni
Prizes : Bottles of Grappa
Entries (computer-tested, printed or drawn on diagrams with full solution) to Francesco Simoni by Wednesday, 2nd of August, 21.00.
Closing date: 2.8.2006
Example:

Francesco Simoni
Original
h2#                         4+9
1.Rd4 Sxd3 2.e2 Re5#
1.Sxe5 Rh4 2.Qd3 Rf4#

Moskovskaya Matreshka - 7th theme tourney



Theme: h2# - In the twin(s) the places of white king and another white piece or pawn are exchanged.
Judges: Valery Gurov & Vladimir Priklonsky
Hand over your compositions to Valery Gurov or Vladimir Priklonskiy during the congress by Wednesday, 2nd of August, 10.00 PM.
Closing date: 2.8.2006
Example:

Valery Gurov
Original
h2#                         6+9
wKb3<-->wPg5
A: 1.Qxh6 g6 2.Qf4 Kc2#
B: 1.Qxa3 b4 2.Qd3 Kg4#

Vodka theme tourney



Andrey Selivanov announces thematic Vodka-Tourney
Theme : 2#, 3#, n#, studies, hn#, sn# Position – aristocrat (only figures, without white and black pawn)
Judge: Andrey Selivanov
Prizes: Russian vodka and souvenirs of “The Urals Problemist”
Hand over your compositions to Wednesday, 2nd of August, (22,00) in room A.Selivanov (WIR –hotel)
Closing date: 2.8.2006
Example:

G.Egorov, A.Olejnik
The Urals problemist 2006
h5#                         2+4
1.Qh5+ Kg7 2.Kf5 Kg8
3.Kg6 Sg5 4.Kh6 Kh8
5.Rg6 Sf7#
1.Kf5+ Kh7 2.Rh6+ Kg8
3.Kg6 Kf8 4.Kh7 Kf7
5.Qh8 Sg5#

Ukrainian Folk Crafts - 8th theme tourney



Theme: h2# in twin form [2 twin positions – a) and b)]. In both, Black has only one piece (A) besides the King. The twin b) is formed by shifting piece A to another square or by removing it and adding a different black piece B on the same or on a different square. The solution of a) is set play in b).
Judges: Yevgen Reytsen & Natalia Kucherenko
The prizes are products of the Artistic Ceramics Opishnia Plant; vases bearing chess symbols.
Computer-tested entries on diagrams with full solution to Y. Reytsen or N. Kucherenko by Wednesday, August 2, 10:00.
Closing date: 2.8.2006
Example:

Andrey Selivanov
1st Prize Poltava 2006
h2#                         7+2
B: bQa2
A: 1.Sb4 0-0-0 + 2.Ke2 Sd4#
B: 1... 0-0-0 + 2.Ke2 Sd4#
1.Qd5 Ra3+ 2.Ke4 Re3#
1.Qa3 f3 2.Ke3 Rxa3#

Romanian Tzuica - 4th theme tourney



Theme: Help-selfmates (hs#n) with Dentist theme. All fairy conditions and pieces are allowed.
Definitions: In a help-selfmate problem in "n" moves (denoted hs#n), White starts and Black collaborates with White in order to reach a position of s#1 (selfmate in one move) at move "n" (the last move).
Dentist theme : A black piece A indirectly unpins a white unit B. Then B moves and forces A to deliver a battery mate.
Judges: Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber
Prizes: Bottles of Tzuica
Hand over your compositions to Wednesday 2 August in the evening
Closing date: 2.8.2006
Example:

Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber
StrateGems 2005
hs2#                         3+4
1.Rxe5 Sh4
the black Knight indirectly
unpins the white Queen
2.Qf5+ Sxf5#
wQ moves and the created
black battery delivers mate.
1.Re8 Bh2
the black Bishop indirectly
unpins the white Queen
2.Qxf3+ Bf4#
wQ moves and the created
black battery delivers mate.

5 Days Composing Tourney for Joints



The tourney is open only to congress participants.
All entries must be Joints by 2 (or more) composers from different countries.
There are 2 sections:The tourney is open only to congress participants.
A: Mate in 3 moves - Judges: Hans Schogt and Piet le Grand
B: Helpmate in 2 moves - Judges: Peter van der Heuvel and Johan de Boer
In both sections, fairy pieces and fairy conditions are not allowed.
The theme in both sections:
On his first move, Black removes a piece from a square adjacent to his King. On his 2nd move, Black plays another piece to that square and this is exploited by White as an obstruction.
Entries in the mailbox by Wednesday 2 August 24.00 hrs.
Closing date: 2.8.2006
Examples:

Piet le Grand
Scheme
Piet le Grand
Scheme
3#                         5+8
h2#                         2+4
1.Kxh5! tempo
1... b5 2.Kxh6 Rb6 3.Sc5#
(2... Rb8 3.Sxb8#)
1.Ba5 Se4 2.Rb6 Sc5#

9th SABRA theme tourney



An orthodox H#2 is required with the following theme:
In a 2 phase H#2, the lines of two black pieces, A and B, are interfered with, so that in phase 1, a black piece interferes with A and a white piece interferes with B, and in phase 2, a black piece interferes with B and a white piece interferes with A. The interferences in phase 2, when compared to phase 1 should not occur on the same lines but on different lines belonging to any of the pieces interfered with (A and B). An opposite direction of a line belonging to the same piece is considered a different line.
Judge: Menachem Witztum
Prizes: One bottle of SABRA - the liqueur of Israel for your enjoyment, and two bottles of selected Israeli liqueurs.
Entries should be submitted to Paz Einat until Wednesday 2/8/2006 at 19:00.
Closing date: 2.8.2006
Example:

Menachem Witztum
3rd Honourable Mention
Problem-Echo 1-2/2005
Menachem Witztum
h2#                         6+13
B: +bSe4
h2#                         4+11
A: 1.Be4 Bd4 2.Rdd6 Rf8#
B: 1.Bf6 Bc5 2.Re5 Ra3#
1.Seg6 Sf3 2.Re7 Rd1#
1.Rd7 Rg7 2.Shg6 Sxf7#

Champagne tourney



For the first time, the Champagne Tourney is devided into 2 sections (with separate awards) :
A) Proof Games
B) Any other kind of Retro problems
The theme in both sections : Tempo play by a promoted piece.
Judge: Michel Caillaud
Fairies allowed in both sections.
There will be (only) one bottle per section for the first place.
Maximum 2 entries per composer per section.
Maximum 1 non-computer tested entry per composer in section A.
Entries to Michel Caillaud by 2nd August 20.00
Closing date: 2.8.2006
Example:

Michel Caillaud
Gianni Donati -50, 2002-03
Commendation
Michel Caillaud
Scheme
SPG 8.0                         15+14
- 2 & #1 type Proca        4+2
Anticirce
1.b4 f5 2.b5 Kf7
3.b6 Kf6 4.b×c7 b6
5.c×b8=D Dc7 6.Db7 Df4
7.Dc7 d6 8.Db8 T×b8
1.c7×Lb8[wLc1]?
and 1.c8=D+ but 1... g4+!
1.Lc1×Pe3[wLc1]! (tempo)
g7,g6-g5 2.c7×Lb8(Lc1)
and 1.c8=D#.

Jubilee tourney Evgenij Shapovalov - 65

2# - theme free - Judge: Evgenij Shapovalov
3# - theme free - Judge: Evgenij Shapovalov
2 copies of each problem is required on diagrammes.
Send to: 454008 Tcheljabinsk, a/ja 1397, Russia
Closing date: 1.8.2006


Jubilee tourney Jurij Gorbatenko - 60

2# - theme free - Judge: Valerij Shanshin
3# - with model mates - Judge: Jurij Gorbatenko
n# - theme free - Judge: Aleksandr Feoktistov
sn# - theme free - Judge: Andrey Selivanov
h2# - theme free - Judge: V. Nefedov
h3# - theme free - Judge: Boris Shorohov
2 copies of each problem is required on diagrammes.
Send to: 454008 Tcheljabinsk, a/ja 1397, Russia
Closing date: 1.8.2006


Tourney Der Standard 1000th Chess problem

In anticipation of the publication of the 1000th chess problem in its chess column (to be published in 2006) the Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard announces a tourney for orthodox moremovers.
n5#-10# - maximum of 16 pieces, in the logical or strategic style
If an entry has been checked by means of a computer program, C+ should be added to the solution. Maximum three problems per composer.
Judge: Klaus Wenda
First prize 100 Eur in cash, with further prizes at the judge´s discretion.
Entries - two copies, with composer´s solution and comment.
Send to: Schach&Spiele, Michel Ehn, Gumpendorferstrasse 60, A-1060 Wien, Austria
Closing date: 31.7.2006


Tourney for longest help-stalemate

1. The goal is to reach a certain position in the longest number of moves with the series help-stalemate rules. That is, black plays n moves, then white plays one move, and the resulting position is a stalemate for the black king. The solutions must be unique.

2. In the Initial position: the kings cannot be in check, no prise en passant capture, or castling is possible.

3. Only orthodox pieces are accepted. 8x8 board only.

4. If there is a unique solution in exactly n moves, there cannot be solutions in less than n moves (it is possible, yes!).

5. Here are the categories:
a) a category for the best solution with promoted pieces.
b) a category for the best solution without promoted pieces (in the initial position that is, one can promote during the course of the solution).
c) a category for the best solutions without promoted pieces (again, one can promote during the course of the solution), for each total number of pieces in the initial position. That is, this category will have as many rankings as there are possibilities of number of pieces ending in the final position.
All initial positions must be legal under the rules of chess.

6. To decide the ranking of the different solutions, here is the order of preferences:
a) More moves, the better.
b) Less total pieces (white + black), the better.
c) Less promoted pieces, the better (category a) ).
d) Date of sending the solution.
e) In the very improbable case where all are the same, one gives a number to the position as follow: pawn=1, bishop & knight=3, rook=5, queen=9, and the less is the better.
f) A pistol duel like in the old times... :-) just kidding, just kidding, it will hopefully not get to that...

7. On the 1st of June at 00:00, I will present the position which must be attained.

8. Before that date, I myself try to find good answers for each category. During the tournament, I will just say if a solution found by a competitor is better, equal, or worse than what I found (I will not search anymore after the 1st of June). I thought at first to give all my results, but that would give too many clues I think, and we (I) do not want that... ;-) Thus, just the clues of knowing how it compares with my findings, this would permit me to participate virtually, and tougher for you to find. Of course it means I will receive much more mails, but ok, I accept that...

9. In order to figure in the ranking of the category a), one must attain at least 35 moves, for category b), 30 moves.

Computers Implication
1. Computers are only allowed in order to test the validity of a solution, that is to make it C+. Programs like Popeye and WinChloë are ok.
2. During the course of the tournament, computers are not allowed to be used for composing (that is, to "solve" or find good solutions). It is only allowed after the tournament, even being desirable in order to see what was missed by the humans.
3. I will only accept C+ solutions. As this kind of problems are fast to check with the computer, it should not pose a problem to do so. The only exception is if one does not have a computer. The reason being that I may well get flooded with solutions and I do not have time to check them all.

Schedule
The tournament will last for 2 months.
Start: 1st of June @ 00:00 (GMT+1)
End: 31st of July @ 23:59 (GMT+1)

No exceptions. If one sends a solution on the 1st of August, at 00:00 (GMT+1), it will not be accepted.
Prizes
150€ to the 1st in Category A.
150€ to the 1st in Category B.
100€ to the first competitor who surpasses my records for both Category A and B.

The web page of this tourney
Send to: Itamar Faybish i_faybish@hotmail.com
Closing date: 31.7.2006


Memorial tourney Mihal Olariu

hn# - n>4, theme free, twins allowed, without fairies.
Judge: ?
Send to: Valeriu Petrovici, C.P: 77-09 cod 03.3290 Bucuresti, Romania
Closing date: 31.7.2006


15th Thematic tourney Phenix

All kind of problems using the condition Circe martien (Mars Circe). Pieces and other fairy conditions are allowed.
Judge: Didier Innocenti
Send to: Christian Poisson, 17 rue de la Porte Gellée, F-44200 Nantes, France
christian.poisson@free.fr
Closing date: 31.7.2006


Jubilee tourney Václav Kotěšovec - 50



Association of Czech problemists announces jubilee tourney Václav Kotěšovec - 50 with theme:
Fairy problems with Grasshoppers only, other kind of fairy pieces is not allowed (orthodox pieces of course are allowed, royal grasshoppers are allowed, but rookhopper or bishophopper not allowed). Any stipulations and any other fairy conditions are allowed.
Judge: Václav Kotěšovec
Send to: Michal Dragoun, Kettnerova 1939/3, 155 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic
m.dragoun@centrum.cz
Closing date: 29.7.2006


Jubilee tourney Vladimir Shumarin - 65

2# - miniatures
Compositions no more than three from author, in duplicate everyone.
Judge: Vladimir Shumarin
Send to: Vladimir Shumarin, P.O. 9, 115487 Moscow-487, Russia
Closing date: 16.7.2006


Springaren summer tourney

All compositions including the move e2-e4 check mate! (used in a crime novel by Hakan Nesser)
Judge: Rolf Uppström
Send to: Rolf Uppström, Godhemsgatan 24 C,SE-41468 Göteborg, Sweden
rolf.uppstrom@springaren.se
Closing date: 15.7.2006


1st Thematic tourney Problemesis

Twins of the type:
a) sd-auto=m by Black (Black plays m series moves to reach a position where he is stalemate.)
b) sh=n, with n>=m (Black plays n series moves then White moves to stalemate Black.)
The solution of a) must not be the beginning of the solution of b), i.e. White has no move to keep the stalemate position of a). Fairy pieces and conditions are allowed. Multi-solutions and other twins are not allowed.
Judge: Pascal Wassong
Send to: christian.poisson@free.fr
Closing date: 30.6.2006
Examples:


Pascal Wassong
F473 Problemesis 2005
Pascal Wassong
F474 Problemesis 2005
sd-auto=7 by Black        6+4
B: sh=7
sd-auto=1 by Black        4+4
B: sh=11
a) 1.K×e7 2.K×f8 3.Kg7 4.Kh6
5.Kh5 6.Kh4 7.h5 auto=
b) 1.h5 2.h4 3.h3 4.h2 5.h1Q
6.Qh2 7.Qd6 B×d6=
a) 1.h2 auto=
b) 1.Kh2 2.Kg3 3.Kf4 4.Ke5
5.K×d6 6.Ke5 7.Kf4 8.Kg3
9.Kh2 10.Kh1 11.h2 d6=

Tourney Csák - Majoros 2006

Of the occasion of the 15th anniversary of thr death of the Hungarian chessproblem composer Dénes Géczi, János Csák and Béla Majoros are jointly organizing a chess problem composing competition.
Originals are invited in the following categories.
s5-10# - theme free
h3# - theme free
Judge: János Csák
Send to: Béla Majoros, Kossuth ut. 8, Bakonyoszlop, H-8418 Hungary
Closing date:
30.6.2006


Memorial tourney C.M. Bent

Studies - theme free
Judges: David Friedgood, John Roycroft, Timothy Whitworth
Send to: Adam Sobey, c/o 12 Allee Drive, Liphook, Hants GU30 7YD
Closing date: 30.6.2006


NONA 2006

The Georgian Chess Club NTN (Nona, Tigran, Nana) announces an International Composing Blitz Tourney (studies) NONA 2006, which is enclosed in program of chess festival in honour of IGM Nona Gaprindashvili.
No set theme. Are nominated prizes, honourable and commendation mentions. The prize fund – 1000 Lari (Lari=0,55$).
(The format of studies: Simple text, Word, PDF, PGN, CBH, CBF).
The award of tourney will be published in web site http://akobia.com or http://akobia.geoweb.ge (also, will be sent to participants by e-mail)
Judge: Yuri Akobia
Send to: geochess@geo.net.ge
Closing date:
20.6.2006

Memorial tourney Alexander Hildebrand

Springaren annouced Alexander Hildebrands MT in two sections :
Studies - theme free
Judge: Pauli Perkonoja
Selfmates - 3-20 moves, with at least two solutions
Judge: Alexandr Azhusin
Prize fund 1000 Eur
Send to: Indrek Aunver, Ymergatan 6a, SE-75325 Uppsala, Sweden
indrek@algonet.se
Closing date: 15.6.2006

StrateGems Thematic Tourney

In order to promote Help-compel Mates, StrateGems announces a thematic tourney for problems from 1,5 to 4 moves in two sections:
a) Problems without fairy pieces and conditions
b) Problems with fairy pieces or fairy conditions (or both)
Judge: Petko A. Petkov
The award will be published in SG 36/2006. When sending entries indicate C+ or C-.
Send to: Mike Prcic, 2613 Northshore Lane, Westlake Village, CA 91361-3318, USA
mike@strategems.org
Closing date: 1.6.2006

Memorial tourney Jan Hannelius

Suomen Tehtäväniekat announces an International Composing Tourney to commemorate PCCC Honorary President Jan Hannelius, who died on 7th March 2005.
The theme of the tourney is Hannelius theme:
1.X ? (2.A#) a !
1.Y ? (2.B#) b !
1.Z ! a/b 2.B/A#
The tourney is divided into two sections:
Orthodox problems (n#, hn#, sn#, rn#)
Judge: Kari Valto
Other problem types
Judge: Marko Ylijoki
Send to: Hannu Sokka, Kastuntie 47 B 20, 20300 Turku, Finland
Closing date: 1.6.2006


Memorial tourney Drago Biscan

Croatian Chess Federation Board of Problem Chess announces the Drago Biscan Memorial Tourney for h#2-4 with Black on move.
Theme: mixed tempo moves (W and B) in one of more phases.
One or more solutions, twins, variants, set-play are allowed, but no zeropositions.
Judge: Zvonimir Hernitz
Send to: Darko Nesek, Jurja Ves 31, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Closing date: 31.5.2006
Example:

Chris Feather
Orbit 2004
1st Prize
h2#                         6+5
1.Rg4 Kd3 2.Rf4 Sd7#
(1.Rg3 fxg3 2.??? Sd7#)
1. Rg5 hxg5 2.h4 Sd3#
(1.Rg6 ??? 2. Rf6 Sd3#)

Wola Gulowska - 2006

2# - Judge : Leopold Szwedowski
3# - Judge : Jan Rusinek
s2# - Judge : Kazimierz Strzala
h2# - Judge : Wladyslaw Rosolak
s2# - with Leo, Pao,Vao - Judge : Janusz Skrzek
Send to: Dom Kultury - Pomnik Czynu, Bojowego Kleeberczyków, 21-481 Wola Gulowska, Poland
wgdk@interia.pl
Closing date:
15.5.2006


Jubilee tourney Aleksandr Azhusin - 55



The tourney is divided into three sections:
sn# - logical problems
sn# - strategic problems
sn# - problems with model mates
Judge : Aleksandr Azhusin
Send to: Aleksandr Azhusin, St. 2-ya Silikatnaya 2/21, kv.3, 70019 Tver, Russia
azhusin@mail.ru
Closing date:
9.5.2006


Memorial tourney Nikolay Glinski

3# - theme free
Judge: N. Pletenev
Send to: N. Pletenev, Sverdlovsk region, 624140 Kirovograd, St. Dekabristov 17, kv. 1, Russia
Closing date: 1.5.2006


Memorial tourney Azat Sadykov

Studies - theme free
Judge: Sergey Osincev
Send to: Sergey Osincev, 620143 Ekaterinburg, a/ya 331, Russia
Closing date: 1.5.2006


Memorial tourney Elisey Lebedkin - 70

3# - theme free
Judge: Valeri Shavyrin
Send to: Valeri Shavyrin, 620109 Ekaterinburg, St. Kraulya 56, kv. 87, Russia
Closing date: 1.5.2006


Memorial tourney Marsil Gafarov - 70

n# - theme free
h2# - theme free
sn# - theme free
Judge: Valeri Kirillov
Send to: Valeri Kirillov, Sverdlovsk region, 624992 Serov, St. Lenina 142, kv. 34, Russia
Closing date: 1.5.2006


Jubilee tourney Vladimir Poponin - 50

2# - theme free
Judge: Vladimir Poponin
Send to: Vladimir Poponin, Sverdlovsk region, 624140 Kirovograd, St. Mamina-Sibiryaka 3, kv.61, Russia
Closing date: 1.5.2006


Jubilee tourney Valeri Kirillov - 55

3# - theme free
h3#-hn# - theme free
sn# - meredith - theme free
Judge: Valeri Kirillov
Send to: Valeri Kirillov, Sverdlovsk region, 624992 Serov, St. Lenina 142, kv. 34, Russia
Closing date: 1.5.2006


Jubilee tourney Vladimir Zheltonozhko - 64

2# - miniatures - theme free
3# - theme free
sn# - theme free
Judge: Vladimir Zheltonozhko
Send to: Vladimir Zheltonozhko, 620100 Ekaterinburg, St. Tkatchey 8, kv. 10, Russia
Closing date: 1.5.2006


Tourney First Saturday

H2# with the following feature: in position (B) a white units is replaced by a similar black units or vice versa.
Judge: József Pásztor
Send to: Arpád Molnár, Kartacs ut. 12, 1/12, H-1139 Budapest, Hungary
Closing date: 30.4.2006
Example:

Arpád Molnár
Hungarian Chess
Composing Commision
TT 1999
1st Honourable Mention
h2#                         6+6
B: black Sc4
A:
1.Rb6 Rc2 2.Kc6 Sa5#
B:
1.Ka5 Rf5 2.Sb6+ Bc3#

Memorial tourney Attila Schneider

On the occasion of the anniversary of the death of the International Master Attila Schneider, who passed away on July 7th 2003 shortly after having introduced a new and cooperative method of asses-sing endgame studies into the tourney practice, we are initiating a new endgame study tourney in his remembrance.
Only one study may be submitted by each participant in this tourney - competition entries may be written by a single person or in cooperation with another participant. The theme is free. Works have to be submitted to the tourney director Gerhard Josten nc-jostenge@netcologne.de by email until April 30th 2006 as pgn file. Questions and answers concerning the tourney will be published on this website http://www.mynetcologne.de/~nc-jostenge/Schneider.htm/ anonymously. Later on the result of the tourney will be published there as well. The tourney language is English.
Harold van der Heijden has kindly volunteered to examine the submitted studies for anticipations. His results will be shown on this website http://www.mynetcologne.de/~nc-jostenge/Schneider.htm/. After this examination the submitted studies will be sent to the participants in anonymous form until May 31th 2006 for their assessment. All participants will have to rate each of the studies submitted by the other participants along a scale of 1 - 20 points and to send their result until June 30th 2006 to the tourney director. 20 points are the maximum. Cooperating teams have to come to an agreement about their Judgement. Other anticipations may also be reported by the participants for a publication.
There is the rigoros rule that an average of exactly 10 points has to be distributed among all studies. Example: If 12 studies have to be assessed then exactly 120 points have to be divided. If a rating doesn´t occurs in time or exactly, the study concerned and the author will be ostracized.
The evaluation starts with the deletion of the highest and lowest rating of a study, followed by a calculation of the average of all remaining ratings. The study with the maximum average rate of points wins the tourney. In case of equivalence the study submitted first takes precedence. The publication of the final result will take place on July 7th 2006 in memory of Attila Schneider. We are putting prices of 100, 50 and 25 Euro. In case of less than 10 participants we reserve the right to reduce the prices.
Gerd Wilhelm Hörning and Gerhard Josten
Judge: Hans Peter Rehm
Closing date: 30.4.2006


Die Schwalbe 196th TT - Memorial tourney Alois Johandl

Die Schwalbe announces the Alois Johandl Memorial Tourney for orthodox logical or strategic problems in 5-12 moves.
Judge: Hans Peter Rehm
Send to: Dr. Klaus Wenda, Rasumofskygasse 28, A1030 Wien, Austria
klaus.wenda@chello.at
Closing date: 30.4.2006


Jubilee tourney Viktor Volchek - 40

2# - theme free
Judge - Nikolaj Belchikov
3# - theme free
Judge - Viktor Volchek
4-6# - theme free
Judge - Aleksandr Bulavka
h3# - theme free
Judge - Viktor Zaitsev
s3# - theme free
Judge - Viktor Volchek
Send to: Viktor Zaitsev, 1-Tekhnicheskaja, 60, 8, Gomel, 246013, Belarus
vvz55@mail.ru or
ViktorVolchek@tut.by
Closing date: 17.4.2006


Memorial tourney Friedrich Chlubna

The Austrian Chess Federation, in conjunction with the magazine Schach-Aktiv, announces an International Composing Tourney, to commemorate the life of the composer and author Friedrich Chlubna, who died on 6th January 2005. The tourney will be in two sections:
h2# - with precisely 3 thematically related solutions. Problems with 4 or more solutions are not acceptable. No set theme.
Two copies of each entry should be sent, on printed or stamped diagrams.
Judge: Chris. J. Feather
Send to: Helmut Zajic, Parkgasse 5/5, 1140 Wien, Austria
3# - No set theme.
Two copies of each entry should be sent, on printed or stamped diagrams.
Judge: Michael Keller
Send to: Alexander Zidek, Große Sperlgasse 28/4, 1020 Wien, Austria
The composer of the 1st prizewinning problem in each section will receive a cash prize of EUR 100. There will be an additional fund of EUR 200 in each section, with prizes in the form of books.
Closing date: 15.4.2006 (this would have been Chlubna's 60th birthday)


The 3rd Belgrade Internet Composing tourney

The 3rd Belgrade Problem Chess Festival (14-16. April 2006) contains one solving and two composing tourneys. The overall winner of the Festival will be announced April 16th among problemists who participate in at least one composing and the solving tourney.
Contact person for those willing to come to the Festival:
Marjan Kovačević, Vukova 6, 11080 Zemun, Serbia & Montenegro. Phone ++381-11-2610-374
marjan@verat.net or makovacevic@politika.co.yu
The composing tourneys are open to all. Those composers who come to Belgrade will receive the Award in the Festival Bulletin during the closing ceremony. All other will receive it by e-mail.
Each composer may send two problems in each section, but only one of his problems per group may appear in the Award. The other one would serve as a reserve and would be free for publishing after the Festival.
There is one month for composing, from March 5th (the date of announcement) to April 5th (the dead-line for sending by e-mail).
Problems with complete solutions, should be sent by e-mail till 5. April 2006 to the neutral judge Branislav Djurašević bdjuras@vin.bg.ac.yu
Both themes were proposed by IGM Živko Janevski who will be the judge of both tourneys.
Here are the thematic conditions:

A) Twomovers (#2)

Thematic condition: Unpinning of a black piece (A) in the solution and in at least one try, with at least one changed mate after a move (x) of the unpinned black piece A. Both ways of unpinning are accepted: direct and indirect.
Example:
Živko Janevski
Original
2#                         7+5
1.Qf1? (2.Qh3#)
1... Sxe5 (x) 2.fxe5#(A)
1... Sxf4 (y) 2.Qxf4#(B)
1... Sf2 !
1.Qb8! (2.Qf8#)
1... Sxe5 (x) 2.Qxe5#(C)
1... Sxf4(y) 2.Rxf4#(D)
Thematic defences are
1... Sxe5(x) and 1... Sxf4(y).
Sd3 is the thematic piece A.
One thematic defense is
minimal requirement.

B) Helpmate twomovers (h#2)

Thematic condition: In his first move Black captures a white line-piece (Queen, Rook or Bishop) in order to unguard a square for the second black move made by King. Additional condition: the thematic white line is masked in the initial position by some white piece. This white piece plays in the first move and only than the effect of the thematic unguard becomes obvious Twins are allowed, but Zero positions, twins with more than one change, and fairy pieces are not allowed. It is allowed to use twin with an exchange of places of two pieces, and a twin in which one piece comes to the place of another (See Example No. 2).
Chris Feather
Moultings 1990
Chris Feather
W. A. Zeitung 1977
h2#                         5+6
b) Be7->d6
h2#                         5+9
b) Sf5->e3
a)
1.Bxb2 (unguards e5)
1... Ke3 (white thematic move)
2.Ke5 Rxb5#
b)
1.Rxb4 (unguards e4)
1... Kc5 (white thematic move)
2.Ke4 Dc2#
a)
1.Sxh4 (Sd4?) Qxe5
2.Kc4 Bf1#
b)
1.Sxg2 (Sd5?) Qd3+
2.Kc6 Rh6#

Tourney Serock 2006

The Organizing Comittee of Polish Championship in Chess Problem Solving Serock-2006 announces the competition in following section:
Orthodox selfmates - s3#
Orthodox helpmates - h2,5#
Judge: Waldemar Tura
Free theme in both sections. Zeropositions not allowed.
Three medals in the sections.
Send to: Osrodek Sportu i Rekreacji w Serocku, Poltuska 47, 05-140 Serock, Polland
serock2006@wp.pl
Closing date: 1.4.2006


22° T.T. Scacchi e Scienze Applicate

Theme:
#2 tempo problems in which the key and two or more tries are by the same white piece. The threat must be different in each try.
Judge: Francesco Simoni
Send to: Francesco Simoni, Via Bellinzona 22, I-40135 Bologna, Italia
fsimoni@interfree.it
Closing date: 31.3.2006
Example:

Francesco Simoni
Scacco 1990
Commendtion
2#                         8+8
1.Ba3 ? (2.Sc7#) 1... d3 !
1.Bxd4 ? (2.Dxe5#) 1... e4 !
1.Ba1 ! zugzwang
1... d3 2.Dxe5#
1... e4 2.Sc7#

Jubilee tourney Harri Hurme - 60

Theme:
Orthodox three mover direct mate, selfmate or helpmate (in 2.5 moves) showing complete block, i.e. set play is ready for all black moves.
Judge: Harri Hurme
Prizes: 100-300 euros depending on general level.
Send to: Neal Turner, Vanha Hämeenkyläntie 26 A, FI-00390 Helsinki, Finland
nealturnerfinland@hotmail.com
Closing date: 31.3.2006
Example:


Jubilee tourney Zlatko Mihajloski - 60

h2#, studies - theme free
Judge: Zlatko Mihajloski
Send to: Boško Milošeski, Petar Acev 27/2-8, MK-1000 Skopje, Macedonia
bmiloseski@yahoo.co.uk
vratnica64@yahoo.com
Closing date: 15.3.2006


Theme tourney The Problemist

Theme tourney is proposed, for orthodox helpmates of any kind and length, in which there is a wQ present (at least for a time in each phase) which makes no move. The presence of the Q must be essential, in that if she were removed or replaced by another unit the relevant phase of the problem would be unsound. There will be two sections:
A: there is a wQ on the board in the diagram position, but she remains static throughout the solution(s);
B: at least one wQ arises in the course of the solution but does not leave the promotion square.

In each case, the more opportunities to move that the wQ has, the better. Such opportunities may arise in three ways:
(a) the more moves by White where the Q remains static, the better;
(b) the higher the percentage of white moves where the wQ remains static, the better (this percentage may be less than 100%, if the Q arises through promotion or is captured during the play);
(c) the greater scope the wQ has for movement each time, the better.
Judge: Hans Gruber
Send to: Mirko Degenkolbe, Schwanefelder Straße 1b, D-08393 Meerane, Germany
Pontius_Pilatus@t-online.de
Closing date: 28.2.2006
Example:


Harri Hurme
1st Prize Apu 1962
Harri Hurme
The Problemist 1985
3#                         7+7
s3#                         9+3
B: Sb5 -> e8
1... d3 2.Kf4 Kd4 3.Qe4#
1.Qg5 ! zugzwang
1... d3 2.Sc7+ Kc5 3.Qe3#
1... Ke6 2.Sc7+ Kf7 3.Qg7#
1... Ke4 2.Sxb4
Modelmates, but only two.
This was a newcomer
tournament.
1... Qxb3 2.Sc4+ Kc6 3.Qf3+
Qxf3#
A: 1.Td7+ !
1... Ke6 2.Sxd4+ Kf6 Qf1+
Qxf1#
B: 1.h4 !
1... Qxb3 2.Rd7+ Ke6 3.Qh3+
Qxh3#
three model mates
Harri Hurme
original ST 2005
h2,5#                         9+6
1... Kf4 2.Kxd4 Sg4 3.Sh3#
1... Sf2~ 2.Lh4 Sf2,f2 3.Lg5#
1... d3 2.Kc3 d2 3.Lxd2#
1.Se2 d3 2.Kc3 dxe2 3.Ld2#
Note the w/b move
notation, please.
Mirko Degenkolbe
Czech republic-Sachsen
1999-2001
2nd Place
Mirko Degenkolbe
Reinhardt Fiebig
Alfred Berssenbrügge
Die Schwalbe 1999
h2#                         9+9
B: Ka1 <--> Rh1
h9#                         4+4
A:
1.exd1S+ Be2 2.Sxc3 0-0#
B:
1.exf1B+ Se3 2.Bxh3 0-0-0#
1... Kg2 2.Bg7 Kf3 3.Be5 Ke4
4.Bf4 gxf4 5.Kb4 fxg5 6.Kc5 g6
7.Kd6 g7 8.Ke6 g8Q+ 9.Kf6 g5#
Reinhardt Fiebig
Mirko Degenkolbe
Aurel Karpati
Magyar Sakkelet 1956
2nd Prize
h6#                         3+1
h3#                         7+9
1.Kb8 f4 2.Kc7 f5 3.Kd6 f6
4.Ke5 f7 5.Kf6 f8Q 6.Kg6 Bf5#
1.Kc3 e8B 2.Kc4 Bd7 3.Kd5 Be6#
1.Kc3 e8S 2.Kb4 Sc7 3.Ka5 Sd5#
1.Ke3 e8R 2.Kf4 Re7 3.Kg5 Re4#
Fadil Abdurahmanovič
Phenix 1997
h4#                         4+2
1.Bxe5+ Kf8 2.Ke4 g7
3.Kf5 g8Q 4.Kf6 Qg6#

Jubilee tourney Imants Dulbergs - 70

Logical moremovers with 4-7 moves
Judge: Imants Dulbergs
Send to: Juris Grudulis, Dzelzavas 90-32, LV-1082 Riga, Latvija
Closing date: 6.2.2006


19th TT Chess Composition Microweb

Chess Composition Microweb announces formal theme tourney for fairy helpmates in any number of moves (h#n) having at least two phases (two solutions, twins, set play + solution, duplex, ...). Both sides should have at least one fairy piece of type X. The first moves of all phases by both sides should be played by fairy pieces of type X. Any other fairy pieces and/or an fairy conditions are allowed.
Judge - Juraj Brabec
Send to: juraj.lorinc@bigfoot.com
Closing date: 2.2.2006


Jubilee tourney Velimir Kalandadze - 70

The GEORGIAN Commission of Chess Composition announces an International Composing Tourney (studies) "V.Kalandadze-70", which is dedicated to jubilee of international master Velimir Kalandadze.
The tourney includes two sections:
Main section - The studies with any pieces (no set theme)
Special section - The "Rooks" studies (using the rooks and pawns only)
Judge - Velimir Kalandadze
Are nominated prizes, honourable and commendation mentions.
The prizes - books of Velimr Kalandadze
The format of studies: Simple text, Word, PDF, PGN...
Send to: geochess@geo.net.ge
The award of tourney will be published in web sites (also, will be sent to participants by e-mail) http://akobia.com , http://akobia.geoweb.ge
Closing date: 31.1.2006


Internet memorial tourney Drago Biscan

Formal tourney organized by Problem Online with following theme: Pawns in an orthodox twomover
Description of theme:
All of classical pawn-themes (Pickaninny, Albino, Pickabish, promotions, en-passant captures...) and other themes with at least one thematic pawn-move in each phase.
Judge: Josip Varga
problem@problemonline.com
Closing date: 31.1.2006
Examples:


Drago Biscan
Shahmat 1987
Drago Biscan
Sahovski glasnik 1973
2#                         11+11
2#                         9+8
1. e7? dxc6!
1. Kc5? d6+!
1. Qg1? d5+!
1. hxg6? dxe6!
1. Rf6! (2. Sf7#)
1... dxc6 2. Sxc6#
1... d6 2. Bb2#
1... d5 2. exd5#
1... dxe6 2. Rxe6#
Pickaninny in solution
and in refutations!
1. c4? bxc3 e.p.!
1. g4? hxg3 e.p.!
1. e3? Se2!
1. e4! (2. Rf5#)
1... dxe3 e.p. 2. d4#
1... fxe3 e.p. 2. f4#
1... Be6 2. Rxe6#
6 en-passant captures
in a tries and solution.
Branislav Djurasevic
StrateGems 2004
Hrvoje Bartolovic
Nenad Petrovic
JT Argüelles 1963
1st Prize
2#                         11+8
2#                         9+10
1. Rf6! (2. Rf8#)
1... exd6 2. Sexd6#
1... e6 2. h8Q(R)#
1... e5 2. Sg7#
1... exf6+ 2. Sxf6#
Pickaninny, Dalton theme
and check-avoiding key.
1.dxc3? b3! (2. Sc3?)
1.d3? Ra6+! (2. Bxa6?)
1.dxe3? S4e5! (2. Qe3?)
1.fxe3? 4S~! (2. Qe3?)
1.f3? exd5! (2. Bxg5?)
1.f4? S6e5! (2. Sf4?)
1.fxg3? Bxg3+!
Solution: 1.d4! (2. Qxg4#)
1... Ra6+ 2. Bxa6#
1... 4S~ 2. Qxe3#
1... Sf4 2. Sxf4#
Two Albinos in tries and key
of solution.
6 pawn-obstructions
in the tries. "Repertoir-task".
H. G. M. Weenink
Good Companions 1917
J. Opdenoordt
Good Companion 1917
4th Prize
2#                         4+3
2#                         4+3
1... c6 2.Qe5#
1... c5 2.Qd7#
1. Qc4! (2. Qxc7#)
1... Bc6 2.Qb4#
1... c6 2.Qd4#
1... c5 2.Qe6#
(1... Bd5 2.Qxd5#)
Pickabish-interference
and changed mates from
a thematical set-play.
Pawn-selfblocks in both
phases.
1.Qf3! (zz)
1... d1Q 2.Qxf2#
1... d1S 2.Qe2#
1... f1Q 2.Bxd2#
1... f1S 2.Bf2#
(1... Kf1 2.Qxf2#)
4 black promotions in
a miniature
Michel Caillaud
Probleemblad 1985
2nd Prize
Paz Einat
Probleemblad 1978
2#                         6+1
2#                         7+4
1.d8R? (2.Be3# A) Kb6! a
1.d8B? (2.Rh5# B) Kd5! b
1.d8Q? =
1.d8S! (zz)
1... Kb6 a 2.Be3# A
1... Kd5 b 2.Rh5# B
Promotions (AUW)
and Dombrovskis theme
in a miniature.
1.Rb5? (2.Rb6#) 1... Sc4!
1... Qd3 a 2.d8Q# A
1... Qe3 b 2.d8S# B
1.Sb5! (2.Sa7#)
1... Qd3 a 2.d8S# B
1... Qe3 b 2.d8Q# A
Reciprocal change of
promotion-mates in
Meredith setting.
(Unpinning of white
pawn in a battery).
Comins Mansfield
Die Schwalbe 1956
1st Prize
Barry P. Barnes
StrateGems 2002
1st Prize
2#                         10+11
2#                         9+7
1.g3? Sc2!
1.g4? Sxf2!
1.f4? e3!
1.f3! (2.Qe3,Qd1#)
1... Rxf3 2.Qd1#
1... Bxf3 2.Qe3#
1... Rf4 2.Bxb3#
1... Bf4 2.Qxe4#
4 Nowotny-interferences
by 2 white pawns and
Organ-pipes.
Grimshaw-interferences also.
1.bxa4? (zz)
1... Sb5 2.axb5#
1... d5 2.Bxb4#
1... d2, dxc2 2.cxb4#
1... bxc3 2.Bxd6#
1. ... S~!
1.cxb4! (zz)
1... S~ 2.Rxa4#
1... d5 2.b5#
1... d2, dxc2 2.bxa4#
1... axb3 2.Rxa7#
Masked half-battery, changed
mates in two phases.
Reach play realized by pawns.
Jan Valuška
UV ČSZTV 1983
2nd Prize
Michael Keller
Sächsische Zeitung 1985
2nd Prize
2#                         9+7
2#                         13+6
1.Bd3?
1... c2 2.Be2#
1... cxb2 2.Sa5#
1... dxc4!
1. Qxd5?
1... c2 2.Qf3#
1... cxb2 2.Se3#
1... Kc2!
1. Rdb1?
1... Kc2, dxc4 2.Bd1#
1... d1!
1.Se3!
1... c2 2.Sc4#
1... cxb2 2.Qxd5#
1... Kxb2 2.Rdb1#
Zagorujko (3x2) and
Salazar theme.
3 switchbacks.
1.Sxd7?
1... Kxd5 2.Qc6#
1... exd6 2.Sdf6#
1... Rxd5!
1.Sf7?
1... Kxd5 2.Qxc4#
1... Rxd5 2. Sg5#
1... exd6!
1.Sg6?
1... exd6 2.Shf6#
1... Rxd5 2.Sg3#
1... Kxd5!
1.Sxc4! (2.Re5#)
1... Kxd5 2.Sd2#
1... exd6 2. Sxd6#
1... Rxd5 2.f3#
Zagorujko theme; cycle of
defences and refutations.
The same pawn´s move
through the 4 phases.

Jubilee tourney A. Dashkovsky -50

Edition of the newspaper Cherkasky kray and the bulletin of Federation of a chess Cherkasky region declare the international competition of drawing up of problems on helpmates in 3 and more moves, on a theme: not less than in two solutions (in moremovers one is possible), in twins, set play or solution, black king is mated on a field where there was a white piece earlier. (no more than three from the author)
Winners will take monetary prizes and the chess books.
Judge: A. Dashkovsky
Send to: Khreschatyk 251, 18002 Cherkasy, Ukraine
with a mark "Chess competition"
Closing date: 14.1.2006
Example:
A. Dashkovsky
V. Krizhanovsky
Kozatska Shakhivnitsia 2004
h3,5#                         3 + 4
1... Sc3 2.d1B+ S3e2
3.Kb1 Sd3 4.Bc2 Sc3#
1... Sd3 2.Ta2 Sxe5
3.Kc1 Sc3 4.Tc2 Sd3#

Updated by Viktor Syzonenko

Problem on helpmate, theme:
"The Black King receives mate on a square, on which in diagram (face, chart) position there was a white figure. Set plays, solutions, twins - are allowed, zero-position - is not present."
Withou restriction of quantity of problems !
Judges:
Alex N. Dashkovsky - open form
Viktor Syzonenko - close form (anonymous)
Send to: "Shakhovyi konkurs", Khreschatyk 251, 18002 Cherkasy, Ukraine
Closing date: 14.1.2006

The conception A:
The thematic white figure is on a thematic square in diagram (face) position.
Group A1: the thematic white figure departs with sacrifice:
a) to King (example A1a)
b) to no King (example A1b)
Group A2: the thematic white figure departs without sacrifice and then:
a)
Or is blocked black (example A2a)
Or is blocked white (example A2b)
Or once again departs (example A2c)
b)
And mating (examples A2a, A2b, A2c)
Not mating (example A2d)
Example:
A1a
Viktor Syzonenko
Schach 2/1983

A1b
Mykola Nagnybida
Anatoly Vasilenko
4 Place
Kom. champ. USSR, 1991-1992
h4#                         3+7
h3#                         5+9
B) h6=>h2
a) 1.Ke5 Sf6 2.Kxf6 Kxf4
3.Kg6 Lxe6 4.Kh5 Lf7#
b) 1.Ke4 Kxh4 2.Kf3 Lg2+
3.Kxg2 Kg5 4.Kh3 Sxf4#
1.Lh5 Lh6 2.Dxh6 Tf4+
3.Kg5 Sh3#
1.Lf3 Td4 2.Dxd4 Sh1
3.Ke4 Sxg3#
A2a
Viktor Syzonenko
Gazeta Chestochowa
24.05.1989
A2b
Christer Jonsson
Thema Danicum, 1994
3rd Prize
h3#                         4+13
h3#                         5+7
1.Tb5 Lf8 2.De7 Sb4+
3.Kc5 Lxe7#
1.Dd3 Th4 2.Tg4 Se3+
3.Ke4! Txg4#
1...Tc8 2.exd4 Kc7
3.Kc4 Kd6#
1.Tbc3 La7 2.bxc4 Kb6
3.Kd4 Kc6#
A2c
Alex N. Dashkovsky
Vasily V. Krizhanovsky
Kozatska shakhivnytsia
6/2004 Oct
A2d
Vasily V. Krizhanovsky
Mat (Cherkasy)
1/1990 Oct
h3,5#                         3+4
h3#                         4+3
1... Sc3 2.d1B+ S3e2
3.Kb1 Sd3 4.Bc2 Sc3#
1... Sd3 2.Ta2 Sxe5
3.Kc1 Sc3 4.Tc2 Sd3#
B: La5 - h6
a)
1.Td2 Sc2 2.The2 Se3+
3.Ke1 Sd3#
b)
1.Tc2 Sa2 2.Thd2 Sc3+
3.Kc1 Sd3#
(Not a subject of
competition the conception B:
The thematic white figure gets
on a thematic square during
play.)

Jubilee tourney Michail Gershinsky - 70

sn# - theme free - Judge: Jury Gordian
hn# - theme free - Judge: Michail Gershinsky
Send to: Michail Gershinsky, ul. Artema 2-154, 84700 Debalcevo, Ukraine
Closing date: 11.1.2006


Memorial tourney V. Kolpakov

The Krasnodar regional chess federation and edition of the newspaper "Kubansky Novosty" declare competition of drawing up in sections:
2# - free theme
Judge: G.Markovsky
3# - miniatures - free theme
Judge: V.Kozhakin
h2# - theme: "Black the first move unpin a white piece which is actively endowed by the move without a check and a capture"
h3# - theme: "Strategic problem in which mate is given by a pawn "
Judge: V.Medintsev
Prizes are established. Problems in 2 copy, on diagrams with the solution and the comment.
Russia, 350000. Krasnodar, street Pashkovskaja 2, edition of the newspaper "Kubansky Novosty" (with a mark on an envelope - "Chess competition"). Send to: Russia, 350000. Krasnodar, street Pashkovskaja 2, edition of the newspaper "Kubansky Novosty" (with a mark on an envelope - "Chess competition").
Closing date: 1.1.2006


Jubilee tourney Leonid Lyubashevsky - 50

n# - theme free
Judge: Leonid Lyubashevsky
Send to: V. I. Shevchenko, P.O. 5827, 69096 Zaporozhye 96, Ukraine
leonid_lub@yahoo.com
Closing date: 1.1.2006


Jubilee tourney Michael Grushko - 50

fairy - miniature - theme free
All types problems with two fairy conditions, fairy pieces are not allowed
Judge: Michael Grushko
Send to: V. I. Shevchenko, P.O. 5827, 69096 Zaporozhye 96, Ukraine
bargrushko@bezeqint.net
Closing date: 1.1.2006
Example:

Michael Grushko
Problemesis 2004
h3,5=                         2 + 3
Einstein, Sentinelles
1... Qe4=R+ 2.Ke6(+bPe5)
R:d4=Q(+wPe4) 3.Ke7(+bPe6)
Q:c3(+wPd4) 4.Kd6 (+bPe7)
d4:e5=S=
1... Qf3=R 2.d3 R:d3=Q(+wPf3)
3.Kf4(+bPe5) Q:c3(+wPd3)
4.e4 d3:e4=S=
1... Qg2=R 2.c2 R:c2=Q(+wPg2)
3.Kd5(+bPe5) Qd3=R(+wPc2)
4.Ke4(+bPd5) g3=

Memorial tourney Vladimir M. Artchakov

h3# - Judge: Roman Zalokotsky
Prize fund - 3000 R. The mark on diagrams: "Memorial V.Artchakov". Compositions no more than two in the section, in duplicate everyone.
Send to: Newspaper Molodoj, p.o. 148, 400066 Volgograd, Russia
With a mark on an envelope "Shahmaty"
vshz16@yandex.ru
Closing date: 31.12.2005

Die Schwalbe 195th TT - Jubilee tourney Achim Schöneberg - 50

Die Schwalbe announces the Achim Schöneberg - 50-JT for h#2 in three phases (3 solutions or twins). A direct battery is present in the diagram position. In one solution, this battery mates by a move of its front piece. In a second solution, the front piece is exchanged by another front piece; the mate occurs by a move of the substitute front piece (direct or indirect battery). In the 3rd solution, the battery is destroyed by a move of its rear piece; (see example).
Judge: Achim Schöneberg
Send to: Günter Büsing, Weidener Str. 8, D-81737 München, Germany
guenter.buesing@t-online.de
Closing date: 31.12.2005
Example:
Hans-Peter Reich
Achim Schöneberg
Rochade Europa 1977
h2#                         6 + 5
1.b1=S Be5 2.Sd2 d5#
1.c5 e5 2.K:d4 e6#
1.e5 Bf8 2.e:d4 Bb4#

15th Meeting of Solidarity

2# - Judge: Udo Degener
3# - Judge: Živko Janevski
s2-5# - Judge: Diyan Kostadinov
h2# - Judge: Chris Feather
studies - Judge:Franjo Vrabec
Send to: Lubomir Anastasov, str. Naroden Front 13/16, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
anastasovlj@mail.net.mk
Closing date: 31.12.2005


24th Thematic tourney Problem - Echo

Theme: In einem Hilfsmatt-Mehrzüger beseitigt der schwarze König in jeder Phase mindestens einmal hinderliche weiße Masse. Zero-Position und Märchen-Figuren sind nicht erlaubt.
Judge: Mirko Degenkolbe
Send to: Dieter Müller, Grenzstraße 45a, D-09376 Oelsnitz, Germany
Closing date: 31.12.2005
Example:
Franz Pachl
Mirko Degenkolbe
Suomen Tehtäväniekat 2002
h8#                         7 + 5
1. Kg2 Ke1 2. Kg3 Kf1
3. Kf3 Kg1 4. Ke2 Ta1
5. Kd1 Ta2 6. K:c1 Kf2
7. Kd1 Ke3 8. Ke1 Ta1#

Jubilee tourney Miroslav Bílý - 60

h3# - with at least three model mates, twins are allowed, zeroposition not.
Judge: Miroslav Bílý
Send to: Jiří Jelínek, Španielova 1313, 163 00 Praha 6, Czech republic
jjelinek@koop.cz
Closing date: 31.12.2005


Tourney Hans Christian Andersen - 200

On the occasion of H. C. Andersen's 200 years anniversary the Danish Chess Problem Society announces its 60th theme tourney.
Problems with any stipulation in any number of moves satisfying these two requirements:
1. Imitator must be present as piece/condition
This requirement illustrates an element from the poets fairy world, which also is a concept in problem chess. The fairy tale "The Shadow" and the piece/condition Imitator illustrates this.
2. Promotion must take place
This requirement illustrates that beings may transform in the fairy world; in "The Shadow" man is transformed to shadow and vice versa
No further requirements, because: In a fairy tale anything may happen.
Judge: Hans Gruber
Send to: Leif Schmidt, Raadmand Billesvej 25, DK-2610 Rodovre, Denmark
leifs@wanadoo.dk
Closing date: 31.12.2005


Endgame tourney

Gerd Wilhelm Hörning, Gerhard Josten and Siegfried Hornecker are announcing an endgame study competition. The task for the composition of this endgame study goes as follows: 1. White moves
2. In the course of the solution Black promotes a pawn into Q, R, B and N
3. Immediately afterwards White promotes a pawn identically into the identical piece that has been promoted by Black before - and draws or wins.
We are offering a prize of 500 € for a correct solution. If no correct solution will be submitted we are offering a prize of 250 € for a solution with different, but complete promotions, e.g. Q, R, B, N by Black against R, N, Q, B by White; besides there is no obligation for White to promote immediately after the promotion by Black. If no correct solution will be submitted meeting these conditions we are offering a prize of 150 € for a solution with White promoting not only one but varying Pawns; in this case the promotions by White are not forced to take place immediately and to be identical, however they have to be complete.
If more than one correct solution will be submitted we reserve the right to split up the prize. The the result will be published in the ROCHADE and on the Internet under http://www.mynetcologne.de/~nc-jostenge/endgame.htm. Tournament director is Gerhard Josten.
Send to: Gerhard Josten, Zum Hedelsberg 49, D 50999 Köln, Germany
nc-jostenge@netcologne.de
Closing date: 31.12.2005


Jubilee tourney Vladimir Persiyanov - 50

Sections: 3#, n# - Judge: Vladimir Persiyanov
h2# - hn#, without twins- Judge: Chris Feather
The theme - after fitst move each white piece (not king and pawns) does a move in each solution or a variant.
Special mentions for orthodox miniatures. Prize fund - 5000 R. The mark on diagrams: "V.Persiyanov-50". Compositions no more than two in the section, in duplicate everyone.
Send to: Newspaper Molodoj, p.o. 148, 400066 Volgograd, Russia
With a mark on an envelope "Shahmaty"
vshz16@yandex.ru
Closing date: 30.12.2005

Jubilee tourney Boško Milošeski - 60

3#, h3#, s3# - theme free
Judge: Zlatko Mihajloski
Send to : Boško Milošeski, Petar Acev 27/2-8, MK-1000 Skopje, Macedonia
bmiloseski@yahoo.co.uk
vratnica64@yahoo.com
Closing date: 24.12.2005


Memorial tourney Emil Palkoska - 50

Mate in three or four moves with at least three model mates and strategic and/or logical ideas.
Judge: Gennadij Kozjura
Send to: Michal Dragoun, Kettnerova 1939/3, 155 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic
m.dragoun@centrum.cz
Closing date: 15.12.2005


Jubilee tourney Henry Tanner - 50

Helpmates or helpstalemates in at least 4,5 moves with one or more fairy pieces and/or fairy condition(s). Multiple solutions, duplex forms, 0-position and problems with white to begin are allowed. Restrictions : 8×8 board must be used, no mathematical nor retro problems and the problems must be solvable with Alybadix, Popeye or WinChloe.
Judge: Henry Tanner
Send to: Neal Turner, Vanha Hämeenkyläntie 26 A, FI-00390 Helsinki, Finland
Nealturnerfinland@hotmail.com
Closing date: 9.12.2005


League of Macedonian Problemists 2004-2005

The Chess Problem Commission of the Chess Federation of Macedonia announces the 6th League of Macedonian Problemists (unofficial international open Championship of Macedonia) in four sections.

2# - Judge: Piet le Grand
Theme: White unpins a black piece and after a defence by the unpinned piece White mates by playing the try first move or the try threat.

3# - Judge: Miograd Mladenović
Theme: White moves are transferred from the 2nd moves to the 3rd moves of another variation showing cyclic or reciprocal change (1...x 2.A, 1...y 2.B, 1...z 2.C x,y 3.B, A#), or (1...x 2.A, 1...y 2.B, 1...z 2.C, 1...n 2.D x,y,z 3.B, C, A#, or 3.C, A, B#) or simple transfer (1...x 2.A, 1...y 2.B, 1...z 2.C 2...p,q 3.A, B#).

s2# or s3# - Judge: Petko Petkov
Theme: Anti-dual creation of black battery. The dual avoidance may be reciprocal or free.

h2# - Judge: Chris Feather
Theme: In a H#2 with 2-n solutions (no twinning of any kind, no duplex) each move shows an arrival on the same square as the corresponding move in the other solution(s), but is played by a different piece. The four arrival squares must all be different. No castling. It is not essential for the pieces playing the first moves to be the same as the pieces playing the second moves.

Each composer may participate with an unlimited number of thematic problems. Ten problems will be ranked in each round and will be awarded points as follows: 1st Place - 12 pts; 2nd Pl. - 10 pts .. 10th Pl. - 2 pts; a correct, non-anticipated and thematic problem - 1 point (provided that its composer does not have an honoured problem in the award in question). If a composer has another honoured problem in a certain award, only his/her highest placed entry will score. Authors of joint problems share points (1/2 etc.). No points will be awarded for incorrect, non-thematic or anticipated entries. The final ranking will be based on the total points from all four rounds. In case of equal total points the ladder will be made by calculating the sum of "bonus points" for other entries by the same composer which are ranked in the same award. In the absence of "bonus points", priority will be given to a composer with a higher placed entry over a composer with a lower placed entry (or entries), as well as to a composer of a reserve over a composer of a correct problem. Composers are welcome to send originals until 1st December 2005 to Zoran Gavrilovski, p. fah 137, Skopje MK-1001, Macedonia or at the e-mail address mprobl@yahoo.com
The awards will be published in the middle of 2006. All participants will receive a copy of the award and the best five in the total score will receive regular and special issues of The Macedonian Problemist.
Example:
Marjan Kovačević
Kotelec 1991
2nd Honourable Mention
Hans Peter Rehm
Neue Zürcher Zeitung 1991
2#                         7 + 7
3#                         8 + 10
1.Bg~? (2.Sd5 A #)
1... Sc7/Sc3 !
1.Be4 B ? 1... Sc3 2.Qa6#
1... Sc7 !
1.Bd3 C ?
1... Sc7 2.Qa1#
1... Sc3 !
1.Bf5 ! (2.Sd7#)
1... Qd5 2.Sxd5# A
1... Qc6 2.Be4# B
1... Qd3 2.Bxd3# C
1... Qd1 2.Se4#
1... Qxf5 2.Qxf5#
1. Qf8! (2. Qxg7+ Kd6 3.Bb4#)
1... Rxe4 2.Sf3 A+ Sxf3 3.Qxg7#
1.... fxe4 2.Sxc4+ B Bxc4 3.Qf4#
1... Kd4 2.Bb4 (3.Qc5#)
2... Rxe4, fxe4 3.Sxc4 B, Sf3 A #
2... Ba7(Bxd6) 3.Q(x)d6#
Michael Barth
The Maced. Problemist 2002
Zoran Gavrilovski
2nd-3rd Prize
Wola Gulowska 1998
3#                         12 + 10
s2#                         11 + 10
1. Qh1! (2.Re7+ Kxd6 3.c5#)
1... Rxd6 2.Qd5 A+ Rxd5 3.Rxd5#
1... Rxc4 2.Qe4 B+ Rxe4 3.R:e4#
1... b6 2.c6 (3.Re7#)
2... Sd4, Rxh7 3.Qd5 A, Qe4 B #
2... Rxd6 3.Qxd6#
1.Bc8? Rfxd4 !
1.Bc6? Rdxd4!
1.Ba4/Lb5 ? Sxd4 !
1.Be6! (2.Qb6+ Bxb6#)
1... Rfxd4 2.Bd8+ (2.Rxc4?) Rxd8#
1... Rdxd4 2.Rxc4+ (2.Bd8?) Rxc4#
1... Sxd4 2.Sb5+ (2.Rxc4?) Sxb5#
Petko Petkov
Szachy 1988
Prize
Nikolay Dolginovich
Diagrammes 1985
s3#                         7 + 12
h2#                         5 + 8
2 solutions
1.Scd8 !
(2.Sxe6+ Bxe6 3.Qc4+ Bxc4#)
1... Scxe4 2.Rb7+ (2.Rc6+?)
2... Kd5 3.Rd7+ Sd6#
1... Sg:e4 2.Rc6+ (2.Rb7+?)
2... Kd5 3.Rc5+ Sxc5#
1... R:e4 2.R:e6+ Kd5
3.Re5+ Rxe5#
1.Sd:e4 Rd8 2.Sf2 Qa4#
1.Sfxe4 Dd8 2.Sf2 Ra4#


Tourney Efim Ruchlis - 80

Internationales Turnier "E.-Ruchlis-80" zur Komposition zweizügiger orthodoxer Schachaufgaben mit einphasiger Darstellung des Ruchlis-Themas (Ein- und dieselben Matts bei verschiedenen Verteidigungen in einer Phase, siehe Beispiele I & II) in Verbindung mit klassischer und zeitgenössisch, moderner Thematik. Einsendungen auf Diagrammen mit Lösung in zwei Exemplaren sind bis zum 01.12.2005 zu senden an die Adresse:
N. M. Veliky, a/ya 163, 03062 Kiew, Ukraine
Closing date: 1.12.2005
Example:

Viktor Tchepizhny
Olympic tourney 1960
2nd Prize

N. M. Veliky
JT Zoltán Labai-60 2002
2nd Commendation
2#                         11+11
2#                         13+8
1.Bg5 ?
(2.Rd4#, 2.Re3#, 2.Sc5#)
1... Db6 2.Sc6#
1... Rg6 2.Sxg6#
1... g6 2.Sc6#
1... Lb6 2.Sg6#
1... Dg6 !
1.Sg4 ! (2.Sc5#)
1... Db6 2.Bd6#
1... Tg6 2.Bf6#
1... g6 2.Bd6#
1... Lb6 2.Bf6#


1.-Sd~ 2.Dxc5#
1... f5 2.Be7#
1... L~ 2.Dxc7#
(1... Sc~ 2.Rxd7#)
1.Se5 !
1... Kxe5 2.Dxc7#
1...Sd~ 2.Sc4#
1... L~ 2.Dxc7#
1... Sc~ 2.Sc4#

18th Memorial tourney E. M. Birnov

2# - Judge: A. Slesarenko
3# - Judge: A. Stepotchkin
n# - Judge: R. Larin
studies - Judge: A. Vysokosov
h2# - Judge: J. Gordian
Compositions no more than two in the section, in duplicate everyone.
Send to: Newspaper Molodoj, a/ya 148, 400066 Volgograd-66, Russia
vshz16@yandex.ru
Closing date: 30.11.2005

Jubilee tourney Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission - 35

To celebrate its 35th anniversary the Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission and "Sahmat bestechiliyi' magazine announce composing tourneys in three sections:
2# - theme free
Judge: Mahir Mammadov
h2# - theme free, multiple solutions, twins allowed. But zeroposition or fairy pieces are not allowed.
Judge: Mahir Mammadov
studies - theme free
Judge: Ilham Aliev
Send to: ilhamaliev@mail.ru
(No more than 3 of compositions from the autor in section.)
The award of tourney will be published on the web site (also, will be send to participants by e-mail) www.azerichess.com
Closing date: 20.11.2005


Jubilee tourney Pavlos Moutecidis - 75

Selfmate in 8 to 20moves are required, where all white and black pieces move during the solution. Especially for white pieces only, it is allowed to be captured during the solution, insted of moving.
Prize fund 1000 EUR
Send to: Pavlos Moutecidis, P.O. Box 10604, GR-54110, Thessaloniki, Greece
prentos@the.fortnet.gr
Closing date: 7.11.2005


Jubilee tourney John Nunn - 50

studies - theme free
Judge: John Nunn
Send to: Brian Stephenson, 9, Roydfield Drive, Waterthorpe, Sheffield S20 7ND, United Kigdom
bstephen@freeuk.com
Closing date: 31.10.2005


Jubilee tourney Gennadij Kozjura - 50

Helpmate in at least three moves with paradoxical Phoenix: a white piece which is captured in the solution mates in a try, and at the same time a white pawn promotes to the same mating piece. Twins are allowed, zeroposition not.
Judge: Gennadij Kozjura
Send to: Jiří Jelínek, Španielova 1313, 163 00 Praha 6, Czech republic
jjelinek@koop.cz
Closing date: 15.10.2005
Example:

Jevgenij Fomičev
Gennadij Kozjura
Diagrammes 2002
h4#                         4 + 13
1.Rf6 Sh3 2.Rf4 Sxf4
3.Re4? Se6?
1.Rf6 gxf6 2.hxg1R f7
3.Rg4 f8S 4.Re4 Se6#

7th TT Mystetski shakhy

Theme:
A Problem on direct mate (n#) or helpmate (hn#) or selfmate (sn#). Number of moves and solutions (phases) is arbitrary. Only those black pieces (pawns) are allowed which make at least one capture of a white piece (pawn) in any phase of the author's plan. (The author's plan may consist of one solution only. Or it may include also other solutions, set-play, tries.)
Explanation:
Each black chess-man on the diagram, including pawns and king, is obliged to make at least one capture of white material in the AUTHOR'S plan. In case the black king does not make any capture of white material, the AUTHOR is forbidden to use movements of the black king in his plan. (But in cooks (NL) and un-solutions (UnLos) the black king, of course, may move without any restrictions.)
Judge: Viktor Syzonenko
Send to: Viktor Syzonenko, Post-box 390, Kryvyi Rih 50008, Ukraine
zone64@ukr.net
zone64@rambler.ru
Closing date: 14.10.2005
Examples:


A. d'Orville
Problemes d'echecs 1842
Viktor Syzonenko
Shakhmatna Misl 5/2004
6#                         5+2
h2,5#                         9+4
1.Sbc6 cxd4 2.Sa5+ Kb4
3.Ld3 Ka4 4.Kc5 Kxa5
5.Lb5 d3 6.b4#
1... Td5 2.Lxb7+ Kb5
3.Kxd5 Sf6#
1... Tf5 2.exf5 Kc7+
3.Ke5 Kd7#
1... Lf4 2.gxf4 Kc5+
3.Ke5 Kc4#
Viktor Syzonenko
Shakhmatna Misl 7/2004
In all examples the black king
makes at least one capture
and actively moves, but it
(the king) can also be
absolutely motionless.
The rest of black materials
do not have such a privilege:
either capture of white
material or absence in the
initial (chart, face) position.
s13#                         8+3
1.Th6++ Kxh6 2.Sf5+ Lxf5
3.Dh8+ Lh7 4.Df8+ Kh5
5.Ke3+ Kh4 6.Df4+ Kh3
7.Lg4+ Kh4 8.Lg3+ Lxg3
9.Th1+ Lh2 10.Le2+! Kh3
11.Df3+ Kh4 12.Dh5+ Kg3
13.Tg1+! Lxg1#

18th TT Chess Composition Microweb

Chess Composition Microweb announces formal thematical tourney for series helpmates (ser-h#) using at least one fairy piece or/and fairy condition and having at least two phases (two solutions, twins, set play + solution, duplex, ...). Any fairy elements (pieces, conditions) are allowed.
Judge: Daniel Novomeský
Send to: juraj.lorinc@bigfoot.com
Closing date: 10.10.2005

Memorial tourney Konstantin K. Sucharev

2# - theme free
Judges: Aleksandr Bacharev, Rudolf Larin
studies - theme free
Judge: Vladimir Vinitchenko
Send to: Rudolf M. Larin, Tereshkova str. 38-8, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
rudolf.larin@mail.ru
Closing date: 8.10.2005


Liga Problemista 2005 - 3rd round

3# - theme: White plays first move with piece which will be captured in second black move.
Three problems per authors.
Judges: Dean Miletič
Send to: Slobodan Šaletič, Siniše Stankoviča 13, 11132 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
Closing date: 30.9.2005
Example:
O. Wirzburg
American Chess Bulletin 1930
3#                         5 + 1
1.Lh1! Kh2 2.Se2 Kxh1 3.Shf4#
1… Kg4 2.Sf5 Kxh5 3.Lf3#

Memorial tourney Vladimir M. Artchakov

h2#,h3#,hn# - theme Artchakov
Judges: A. Derevtchuk, A. Ugnivenko
Send to: Aleksandr A. Derevtchuk, ul. Geroev Stalingrada, 140G, kv. 33, 49033 Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Closing date: 24.9.2005


Springaren summer tourney

Compositions all kinds (excludings fairy pieces) wihere promoted pieces give mate. At least two thematic variations with promotions.
Maximum three entries per composer.
Send to: Indrek Aunver, Ymergatan 6A, SE-75325 Uppsala, Sweden
indrek@algonet.se
Closing date: 15.9.2005

Moscow tourney 2005

2# - theme free, maximum 15 pieces
Judge: Yakov Vladimirov
3# - theme free, maximum 15 pieces
Judge: Valerij Shavyrin
n# - theme free, maximum 15 pieces
Judge: Viktor Tchepizhny
hn# - theme free, maximum 15 pieces
Judge: Jurij Gorbatenko
sn# - theme free, maximum 15 pieces
Judge: Andrey Lobusov
studies - theme free
Judge: Andrey Vysokosov
Send to: V.P. Shumarin, a/ya 9, 115487 Moscow-487, Russia
Closing date: 15.9.2005

Jubilee tourney Alexandr Mikholap - 35

2# - theme free
Judge: Vadim Ivanov
Send to: Vadim Ivanov, a/ya 9, 220112 Minsk-112, Belarus
3# - theme free
Judge: Nikolay Beltchikov
Send to: Nikolay Beltchikov, a/ya 187, 222518 Borisov - 8, Minskaya region, Belarus
4-6# - theme free
Judge: Viktor Voltchek
Send to: Viktor Voltchek, d. Kosovshina-35, p.o. Berdovka, Lidskij rajon, Grodneskaya region, 231302, Belarus
studies - theme free
Judge: Leonid Palguev
Send to: Leonod Palguev, ul. Mira 38, kv. 27, 211030 Orsha, Bitebskoy region, Belarus
h3# - theme free
Judge: Viktor Zajcev
Send to: ul. 1-ya Tekhnitcheskaya 60, kv. 8, 246013 Gomel, Belarus
vvz55@mail.ru
s4-6# - theme free
Judge: Alexandr Mikholap
Send to: Alexandr Mikholap, ul. Pugatcheva 2, kv. 1 , 213910 Klitchev, Mogilevskaya region, Belarus
albino@bk.ru
fairy - theme free
Judge: Alexandr Bulavka
Send to: Alexandr Bulavka, ul. Krasnoarmeyskaya 39, 213910 Klitchev, Mogilevskaya region, Belarus
tischka@tut.by
Closing date: 12.9.2005

Spišská borovička - 17th theme tourney



Peter Gvozdják announces his 17th thematical tourney Spisska Borovicka, competition for all kinds of original problems in 2 moves (#2, =2, h#2, s#2, r=2 etc...) and showing one of the CYCLONE themes. In addition, at least two White or Black moves played on the same square are required. Twins, more solutions, promoted pieces and any fairy pieces and/or conditions are allowed.
Judge: Peter Gvozdják
There are two ways of entering:
1. You may send the entry by e-mail to Peter Gvozdják at atelier2pg@netax.sk. In that case the entry should be received latest on August 26th.
2. You may also give your problems at Chalkidiki congress personally to Mr. Formánek. In that case he should receive your entry before Friday September 9th, 9.30 A.M.
Closing date: 9.9.2005


6th Japanese Sake Tourney



Theme:
Southern chess. 2#, S2#, H2#
No other fairy conditions or pieces are allowed.

Definition
When a piece has a friendly piece (piece of the same color) on a square directly behind it, it has the movement capabilities of that piece instead of its own. In addition, a pawn cannot move to the first rank, and a piece on the third rank cannot double-step by a pawn of the same color behind it.

Judges: Tadashi Wakashima & Yuji Kikuta

Prizes in bottles of Japanese sake.

You can participate with either of the two following ways:
1. Send your entries via e-mail to Tadashi Wakashima tadashi@wombat.zaq.ne.jp by the end of August at the latest.
2. Hand over your compositions to the judges during the congress by Wednesday night, 7th of September, 9.00 PM.

Closing date: 7.9.2005
Example:

Kohey Yamada
Original (Eretria 2005)
h2#                         2+3
Southern Chess
1.Lb6 Kb2 2.La5+ Ka3#
1.Ld4 Sc2 2.Ta5+ Kb3#

French Champagne Tourney



Theme:
Proof Games with reciprocal interferences (a piece A interferes with a piece B and the piece B interferes with the piece A). "The piece A interferes with the piece B" means that the piece A moves to a vacant square, so that if A were not there, at some time of the solution, B could capture the opposite King.
· The interferences may occur in the same phase (a single solution), or in different phases (two solutions or twins).
· The pieces A and B can be of the same or different color.
· A pawn before and after promotion is considered as the same piece.
· Extensions to closed cycles (A interferes with B, B interferes with C, C interferes with A, etc.) are allowed.

Additional notes
· Fairy proof games are allowed
· Only 1.0 non-computer-tested entry per composer is allowed (a problem with three co-authors counts as 0.33 entry per composer)

Judge: Michal Caillaud

Prizes in bottles of champagne (for people in Eretria...; only glory for those not being there!)

You can participate with either of the two following ways:
1. Send your entries via e-mail to Michel Caillaud caillaudm@aol.com by 1st of September at the latest.
2. Hand over your compositions to Michel during the congress:
· Non-computer-tested problems, by Tuesday, 6 September, 20:00 (only corrections of already entered and cooked compositions will be accepted during the last day!)
· Computer-tested problems, by Wednesday, 7 September, 20:00.

Closing date: 7.9.2005
Example:

Michel Caillaud
Original (Eretria 2005)
Thierry Le Gleuher
Phénix 1995
PG in 9.0                         14+12
PG in 23.5                        16+13
1.c3 d5 2.Da4+ Dd7
3.Dxa7 Df5 4.Dxb7 Dxb1
5.Db3 Dxc1+ 6.Dd1 Dc2
7.Db1 Da4 8.Dxh7 Dd7
9.Dc2 Dd8
Reciprocal interferences
of the black and white queen.
1.a4 c6 2.a5 Db6
3.axb6 Sa6 4.Ta5 Sc7
5.bxc7 Tb8 6.cxb8=D Sf6
7.Df4 Sd5 8.Da4 Sc3
9.dxc3 Kd8 10.Kd2 Kc7
11.Kd3 Kd6 12.Kc4+ Ke6
13.Kb3 Kf6 14.Lg5+ Kg6
15.Sd2 Kh5 16.Lh4+ Kh6
17.e3 Kg6 18.Tg5+ Kf6
19.Le2 Ke6 20.Lg4+ Kd6
21.Sgf3 Kc7 22.Te1 Kd8
23.Te2 Ke8 24.Dh1
Reciprocal interferences
of the white rook and bishop;
probably the pioneer reciprocal
interference in a proof game?

"Uralsky Problemist" Study Tourney



Organisers: Andrey Selivanov and the "Uralsky Problemist" magazine.

Theme: Studies with mate or stalemate featuring pin of a piece (not pawn).

Judge: Andrey Selivanov

There will be three prizes (issues of "Uralsky Problemist", books and souvenirs), honourable mentions and commendations.

You can participate with either of the two following ways:
1. Send your entries via e-mail to Andrey Selivanov selivanov@yandex.ru by Wednesday, 31st of August, 24:00 at the latest.
2. Hand over your compositions to Andrey Selivanov during the congress by Wednesday, 7th of September, 12:00. Closing date: 7.9.2005


Vodka Tourney



Theme: Selfmates in 3-7 moves with model mate(s).

Judge: Andrey Selivanov

There will be three prizes (russian vodka), honourable mentions and commendations.

You can participate with either of the two following ways:
1. Send your entries via e-mail to Andrey Selivanov selivanov@yandex.ru by Wednesday, 31st of August, 24:00 at the latest.
2. Hand over your compositions to Andrey Selivanov during the congress by Wednesday, 7th of September, 12:00. Closing date: 7.9.2005


3rd Romanian Tzuica Tourney



Theme: Help-selfmates (hs#n) with Zilahi theme. All fairy conditions and pieces are allowed.

Definition: In a help-selfmate problem in "n" moves (denoted hs#n), White starts and Black collaborates with White in order to reach a position of s#1 (selfmate in one move) at move "n" (the last move). In other words, as per the FIDE Album definition, White moves first and is mated. Black helps until his final move, which must be forced, as in a selfmate.

Zilahi theme: In each of at least two phases, the mating unit of one phase is captured in the other phase. Cyclic permutation of mating and captured units is allowed.

Prizes in bottles of Tzuica.

You can participate with either of the two following ways:
1. Send your entries via e-mail to Eric Huber hubereric@yahoo.fr by 29th of August at the latest.
2. Hand over your compositions to any of the Romanian participants during the congress by Wednesday night, 7th of September, 8.00 PM.
Closing date: 7.9.2005
Example:

Vlaicu Crisan
Eric Huber
Original
Vlaicu Crisan
Eric Huber
Original
hs2#                         7+4
hs2#                         6+8
1.Dxh5 Dxb7 2.Dh4+ Txh4#
1.Dxe4 Dxh8 2.Df3+ Lxf3#
The front piece of the black
battery of each solution is
captured in the first move
in the other solution.
1.Sf3 Txb2 2.Lxb4+ Txb4#
1.Sb3 Lxe1 2.Txf2+ Lxf2#
Reciprocal captures of the
thematic pieces (Lb4 / Tf2)
in Zilahi. The black units are
captured in the second move.
Mirror mates.
Vlaicu Crisan
Eric Huber
Springaren 2005
hs5#                         8+3
1.Kb1 bxa2+ 2.Kxa2 c3
3.Ta1 cxd2 4.c4 d1=D
5.b3+ Dxb3#
1.b5 bxa2 2.b3+ Kxa3
3.bxc4 a1=T+ 4.Sb1+ Ka2
5.Td2 Txb1#
The thematic units (black
pawns b3 / c4) promote in
order to deliver mate.

7th Ukrainian Folk Crafts Tourney



Organizers
Chess Federation of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Comittee for Chess Composition. Theme
Selfmates in 2 moves are required featuring black correction play. After the random move of a black piece. White answers with a piece moving away a square adjacent to the white king. The correction move(s) defend(s) against the secondary threat by interfering with a black line piece, which guards this square.
Judges: Yevgen Reytsen & Natalia Kucherenko
There will be three prizes, honourable mentions and commendations. The prizes are products of the Artistic Ceramics Opishnia Plant, vases bearing chess symbols.
1. Send entries via e-mail to Yevgen Reytsen afretro@yandex.ru by Wednesday, 31st August, 24:00 at the latest.
2. Hand over your compositions to Yevgen Reytsen or Natalia Kucherenko during the congress by Wednesday, 7th of September, 12:00.
Closing date: 7.9.2005
Example:

Yevgen Reytsen
Original

Viktor Volchek
Viktor Zaitsev
Poltava 2005
1st Prize
s2#                         10+15
s2#                         8+14
1.Se7 ! (2.Ke4+ D/Rxe5#)
1... R~ 2.Dxc3+ Sxc3
1... Rf4 2.Sc6+ dxc6
1.Se2 ! (Dxd4+ Sxd4)
1... Se~ 2.Bxf5 Rxf5#
1... Sg6 2.Sf4+ Sxf4#

Jubilee tourney N. Shishkin - 45

3# - miniature, theme free
Judge: V. Ivanov
Send to: N. Shishkin, Studentcheskaya 12-b, kv-4, 186882 Naystenyarvi, Suoyarvskij rajon, Karelja, Russia
Closing date: 1.9.2005


Tourney Serock 2005

The Centre of Sports and Recreation in Serock announces the competition in following section:
Orthodox selfmates - s3#
Orthodox helpmates - h2,5#
Judge: Waldemar Tura
Free theme in both sections. Zeropositions not allowed.
Three prices in both sections.
Send to: Osrodek Sportu i Rekreacji w Serocku, Poltuska 47, 05-140 Serock, Polland
serock2005@poczta.fm
Closing date: 31.8.2005


Problem Online Proof game task tournament

Construct Proof Game in which Knight makes polygon (virtually connect centres of visited squares) of the greatest area. The polygon can be of any shape. Thematic moves must be consecutive. During thematic play Knight cannot cross its moving path. The polygon is closed when the thematic Knight reaches the square at which it has already been. Promoted Knight can also be thematic. The thematic side can play non-Knight moves (preparing position for thematic play). Only one solution is allowed. Fairy pieces and conditions are not allowed.

Main criterion for ranking will be area expressed in chess-squares (more is better).
First additional criterion will be total number of moves (less is better).
Second additional criterion will be number of captures by thematic N (less is better).

Here are three basic examples:
Example1. 1.d4 Sf6 2.d5 Sxd5 3.Sc3 Sxc3 4.Qd5 Se4 5.Kd1 Sf6
Example2. 1.Sf3 e5 2.Sxe5 Ke7 3.Sxf7 Kf6 4.Sg5 Kg6 5.Sf3
Example3. 1.e4 Sc6 2.e5 Sxe5 3.d3 Sxd3+ 4.Ke2 Sb4 5.Kf3 Sc6

Rank        Author     Area?     Moves?     Captures?
================================
1.        Example3         5             5,0              2
2.        Example2         4             4,5              2
3.        Example1         3             5,0              2

Because ranking can be easily calculated we do not need a judge. The calculations will be done by the editor (Ivan Bender). We plan to update temporary ranking weekly.

Somewhat complicated example for calculating the area of polygon:




Thematic Knight moves (black line) were: Sc1-a2-b4-a6-c5-b3-d4-c6-a7-c8-e7-g8-f6-d5-e3-g4-h2-f1-g3-e2-c1

The polygon is divided by yellow line on small parts of known area:
red - area is 1,5
blue - area is 1,0
green - area is 0,5 (two types of parts)

Total area = 1,5*7 + 1,0*9 + 0,5*7 = 10,5 + 9 + 3,5 = 23 chess-squares
The minimum is 3 squares, while the maximum is 37. Good luck!
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